Adapted PE Class Assistant
Initial Review Date: 03/28/2023*
*This position is still open and will be deactivated when filled.
Salary Grade: C1-41
Starting Salary: $4,630.60 (per month)
Full Salary Range: $4,630.60 - $6,188.62 (per month)
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.
The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
• Communication and expression
• Information literacy
• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
• Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
• Critical thinking
Reporting to the Disability Support Programs and Services Supervisor, assist the Adaptive Physical Education (APE) Instructor by providing assistance and oversight to students participating in Adapted Aquatic Fitness classes. Primary duties will include assistance in the maintenance, distribution, and collection of aquatic equipment. Assist students inside and outside of the pool in the execution of exercises as directed by the instructor. Assist students with mobility or ambulatory restrictions in and out of the pool. Monitor enrolled students to ensure they are participating in a safe manner and identify any students experiencing any type of physical distress. Identify and report hazards or safety concerns.
The classroom assistant will also be responsible for assisting in non-aquatic Adaptive Physical Education classes. In-class duties include assisting students with range of motion by stretching, strength development, and cardiovascular fitness. Assist students getting on and off gym equipment using safe transfer techniques. Maintain a safe environment by identifying students experiencing distress or potential environmental hazards. The assistant will be responsible for the cleaning and non-technical maintenance of equipment, mats, and gym area.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of instructional program support services for students with congenital and/or acquired disabilities; provides support for Adaptive Physical Education (A.P.E.) instructors and program; and performs related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Supervisor, Disabled Student Programs and Services. Exercises no direct supervision of staff.
This is a journey-level class that assists students with physical disabilities through an exercise program developed by the A.P.E. instructor. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Adapted Physical Education Specialist in that the latter has responsibility for the coordination of the A.P.E. program and provides work direction to assigned staff.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
• Implements student activities and exercise routines planned by Adaptive Physical Education instructors.
• Provides assistance to students in various forms of exercise such as range of motion stretching, gait training, and strength development using appropriate techniques and equipment on a group or one-on-one basis.
• Assists students with getting in and out of wheelchairs, on and off exercise equipment, and two- person transfers.
• Sets up, organizes, cleans and maintains equipment, apparatus and materials to provide a safe and clean environment for student activities.
• Monitors and observes students in class to ensure safety; notifies A.P.E Specialist and/or instructor of any distress or medical symptoms that may arise.
• Keeps timely and accurate records.
• Participates in training, specialized workshops, special events and activities.
• Assists students with calling the College's Mobility Assistance Driver when needed.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
• Safety practices for individuals with disabilities.
• Principles, practices, theories, methods and equipment commonly used in Adapted Physical Education.
• Basic methods and techniques of preparing and maintaining athletic facilities and equipment in a safe, clean, sanitary, and orderly condition.
• Record keeping principles and procedures.
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and software relevant to work performed.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation.
• Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Understand and follow all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
• Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
• Effectively use computer systems, software, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade AND one (1) year of experience working in an adapted physical education, kinesiology, and/or massage therapy program.
Licenses and Certifications:
• First Aid certification.
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Must possess mobility to work in an athletic facility and in a standard office setting and use athletic and standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Must possess the physical stamina, strength, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate the equipment mentioned above. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, typically weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.
Employees primarily work in the gymnasium with occasional loud noise levels, controlled temperature conditions; and no direct exposure to dust, fumes and/or allergens. Incumbents may be exposed to blood and body fluids rendering First Aid and CPR are required to wear appropriate attire.
• A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 11-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.
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