Classified Employment Opportunities
C2C Job Dev. 50%/WA Job Dev. 50%
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
Monday, January 6, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)
The Disability Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking qualified individuals with demonstrated academic and career planning skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under direction, develop, coordinate and implement activities to support job placement and continued employment for students with disabilities participating in the College to Career Program and the Workability program with the California Department of Rehabilitation. There are two positions: College to Career Job Developer - 50% and Workability Job Developer - 50%. These are categorically-funded, part-time, 12 months per year Classified positions. (Both positions could be filled by one individual.) The hours of employment will generally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., but work schedules may vary, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Appointments are contingent upon Funding and Board approval.
The College to Career Program is a program designed to help students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism obtain employment in the community in the career area of their choice. College to Career is a three-year program that culminates in competitive paid employment in Sonoma County for participating students.
The Workability III Program is a partnership program between Department of Rehabilitation and Santa Rosa Junior College that provides support services to successfully transition students into gainful employment. The program provides specialized employment services for students with disabilities, including career counseling, vocational assessments, and job placement services.
Required Abilities and Knowledge (applicable to both positions):
The ability to work effectively with individuals with disabilities; create, plan, implement, and evaluate multiple projects on an ongoing basis necessary to meet program and outreach objectives; establish and maintain professional and collaborative working relationships with members of a diverse community, including employers, students, community college faculty, staff and administrators, and state and local government agencies; work independently with minimal supervision; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.
The knowledge of Federal and State labor laws and regulations relevant to persons with disabilities including: Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Opportunity Employment and laws and regulations governing federally funded programs; economic and labor market conditions and trends for Sonoma County; effective techniques for contacting potential employers; economic incentives for employers who hire applicants with disabilities including employer incentives and tax credits; computer skills for the development of resumes, cover letters, correspondence, and record keeping.
Required Education and Experience (applicable to both positions):
Associates degree with relevant coursework such as Human Resources, Business Administration, Behavioral or Social Science or a related field. AND demonstrated successful experience working directly with persons with disabilities. Previous (at least one year) successful experience in job development services; OR the equivalent.
- Bachelors degree in related area
- One year professional experience providing job placement services for individuals with disabilities in an educational setting.
- Bilingual, English/Spanish
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.
The College to Career Job Developer and Workability Job Developer perform a broad range of activities designed to assist students with disabilities achieve competitive employment. This includes: individualized outreach to employers, arrangement of On-The-Job Training (OJT), coordinates incentive funds and employer tax credits, assistance with development of resumes and cover letters, and job skills coaching. The College to Career Job Developer and Workability Job Developer will work in collaboration with the staff of the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), the Disability Resources Department, and other District and community program staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Contacts employers to develop employment opportunities for students with disabilities; researches and maintains current job listings and develops resources for students to identify current job openings related to their identified career goal; plans marketing and outreach services to promote employer awareness of potential qualified employees with disabilities; serves as advocate and liaison for students with disabilities utilizing employer incentives designed to help applicants with disabilities; discusses strategies and procedures for disability disclosure during the hiring process with students, and advises students on how to request disability accommodations in the workplace; advises students with disabilities on job search techniques including interviewing strategies, resume writing, cover letter development, and networking; Advises and supports students with disabilities throughout job search and interview process, including interviewing strategies, help filling out applications, resume writing, cover letter development, networking, attending interviews, contacting employers, and visiting job sites; collaborates with DOR Counselors to assist students with achieving goals established by DOR; works with students and employers to identify job accommodations and solutions to employment barriers; ensures that required program data is properly maintained and reported; gathers, analyzes and maintains data and statistical information to evaluate effectiveness of services and to identify goals to meet student and program needs.
In order to be given priority consideration for these positions, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
- A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
- If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
- A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
- A cover letter explaining your interest in the positions, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
- Current Resume.
- Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
- Answer the Supplemental Questions (2) below and submit with your completed application packet:
- In 200 words or less, describe your experience building relationships with employers in the community.
- In 200 words or less, describe your philosophy on job development.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).
$1,872 - $2,277 per month (2013/14 Classified Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $2,065 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.) Salary is applicable to each position. If selected for both positions, salary range is $3,745 -$4,554 per month.
- Salary Range (pro-rated at 50%):
Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.
MORE ABOUT SRJC
Application Materials & Procedures
To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE (707) 527-4954
FAX (707) 527-4967
The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is
open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All documents included in your application file become the property of
the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening
will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be
submitted for each opening.
is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required
materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on
the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration.
Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be
considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.
Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those
applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited
to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The
Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the
Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board
Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses
related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out
of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel
stipend for their administrative interview(s).
you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability
in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the
Human Resources Department.
OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
- In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
- Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.