Disabled Students Programs and Services Assistant


Posting Number: 0001716


Location: Diablo Valley College


Salary: $4,392.00 – $5,351.00/ per month (Please see special instructions for initial salary placement)


Position Definition:


To schedule and provide a variety of college services for disabled students; and to provide administrative support to assigned disabled student services program.


Distinguishing Characteristics:


Disabled Students’ Programs and Services Aide – This classification requires some familiarity with the challenges of students with disabilities on a college campus. It is differentiated from the Disabled Students’ Programs and Services Assistant in that it is less technically oriented and provides basic clerical support.

Disabled Students’ Programs and Services Assistant – Employees in this classification are expected to perform the full range of duties with minimal supervision and have more responsibility for administrative and secretarial tasks.

Disabled Students’ Programs and Services Coordinator- Employees in this classification independently perform program implementation and administration responsibilities and is distinguished from the Senior Disabled Students’ Programs and Services Coordinator in that it is responsible for the operation of a smaller program area as opposed to larger, more complex disabled student support programs.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performs a variety of administrative support functions to assist in coordinating all available services to students with psychological, physical, visual, communications, learning and/or hearing disabilities.

Prepares correspondence, memos and statistical materials; answers phones.

Assist disabled students with registration and pre-enrollment; arrange on-campus transportation, special parking, and elevator key.

Arrange for tutors, notetakers, or any other aids a disabled student might require for class; coordinate the use of equipment and orient students in the use of equipment and materials.

Assists with the compilation of data for statistical reports, student data reports, student records and files, or material requested by the District and State Chancellor’s Office.

Schedules training programs for faculty, staff and managers; assists faculty as needed in providing information on disabled student services.

Refers students to other appropriate college and/or community programs and services to meet their needs.

Assists in the preparation of presentations, written information and other resource materials concerning available college and community services and programs.

Prepares and maintains records and files related to student contacts and the provision of services.

Participates in and supports workshops, activities and special programs to provide or promote access to and increased awareness of available disabled student support services and programs.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:





One (1) year of experience performing progressively responsible program-related administrative duties, working with students with disabilities in an educational setting.




Possession of a high school diploma / GED or the equivalent.


Knowledge Of:


Knowledge of:

Policies and regulations related to a disabled student services program.

Applicable laws and statues governing access to disabled students programs and services.

Agencies which serve the needs of disabled individuals.

Modern office procedures, practices and technology/equipment.

Philosophy and objectives of students services programs.

Challenges encountered by disabled students in obtaining college level education.

English usage, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.

Basic statistical compilation and other record keeping methods and procedures.

Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).


Skill To:


Ability To:


Skill/Ability to:

Assist students in identifying concerns and problems and suggest appropriate alternatives to resolve those concerns.

Assist and communicate with students with a variety of disabilities in a sensitive and effective manner.

Prepare and maintain a variety of records, reports, and confidential materials related to students.

Schedule and perform a variety of support functions pertaining to assigned student support program area.

Understand and carry out verbal or written instructions.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Work independently and exercise good judgment in performing assigned duties.

Keyboard with accuracy.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing required duties.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications:


• Skilled in a variety of computer systems, including databases, budgets, and spreadsheets

• Experience working with adults who have disabilities

• Ability to work collaboratively in an office environment


Special Instructions:


The position of Disabled Students Programs & Services Assistant is an on campus position primarily located at the Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill Campus, but may also provide services to students at the San Ramon campus, as needed.


Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,392.00 per month, second step $4,615.00 per month or third step at $4,848.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $5,351.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Job Close Date: 10/3/2022


Open Until Filled: No


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