Student Workers

 

We're always eager to teach students everything that we know! 

Here is the list of DRC student assistant positions.  

 

DRCSA Student Ambassador

Disability Resource Center

(Level C position)

 

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work with students with learning challenges
  • Must have a life-long learner mindset
  • Must be passionate about helping people
  • Must be able to practice empathy and respect at all times
  • Mist be able to take responsibility and accountability
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to commit at least 4 hours a week.
  • Confident to represent DRC by serving as a role model and advocate for disability rights.
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills especially virtually (via the phone, zoom and online)
  • Minimum number of units enrolled at Cañada College:
    • Spring: 6 units
    • Fall: 6 units
    • Summer:
      • Regular students: 3 units
      • Federal Work Study: at least 1 unit
    • If you are a Work Study Student, you must have filed:
      • FAFSA for the school year
      • Be eligible to receive need-based aid for the year
      • Be able to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • If you an international student, you must have the following:
      • Origin I-20
      • I-94
      • Foreign Passport
      • Social security number (we can help you obtain one if you don’t have one)
    • In order to get paid, you must be legally able to work in US.
      • If you are an international student and need a social security number, we can help you obtain a social security number
      • If you are not eligible to be paid, you have the option of working as a volunteer to gain work experience.

 

Additional desirable qualifications: 

  • Technology savvy in Microsoft Office, Windows, Canvas, Websmart, & OneLogin
  • Bi-lingual is also a plus (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin, ASL, etc)

 

Benefits of Being a DRCSA Student Ambassador:

  • Build leadership experience and strengthen a strong work ethic.
  • Obtain office management skills
  • Professional development to become an expert in disability services in a college setting
  • Gain insight to the day-to-day experiences of teamwork.
  • Also looks great on transfer applications, job applications, and scholarship applications.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Recruit students to register with the DRC:
    • High school outreach:
      • Present at outreach events, such as high school orientation.
      • Give campus tours to potential students.
      • Explain all of the supports and technologies that the DRC offers. If possible, demonstrate the uses of assistive technologies for students and parents.
    • College in-reach:
      • Present at classroom visits and various campus events.
      • Explain all of the supports and technologies that the DRC offers.
      • Demonstrate the uses of assistive technologies for students and faculty.
  • Student Services Support:
    • Assist students to apply to the college and register for classes
    • Assist students to complete DRC forms
    • Assist students with visual and motor challenges with writing and reading
  • Connect students to other resources on campuses, such as Financial Aid, SparkPoint, Personal Counseling, etc
  • Assist with customer service duties:
    • greet visitors
    • answer phones
    • schedule appointments
    • provide information about DRC services to students and visitors
    • stock/restock refreshments and snacks
    • keep front office clean and always accessible
  • Assist front office with:
    • Database setup and/or maintenance
    • Accounting
    • Filing
    • Making copies
    • Delivering and picking up documents and packages from other offices
    • Assist in coordinating and marketing Wellness Center events, such as training workshops for staff and faculty, representing the DRC at booths on campus, etc.
  • Other:
    • If you have an undergraduate degree, you may be asked to serve as a proctor occasionally
    • Maintain confidentiality of all information and correspondence of students you will be directly working with.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Must become a member of the DRCSA club. (Attendance at club meetings are not part of work hours).
      • Involves regular check ins with DRCSA President and/or DRC Director
    • And if possible, participate in monthly DRC staff meetings.
  • Optional:  If possible, assist with level A and B duties.

 

 

Positions available: 2

Level:  Level C, Specialist level

Salary: $19.12 per hour (first year), $20.12 per hour (after first year)

Deadline:  Until filled

 

Interested applicants should apply online:

  • Required:
  • If you need assistance completing the application, please email canadadrc@smccd.edu for assistance.
  • If you do not receive confirmation that we have received your application within 10 business days, please text us or email us at canadadrc@smccd.edu.

 

 

Employment Policy: The San Mateo County Community District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Notetakers are volunteers who agree to share their notes with a peer in the classroom.   They can choose to receive a $100 stipend per a class or volunteer to share their notes for free.

Incentives for Notetakers:

  • Notetakers are able to place their role as a note taker for DRC on their resume for future jobs.
  • They will also be eligible to receive $100 stipend a semester, per a class.  There is no limit to how many classes they can take notes for ever semester!  

Important Information for Faculty:

  • Students and professors are responsible for finding a notetaker. If a notetaker cannot be found, please contact a DRC counselor to brainstorm an alternative accommodation.
  • For faculty who practice Universal Design, these note taker's notes may be published on Canvas for ALL students in the class who may require another set of notes to help them study.

Here are the options for delivery of notes for notetakers:

  • A hard copy of notes will be given directly to DRC (copy will be made free of charge in the DRC office)
  • An electronic copy of notes will be emailed directly to DRC (e.g. WORD document, scanned copy of notes, pictures of notes)
  • An electronic copy of the notes will be uploaded to an online file sharing platform (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox) where it will be shared with the DRC and the professor
  • An electronic copy of the notes will be uploaded to an online file sharing platform (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox) where it will be shared directly with the STUDENT.
  • Notetaker will be able to make another suggestion for delivery

 

Confidentiality:

Sometimes students who require notes from a peer want to disclose their identity to their notetaker, so they can collect the notes from them right after the class is over.  If this is the case, we do require the notetaker to complete the Confidentiality Agreement (that can also be found on the "Forms" page.  A breech of this agreement will result in immediate termination, disciplinary action from the college, and even legal action against the notetaker. 

However, when the student requiring the notes does not feel comfortable revealing their identity, the notetaker will deliver the notes directly to DRC or the professor, so that we can deliver them to the student without compromising their privacy.

 

In order to receive $100, you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 7 units
  • Be authorized to work in the United States (social security number)
    • International students can also be paid, as long as they can provide a copy of the following:
      • Origin I-20
      • I-94
      • Foreign Passport
  • Submit the ASSISTANT WELCOME PACKET (Will be provided by DRC)
  • Submit I-9 form (Will be provided by DRC)

 

DRC Specialized Tutor

Disability Resource Center

(Level B Position)

 

Requirements:

  • Must be competent in math, English and/or science (specifically Chemistry)
  • Must be willing to work with students with learning challenges
  • Must have a life-long learner mindset
  • Must be passionate about helping people
  • Must be able to practice empathy and respect at all times
  • Mist be able to take responsibility and accountability
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to commit at least 2 hours a week
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills, especially virtually (via phone, zoom)
  • Minimum number of units enrolled at Cañada College:
    • Spring: 6 units
    • Fall: 6 units
    • Summer:
      • Regular students: 3 units
      • Federal Work Study: at least 1 unit
    • If you are a Work Study Student, you must have filed:
      • FAFSA for the school year
      • Be eligible to receive need-based aid for the year
      • Be able to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • If you an international student, you must have the following:
      • Origin I-20
      • I-94
      • Foreign Passport
      • Social security number (we can help you obtain one if you don’t have one)
    • In order to get paid, you must be legally eligible to work in US.
      • If you are an international student and need a social security number, we can help you obtain a social security number
      • If you are not eligible to be paid, you have the option of working as a volunteer to gain work experience.

 

Additional desirable qualifications: 

  • Technology savvy in Microsoft Office, Windows, Canvas, Websmart, & OneLogin.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology, such as Kurzweil and smart pens.
  • Bi-lingual is also a plus (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin, ASL, etc)

 

Benefits of Being a Specialized Tutor:

  • Professional development of becoming an expert in Universal Design
  • Gain insight to the day-to-day experiences of teamwork
  • Also looks great on transfer applications, job applications, and scholarship applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Tutor duties:
    • Must be willing to be trained on different teaching and learning methods for students with learning challenges.
    • Have a passion for helping for helping people!
    • Be able to tutor one-on-one and in group sessions
  • Assist with customer service duties:
    • greet visitors
    • answer phones
    • schedule appointments
    • provide information about DRC services
    • assist students to complete forms and connect them to resources
    • assist with events and marketing
  • Assist front office with:
    • Routine correspondence
    • Assist with data collection, analysis, and management
    • If you are a grad student, you can also serve as a proctor for the DRC
  • Assist Alt Media with:
    • Train students to use assistive technology for their school work, such as Kurzweil and smart pens
    • Also train students to use Microsoft WORD, excel, PowerPoint for their school work.
  • Other:
    • If you have an undergraduate degree, you may be asked to serve as a proctor occasionally.
    • Expected to become a member of the DRCSA club. (Attendance at club meetings are not part of work hours).
      • Involves regular check ins with DRCSA President and/or DRC Director
    • Maintain confidentiality of all information and correspondence of students you will be directly working with.
  • Optional:  If possible, assist with level A duties as needed.

 

Positions available:     4

Level:  Level B, Intermediate level

Salary:  $17.12 per hour (first year); $18.12 per hour (after first year)

Deadline: Until filled

 

Interested applicants should apply online:

  • Required:
  • If you need assistance completing the application, please email canadadrc@smccd.edu for assistance.
  • If you do not receive confirmation that we have received your application within 10 business days, please text us or email us at canadadrc@smccd.edu.

 

Employment Policy: The San Mateo County Community District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

DRC Technical Assistant

Disability Resource Center

(Level D)

 

Requirements:

  • Competent in graphic design principals and web design
  • Competent in basic computer skills for college, such as Microsoft Office, Windows, Canvas, Websmart, & OneLogin.
  • Must be willing to work with students with learning challenges
  • Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Must be passionate about helping people
  • Must be able to practice empathy and respect at all times
  • Mist be able to take responsibility and accountability
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to commit at least 5 hours a week
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills, especially virtually (via phone, zoom)
  • Minimum number of units enrolled at Cañada College:
    • Spring: 6 units
    • Fall: 6 units
    • Summer:
      • Regular students: 3 units
      • Federal Work Study: at least 1 unit
    • If you are a Work Study Student, you must have filed:
      • FAFSA for the school year
      • Be eligible to receive need-based aid for the year
      • Be able to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • If you an international student, you must have the following:
      • Origin I-20
      • I-94
      • Foreign Passport
      • Social security number (we can help you obtain one if you don’t have one)
    • In order to get paid, you must be legally able to work in US.
      • If you are an international student and need a social security number, we can help you obtain a social security number
      • If you are not eligible to be paid, you have the option of working as a volunteer to gain work experience.

 

Additional desirable qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of assistive technology, such as Kurzweil and smart pens.
  • Bi-lingual is also a plus (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin, ASL, etc)

 

Benefits of Being a DRC Technical Assistant:

  • Professional development to become an expert in disability and accessibility laws
  • Become an expert in assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities
  • Gain insight to the day-to-day experiences of teamwork
  • Also looks great on transfer applications, job applications, and scholarship applications.

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Marketing duties:
    • Design graphics, flyers, and announcements for upcoming events
    • Web page preparation and maintenance:
      • Design and edit web pages
      • Update web pages on a regular basis
    • Manage technology at events and presentations
  • Directed technical services and use of complex software:
    • Students:
      • Creation of interactive forms/text, such as fillable PDF’s, online forms, and accessible textbooks and materials for students with visual/reading challenges.
      • Train students to use assistive technology for their school work, such as Kurzweil, Otter, and smart pens
      • Help students troubleshoot problems with assistive technology
      • Assist students with their classwork, homework, or projects that involve technology
      • Assist transcribing audio recordings and captioning videos
      • Serve as a scribe or reader for students who have reading, visual, and fine motor challenges
    • Faculty:
      • Assist faculty with making sure their materials are accessible (e.g. training them how to put alt text all of their images on their PowerPoint presentations and worksheets, helping them connect their microphone to the computer for CART services, etc).
      • Assist with setting up of DRC accessible equipment in the classroom, such as FM System.
  • Other:
    • If you have an undergraduate degree, you may be asked to serve as a proctor occasionally
    • Maintain confidentiality of all information and correspondence of students you will be directly working with.
  • Optional:  If possible, assist with level A, B & C duties as needed.

 

Positions available:  3

Level:  Level D, Technical level

Starting salary:  $20.37 per hour (first year), $21.37 per hour (after first year)

Deadline: Until filled

 

 

Interested applicants should apply online:

 

Employment Policy: The San Mateo County Community District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

 

DRCSA Mentor Position

Disability Resource Center

(Volunteer Only)

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work with students with learning challenges
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be a positive role model
  • Must have motivational way of supporting peers
  • Must be able to commit at least 1 hour a week to meet with mentees
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills especially virtually (via the phone, zoom and online)
  • Must be any of the following
    • Student enrolled at least 3 units
    • Faculty member
    • Staff member

 

Benefits of Being a DRCSA Mentor:

  • Build leadership experience
  • Obtain management skills
  • Gain insight to the day-to-day experiences of teamwork.
  • Also looks great on transfer applications, job applications, and scholarship applications.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Mentoring duties:
    • Set the importance of self-care
    • Check in emotional health
    • Assist students to connect to other resources on campus, such as Financial Aid, SparkPoint, Personal Counseling, etc
    • Demonstrate work ethics and share study skills (e.g. different note taking strategies)
    • Support and guide students toward reaching their academic goals
    • Advise on any situations with professors or other individuals on campus
    • Help prepare students to transfer to a 4-year university and/gain job experience
    • Listen and check in regularly to make sure how students are doing:
    • Plan any mentoring activities, such as lunch meetings, hiking trips, etc.
  • Participate in recruiting students to register with the DRC:
    • High school outreach:
      • Present at outreach events, such as high school orientation.
    • College in-reach:
      • Present at classroom visits and various campus events.

 

 

  • Responsibilities:
    • Involves regular check ins with DRCSA president and/or DRC director to update them on how on mentees are doing
    • Also involves making sure that DRCSA mentees also become members of DRCSA
    • Must become a member of the DRCSA club. (Attendance at club meetings are not part of work hours).

 

 

Interested applicants should apply online:

  • Required:
    • Resume: please make sure to list all of your skills, academic goals
    • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter: Please tell us why you believe you are the best fit for this position and the DRC team.
  • If you need assistance completing the application, please email canadadrc@smccd.edu for assistance.
  • If you do not receive confirmation that we have received your application within 10 business days, please text us or email us at canadadrc@smccd.edu.

 

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is excited to mentor future educators and welcomes students to apply to intern in our department.

 

DRC Counseling Internship Requirements:

The counseling internship positions are open to registered practicum students currently enrolled in an accredited master’s program OR already have a counseling degree and would like to add disability counseling to their skill set.  One-on-one clinical experience is preferred but not required.

 

Description:
 
Our DRC Counseling Trainees will be trained to review documentation (medical records, IEP's, 504 Plans, psycho ed reports), create reasonable accommodations, draft accommodation memos, collaborate with other counselors in different departments (e.g. EOPS, Promise, TRIO, PCC), and collaborate with colleagues in the Wellness Center, which include nurses, the medical doctor, and personal counselors. 
 
Trainees will become experts on all of the accessibility laws and assistive technologies that we offer students, and also be a support to faculty and staff who would like to consult with us regarding their disabilities. 
 
Trainees are expected to reach out to other departments on behalf of students (e.g. Financial Aid, Admissions and Records), and collaborate with off-campus resources (e.g. Departmen of Rehabilitation, Lighthouse for the Blind).  
 
Trainees will also refer to academic policies and procedures to help students make decisions regarding dropping classes, requesting incomplete grades, taking a medical leave of absence, etc.  
 
Most importantly, trainees are expected to be available to meet with students to help them with any unexpected situations or circumstances that arise and affect thier studies, such as financial hardships, increased symptoms from physical or mental health condition, challenges with professor that is causing them emotional distress, etc.

 

Position Compensation:

Internship positions are nonpaid positions. Hours will be compensated by credits from interns' universities.

 

Process:

1) Submit:

2) Applications are reviewed throughout the year.  If your application is selected, the staff will contact you for an interview within the first six weeks of the semester.  

3) If you are offered a internship position, you will have to be cleared by the college's Human Resources (e.g. background check, TB test) before you can begin your internship.