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Temporary Lab Assistant (Biology) - Student Access & Disability Services

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Position Type: Temporary
Location: Elgin, IL
Categories: Contingent & Temporary
Role: Temporary Lab Assistant

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.

 

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.  

Work Schedule:

Varies based on student's class schedule.   

Rate of Pay:

Min of $13 per hour   

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt  

Grant Funded:

No  

Job Summary:

This temporary position performs work of moderate difficulty by ensuring equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Work is distinguished by the attending the class sessions and provide aid assistance to students with disabilities with the physical mechanics and dexterity requirements of class activities. General supervision is provided by assigned manager.  

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Must have previous experience and knowledge in the specified subject area.
2. Considerable skills in verbal and written communication to accurately and legibly scribe for students.
3. Working skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.
4. Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding, and respect of diverse populations within the College.
5. Maintain confidentiality of privileged information and adhere to applicable privacy laws and ethical standards.
6. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

 

Essential Duties:

1. Ensure equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities.


2. Aid students with disabilities with the physical mechanics and dexterity requirements of class activities (e.g., lifting, pouring, writing, typing, etc.).


3. Attend the class in which the student with a disability is enrolled and must be available to attend the entire class session. Lab assistants cannot be enrolled in the same course level of the students they are assisting. Lab assistants will follow directions provided by the student with a disability and will not contribute to the content of the course or be responsible for teaching the material to the student with a disability.


4. The services are individually designed and based on the specific needs of each student:
a. Read aloud academically required materials.
b. Write down information as dictated by the student.
c. Describe visual information.
d. Assist with completing in-class assignments on paper and on the computer as described by the student.
e. Adjust/move lab equipment, lift lab materials, pour lab materials, and perform other lab duties as described by the student.
f. Will perform only those tasks directed by the student.
g. Are used as a tool, not a teacher or tutor.
h. Will not prompt or guide a student in performing a lab/class task.
i. Must follow all class/lab safety procedures.


5. Maintain confidentiality of privileged information and adhere to applicable privacy laws and ethical standards.
6. Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding, and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
7. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

 

Other Duties:

Adhere to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality including ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

 

Physical Demands:

Medium (up to 50 lbs. occasionally or 30 lbs frequently or 10 lbs constantly)

 

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

 

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

 

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative, hazards, fumes or airborne particles

 

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 05/26/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 06/03/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

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