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Instructional Assistant Part Time

Activity Center-Behavioral Health Services

Recruitment #0113-RS2060-TM


This recruitment is being conducted to fill two part time positions in the Activity Center for Behavioral Health Services.

Position type: 2 part time positions
Schedule: 8:15 am - 2:30 pm Monday through Friday
Department: Behavioral Health Services Adult Day Program
Location: 1658 S. Airport Way Stockton, Ca 95206 (in San Joaquin county fairgrounds)


The Adult Day Program is seeking an experienced individual with experience preferably with Adults with developmental disabilities in any of the following:

  • Residential
  • Day/vocational program
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia care facility
  • Psych technician

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the local community/public opportunities and be able to accept and appropriately deal with challenging situations. The position may transport clients/consumers of the program therefore a clean DMV is required. Candidates with a class B driver's license are encourage to apply.  


Upon further review of the applications Human Resources may screen the candidates pool further using the following preferential criteria:


Experience: Paid or volunteer experience with adults with developmental disabilities in an adult day treatment program.


  • Assists instructional staff in instructing classroom groups in activities geared to the development of sensory-motor, perceptual, cognitive, communication, social and self help skills; learns and assists in leading and instructing groups in activities related to prevocational work, crafts, personal hygiene, physical fitness, home and community living and self advocacy.
  • Transports, trains and monitors consumers in structured employment settings; instructs consumer in work activities, trains consumer on health and safety practices; assists consumer to set up work; directs activities, monitors performance and coordinates activities with employer.
  • Maintains routine statistical and behavioral records and prepares reports of client activities; assists in assessment of client skills through administration of prepared tests; assists in development of lesson plans and the evaluation of results; may use computer programs to prepare reports.
  • Transports and supervises clients on community outings; assists in maintaining a positive learning environment in classroom and non-classroom settings.
  • Assists clients in personal and self-care needs as circumstances require; assists non-ambulatory clients' participation in programs.
  • Assists in working with parents and other workers in program development and interpretation of client participation and progress.
  • Participates in staff meetings and in-service training sessions.
  • May perform routine building and grounds maintenance duties.
  • May lead and train other staff.
  • Performs other assigned duties of direct service providers as defined under Title 22 and Title 17.

    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


    Experience: Six months working with individuals in a structured day care, educational, residential or vocational training setting.

    Substitution: One year of college (30 semester units) with major coursework in the social sciences may be substituted for the required experience.

    License: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Positions may transport consumers and may require a clean driving record.

    Special Requirement: Candidates must meet health screening and criminal background clearance requirements established by the State of California. Candidates may be required to obtain and/or maintain valid certificates for first aid and CPR. Candidates must meet experience and/or education requirements for adult day program direct service provider as contained in California State regulations, including Title 22 and Title 17.

    Upon further review of the applications Human Resources may screen the candidates pool further using the following preferential criteria:  

    Experience: Paid or volunteer experience with adults with developmental disabilities in an adult day treatment program.




    Basic fundamentals of human behavior including developmental disability: basic social and community standards; language mechanics; basic principles and practices of group supervision and training.


    Communicate with developmentally disabled adults; learn to instruct, guide, and supervise developmentally disabled adults; accept and appropriately deal with unconventional client behavior; read and understand technical material; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; learn the characteristics, problems and needs of the developmentally disabled and the principles, practices and tools for working with the developmentally disabled; deal frankly with human functional and physical problems and questions; react quickly and effectively to crisis situations; write file notes; use a computer to perform basic word processing, depending on assignment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, staff, and other officials and agencies.


    Mobility-Constant walking; occasional driving; regular bending, stooping, and kneeling; operation of a data entry device. Lifting-Frequent lifting of less than 5 to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements-Constant overall vision, eye-hand coordination; frequent color perception, reading/close-up work, field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Occasional writing; frequent holding, reaching, grasping, and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant public contact, decision making, concentration; occasional exposure to trauma; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to noise; occasional exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, cold/heat (indoor and outdoor).


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants  who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


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    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

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