|Community Services Assistant|
|Participates in the development, promotion, administration, and evaluation of community services activities.
|EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A. Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a degree in recreation, business administration, education, or a related field and one year of full-time paid experience with a community involvement or public service group which included responsibility for extensive public contact work and participation in at least two of the following areas: program development, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.
B. An associate in arts degree from a recognized community college preferably with coursework in recreation, business administration, education, or a related field and three years of full-time paid experience with a community involvement or public service group which entailed responsibility for extensive public contact work and participation in at least two of the following areas: program development, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.
SPECIAL: A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions. Travel throughout the District may be required for some positions.
- Basics of the design, implementation, and evaluation of community oriented programs and services
- Basic interviewing techniques
- Basic educational and vocational advisory techniques
- Applied psychology and social psychology
- Public relations methods and techniques
- Basic research methods and techniques
- Interests and needs of a wide variety of community members
- Community organizations and resources
- Elementary descriptive statistics
- Principles of Business English, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage
- Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware common to community services programs
- Independently plan and coordinate assigned program responsibilities
- Deal effectively and tactfully with administrators, employees, community members, and organizations
- Communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals from a variety of educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
- Gather and impart program related information tactfully and accurately
- Prepare reports, correspondence, and publicity materials
- Gather and analyze data pertaining to assigned project and/or program and make recommendations
- Give clear and concise instructions
- Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties
- Keep accurate records
- Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and procedures pertaining to assigned program
- Learn basics of budget preparation
- Learn specialized computer applications
- Performs a wide variety of paraprofessional staff duties related to the implementation and day-to-day administration of recreational, cultural, non-credit educational and special interest programs.
- Assists in establishing program standards and goals and in the evaluation of program results.
- Contacts community representatives, organizations and public agencies to promote programs and activities.
- Attends various events, meetings, conferences, and workshops, as designated, to explain policies, procedures, and requirements related to a program, to coordinate activities, and to obtain information for evaluation purposes.
- Designs questionnaires, selects samples, and conducts surveys among community populations to assess needs, interests, relevant background information, and resources for special interest programs and may make recommendations regarding new courses.
- Answers program staff questions and student inquiries related to procedures and eligibility requirements for community services programs and services.
- Schedules classes based on instructor availability, coordinates the use of facilities for classes with various departments and prepares schedule of classes.
- Writes descriptive, statistical, and evaluative reports and correspondence.
- Assists in preparing the annual budget and in controlling expenditures for projects and activities.
- Locates, schedules and makes necessary arrangements for on-and-off campus activities.
- Assists in the recruitment, interviewing, selection, orientation, and training of program staff and participants.
- Participates in the design and writing of bulletins, brochures, flyers, and news releases to publicize various programs and activities.
- Participates in the maintenance of program participants files.
- Assists in the negotiation and preparation of contracts for the lease of various facilities.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
|A Community Services Assistant performs duties related to the development, promotion, coordination, and evaluation of a community program or service. A thorough knowledge of program policies, goals, and procedures is continuously applied in performing the duties of the class.
A Community Services Specialist possesses technical and professional expertise in one or more of the subjects which constitute a community services based project and is responsible for the formulation, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of a major community services project or of a diversified community services program of limited scope and size.
A Community Services Manager plans, develops, promotes, implements, manages and evaluates a large, diversified community services program of recreational, cultural, non-credit educational, and special interest courses, activities, and events for a college.
A Community Services Aide applies a working knowledge of the requirements and procedures of a community service program in the performance of a variety of specialized clerical duties such as obtaining and imparting information and providing basic guidance and referral services.