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Reader / Scribe

Company: Renton Technical College
Location: Renton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Reader / Scribe

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Reader / Scribe


$15.00 Hourly


3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA

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Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our apprenticeship, professional-technical certificate, and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology, automotive, and general education. Our outstanding basic studies program, with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation, is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve.

This part-time, temporary position supports the delivery of accommodations for students with disabilities, under the supervision of the Disability Resource Services director and works closely with faculty. The main function of this position is that of a Reader, Scribe and/or Lab Assistant. This position requires the use of computer software such as Microsoft Word. The candidate will work closely with faculty and must respond to unexpected accessibility challenges in the classroom. Work hours are dependent upon the class schedule of the student or students needing services and will continue based upon student registration and attendance.

Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions Include

+ Provide leadership in working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for diverse student populations, especially underrepresented and underserved groups.

+ Ability to provide services to students with limited visual acuity and/ or legally blind.

+ Ability to read aloud clearly and softly, at a normal pace and with good pronunciation.

+ Ability to follow instructions to read, verbatim (only the words in the booklet or on the screen) without changing or adding words or assisting the student in selecting a response.

+ Ability to describe pictures in words.

+ Ability to scribe (type) oral information verbatim, in real-time, during faculty lecture.

+ Ability to scribe (pencil & paper and/or typing) dictated information from student.

+ Ability to record dictation word for word, clarifying with student their intended punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

+ Ability to provide verbal cues for guiding, as needed.

+ Ability to provide hands-on interpretation of course content in lab; ability to negotiate appropriate physical contact with sensitivity to issues of culture.

+ Ability to work with the student comfortably and compatibly without creating unnecessary pressure or unrealistic expectations, while supporting the student in increased competency.

+ Willingness to be patient and to repeat information multiple times.

+ Familiarity with course content including works, terms, symbols or signs in the English language.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Experience collaborating with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive an equitable working/learning environment.

+ Associate's degree preferred.

+ Demonstrated proficiency of reader, scribe, lab assistant skills. One year related work experience is preferred.

+ Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, ability to develop expertise in a variety of assistive technologies.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, capable of making independent judgments and taking action with limited direction.

+ Strong organization skills and attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task, strong problem solving skills.

+ Strong customer service skills, including experience working with a diverse population.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading and editing.

+ Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.

+ Speaker of a language in addition to English is preferred- preference for top spoken languages in the RTC service area (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, Chinese).

Terms of Employment

The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States.

All offers of employment are contingent to background checks, including employment and required degree/credential verification. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform successfully in the position. Finalists are mandated to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form as required under RCW 28B.112.080. Post offer, pre-employment criminal background checks are also required.

For questions regarding this position please contact or 425-235-2296



Renton Technical College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veterans or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. The following college official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX / EEO Coordinator, Executive Director of Human Resources 3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA 98056 (425)235-7873, Jeanne Clery statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College's commitment to safety and security on campus, Renton Technical College reports the mandate information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Renton Technical College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at:

For information on how to access the RTC Daily Crime Log follow this link:

We acknowledge that RTC sits uninvited on the ancestral land of the Puget Salish people, including the Duwamish ( , Suquamish ( , Snoqualmie ( , Tulalip ( , and Muckleshoot ( Nations. We are grateful to the original inhabitants of this land, upon which we gather and dialogue. We also acknowledge our increasingly virtual world, in which RTC's work is done across multiple indigenous lands, in some cases, away from Puget Salish territories. We thank the original caretakers of our local lands and waters, who are still here.

Beyond acknowledgment, we each have an obligation to learn about and support our local tribes. Find out how on our resources page, which includes scholarships for Indigenous students.

More than Just a Paycheck!

Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.

Health Benefits:

Adjunct faculty may become eligible for benefits if they work two (2) consecutive quarters at 50% or more of full time academic load in order to qualify for benefits (based on instructional hours only - benefits would begin on the first day of the working month after working 50% or more for two consecutive quarters).

Newly-hired adjunct faculty are eligible for PEBB insurance benefits when they have taught 50 percent or more of a full-time workload* for two consecutive quarters at one or more public higher education institutions, going on benefits the start of the second quarter at 50% or more. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board ( .

Adjunct faculty who initially meet the State Board Retirement Plan Eligibility criteria after June 30, 2011 are given the option to participate in the State Board Plan (TIAA-CREF) or to participate in TRS 3, and have 30 days to make a choice. The eligibility threshold for participation in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) is 50 percent of a full-time workload* at one or more college districts or the State Board for two consecutive quarters. There may be other options available under limited circumstances.

*Half time is defined as one-half of the full-time academic workload as determined by each institution, except that half time for community and technical colleges faculty employees is governed by RCW 28B.50.489.


Renton Technical College


3000 NE 4th Street

Renton, Washington, 98056


425 235 2296



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