Reader / Scribe
Reader / Scribe
3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA
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
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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
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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,
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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: https://www.rtc.edu/node/4321
We acknowledge that RTC sits uninvited on the ancestral land of
the Puget Salish people, including the Duwamish
(https://www.duwamishtribe.org/) , Suquamish
(https://suquamish.nsn.us/) , Snoqualmie
(https://www.snoqualmietribe.us) , Tulalip
(https://www.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/) , and Muckleshoot
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
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
*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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