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Job Openings and Descriptions

SSWD has job openings for readers, notetakers, and tutors each semester. Other staff employment opportunities may be listed under University Staff Employment or UEI Jobs. Photo of Staff posting jobs

If you are a student and you are interested in applying as a Reader, Notetaker, Lab Assistant, or Tutor, you can submit the Student Job Application (.doc) and the Availability Schedule (.xls) to the SSWD office in Lassen Hall, Room 1008, Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819-6042. The majority of these positions are student assistant positions for matriculated Sacramento State students in good academic standing who enroll in at least 6 units (4 units for graduate student). Please refer to California State University, Sacramento Student Employment Policy. Once the completed job application is received, you will only be contacted for an appointment if your skills and qualifications match the needs of those students we are currently serving in our program. If you have any questions, please call SSWD office at (916) 278-6955 (Voice) or (916) 278-7239 (TDD). 


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These and other student positions can also be found on the Career Connections website. 

Service Provider Job Descriptions and Minimum Qualifications:


Notetakers are responsible for taking notes of lectures, slides/films, group discussions, and other activities in the classroom. The notetaker may have to record or type the notes depending on the needs of the student. Notetakers must have good listening skills, and be able to comprehend a variety of subject matters in order to take accurate notes. Highly legible handwriting is key.


Readers are responsible for recording a variety of textbooks and other classroom materials onto tape in a timely and accurate manner. Reader must be able to keep listener on track with location of text and must accurately label tapes. Reader must have good reading skills, which include proper intonation, pronunciation, and reading speed.

Lab Assistant

Lab assistants are responsible for attending each weekly lab session with the student and describing visual aspects of the lab or completing any physical aspects of the lab the student needs assistance with.  Lab Assistants should preferably have passed the course they are assisting in with a grade of B or higher. The Lab Assistant should be a good listener, willing to help, and able to collaborate with the student to make sure that his/her needs are being met.

Study Skills Tutor

Study Skills tutors should have a demonstrated knowledge of learning skills, study strategies, time management, and/or learning styles. Upper division or Graduate Student status is required and prior tutoring experience is highly preferred. Coursework in education/learning theory is preferred. Tutors must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others. This is an on-call position.


Tutors are responsible for setting up a tutoring plan and setting goals with each student for successful completion of a specific course. Tutors must be able to utilize a number of academic strategies and methods that are helpful when working with a range of disabilities. Tutors must have proof of passing the course she/he is tutoring with a grade of B or better.

Current Service Providers

Forms and resources for current support service providers such as readers, notetakers and tutors, can be found on the Support Service Provider Forms and Resources web page.

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