What is a Paraprofessional?
A Paraprofessional is a student assistant who is employed at the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) office. Each semester DRES employs (15-20) student assistants and cross-trains them in various areas within DRES. The development and experience they receive enhances their growth, success, and professionalism as college students preparing for professional careers.
The Paraprofessionals are a diverse group of individuals who work together as a team and collectively demonstrate DRES' values with pride and excellence.
What do Paraprofessionals do?
The Paraprofessional team provides support in all areas throughout DRES including Alternative Media, converting textbooks and exams into alternative formats such as electronic files, Alternative Testing, providing testing accommodations for our students like readers and writers, Reception Desk, completing data entry tasks and assisting the administrative team. They work closely with students who are registered at DRES to help make their college experience a smooth, enjoyable, and successful experience.
Why Working at DRES a Wonderful Opportunity?
Being a Paraprofessional at DRES is a very rewarding experience as students have the opportunity to:
- Get involved and help other students
- Work with a great team of paraprofessionals and professional colleagues
- Become familiar with the university campus and available resources
- Develop skills and gain invaluable work experience to add to your resume
If being dedicated to changing the world for people with disabilities sounds good to you, then inquire about joining us!
How do Students Become Paraprofessionals?
A Paraprofessional is limited to work 20 hours or less a week. You must be a California State University, Northridge student enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for undergraduate students and 4 units for graduate students. Interested students can visit the DRES office during the office hours to pick up an application or send an email to email@example.com. Additionally, all open positions will be advertised with the Career Center. Check their website for current openings. Disability Resources and Educational Services is located in Bayramian Hall, Room 110 (BH 110) and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:45pm