Instructor II (#RS2062)
$23.80-$28.93 Hourly / $4,125.97-$5,015.14 Monthly / $49,511.64-$60,181.71 Yearly


Under general supervision instructs and supervises groups of developmentally disabled adults; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the skilled direct service provider level in the Instructor series. Incumbents in this class perform a full range of duties in instructing, supervising and leading a group of developmentally disabled adults in a day program. Incumbents in this class develop appropriate lesson plans, classroom programs and auxiliary projects based on the adaptation of instructional practices and theories and lead other instructional staff. This class is distinguished from Instructor I in that the latter class is the entry or substitute level and has less responsibility for planning classroom activities and implementing IPPs. This class is distinguished from Instructional Assistant in that the latter class assists in classroom activities or serves as a job coach for a small group of employed individuals.


  • Instructs and leads classroom groups in activities related to the development of sensory-motor, perceptual, cognitive, communication, social and self help skills; instructs and leads groups in activities related to prevocational work, crafts, personal hygiene, physical fitness, home and community living and self advocacy.
  • Maintains a positive learning environment and organization within classroom and in programs; supervises clients during non-classroom activities; sets up community integration activities and transports clients.
  • Reviews Individual Program Plans; develops lesson plans based on IPP, considering functional level and interests of class; reviews, modifies and implements lesson plans; documents class activities in consumer files; compiles monthly statistics and prepares reports; utilizes computer programs to prepare reports.
  • Identifies behavior problems; participates in development of and implements behavior modification programs; evaluates results; adapts standard evaluative tests to needs of developmentally disabled adults; operationally defines testable items; administers tests; evaluates results.
  • Documents client progress; meets with consumers, parents, social workers and other team members to discuss client progress and problems, and develop goals and program plans; writes evaluations of client's progress, expectations and behavioral development.
  • Assigns work and trains and leads other classroom staff.
  • Participates in evaluative meetings and in-service training sessions.
  • Prepares reports of activities and maintains records.
  • Assists clients in personal and self-care needs as circumstances require; assists non-ambulatory client's participation in programs.
  • Performs other assigned duties of direct service providers as defined under Title 22 and Title 17.



Education:  Possession of an associate’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college with major coursework in a social science or related field.


Experience:  One year instructing or supervising the developmentally disabled in a structured setting at the level equivalent to Instructor I in San Joaquin County.


Substitution:  Two years as an Instructional Assistant in San Joaquin County may be substituted for the required education. 


Education:  Completion of a Psychiatric Technician program from an accredited college or university.


Experience:  One year instructing or supervising the developmentally disabled in a setting at the level equivalent to Instructional I in San Joaquin County. 


License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Positions may transport consumers and may require a clean driving record.


Special Requirement: Candidates must meet health screening and criminal background clearance requirements established by the State of California. Candidates may be required to obtain and maintain valid certificates for first aid and CPR. Candidates must meet experience and/or education requirements for adult day program direct service provider as contained in State of California regulations, including Title 22 and Title 17.


Characteristics of developmentally disabled persons and methods of their teaching, leading and development; basic principles of human psychology and behavior; principles and methods of behavior modification; basic principles and methods of sensory motor development, perceptual development and crafts therapy; learning disabilities and motor dysfunction and appropriate remedial techniques; basic instructional methods, testing theory and application and evaluation of appropriate testing devices; language mechanics and report preparation; social mores and community standards; basic techniques of employee training.


Instruct, guide, and supervise developmentally disabled adults; adapt activities, ideas and methods to level of the developmentally disabled; recognize areas of dysfunction of developmentally disabled adults; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; deal frankly with human functional and physical problems and questions; react quickly and effectively to crisis situations; write reports; use a computer to perform basic word processing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, staff, and other officials and agencies.


Mobility-Constant walking; occasional driving; regular bending, stooping, and kneeling; utilize a data entry device; Lifting-Frequent lifting of less than 5 to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements-Constant overall vision, eye-hand coordination; frequent color perception, reading/close-up work, field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Occasional writing; frequent holding, reaching, grasping, and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant public contact, decision making, concentration; occasional exposure to trauma; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to noise; occasional exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, cold/heat (indoor and outdoor).

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RS2062; EST: 2/12/1992; REV: 3/10/2004;