College Essential Plus- Program Specialist

Mains’l College Essential Plus programs offers supports to adults who have developmental disabilities the ability to reach their educational hopes and dreams! The idea candidate will provide collegiate, social, vocational, and independent living skills to the adults enrolled in our college and Independent Living Skills (ILS) programs. Some preferred common interests the idea candidate would have are in arts, writing, Dungeons & Dragons, video games, anime, memes and outdoor activities.

At Mains’l we strive for continuous employee development to achieve the personal and professional goals of our employees. Mains’l has a variety of trainings, development and career growth opportunities in social services, behavioral health, mental health, health care, finance, clerical, informational technology, human resources, nursing, and management.

We are currently looking for someone who is looking for part-time (20 hours a week) work with the possibility of being full-time in the future. The schedule is Monday- Friday between the hours of 8am-6pm. 

Salary: $16.00 /hour

$16.25 upon completion of training and 90 days of employment! 

Located in Redding, CA

The primary duties of the job would be to:

  • Support for helping students navigate the Shasta College campus and becoming familiar with different departments and services
  • Support for breaking down homework assignments into clear steps and helping students stay organized
  • Assist students in finding appropriate tutors
  • Help students learn how to live independently
  • Support the students with utilizing community resources
  • Collaborate with other staff for Friday socials to deliver engaging and educational activities/ workshops
  • One on One supports: college applicants, learning social skills, vocational skills and independent living skills

The perfect person for this amazing opportunity would have:

  • Ability to work with limited to no supervision
  • Ability to navigate college campus and utilize student resources like financial aid, tutoring, academic counseling, etc.
  • Experience working with college students and/or people who have disabilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and be professional in a variety of settings
  • Ability to help plan program events and activities
  • Ability to plan and present a workshop or activity
  • Ability to make decisions for the good of the students, program, and fellow team members.

The type of person who would love this job would be:

  • Someone who is flexible and adaptable to change
  • Good with managing time
  • Positive with a great attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Able to have fun and have a good sense of humor
  • Patient and empathetic with good listening skills
  • Honest and level-headed
  • Someone who actively engages in positive social interactions
  • Respectful, team oriented and have an open mind and accepting of constructive criticism

The average schedule is Monday through Friday with hours depending on the College Plus students’ class schedules. Times vary from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. There are monthly evening and potential weekend social activities that will adjust the normal weekly schedule.

If this position sounds like something you would love, reply to this posting with your resume. More information about our amazing company can be found on

Job Type: Part-time (about 20 hours a week) with possibility of Full Time in the future

Pay: $16.00 per hour

$16.25 after completion of trainings and 90 days of employment 

Pay Scale: 

Minimum Pay Rate: $16.00 (Starting Pay Rate)

Training + 90 days: $16.25 (Following completion of 90 days and new hire trainings)

1 Year: $16.75 (Following completion of 1 year of experience in role at Mains’l)

3 Year: $17.25 (Following completion of 3 years of experience in role at Mains’l)

5 Year: $17.75 (Following completion of 5 years of experience in role at Mains’l)

Maximum Pay Rate: $17.75

COVID-19 considerations:
Mains’l has guidelines in place to protect both our employees and the people we support. PPE and Hero Pay.

Mains’l is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants.


  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Ability to pass a background check through Department of Justice 
  • Valid drives license with reliable transportation and active car insurance