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Item Writer

Posted on 10 April 2019 by

SEIU 775 Benefits Group 
Seattle, WA  

Position Summary
Reporting to the Assessment Manager, the Item Writer will be responsible for the creation of test questions for all Home Care Aide courses. Using industry-sourced competency domains and performance standards, the Item Writer will author unique, equitable question-and-answer choices in formats including multiple choice, scenario, and fill-in-the-blank. If you want to make a difference in the lives of home care aides and the people who they support, we want to hear from you!

You Will:
• Use competencies to develop assessment items and responses
• Craft 4-option multiple choice assessment items
• Create performance-based observational skills assessment items
• Provide alternate items for all assessments
• Provide rationales for incorrect and correct answer choices that have been validated
• Perform other duties, comparable to your level, as assigned

You Have:
• Previous home care aide experience or knowledge preferred
• Outstanding writing skills
• Bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent work experience
• Home care aide supervisor knowledge preferred
• A working knowledge of Bloom’s taxonomy
• Intermediate-level skills in MS Word and MS Outlook and a willingness to learn new technologies
• Ability to accept and incorporate feedback from clients and senior staff
• Ability to meet deadlines
• A positive attitude and desire to work as part of a team

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