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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Braille Transcriptionist

Purpose Statement

Under the supervision of the school Principal and the Department of Student Support Services, assist students with the appropriate support and modified materials. The braille transcriptionist is responsible for transcribing all materials and activities into a modality accessible to the blind student. 
 
Essential Functions

Purpose Statement
Under the supervision of the school Principal and the Department of Student Support Services, assist students with the appropriate support and modified materials. The braille transcriptionist is responsible for transcribing all materials and activities into a modality accessible to the blind student. 
 
Essential Functions

  • Adapt classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
  • Participate as a team member in the educational process, that includes consultation with the classroom teacher, the certified teacher of the visually impaired, special teachers, and all appropriate faculty
  • Ability to assimilate and use knowledge appropriately
  • Work collaboratively with the BESB consultant and have the ability to make judgments and decisions independently
  • Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete recordkeeping in order for the student’s program to be successful

Additional Duties

  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office Administrators as designated by the Superintendent

Equipment

  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines and telephone.
  • Uses the technology necessary for computerized Braille transcription

Travel Requirements

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of literary Braille, a complex code involving 189 contractions and specific rules for their use
  • Knowledge of the math Nemeth code
  • Knowledge of the guidelines for the creation of tactual graphics
  • Knowledge of basic orientation and mobility skills
  • Knowledge of the Implications of visual loss
  • Techniques for facilitating social inclusion
  • Knowledge of Adaptive Technology used by the student

Experience

  • Job related experience is desired

Education
Targeted job related education that meets prerequisite requirements
Clearances
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Salary Ranges

  • $18.00 - $20.00

FLSA

  • Non-exempt

Application Procedure

  • Apply online

Selection Procedure

  • Interview Committee

 

Qualifications: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of literary Braille, a complex code involving 189 contractions and specific rules for their use
  • Knowledge of the math Nemeth code
  • Knowledge of the guidelines for the creation of tactual graphics
  • Knowledge of basic orientation and mobility skills
  • Knowledge of the Implications of visual loss
  • Techniques for facilitating social inclusion
  • Knowledge of Adaptive Technology used by the student
Location
City: 
Monroe
State: 
Connecticut
Category: 
Braille Transcriptionist
Contact Information
Name: 
Kay Moser
Organization: 
Monroe Board of Education
Email: 
kmoser@monroeps.org
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
No
Created: 
Fri, 2017-12-01
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