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Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Ability to type a minimum of 50 words per minute
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate an understanding of braille in accordance with National Library Service standards

Supervision Structure:

This position is supervised by the coordinator of the program for students with visual impairments.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Participate in professional development opportunities to advance braille skills beyond basic levels. This may include participation in the braille program offered by the National Library Service at no charge to the participant.
  • Transcribe materials including books, workbooks, testing material, and classroom work for students with visual impairments
  • Maintain accurate records of all transcriptions
  • Maintain a properly labeled disk file on all materials, which should be retained for future use
  • Manage time so as to complete transcriptions as they are needed by consultants
  • Make necessary adaptations of materials for students with visual impairments in conjunction with VI teacher
  • Use the stereo copier for raised-line drawings when appropriate
  • Remain current in computer technology
  • Order and maintain an inventory of supplies needed for performance of job duties
  • Maintain a resource file for locating alternative sources of braille materials
  • Coordinate with consultant for students with visual impairment and/or classroom teachers to prepare transcribed materials during the summer
  • Help with activities for the ongoing maintenance of the program for students with visual impairments.

Evaluation:

  • Accurate and timely work to be evaluated by VI professional and special education administration to be performed in accordance with school board policy.

Professional Standards:

  • Complete job duties in a timely manner
  • Maintain an organized work area.

Population Served

  • This position provides support for teachers/consultants for students with visual impairments.