Utah State University

Trainer - Braille Transcriber

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/12/2023 4:33 PM)
Requisition ID
2023-6057
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
5 - 20 Hours per Week
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract
Advertised Salary
$30.00 - $50.00 per hour depending upon role, experience, and qualifications
Telework Eligible
Yes

Overview

The Technical Assistance Division of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy and Practice at Utah State University (USU) is seeking highly qualified people to provide training and instruction of braille for the new K-12 State Braille Transcriber Project. USU is looking to add adaptable braille transcriber trainers to provide virtual braille transcriber training and coaching to individuals enrolled in the project who are working to gain the Literary Braille Transcriber Certification issued by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. The positions are virtual; all meetings take place using distance technology so candidates from across the nation are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide small group and/or one-on-one training and coaching to project participants.
  • Meet regularly with participants, using distance technology.
  • Provide lesson grading from the Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing and provide feedback to participants based on observed patterns.
  • Establish short-term and long-term goals and regularly review participant progress.
  • Provide participants with resources for braille transcribing skill development.
  • Develop skill-based activities based on areas of need.
  • Submit regular reports to the Project Director.
  • Attend monthly trainer team meetings.
  • Assist in the design and development of learning modules.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Literary Braille Transcribing Certificate issued by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) is required.
  • Certification in one or more of the following is also desirable:
    • Braille Formats, CNIB Letter of Proficiency for UEB Technical, Music Braille Transcribing, Mathematics Transcription (Nemeth), and/or Mathematics Braille Proofreading (Nemeth).
  • Current or previous correspondence grader for the Braille Certification course with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Five or more years’ experience as a braille transcriber. 
  • Experienced with the Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing. 
  • Knowledge and experience with The Rules of Unified English Braille (UEB). 
  • Strong command of the English Language. 
  • Experience using adult learning theory to develop content. 
  • Experience in using CANVAS. 
  • Effectively write instructional and video text. 
  • Experience designing and developing formative and summative assessments. 
  • Experience developing new learning materials. 
  • Experience designing continued learning materials. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.
  2. Contact information for three professional references to be provided in the Candidate Profile.
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$30.00 - $50.00 per hour depending upon role, experience, and qualifications

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice (IDRPP) is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The IDRPP opened its doors in 1972 and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. Over the past 50 years the IDRPP has grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

 

The IDRPP is committed to hiring people with disabilities, veterans, and diverse individuals from all communities and backgrounds.  We value visible and invisible differences, and we recognize that diversity makes us stronger.  We welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization.  We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work.  We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone, and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference.

 

Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

 

Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion. 

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

 

Funding Statement

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee-for-service programs. All staff positions at the IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

 

College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

*updated 11/2022

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