Coeur d'Alene School District North Tip / Coeur d' Alene Special Education Intermediate Full Time Posted 1Y ago

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TITLE: Braille and Tactile Materials Assistant (pre-K – 12th grade)
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Experience in braille transcription and use of instructional technology
related to the visually impaired
2. Ability to type a minimum of 50 wpm
3. Library of Congress Braille transcriptionist certification required with
Literary Braille and Nemeth Code Certification desired
4. Knowledge of basic academic matter
REPORTS TO: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments/Certified Orientation & Mobility
Specialist (TVI/COMS)
JOB GOAL: Provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for
transcribing educational materials into alternative formats (braille, large print,
tactile) for students with visual impairments. *This position requires travel
between schools within the district.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: (not limited to, but may include)
 Transcribe print materials, including text books, reading books, worksheets, etc. into UEB braille for
students with visual impairments
 Transcribe math and science text books, worksheets and materials into Nemeth Code braille
 Use various computer software programs such as Duxbury, embossing printers, and graphics software
 Interline braille materials as needed for classroom teachers, students’ peers and other sighted staff to
 Produce adapted/tactile instructional materials for students with visual impairments in accordance to
the educational needs of student
 Create tactile graphics of maps, charts, pictures, etc. using various tools and materials
 Manages and maintains all braille, large print and instructional material for students with visual
 Willingness to learn the Music Braille Code
 Work cooperatively with IESDB to order braille/large print text books when available
 Order braille materials (braille paper, resource books) from the district or APH as needed
 Work with technology staff on maintaining/updating and repairing braille production software and
 Attend professional development programs to remain current in braille technology
 Participate in collaboration meeting with Vision Paraprofessionals
 Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - required with or without a reasonable accommodation:
 Maintain confidentiality
 Sufficient human relation skills to work productively and cooperatively with teachers, colleagues,
students, in formal and informal settings
 Visual acuity to comprehend written work, prepare, review, and organize documents and observe
classroom and student activities for safety
 Manual dexterity to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office
equipment, braillewriter
 Personal mobility, agility, strength, and reflexes which permits the employee to stand or sit for long
periods of time, to lift or move objects that weigh up to 50 lbs.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's
policy on evaluation of classified staff.
EMPLOYMENT: Position is at-will and hourly. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

Education required

Must meet Federal HQ requirements and be able to successfully complete the State Standards in the first two years of employment per the evaluation.

Experience required

1. Successful experience working with children with disabilities
2. Knowledge of basic academic matter

Skills required

Computer literacy skills (e.g. Word, Excel)



Full Benefits

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