INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE-BRAILLE
Pasadena Unified School District - Pasadena, CA
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Position is subject to furlough days.

Under immediate supervision of certificated staff, assist in instructing blind/visually impaired students individually or in groups. Assist in promoting access to curriculum by transcribing printed materials into braille.

TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATES OR ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENT MUST BE ATTACHED AND SUBMITTED TOGETHER WITH THE APPLICATION.

Unit/Degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees) must be submitted with the online application as an attachment in the form of unofficial transcripts. Equivalence of foreign degrees must have been reviewed and verified by a regionally accredited foreign degrees review agency. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Positions in this class are normally 6 hours per day, 9 months per year.

Other vacancies occurring during the next several months may also be filled from the established eligibility list.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Must possess a secondary (i.e., high school) school diploma, or its equivalent (GED).

Experience: Two (2) years of volunteer or paid experience in performing braille transcription in public or private schools, is required.

Other: Consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and other related legislation, candidates for the classification must also meet one of the following conditions:

Advanced education, such as an Associate (AA) degree or completion of 48 college semester units or 60 college quarter units, or education beyond an AA degree or pass a formal Pasadena Unified School District academic assessment that demonstrates knowledge and ability to assist in teaching, reading, writing and mathematics or reading, writing, and mathematics readiness.

Special License or Language Skills:

A valid Literary Braille Certificate from the Library of Congress is desirable, but not required. A valid class C California Driver's License is desirable, but not required; use of a private automobile or alternative means of transportation may be necessary to travel to various work sites within the District.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of a position with or without reasonable accommodation and without hazard to themselves or others

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential duties and responsibilities of this class include but are not limited to:
· Confers with teacher(s) regarding planning and scheduling activities, instructional goals, student progress and special problems
· Consults with classroom teachers to provide accurate and appropriate adapted materials as needed
· Assists in implementing lessons and activities
· Assists in teaching proper student behavior and school rules
· Coaches students how to use various classroom equipment
· Overwrites papers
· Assists in preparing and transcribing print materials into braille or large print for students with visual impairments
· Transcribes braille material into printed material
· Operates various equipment such as Perkins brailler, Duxbury translation software, braille embosser, and computer word processor
· Issues and collects supplies
· Cleans classrooms and arranges cabinets when necessary
· May Attend IEP meetings
· May receive training in braille transcription including computer translation software
· May order and distribute braille materials and equipment
· Attends in-service training meetings as assigned
· Performs other related duties as assigned

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Knowledge of:
· Braille (contracted and un-contracted)
· Basic Nemeth code
· Basic braille textbook formatting code
· Basic tactile graphics
· Braille embosser
· Braille translation software (i.e., Duxbury, PeryDuck, Braille200, etc.)
· Basic instructional methods and procedures
· Variety of subjects such as basic mathematics, science, health and social sciences
· Basic methods of preparing instructional materials for b raille students
· Principles of first aide
· School operations
· Basic human guide techniques
· Office equipment

Ability to:
· Transcribe braille
· Read braille and instruct students
· Format materials for easy braille access
· Analyze student needs and take an appropriate course of action
· Use computer software to augment transcription
· Knowledge of specialized braille terms and concepts
· Exercise good judgment, flexibility and confidentiality
· Patience, sensitivity, and ability to handle stress
· Motivate others
· Willingness to work with students of all ages
· Safely operate a motor vehicle
· Demonstrate leadership
· Maintain sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual differences

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