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The Los Angeles County Office of Education

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Paraeducator -- Braille Transcriber

$15.72 hr to $19.52 hr


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Public Employee’s Retirement System

Defined Benefit, 2.5% @ 55

Paid Time Off:

12 days vacation to start. 14 holidays. 12 illness days.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education invites qualified candidates to apply for the Paraeducator – Braille Transcriber position. Under the supervision of a teacher, the Paraeducator – Braille Transcriber helps instruct students with visual impairments individually or in groups, and adapts instructional materials using Braille transcription and other methods in the classroom.

The well qualified candidate will have knowledge of:

Basic Braille literary code and transcription methods; basic Nemeth Code of mathematics; practical learning patterns and behavior; basic characteristics of human behavior; elementary concepts of child development and behavior; basic communication skills; reading, speaking and writing in English; personal hygiene practices; basic math skills.

The well qualified candidate will have the ability to:

Operate a Braillewriter, Thermoform machine, Braille embosser, and other specialized equipment; operate a computer and specialized Braille software; assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics; communicate with students and staff, and motivate students to participate in learning activities; maintain emotional control under difficult situations; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students and staff; recognize and report safety hazards; learn laws, rules, practices and procedures related to the education program to which assigned; maintain confidentiality of student information in accordance with legal requirements and policies; and model communication and interaction that respects and includes all individuals and their languages, abilities, religions and cultures.

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Required Education and Experience

Education : High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience : One year of paid or volunteer experience working in a school setting with children and one year of paid or volunteer experience preparing material in Braille.

Equivalency Provision: Possession of a Library of Congress certificate in literary Braille transcribing may substitute for the brailling experience. Sixty quarter units or 48 semester units with major coursework in child psychology, childcare or child growth and development may substitute for the year of experience working with children.

Additional Requirements : Some positions in this classification may require the availability of private transportation; may require the ability to lift or move students who weigh up to 50 pounds; may be required to use a multi-person lift or learn the use of mechanical lifting equipment to lift or move students who may weigh in excess of 50 pounds; may occasionally be assigned duties from the class specification for Paraeducator.

Selection Process

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements stated above, will be invited to participate in a written examination. Successful candidates will then advance to a performance examination. Candidates’ final examination score will determine their placement on an eligibility list, which will be established for one year or until there are fewer than three ranks of available candidates.

For additional information on our selection procedures please visit Exam Preparation on our website. Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are ranked according to overall exam score and placed on an eligibility (hiring) list. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Eligibility lasts for 12 months; however, additional recruitment may occur under a separate bulletin with additional candidates being merged onto the eligibility list. Some positions that involve public contact may require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277.5 ). In addition, the eligibility list resulting from this examination may be used to fill vacancies in related job classifications for which no eligibility list exists (Education Code 45272). Veterans’ Credit may be awarded for entry jobs.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing are available to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request an accommodation, please call (562) 803-8360 as early as possible.

To apply, click on the “Apply” link at the top of this page.

1) Create a User ID and password if you haven’t already done so. 2) Log in. 3) Create or update your MASTER Profile. 4) Complete the QuestionNaire(s) if provided. 5) Submit the application.

Resumes are not accepted in place of a completed application nor will they be reviewed as part of the examination process. Diploma and degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees) must be submitted in the form of a copy of your diploma or transcripts. Foreign degree verification may be required and will be the responsibility of the applicant. Educational documentation may be scanned and included with your online application or brought at the last examination part.

Complete applications for this job must be submitted before the end of the announced deadline date unless an extended deadline is shown on the website for this opportunity.

LACOE Personnel Commission, 9300 Imperial Hwy , EC-Annex, Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562.803.8360 -- Contact: Linda Smith -- (M-F 8:00am–5:00pm)

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This examination is authorized as Open to the Public.

Recruitment ID: CN-715

This announcement does not constitute an implied contract. Any part of this announcement is subject to change.


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