In the Department of Aging and Disability Services this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the area of production of Braille educational, vocational and vocational books and materials for clients served by the Department.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a technical working level classification involving the Brailling of materials using a Braillewriter, devices to produce raised line graphs and charts and computers. It also involves coordination with volunteer Braille production programs and instruction of volunteers in producing materials.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May supervise lower level staff as assigned. Functionally supervises volunteers in the production of Braille materials.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directly produces specialized Braille materials using various devices such as a Braillewriter;
Trains and supervises volunteers in production of these materials;
Coordinates Braille production with other Braille programs;
Advises and consults with teachers of visually impaired to develop appropriate materials and resources to meet identified client needs;
Keeps records and prepares reports;
May provide technical assistance in establishment of the objectives of the program;
May prepare informational materials;
May speak to lay and professional groups on objectives and needs of program;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
and proficiency in Braille;
methods of production of Braille materials including Nemeth Code for mathematics and other specialized Braille methodologies;
skill in use of Braille writers and printers and devices for raised line duplication;
oral and written communication skills;
set priorities and effectively implement planning;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience working with the visually impaired.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved translation of print to Braille and Braille to print for both alpha and numeric information including hands-on production of Braille materials using various equipment (including computers) and methodologies (including Nemeth Code).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, special education or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in rehabilitation, special education or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Braille Coordinator in Salary Group AR 23 approved effective October 1, 2019. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-138