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Real-Time Captionist

Requestor Information
Requestor Name: 
Karla Koch
Western Technical College
La Crosse
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Karla J Koch
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Job Details
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Specific Requirements: 

  Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region.   We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn and are dedicated to serving students.  If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching and learning, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.  Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.

Summary of Position:  Reports to and collaborates with the Manager of Access and Language Services to provide a variety of accommodations to students with disabilities, including providing interpreting & captioning services for deaf and hard of hearing students in classroom and other school related settings.

190 day contract

 Essential Functions:

1.  Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.  Regular attendance is required.
2.  Perform office function's which may include, but are not limited to: respond to internal/external customers and staff; create and modify documents, records, and reports using College standard software; maintain hard copy and/or electronic filing system; monitor inventory and budget information; schedule, coordinate, and prepare materials for meetings and/or appointments.
3.  Student Support - Supporting Action/Task May Include:

Provide real-time C-print captioning services for deaf and hard of hearing students and employees

Edit transcripts and distribute electronic copies to students

Prepare for classroom activities by reviewing textbooks and vocabulary lists to develop dictionary entries for unique classroom vocabulary.

Maintain C-print dictionaries

Assist in adapting and/or securing instructional materials to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students

Proctor exams for students who request testing accommodations

Tutor or take notes for deaf or hard of hearing students.

Provide information to faculty, staff, and students regarding the real-time speech-to-print service, communication between deaf and hearing people, and support service resources

Understand and follow the captioners code of ethics

4. Program Coordination - Supporting Action/Task May Include:

Support the Manager of Access and Language Services and assist in coordination of hiring student notetakers

Serve as a liaison between faculty and staff and the deaf and hard of hearing student

Communicate and network with the Manager of Access and Language Services and support team members to support student goals and the provision of quality services for students with disabilities.

Provide in-service training, workshops, community awareness activities, and other professional development opportunities as needed.

5.            Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.  Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education Requirements:

Associate degree required

Bachelor degree preferred

Minimum Requirements:

Typing speed of 60 words per minute or higher

Knowledge/abilities in phonetics

Excellent English and listening skills

Minimum Certification/Licenses:

Must provide C-Print Training Verification of Completion certificate.

Required Testing:

Typing test and C-print/Typewell test which will be proctored by the Dept.


 Special Instructions/About Western:

This position reports to:  Manager, Access and Language Services
Starting salary range based on education and experience: $19.57-$24.47 based on a 190 day contract.
This position would include competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, WRS and more.
Applicant review will begin:   February 25, 2019
Start Date of:  March 2019
Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)
Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator
Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer at (608)785-9274.

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Start Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019
End Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
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