To provide verbatim real-time communication for students, faculty and staff who are deaf or hard of hearing in academic, professional settings and university functions. Information is simultaneously produced on a computer-compatible stenography machine using real-time captioning software to produce the English text on a portable personal computer. Reports to Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Rapidly set up and break down equipment in classroom setting and regularly relocate equipment as needed.
Caption class instruction and university activities for students/faculty/staff that are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).
Maintain own captioning equipment, portable computer, and maintain current real-time software licensing.
Troubleshoot equipment to ensure uninterrupted service.
Work closely with student, faculty member or other appropriate individual to obtain all terminology inherent to the assignment (curricula, syllabi, synopses, scripts and texts).
Comply with confidentiality protocols and follow appropriate professional guidelines as outlined by the Code of Ethics.
Edit notes to ensure accuracy and clarity.
Distribute copies of captioned notes to appropriate personnel on educational team.
Provide ongoing communication with supervisor regarding a variety of topics such as potential student issues and class schedule concerns.
Assist in captioning audio and video materials for closed-captioning accommodations.
Caption remotely when needed.
Maintain required records and paperwork and submit to supervisor in a timely manner.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Associate's degree. Formal training in court reporting and/or steno methods.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified CART provider (CCP) certification. Graduate from a court-reporting school or a computer-assisted real time program. A minimum of one year of experience captioning in a post-secondary setting.
Guidelines and laws pertaining to accessibility issues regarding Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
Technology used in this job*
Communication which includes listening, vocabulary, typing, and writing*
Operating a computer and other peripheral equipment*
Customer/student services that promotes positive interactions with individuals with disabilities, faculty, staff and administrators
Representing the department and self in a professional manner inside and outside the classroom
Rapidly record assignment information verbatim in correct formed sentences*
Deal in a fair and courteous manner with a diverse student population
Safeguard sensitive or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosure
Transport and set up captioning equipment*
Provide own equipment
Work outside of normal schedule to meet workload demands
Assessments: Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at... Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.