Temporary Captioning Assistant

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About the University of West Georgia

Just west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is a second home for more than 1,800 faculty and staff members dedicated to transforming lives and changing perspectives. With over 13,700 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 90 programs of study, we’re a university of anything’s possible. We embrace diversity. We value community. We drive growth. We engage – as students, faculty and staff – and work collectively to be the best comprehensive university in America, sought after as the best place to work, learn and succeed.

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Classification TitleTemp - Office/Clerical - Non-ExemptPosition TypeTemporaryDepartmentCounseling CenterPosition TitleTemporary Captioning AssistantPosition NumberS00317PDPay Grade RangeNature of Work

This is a temporary, non-benefited position that will start on 7/14/19 and end no later than 12/31/19. This position will work between 15 and 20 hours per week.

At the University of West Georgia, the success of our students is the sole purpose of our existence. Students enjoy a complete college life experience on the Carrollton campus, including residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics competitions and opportunities to get involved in more than 150 student organizations. The Counseling Center houses counseling and disability services. We offer group and individual counseling for enrolled students. We work collaboratively with other units on campus and are highly involved in crisis management and academic success. We train master’s and post master’s level counseling interns in our center. We are grounded in theory and approach students in a manner that is holistic, humanistic and developmental. This position is involved in the Accessibility services section of the Counseling Center. Major areas of responsibility are to act as Captioner, providing real time classroom captioning, including timely provision of transcripts to hearing impaired students and encouraging the development of a supportive campus for persons with disabilities. This position creates a schedule for the captioners that fulfills student needs. This position also assists in technical support, liaises with developer, assists in researching, acquiring and managing technology and equipment. This position also consults, coordinates and collaborates with other units of the University.

Required Qualifications

Experience with Windows 7/10 desired, ability to type 40 + wpm. Candidate must possess the ability to listen and speak simultaneously, parroting the professor’s speech verbatim, into a masked microphone. Clear pronunciation, enunciation, and diction are imperative. Excellent English Grammar and Spelling skills are required. Candidate must have excellent focus, memory and concentration. Must be self-motivated, and reliable with the ability to work independently, meeting continuous deadlines. Must have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software or IBM Via Voice is a plus. Editing skills are a plus. Previous simultaneous interpreting experience is a plus. Sensitivity to special populations desired.

Salary$14.48/hrPhysical Requirements/Working Conditions

Those consistent with general office work. Ability to traverse campus on foot, carrying equipment. Ability to type correctly and quickly. Will require a flexible work schedule to meet when classes are in session..

Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify.NoWork HoursNotice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

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Posting NumberS01195PPosting Date07/03/2019Closing Date07/17/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantSupplemental Questions

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