Part-Time Captionist, Student Disability Services
- Lone Star College
- Location: Woodlands, Texas
- Category: Admin-Disability Services
- Posting Date: 07/03/2019
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-System Office-University Park
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of six colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.
Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The PT Captionist captions/transcribes in-class lecture and discussions, as well as a variety of other speaking situations, which will be displayed during class using a real-time speech-to-text. Captionists support and promote all students right to communication equity in the classroom.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides captioning services for faculty and students in the campus and classroom setting, as well as in a variety of speaking situations for students, staff, faculty, and administration at various college functions and events throughout the year, both on-campus and off-campus
Communicates with and gathers information from faculty in order to effectively prepare for classroom sessions for both faculty and students
Rapidly sets up and breaks down captioning equipment and regularly relocates equipment to different assignment locations as needed
Ethically models positive and inclusive employee behavior
Attends and actively participates in department meetings and activities
Performs administrative and support duties within the Disability Services Office, as needed. Duties may include, but are not limited to, assisting with scheduling and billing, responding to general inquiries, maintaining and filing documents, records and materials, distributing, and collecting and analyzing student and instructor surveys
Continuously reviews current processes and procedures, and shares challenges and improvement ideas with supervisor and team
Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability and willingness to accept captioning assignments at a variety of times and locations within the LSC service area, as needed, which may include some evenings and weekends
A dependable person who is able to adjust to a flexible work schedule is crucial
Ability to listen to and rapidly understand spoken English, and the ability to restate rapidly in correctly formed English sentence, the full meaning of what is heard in classes and meetings
Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling and academic vocabulary
Excellent typing skills (65 wpm net)
Ability to effectively use captioning equipment (TypeWell or CART)
Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Working knowledge of deafness, deaf culture and the deaf community
Strong memory-recall ability and excellent reading skills
Repetitive motion with finger and hands due to continuous typing
Sitting and typing for long periods of time
Ability to set boundaries in order to avoid overuse and repetitive motion injuries in the hands, arms, neck, and back
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows
environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment, as well as general
captioning equipment (TypeWell or CART)
Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
Schedule assignment location varies with student and department needs. May require evenings and weekends
Associate's degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
TypeWell or CART training
Valid Driver's License and reliable mode of transportation to travel between assignments within the LSC Service Area
At least one year of captioning experience in a post-secondary education environment
Hourly Pay Rate is 38.61
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.
All applicants for Full Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty positions are required to provide a cover letter and unofficial transcripts for consideration for employment with Lone Star College.
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How to Apply
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY
We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.
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Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.