May 11, 2020

Educational Interpreter 1 (Hearing Impaired) (for 2020-2021 school year)

  • TrulyHired
  • Jacksonville, NC, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Educational Interpreter I (Hearing Impaired) REPORTS TO: Principal, EC Director BEGINNING DATE: Open Until Filled

An employee in this class is responsible for transliterating/interpreting in the classroom or at school-related activities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Daily directions are provided by the general education teacher and/or the teacher of the deaf. The employee consults with the teachers when problems arise. Errors can seriously inhibit the progress of student learning. Limited supervision is provided.

  • Competence in the communication modality used by the student who is deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Competence in English grammar, including syntax, spelling and punctuation.
  • Working knowledge of typical language development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in relating to students and adults.
  • Working knowledge of subjects being interpreted.
  • Understanding of deafness and its impact on language development.
  • Skill in expressive transliterating/interpreting at a rate commensurate with conversational speech and class lectures.
  • Adequate reverse interpreting/transliterating skill while maintaining the integrity of the message.
  • Ability to work as part of an Individualized Education Program team.
A minimum of Level 3 on the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment or a passing score on a state level interpreting evaluation and a minimum of a high school diploma. No prior experience is required. Persons serving as an Educational Interpreter I must annually complete 15 hours of training related to interpreting that has been approved by the local education agency.


SALARY: Salary Grade 62

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Facilitates communication between the student and his peers and the student and adults in the school environment. Studies the content of the lessons prior to class to ensure accurate representation of the lesson. Tutors students who are deaf or hard of hearing under the direction of the teacher. Provides feedback to teachers upon request. Serves as a liaison to promote positive and cooperative relationships within the school environment. May teach beginning sign language to students or staff. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The ability to be physically active, which includes, but is not limited to: standing, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, sitting, and walking.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms routinely.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds routinely and 30 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to visually and orally communicate with staff and others.
  • Must be able to facilitate the evacuation of students during emergency situations and/or drills.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

Interested individuals are to complete an online application which can be found at

Onslow County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.


  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Hard of Hearing
Student Services > Translator
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
  • CJ Korenek
  • 200 Broadhurst Road
  • Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540-3551

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