Sep 16, 2020

Interpreter for the Deaf

  • TrulyHired
  • Pleasant Plains, AR 72568, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Provide sign to voice/voice to sign interpreting which may include American Sign Language, a form of manually coded English, and/or oral interpreting depending on the needs of the student.
Take reasonable caution to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintain accurate, complete records as required by law, District policy, and administrative regulations;
Assist administration in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Participate in educational team meetings providing insight on the success of communication strategies as determined by administration.
Ability to be physically active all day with children indoors and outdoors.
Provide interpreting for extracurricular activities and parent meetings
Exhibit effective communication with parents.
Provide assistance with orientations to deafness, proper use of interpreting services to hearing students and staff, and/or other inservice training.
Consult with the supervisor and classroom teachers on a regular basis.
Notify immediately appropriate personnel of any evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical conditions.
Provide tutoring and/or note taking and other support services (such as photocopying, typing, record keeping, etc.) when necessary and interpreting is not needed.
Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Student Services > Translator
Equal Opportunity Employer
Midland School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
    Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), Signed Exact English (SEE Sign), and/or other sign systems.
    Knowledge of the Code of Ethics prepared by the National Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf.
    Knowledge of methods and techniques used in communicating with deaf and hard of hearing persons.
    Knowledge of technical signs and/or vocabulary used in educational settings.
    Maintain confidentiality.
    Ability to Interpret spoken English at a rate appropriate for expected job performance.
    Ability to voice for deaf and hard of hearing persons.
    Ability to interpret or translate for a group of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
    Understand and use proper English, including vocabulary and grammar
    Understand and be able to translate academic language to the cognitive level of the student
    Function as a member of the educational team performing support activities as required
    Maintain professional conduct at all times
    Abide by state statutes, school board policies and regulations.
    Attend meetings and perform duties as assigned by administrators or supervisors.
    Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
    Remain current on instructional practices in Sign Language Interpretation.
    Must have the ability to lift at least 40 pounds occasionally.
    Ability to endure prolonged standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, occasional reaching above the head or the shoulders, bending, squatting.
  • No experience required
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Dr. Bruce Bryant, Superintendent
  • PO Box 630
  • Pleasant Plains, Arkansas 72568

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