Jan 13, 2024

Educational Interpreter

  • TrulyHired
  • Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Job Title: Educational Interpreter

Location: Student Services

Pay Grade: Unified Scale Grade U210

Work Calendar: 10 Month 185 Day Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Building Administrator and the Assistant Director of Student Services and the direction of the Teacher for the Hearing Impaired, the Educational Interpreter provides a system of language communication to permit deaf/hearing impaired students to understand and express language in order to learn and communicate in their academic and school activity environment. The Educational Interpreter will provide each learner with services which enable him/her to reach their fullest potential in communication situations.

MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Serve as a liaison to promote good public relations between the hearing impaired, hearing peers, staff, and faculty members
  • Adhere to guidelines outlined in the Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf Code of Ethics.
  • Adjust interpretation to the level of language system of the student/client.
  • Interpret classroom lectures, assignments, and demonstrations.
  • Voice for student/client as appropriate.
  • Interpret for special request situations related to school functions and assist in structuring a learning environment conducive to communication interactions.
  • Interpret student interaction and group discussion, as necessary, for effective communication.
  • Actively pursue professional growth activities to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Achieve and maintain a Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Level as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education.
Support and demonstrate core values of Stafford Schools
  • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to position.
  • Respond to written and oral requests for information promptly and thoroughly.
  • Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serve as a role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Comply with all District and School policies and regulations, including but not limited to guidelines for confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma, G.E.D., or any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by courses and/or training in sign language and/or manually coded English.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language and/or manually coded English.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge
    • Appropriate sign language vocabulary.
    • Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf Code of Ethics.
  • Skills
    • Basic reading, writing and computation skills
  • Abilities
    • Adjust interpretation to the level or language system of the student/client.
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Meet deadlines for all work even when working on multiple projects
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work environment is primarily inside, with moderate noise, temperatures that are controlled, and no exposure to chemicals or other negative air quality elements.
  • The work is light work, requiring exertion of up to 20 pounds of force to move or lift objects.
  • The following physical and mental abilities are representative of those expected to complete the essential functions of the job: standing for prolonged periods; sitting for prolonged periods; moving the hands, wrists, or fingers repetitively; moving with force on the back or lower body repetitively; feeling, grasping, or holding objections by hand; identifying colors visually; identifying objects in low light or distant conditions; communicating via spoken language; communicating via written language; perceiving sounds; making decisions using logic and rational thinking.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations shall be made, as required by law, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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