Jun 02, 2024

Educational Sign Language Interpreter

  • TrulyHired
  • Roxboro, NC, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Job title

Educational Sign Language Interpreter

Reports to

Senior Executive Director of Student Support & Secondary Education

Terms of Employment

10 months

Salary

Salary Grade 66 ($3330 - $4466)

FLSA Status

Exempt

OVERVIEW

The primary function of the educational sign language interpreter is to facilitate academic and functional communication for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and work closely with the exceptional children's director, principals, EC teachers and other school-based staff to improve the academic achievement of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the Exceptional Children's Program.

GOALS

  • Match the individual student's language needs/mode of communication.
  • Collaborate with the educational team to develop instructional opportunities.
  • As needed, participate as a member of the IEP team for the student/s served, in order to provide input towards interpreting and be knowledgeable of IEP additions/changes.
  • Assist/ support the EC Team with providing in-service to staff /administration in order to establish clear expectations and goals regarding the role of the interpreter.
  • Prepare for interpreting by becoming familiar with course information, technical language and teaching styles.
  • Adhere to school district performance standards, policies, practices and regulations.
  • Participate in interpreting specific professional development.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work collaboratively as a member of the educational team.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to establish trust and rapport with students and staff.
  • Knowledge of the basic aspects of children's educational, physical, social and emotional development.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of educational practices, the function of support services, and the role of interpreters as part of an educational team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development specific to interpreting.
  • Minimum 1 year of interpreting experience preferred.
  • Must have a minimum Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) score of a 3.3 for educational interpreters. To maintain employment, the educational interpreter/transliterator must meet the requirements of a EIPA score of 3.5 within three years of employment.
  • Must complete 20 hours of professional learning related to interpreting/transliterating annually and hold at least an AA degree in interpreting or a related field.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must possess a valid NC driver's license.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, teachers, students, administrators, community members, and others.
DEADLINE: Until Filled.

Approved by:

Personnel Office

Reviewed:

7/2023

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