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DEAF INTERPRETER: District Wide
Job Objectives: To provide translation between spoken and manual (sign language) communication.
Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, license, certification, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills and Abilities Required:
· Must have completed an interpreter training program, obtained a
Bachelor’s Degree, or worked three or more years in an area related to the
field of deaf education, which could include a non-educational setting
such as church, etc.
· In addition to the above requirements, an educational interpreter must also
maintain one of the following:
1. Certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), or
2. National Association for the Deaf (NAD) Level IV or better, or
3. Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) Level III or better, or
4. National Council for Interpreters (NCI) Certification, or
5. Signed Exact English Level 3.5 or better, or
6. Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA) Level 3.5 or better in the area for which they are certified (elementary or secondary)
Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
· Translate spoken material into sign language for understanding of deaf.
· Interprets sign language of deaf into oral or written language for hearing
individuals or others not conversant in sign language.
· Assist in individual goals with students.
Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, keel, crouch, or crawl and sit.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, vibration, and extreme heat and cold.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
When the completed application is submitted, the references you name will be sent immediately.
When a vacancy exists, the file of qualified applicants will be reviewed. If you are selected to interview, every effort will be made to give you as much prior notice as possible. Be sure that we have current telephone numbers at all times. At the interview, the supervisor and key staff members will be present. A second interview may be scheduled if necessary. Only the applicant selected for the vacancy will be notified.
If an applicant is not selected for a position, the application will be returned to the active file for future consideration. Once you have submitted your application in a job category, it will remain on file for the current school year.
Your application and related documents are the sole property of the district; they will be kept confidential, and will be reviewed only by appropriate administration.