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Interpreter (sign Language)

Description:
TITLE: INTERPRETER (Sign Language)
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Eighteen (18) years of age or older
2. High school diploma or equivalent.
3. Interpreting experience (one of the following):
Completion of sign language skills training.
Documentation of sign language/cued speech training, experience and exposure.
Deaf/hard of hearing person with native language experience.
4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as
the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) (vocabulary, syntax, morphology) structures.
Knowledge in the skills, practices, and principals of the ideal setting; and also familiar with the deaf culture.
Ability to work in a classroom setting; establish and maintain working relationships with staff, support personnel, counselors, principals, parents, medical personnel and students.
Understanding of the English language.
REPORTS TO: Director of Exceptional Student Education & Student
Services
JOB GOAL: To provide a communication link between school
personnel and students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
The performance responsibilities of Sign Language Interpreter:
Provides interpreting/translating services for deaf or hard of hearing students who are scheduled into general education, school meetings, after school functions,
extracurricular activities, parent conferences when appropriate, and vocational
programs.
As a supportive member of the instructional team, the interpreter conveys the spoken message to deaf or hard of hearing students at their level of language comprehension through speech, sign language, and finger-spelling or oral interpretation of the spoken message.
Translates lectures, discussions, questions, and answers so that individuals or groups of students with hearing difficulties may participate in classroom and school sponsored
extracurricular activities.
Assists the deaf or hard of hearing student during counseling sessions, evaluations, Individual Educational Plan (IEP) conferences, and other approved activities during the school day.
Performs reverse translations by converting and verbalizing manual signs for the teacher.
Maintains communication between the student and the classroom teacher when the student's behavior is inappropriate for learning or disrespectful in any way.
Establishes, in conjunction with the classroom teacher, a physical setting within the classroom for communication interaction.
Meets with the classroom teacher on a regular basis in regard to the communication needs of the students.
Maintains required policies in regard to matters of confidentiality concerning personal information about students.
Collaborate with students, parents, school staff, and other appropriate persons to assist in meeting student needs.
Act in a professional and ethical manner and adhere at all times to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct.
Fulfill professional responsibilities.
Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.
Performs other such duties as assigned by the Director of Exceptional Student Education program, the Superintendent of School, or the Board.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
EVALUATION:
ADOPTED:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District's board-approved Paraprofessional salary schedule, 10 month 7.5 hours per day.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor.
9/23/14
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Application Procedure:
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