Interpreter; Full time (elementary & secondary)

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QUALIFICATIONS:  (ELEMENTARY)
 

  1. A valid EIPA Performance score of 4.0 or higher, AND obtain EIPA Elementary Endorsement (Note: If the EIPA 4.0 score is obtained after August 31, 2016, the interpreter must also pass the EIPA written test); or
  2. Valid Deaf Interpreter credential and Certification recognized by the Division (CDI/DI); or
  3. Valid Division-recognized Certification.
  4. Will demonstrate a command of both written and oral English including correct syntax, semantics and spelling.
  5. Ability to communicate and work well with students, staff and parents.
 
*Note: Elementary and/or Deaf Blind Endorsements are required.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  (SECONDARY)
 
  1. A valid EIPA Performance score of 4.0 or higher, AND obtain EIPA Elementary or Secondary Endorsement (Note: If the EIPA 4.0 score is obtained after August 31, 2016, the interpreter must also pass the EIPA written test); or
  2. Valid Michigan BEI II Certification; or
  3. Valid Michigan Certification to work in Standards Level 2 or 3; or
  4. Deaf Interpreter credential and Certification recognized by the Division (CDI/DI)
  5. Will demonstrate a command of both written and oral English including correct syntax, semantics and spelling.
  6. Ability to communicate and work well with students, staff and parents.
 
*Note: Elementary and/or Deaf Blind Endorsements are required.

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:  10 month employment - subject to rules and regulations contained in the ancillary manual.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1.   Obtaining information regarding the communication and academic levels of the student for whom he/she will be interpreting.
2.   Maintaining appropriate logistic/physical considerations for quality interpreting, including lighting, dress, positioning, punctual attendance; etc.
3.   Interpreting the total class environment or activity to maximize the student's opportunities to obtain all information and communication; besides VOICING, transliteration and voice interpreting, the interpreter will paraphrase, redefine and summarize when necessary.
4.   Acting as a member of the educational team by providing the teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing with input relative to the student's use of the interpreter in the mainstream setting.
5.   Maintaining the integrity of the oral or sign philosophy/systems designated by the program for use AS IT MEETS EACH STUDENT'S NEED.
6.   Reviewing and become familiar with content and vocabulary of the class to be interpreted including use of technical signs and spelling of terminology used.
7.   Work as a member of an instructional team that includes teachers, itinerants and administrative staff.
8.   Assist with the preparation of instructional materials.
9.   Maintain confidentiality of student information as appropriate.
 
In addition to the above responsibilities, the interpreter will:
 
Exemplify appropriate professional behavior, which includes: moral character, a pleasant mood, and willingness to
work with all deaf/hard of hearing students, regardless of language or intellectual abilities, ethnic background or race.
 
The interpreter will keep all school related information strictly confidential.  School related information may be shared,
however, among professional directly related to or working with the student (e.g., counselor, general education teacher,
deaf/hard of hearing teacher or another interpreter).
 

Posted By

Traverse Bay Intermediate School District

9300 Homestead Road , Benzonia, MI 49616
 

At the following locations

Traverse Bay Area ISD

1101 Red Drive 1101 Red Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684