Interpreter - D/HH (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
Full-time, Regular, 10-Month
To effectively and impartially facilitate communication between persons who are deaf and hard of hearing and hearing persons within the educational environment.
Interpreters must be fluent in varies forms of communication including ASL or the sign mode determined by the educational team.
- Must have knowledge of and comply with the professional interpreter code of conduct such as the EIPA Professional Code of Guidelines and/or NAD-RID Professional Code of Conduct
- Interprets and/or transliterates according to the specifications of the students' Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Act as a resource for classroom teachers, administrators and families regarding the role and responsibilities of interpreter services
- Uses planning time to meet with teachers and staff as determined appropriate by the educational team and/or supervisor
- Modify or create materials supporting instruction that is presented in the general education classroom under the guidance of a certified teacher
- Prepare for classroom academic content, including previewing text books, teacher lesson plans, research technical educational vocabulary
- Previews course material (teacher lectures, videotapes, tests) as necessary for successful interpreting and/or transliteration
- Works collaboratively with the general education teacher and teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing to promote a successful learning environment
- Provide detailed sub plans in the event of absence from that classroom that includes schedule, accommodations, and student profile
- Position themselves appropriately to assure visual access to educational content
- Provides academic support, such as tutoring the deaf or hard of hearing student under the guidance of a certified teacher
- Supports staff in facilitation of communication and learning
- Develops and maintains a professional relationship for all interactions with school staff, students,families and visitors
- Participate in ongoing professional development that enhances interpreting skills and increases academic knowledge
- Participate as a member of a student’s IEP team
- Has the opportunity to mentor other interpreters and practicum students in a professional setting
- Must have knowledge of and comply with Kalamazoo RESA handbook
- Maintains professional boundaries, confidentiality and demonstrates respect for students and colleagues
- Ability to communicate effectively including listening
- Works in a team oriented fashion
- Ability to efficiently use computer and applicable software
- Ability to problem solve
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret data
- Displays willingness to support and make decisions with sound judgment in timely manner
- Adapts to frequent changes in the work environment
- Uses equipment and materials properly
- Practices safe work habits
- Other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum EIPA score of 4.0. BEI I, II, III/NIC/CI/CT, CSC. Completed or working towards the completion of an Interpreter Training Program (ITP). Must be fluent in varies forms of communication including ASL or the sign mode determined by the educational team. Must have knowledge of and comply with the professional interpreter code of conduct such as the EIPA Professional Code of Guidelines and/or NAD-RID Professional Code of Conduct. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.
Associate's degree (A.A.) ir Bachelor's degree (B.A.) Completed or working towards the completion of an Interpreter Training Program. (ITP). Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people's cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.
Apply online at www.kresa.org/jobs
Kalamazoo RESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals.
Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following positions at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Assistant Superintendents- Tom Zahrt & Mindy Miller. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.