Educational Sign Language Interpreter

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Description

This job is anticipated to be Educational Sign Language Interpreter, subject to the needs of the district. 

TITLE: Educational Sign Language Interpreter
General description: “Educational Interpreter” means a person employed in the Idaho public schools,
kindergarten through grade twelve (12), to provide interpreting services to students who are deaf, hard
of hearing or deaf-blind and hearing participants and peers. The educational interpreter provides
interpreting and/or transliterating and cultural bridging in the educational environment. This
environment includes classroom, laboratory, field trip, assembly, students attending IEP meetings and
other educational sites and activities. The educational interpreter is an integral member of the
educational team.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
? Is knowledgeable of Idaho statues and requirements for educational interpreters
? Interpret/transliterates instructional conversation that is voiced or signed in the classroom,
using ASL, Signed English as appropriate for the student and determined in the IEP
? Maintains current skills to provide accurate interpretation of conversation and instruction
? Maintains familiarity with curriculum and content to appropriately sign technical terms and
concepts
? Prepare for classroom content with access to lesson plans and classroom materials
? Under the general education classroom teacher and/or the teacher of the Deaf’s direction, the
educational interpreter will provide educational support to student as determined by the
IEP/504
? Interprets conversations between student and peers, or peer conversations
? Interprets at field trips and after-school events that are school sponsored
? Interprets environmental auditory cues (alarms, announcements, hallway noise…etc.)
? Adheres to the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Guidelines of Professional
Conduct for Educational Interpreters
? Establishes healthy boundaries between self and student to encourage student self-advocacy
and independence
? Work to establish and maintain communication with students, teachers and educational staff, to
be an effective team member. Functions as a team member while maintaining confidentiality
within the team. Directs any comments or questions regarding the deaf or hard of hearing
students’ academic progress or other concerns to the appropriate teacher
? Perform other reasonable duties during the work day that the immediate supervisor may assign
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
? Work is generally performed indoors, with occasional outdoor work with possible exposure to
inclement weather
? Employee may be required to move from room to room through hallways heavily congested
with people
? Flexibility to move and situate to the setting for the best visual access and sight line for the
student

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTION

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETERS IN IDAHO’S SCHOOLS: GUIDELINES FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS

AND INTERPRETERS

QUALIFICATIONS:
? High School diploma or equivalent
? Demonstrates effective spoken and written English communication skills
? Meet the minimum standard as required by the “Idaho Educational Interpreter Act”, Chapter 13,
Title 33.
o Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) score of 3.5 or higher
o Nationally certified through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
o National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Level 3 or higher and kept current

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND GROWTH:
? As required in the “Idaho Educational Interpreter Act”, the educational interpreter must get 80
continuing educational hours every five years following the requirements within the statute
? As required by the “Sign Language Interpreter Licensing Law”, HB 46, the educational
interpreter will not interpret for adults who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in the public school K-12
setting, unless they are licensed by the State of Idaho
? Comply with district performance standards, evaluations, policies and procedures
? Function in a professional manner appropriate to the situation
? Dress appropriately for the profession and for the interpreting task

Posted By

Teton County School District

481 N Main St , Driggs, ID 83422
 

At the following locations

Teton Middle School

935 North 5th East , Driggs, ID 83422