Job | Posted a year ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services



$25,447 (CERT I)
$26,716(CERT II)
$28,076( CERT III)


Position Purpose
Performs responsible human support work assisting individual hearing impaired students by use of sign language from spoken English; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the School Principal..

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Facilitating communication between deaf students and hearing faculty/staff using the process of interpretation/transliterating.
  • Interprets the spoken word by way of sign language for hearing impaired students assigned to regular classrooms;
  • Assists the regular classroom teacher and the hearing impaired teacher to achieve the instructional goals of hearing impaired students;
  • Assists the hearing impaired teacher in performing specific duties as assigned;
  • Works with individual or small groups of hearing impaired students to reinforce materials introduced by the regular and/or classroom teacher;
  • Participates in inservice training programs as assigned;
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Experience:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high and some experience working with hearing impaired students.

Minimum Requirements: Personnel who provide  interpreting services for children who use sign language or cued speech or cured language must hold the required qualifications shall have a Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Level I, or its equivalent, as determined by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, upon hiring date in any local educational agency in Virginia or must obtain  Level I of the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Test of the Virginia Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing within one year of employment. Possession of Level III of the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Test of the Virginia Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing within three years of employment. Personnel shall achieve the qualification requirements by the third anniversary of their hiring date. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the employee being placed on substitute status and paid accordingly. 

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

Suffolk Public Schools- All Locations

P. O. Box 1549 , Suffolk, VA 23439

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801