Educational Interpreter - ASL/English (As Needed)
Job | Posted 7 days ago
Provides interpreting services in educational settings for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students, pursuant to the students’ IEP(s). Matching the language use of students, their peers and instructors where travel may be required to interpret in the educational setting, the interpreter utilizes the interpreting process to ensure that the student has access to communication in the class including incidental language situations and other environmental auditory information when appropriate; facilitates communication between peers and others in the environment as needed; clarifies information interpreted to the student within the classroom setting to aid in understanding of lesson content.
Additionally, this position may participate as an IEP team member regarding language use and/or communication access; communicates with classroom teacher/appropriate educational personnel about the communication needs of the student(s) and the course subject matter on a regular basis, and fulfills other responsibilities consistent with the policies and procedures of the host district(s) and/or ASDB.
**Educational Interpreter/Transition Technician** In addition to the essential duties of an Educational Interpreter, a staff member may also be assigned as vocational support and/or a “Transition Technician” (also known as “Career Path Technician”). The Educational Interpreter/Transition Technician will assist student(s) individually in academic or vocational subjects as assigned by the IEP team under the supervision of the Lead Interpreter and/or Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, or another appointed agency representative. This support may include tutoring student(s) regarding vocational content when not interpreting. Educational Interpreters in the CPT role may be required to also provide transportation to and/or from an Internship/CTE job or class, as well as provide the necessary on-site interpreting for the student(s).
Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Previous experience working with children or adults in paid/voluntary positions in educational settings
Associate degree or higher in Interpreting, American Sign Language, and/or Deaf Studies related field
Prior experience as an Educational Interpreter
Experience in an educational setting
Minimum of twelve (12) hours of professional development is required annually by the agency's Educational Interpreters, regardless if minimum proficiencies have been met. These hours accrued can be a combination of agency provided and community-based training. Staff member is responsible for gaining approval of professional development, and gathering and reporting documentation to supervisor annually.
DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance. Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents. Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage. Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program. Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment. Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.
|For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.