Educational Interpreter - Interim

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Instructional/Educational Coordination


Educational Sign Language Interpreter  - Full-Time - Interim
An educational interpreter is an individual who facilitates communication among deaf and hearing persons in an educational environment through the use of techniques developed for communication between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons.  The interpreter is a member of the educational team, serving staff as well as students, hearing as well as deaf people, by minimizing linguistic, cultural and physical barriers.  
Candidates seeking licensure and endorsement as an educational interpreter must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to obtaining the practitioner school service personnel license.

Candidates must meet the employment standards and assessment requirements of the state board of education. Candidates applying for a practitioner school service personnel license as an educational interpreter must also satisfy one of the following criteria:
     i. A current, nationally recognized certification which includes a written examination related to ethics and practice; or
     ii. A passing score on the written portion of the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment (EIPA) and a minimum score of 3.5 of the performance
        assessment portion of the EIPA. 

• Collaborate with special education teacher to prepare for academic instruction through means such as consultation with instructors, reading the assignments, etc.
• Informally assess and consult with SLP regarding student language skills and share pertinent findings with teachers. 
• Work with the special education teacher to determine the best physical placement of interpreter and student. 
• Explain the interpreter role to the general educational staff. 
• Assume other in-school interpreting responsibilities such as: parent conferences, testing, disciplinary situations, counseling, field trips, etc., as requested by the direct supervisor or building administrator. 
• Work as a part of the educational team. 
• The interpreter will refer all questions from parents (family) about class work or services/supports to the special education teacher. 
• Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the special education teacher or building-level administrator

• Follow district calendar for students   
• Annual evaluation by the building based principal or by his/her designee 
Additional Duties:
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.

FLSA Status:       Exempt

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Bradley County Schools

800 South Lee Highway , Cleveland, TN 37311

At the following locations

Ocoee Middle School

2250 North Ocoee Street , Cleveland, TN 37311