Translator/Interpreter - Part-Time - Interim
TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER - PART-TIME - INTERIM
NATURE OF WORK
Assists school personnel and Spanish, Ukrainian-Russian speaking parents and students to communicate more effectively. Work involves oral and written translation from Spanish, Ukrainian-Russian to English and from English to Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian. Employee is responsible for oral translations during parent/teacher and parent/administrator conferences, during administration of tests to students, and during emergency situations in which language is a barrier for resolving the situation. Employee is responsible for written translations from English to Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian for such purposes as notification regarding school activities, student progress, disciplinary actions, etc. Employee is responsible for written translation from Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian to English for such purposes as translation school of school records, medical records, notes from parents, etc.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Translates written documents from English to Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian and from Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian to English.
Translates orally from English to Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian and from Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian to English during conferences, telephone calls, testing, information gathering from other school districts, emergency situations, etc.
Assists Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian speaking students and their families with the school enrollment process.
Serves as liaison between the school district and Latino or Ukrainian-Russian groups and organizations in the community.
Assists school staff in understanding and appreciating the Latino or Ukrainian-Russian culture.
Performs other related work as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school and demonstrated ability to speak, understand, read and write fluently in both English, Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Requires the ability to speak in Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian and English to convey or exchange information.
Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, etc. in English, Spanish, or Ukrainian-Russian.
Requires the ability to write using standard conventions in English, Spanish, or Ukrainian-Russian languages.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the English, Spanish, or Ukrainian-Russian languages.
Skill in translating spoken words from English to Spanish or English to Ukrainian-Russian and from Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian to English at a normal speaking rate.
Ability to translate verbal messages to written documents and written documents to verbal messages in Spanish or Ukrainian-Russian and English.
Ability to adapt language based on the level of the student and parent.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
REPORTS TO: Principal/Supervisor
FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt