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Contract Terms: Work Year: 152 days; 8.5 hours each day Department: Exceptional Student Services Reports To: Executive Director of Exceptional Student Services Salary Range: Educational Interpreter Salary Schedule Benefits: Schedule B Benefits Status: FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:
The primary responsibility of the Educational Interpreter is to facilitate communication between students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing; use sign language to convey teacher instruction and intent; assist students with daily activities; provide voice to sign, sign to voice, oral transliterate support; participate as a team member to plan, review, and share information; and serve as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with hard of hearing and deaf person/s.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
AA Degree or two years of college preparation or training in Educational Interpretation
Nationally or State certified in interpreting for the deaf/hard of hearing student
Previous successful experience interpreting for deaf students
Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
Interpreting skills at the 3.5 level or higher on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)
Previous experience in a school setting
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, using tact, patience, and courtesy
Knowledge/competencies necessary for being an interpreter in a public school environment
Skill and ability to interpret voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice
Knowledge and understanding of deaf culture
Awareness of the Code of Ethics for Interpreters of the Deaf
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Basic knowledge of subjects taught at District schools
Demonstrate sound work ethic
Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude towards children with special needs
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
Skillfully interpret voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice comfortably within the school setting
Support deaf and hard of hearing students within the general classroom and in center based classroom environment
Work directly and positively with hearing disabled students who are of a variety of ages and skill levels
Interpret and follow instructions from teachers and the building administrator
Follow the Code of Ethics for interpreters of the Deaf
Maintain flexible hours to meet the needs of students / parents
Support the instructional process in the classroom as part of the team
Work tactfully with students, parents, and other staff
Maintain appropriate professional appearance
Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher, Principal, or ESS Administration
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
R – Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day) O – Occasionally (.5 – 2.5 hrs per day)
F – Frequently (2.5 – 5.5 hrs per day) C – Continually (5.5-8 hrsper day)
NA – Not Applicable
Walking (level surface)
Walking (uneven surface)
Crouching (bend at knees)
Stooping (bend at waist)
Repetitive use arms
Repetitive use wrists
Repetitive use hands grasping
Repetitive use hands squeezing
Using foot control
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; works in classrooms and hallways surrounded by students and staff of various ages and abilities.
Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex(gender), age, genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 (719) 549-7162.
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Position Type: Full-time
Special Education > Hard of Hearing Student Services > Translator
Equal Opportunity Employer
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