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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANT (JAGUAR ELEMENTARY)

Corvallis SD 509J (learn more)

Corvallis, OR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3403001
  • Application Deadline: December 10, 2020
  • Re-posted: November 29, 2020

Job Description

Hours: 6.5 hours per day
Contract Status: Regular/Probationary
Start Date: 2020 - 21 School Year
Calendar: 178 Day Elementary
FLSA:  Non-Exempt Classified
Rate: $24.45 per hour


Purpose:   To support student learning by providing interpreting services for students who are hearing, deaf, or hard of hearing with a variety of manual and verbal communications systems.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Interpret the spoken English language into American Sign Language for student(s) and vice versa using a variety of manual and verbal communication systems.
  • Interpret information accurately, conveying the thought, intent and spirit of the speaker in a manner appropriate to the communication needs of the participant.
  • Interpret in all academic situations and in all student service areas.
  • Interpret for students, parents, and other professionals at conferences, IEP meetings, and other school sponsored activities.
  • Utilize planning time to meet with teachers and staff as deemed appropriate by the educational team and/or supervisor.
  • Maintains high standards and expectations for students in a manner that encourages independent learning and personal growth.
  • Prepare, preview and study subjects to be interpreted to research vocabulary and appropriate terminology to provide an accurate, appropriate interpretation.
  • Provide academic assistance under the direction of the teacher.
  • Understand the student’s hearing loss and the effect of this loss on speech, language and cognitive development and apply that knowledge when providing academic assistance.
  • Have an awareness of, and help identify student goals and objectives for the IEP.
  • Attend IEP and/or educational team meetings either as an interpreter or as a participant of the team, but not as both.
  • Assist in educating students, staff and other regarding hearing loss.
  • Encourage positive relationships among deaf/hearing impaired and hearing peers, and staff.
  • Assists in implementing developmental, academic and functional skills instructional programs to students in settings where individualized instructional programs and teaching techniques are used to address moderate to severe learning and physical disabilities or special social/behavioral, cultural, and language needs of the students under the supervision of licensed staff. May work with small groups or in one-to-one settings.
  • Provides instruction to students under the supervision of licensed staff in small group and one-on-one settings; adjusts lesson plans or teaching strategies during instructional activities as necessary to achieve IEP goals and objectives.
  • Provides instruction to the student in basic skills, behavior, communication, self-help skills, motor skills, and academic skills, or any other instructional task as determined in the individualized education plan under the direction of the special education teacher/service provider. 
  • Implements a behavior management program under the guidance of a licensed staff; assists students in behavior management; providing education regarding appropriate interpersonal actions; responds to discipline problems; acts as a role model.
  • Assists students with basic skills, which may include feeding, toileting, therapy, transporting and other related needs. Assists students with physical movement, which may include lifting, and carrying of students; and assisting with communication which may require the use of specialized devices. 
  • Assists licensed staff in training volunteers, professionals and peer tutors to work with students in a manner that supports the district educational plan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:  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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Hold at minimum an Associate’s degree from an Interpreter Education Program or in a related educational field or
    • Achieve a passing score on the EIPA written test.
  • Requires specialized training and certification:
    • Achieve a passing score of 3.5 or above on the EIPA Performance Test to hold a RID recognized certification (NIC, CI, CT, etc.).
  • Ability to work rapidly, neatly and accurately at highly detailed and repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and implement the school/program’s instructional goals and carry out work assignments in a manner that supports those goals.
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with individuals and groups of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively perform multiple, simultaneous tasks with numerous interruptions.
  • Proficient in use of classroom/program equipment and technology.
  • Ability to obtain specialized training as required.
  • Ability to travel among district facilities as needed; if driving, the ability to meet district driving standards.
The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director and Title IX Coordinator, jennifer.duvall@corvallis.k12.or.us 541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333

El Distrito Escolar de Corvallis no discrimina en base a la edad, nacionalidad, color, discapacidad, expresión de género, identidad de género, origen nacional, situación de los padres o de su estado civil, raza, religión, sexo u orientación sexual en sus programas y actividades, y proporciona igualdad de acceso a los grupos de jóvenes designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender las consultas acerca de la discriminación: Jennifer Duvall, Director de Recursos Humanos y Coordinadora de Título IX, jennifer.duvall@corvallis.k12.or.us
541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Language: American Sign
  • Contact Information

    • Karlie Adkins, HR Specialist
    • 1555 SW 35th Street
    • Corvallis, Oregon 97333
    • Phone: 5417575840
    • Fax: 5417573898
    • Email: click here

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