Job Description - Interpreter, Sign Language Level 4/5
Description View created on 07/27/2014
Interpreter, Sign Language Level 4/5
Supervisor, Interpreter Services
To provide sign language interpretation services for students, teachers, and staff that are deaf or hard of hearing.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provides interpreting services for students, faculty, and staff that are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Prepares for assignments by reading textbooks; conferring with students, instructors, and/or other interpreters.
- Assists with providing general office support including planning and coordinating the scheduling of interpreters as required, maintenance of training materials and textbook library.
- Distribute, collect, and analyze student and instructor surveys.
- Provide training and mentoring to staff, hourly interpreters, and student interns.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- American Sign Language, interpreting, and deaf culture.
- Interpreting and transliterating services provided in educational environments.
- Interpreter Services policies and procedures.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Maintaining an established work schedule.
- Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
- Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
- Providing interpreting/transliterating services in classrooms, meetings, student registration, testing, tutoring and counseling environments.
- Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body.
- Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
- Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.
- Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling
- Work is performed in a standard office environment.
- Two years interpreting work experience.
- Two years work experience in interpreting in a post-secondary educational environment.
- Associate's degree or equivalent college level course work.
- Bachelor's degree in related field.
- Hold any one of the following: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), CI/CT, Advanced or Masters Certificate. State of Texas Certification (BEI): Level 4, 5, Advanced or Master Certificates.
- Must pass the ACC Interpreting skills assessment.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.