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Job #1408023

Specialist, Interpreter Sign Language

Job #1408023
This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.

Position Information

Location Riverside
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Days and hours may vary as services are needed.
Salary $3,499-$4,374/Monthly
FLSA Status Exempt
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Job Purpose

To coordinate and provide sign language interpretation services for students, teachers, and staff that are deaf or hearing impaired; and plans, directs, and implements the Interpreter Mentoring Program.

Reports To

Supervisor, Interpreter Services

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides interpreting services for students, faculty, and staff that are deaf or hearing impaired.
  2. Prepares for assignments by reading textbooks; and conferring with students, instructors, and/or other interpreters.
  3. Provides general office support such as assisting with planning and coordinating the scheduling of interpreters, and maintaining a resource library for interpreters.
  4. Conducts and assists with workshops and programs to improve the skill level of interpreters; to promote awareness of faculty and staff regarding the use of interpreters, and best practices for serving deaf and hearing-impaired students; and to assess interpreter skills and screening of hourly interpreter applicants.
  5. May train and mentor interpreting interns.
  6. Maintains updates to the Interpreter Services Handbook and the Policies and Procedures Manual.
  7. Coordinates the VRS and VRI services district-wide.

Knowledge

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.

Required

  • American Sign Language, interpreting, and deaf culture.
  • Interpreting services provided in educational environments.
  • Interpreter Services policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.

Skills

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.

Required

  • General office procedures and techniques.
  • 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 services for students, faculty and staff for college services and at college events.
  • Operating general office equipment.
  • Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

Computer Skills

Required

  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.

Physical Requirements

  • 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.
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Work Experience

Required

  • One year interpreting work experience.

Preferred

  • One year work experience interpreting in a post-secondary educational environment and/or one year general office experience.

Education

Required

  • Associate's degree or equivalent college level course work.

Licenses/Certifications

Required

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CSC, CI, CT, CI/CT, or equivalent RID certificates. State of Texas Certification (BEI): Level 3, 4 or 5, or equivalent state certificates.

Other

Required

  • Must pass ACC Interpreting skills assessment test.

Safety

  • 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.

ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

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