Sr. Language Interpreter – California Community College Jobs

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Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting and transliteration services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) students, faculty and staff in classrooms and a variety of other settings; and performs related duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs ASL interpreting services for D/HH students, faculty and staff in classrooms, laboratories and a variety of settings for orientations, meetings, counseling appointments, assessment testing, field trips, professional development, human resource matters and other college/District events; on a regular basis, responds to revisions in assigned schedules that require interpreting for different courses/disciplines, in different settings and for individuals with differing communication needs and preferences; transliterates course materials and other documents when required.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.
  • Consults with faculty to identify potential problems that could inhibit the effective provision of interpreting services; advises faculty on uses of technology and how to negotiate communications with D/HH students to convey course content; explains student rights and responsibilities in accordance with District rules and regulations.
  • Follows appropriate ethical codes and processes for addressing situations observed or experienced in the course of interpreting assignments; advocates for D/HH students and faculty in difficult or stressful situations.

Job Requirements:

  • Operate a computer and standard business software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
  • Interpret, apply and explain District policies and procedures and reach sound decisions in areas applicable to the work.
  • Interpret proficiently in both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice modes while accurately conveying the thought, intent and spirit of speakers.
  • Maintain confidentiality of District and student files and records.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Analyze situations accurately, evaluating alternatives and adopting effective courses of action.
  • Communicate effectively, orally, via ASL and in writing.
  • Rapidly process visual and audible information to convey complex concepts, unusual vocabulary and unexpected information to ensure student understanding.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential student issues and situations.

Qualification & Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, communicative disorders/deaf studies, social services or a closely related field, completion of requirements for a National Interpreter Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and at least three years of paid interpreting experience in an educational setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • American Sign Language interpretation and application techniques, including special sign vocabularies required for varied college disciplines.
  • Values, behaviors and language of the American Deaf Culture.
  • Proper ethical conduct as outlined in the National Association of the Deaf – Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NAD-RID) Code of
  • Professional Conduct with emphasis on the appropriate role of an interpreter in an educational setting.
  • Federal, state and local laws, codes, rules, regulations and court decisions applicable to providing services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and associated regulations.
  • Use and operation of various assistive devices for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Current developments, trends and techniques in the field of interpreting utilized both for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Job Details:

Company: California Community Colleges

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Toledo, OH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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