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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.
- 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.
- 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.
Company: California Community Colleges
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toledo, OH, US
Application Deadline: N/A