Educational Sign Language Interpreter I
The primary function of the Educational Interpreter is to act as a facilitator of communication between the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) student and the educational setting (staff, peers, environment).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Provides sign language interpretation as documented in the DHH student’s IEP
· Interprets communication within the immediate environment, including instruction, announcements, conversations, and environmental noises to the DHH student
· Interprets the DHH student’s communication to non-signers
· Ensures that the student has full access to instruction as well as academic and social exchanges in the educational setting
· Interprets within the classroom, on field trips, in specials, and other locations within the educational setting
· Carries out pre-teaching, review, drill and practice, and checking for understanding as directed by the classroom teacher or DHH itinerant teacher
· Works in coordination with regular education teacher and the DHH teacher to convey pertinent information about the student’s level of understanding and academic/social performance
· Provides for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work
· Earns 30 hours of continuing education credits annually in the area of sign language interpreting or related area
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
· Skilled in American Sign Language and Signed English.
· Skilled in interpreting both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice
· Knowledge of Deaf culture
· Ability to simplify language as necessary to match the student’s language level
· Ability to address grade level curriculum at the student’s language level
· Ability to foster and monitor language and vocabulary development
· Ability to identify and address self-advocacy goals
· Ability to facilitate increasing independence for the student within the educational setting.
· Ability to document student performance regarding language development, self-advocacy skills, level of independence within the educational setting
· Familiarity with listening technology
· Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
Positions currently open at Moore Elementary and Wiley Middle School
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CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Educational Interpreter I
· Score of 3.0 or higher on the Educational Interpreting Proficiency Assessment (EIPA) or Licensure from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)
· High School Diploma