'23-'24 School Sign Language Interpreter near Lakewood WA
Position type: Full-Time
Caseload: Multiple age ranges
Pay Range: $40-$47/hr
- Provide sign language interpretation and communication support to deaf or hard-of-hearing students in various educational settings.
- Facilitate effective communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing students and their peers, teachers, and other school staff.
- Ensure that all classroom materials, lectures, and discussions are accessible to students by providing real-time interpretation.
- Modify and adapt sign language interpreting techniques and strategies to meet the unique needs and communication styles of each student.
- Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
- Professional Development: Continuously improve professional skills and knowledge by attending workshops, trainings, and conferences related to sign language interpreting, deaf culture, and educational practices.
- Adhere to professional codes of ethics and conduct, maintaining the highest standards of professional practice and confidentiality in all interactions.
- Hold a minimum of an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) score of 4.0, or RID (The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.) or NIC (National Interpreter Certification).
- Possess fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and demonstrated proficiency in English.
- Familiarity with educational terminology and curriculum to effectively interpret academic content.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with students, staff, and parents.
- Demonstrated cultural competence and sensitivity towards deaf culture and the diverse needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt interpretation styles based on the needs and preferences of individual students.
- Competitive compensation package
- Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans as well as 401k with employer match
- Tax-free stipends available to those who qualify.
Upon submitting your application, qualified candidates can contact Alfonso Camero at (470) 489-1831, or by email at [email protected], for next steps.
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