Experienced Sign Language Interpreter needed! Montgomery IL

Montgomery, IL
Soliant Health Schools - Sign Language Interpreter Contract 21 days ago Apply

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Sign Language Interpreter to join our school in Montgomery, IL. As a Sign Language Interpreter, you will play a crucial role in facilitating communication between deaf or hard of hearing students and their peers, teachers, and other staff members. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities and participate fully in classroom activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide interpretation services for deaf or hard of hearing students in various educational settings, including classrooms, assemblies, and extracurricular activities.
  • Interpret spoken language into American Sign Language (ASL) and vice versa, maintaining accuracy, clarity, and neutrality.
  • Assist in conveying instructions, lectures, discussions, and other classroom interactions to ensure comprehension for students who use sign language as their primary mode of communication.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment by advocating for the needs of deaf or hard of hearing students and promoting awareness of deaf culture and accessibility issues.
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and other school staff to develop and implement strategies for accommodating the individual needs of students with hearing impairments.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Stay informed about relevant laws, regulations, and best practices related to special education and accessibility for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge as a Sign Language Interpreter.


Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Sign Language Interpreter (e.g., RID certification) or equivalent credential required.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) and familiarity with other sign systems commonly used by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Previous experience working as a Sign Language Interpreter in an educational setting preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex information in both spoken and signed language.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and experiences of individuals with hearing impairments, along with a commitment to promoting accessibility and inclusion.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Understanding of educational principles and practices, particularly as they relate to special education and accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Flexibility and willingness to engage in professional development activities to enhance your skills and stay current with best practices in the field.

Please feel free to reach out for more information!


Victoria Major 
Account Executive
Cell: 
(770) 762-0843| Email: [email protected]
 

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