Sign Language Interpreter | Kent, WA

Kent, WA
Soliant Health Schools - Sign Language Interpreter Contract 21 days ago Apply

Details:
Position Type: Full-time, 35 hours
Caseload: 1:1 Interpreting
Pay range: $33 - 40/hr

Responsibilities:

  • Provide ASL interpretation services during classroom instruction, school activities, meetings, and other educational settings to ensure effective communication for student
  • Interpret spoken language into ASL and vice versa, conveying the content and intent accurately and maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all parties involved.
  • Facilitate communication between student and teachers, ensuring that students have equal access to academic instruction, classroom discussions, and other educational activities.
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals to ensure that classroom materials and resources are accessible to student.
  • Support students in their understanding of and participation in classroom activities, providing clarification and additional explanations when needed.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and other individualized plans for students, ensuring that appropriate accommodations and supports are provided.
  • Provide assistance during assessments and testing situations, including interpreting exam questions, prompts, and instructions for student.
  • Stay updated on current trends, practices, and educational resources related to ASL interpretation and deaf culture.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records related to interpreting services, including logs of interpreted sessions and student progress reports.
  • Collaborate with other ASL interpreters, teachers, and support staff to develop strategies for improving communication and inclusion for student.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in American Sign Language.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • 3.5+ EIPA score, or RID certificate required.
  • Experience working as an ASL interpreter in an educational setting strongly  preferred.
  • Knowledge of educational terminology and instructional practices to effectively interpret academic content.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, teachers, and staff.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the individual communication needs of students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Sensitivity and respect for the unique needs and experiences of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in using technology and interpreting software to support interpreting services.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Benefits:

  • 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.


To learn more about this job opening, please submit an application and current resume, or reach out to me directly!

Tim Monk
Soliant Account Executive
[email protected]
678-497-4802

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