Sign-Language Interpreter Pawling, New York

Pawling, NY
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Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter

Location: Pawling, New York

About Us: Welcome to our inclusive and diverse school district located in the vibrant community of Pawling, New York. At our district, we are committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities and support to all students. Our dedicated team of educators and professionals is passionate about fostering an environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Join us as we empower students to reach their full potential and celebrate their unique abilities in Pawling.

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Sign Language Interpreter to join our team. The Sign Language Interpreter will play a vital role in facilitating communication between students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their teachers, peers, and other school personnel. We are looking for a dynamic professional who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and dedicated to promoting the academic and social success of students through effective communication support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide interpretation and translation services between spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL) for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in educational settings.
  • Facilitate communication between students and teachers during classroom instruction, discussions, and other academic activities.
  • Assist students with understanding and expressing concepts, ideas, and information presented in spoken English.
  • Interpret and translate educational materials, assignments, tests, and other written materials into ASL or English as needed.
  • Collaborate with teachers, support staff, and parents to ensure effective communication and access to educational opportunities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Provide support and advocacy for students in accessing accommodations, resources, and services to meet their individual needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all interactions with students, staff, and families.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Sign Language Interpreting, Deaf Education, Special Education, or a related field.
  • Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or National Association of the Deaf (NAD) preferred.
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification as a Sign Language Interpreter or eligibility for certification.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and English, including knowledge of specialized vocabulary and linguistic features.
  • Knowledge of deaf culture, communication strategies, and assistive technology used by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in educational settings preferred.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and advancement.
  • Engaging community and collaborative school culture in Pawling.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume to [email protected]

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