Paraprofessionals | Sign Language Facilitator | District Wide | Closing: 07/15/2024


Sign Language Facilitiar 
District Wide 
31.25 hours/week | Monday РFriday |7:30 am Р2:15 pm

Starting Wage: $18.85/hr, increases with experience + Benefits
Position for the 2024-25 School Year

Join the Duluth Public Schools team, where we work to inspire every student to achieve their potential and prepare students to lead productive, fulfilling lives. 

Duluth Public Schools is seeking an Interpreter to facilitate communication between deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students and their peers, our staff and other adults, using sign language. Interpreter will model signs for DDH students during instructional and non-instructional periods, such as playtime and school-related extracurricular activities. The educational interpreter provides interpreting and support services (educational tutoring) to students who are DHH being educated in their local scholl district. Other duties may be performed when they do not interfere with interpreting include tutoring, participation in meetings and being an active member of the school’s educational team.¬†

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education
  • plus one year experience working with children.
  • 60 semester credit or 90 quarter credits of college or a passing score on the ParaPro assessment
  • Requires a minimum of a certificate of graduation from a post-secondary interpreter-training program

Certifications required:

  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Level III certification or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), CI & CT (Required)
  • NIC is also accepted

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the English language, especially grammar
  • Hearing aids and microphones; cleaning, testing and troubleshooting
  • Deaf culture
  • Children and their development

Desirable Skills:

  • Expressive American Sign Language
  • Receptive American Sign Language
  • Ability to work with students
  • Organizing the necessary materials for teaching sign language
  • Ability to be flexible regarding work assignments

Additional Information:

  • Individuals pursuing certification¬†may apply (pre-certified).
  • Cued speech is not required.¬†

In addition to rewarding career opportunities, Duluth Public Schools offers an excellent benefit package to employees who are hired into positions scheduled to work 24 hours/week or more. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Medical/Prescription Drug Plan with Health Reimbursement Arrangement

  • Single Coverage ‚Äď District pays 100% of premium (FREE) + contributes $2,612.50¬†into HRA annually
  • Family Coverage ‚Äď District pays 75% of premium (25% employee contribution) + contributes $5,225.00¬†into HRA annually

Dental Plan

  • Single Coverage ‚Äď District pays 100% of Basic premium (FREE)
  • Family Coverage ‚Äď District pays 25% of Premium

Life Insurance

  • District provides minimum of $50,000 of life insurance at no cost, employee may purchase supplemental life insurance

Long Term Disability

  • District-provided at no cost to employee

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employees may elect to contribute on a pre-tax basis to Health Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts


  • The District contributes 7.5% of your total salary in the Public Employees Retirement Association¬†pension plan.
  • Employees may also elect to participate in Tax-Shelter Annuity options.

Time Off

  • Each bargaining unit contract defines time off provisions such as holidays, sick/personal leave, vacation, etc.¬†

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 218-336-8722 or email at