Date Posted:  November 22, 2022

Position Title: Interpreter 

Assignment: ISD 624 – White Bear Lake

Hours: 7 hours/day

Starting Salary: $25.70 per hour (plus $5,500/year stipend for Certified Interpreters)

Expected Starting Date: ASAP

Nature of Work:

Incumbents are responsible for facilitating communication between the deaf/hard of hearing students and staff and peers in the educational settings, and other activities.

Typical Class Responsibilities: 

  • Provides communication links utilizing sign language interpreting or oral interpreting between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals; and provides communication access for the deaf/hard of hearing students in the classroom, in lectures, and during the students’ daily interactions with others.
  • Reviews curriculums, lesson plans, videos, and instructional materials in order to facilitate interpreting services.
  • Educates staff about the deaf/hard of hearing student needs and accessibility requirements for student success.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level

Training and Experience Requirements: 

Associate degree (A.S., A.A.) or two-year technical certificate in Sign Language Interpreter.

Licensing Requirements: 
Certifications recognized by RID and/or MN Department of Education preferred including CT, CI, NIC, NAD or EIPA.

Knowledge Requirements: 

  • Applicable principles and practices needed to support deaf/hard of hearing students;
  • American Sign language;
  • Interpreting processes, standards, and techniques;
  • Applicable tools, specialized equipment, techniques, methods, and materials;
  • Understanding of the deaf/hard of hearing and the cultural awareness needed to support those students;
  • Interpreters’ Code of Professional Conduct;
  • Foundational proficiency in English linguistics;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Computers and related software applications.

Skill Requirements: 

  • Providing interpreting services;
  • Analyzing and synthesizing information to be able to provide a linguistically and culturally equivalent message in the target language;
  • Conducting needs assessments;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Preparing and maintaining records;
  • Applying local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements: 
Positions in this class typically require:  climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

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