TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Length of position: 12 month employee
Under the supervision of the Superintendent, performs highly advanced (senior-level) ASL interpreter work. Work involves interpreting or translating into English and/or American Sign Language. Duties may include but are not limited to interpreting during: meetings, interviews, counseling, emergencies, staff development, Governing Board meetings, conferences, and out of town assignments. The position requires flexible hours and the ability to travel to meet the needs of the Superintendent including nights and/or weekends as required. Must have reliable transportation and be able to respond and adapt to changing assignments in a prescribed time frame. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Provides interpreting services for the Superintendent and other stakeholders as assigned by the Superintendent.
Ensures a high quality of service with regard to interpreter services, skills, and adherence to TSD standards, local, state and federal regulations, as well as the RID Code of Professional Conduct.
Participate in large scale planning and other supervisory level meetings (i.e. SLC) as requested.
Attend planning meetings in preparation for big events.
Acts as a resource to faculty and staff on issues related to interpreting, CPC or refers them to sources where such information is available.
Establishes and maintains good working relationships as may be required by assignments.
Preps for assignments by reading and becoming familiar with technical vocabulary and content.
Enhances skills through continuing education and professional development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent
BEI Level IV, V, or Master certification from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, or equivalent
Five years of interpreting experience
Two years providing interpreting services to an executive
Sign Language: The ultimate required proficiency level for the position using the levels designated in the Signed Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) is ADVANCED.
Bachelor degree in a relevant field
Previous experience as an interpreter in an educational setting
Trilingual Interpreter (English, Spanish, American Sign Language) is preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES/ATTRIBUTES
Instructional Knowledge— knowledge of content, instructional methodologies, classroom management, techniques, principles, reading content, and instruction.
Knowledge of State, local, and Federal laws and regulations affecting the lives and education of students. Must have an understanding of child and adolescent development and have the skills to manage student behavior.
Problem-solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Effective Communication—the individual must be able to appropriately communicate with colleagues, students, parents, families, administrators, supervisors, and the public using a variety of media.
Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.
Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors their own work to ensure quality.
Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits a willingness to try new things.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
Interpreter IV – For equivalent MOS code go to pg 9 of http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Soc