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Sign Language Interpreter Job Posting – Rio Rancho, NM Public Schools

Job Posting

2014/2015 School Year

Minimum Qualifications

   Required

  • Current New Mexico Department of Education license.
  • Completion of an accredited interpreter training program, or equivalent.
  • Three years’ experience as a sign language interpreter. Work experience in a post-secondary educational setting preferred.
  • Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

   Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Accurately interpret spoken language to sign language and interpret sign to spoken language for lecture classes, physical education classes, labs, meetings and various assignments as scheduled; follow and give oral and written directions; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population; maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Must be skilled in American Sign Language and appropriate forms of manually coded English; may be required to sign for extended periods of time. Must be prepared to sign under various environmental conditions.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Travels in assigned areas of the RRPS District to provide direct services and/or consultation services to school age children who are deaf or hearing impaired, their parents, teachers, and IEP teams.
  • Contributes to the development of the IEP with goals, modifications, and learning styles.
  • Coordinates with site-based goals and district-wide objectives by recommending appropriate specialized evaluations as needed, such as on-campus orientation and mobility, assistive technology, and adaptive PE as needed.
  • Consults and serves as a liaison with diagnosticians, classrooms teachers, students, and parents concerning appropriate evaluations, modifications, and test administration.
  • Interpreting all intended messages in the classroom, during social interactions, meetings, or after-school events as decided by the educational team.
  • Assists classroom teachers in adapting materials for students with hearing impairment in a wide variety of classroom settings, student ages, and experiences.
  • Other responsibilities in addition to interpreting may include:  negotiate or mediate language transactions by adding information to clarifying meaning, explain vocabulary, interpret for tests or exams if necessary as determined by the educational team.
  • Ensure the safety of all children, including hearing children, and alert staff if potential danger is perceived.
  • Conducts in-service and/or trainings for classroom staff, district staff, community organizations or other individuals or groups as assigned by supervisor.
  • Provides appropriate instructional classroom activities for students as well as assists in obtaining modified standardized testing materials.
  • Under direction, interprets/transliterates spoken language using American Sign Language or other manual sign system, and vice versa, to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
  • Interprets audio medical reports as they relate to educational environments.
  • Helps arrange physical environment of the classroom for optimum learning and safety of students.
  • Accurately interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, meetings, events, and other spoken word situations into fluent English using manual sign system appropriate for the language and the cultural background of deaf/hard of hearing students and staff.
  • Works with faculty and college departments to gain understanding of relevant concepts to better facilitate translation for deaf/hard of hearing students.
  • Provides information and orientation to deaf/hard of hearing students in emergency situations.
  • Works effectively in teams with other sign language interpreters.
  • Maintains certification by completing continuing education units required by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
  • Adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.
  • May utilize technologies to transcribe speech to text in classroom and other settings.
  • Uses and applies appropriate conflict resolution skills with students, including reporting incidences to the appropriate school administrator/staff.
  • Contributes to the development of appropriate goals and objectives for student academic achievement.
  • Maintains records of student performance as it relates to students’ ASL proficiency.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service training activities and schools.
  • Complies with state-approved New Mexico Administrative Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession and the RRPS Employee Standards of Conduct and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Performs related duties consistent with job description and assignment as assigned.

Work Hours: Work hours are established in employment contract.  Additional work hours may be assigned by the Director of Special Services for RRPS.

Application Procedure:

The following documents must be attached to complete this application:

  • One (1) transcript from each crediting college or university
  • Copy of Professional License
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Rio Rancho Public Schools – Signed Language Interpreter

Primary Location – District Office – Special Services

Salary Range – Per Year

Shift Type – Full-Time

Rio Rancho Public Schools – Signed Language Interpreter

Job Contact Information

Name: Theresa Griffin-Golden

Title: Director of Secondary Special Education

Email: tgolden@rrps.net

Rio Rancho Public Schools – Signed Language Interpreter

 

Rio Rancho Public Schools

500 Laser Rd.

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

(505) 896-0667

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Laredo TX I.S.D. Certified Staff Interpreter Vacancy Posting $50k Min.

LAREDO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

POSITION: Certified Deaf Interpreter – (min. $50,000)

SALARY:  Min $50,000 (salary negotiable)

BENEFITS: Partially paid health and life insurance, five days state personal leave, five days local sick leave and TRS retirement plan.

MINIMUM DUTY DAYS: 10 Months (187 days)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or G.E.D.; Some experience working with deaf or hard-of-hearing students. Minimum Level I certification from the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Board of the Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE SKILLS:

1. Must be able to interpret/transliterate with at least 70% accuracy in both expressive and receptive domains.

2. General knowledge of language development and child development

3. Knowledge of deaf culture and the ability to interact with the deaf community

4. Strong people skills

5. Ability to work with children with disabilities

6. Ability to follow verbal and written instruction ability to communicate effectively

7. Knowledge of general office equipment

8. Have a constructive and cooperative attitude towards the duties of the school, the staff and the students

9. Fluent signing skills

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: NA

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience as an interpreter in an educational setting. Meet one of the following requirements:

1. Completion of an Associate degree or higher from an accredited institution.

2. 48 semester credit hours from an accredited institution.

REPORTS TO: Principal and Deaf Education Teacher

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher. Interpret for students who are deaf or hard-of- hearing. Model language for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and facilitate communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing students and staff.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled.

Apply by submitting an application with a resume to the Division of Human Resources, Laredo Independent School District, 1702 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas 78040. For application, job description or more information, please contact us at (956)-273-1000, 1-888-527-3308, or e-mail us at humanresources@laredoisd.org

Internal applicants may apply by submitting a letter of intent with a resume. It is the policy of the Laredo Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national origin, gender, limited English proficiency, or handicapping condition in its programs.

CASTING SEARCH – Deaf or Hard of Hearing – Dallas, Fort Worth Area

CASTING SEARCH – People who are deaf or hard of hearing

We are looking for people with actual conditions that are charismatic, attractive and modern, NOT actors playing a part.

People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Females and Males – Teens – 50s.

 

 

Rate – $1,250 + 20% agency if applicable

Usage – 1 year, All print mediums. No broadcast.

Exclusivity – Telecom Industry

Audition date – August 5 or 6, 2014

Shoot dates – August 20 or 21, 2014 – 8 hour shoot max, talent will work 1 day.

 

Casting Directors – Tisha Blood + Matthew Taylor – Buffalo Casting

Location – DFW. All talent for local hire.

To be considered – You must be available for either audition and both shoot dates.

 

Please email to:

auditions@buffalocasting.com

with the subject “Deaf” or “Hard of Hearing” depending on which.

Include a picture and contact information. If selected, we will contact you.

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Sign language interpreters ‘shake it’ during the Country Stampede

Stampeed

 

Article from the Topeka Capital-Journal

cjonline.com

By Ellen Fike

ellen.fike@cjonline.com

Full Story Here

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