Interpreter

POSITION: Part-time contractor position as school interpreter for deaf/hard of hearing student(s). 

COMPENSATION: $21/hour

BENEFITS: N/A for contractors

SCHEDULE: TBD

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Facilitates communication between the DHH (deaf / hard of hearing) student and others, including school staff, service providers, and peers within the educational environment. Perform interpreting duties in the classroom, tutoring, supplemental or special instruction, therapies, and related educational situations, as directed and under the supervision of the certified teacher/staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicate effectively and interpret accurately from spoken English to sign language (ASL, Pidgin Signed English, or Manually Coded English, whichever appropriate and specified in the IEP) and from sign language to spoken English

  • Assist with critical daily activities such as classroom transition times, recess, and mealtime supervision
  • Continuously monitor the student to ensure safety at all times

  • Work with the teacher to ensure the student knows the new signs that will be introduced with new vocabulary
  • Assist the student with tutoring or other supplemental instruction under the direction of the certified teacher

  • Assist in implementing a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and accommodations 
  • Other related duties as required

 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Adhere to the Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by the Teacher Standards & Practices Commission and the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) Guidelines of Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters (found on www.classroominterpreting.org)

  • Work cooperatively with Special Education and other support staff to ensure that the student with special needs will have a successful educational experience

  • Contribute a community spirit and a willingness to participate when possible in support of the school community

  • Adhere to all school and board systems, protocols and policies that are developed

  • Maintain professional competence through participation in school-provided in-service activities and/or self-selected professional growth activities related to job responsibilities (The “Idaho Educational Interpreter Act” requires 80 hours of CEH’s every five years.)

  • Maintain confidentiality of information about enrolled children and families, staff, personnel issues, contributors, and other school operations, as per FERPA regulations and policies

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment

  • A minimum score of 3.5 or better on the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) or, NAD (National Association of the Deaf) certification level 3 or higher or, nationally certified by RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) or apply for and be granted an Emergency Authorization per the Idaho Educational Interpreter Act

  • Adhere to Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct

  • Capacity to assume responsibility for own professional development

  • Ability to read and speak English proficiently

  • Must hold professional liability insurance

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher 

  • Experience working with children in education and special education settings 

  • Coursework in, and/or knowledge of, Waldorf education methods

  • Some knowledge of Spanish language

 

TO APPLY:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Upload digital copies of your cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation OR email them to employment@boisewaldorf.org after completing the online application.
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