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Sign Language Interpreter

Company name
Long Beach Unified School Dist

Salary
28.90 - $35.81 Hour

Location
Long Beach, CA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Disability, Bilingual, Education, Government

Posted on
Oct 16,2019

Valid Through
Jan 29,2020

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PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for the position you must submit Official Transcripts or your degree to the Personnel Commission Office.  Additionally, you will need to submit valid certification issued by the Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf or equivalent.  The equivalent must have a score of 4.0 higher to be qualified.  

Under general supervision, provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals to facilitate communication between students, staff, parents, teachers and others; independently interpret complex subject matter, educational concepts and special events in a variety of settings; perform related duties as assigned.

 

Examples of Duties:

The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class.  This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

•    Provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals to facilitate communication between students, staff, parents, teachers and others; serve as a resource regarding the deaf and hard of hearing community and culture and the role of interpreters. E

•    Serve as an interpreter in a variety of settings such as classrooms, assemblies, theatrical performances, sporting events, meetings, conferences, after school programs, field trips, special events, vocational trainings, workshops and emergency situations. E

•    Interpret during classroom and other activities including lectures and discussions, non-captioned visuals, story readings, plays and public address announcements; utilize a register range appropriate to the setting and intent of the speaker. E

•    Provide expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration in American Sign Language, manually coded signed English systems and voicing into English for deaf and hard of hearing students, District staff, parents and others. E

•    Communicate with students utilizing the mode of communication best suited to their needs in accordance with Individualized Education Plans (IEP); participate in IEP meetings as requested; confer with District staff regarding student progress and other concerns; maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information. E

•    Review textbooks and academic materials to prepare for interpreting; confer with teachers regarding environmental changes to enhance instruction and modification of assignments for students; operate audio-visual equipment as needed. E

•    Reinforce instructional concepts and assure student understanding of classroom instruction and related materials; interpret student questions, comments and responses to teachers. E

•    Encourage and guide students to focus on assigned tasks, be involved in learning activities, and become self-reliant; assist students with and demonstrate use of auditory equipment as needed. E

•    Observe and record information regarding student behavior, progress and other significant data as assigned. E

•    Assist with monitoring classroom, outdoor, playground, field trips and other activities to assure the safety of students. E

•    Interpret for deaf and hard of hearing District staff and others at meetings, trainings and other events where interpretation is needed. E

•    Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, conferences, workshops and in-service trainings to maintain current knowledge of field of specialty. E

Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized E which identifies essential duties required of the classification.  This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Employment Standards:

Knowledge of:

Expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration in American Sign Language, manually coded signed English systems and voicing into English.

Concerns of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  

Basic concepts of child development, age appropriate behaviors and classroom management techniques.

Equipment utilized by the deaf and hard of hearing.

Subjects taught in schools such as arts, literature, mathematics, history and science.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Correct oral and written usage of English.

Ability to:

Provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals to facilitate communication.

Provide expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration in American Sign Language, manually coded signed English systems and voicing into English.

Encourage and guide students to focus on assigned tasks, be involved in learning activities and to become self-reliant.

Maintain a continuing relationship with students and staff over a prolonged period.

Understand and relate to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Direct students into safe activities and encourage positive relationships.

Oral and written communication skills.

Work independently with little direction.

Meet schedules and timelines.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  

Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.

Work collaboratively as an educational team member.

Education and Training:

Consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and other related legislation, candidates for this classification must meet the following standards:

The equivalent of graduation from high school and one of the following:

1.    Completion of at least two years of study (48 semester units or 60 quarter units) at an institution of higher education; Or

2.    Attainment of an Associate of Arts degree or higher degree; Or

3.    Meeting a rigorous standard of quality by receiving a passing score in an examination administered by the Personnel Commission which demonstrates the knowledge and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics.

Completion of course work in Deaf Studies, Early Child Education or a related field is preferred.

Experience:

Valid certification issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or equivalent. The following certifications are recognized by the State with a score of level 4.0 or above:

1. National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

2. American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI)

3. Educational Interpreters Performance Assessment (EIPA)

4. Educational Sign Skills Evaluation (ESSE)

 

Special Requirements:

Some positions in this classification may require the use of personal automobile and the possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.

The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, sex or sexual orientation at any district site and/or activity pursuant to BP 4030.

The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to policy BP 4119.11.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following:  screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process.  Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.  

 

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