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Sign Language Interpreter

Company name
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Employment Type

Disability, Bilingual, Education

Posted on
Apr 18, 2023

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Work type:

Full Time Administrative


Indianapolis, IN


Administrative/Professional, Other

General Description of Position:

The Sign Language Interpreter serves Deaf/hard of hearing students using American Sign Language or other sign systems in the classrooms and lecture rooms, during films, counseling and tutoring sessions, school related meetings, activities, campus events, and other school-related functions.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, meetings, events, and other spoken word situations in a variety of settings, virtually and in-person.

2. Accurately Interprets deaf/hard of hearing students’ signs into fluent English for other students, faculty, and college staff.

3. Provides information and orientation to deaf/hard of hearing students in emergency situations.

4. Works effectively in teams with other sign language interpreters.

5. Maintains certification by completing continuing education units and required professional development

6. Adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

ABILITY TO: Accurately interpret spoken language to sign language and interpret sign to spoken language for lecture 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.

KNOWLEDGE OF: American Sign Language and other sign systems used by student/consumer; Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct; technical signs or specialized vocabulary used in the courses assigned; Deaf culture, local Deaf community, and resources for the d/Deaf; specialized equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing (such as VP).

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Graduate from ITP program. National and State certification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by Human Resources, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.) Education: Completion of an accredited interpreter training program, or equivalent. Experience: Three years experience as a sign language interpreter. Work experience in a post-secondary educational setting preferred. License or Certificate: Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


18 Apr 2023

US Eastern Daylight Time

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