The Interpreter's primary responsibility is to provide high quality, visual communication for students in a post-secondary setting. The individual will interpret classroom lectures, classroom related activities, campus events, or other assignments as directed by the Manager, Disability Services. Adequate preparation, attention to student relations and ongoing professional development are critical to the position. Assignments vary according to the type of communication system needed, the technical or unique nature of the subject matter vocabulary, lecture/class structure and content, the rate of the speakers delivery, the need for the student to participate in the instructional setting, and the number of deaf or hard of hearing students being served simultaneously.
Education & Experience:
- Completion of Grade 12 and graduation from a recognized Interpreter Training Program (ITP).
- AVLIC Written Test of Knowledge (WTK), required.
- Four (4) years of recent related experience interpreting in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or oral interpretation and English in an educational setting.
- Post-Secondary Sign Language Screen preferred (applies to sign language assignments).
- An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
- Completion of a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, preferred.
- Experience working within an educational team and interpreting in a “teamed setting”.
- Membership in the West Coast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI) is required.
Skills & Abilities:
- Bilingual in ASL and English and bicultural (an understanding of deaf culture).
- Demonstrates skill in a wide spectrum of ASL/English vocabulary choices to match student need.
- Ability to provide linguistic match with the student’s need in ASL or Contact sign (Signed English).
- Ability to provide clear articulation congruently with nonverbal support techniques when appropriate (applies to oral interpretation).
- Ability to quickly establish effective working relationships with students and members of the educational team.
- Ability to adapt to changing situations.
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the capacity to work harmoniously with others.
- Ability to meet work performance standards set by the College.
- Word processing skills with sound knowledge of MS Word
Salary Range: $28.72 – $33.67 Hourly (Pay Grade 27) + 20.8% in lieu of benefits
Employee Group: CUPE
Hours & Days of Work: Hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek.
Application Information: For a copy of the position description please click here.
Closing Date: Ongoing
Competition No.: C002-17
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