ASL Interpreter

INTERPRETER FOR THE DEAF

Job description:

To facilitate the conveyance of information to and from Deaf/Hard of Hearing students, employees and parents including concrete information and the social and emotional content of information.

Responsibilities:

  • Operates in a manner commensurate with students’ age, maturity and academic abilities.
  • Interprets the locations and times designated and makes adjustments to scheduling as requested to meet students’, employees’ and/or parents’ needs.
  • Refers questions and concerns regarding Deaf/Hard of Hearing students to appropriate program personnel or to school officials.
  • Assumes position for interpreting to allow clients to see both the speaker and the interpreter.
  • Provides directions and materials for substitute interpreters.
  • Voices for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students, employees and/or parents as appropriate.
  • Participates in IEP meetings as requested by Deaf/Hard of Hearing program personnel.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities to support the mission of the district as appropriate

Preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.
  • Knowledge of District policies on immunization, medication, first aid, child abuse/neglect and substance abuse.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and other staff members

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid NM Interpreting License (through NM Regulation and Licensing Department)
  • RID Certification OR EIPA Performance Score of 4.0 or above.

Please submit the following to jobs@abhs.k12.nm.us:

ABHS Employment Application
Resume
Evidence of Licensure
At least one letter of reference

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