Are you a professional educator who envisions working in a school where students are seen for their assets and growth potential, colleagues collaborate in a highly supportive and effective manner, and school administrators trust and empower teachers and students alike? If so, Amy Biehl High School, a highly innovative charter school that prepares all students for college and post-secondary service and life, has an opening for a full time for an ASL interpreter for SY 23-24.
We offer a unique work environment with a positive staff culture anchored by five weeks a year without students to plan, collaborate and learn with colleagues. We are looking for a colleague that thrives in our collaborative, community-based setting, and believes all students can achieve. We are a fully inclusive school.
A successful candidate must be able to pass a background check and be able to get a NMPED license for Interpreter for the Deaf.
- 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.
- Uses appropriate signing methodologies to ensure the most comprehensive understanding for the majority of Deaf/Hard of hearing students in the classroom.
- 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
- Attends all staff meetings.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
Evidence of Licensure
At least one letter of reference
We are an ERB employer
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