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Sign Language Interpreter-Secondary
at Highline Public Schools
Job Reference #: 2017-2552
Sign Language Interpreter-Secondary
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Continuing
Salary: $22.55 - $26.96
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Additional Information: This position is for an ASL Interpreter, who will provide support for DHH
students. Salary is based on education level.
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JOB TITLE: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
GROUP: Teamsters III - Specialist LEVEL: dependent on certification
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date
SUMMARY: The Sign Language Interpreter facilitates communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing persons using various sign systems such as American Sign Language or Signing Exact English; assists students with daily activities, conveying teacher instruction and intent, providing voice to sign and sign to voice support. The Sign Language Interpreter participates as a team member to plan, review and share information and serves as a resource to other school personnel requiring communication assistance with hard of hearing and deaf persons.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: * Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. * Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. * Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. * A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Interprets for the deaf and hard of hearing student using various sign systems such as American Sign Language or Signing Exact English. * Communication between deaf and hard of hearing students and teachers. * Provides interpreting services in the classroom, school assemblies, field trips, and at special events. * Accompanies deaf and hard of hearing student to mainstream classes. Interprets teacher instructions and lectures using sign language. * Voice interprets student's signed responses for teacher or hearing students. * Communicates with teacher concerning student problems and progress. * Completes preparation for interpreting sessions. Discusses technical terms used in instruction. Reviews
JOB DESCRIPTION: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER classroom materials that will be presented. * Assists teacher in preparing classroom materials and in maintaining the classroom. * Acts as resource to provide information about hearing impairment to staff and hearing students. * Keeps records and prepares reports. * Provides interpreting services for job coaching and Realistic Transition Program (RTP). * Participates in meetings (e.g. staff/faculty in-service, workshops, parent/teacher meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information related to serving the general goals of education to the deaf and hard of hearing. Other Functions * Provides supplemental instructional support to both hearing and DHH students in a variety of subjects for the purpose of enhancing the learning environment. * Performs other duties and assists other personnel as may be required to ensure an efficient and effective learning environment for students.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education and Experience Required for Level 22 Pay: High school diploma or equivalent Two years of experience in interpreting for the Deaf and hard of hearing Education and Experience Required for Level 24 Pay: Successful completion of two-year Interpreter Training Program for sign language and pass the Educational Interpreter (EIPA) written assessment. Education and Experience Required for Level 25 Pay: Successful completion of two-year sign language interpreter training program and pass the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) of 3.5 or greater.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Two years paid work experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Pass the District's language interpretation test with a score of 80% or better. Criminal background clearance Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of American Sign Language Various signing systems such as PSE, MLC, and Signing Exact English Deaf culture and the needs of deaf and hard of hearing persons Practices and principles of para-education School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Use sign language rapidly and accurately, both expressively and receptively Work effectively with the deaf and hard of hearing and their instructors Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Highline Public Schools 00S2*SLI Sign Language Interpreter Lv22or24or25 Page 2 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion Organize work, problem solve and select action plans Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Use personal vehicle to travel between locations within the district as needed Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Principal or designee
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and uses personal vehicle and occasionally works in evenings or on weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Updated to add EEOC statement, 2017.04.28 Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.14 Revised Ability section with standard statements, 2014.03.13 Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2013.12.26 Revised by Human Resources to add district introduction, 2013.11.01 Revised by Human Resources to combine level 24 & 25 job description, 2013/07 Revised by Human Resources with approval from Special Services, 2013/05 Nash & Company, Sign Language Interpreter II, 09/2004 Previously - Sign Language Interpreter - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Revised by Human Resources Department, 11/1995 Revised by Personnel Department, 08/1991 Revised by E.A. Walsh and Company, 11/1990 Job description by E.A. Walsh and Company, 4/1989 Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical Highline Public Schools 00S2*SLI Sign Language Interpreter Lv22or24or25 Page 3 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121, email@example.com; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100, firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, email@example.com Highline Public Schools 00S2*SLI Sign Language Interpreter Lv22or24or25 Page 4 of 4
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