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Deming Public Schools

Sign Language Interpreter (9862)

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TitleSign Language Interpreter
Posting ID9862
Description

JOB GOAL: The sign language interpreter is responsible for helping deaf or hearing-impaired individuals understand what is being said in a variety of situations. An interpreter must understand the subject matter so he or she can accurately translate what is being spoken into sign language. The interpreter is expected to provide the level of support as determined by the IEP team. They will work under a supervising teacher to make sure interpretation services are appropriate for meeting the needs of the student. The interpreter may be asked to perform additional duties relevant to their position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The sign language interpreter is expected to translate the spoken word into sign language. Carrying out this main duty requires listening, sign language and communication skills. A good memory is also important since an interpreter will need to remember what has been said in order to sign it.  The sign language interpreter may also be asked to: · Provides instructional and/or general interpretation for students in the classroom, and on campus grounds and for school activities. · Assists the teacher in the preparation of materials and activities for classroom specific to Hearing Impaired student(s). · Assists small groups and individual students with classroom activities and activities as needed for interpretation. · Assists students in learning sequential skills and adjusts individual programs as directed with primary focus on interpretation. · Participate in staff meetings and in service training activities as appropriate to performance of duties. · Assists student(s) in the classroom with reading, math and other subjects, clarifying  through interpretation as needed. · Assists student(s) through interpretation with classroom and homework assignments. · Reports information about a child's development and behavior to teachers. · May perform after school tutoring. · Assist in maintaining safety and security of children. · Performs related duties as required. · Maintain and provide to case manager documentation of strengths/deficits and communication needs of student(s).
KNOWLEDGE OF: · Effective interpretation strategies in a variety of settings, both formal and informal. · Educational needs of students with hearing impairment. · Techniques, policies and practices of instruction. · Basic principles and techniques of education. · School site and assigned, policies and procedures. · Policies and objectives of assigned programs. · Emergency and safety procedures. · First Aid and CPR.
ABILITY TO: · Prepare a variety of records and reports. · Assist teachers in classroom educational activities. · Establish and maintain effective relationships with others. · Communicate effectively. · Understand and follow oral and written directions. · Assist classroom teacher and students in a variety of settings · Prepare a variety of records and reports · Assist teacher in classroom education activities · Establish and maintain effective relationships with others · Communicate effectively orally and in writing

QUALIFICATIONS: · CPR and First Aid Training Applicant must be highly qualified which requires one of the following: · An associate degree or higher. · 48 hours of college courses. · Passing the Paraprofessional test . · A complete application on file. Interpreters are required to be licensed by the State of New Mexico through RID and the NMPED with one of the following: · Educational Signed Language Interpreter License: An educational signed language interpreter’s license entitles its holder to provide signed language interpreting services in K-12 educational settings as appropriate under the NAD-RID code of professional conduct. · Provisional Signed Language Interpreter License: A provisional signed language interpreter’s license entitles its holder to provide signed language interpreting services in community and educational settings as appropriate under the NAD-RID code of professional conduct for a maximum of five years while working to satisfy the requirements for a community signed language interpreter’s license or an educational signed language interpreter’s license. · Community Signed Language Interpreter License: A community signed language interpreter's license entitles its holder to provide signed language interpreting services in community, K-12 educational, and post-secondary educational settings as appropriate under the NAD-RID code of professional conduct.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  · While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  · The employee is required to stand, walk, and sit.  · The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  · Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  · Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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 inside environmental condition.  The employee is exposed to video display for prolonged periods. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Revised September 2017

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$11.91 / Per Hour
LocationSpecial Education Department

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/06/2020

Job Contact

NameBeth BoggsTitleDirector of Special Education
Emailbeth.boggs@demingps.orgPhone