Deaf Interpreter

Arlington ISD

Arlington, TX

JOB DETAILS
SALARY
$22.61 - $30.05 / Per Hour
JOB TYPE
Arlington, TX, US
Full-time
LOCATION
Arlington, TX
POSTED
30+ days ago

ROLE AND PURPOSE:

  • To provide communication support and assistance in the implementation of the instruction for each student in the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf. 

QUALIFICATIONS:    

Education/Certification:

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Interpreter Certification Level 1 or equivalent post-secondary coursework
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, customer service, telephone etiquette, administration support and positive interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • RID Code of Ethics
  • Fluent in a Sign System i.e. SEE, CASE, ASL
  • Ability to use Signing Exact English, SEE in the educational environment 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  

INSTRUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT

  • Provide Interpreting or Transliterating through Signing Exact English, SEE, during instruction in the assigned classroom
  • Reverse interpret student’s questions and comments in English in the assigned classroom
  • Assist students in prescribed activities to help provide individual instruction, as directed by the teacher to deaf students
  • Provide additional explanations to the students in order to ensure understanding

SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION CLIMATE

  • Have a working knowledge of district policies and practices that relate to the department.
  • Follow established schedule - the RDSPD Coordinator and deaf education teacher of the program is responsible for formulating the schedule of the interpreter.
  • Work cooperatively with principal, curriculum coordinator, special education teachers, support staff, and general education teachers to insure the success of the students 

SCHOOL/ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

  • Provide clerical duties as assigned; including, but not limited to: copying, faxing, filing, scanning and mailing documents related to classroom instruction
  • Assist with bus duty; playground activities, and extracurricular activities such as field day, programs, and similar events in which deaf students are participating 

ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  • Help keep classroom orderly and attractive when assigned to deaf education classroom
  • Prepare teaching materials for deaf education teacher during periods not assigned 

STUDENT MANAGEMENT

  • Assist students in prescribed activities to help provide individual instruction, as directed by the teacher to deaf students
  • Provide assistance in the classroom while following the classroom plan, behavior plan or BIP of a particular student. 

SCHOOL/COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • Maintain professional standards in regard to student confidentiality and information.
  • Interpret in various school activities as requested by the deaf education teacher, including PTA meetings, ARD meetings and faculty meetings
  • Promote positive awareness of deafness and its implications in the school and the community 

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend professional development regarding Sign Interpreting, language development in Deaf children and professional ethics by attending the SEE Skillshop yearly.
  • Acquire additional certification in Educational Interpreting
  • Develop personal growth in SEE to be used daily during classroom instruction.
  • Acquire knowledge of hearing equipment and Ling sounds while assisting the classroom teacher. 

SUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise and evaluate student practicum interpreters, as requested by the Coordinator of the RDSPD 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the RDSPD Coordinator or teacher of the Deaf

 

About the Company

Arlington ISD

The Arlington Independent School District offers an outstanding, well-rounded educational experience with award-winning academic and nationally recognized extracurricular programs. With more than 63,000 enrolled students, the Arlington ISD is the 11th largest school district in Texas. The AISD has a total of 76 schools - 10 high schools (six regular, four alternative), 11 junior high schools (10 regular, one alternative) and 55 elementary schools (54 regular, one pre-kindergarten). The district is the largest employer in Arlington and the third largest employer in Tarrant County with more than 8,000 administrators, teachers and support staff. Beliefs We believe that: Our success depends upon - A commitment by all to a clear and focused vision - Effective teaching and leadership - A positive culture that promotes continuous improvement by all - An engaged community Our students can excel Vision The AISD will be a premier school district and a leader in education. Mission The mission of the Arlington Independent School District is to empower and engage all students to be contributing, responsible citizens striving for their maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences. Goal 100% of AISD students will graduate exceptionally prepared for college, career and citizenship. Performance Objective Categories Academic Achievement College Readiness Workforce Readiness Leadership, Citizenship and Responsibility

COMPANY SIZE
5,000 to 9,999 employees
INDUSTRY
Education
FOUNDED
1952
WEBSITE
https://www.aisd.net/