Certified Sign Language Interpreters are needed in Houston ISD to translate spoken language using American Sign Language or other appropriate manual sign system to provide appropriate educational benefits for deaf/hard of hearing students. Competitive Salary with benefits.
Sign Language Interpreter
Interprets and translates spoken language using American Sign Language or other appropriate manual sign system to provide appropriate educational benefits for deaf/hard of hearing students. Facilitates communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
• Interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, events, and other spoken word situations using manual sign system appropriate for the language and cultural background of deaf/hard of hearing students.
• Accurately interprets deaf/hard of hearing students’ signs, words, and speech for other students, faculty, and staff where necessary and according to the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
• Works with teachers to gain understanding of relevant concepts to better facilitate translation for deaf/hard of hearing students according to the student’s IEP.
• Maintains current and accurate data required for students’ files and IEP. Participates in AED/IEP meetings, teacher/parent conferences, or other meetings as appropriate.
• Communicates with local school staff regarding student’s progress, abilities, and modifications as appropriate.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma or GED
• No experience.
• TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION
Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)
Texas State Permit to provide interpreting or transliterating services; or NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Level I, II, III, or IV; or RID ( Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) Certificate of Interpreting, RID Certificate of Transliterating, RID Comprehensive Certification, or RID CI and CT.
• LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.
• WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT
Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an “as needed” basis.
• BUDGET AUTHORITY
No budget development activity is required.
• PROBLEM SOLVING
Decisions are made on routine matters affecting few individuals and usually within the confines of the job’s own department. Specific job activities and results are typically reviewed closely. There are limited requirements for developing new ideas or changes in methods, procedures or services.
• IMPACT OF DECISIONS
Follows rules and procedures. Decisions can have minimal or no impact to HISD. Errors can be readily detected, usually by the employee, and, if made, would result in minor expense for correction.
Information sharing – gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.
• CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.
• WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements.
Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.
There are several sign language interpreter positions (at 3 different campus’s Barbara Jordan, T.H. Rogers, Anderson Elementary): Employment link to the Houston ISD job site.