Sign Language Interpreters Vacancies

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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.

Position Title:

Sign Language Interpreter

Position Summary:

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.

Immediate Supervisor:

Not Available

Illustrative Duties:

• 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.

Position Requirements:

• High School Diploma or GED

• No experience.

Other Requirements:
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.
No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.
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.
No budget development activity is required.
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.
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.
Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.
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.

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12 responses to “Sign Language Interpreters Vacancies”

  1. Mark McDonald says:

    I would be interested in learning a more detailed description of the kind of skill you are looking for in an Interpreter. I am a skilled non-certified interpreter, but am trying to gather the funds to be able to afford the certification tests. If you would like to contact me via email, feel free to do so; or you may contact me on my cell: (304) 997-1665

  2. Birjees says:

    Hi, I am ITP student at lonestar college and about to graduate in December 2010 I am an intern right now and then will apply for my certification test. Meanwhile I am looking for a job in related field and interested in developing my education within. I would like to know about the position you are hiring for and level of skills required. Thank you

  3. Reuben says:

    I’ve been knowing sign language since i was 2 years of. Both of my parents are deaf and I am really skilled at this; but I don’t have a certification and i am really interested in this position so if you would like to get in touch with me my email is or you can reach me at my cell (832) 477-0268

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