Advanced Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2 openings)

Location
Ashburn, VA, Special Education School Based Office
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Dec 09, 2019
Ref
IRC2337
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Under the general supervision of the classroom teacher and school administrator, the interpreter/ interprets spoken information to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the educational environment.

Responsibilities

The interpreter is responsible for voicing for students when necessary in similar situations. The educational environment includes classroom, field trip, assembly, extracurricular activities, and other educational sites that are deemed appropriate for student learning.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Acts as the facilitator of communication between Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, school staff, fellow students, and others, as appropriate
* Accurately voice interprets for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Interprets the message faithfully, always conveying the content and spirit of the speaker, using the student• s primary mode of communication within the educational setting, and all communication (i.e., lectures, classroom discussions, conversations, PA announcements, school assemblies, etc.). Respects confidentiality in all areas of interpreting assignments; maintains an appropriate interpreter• student relationship at all times. Avoids advising, counseling, or interjecting personal opinions into the interpreted instruction or within the educational assignment
* Participates as an integral part of the educational team, consistently monitoring the student• s comprehension of the interpreted material, clarifying the message by altering the interpretation to more appropriately match the child• s language level if needed
* Learns signs for special vocabulary prior to need; conferences with student to discuss new signs for class related vocabulary
* Strives to maintain high professional standards in compliance with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
* Strives to further professional knowledge and skills through participation in workshops, classes, professional meetings, and interaction with professional colleagues
* Demonstrates knowledge of LCPS employment rules and regulations
* Performs related work as required

Qualifications

Graduation from high school preferably supplemented by training in sign language; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills: Personnel providing educational interpreting services for children using sign language shall have one of the following:

* A valid Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) Level III or Level IV; or
* A passing score on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Written Test along with a minimum of a Level 3.5 on the EIPA Performance Test; or
* Any other state qualification or national certification (excluding Certificate of Deaf Interpretation) recognized by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of hearing (VDDHH) as equivalent to or exceeding the VQAS Level III.
* Experience as an educational interpreter preferred
* Ability to relate to children, teachers, and other school staff and work collaboratively to support student
* VQAS Level II or EIPA 3.0 or better will be considered with the provision that a VQAS III or EIPA 3.5 be achieved within one year of hire.

Additional Details

Classified Salary Scale , Level 17

The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, or genetic information in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

Tel: 571-252-1100

How To Apply

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To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Please be sure to upload the following:

• Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
• Resume

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