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Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter/Cued Speech Translator (7648)

School: Special Education

Schedule: As needed to Substitute

Starting Hourly Rate $18.50 per hour

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Start Date: ASAP

Position Objective:

To transliterate and interpret, through use of Sign Language or Cued Speech, materials for the hearing disabled student. Facilitates communication between users and non-users of Sign Language or Cued Speech.

Essential Functions
Transliterates and interprets, through use of Sign Language or Cued Speech, materials for the hearing disabled student.
• Provides interpreting and tutoring support to hearing disabled students, which includes, but is not limited to: general or special education classes, physical education, music, recess, lunch; performs note-taking and interprets during testing situations and medical services. May also assist students in the community, as directed.
• Facilitates and supports accommodations and modifications specified on Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or as designated by the Special Educator.
• Under direction of the teacher, determines appropriate accommodations and modifications and develops and implements lesson plans.
• Coordinates transliterating and interpreting duties with supervising teacher(s) of hearing disabled students, including working with Oral/Aural students.
• Monitors and maintains classroom activities when the teacher is engaged with other students. Conducts tutoring, as directed by certified teacher.
• Prepares and sets up educational materials, as required or requested.
• Under the direction of teachers and audiologists, is responsible for the maintenance and use of specialized equipment and the maintenance of high and low adaptive technology equipment.
• Assists and supports in the development of lesson plans and provides feedback to teacher(s)/supervisor(s) on individual students.
• Provides transliterating and interpreting support, through use of Sign Language, to parents, staff and other individuals in order to develop and provide appropriate student programming.
• Communicates with parents about routine issues, as directed.
• Monitors student activity in classrooms, hallways, lunchrooms, playgrounds and other locations, as required or requested.
• May be under direct or indirect supervision of certificated staff while interacting with student(s) on or away from school campus.
• Maintains the confidentiality of student information.
• Operates office equipment, as required or requested.
• Completes training programs and attends meetings, as required.
• Follows established District policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as required or requested.
Education & Experience:

Associate’s degree in interpreting and thorough knowledge of American Sign Language, CASE, Pidgin, SEE, and/or
Cued Speech.

Licensure & Certification:

Must have one of the following: Colorado Educational Interpreter Certificate of Verification (CEIC), State Authorization as an Educational Interpreter, or possess the minimum requirements to obtain a TTE as an Educational Interpreter through the DPS Department of Student Services.

Equipment & Vehicles Used:

Operate and use general office equipment and supplies, personal computers, related software and equipment (e.g., printer), audio-visual equipment.

Physical & Environmental Conditions:

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. Total communication is using any means of communication -- sign language, voice, fingerspelling, lipreading, amplification, writing, gesture, visual imagery (pictures). The employee frequently is required to remain stationary. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 pounds. The employee may occasionally be required to push/pull/move students weighing up to 200 lbs assisting/managing behavior during crisis situations, and move student in wheelchair. Vision: Close and distance required with ability to see objects in presence of glare or bright lighting (e.g., computer screen) for extended periods of time. Speech/Hearing: Frequently interact with coworkers, students and public.

Mental Functions:
While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data and must rely on interpersonal skills when working with employees, students and/or the public. Frequently required to communicate, coordinate, instruct, compute, compile and negotiate.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in climate controlled indoor administrative office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, depending upon office or meeting location.

The duties, mental functions, physical demands and work environment factors described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this classification.

Due to the volume of applicants we receive, you will be contacted if an interview is requested.

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