Educational Interpreter Tutor (DHH)
Weld County School District - Greeley, CO

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Exceptional Student Services - Non-licensed

Educational Interpreter Tutor (DHH)

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Exceptional Student Services - Non-licensed/Educational Interpreter Tutor DHH

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Chappelow K-8 School

Educational Interpreter Tutor (DHH)

Posted April 18, 2013

Deadline for application

: April 24, 2013

Contract length

: 2013-2014; 183 days



$17.31/hour plus benefits

Work Schedule


M-F, 7 hours per day

Nature and Scope of Job


The educational interpreter facilitating communication between persons who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others; conveys teacher instruction; assists students with daily activities; provides voice to sign and sign to voice support; participates as a team member to plan, collects and shares student information with educational team members; serves as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with students who are hard of hearing and/or deaf. This individual may also provide sign language support for parents or staff who require it; and for students in order for them to participate in extracurricular or other school activities.

Licenses, Certification or Formal Training:
Must have completed an associate degree in interpreting, or a related degree. Interpreters who are holders of a CEIC or CDE authorization prior to July 1, 2006 are not required to meet the degree requirements. Interpreters must hold a valid Colorado Educational Interpreter Certification of Verification (CEIC) or Authorization: Educational Interpreter granted by Colorado Department of Education.



Knowledge is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include; concepts of grammar and punctuation; fluent in receptive and expressive sign language in one or more of the following, American Sign Language, Pidgin or a manually coded English system such as Signing Exact English or Signed English; knowledge of the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct; and knowledge of Deaf Culture and child development. Ability is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; and working as part of a team.

Essential Job Functions


Adapts language level to communication needs of the student for the purpose of ensuring optimum visual communication.

Assists as a resource to regular education for the purpose of orienting staff to the functions of an interpreter.

Assists in modifying classroom logistics for the purpose of meeting the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Assists students who are deaf or hard of hearing in academic and non-academic activities, individually or in groups (e.g. regular classroom, library, computer lab, cafeteria, recess, sports, music, assemblies, special events, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.

Interprets or transliterates all language necessary during classroom instruction for the purpose of facilitation effective communication.

Maintains daily notebook/log for the purpose of providing assistance as needed and ensuring a safe and positive learning environment.

Participates in meetings (e.g. in-service, workshops, IEPs, parent/teacher meetings, etc. as requested) for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information related to the general goals of education to parents and/or students who may be deaf or hard of hearing.

Prepares for daily classroom lectures and activities (e.g. appropriate lighting, seating, optimum visual, etc.) for the purpose of providing a clear understanding and interpretation.

Provides support/tutoring to students who are deaf or hard of hearing for the purpose of facilitating communication and/or reinforcing classroom objectives under the direct supervision of the teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing.

Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, etc.) for the purpose of providing information or referring to appropriate personnel.

Tutors students who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of subjects for the purpose of supplementing their daily class activities and enhance learning.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

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