Community Mediation Services - Jamaica, NY

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Community Mediation Services (CMS)

Interpreters/Translators Needed

Address: 89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, NY, 11432, US

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Mid-May, 2014 (longer if the intern wants to stay on and the agency agrees)

Applications taken on a rolling basis

Approximately 138 languages are spoken in Queens ( according to NY State Comptroller ).

CMS is looking for interns who are bilingual or multilingual. Do you speak any of the following?

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Tagalog (Filipino)
  • French Creole
  • Another language

  • Interpreters/Translators are needed to assist during mediations.

    Additionally, the work may include:
    • promoting various types of mediation
    • outreach/recruitment of program participants
    • translating brochures and other materials
    • occasionally attending workshops and meetings
    • phone calls, emails and in-person meetings
    • writing correspondence
    • assisting at trainings
    • research using the internet
    • development of new trainings and programs
    • time spent in a nearby courthouse
    • data entry
    • occasional travel outside of Queens may be required
    Skills and experience – Required:
    • fluency in speaking and understanding a language other than English
    • professional appearance and phone manner – strong communication skills
    • computer skills (outlook and Word)
    • organized, with an ability to work within deadlines
    Skills and experience – Helpful, but not required:
    • fluency in reading and writing a language other than English
    Time required: 10 – 15 hours per week.
    Our core need for translation is:
    • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday morning from 9:30 or 10:00; and,
    • either Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 5:30 til 8:00
    (sometimes in Jackson Heights.)
    Educational Requirements:
    College students and retirees welcome to apply
    Unpaid – but interns receive:
    • free Basic Mediation Training
    • the chance to sit in/audit other trainings
    • hands on experience promoting and developing new trainings/program
    CMS, located in Jamaica, Queens, has been operating for over thirty years and has twenty-four programs.
    Its mission is to create and promote more effective approaches to conflict resolution and problem solving for youth, their families, and for individuals, institutions and organizations within the community. CMS’ goal is to empower people to develop skills and to identify resources needed to resolve their own problems. Each program at Community Mediation Services fosters self-determination and creativity within a multi-cultural community.
    Please send a resume and cover letter to (Mr.) Lee Chabin at . No phone calls, please.
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