American Sign Language - Educational Interpreter

Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, Colorado

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Date Posted November 14, 2019
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status
Salary Not Specified

Description:



American Sign Language (ASL) - Educational Interpreter
.812 FTE - 32.48 Hours Per Week
Hourly Pay Range: $21.77 - $33.78



BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.


LOCATION: Monarch K-8


Summary:
Assist teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) in carrying out the educational goals of students identified for DHH services. The primary assignment is to function as a signing interpreter for students with hearing loss and to support an efficient and effective educational environment for students to access signed communication.


Responsibilities:
-Sign language interpretation (may include sign to voice as well as voice to sign) for a student or students throughout the school day so that they may access all instructional and social environments.
-Work collaboratively with general education classroom teachers to facilitate signing interpretation and environmental feedback.
-Collaborate with teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists and other staff regarding the individualized needs of students with which they work.
-Attend monthly professional development and collaboration meetings.
-Plan for upcoming lessons and activities.
-Provide input for student meetings, such as formal Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
-Teaching and clarifying for students when needed, especially as related to new terms or language and the student use of an interpreter.
-Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
Required:

-Associates Degree in Educational Interpreting or related educational field
-Ability to provide signing communication to students, teachers, staff (ASL)
-A passing score on a state or national assessment system of interpreting skills (i.e., Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) , Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID))
-A passing score on a state or national of interpreting skill knowledge sets (i.e., EIKA)
-Respect confidentiality of staff and students and understand privacy issues within school
-Communicate (read, write, and speak) in English, must pass English component of interview process
-Completed and submitted BVSD on-line application


Preferred:
-Ability to plan, organize work and communicate with others effectively
-Ability to provide timely program coordination for signing interpretation and follow through with minimal direction
-Ability to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor at all times
-Knowledge of total school atmosphere
-Bilingual (Spanish/English)


Salary Information:
-Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.


Application and Selection Procedure:
-Apply on-line at http://bvsd.org (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).
-If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
-Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.


The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html


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