Deaf/Hard of Hearing Educational Interpreter

Newton County

Covington, Georgia

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Date Posted May 13, 2024
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Certification Needed
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Deaf/Hard of Hearing Educational Interpreter

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education, Building Administrator(s)

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Interpreter provides interpreting and/or transliterating services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in the educational environment. This environment includes classrooms, field trips, assemblies, counseling sessions, club meetings, extra-curricular activities, IEP meetings, and other educational settings.

CREDENTIALS: Quality Assurance Interpreting (QA-I) and Quality Assurance Transliteration (QA-T) Certification (minimum) Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) National Certification

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an Associate Degree from a two year interpreting program or a Level I Interpreting Certificate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1) Provides expressive and voice interpreting (may include American Sign Language, a form of manually coded English; and/or oral interpreting) for D/HH students in the educational environment.

  • Interprets during IEP team meetings and parent conferences.
  • Confers with classroom teacher(s) and D/HH Itinerant Teacher in order to better prepare for interpreting services.
  • Participates in educational team meetings for the purpose of reviewing progress of the Individual Education Program (IEP). Provides insight on the success of communication strategies.
  • Checks hearing aids and FM monitors for proper function daily.
  • Maintains an impartial attitude and professionalism. Guards confidentiality in accordance with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics.

WORK YEAR:190 days