POSITION: ASL Interpreter/Coordinator (Full-Time)
$18.00 to $28.00 per hour (DOE and Certification)
Includes benefits package (Full medical, dental, and vision), vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays.
Summary of Position
This position will provide sign language interpreting services to consumers who use American Sign Language and to organizations requesting interpreting services for individuals who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. The individual will coordinate interpreting jobs and develop and maintain the interpreter registry list. ASL Interpreter/Coordinator will travel to various locations to provide direct sign language interpreting services.
Line of Authority
Supervised by the Executive Director and/or designee
Status of Position
Non-exempt; Full-Time Position (37.5 hrs. per week, 12 month)
Essential Functions of the Job:
- Provide advocacy on behalf of consumers who are deaf and/or hard-of-hearing.
- Educate the community about access accommodations and rights for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.
- Process interpreting requests and schedule interpreter services.
- Obtain and/or confirm proper authorizations for payment of requested interpreting assignments.
- Recruit for, maintain and update the Registry of Interpreters for the agency.
- Facilitate payment of Interpreters via the internal job approval process.
- Provide information & referral to consumers and the public regarding services and resources for the Deaf and/or hard-of-hearing.
- Educate the community and businesses about their requirements under the ADA to accommodate individuals who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing.
- Train Deaf consumers and the community to use Video Relay and/or other forms of electronic communication effectively.
- Provide Interpreting services and facilitate overlapping jobs with interpreters from the ILCKC Registry.
- Manage Interpreting Service Agreements for all customers and interpreters.
- Manage interpreting service invoices and assist with past-due payments.
- Provide documentation of all services provided in a timely manner.
- Interpret for staff and consumers (in-house) when necessary.
- Abide by the RID ‘Code of Professional Conduct’ and all accreditation standards.
- Work with department staff, to coordinate assignments and deliver signed services.
- Conduct agency business in a professional manner.
- Work with department staff to maintain and expand customer interpreting contracts.
- Attend conferences/workshops to maintain certification and stay current on best practices.
- All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Certification from the National Registry of Interpreters is preferred: Certification of Transliteration (CT), Certificate of Interpretation (CI), National Association for the Deaf (NAD), American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI), National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or equivalent.
- At least three years of experience working with and interpreting for persons who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing.
- Possess the interpersonal skills needed to interact effectively and diplomatically with other staff, the public, customers, interpreters, and consumers.
- Good problem solving skills, especially in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to apply principles of logical thinking in practical problems associated with scheduling assignments and the delivery of ASL services.
- Affiliation with and support of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC).
- Must have own transportation with proof of insurance and a clean driving record.
- Must be able to travel regularly throughout Kern County and surrounding Counties.
- Must be able to occasionally work early mornings, late evenings, and/or weekends to cover ASL assignments.
- Must be able to sit and/or stand for a moderate to high length of time to complete interpreting assignments and various forms of paperwork.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of Windows Operating Systems.
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