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Educational Interpreter II (Hearing Impaired)
Principal, EC Director
Open Until Filled
NATURE OF WORK:
An employee in this class is responsible for transliterating/interpreting for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the classroom or at school-related activities. Daily directions are provided by the general education teacher and/or the teacher of the deaf. The employee consults with the teachers when problems arise. Errors can seriously inhibit the progress of student learning. Limited supervision is provided.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Mastery of the communication modality used by the student who is deaf or hard of hearing.
- Mastery of English grammar, including syntax, spelling and punctuation.
- Working knowledge of typical language development.
- Strong interpersonal skills in relating to students and adults.
- Working knowledge of subjects being interpreted.
- Understanding of deafness and its impact on language development.
- Superior skill in expressive transliterating/interpreting at a rate commensurate with conversational speech and advanced level class lectures.
- Superior skill in reverse interpreting/transliterating while maintaining the integrity of the message.
- Ability to work as part of an Individualized Education Program team.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
An AA degree in Educational Interpreting from an accredited program and a minimum of two years experience in an educational setting or licensure from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or the Cued Speech Transliterator Training, Evaluation and Certification Unit (TEC Unit), and a minimum of two years of experience in an educational setting. Persons serving as an Educational Interpreter II must annually complete 15 hours of training related to interpreting that has been approved by the local education agency.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 10 months
SALARY: Salary Grade 64
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- The ability to be physically active, which includes, but is not limited to, standing, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, sitting and walking.
- Ability to reach with hands and arms routinely.
- Ability to carry furniture such as tables and chairs, supplies and materials
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds routinely and 30 pounds occasionally.
- Must be able to visually and orally communicate with staff and others.
- Must be able to facilitate the evacuation of students during emergency situations and/or drills.
- Facilitates communication between the student and his peers and the student and adults in the school environment.
- Studies the content of the lessons prior to class to ensure accurate representation of the lesson.
- Tutors students who are deaf or hard of hearing under the direction of the teacher.
- Provides feedback to teachers upon request.
- Serves as a liaison to promote positive and cooperative relationships within the school environment.
- May teach beginning or intermediate sign language classes to students or staff.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
Onslow County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.