Sign Language Interpreter
Sign Language Interpreter
General Statement of Job
American Sign Language Interpreter to work two hours a week for the Fall 2020 semester, providing interpreting for a deaf/hard of hearing student. The Sign Language Interpreter facilitates communication between deaf or hard of hearing students, faculty, staff and students in classrooms, meetings and activities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide a full range of interpreting services for deaf/hard of hearing students.
- Utilize skill in English and American Sign Language to facilitate communication for deaf/hard of hearing students.
- Provides in-class interpreting for deaf/hard of hearing students in classroom lectures and presentations.
- Assists the instructors in providing for the deaf/hard of hearing students communication needs.
- Provides oral interpreting to others on campus who do not use sign language.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Education, Experience, and Licenses
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of an accredited Interpreter Certification (Training) Program.
- Basic Certification (Level 3) of the Missouri Skill Level Standards for Sign Language Interpreters.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Work is mainly performed in the classroom/laboratory environment. There may be occasional off campus assignments. Work may be scheduled during any of the scheduled class times: days, evening and/or weekends. Extended standing or sitting required. Constant repetitive motion and mental processing required.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.