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Position: Sign Language Interpreter

Reports To: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program Coordinator

Job Goal: Facilitate communication between signing and non-signing individuals within the school setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Interpret or transliterate as indicated in the assigned students’ individual education plan. 
  2. Interpret or transliterate for deaf or hard of hearing students in discipline situations as requested.
  3. Assist diagnostic personnel in communicating with students in the D/HH Program during evaluations.
  4. Maintain a notebook or folder describing assignment to be available to substitute interpreters.
  5. Participate in workshops or training opportunities to enhance skills related to the role of a sign language interpreter.
  6. Adjust schedule as needed if another interpreter is absent.
  7. When not filling the role of interpreter, assist in classroom or provide supervision as needed.
  8. Interpret or transliterate during announcements, assemblies or other special events as requested.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Terms of Employment:  10 month assignment at a pay rate established by the Board of 

Directors in accordance with its Agreement.


Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated at least annually in accordance 

with the Board of Control policy on evaluation of educational support personnel.



  1. Approval by ISBE as sign language interpreter at Initial, Standard or Master Level.
  2. Ability to interpret/transliterate for deaf or hard of hearing students in classrooms or other mainstream situations.
  3. Working knowledge of the Code of Ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.


$25.57 - $33.03/hr. depending on previous experience.

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