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  • Effectively and impartially facilitate communication among deaf and hard of hearing students and others in the educational environment.
  • Interpreting services at all school levels according to individual need.
  • Prepare for daily classroom lessons and activities for the purpose of clear understanding and interpretation. 
  • Reinforce previously taught concepts under the direction of a teacher for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Provide interpreting services to students at their IEP meetings. 
  • Interpret at the student’s functional language level.
  • Voice interpret for the deaf or hard of hearing students so that they can fully and freely participate in the instructional process. 
  • Work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing to provide instruction on how to effectively use an interpreter’s services based on their level. 
  • Accompany students on field trips or to activities which occur during school hours and in conjunction with school plans to ensure that access to effective communication is available.  
  • Interpret or transliterate in a mode that reflects the student’s language use, as outlined in the student’s IEP.
  • Work with the classroom teacher to adapt classroom/school activities to promote participation of deaf or hard of hearing individuals.
  • Model social strategies to encourage interaction between individuals who use sign language and those who do not.
  • Ensure incidental information is interpreted.
  • Provide plans for a substitute interpreter, as needed.
  • Position themselves appropriately to assure visual access to educational content.
  • Ahere to school policy in regards to attire and ensuring that attire is appropriate for the visual communication needs of the student.
  • Advocate for the needs of the student and the interpreter in all school settings.
  • Support the educational goals and outcomes as defined by the student’s IEP.
  • Provide the educational team with feedback on how the student is using an interpreter.
  • Assist in facilitating independence by continuously transitioning responsibilities to the student. 
  • Carry out behavior or individual behavior management programs: handle routine misbehaviors according to procedures outlined by the teacher.
  • Perform classroom duties (lunch duty, recess duty, etc.) only when interpreting is required.
  • Maintain flexibility regarding schedule changes in situations of student and/or interpreter absences.
  • Present in-service training to classroom/school personnel about the roles and responsibilities of the interpreter and/or deaf/hard of hearing related issues.
  • Ahere to the Code of Professional Conduct as outlined by the NAD/RID/NAIE.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


- High School Diploma or equivalent

- EIPA score of 3.5 or higher

- Valid certification from the RID or valid Illinois Board of Evaluation of Interpreters (IL BEI) Basic Certification or higher issued   by the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

- Ability to interpret/transliterate in classes for assigned Deaf/Hard of Hearing students

- Working knowledge of the Code of Ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Salary and benefits determined by the Board of Directors of SWCCCASE

How to Apply

Go to swcccase.org and apply under the employment tab

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