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Duties

  • 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. 

Qualifications

- 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/Benefits

Salary and benefits determined by the Board of Directors of SWCCCASE

How to Apply

Go to swcccase.org and apply under the employment tab

Job Posting Date

4/1/2024

Start Date

8/5/2024