American Sign Language - ASL Interpreter Job at Telnet Inc, Washington DC

  • Telnet Inc
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Job Title: American Sign Language - ASL Interpreter

Location: Federal Way, WA

Duration: 9 Months (Possible Ext.)

Job Description:

Position Type:

SPED: Classified Positions/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

Job highlights


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years interpreting experience for the deaf
  • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a minimum score of 4.0, and the EIPA written test with a passing score; or
  • National Interpreter Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), and the EIPA written test with a passing score
  • Experience using sign language systems such as ASL, PSE (Contact Signing), and SEE
  • Interpreting and transliterating skills (sign-to-voice & voice-to-sign)
  • Proficiency in using the English language
  • Evidence of continued training/professional studies
  • Recognized two-year interpreter training program
  • Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) with CI/CT Certification of Interpretation and/or Certificate of Transliteration or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
  • Educational interpreting experience
  • Criminal background clearance
  • Possess EIPA certification by first school/work day


Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others

Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice

Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage


  • Responsibilities include facilitating communication between the teacher and students in a classroom setting, and providing interpreting services for staff at school assemblies, staff meetings, and other special events
  • Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Accompany student(s) who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in all classes; interpret teacher instructions and lectures using fluent sign language
  • Ensure that student(s) understand the teacher's communications; repeat interpretation as requested
  • Interpret auditory responses and communication by other students or presenters-facilitating students' understand of group interaction
  • Interpret sound track from films and tapes
  • Voice interprets signed responses for teacher and hearing students, as needed
  • Assist teacher in understanding verbal responses from student
  • Communicate with teacher concerning student's problems and progress
  • Secure teacher's attention as necessary to indicate that student has a question
  • Interpret school events for student(s) who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, such as student assemblies, field trips, and special events
  • Provides professional support and assistance to other interpreters in the D/HH program
  • Providing back-up interpretation for classes as available
  • Prepares for interpreting daily classroom lectures and activities (e.g. reviewing text, audio visual materials, specialized vocabulary, PowerPoint's, etc.)
  • Responsible for determining which manual sign is appropriate for communication with a specific person or group who is Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ASL, PSE, or SEE)
  • Facilitates students' reading of signs by maintaining an appropriate dress code/neutral colors & limited jewelry
  • Facilitates student(s) reading of signs by recommending alternative seating arrangements, as appropriate
  • Interpret for student(s) who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in informal conversations with students and staff by interpreting language; interpret interaction between other students and student(s) who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing during unstructured time as necessary
  • Serves as a member of the Interpreter Services team of the district; performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position
  • Serves as a resource to other school district personnel requiring assistance when communicating with people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • May interpret for student(s), parents, and teachers who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in other classes during meetings, conferences, or testing
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Organize, set priorities, coordinates activities and meet deadlines
  • Effectively use e-mail, word processing, spread sheet and database computer software
  • Remain flexible; able to cope with frequent interruptions and shift priorities to meet required deadlines
  • Demonstrate professionalism in accordance with district policies and the Educational Interpreter
  • Work scheduled shift on a consistent basis
  • Keep confidentiality and observance of chain of command in departmental and outside communications
  • Positively interact with students, staff and administrators
  • Complies with school board policies and follows administrative procedures
  • Complies with school building policies and practices regarding staff management of student behavior; takes appropriate action when necessary to manage student behavior
  • Perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, use hands for repetitive motion
  • The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, and lift/carry
  • The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 5 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 10 pounds
  • The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 35 lbs
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and intermittently works near video display
  • The employee occasionally may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • Position reports directly to the building administrator or designee

Job Tags

Outdoor, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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