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Educational Interpreter, American Sign Language (Waiver or Certified)

Company: Santa Barbara County Education Office
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Santa Barbara County Education Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Educational Interpreter, American Sign Language (Waiver or Certified).

For more detailed job information please see the Position Announcement on our website.
*We require all candidates to fill out an application online at: https://info.sbceo.org/fmi/webd/Classified%20Openings?homeurl=https://sbceo.org/hr

Benefits at SBCEO: https://www.sbceo.org/benefits

Hiring Range: $32.45 - $45.53 per hour

About us:

SBCEO offers a collegial work environment and promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our small but mighty team of top senior professionals work together to inspire, collaborate and achieve top results - and take regular break-time hikes around our campus in the foothills of beautiful Santa Barbara, surrounded by trees and serene mountain views. Benefits include medical and vision insurance (100% employer-paid, depending on plan selected), dental, and a defined benefit pension. Generous vacation and sick leave and 14 paid holidays provide time for self-care and recharging; at work, an active social committee fosters a fun-filled work environment with Halloween costume contests, chili cookoffs, and a ping-pong table (pre-COVID).

General description:

Facilitates communication between students who are deaf or hard of hearing and teachers, staff members, and peers within an educational environment, using a variety of manual and verbal communication systems in a highly proficient manner reflecting the affect of the speaker and/or signer. The Interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing facilitates communication through the use of sign-to English and English-to-sign skills. This position requires course work, Level 4 certification, and competency using manual sign systems.

Knowledge of the following:
--- Specialized knowledge of expressive and receptive forms of sign language systems, which may include American Sign Language, Conceptually Accurate Signed English, Signed Exact English, Manually Coded English, and Pidgin Signed English
--- Interpreting strategies and techniques necessary to accommodate individual needs of students in a variety of educational settings
--- Foundational concepts of deaf culture
--- Curriculum used in educational settings from preschool through secondary schools
--- Sufficient skills to exercise extreme patience when dealing with students and staff

Qualifications:

Education:
The position typically requires an Associate's degree. Required certifications are noted below. - Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
- American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACC1) level 4 or above
- NAD certification, level 4 or above
- Educational Signs Skills Evaluation Interpreter (ESSE-1), level 4 or above
- Educational Interpreter Performance Evaluation (EIPA), level 4 or above
- Interpreters who have not yet obtained the required certification must be eligible for a certification waiver from the California Department of Education

Experience: One or more years in an educational setting is preferred.

For more detailed job information please see the Position Announcement on our website.
*We require all candidates to fill out an application online at: https://info.sbceo.org/fmi/webd/Classified%20Openings?homeurl=https://sbceo.org/hr

Benefits at SBCEO: https://www.sbceo.org/benefits

Keywords: Santa Barbara County Education Office, Santa Maria , Educational Interpreter, American Sign Language (Waiver or Certified), Other , Santa Maria, California

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