Educational Interpreter, USDB

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $20.60 - $33.23 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $20.60 - $33.23 an hour

State of Utah

The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) invites you to consider an employment opportunity with our agency. We are looking for a meticulous and responsible Educational Interpreter working in the Salt Lake City area.

Job Duties
As an Educational Interpreter you will:
Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments, and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting.
Interprets students’ questions and statements.
Interprets for school functions as assigned.
Adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students.
Tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor.
Follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters.
Participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team.
Assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed.
Communicates regularly with instructors, Directors or Lead Interpreter about student progress and concerns.
Follows schedule as determined by program Director or Associate Superintendent.
Is willing to improve signing skills through in-service trainings and additional classes.

The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
EIPA 4.0 or higher, Utah Professional Certificate or National Certification recognized by the Utah Interpreter Program. May give consideration to candidates with EIPA rating 3.5-3.9 or State Novice Certification.
Knowledge of the role and function of the Educational Interpreter
Techniques and methods of teaching deaf and hearing impaired students
Culture in the deaf community, especially as it relates to education
Communicate fluently in American Sign Language and other sign systems
Code of Ethics for interpreters
Scientific and technical terminology used in various educational subjects
Ability to demonstrate broad and fluent use of vocabulary, with a variety of strategies for communicating new vocabulary
Use of appropriate signs and sign correctly in a variety of situations
Demonstrate proper use of grammar
Sign complex constructions
Comprehend signed messages accurately
Successful completion of a criminal background check contingent upon employment

Why Should You Join Our Team
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind employees make a positive difference to the lives of USDB students and for their families and enjoy seeing the difference they make every day.
The State offers a desirable benefits package and retirement plan as well as many other benefits.
High deductible option that costs little per paycheck and the State contributes money into a health saving account for you to use.
Traditional plan with a low cost bi-weekly premium.
Low premium cost for dental and vision insurance.
You can choose to receive a pension with a 401k or a 401k option only where the state matches 10-12% of your wage.
The State also matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401k on top of what you will already be receiving.
Paid time off:
Earn 4 hours of paid time off and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
11 paid holidays.
There are many other voluntarily/miscellaneous benefits available. To learn more please click here.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, please click here.
Supplemental Information
Certification as an interpreter in the State of Utah or other interpreter certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
This is a full-time position, work schedule Monday – Friday, six-and-one-half (6-1/2) hours per day, 181 days per school year.

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