Deaf Education Interpreter

Job Summary:  Facilitates communication and provides services that will enable the student to reach his/her fullest potential in communicative situations.  The interpreter must work closely with the education team serving the deaf and hard of hearing child.

Qualifications: 

  Required: 

  1. Proficient command of sign language systems as well as the English language.
  2. Maintain a Level 3 (minimum competency) or higher on the EIPA, KQAS, possess RID national certification or have a state approved IDP.
  3. Ability to follow the Kansas State Guidelines for Educational Interpreters and Code of Ethics, observing strict confidentiality of student records, ability s and school activities.
  4. Maintain a current health and inoculation certificate on file in the central office.

Preferred:

  1. Valid Kansas Driver’s license.

Responsibilities: 

Essential Functions:

  1. Demonstrate ability to adjust interpretation (signing and voicing) to match the level of sophistication of the language mode/system used by the recipient of services.
  2. Interpret classroom lectures, assignments, demonstrations, announcements, videos (if closed caption is available, or if student is unable to utilize captioning), group activities or discussions and student interactions.
  3. Provide necessary clarification, elaboration or adjustments in an interpreted message due to differences in knowledge base, culture, language or experiences.
  4. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district, cooperative, and community.
  5. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, re-evaluation process, and IEP process.
  6. Interpret for special situations such as:  organizations or class meetings, conferences with principal or counselor, psychological or educational testing, IEP meetings and other school related activities.
  7. Adhere to all district and cooperative health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  8. Participate in off-campus activities and field trips.  The Interpreter may be required to transport students in a van or school bus.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the classroom teachers to make the necessary accommodations for the student allowing visual access to interpreter, teacher and all visual aides.
  2. Ensure that all activities conform to district and cooperative guidelines.
  3. Utilize non-class time for pre-reading and previewing instructional materials, as well as for consultation and collaboration with teachers and members of educational team.
  4. Develop an interpreter substitute folder in the event of absences.
  5. Must support the Service Center mission, goals, and objectives
  6. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  7. Must maintain strict confidentiality
  8. Must demonstrate proficiency in ability to produce excellent work as requested by the executive team
  9. Must assume responsibility for individual professional growth by staying current with literature, research, and/or practices
  10. Must demonstrate proficiency in ability to effectively and regularly communicate with Service Center employees and constituents
  11. Must complete all assignments in a time-sensitive manner as determined by Supervisor
  12. Must meet all safety requirements as directed by the Service Center
  13. Must perform other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director or designee

Anticipated start date: August 1, 2018   Open until filled.   Equal Opportunity Employer

TO APPLY, go to: greenbush.schoolrecruiter.net

Greenbush ESC # 609

Greenbush ESC # 609
Excellent benefit package: Supporting employees and their families is important to Greenbush. We provide access to exceptional Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance options for all employees who work 20 hours or more a week. Additionally, Greenbush participates in the Kansas Public Retirement System (KPERS) and provides excellent 403B plan options. Greenbush contributes to each and every employees retirement plan by matching up to $75 a month for any Greenbush employee that contributes to one of the 403B plans. Employees also can participate in flex spending accounts and salary protection programs. All employees are provided with sick days, personal leave, and holidays subject to the length of their contract. Equal Opportunity Employer Competitive salary with commensurate experience
Job Start Date: August-1-2018
Applications Due By: December-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Alice Corn - alie.corn@greenbush.org -

Employer Information

Greenbush ESC # 609 www.greenbush.org

Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunities for Everyone!

With more than 500 employees, the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center— Greenbush offers programs to school districts that are otherwise unavailable, unaffordable, or just more effective and efficient through a cooperative effort. At the core of every Greenbush service is the uncompromising belief that every learner, regardless of age or geographic location, deserves equal educational opportunities. 

When working for Greenbush, you could potentially be working anywhere in the state of Kansas. We have more than 80 locations, with the main offices located in Girard, Lawrence, and Topeka. Our programs reach far beyond these locations allowing us to offer a variety of services that include, but are not limited to:

·       Hands-on learning labs at the Abernathy Science Education Center

·       Providing professional development

·       Team-building at the Challenge Ropes Course

·       Experiential learning at the Camp and Retreat Center

·       Helping learners receive their diploma or credit recovery via virtual and online learning

·       Assisting Special Education agencies to access reimbursement for school provided health services

·       Specialized learning through Special Day Schools

·       Parents as Teachers

·       Vision/Hearing and Tele-Therapy services

·       Migrant Education

·       Infant Toddler Services

·       Administrative Services

·       Cooperative Purchasing

·       Custodial and Transportation services

Greenbush employees are as unique as their programs and enjoy a variety of opportunities. They are supported with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a shared belief in supporting schools across the state. Visit our website at www.greenbush.org  for more information of all Greenbush programs and services!


Employer Address: 947 W. 47 Hwy Girard, Kansas


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