Job Title: SIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES INTERPRETER II (Classified Special)
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 09/21/21 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Job Type: Permanent less than 50%
Department: Student Services
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
This is a continuous recruitment for an applicant pool to fill Classified Special assignments that are 0-19 hrs. per week, on an as needed basis.
Compensation will be based on part time, 0-19 hrs./wk.,12 months, $20.21/hr. (Level 11 of Classified Salary Schedule). No benefits.
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary schedule subject to change
Under the direction of the Director of ACCESS, provide a variety of specialized signing, interpreting, transliterating, and communication services for the ACCESS and its hearing impaired participants.
The Sign Language Services Interpreter II position does not require certification. The Sign Language Services Interpreter II is distinguished by the level of autonomy typically exercised in more academic settings; proficiency will also be demonstrated through continuing education. This interpreter will more than likely be close to preparing or is prepared for certification. The Sign Language Services Interpreter II may work independently or in conjunction with certified interpreters.
Perform a variety of specialized signing, interpreting, transliterating, and communication services for Victor Valley College and its hearing impaired participants, including in academically technical areas such as the science labs and vocational courses. E
Maintain accurate records and contact log for signing services. E
Prepare a variety of specialized materials to advertise signing services. E
Operate a personal computer to notate files for new and continuing students as required by the California Community College Chancellor's Office and Title V mandates and eligibility determination. E
Maintain student files and assure accuracy and confidentiality. E
Communicate frequently with students to ensure understanding of schedules and program services and to assist with a variety of personal and academic concerns with the ACCESS staff. E
Facilitate admission, assessment, registration, financial aid, accommodation, and general services for all disabled students. E
When not interpreting, provide general office and clerical support, and perform general operational support tasks for ACCESS, utilizing modern office equipment. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to a high school diploma and satisfactory completion of coursework at the American Sign Language IV level or higher; OR satisfactory evaluation of voice-to-sign, sign-to-voice skills by an outside agency; OR possession of one of the following certifications:
• Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
• National Association of the Deaf (NAD) at level III or higher
• Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a score of 4.0 or higher
• Educational Sign Skills Evaluation – Interpreting/Receptive (ESSE – I/R) with a score of 4.0 or higher
AND a minimum of 300 hours experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to perform light lifting above the shoulders and head; finger dexterity to sign and operate a computer terminal and other office equipment in a rapid and accurate manner. Physical abilities include sitting for extended periods, talking/hearing, fine manual dexterity, near and far visual acuity/depth perception/color vision/field of vision. Position requires clear and concise oral communication skills in a busy and crowded office environment. Subject to variable working hours.
Knowledge and Abilities:
American Sign Language and other signing dialects used in the educational field.
Values, behaviors, language and effective interpersonal and intrapersonal communications skills of the American Deaf Culture.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
TTY and other techniques, hearing impaired and Deaf etiquette.
Demonstrate a high proficiency in both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting skills.
Demonstrate advanced signing skills in classroom, laboratory, and other settings.
Communicate effectively to students and other individuals of diverse physical and learning disabilities, and diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Understand and follow oral and written direction.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and in sign language.
Operate a computer terminal to maintain records.
Communicate subject matter in a clear and accurate manner.
Exercise patience, tact and sensitivity with students.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds.
This is a continuous recruitment for an applicant pool to fill Classified Special assignments that are 0-19 hrs. per week, on an as needed basis. Your application will be maintained in this substitute pool for 18 months. You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vvc/ with your username and password.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College Application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
Do not submit a resume with the application. Resumes will be removed from applications. Please take this requirement very seriously. If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.
A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. Completed electronically signed Victor Valley College application.
2. Copies of college transcripts showing college coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application.
3. Proof of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certificate OR National Association of the Deaf (NAD) at level III certificate OR Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) certificate with a score of 4.0 or higher OR Educational Sign Skills Evaluation – Interpreting/Receptive (ESSE – I/R) certificate with a score of 4.0 or higher AND
4. Proof of 300 hours experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing.
5. A Satisfactory evaluation of voice-to-sign, sign-to-voice skills certificate by an outside agency.
Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.