Job Title: DSPS ASSISTANT/INTERPRETER 50%
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 09/28/21 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Job Type: Part-time
Department: Student Services
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
Under the direction of an area administrator, provide a variety of specialized signing services for deaf and hard of hearing participants; act as a facilitator of communication between the hearing impaired and hearing person using total communication methods; provide general office and clerical support for DSPS; perform related work as assigned.
Perform a variety of specialized signing services (both sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign) for the District and its deaf and hard of hearing participants. E
Perform interpreting assignments of varying difficulty; interpret for class instruction across the curricular offerings of the District; interpret at special events, including but not limited to curricular and co-curricular activities. E
Adhere to the Interpreter Code of Ethics as a guideline for professional conduct. 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 DSP&S, utilizing modern office equipment. E
Work collaboratively and cooperatively with, and provide support for, all programs and departments of the District to ensure success of all disabled students. E
Attend regular meetings of interpreters and DSP&S staff. E
Participate in District-provided in-service training; attend conferences, Workshops, seminars and other programs as directed. E
Maintain a friendly and supportive environment for students, staff, and the public. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: One year (1) (30 semester units) of college credit. National Association of the Deaf (NAD) or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or California Department of Rehabilitation certification, including a minimum of 600 hours experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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; possess finger dexterity to sign and operate a computer terminal and other office equipment in a rapid and accurate manner. Incumbent may be exposed to dissatisfied, disruptive or abusive individuals.
Subject to variable working hours between 7 am and 10 pm Monday-Sunday.
Knowledge and Abilities:
American Sign Language and other signing dialects used in the educational field.
Values, behaviors, language and effective interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills of the American deaf culture.
Resources available for the deaf community.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Operations of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
TTY and other techniques, hearing impaired and deaf etiquette.
Effective interpersonal communications skills.
Demonstrate a high proficiency in both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting skills.
Perform reverse interpreting.
Communicate effectively to students and other individuals of diverse physical and learning disabilities, and diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing, and in sign language.
Operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records and generate reports.
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 and independently with discretion.
Understand and follow oral and written directions; read, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
THIS POSITION IS A PART-TIME, (12) MONTH, $22,638.00 ANNUALLY (LEVEL 12 OF THE CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE).
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary Schedule subject to change.*
Campus hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and some weekend classes. The current hours of this position are subject to variable working hours between 7 am and 10 pm Monday-Sunday. Subject to variable working hours between 7 am and 10 pm Monday-Sunday. Hours of employment are subject to change based on student or departmental needs.
To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
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.
Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status.
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 higher OR California Department of Rehabilitation certification, including a minimum of 600 hours experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing ( Please attach certificates as other in the appropriate page).
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.