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Educational Interpreter

Company: Newark Board of Education
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Instructional - Other Titles/Educational InterpreterDate Posted: 5/18/2021Location: Various Newark Board of Education LocationsNEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES 765 BROAD STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102 ROGER LEN, SUPERINTENDENT Educational Interpreter (Pending availability of funds and Board of Education approval)The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Educational Interpreter.Qualifications NJ Educational Services Certificate w/sign language interpreting endorsement. EIPA Certification with a score of 3.0 or higher Completion of the Educational Interpreter Training Classes including: Ethics and Laws for Educational Interpreters Methods of Instruction & Curriculum Development Deaf-Blind interpreting for Educational Interpreters Language Development for Educational Interpreters Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university, those with performance route certification will also be considered Ability to work effectively with parents, students, administrators and teachers Ability to both produce accessible language and understand child and adolescent signers Strong interpersonal and communication skills Fluency in written and spoken English Fluency in various forms of communication including ASL or the sign mode determined by the educational team Possess knowledge specific to language development of Deaf and hard of hearing children Ability to work well with individuals from diverse cultures Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status Responsibilities Interpret, transliterate and otherwise facilitate the integration of Deaf and hard of hearing students, providing access to the curriculum in a mode that reflects the student's language use, as outlined in the student's IEP Performs interpretation services for the Deaf and the hard of hearing students simultaneously and consecutively, in a variety of situations Assists classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program Work with individual hearing impaired students or small groups of hearing impaired student to reinforce learning of material or skills introduced by the teacher Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work assigned by the teacher to the student(s) with hearing loss. Model social strategies to encourage interaction between individuals who use sign language and those who do not. For those with the appropriate certification, performs oral interpretation; present spoken messages utilizing easily read, clear mouth movements, orally repeat the spoken message of the Deaf or hard of hearing individual to the hearing individual, if necessary Interpret for individual or small groups of students and staff members with auditory disabilities in the classroom, field trips or at assembly programs Assist the teacher of the deaf and supervisor of the auditory impairments program in exploring and identifying the communication needs of students with hearing loss Provide assistance to the instructional leader in the appropriate use and care of classroom amplification systems which allow auditory access to those students capable of using residual hearing Report the malfunction/inappropriate use of such equipment to the appropriate professionals for repair/reinstruction pertaining to said equipment Assist students with hearing loss to master the use of amplification technology (personal hearing aids, personal & classroom assistive listening devices) and to independently advocate for the appropriate use of classroom accommodations Assist with the supervision of deaf and hard of hearing students during emergency drills, assemblies and field trips Read and adhere to the Registry of interpreter for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines Uphold and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and Board of Education policies Serve as a role model for students, dressing and grooming professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibilities, and demonstrating pride in the profession of interpreting Provide technical assistance in the development of workshops, seminars and other programs on the needs and cultural mediation of the Deaf and hard of hearing community Participate in professional development for the maintenance of certification status Provide interpreting services for staff members with hearing loss during designated staff development days as assigned Perform other duties with the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned by supervisor, administrator or his/her designee PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and function of the job and are not meant to be all-inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall: Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job. Sit, stand, and walk for required periods of time. Speak and hear. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with ability to focus vision. Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects, and operate tools, computers, and/or controls. ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: The environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all-inclusive. Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses. Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions. Exposure to heated/air-conditioned and ventilated facilities. Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment. Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times. Reports To Principal Salary, Terms & Affiliation Salary Range: $48,915 - $52,590 Employment Period: Ten (10) Month Union Affiliation: Newark Teachers Union (NTU) How To Appy Newark Board of Education only accepts electronic applications. If you are a current employee, you must apply via the Employee Self Service website. Open and Close Dates OPENING DATE: August 12, 2020 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled JOB ID: 603 THE NEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Keywords: Newark Board of Education, Newark , Educational Interpreter, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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