Sign language interpreters facilitate communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing students, their hearing peers, teachers, administrators, or other personnel within the school system while adhering to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of sign language methods and procedures; general knowledge of classroom procedures and instruction program; ability to sign accurately and rapidly process information for extended periods; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and parents; ability to work independently without direct guidance or supervision.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma required; Associate Degree or higher preferred. Successful completion of a passing score on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Written Test along with a minimum of a Level 3.5 on the EIPA Performance Test or any other state qualification or national certification (excluding Certificate of Deaf Interpretation) recognized by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as equivalent to or exceeding the VQAS Level III.
HOW TO APPLY
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Unified 16 - Starting Salary $28, 221 (Requires VQAS Level III, EIPA 3.5 and above)
Additional yearly allowance of $2, 500 for Registry Interpreters for Deaf (RID) certification.
Salary will be adjusted based on full-time work experience.
Paraprofessional SkillsSign Language-National Certification, Sign Language
Additional Job Information
Interpreters with RID certification preferred.
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