HealthPRO - Heritage Sign Language Interpreter in Lacey, Washington
School Based Sign Language Interpreter
Join our Pediatric School Based Team, and use your passion for Sign Language Interpreting to help make a difference in a child’s life!
Sign Language Interpreter position
REQUIRED - Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a minimum score of 3.5, AND Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment written test passing score
Lacey, WA - Onsite Services Required
Full Time / 6.5 Hours daily / 32.5 hours weekly
We value our Sign Language Interpreters and their dedication to our mission of making a difference in a child’s life. That is why we make it a priority to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
Medical, Dental and Vision
Short and Long Term Disability
Paid Time Off
Continuing Education and more!
HealthPRO® Pediatrics is a national leading provider of highly skilled Special Education professionals. We hire Sign Language Interpreters who share our vision, work diligently, and provide best practices in Sign Language Interpreting that will change children's lives for the better. If you are a passionate, talented Sign Language Interpreter who wants to help children across the country, then maybe it is time to look at our company.
The primary purpose of the Sign Language Interpreter is to convert spoken language into sign language in an educational model of practice.
Looking forward to speaking with you!
Director of Recruitment – Peds/School Division
828-293-8266 | Direct
The main job duty of a sign language interpreter is to translate the spoken word into sign language. Carrying out this main duty requires listening, sign language and communication skills. An interpreter may also have to do research if he or she is working in a situation involving highly technical information or complex information to gain an understanding of what will be interpreted. A good memory is also important since an interpreter will need to remember what has been said in order to sign it
Bachelor's degree is typical; associate programs also available
Certification varies based upon state rules and district regulations
According to O*NET OnLine, most employers require sign language interpreters to have a degree or vocational training (www.onetonline.org). Some colleges offer American Sign Language(ASL) programs as a foreign language option. This allows students to get a degree in English, communications or a related field, while also getting the necessary training in ASL. Students may also earn an associate or bachelor's degree in ASL or sign language interpreting.
State certification may be required by employers as each state has their specific guidelines. There are several organizations that offer general interpreting certifications, but the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) offers certification specifically for sign language interpreters. The RID offers the Oral Transliteration Certificate for those who can demonstrate sign language interpretation skills (www.rid.org).
The RID and the American Translators Association offer mentoring programs for ASL learners. Hands-on training builds confidence and mastery of skills to help further a career as a sign language interpreter
Requisition ID: 2021-50549
External Company Name: Healthpro Heritage, LLC
External Company URL: www.healthpro-heritage.com