VISUAL LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
North Vancouver School District (NVSD) provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging, programs to inspire success for every student. Our goal is to bring communities together to learn, share and grow. Our employees enjoy a collegial work environment, competitive compensation, and fulfilling careers.
As Visual Language Interpreter, you will support students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign-language interpreting services. As the communications link between students and the external world, you are responsible for facilitating communication between deaf and hard of hearing students with their peers, teachers, and the school community. You will play an important role in contributing to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by helping teachers adapt educational materials, vocabulary and concepts to assist deaf and hard of hearing students learning in a positive classroom environment.
Additionally, you will help students participate in the school community and recreational activities by accompanying students to assemblies, field trips, team practices and club meetings. Ultimately, your work will help students develop the necessary life and social skills to be successful in the future.
The ideal candidate should understand and empathize with Deaf culture and issues pertaining to deaf/hard of hearing students and possess an understanding of issues and challenges related to the educational context with deaf and hard of hearing students.
Five years of experience working with children or young adults in an educational or community setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Completion of Visual Language Interpreter Program
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent plus basic First Aid
Membership in the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) and Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)
Working knowledge of adaptive technology
All candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.
How to Apply
Applying is a two step process:
First, create your profile on Make A Future
Second, apply to the North Vancouver School District’s Custodian-on-Call posting on Make a Future
Click on this link to apply: www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver
North Vancouver School District values the time you’ve taken to submit your application, however only those selected to move forward will be contacted.
From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. The rich multiculturalism of our district is reflected in a wide array of programs and services, including our commitment to supporting the history, culture and traditions of the First Nations communities on whose traditional territories we are located. North Vancouver School District’s values of accountability, creativity, collaboration and collegiality make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and “the natural place to work” for our staff