Career Opportunities
Educational Visual Language Interpreter
Job Code: 2747247
School District #36 (Surrey)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jan 03, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Open To:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Management & Professionals
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
* Various Elementary Schools
* Various Secondary Schools
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Salary:  $30.56 p/hr
Job Description & Requirements





Why Surrey School District?

There are over 73,000 students who attend different schools and programs within Surrey, and just over 10,000 staff employed to support these student learners. Surrey’s vision is to prepare our learners to think creatively and critically, communicate skillfully, and demonstrate care for self and others.

Do you want to work for the largest school district in the province of BC?

Do you want to experience working in diverse environments throughout 121 schools, 5 learning centres, 3 adult education centres, and 3 district offices?

If those questions appeal to you, then we welcome you to apply to the Surrey School District.

The Visual Language Interpreter facilitates communication between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students and staff by providing interpretive services in and out of the classroom and reinforcing the student’s educational program.

 Qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of a two (2) year post-secondary program in Sign Language Interpretation and at least one year related experience
  • Successful completion of grade 12
  • Active member, in good standing, of Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)


Skills, abilities, experiences, and requirements include:

  • Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language
  • Knowledge of Deaf culture and community resources
  • Experience working and/or interacting with Deaf or Hard of Hearing people, especially children
  • Understanding of the language implications in the education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
  • Ability to adjust the signing, education and communication levels required, in accordance with students needs
  • Ability to support student(s) in the implementation of his/her IEP
  • Ability to understand and work with curriculum at the appropriate grade level (s)
  • Ability to be flexible in order to meet the varying academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students
  • Knowledge of the basic aspects of student’s physical, educational, social and emotional development
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of educational practices, the function of support services, and the role of interpreters as a member of an educational team
  • Effective interpersonal skills


All successful applicants are required to join CUPE Union Local 728. As per the CUPE collective agreement the wage for this position is $30.56 per hour.

Qualified and interested applicants can apply within including your cover letter, resume, references and supporting documentation, quoting competition number #VLI 1067-19 .

Competition #VLI:  1067-19

Note: Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search prior to employment. Only those persons selected for interview will be contacted.  To all others, thank you for your interest.

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