Career Opportunities
Sign Language Interpreter
Job Code: 2608940
School District #84 (Vancouver Island West)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Oct 17, 2018 
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Reference Letter(s)
Ray Watkins Elementary School
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $27 per hour
Job Description & Requirements

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School District 84


No. 2018-44


Gold River Worksite of School District 84

Under the instructional direction of the teacher and/or Special Education teacher, and the supervision and evaluation of the Principal, the Sign Language Interpreter provides sign language interpreting services in the school and in the community.  The Sign Language Interpreter also reinforces the educational program.      

The Gold River Worksite is within the Village of Gold River, located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, 90 km from Campbell River.  Nestled among snow-capped mountain peaks, surrounded by the Pacific Rain Forest and open to the waters of the Historic Nootka Sound, it is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts.  With its beautiful rivers, breathtaking scenery, clean air, excellent water, and affordable living, Gold River provides the foundation for healthy living. The schools are well-equipped with quality services and many creative learning opportunities for students, including the Nootka Sound Outdoor Program. 

This appointment is effective immediately and has a flexible work schedule equal to 30 hours per week, when students are in regular attendance.  After completion of a successful probationary period, the incumbent will be eligible for full benefits in accordance with the Collective Agreement.      



  • Please refer to, ‘Employment Opportunities’, for complete job description.


  • Grade 12 education or the equivalent including fluent proficiency in written and spoken English;

  • Two-year post-secondary diploma from a recognized American Sign Language English Interpreting Program;

  • Up to six months’ experience in a variety of settings, including educational and community interpreting;

  • Active membership in The Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters and the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada or similar;

  • Fluent in American Sign Language including the ability to adjust to the signing, educational and communication levels required;

  • Working knowledge of adaptive technology related to work performed including smart phones, computers and related software;

  • Physical capability to perform the job duties; and,

  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

    The temporary rate of pay is $27.00 per hour, to be reviewed by the Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee

    after six months.  Employment is subject to an approved Criminal Record Check.

    Inquiries can be directed to the School Principal at 250-283-2220.

    Applicants must submit a letter, resume, application form, and supporting documents to:

    Annie McDowell, Associate Director of Human Resources

    Vancouver Island West School District 84



    The successful applicant may be required to complete short on-line courses related to health and safety

    prior to the commencement of this assignment.  Information will be provided


School District #84 (Vancouver Island West) does not accept online applications through for Support applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.