VANCOUVER ISLAND WEST
School District 84
SUPPORT STAFF JOB POSTING
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
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.
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.