We are currently searching for a Program Worker - Interpreter - Elementary, 26.25 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
Locations are determined by Student Services and are subject to change.
*The current rate of pay is $26.81 per hour.
Grade 12 education supplemented by an interpreter training program from a recognized Canadian program; active membership in provincial and/or national interpreter associations such as Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI); experience working with school-aged population is preferred; proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) to provide message equivalent interpretations; willingness to work in an inclusionary setting supporting differentiated instruction with adapted and modified curriculum; ability to deal effectively with staff and students; meets the physical requirements of the position; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties are performed under the supervision of the school/district Principal or Vice Principal and the Director of Student Services or designate; follows the guidance and leadership of the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, learning support teacher and the classroom teacher(s); maintains familiarization with instructional vocabulary and concepts in preparation for classroom interpreting; provides interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing students, classmates and educational staff; provides tutorial assistance to deaf and hard of hearing students when required and to other students when available; carries out personal and health care routines as directed; provides interpreting for extra-curricular activities and parent meetings as required; participates in student observation, data collection and implementation of the individual education plan; provides information to school based team, itinerant staff and relevant agency personnel as requested by School/Program leaders; follows proper work procedures, observes all regulations pertinent to the work, maintains a good working relationship with other employees, and cooperates in maintaining a healthy learning and working environment; performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor; student supervision as required by the Principal or Vice Principal.
We can only consider qualified applicants who submit a complete application package including:
- Full completion of the Portfolio sections labelled: Personal Information, Language Skills, Experience, Education and References
- Copy of certificate/diploma
- Letter of application / chronological résumé (optional)
Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the district’s medical form and criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We thank all applicants for their interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley).
An Equal Opportunity Employer.