REGISTERED SIGN LANUGAGE INTERPRETER

Job Code: 3730117

Job Details

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School District No. 83 is current seeking:

REGISTERED SIGN LANUGAGE INTERPRETER

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83 invites qualified individuals to apply for our Regular Interpreter Education Assistant position. This is 30 hours per week, CUPE union position, and the rate of pay is $35.49 per hour, 10 months of the year, with a comprehensive benefit plan, including extended health and dental care, and participation in Municipal Pension Plan.

THE DISTRICT

In the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District, we serve just over 6800 students and 1200 staff in 24 through a variety of sites located around Shuswap Lake and the North Okanagan. We are known for strong academic achievement, a thriving trades and careers program, and a rich culture of school athletics. The school district enjoys comprehensive Local Education Agreements with each of four First Nations bands. One elementary, one middle, and one secondary school offer French Immersion. Our Strategic Plan prioritizes a “students first” focus on success, organizational efficiency, and a culture of health and wellness as our key goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  1. Providing interpretation of curriculum and information as presented by teacher(s) and peers.
  2. Facilitating communication between Deaf or Hard of Hearing Student and others.
  3. Supporting curricular and extra-curricular activities that may be outside of the timetable.
  4. Preparing and/or adapting educational materials.
  5. Maintaining a clear line of communication with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher regarding student and signing CEA.
  6. Student supervision includes monitoring student behavior to ensure the safety of all students.
  7. Communicating with students, and staff and providing information of a specialized nature in consultation with the Hearing Resource Teacher and District Administrator, Inclusive Education
  8. Encouraging cooperation and demonstrating a positive influence with students to achieve social, academic, and behavioral goals.
  9. Proficiency in matching modes of sign communication with needs of individual student(s).
  10. Collaborating with other professionals and paraprofessionals as needed.

The above job description reflects the principle functions of the job. Other comparable or transient duties which are within the areas of knowledge and skills required by the job description may also be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED :

  1. Grade twelve plus a minimum of two (2) years post-secondary education in a recognized Interpreter Education Program.
  2. Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI) membership.
  3. Qualified to interpret/transcribe as evidenced by a screening committee comprised of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teachers at a paraprofessional interpreter/transcribe level.
  4. Five (5) years’ proven previous work experience involving children with special needs, preferably in an education setting.
  5. Knowledge and sensitivity in Deaf Culture.
  6. Understanding/knowledge of the specific learning needs of student with hearing loss.
  7. Proven ability to operate a computer with internet and Word Processing application.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility and good communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all school and support services personnel involved in program delivery, often with minimal supervision.
  10. Demonstrated ability to be firm and gentle in dealing with individual students.
  11. Valid driver’s license

THE PROCESS:

Please apply on the Make a Future webpage at www.makeafuture.ca with cover letter, resume, supporting documentation.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Tracey Ward, Human Resources Specialist, Support Staff at 250-804-7842.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 – AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Posted On
June 20, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
City
Armstrong
School/Location
Len Wood Middle School
Salary
$35.49 per hour
Employment Start Date
September 03, 2024
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas
  • Reference Letter(s)