Outreach Interpreter/Mentor

Job Code: 3689258

Job Details


The Burnaby School District is recruiting for a Sign Language Interpreter/Mentor for our Provincial Outreach Program Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH). POPDHH collaborates with school districts in meeting the needs of all Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners throughout the Province. POPDHH promotes goals of language development, literacy, numeracy, cognitive development, self-advocacy, and self-confidence in order to become responsible, global citizens.

This position will primarily provide interpreting support to the Vice Principal of POPDHH and mentorship and support to Education Assistants and Visual Language Interpreters in the use of American Sign Language. Interpreting services are provided at meetings, educational team meetings, committee meetings, community groups, conferences and events.

Job Requirements:

  1. Completion of recognized American Sign Language/English Interpreter program.
  2. Active membership with Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI).
  3. Four (4) years related interpreting experience and demonstrated competencies in the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  4. Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language including the ability to adjust to the signing, education, and communication levels required.
  5. Knowledge of the variety of communication modalities used by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Outreach Interpreter / Mentor will be required to work flexible hours which may include: before and after school hours, over-night, weekends and travel outside of Lower Mainland.

Full-time, School Term Position (September June)

35 Hours/Week

Rate of Pay: $37.47/Hour

Please send your full application package including resume, cover letter, references and supporting documents attention to Make a Future.

The Burnaby School District values inclusion and embraces diversity as a strength. Our goal is for all individuals to feel a sense of belonging in a safe, supportive and welcoming community. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Indigenous, Black, people of colour, all genders, LGBTQ2+ and persons with disabilities.

Successful completion of a criminal record search is a legislated requirement and will be completed upon hire. We thank all applicants for this position, however, only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.

Posted On
June 02, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations