Visual Language Interpreter (VLI)
From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver School District – “the natural place to learn” – provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student. Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools, 2600 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to learn, share and grow with us in “the natural place to work”.
As Visual Language Interpreter , you will support students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign-language interpreting services. As the communications link between students and the external world, you are responsible for facilitating communication between deaf and hard of hearing students with their peers, teachers, and the school community. You will play an important role in contributing to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by helping teachers adapt educational materials, vocabulary and concepts to assist deaf and hard of hearing students learning in a positive classroom environment.
Additionally, you will help students participate in the school community and recreational activities by accompanying students to assemblies, field trips, team practices and club meetings. Ultimately, your work will help students develop the necessary life and social skills to be successful in the future.
The ideal candidate should understand and empathize with Deaf culture and issues pertaining to deaf/hard of hearing students and possess an understanding of issues and challenges related to the educational context with deaf and hard of hearing students.
This is a unionized position, working 35 hours per week,
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
· Completion of Visual Language Interpreter Program/Diploma
· Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, plus basic First Aid
· Membership in the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) and Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)
· Working knowledge of adaptive technology
This is an unionized position and the current rate of pay is $35.45 per hour, plus 14% in lieu of benefits.
All candidates, once hired, are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.
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At the North Vancouver School District, our values guide what we do. We support diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and schools; we welcome and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of all our employees and students.
We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.