Staff Interpreter
Framingham, MA Interpreting
Description

ASL VERSION- https://youtu.be/GSd4diHKR1w 


Sign on Bonus $1,500 for full time

Housing resources can be shared

ASL proficiency required


MUST BE IN PERSON-NOT REMOTE



Full Time (FT) 32 hours

Part Time (PT) 20-32 hours

CPT- Casual Part Time (per diem) when needed under 20 hours


Diversity Statement

The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members' diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches, experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone can feel they belong.



About our Interpreting Department:

TLC’s Interpreting Services includes Deaf and hearing Interpreters who practice in a variety of settings, including educational, business, medical and therapeutic.


About TLC:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and families. To learn more, click here.

For our Mission, click here.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Interpreting Services Department at The Learning Center for the Deaf provides American Sign Language interpreting in a variety of settings, including educational, medical and therapeutic environments. Our Deaf interpreters have extensive training in utilizing their native knowledge of ASL for assessment and specialized situations. These assignments require nuanced translations that contain cultural, visual, tactile and linguistic elements. We also provide information regarding the Deaf Community, how to work with interpreters, and how to make communication more accessible. Our team of schedulers coordinate, schedule, and support interpreters in an effort to maintain the smooth operation of the entire department. 


FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interpreters will provide interpreting services for a variety of internal and external clients for in-person or remote requests. 
  • Interpreting assignments can range from but are not limited to administrative meetings, student and parent conferences, educational mainstreaming, in-services, mental health situations, IEP/ISP meetings, guest lectures, field trips, performing arts, and formal ceremonies.
  • Interpreters will work solo or teamed with interpreters such as ASL or Deaf Interpreters, DeafBlind Interpreters, and Legal interpreters as appropriate.
  • Maintain professional growth and certification through participation in Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP) or Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET).
  • Participate in in-service and staff development activities, as appropriate.
  • Performs other tasks as directed by the Supervisor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Requirements
  • ASL Interpreter required to have a general interpreter training programMust have or be willing to obtain the status of Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing State Approved Interpreter, national certification preferred (RID, BEI)
  • Minimum of one to five years interpreting experience preferred
  • Must demonstrate sufficient linguistic fluency and cognitive flexibility
  • Advanced cultural knowledge of the Deaf community and its resources is required 
  • Use standard practices and ethical decision making in accordance to the Code of Professional Conduct and the Standard Practice Papers
  • Prospective candidate must have the knowledge and experience to pass the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), or to be eligible for a DESE waiver
  • Appropriate use of spoken and written language(s) including spelling, vocabulary, and grammar


This position is open on a rotating basis, until all vacancies are filled.