(An Equal Opportunity Employer)
It is the policy of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title IV and Title VI (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, phone number 435-8508.
The interview committee will give preference to candidates who, through the interview process, past experience, and references have demonstrated the ability to interact with students, staff, and the community.
Position: EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER
Lodge Community School (K8)
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS VACANCY IS POSTED FIRST FOR EVSC SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONALS. IF NO INTERNAL CANDIDATES APPLY, OUTSIDE APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- 40 Weeks Per Year
- 6.75 Hours Per Day
- $14.61 Per Hour (entry level) +benefits and single-plan insurance
- Two years of study in an institution of higher educaiton which meets the requirements to obtain an EVSC substitute certificate; or an associate's degree or higher; or can demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics by having passed the state approved formal Para-Pro Assessment.
SUMMARY: The educational interpreter’s role is to facilitate communication between persons who are deaf/hard of hearing and corporation personnel, peers, and invited guests within the educational environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Facilitate communication between dear/hard of hearing students and others in the educational environment in the mode of communication specified in the student’s individualized educational program (IEP)
Assist the teacher with meeting the general educational considerations as determined in the student’s IEP.
Function in a manner appropriate to each interpreting situation, demonstrating professional appearance, conduct and promptness.
Demonstrate professionalism in all interactions with school personnel, students, parents, and visitors.
Perform professionalism in all interactions with school personnel, students, parents, and visitors.
Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful interpretation of instructional activities. This may include reviewing the text, looking up signs, developing supplemental materials for the student or tutoring.
Assist the teacher with routine classroom duties when it does not interfere with interpreting.
Provide interpreting services for school functions outside the classroom, extracurricular activities, and other school sponsored activities.
Maintain an open line of communication with the general education teacher/the teacher of record noting the dear/hard of hearing student’s performance in the educational setting.
Maintain regular attendance.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Minimum requirement: High school diploma or GED + Passed the state approved Para-Pro Assessment. Proficient in sign language.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Meet and maintain certification requirements determined by the state of Indiana for educational interpreters.
Ability to read, write, and comprehend subject matter appropriate to the student. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, parents, students, and administrators.
Ability to understand mathematical concepts taught at all levels to appropriately facilitate the intended message of the classroom teacher.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but basis written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations, and to follow instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The ability to perform interpreting skills both expressively with the4 use of sign language and spoken English at a level which will effectively convey the messages of both the deaf/hard of hearing student and the teacher. Ability to work with disabled students specific to those disabilities being served. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board of school trustees policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee must be able to talk, hear, have close vision, and distance vision. The work requires the use of hands and arms in a constant motion.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment can vary depending upon the work activities. The employee may be exposed to infection at greater risk than the average person. The employee must be able to meet multiple demands from several people.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.