Interpreter / Tutor for Hearing Impaired


  • REPORTS TO: Director of Special ProgramsDEPARTMENT: Special Education
    JOB DESCRIPTOR: SCHEDULESCHEDULE:
    DATE: August 1, 1996NON-EXEMPT X

    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    To act under the general direction of the Director of Special Programs and coach/sponsor of the assigned activity. To provide interpreter assistance to the students who qualify for services in the Hearing Disability Program. 

    JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Assists the hearing disabled student(s) and the coach/sponsor of the activity by giving direct translation of information being taught in daily practices, meetings, and events.
    Assists through interpretation of general conversations.
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:
    Follows all school district policies and procedures.
    Assists the sponsor/coach with the development of materials as necessary.
    Performs other duties as assigned by the sponsor/coach.
    --EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB-- 

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND MENTAL ABILITY:
    Ability to follow and successfully complete both written and oral directions.
    Possess visual acuity, aided or unaided, to read and interpret accurately written reports of a technical nature.
    Possess the ability to work with various personality types.
    Possess sound emotional judgment.
    Possess the ability to express oneself through manual communication (sign language, expressive, and receptive) at a level at least greater than the student's ability.
    Possess the ability to have receptive manual language skills at the overall level appropriate to the age of the children to be worked with.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:
    High school education or equivalent.
    EQUIPMENT USED:
         None

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    Possess stamina to remain on feet for periods as long as 2 full hours without discomfort or excessive fatigue.
    Possess stamina to remain seated for periods of as long as 2 hours without discomfort or excessive fatigue.
    Possess visual acuity, aided or unaided, to see across a span of 75 feet.
    Possess auditory acuity, aided or unaided, to allow for hearing a normal projected voice in a school setting with accuracy to allow for direct interpretation of the non-hearing student.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
    Air conditioned buildings.
    Exposure to weather extremes.