Interpreter (11 or 12 month position, 2 positions)

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Interpreter (11 or 12 Month)
Annual Salary: $38,928 (11 month) $42,336 (12 month)
Full-time, benefited position
Missouri School for the Deaf
Office of Special Education
All applications MUST be submitted electronically to be considered for the review process. Complete the employment application at https://desemo.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Once on The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. Attach a scanned copy of college transcripts (if applicable for the position) with the application. An e-mail confirmation will be sent once the application is received electronically.
NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment. Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.
Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university is required. Bachelor's Degree or higher in Interpreting is preferred.
Missouri Sign Language Interpreter's License or certification necessary to obtain one.
Missouri Interpreter's Certification System (MICS) Advanced or Master Certifications; RID CI/CT, CSC, NIC Advanced Master Certifications; NAD Level 4 or 5 Certification; Certified Deaf Interpreter. Will consider RID Ed: K-12 Certification.
Three (3) years professional interpreting experience preferred.
Ability to obtain Teacher or Substitute Teacher Certification.
(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)
Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Knowledge of Missouri's certification and licensure regulations as well as interpreter code of professional conduct.
Knowledge of Deafness, Deaf Culture, and Interpreting.
Knowledge of American Sign Language, Pidgin Signed English, and other sign systems.
Ability to interpret for residential and extra-curricular activities outside of regular working hours as needed.
Ability to interpret from both spoken English to sign language and sign language to spoken English effectively.
Ability to interpret effectively for children and adults with a wide range of language abilities.
Ability to interpret for one-on-one meetings, conference calls, small and large groups, as well as platform interpreting for large audiences.
Ability to be flexible to changes in schedule and able to respond to any last minute or urgent requests.
Ability to educate Hearing, Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals regarding the proper utilization of an interpreter.
Provides interpreting for educational planning meetings, such as IEPs, staff meetings, workshops and trainings, and other assemblages, medical and mental health consultations, human resources, etc. Provides some interpreting for residential and extra-curricular activities with some travel involved.
Provides interpreting in the classroom, as needed or in compliance with IEP goals, as well as consulting with the IEP team on communication needs.
Assists the Communication department, in consultation with administration, to promote the school's communication philosophy.
Assists with the procurement of interpreting services for school, residential and extracurricular activities.
Assists in maintaining a schedule which will meet the interpreting needs of the school, residential and extracurricular activities.
Perform language and communication observations during structured (classroom) and informal settings (cafeteria/recess).
Assist with Outreach services functions, providing guidance on interpreting related matters with Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
Teaches American Sign Language (ASL) to students according to their needs of developing the language.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.
To Our Applicants with Disabilities: For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619. Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.
TTY/TDD users: Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

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