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Educational Sign Language Interpreter for USD 489
Location: LaCrosse Elementary – LaCrosse, KS
Starting Date:Sept 2022
Required Education: Candidate should have or be able to attain EIPA Interpreter Level IV Certification or higher, or willing to work toward EIPA certification
Continuing Education: Training 20 hrs. of inservice every year State of Kansas EIPA
Starting Wage: $13.88/hr with no current certification; $15.17/hr with current certification
The job of Educational Sign Language Interpreter is done for the purpose/s of assisting in facilitating communication through signed interpretation for hearing impaired students; providing voice to sign and sign to voice support; performing classroom clerical tasks; assisting students, teachers and parents in communicating and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with hearing impaired persons.
• Assesses classroom, assembly hall, and other room setups (e.g. noise level, visibility, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring proper setup to facilitate hearing impaired students’ learning.
• Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
• Instructs students under the direction of the classroom teacher, the special education teacher, and the teacher for students with hearing impairments for the purpose of improving their academic success.
• Interprets for teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of students’ progress and/or implementing students’ objectives/goals.
• Provides voice to sign and sign to voice support for the purpose of providing and/or reinforcing classroom objectives.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in instructional media machines and specialized equipment for the hearing impaired; and operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: concepts of child growth/development; student behavior management strategies/techniques; and appropriate manual communication language (i.e. ASL, SEE II, CASE, etc.)
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work environments; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; and working as part of a team.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 15% walking, and 35% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and health