Reporting to the Executive Director, the ASL Interpreter provides sign language interpreter services to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have other communication disorders.
The ASL Interpreter’s primary responsibility to is to the deaf or hard-of-hearing student(s) who require interpretation. This position will collaborate closely with students’ case managers to ensure implementation of IEPs, and will collaborate with other teachers as needed to provide students who need interpretation access to the curriculum. When time allows, the ASL Interpreter may assist and tutor other students as needed, even if they do not require interpretation.
Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with not only content knowledge, but the habits and skills to successfully navigate college and career, with a sense of purpose to anchor them? This is the question at the core of Summit Public Schools. Summit is a public school system serving heterogeneous communities in the Bay Area and Washington State and operate 11 schools serving over 3,600 students.
We share our personalized approach to teaching and learning for free through Summit Learning, with more than 330 partner schools across the country. Summit Learning forms the foundation on which Summit’s successful schools were built, with our schools consistently ranking among the best in the nation.
Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We put students in the driver’s seat and empower them with the skills and habits they need to be successful in college and life. We need diverse, driven, and dynamic talent to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.
What You’ll Do:
Interpret for deaf or hard-of-hearing students
- Provide translation between spoken and manual (sign language communication);
- translate spoken material into sign language for understanding of deaf students;
- interpret sign language of deaf into oral or written language for hearing individuals or others not conversant in sign language;
- perform interpreting services individually or in a group setting;
- accompany and monitor students on field trips and other classes when mainstreamed.
Provide academic support for deaf or hard-of-hearing students
- Provide instruction or assist in the instruction of deaf or hearing impaired students reinforcing instruction as directed by the teacher;
- monitor student activities such as drill, practice, and research after lessons and instructions have been given by the teacher.
Provide academic support for other students
- Assist students in meeting instructional demands and classroom instruction;
- assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, and general guidance;
- provide instruction and assistance in social and self-help areas;
- perform related duties as assigned.
Collaborate with faculty and participate on leadership team
- Collaborate with the Education Specialists as well as the Program Specialist and support the execution of a successful special education program
- collaborate with general education teachers in support of student success and wellbeing
- attend meetings and participate in whole faculty activities and professional development as assigned;
- perform related duties as assigned.
What You Need:
Key Qualities and Skills
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
- Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- Fluency in American Sign Language and interpreting techniques is required.
Certification, or meet an equivalent level of competency, established by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
In lieu of the RID certification, an educational interpreter shall have achieved a score of 4.0 or above on one of the following assessments:
- Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)
- Educational Sign Skills Evaluation- Interpreter and Receptive (ESSE-I/R)
- National Association of the Dead/American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (NAD/ACCI) assessment
- Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
- Knowledge of the variety of assistance technologies/devices used to assist students with disabilities is preferred.
- Adherence to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct is required.
- An ability to interpret moderately technical academic material is required, i.e. material used in classes such as business, mathematics, and upper-level English, on District skills performance evaluation examination.
- Clear health and background check.
Who You Are:
- You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in share successes.
- You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of working in a heterogeneous community and closing the achievement gap.
- You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
- You are aware of deaf cultural values and general issues in the field of deafness.
- You communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students with disabilities; and have the ability to assess individual situations to determine the needs of each deaf or hard-of-hearing student.
- You can successfully interpret messages signed by deaf and hard-of-hearing students into English; and can interpret and transliterate messages spoken by hearing people into American Sign Language.
- You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenges.
- You possess outstanding organizational skills and have a passion for the details.
- You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
- You thrive in innovative environments and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
- You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.
We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.