Interpreter, Sign Language

at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Title:Interpreter, Sign Language

Job Description:POSITION TITLE: Interpreter, Sign Language
STATUS: Part Time (day or night)
DEPARTMENT: Disability Services
DIVISION: Student Development
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Manager, Disability Services
PLACEMENT: Support staff Grade7
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$40.00 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Reporting to the Manager of Disability Services, the sign language interpreter provides services to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have other communication disorders. The sign language interpreter assists faculty, staff, students, and District 525 community members by providing sign language as a required accommodation under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 at all campus locations during daytime hours. The Sign Language Interpreter must value diversity and inclusion to support the mission of the college and promote a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an accessible experience for all students, staff, faculty, and community members.

1.Professionally represent Joliet Junior College and uphold the College's core values: respect, inclusion, integrity, collaboration, humor, well-being, innovation, quality, and sustainability.
2.Translate oral communication into sign language for students, faculty, staff, and community members during events including but not limited to scheduled classroom session(s), meetings, campus events, colloquia, telephone calls, and other situations as needed.
3.Interpret and transliterate American Sign Language and signed English into oral or written language for hearing individuals as well as others not conversant with sign language.
4.Follow the procedures related to scheduling, attendance and other procedures outlined in the Sign Language Interpreter Handbook.
5.Abide by the principles of ethical behavior as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
6.Maintain confidentiality of student documentation and records.
7.Maintain accurate and timely records.
8.Perform other Disability Services duties as assigned.

1.Associate degree.
2.Valid Illinois Interpreter license with Intermediate, Advanced, or Master level proficiency and/or Certification of BEI or RID
3.Valid Illinois driver's license and a car.
4.Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
5.Demonstrated commitment to the college's core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1.Bachelor's degree.
2.Two years of educational interpreting experience.
3.English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
4.Demonstrated multicultural competence.

Schedule varies depending on department needs.

1.Normal office physical demands.
2.Ability to travel between campus locations.

1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

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* A cover letter with your interest in being considered for the position.
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Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College's programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.

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Job Posting: 10998605

Posted On: Jun 08, 2023

Updated On: Jul 08, 2023

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