Full-Time Staff Interpreter

Purple (Communications) Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

Full-Time Staff Interpreter

Purple Communications is one of the nation's most extensive communication services for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay service and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the unique communication needs of its customers. Please view our website: www.purplevrs.com

Purple Communications' vision is to provide high-quality services with innovative products that break down communication barriers for its customers. We strive to change the game because we believe communication access is a right worthy of utmost respect and because every conversation matters.

We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add strong expertise to our world-class teams!

Summary of Duties:

Under limited supervision provides communication access to deaf and hearing employees in all facets of their day-to-day functions. Employees in this job class effectively and efficiently provide interpretive services in a business environment both at the company offices and off-site. This job class requires knowledge of American Sign Language and the related professional and ethical standards for interpreters, and the ability to effectively communicate through sign language and voice communication.

Staff Interpreter Job Responsibilities:

Interpret using sign language to voice communication for communication between employees, potential employees, vendors, customers, business meetings and a wide variety of business-related events. Interpret using voice inflection, speech patterns, and correct tone of voice when speaking to the hearing person(s), representing what is being signed by the deaf or hard of hearing person(s).

Maintain and adhere to strict confidentiality rules and standards, and follow the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct and Standard Practices.

Work in a team environment to relieve or assist other staff interpreters as needed.

Interpret for community-based assignments, and/or video relay as needed.

Maintain Staff Interpreter calendar for Staff Interpreters.

Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


Staff Interpreter Qualifications/Skills:

Certified Interpreter through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, National Association of the Deaf (level IV or V), CI or CT, Comprehensive Skills Certification, and/or through approved state or national associations highly preferred.

At least 5 years of experience as a sign language interpreter in a variety of settings.

Understanding of regional dialects, and the ability to read various signing styles.

Knowledge and application of Interpreting profession's standards and ethics.

Large vocabulary and professionalism to handle a variety of business related meetings.

Must possess a comprehensive understanding of deaf culture.

Strong sign to voice skills and the ability to switch linguistic modes quickly.

Cultural mediation skills.

Proven customer service abilities.

Ability to type with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform job functions as required.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, and common sense skills.

Work environment:

Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time.

Interpreting using sign language and voice communication skills (80-90%)

Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)

Keyboarding (40-60%)

Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and cell phone (40-60%)

Lifting computers and other equipment.

Position may require some travel.

Disclaimer:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. Employees are expected to follow their supervisor's instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

Purple Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Principals Only

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