English as a Second Language
Position: Interpreter ESL Job Code: 484
Non Certified Hourly
Time Schedule: As needed Salary Rate or Ratio: See current "Schedule of Salaries"
Reports to: Building Principal Employment Status: Part-time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Retirement Status: SERS
Position Description: The language interpreter is a part-time employee and will work up to 24 hours a week as and when needed with a daily 30 minute unpaid lunch.
The language interpreter will be assigned to a school location and is responsible for providing oral interpretations/translations and written and/or typed interpretations/translations at the building level and district level to ensure that parents will have information about their child's education in a language that they are able to understand. The language interpreter will adjust day hours to support after school or evening parent programs as and when needed.
The language interpreter reports to the building principal and will be evaluated by the building principal and Learning Specialist twice a year.
Note: The lists below are not ranked in order of importance.
Required: All of the following must be met at time of application except when noted:
Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
Orally fluent in both the targeted language and English
Fluent in written targeted language and English and able to type in both languages
Must have a valid Ohio driver's license and reliable transportation
Experience working with parents, staff and community in the targeted language and in schools
Familiar with technology
Respected in the community and understands the importance of confidentiality
Fluent in more than two languages
Experience as a language interpreter
Effective communication skills
Provide written, typed and oral translations in the targeted language
Collaborate with parents, teachers, principals and students to ensure parents have information in a language that they are able to understand
Provide accurate translations orally and in written form
Adjust day hours to attend evening and after school meetings as and when needed
Have access to a telephone/cellphone as and when needed
Serve as language liaison between staff and families
Ability to effectively communicate and translate for staff, students and families as and when needed
Provide language assistance in the school and classroom as and when needed to ensure a smooth transition for LEP students and families
Regularly attend school and district meetings where language interpreters are needed
Regularly provide support in the targeted language as and when needed in person, via computer or phone
Drive between school buildings, district buildings and across the city to provide translations as and when needed
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to listen effectively, actively
Ability to translate orally and in writing (typed)
Ability to problem solve
Ability to navigate technology
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, written warnings and labels in English and in the targeted language
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands of the job described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, hear and type; frequently required to walk, sit, drive, stand, kneel or crouch; use hands to type, handle and carry objects; may be required to lift up to 25 pounds in weight.
The employee must have the mobility to frequently travel to school sites.
Responsible for working cooperatively and effectively with members of the public, other employees, related public agency staff, community businesses and service providers
Responsible for accurate and timely recordkeeping and reports as required
Responsible for driving a motor vehicle with a valid Ohio operator's license as required by the position
Required to travel both within and outside of the school district
Responsible for attending meetings, in-services and training programs as related to the position held
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Akron Public Schools