Interpreter For Hearing Impaired

Tempe Union High School District Tempe , AZ 85280

Posted 2 months ago

Interpreter Transliterator for Hearing Impaired

Department: Special Education Services

Reports to: Director of Special Education Services

Placement: Grade 22 Classified Salary Schedule

Term: See Duty Day Calendar

Position Summary:
The job of Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired was established for the purpose/s of facilitating communication between persons who are hearing impaired; using sign language to convey teacher instruction and intent; assisting students with daily activities; providing voice to sign, sign to voice oral transliterate support; participating as a team member to plan, review and share information; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with those who are hearing impaired.

To view the appropriate job description please select this link: Interpreter Transliterator for Hearing Impaired

Essential Functions:

  • Interprets in the mainstream situation.

  • Interprets for school related activities (assemblies, sports events, college entrance exams, graduation exercises, etc.) during school hours as required.

  • Interprets at annual reviews and multi-disciplinary conference upon request. Keeps daily notes, which includes class assignments, an outline of what was covered in each class, specific new vocabulary and student progress along with other pertinent information.

  • Acts as a resource for the teachers of the hearing impaired and the students in those classes for which he/she has interpreted; and for other students in the program, if time allows.

  • Facilitates growth of the students' sign language vocabulary.

  • Attends all in-district meetings called by the special education office.

  • Follows all district policies and procedures.

  • Works in conjunction with the teacher of the hearing impaired to develop and implement the training necessary for students to learn the skills, which enable them to use an interpreter effectively.

  • Performs similar interpreter services not specified above.

  • Becomes familiar with equipment used by students in the classroom.

  • Ensures that all work is completed in accordance with District policy and applicable state and federal laws.

  • Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Training and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrate understanding of and use of major sign language systems and be fluent in Signed English, American Sign Language, with special emphasis on Signed English.

  • Works with other people in the school with a professional attitude.


  • Score of 3.5 on Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment or commitment to obtain Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment certification within 3 years.

  • Valid DPS fingerprint clearance card.

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