East Stroudsburg University’s department of Student Affairs currently seeks a dynamic team member to serve as Sign Language Interpreter. As part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, ESU offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Under general supervision, interprets/transliterates spoken language using American Sign Language or other manual sign system, and vice versa, to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals; serve as a liaison between deaf/hard of hearing individuals, hearing students, staff and faculty in classrooms and lecture halls, during films, counseling and tutoring sessions, school related meetings, campus events and as needed for urgent situations such as those involving Police or Health Services and perform related work as required.
1. Interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, events, and other spoken word situations using manual sign system appropriate for the language and to cultural background of
deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
2. Accurately Interprets the deaf/hard of hearing individual’s signs and speech for other students, faculty, and staff.
3. Works with faculty and college departments to gain understanding of relevant concepts to better facilitate translation for deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
4. Provides information and orientation to deaf/hard of hearing individuals in emergency situations.
5. May work in teams with other sign language interpreters to translate difficult or lengthy lectures or events.
6. Be able to adapt to a flexible schedule and assist fellow interpreters as needed.
7. Maintains current knowledge of interpretation methods and opportunities for skill development. Maintains certification by completing continuing education units required by the Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and be maintain registration under the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH).
8. Adheres to the RID Code of Conduct.
Hourly Rate is $23.02
Work Hours: The hours are flexible depending upon the student’s schedule and classes.
Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. at the time of employment. Reimbursement for interview and relocation expenses are not available for this position.
ABILITY TO: Accurately interpret spoken language to sign language and interpret sign to spoken for lecture classes, physical education classes, labs, meetings and various assignments as scheduled; follow and give oral and written directions; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population; maintain cooperative working relationships.
KNOWLEDGE OF: American Sign Language or other sign system used by individual/consumer; Code of Conduct written by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; technical signs or
specialized vocabulary used in the courses assigned; deaf culture, local deaf community, and resources for the deaf; specialized equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Completion of an accredited interpreter training program, or equivalent.
Experience: Three year’s experience as a sign language interpreter. Work experience in an educational setting preferred. License or Certificate: Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and registered under the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH).
Must be skilled in American Sign Language an appropriate forms of Manually coded English; may be required to sign for extended periods of time. Must be prepared to sign under various environmental conditions.
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 6,828. The University offers 56 undergraduate degree programs and 24 graduate degree programs, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.