Sign Language Interpreter Level V (Part Time) - Staff Pool

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


  • The Organization

    Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

    The Team

    Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

    We are currently seeking a Sign Language Interpreter V who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

    The Opportunity

    You: You excel serving as mentor to other interpreters and/or interns, helping students achieve their educational and career aspirations, and you're looking for an opportunity where you can continue to learn and grow in your career.

    Your mission: We'll count on you to provide direct interpretation which will aid in providing the highest quality of interpreting/transliterating services. This will include assignment preparation, consumer relations, and professional development.

    Your work: Highlights In this role, you'll be interpreting/transliterating for College functions, higher level academic classes, lectures, student activity events, and other special events as needed where receptive interpreting would be required. You'll prepare for assignments by reviewing notes and course outline, previewing required texts and course materials, and speaking with faculty, speaker, and/or students; work cooperatively with department staff, faculty, college staff, students, and administrators; and assessing the language or communication modes of the customers served. You'll work collaboratively with department staff, faculty, college staff, students and administrators.

    Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

    Location

    Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

    • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.

    • 145 languages are spoken here.

    • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

    • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

    • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

    • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.

    • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.

    • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    SUMMARY

    Provide direct interpretation and duties which will aid in providing the highest quality of interpreting/transliterating services; including but not limited to: assignment preparation, consumer relations, and professional development.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Interpret/transliterate for College functions, higher level academic classes, lectures, student activity events, and other special events as needed where receptive interpreting would be required.

    Prepare for assignments by reviewing notes and course outline, previewing required texts and course materials, and speaking with faculty, speaker, and/or students.

    Work cooperatively with department staff, faculty, college staff, students, and administrators.

    Meet regularly with assigned supervisor to review evaluations from consumers and supervisor for continuous improvement/professional development activities.

    Assess language or communication modes of consumers served.

    Serve as mentor to other interpreters and/or interns.

    Provide training to HCC interpreters at the discretion of the assigned supervisor.

    Demonstrate continuous professional development by upgrading interpreting skills, developing specialized content expertise, and enhancing interpersonal communication skills through participation in continuing education, in-service training, and related educational opportunities.

    Participate in projects, including committee work and mentoring, as deemed appropriate by the assigned supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

    EDUCATION

    AAS degree in Interpreting required.

    High school diploma or GED and four (4) years directly related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

    Hold Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Certification Master or Court, National Interpreter Certification Level Master, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certification SC:L.

    EXPERIENCE

    Four (4) years related work experience required.

    Experience working in a college or university setting.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    Must be available to accept interpreting assignments at alternative sites as needed



    Demonstrate knowledge and practice of the Texas BEI/RID Code of Professional Conduct and Deaf Culture

    Reliable transportation and able to travel to assignments as needed

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.



    This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
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