Sign Language Interpreter IV - Staff Pool

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Mar 01, 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

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You'll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you'll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

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

The Opportunity



You: You enjoy interacting and communicating fluently with deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people, and have an appreciation of the diversity in deaf and hearing communities.

Your mission: Interpret/transliterate basic to higher level academic classes, lectures, student activity events, and other special events as needed, where receptive interpreting would be required.

We are looking for someone who can provide direct interpretation and to perform duties that will aid in the provision of the highest quality of interpreting/transliterating services.

Your work: In this role, you may serve as mentor to other interpreters and/or interns, depending upon your experience and certification. You'll participate in projects, including committee work, and you'll assess the language or communication modes of the consumers served. To

prepare for assignments, you'll review notes and course outlines, preview required texts and course materials, and speak with faculty, speaker and/or students.

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

Primary responsibility is to provide direct interpretation and to perform those duties that will aid in the provision of the highest quality of interpreting/transliterating services. The duties include but are not limited to assignment preparation, consumer relations, and professional development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Interpret/transliterate higher-level academic classes, lectures, student activity events, and other special events as needed, where receptive interpreting would be required;
  2. Prepare for assignments by reviewing notes and course outline, previewing required texts, and course materials, and speaking with faculty, speaker, and/or students;
  3. Work cooperatively with department staff, faculty, college staff, students, and administrators;
  4. Must be available to accept interpreting assignments at alternative sites as needed;
  5. Meet regularly with the Supervisor of Interpreting Services to review evaluations from consumers and from Supervisor's observations for development activities;
  6. Assess language or communication modes of the consumers served;
  7. Serve as a mentor to other interpreters and/or interns;
  8. Demonstrate continuous professional development by maintaining interpreting skills, developing specialized content expertise, and enhancing interpersonal communication skills through participation in continuing education, in-service training and related educational opportunities; and
  9. Participate in projects, including committee work and mentoring, as deemed appropriate by the 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

Associate's degree from an accredited college or university required or four (4) years directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Hold Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Certification Advanced, Level IV, or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification SC: L, CSC, CI and CT, CLIP.

EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years working in a college or university setting experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and practice of the RID Code of Professional Conduct and Deaf culture; and
  2. Reliable transportation and willingness 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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