Interpreter Coordinator - Disability Services Program

Location
USA, Denver, Colorado
Salary
$33.10 - $46.10 per hour
Posted
Mar 29, 2018
Ref
800850
Contact
University of
Faculty Jobs
Education
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) is the student affairs division of the University of Denver. CLIE includes the Disability Services Program, Housing & Residential Education, Academic Resources, Learning Effective Program, Student Engagement, Health & Counseling, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence.
We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of, now, and in the future. We do so by challenging students to:

  • Reflect on their values and identities;
  • Recognize their strengths and acknowledge areas for further growth;
  • Understand the importance of needing support and seeking it;
  • Cultivate their passions; and
  • Foster the public good.

The Disability Services Program (DSP) is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities. The DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other applicable laws. Accommodations are intended to mitigate the impact of a disability and afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Position Summary

The Interpreter Coordinator works directly with students who have hearing loss and use interpreting, video remote interpreting (VRI), and Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART). In addition to direct student contact, this position collaborates with faculty and staff, and outside interpreting/CART/VRI agencies. Responsibilities include arranging interpreting/CART/VRI services requested by students, communicating with outside agencies for services, and implementing assessments on an ongoing basis. This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Disability Services Program (DSP) and will serve as an interactive member of the DSP team, including assisting with other department responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates all interpreter/captioning services by ensuring the smooth flow of operations, implementing policies and procedures, and enforcing rules and regulations for students, faculty/staff, and outside organizations.
  • Maintains and monitors student interpreter/CART/VRI requests form and coordinates services accordingly.
  • Assists in the supervision of interpreting staff by assigning tasks and establishing schedules to ensure that acceptable performance standards are maintained.
  • Meet with Deaf and hard-of-hearing students to provide reasonable accommodation requests for classes, events, and other university sponsored programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to write reports and email correspondence. Ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from individuals (students, staff, faculty, parents, and other professionals).
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in interpreting/CART/VRI services situations.
  • Knowledge of certifications for sign language interpreters.
  • Knowledge about deaf culture and accommodations for access in education.
  • Understanding of current state and federal legislation related to persons with disabilities, ADA, ADAA, and Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act.
  • Understand and comply with RID code of professional conduct as well as monitor compliance with these standards by other service providers.
  • Employee must have the ability to work independently. Employee will be asked to assist with other office functions when available, i.e. responding to inquiries about program, accommodations; routine office errands; other duties as assigned.
  • The employee works in a standard office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language and other forms of sign language.
  • Two years of professional experience working with students with disabilities in an educational or comparable setting.
  • Knowledgeable of developmental, physical, and/or social constructs of disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations of students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in sign language, education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling, disability studies, or closely related field.
  • RID or NAD Certification, three to five years of professional/educational interpreting experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with students with disabilities in higher education.

Work Schedule

Negotiable - A total of 10-15 hours per week would be the average workload for this position. Expectation to be in office for 10 hours a week to handle/maintain interpreting/transcription services requests. Occasional off-site scheduling on weekends and evenings may be required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) Monday, April 30, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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