Sign Language Interpreter
Job Description: POSITION TITLE: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER SPSTAR-SLAN01 STATUS: Part Time (evenings only) DEPARTMENT: Disability Services DIVISION: Student Development CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Non-union REPORTS TO: Manager, Disability Services PLACEMENT: Support staff MINIMUM PAY RATE: $35.00 per hour Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Manager of Disability Services, the sign language interpreter provides services to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have other communication disorders. The sign language interpreter assists faculty, staff, students, and District 525 community members by providing sign language as a required accommodation under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 at all campus locations during evening hours. The Sign Language Interpreter must value diversity and inclusion to support the mission of the college, and promote a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an accessible experience for all students, staff, faculty, and community members. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Professionally represent Joliet Junior College and uphold the College's core values: respect, inclusion, integrity, collaboration, humor, well-being, innovation, quality, and sustainability. 2. Translate oral communication into sign language for students, faculty, staff, and community members during events including but not limited to scheduled classroom session(s), meetings, campus events, colloquia, telephone calls, and other situations as needed. 3. Interpret and transliterate American Sign Language and signed English into oral or written language for hearing individuals as well as others not conversant with sign language. 4. Follow the procedures related to scheduling, attendance and other situations outlined in the Sign Language Interpreter Handbook. 5. Abide by the principles of ethical behavior as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. 6. Maintain confidentiality of student documentation and records. 7. Maintain accurate and timely records. 8. Perform other Disability Services duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Associate's degree. 2. Valid Illinois Interpreter license with minimum Intermediate level proficiency or higher. 3. Certification from BEI or RID. 4. Valid Illinois driver's license and a car. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor's degree. 2. Two years of educational interpreting experience. WORK SCHEDULE Schedule varies depending on department needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Normal office physical demands. 2. Ability to travel between campus locations. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at http://employment.jjc.edu Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract. Application Procedures: "Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu" Application Deadline: November 12, 2018 All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: * Satisfactory results of a background check * Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College * Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity. ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN "ON CAMPUS" STUDENT HOUSING Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in "on campus" student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : www.jjc.edu/cleryreport If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses. This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.