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Sign Language Interpreter, Special Education - Intermediate SchoolDistrict 917

Posted on 2019-10-07 5:43:55 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fisd917%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D1115&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C356eb48fd90c47bbda2c08d74b77d460%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637060850348805301&sdata=Ul0Ri0LLimb97lZ%2FzNzilPvhTxH3IiG2%2Ff80046NrMI%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: ASAP INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917 POSITION OPENING Date Posted: October 7, 2019 Position Title: Sign Language Interpreter (Float), Special Education Assignment Location: Various locations in Dakota County, MN, as a floating position to support the Itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2Fabout%2Fdepartments_services%2Fspecial_education_services%2Fsite-based_programs%2Fdeaf___hard_of_hearing_resource_program__d_hh_%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C356eb48fd90c47bbda2c08d74b77d460%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637060850348815297&sdata=4dLYOJKB2yvJqeV3ISWy16erWcgT5lDL4ronFpIJL5I%3D&reserved=0> Hours per Day: 7.25 Schedule: 8:45 a.m. &#8211; 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, following school calendar as assigned Anticipated Start Date: ASAP Starting At: Salary dependent on degree, certification, and experience as indicated in the contract POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the program&#8217;s assistant director/principal, a sign language interpreter provides students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign language interpreting services in elementary and/or secondary settings in school districts&#8217; locations within Dakota County. As part of a team environment, Interpreters work to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, and other staff by maintaining confidentiality within the team and supporting communication between team members. One may provide in-service training to teachers, students and other consumers, and use one&#8217;s general knowledge of classroom subject matters, materials, and media, standard district rules, regulations and policies, child and language development, and knowledge of assistive listening devices and Deaf and hard of hearing cultures to provide the optimal access to interpreted messages. The sign language interpreter role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Provide students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign language interpreting services in elementary and/or secondary settings in local school districts&#8217; locations within Dakota County. * Follow program direction as provided by the program supervisor; meet to prepare for assignments and ensure effective interpreting and transliterating services. * Adapt physical conditions to optimized students' visual access to interpreted message in instructional settings. * Prepare for interpreter duties by studying subject matter, meeting with teachers and instructors and practicing related sign vocabulary. * Adhere to the code of conduct for educational interpreters. * Become aware of students' language and skill levels, ensuring appropriate interpreting techniques; review and facilitate students' individualized education plans as appropriate. * Performs classroom assistance, tutoring and supervision of students when not performing interpreting duties. * Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment. * Collaborate with related service personnel, teachers, assistants, and other program/school staff in order to meet the needs of students and maintain a positive work environment for all. * Participate in program assignments, training/in-service as determined by the special education supervisor, in accordance to the contract. * Performs other job-related duties, as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Demonstrated skill and certification in expressive and receptive sign language interpreting. NAD/ACCI, EIPA or RID certification preferred. Provisional Certificate required. 2. Experience interpreting or transliterating, with experience interpreting or transliterating in an educational setting preferred. 3. Ability to work as a team player, accept a variety of interpreting assignments at different locations when assigned, and support the development of student consumers&#8217; language, communication, self-advocacy, and other developmental needs in collaboration with other educational team members 4. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving special education services. 5. Ability to work as an effective member of a team with staff, parents, and the community through the building and maintaining of collaborative and positive relationships. 6. Basic computer and email skills. Proficient in core educational subject areas. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ability to handle up to 25 pounds of exerted force. 2. Frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, and repetitive motions, sitting, and reaching with hands and arms. 3. Occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling, and lifting. 4. Ability to tolerate sudden jarring movement. 5. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound. 6. Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may require wearing of personal protective equipment. 7. Locations are generally moderately noisy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Brooke Peterson at 952.707.3091 DISTRICT PROFILE: Intermediate School District 917 serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from our member school districts<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2Fabout%2Four_member_districts&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C356eb48fd90c47bbda2c08d74b77d460%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637060850348815297&sdata=zSBRrK294bsyTrBZVdVYqCBBmVP7N6SKiWHQZTx02v4%3D&reserved=0> in the southeastern metropolitan area. Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities. In our highly-structured and specialized educational environments, you will encounter: * Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a teacher and 3-6 trained paraprofessionals. * Behavior support teams, including board certified behavior analysts. * Lead teachers to support due process and curriculum development. * Collaborative teams, which can include: audiologists, interveners, interpreters, teachers, paraprofessionals, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school nurses, health associates, school social workers, and speech language pathologists. * Functional spaces, which can include: individualized work spaces for each student, group instruction areas, sensory spaces, break spaces, playground/gym/area for gross motor movement, and safety features for staff and students. District 917 also provides students from member districts a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Application Procedure: Can be completed at https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fisd917%2Fonlineapp%2Fdefault.aspx&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C356eb48fd90c47bbda2c08d74b77d460%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637060850348825296&sdata=908uQgrL%2FByRwC10AC4zFA8aPVNRMlzcgwxfCQSdDvw%3D&reserved=0> District 917&#8217;s Website: http://www.isd917.org/<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C356eb48fd90c47bbda2c08d74b77d460%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637060850348835292&sdata=4v6Uy%2B%2Be3LYMeATAR7jXVa6PORzHoVF6A%2BJjkikaZKw%3D&reserved=0> To apply, please contact: lauren.kelly@isd917.org Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer Intermediate School District 917 uses the applicant tracking<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C356eb48fd90c47bbda2c08d74b77d460%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637060850348835292&sdata=cPoGiTg5TnlcVG%2Bhx8eK%2F394Zo2KT3OSEeGeUrd6oC8%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online
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Date of Availability: ASAP
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917
POSITION OPENING

Date Posted: October 7, 2019

Position Title: Sign Language Interpreter (Float), Special Education

Assignment Location: Various locations in Dakota County, MN, as a floating position to support the Itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

Hours per Day: 7.25

Schedule: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, following school calendar as assigned

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Starting At: Salary dependent on degree, certification, and experience as indicated in the contract
 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the program’s assistant director/principal, a sign language interpreter provides students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign language interpreting services in elementary and/or secondary settings in school districts’ locations within Dakota County. As part of a team environment, Interpreters work to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, and other staff by maintaining confidentiality within the team and supporting communication between team members. One may provide in-service training to teachers, students and other consumers, and use one’s general knowledge of classroom subject matters, materials, and media, standard district rules, regulations and policies, child and language development, and knowledge of assistive listening devices and Deaf and hard of hearing cultures to provide the optimal access to interpreted messages. The sign language interpreter role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Provide students who are deaf and hard of hearing with sign language interpreting services in elementary and/or secondary settings in local school districts’ locations within Dakota County.
  • Follow program direction as provided by the program supervisor; meet to prepare for assignments and ensure effective interpreting and transliterating services.
  • Adapt physical conditions to optimized students' visual access to interpreted message in instructional settings.
  • Prepare for interpreter duties by studying subject matter, meeting with teachers and instructors and practicing related sign vocabulary.
  • Adhere to the code of conduct for educational interpreters.
  • Become aware of students' language and skill levels, ensuring appropriate interpreting techniques; review and facilitate students' individualized education plans as appropriate.
  • Performs classroom assistance, tutoring and supervision of students when not performing interpreting duties.
  • Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment.
  • Collaborate with related service personnel, teachers, assistants, and other program/school staff in order to meet the needs of students and maintain a positive work environment for all.
  • Participate in program assignments, training/in-service as determined by the special education supervisor, in accordance to the contract.
  • Performs other job-related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  1. Demonstrated skill and certification in expressive and receptive sign language interpreting. NAD/ACCI, EIPA or RID certification preferred. Provisional Certificate required.
  2. Experience interpreting or transliterating, with experience interpreting or transliterating in an educational setting preferred.
  3. Ability to work as a team player, accept a variety of interpreting assignments at different locations when assigned, and support the development of student consumers’ language, communication, self-advocacy, and other developmental needs in collaboration with other educational  team members
  4. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving special education services.
  5. Ability to work as an effective member of a team with staff, parents, and the community through the building and maintaining of collaborative and positive relationships.
  6. Basic computer and email skills. Proficient in core educational subject areas.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. Ability to handle up to 25 pounds of exerted force.
  2. Frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, and repetitive motions, sitting, and reaching with hands and arms.
  3.  Occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling, and lifting.
  4. Ability to tolerate sudden jarring movement.
  5. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
  6. Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may require wearing of personal protective equipment.
  7. Locations are generally moderately noisy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Brooke Peterson at 952.707.3091
 
DISTRICT PROFILE:

Intermediate School District 917 serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from our member school districts in the southeastern metropolitan area.  Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities.

In our highly-structured and specialized educational environments, you will encounter:
  • Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a teacher and 3-6 trained paraprofessionals.
  • Behavior support teams, including board certified behavior analysts.
  • Lead teachers to support due process and curriculum development.
  • Collaborative teams, which can include: audiologists, interveners, interpreters, teachers, paraprofessionals, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school nurses, health associates, school social workers, and speech language pathologists.
  • Functional spaces, which can include: individualized work spaces for each student, group instruction areas, sensory spaces, break spaces, playground/gym/area for gross motor movement, and safety features for staff and students.

District 917 also provides students from member districts a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Application Procedure: Can be completed at https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/

District 917’s Website: http://www.isd917.org/
To apply, please contact: lauren.kelly@isd917.org
Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer


Intermediate School District 917 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online