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Interpreter, Special Education, 1.0 FTE, Saint Paul Public Schools

Posted on 2022-01-13 11:43:50 AM

Listing expires 2022-03-14 12:00:00 AM

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271 Belvidere is seeking a temporary full-time Special Education Interpreter. Position Summary Facilitate communication, both oral and written, between families, students and special education staff during special education evaluation and programming. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties: * Serve as part of the Special Education Team to assist licensed staff with making decisions relating to special education placement and establishing Individual Education Plans by providing information gathered from parents and children through the use of screening tools and interviews. * Administer screening tools as appropriate; listen to and evaluate speech sounds in home language in conjunction with speech language pathologists; transcribe students' language samples from home language into the English equivalent. * Advise special education staff whether evaluation and assessment tools and test items are culturally appropriate and/or fair; advise special education and/or school staff when parents or students need more information about special education or school policies and procedures. * Conduct telephone interviews and occasional in-person interviews with parents of students referred for special education evaluation to gather information regarding their child's development, language skills and health. * Respond to parent questions regarding special education, due process and disabling conditions; explain special education services and disabilities to parents in a culturally sensitive manner; ensure that parents are informed of their rights in a legally defensible manner. * Act as an on-going contact with special education staff for parents who do not speak English. * Facilitate oral and written communication between students, parents and all appropriate district and school staff; * Advise district and school staff on culturally appropriate behavior during home visits and/or meetings. * Coordinate meetings for ELL families and schedule student evaluations with the appropriate special education staff. * Coordinate and participate in home visits with Early Childhood Special Education staff. * Transcribe, translate and document initial evaluation and re-evaluation parent interviews, other parent contacts and attempts to contact; forward this information to the appropriate district and/or school staff. * Enter special education information into the computer system for third-party billing purposes. * Assist families with special education students to access resources at Saint Paul Public Schools or within the community. * Attend community events to provide information and respond to questions regarding special education concerns; promote English Language Learner groups. * Consult with district and state personnel to develop appropriate and meaningful questions for parent interviews. * Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment. * Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications Bachelor's degree with a bilingual focus or two years of college coursework and two years of interpreting and/or translating experience. Must be fluent in oral and written communication skills in both English and a second language. Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed and have a reliable means of transportation in order to travel to multiple sites on a regular basis. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of special education and due process rules, regulations, policies and procedures. * Knowledge of special education terminology and of disability categories. * Knowledge of special education programs and community resources available for special education children and their parents. * Knowledge of the dominant, home, school and special education cultures. * Skill in the operation of a computer and ability to utilize software programs to accomplish work objectives. * Ability to communicate effectively in English and a second language (oral, written and listening) and within cultural mores. * Ability to coordinate a complex schedule within deadlines and with minimal supervision. * Ability to interact with parents in a respectful, culturally appropriate manner, often in emotional situations and to create trust and calm in meetings between parents and district staff. * Ability to serve as a member of a team. Essential Functions Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities. Regular and reliable attendance. May be exposed to various cleaning products. Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a temporary position ending 10/2022. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the (union) negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spps.org%2FPage33566&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C4c88cd5d3ce046d213ca08d9d6bc413b%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637776926305526847%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=yD06qS4ux%2F0qXfP0xfTLhDrAuI%2BWIbzjjr90LvLkOgc%3D&reserved=0>. Minimum pay for this position is $43,736 annually. Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spps.org%2FPage%2F13220&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C4c88cd5d3ce046d213ca08d9d6bc413b%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637776926305536836%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=74AeoFJgcnZjrqvkY4U0bfc7oXtO%2FDFzIj4LpPb0pGE%3D&reserved=0>. Equal Employment Opportunity Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment. Equity Statement SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position. Saint Paul Public Schools 360 Colborne Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

271 Belvidere is seeking a temporary full-time Special Education Interpreter.

 

Position Summary

Facilitate communication, both oral and written, between families, students and special education staff during special education evaluation and programming.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

  • Serve as part of the Special Education Team to assist licensed staff with making decisions relating to special education placement and establishing Individual Education Plans by providing information gathered from parents and children through the use of screening tools and interviews.
  • Administer screening tools as appropriate; listen to and evaluate speech sounds in home language in conjunction with speech language pathologists; transcribe students' language samples from home language into the English equivalent.
  • Advise special education staff whether evaluation and assessment tools and test items are culturally appropriate and/or fair; advise special education and/or school staff when parents or students need more information about special education or school policies and procedures.
  • Conduct telephone interviews and occasional in-person interviews with parents of students referred for special education evaluation to gather information regarding their child's development, language skills and health.
  • Respond to parent questions regarding special education, due process and disabling conditions; explain special education services and disabilities to parents in a culturally sensitive manner; ensure that parents are informed of their rights in a legally defensible manner.
  • Act as an on-going contact with special education staff for parents who do not speak English.
  • Facilitate oral and written communication between students, parents and all appropriate district and school staff;
  • Advise district and school staff on culturally appropriate behavior during home visits and/or meetings.
  • Coordinate meetings for ELL families and schedule student evaluations with the appropriate special education staff.
  • Coordinate and participate in home visits with Early Childhood Special Education staff.
  • Transcribe, translate and document initial evaluation and re-evaluation parent interviews, other parent contacts and attempts to contact; forward this information to the appropriate district and/or school staff.
  • Enter special education information into the computer system for third-party billing purposes.
  • Assist families with special education students to access resources at Saint Paul Public Schools or within the community.
  • Attend community events to provide information and respond to questions regarding special education concerns; promote English Language Learner groups.
  • Consult with district and state personnel to develop appropriate and meaningful questions for parent interviews.
  • Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor's degree with a bilingual focus or two years of college coursework and two years of interpreting and/or translating experience.  Must be fluent in oral and written communication skills in both English and a second language.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed and have a reliable means of transportation in order to travel to multiple sites on a regular basis. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of special education and due process rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of special education terminology and of disability categories.
  • Knowledge of special education programs and community resources available for special education children and their parents.
  • Knowledge of the dominant, home, school and special education cultures.
  • Skill in the operation of a computer and ability to utilize software programs to accomplish work objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and a second language (oral, written and listening) and within cultural mores.
  • Ability to coordinate a complex schedule within deadlines and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact with parents in a respectful, culturally appropriate manner, often in emotional situations and to create trust and calm in meetings between parents and district staff.
  • Ability to serve as a member of a team.
Essential Functions

Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities.

Regular and reliable attendance.

May be exposed to various cleaning products.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a temporary position ending 10/2022. 

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the (union) negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566. Minimum pay for this position is $43,736 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.
 

Equity Statement

SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.


Saint Paul Public Schools

360 Colborne Street 
Saint Paul, MN 55102