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Interpreter, Special Ed, Spanish, 1.0 FTE, Saint Paul Public Schools

Posted on 2022-01-13 11:40:45 AM

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

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271 Belvidere is seeking a full-time Special Education Interpreter (Spanish). Qualifications 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. Responsibilities 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. 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 10 month position working 40 hours per week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the SCSP 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%7Ce11b3a51cf4f467ae2c108d9d6bbd259%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637776924447883081%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=mfxT%2FSlkpn31%2FvdM6pxu9sjsDbqq6ptO8HCjP3zadBI%3D&reserved=0>. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $33,643 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%7Ce11b3a51cf4f467ae2c108d9d6bbd259%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637776924447893071%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=iPFR%2FgW4MQ7knoNzxv%2BDfhzaVRdgDDPWGCD0o1Srg3k%3D&reserved=0>. How To Apply To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application. The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps. To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf. This position will remain open until filled. Other Information Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States. Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score. Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months. 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 full-time Special Education Interpreter (Spanish). 

Qualifications

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.
Responsibilities

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.
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 10 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the SCSP union negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $33,643 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.

How To Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments.  Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This position will remain open until filled. 

Other Information

Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire.  You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date.  Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

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