Job ID:  26434564

Company:  Montana Schools Recruitment Project

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Sign Language Interpreter- Helena Public Schools

Description:  Level II Para Educator/Sign Language Interpreter Helena School District # 1 is accepting applications for a Level II Para Educator/Sign Language Interpreter. Position works under the supervision of instructional personnel while assisting hearing impaired students' with their daily instructional programs by providing interpreter services Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include: An associates degree or at least 2 years of post secondary education at least 3 months experience or training or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District. Prior successful experience assisting hearing impaired students and an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) score of 3.5 or higher is preferred. Certification in American Sign Language (ASL) or Signing Exact English (SEE) interpreting is desired. Entry level salary range is $11.95 + per hour depending upon EIPA score, education and applicable experience. A comprehensive benefit package is provided including insurance coverage during the summer break. The following application materials are required: completed District on-line application, letter of introduction/cover letter, and resume. Initial screening of applications will begin April 18, 2019. This position will remain open until filled. EEO employer. Helena Public Schools Position Description Job Title: Level II Para Educator Sign Language Interpreter Department: Student Services Reports To: Building and/or Student Services Administrator Prepared Date: Fall 2015 SUMMARY: Position works under the supervision of instructional personnel while assisting hearing impaired students' with their daily instructional programs by providing interpreter services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned. Translates simultaneously with the classroom lectures and/or other presentations and events from English into sign language translates students responses from sign language into English. Interprets at special events (such as field trips, student instructor conferences and special meetings). Assist hearing impaired students with the learning materials and instructional exercises. Tutor hearing impaired students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow-up learning activity. Obtains and reviews related instructional materials prior to providing interpreting services, as requested. Assist hearing impaired students in student orientation. Provides awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of the hearing impaired population. Assist with behavior management programs and techniques, as requested. Assist in students Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals under the direction of instructional personnel. Assist with the development and maintenance of special education records. Assist instructional personnel in maintaining discipline and other functions. Participates in the maintenance of required records pertaining to services for hearing impaired students. Participates in periodic interpreter staff meetings and in-service workshops. May interact with faculty or staff to resolve problems as needed May periodically assist other special services students with hygiene and feeding. May escort children to and from various rooms. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May supervise students when the teacher is not present. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: An associates degree or at least 2 years of post secondary education at least 3 months experience or training or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District. Prior successful experience assisting hearing impaired students and an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) score of 3.5 or higher is preferred. Certification in American Sign Language (ASL) or Signing Exact English (SEE) interpreting is desired. Prior successful experience working with hearing-impaired children is desired. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, guardians, and/or staff. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work with children with special needs. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, guardians and/or the school community. Ability to periodically assume to responsibility for supervising students understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with sign language, orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Trustees policies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use their hands while interpreting and reach with their hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and/or push/pull up to 100 pounds, such as students that are disabled, adaptive equipment and/or supplies. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee needs to be able to hear in order to properly interpret for the students(s). WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts in vocational settings and outdoors in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or work output of students. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Application Instructions:
Application Procedure: Apply Online District online application is available at: http://www.helenaschools.org Helena Public Schools Human Resources Office 55 South Rodney Street Helena MT 59601 406-324-2010 e-mail: personneloffice@helenaschools.org