Position: Sign Language Interpreter
Work Locations: Regional Student Services
Salary: $33.54 - $34.83
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Please Note: Ability to travel from site to site is required.
Interested staff members are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. This temporary position is effective immediately and ending on or about June 29, 2022.This position is responsible for facilitating communication through sign language for students who are deaf/hard of hearing between students, teachers, support staff, parents and others involved in educational programs and the school community in compliance with Board policies and procedures.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: To translate spoken language to sign language and sign language to spoken language between people who are hearing and people who are deaf/hard of hearing.
To provide sign interpretation services in a variety of settings, first and foremost facilitating the integration of students who are deaf/hard of hearing with their peers in regular classes.
To prepare and gather knowledge of classroom materials in advance to gain thorough understanding to allow for a clearer interpretation in regular classes or other integrated settings.
To ensure appropriate seating, lighting and unobstructed space is available to students who are deaf/hard of hearing in order to access the interpreted message.
To participate in educational team meetings, including the development and review of progress on the students Individual Education Plan (I.E.P).
To liaise between the teacher of the deaf and regular teachers regarding any issues arising in regular classes which may impact student progress (i.e. student skill development, behaviour, peer interactions, etc.).
To assist in writing daily anecdotal reports, record and help with on-going reporting of students programs, and act as a resource person for parent/teacher interviews.
To provide note taking services for deaf/hard of hearing students as necessary, when interpreting is not required.
To assist the teacher of the deaf with inservicing of staff, parents/guardians, students and others regarding the needs of students who are deaf/hard of hearing and accommodations/modifications of these needs.
To work as an active member of the school team to ensure the safety and success of all students.
To attend meetings as required.
To attend professional development sessions/training as required.
To perform other duties as assigned. LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Principal or designate and the Administrator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Secondary School Graduation Diploma with a three-year recognized community college diploma or university degree from an accredited interpreter training program is required.
Minimum one year related experience is required.
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and current Board approved/implemented software is required.
Maintaining memberships in professional interpreter organizations and adhering to the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) is a requirement of this position.
Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Boards priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Directors Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: First Nations, Mtis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
persons who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidates required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.