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Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Sign Language Interpreter - 0.813 FTE (2 Openings)

Portland Public Schools Columbia Regional Program
Closing date: 
Sunday, July 17, 2022

Columbia Regional Program is looking for highly skilled and motivated professionals, familiar with a range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing services, to join our dynamic and collaborative team of professionals! Current openings include Teacher of the Deaf (EI/ECSE), Sign Language Interpreters, ASL Specialist/TOSA.

To complete the online application, go to the Employment Opportunities page on the Portland Public Schools website.
For search purposes, search with the Job # search for Job#22438 and the location is Wilcox


The educational interpreter facilitates communication between hearing and deaf consumers in the educational setting. The interpreter is a member of the educational team along with teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing and is available to address communication accessibility and deaf cultural issues as they arise.

Key Responsibilities & Performance Description:

1. Interpret in all academic situations and in all student service areas.

2. Have the skill to match a variety of language and cognitive needs.

3. Have sufficient knowledge to be able to interpret in a variety of school settings and subjects.

4. Facilitate visual accessibility.

5. Provide tutoring services.

6. Participate in IEP meetings as a member of the educational team.

7. Adapt, accommodate, modify and supplement curriculum as specified by the IEP team.

8. Orient staff and students on the interpreter's function, primary responsibilities and diverse roles.

9. Serve as a cultural mediator between deaf and hearing communities.

10. Prep for content as needed.

11. Maintain proficiency in receptive and expressive language skills through acquisition of PDUs and/or CEUs.

12. Follow district policies and the lnterpreter Code of Professional Conduct.

13. Work collaboratively with co-workers in multiple environments.

14. Be aware of physical requirements necessary in various settings.

15. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's or Associate's Degree from an lnterpreter Education Program or in a related educational field or achieve a passing score on the ElPA Written Test.
Fluent in American Sign Language.
Achieve a passing score of 3.5 or above on the ElPA Performance Test or hold RID NIC, Ci or CT Certification.

SALARY RANGE: $22.76 - $30.10/hour (PFSP Appendix F)

WORK YEAR: 192 days

FTE: 0.813 (32.5 hours/week)