American Sign Language Interpreter

Location: Fremont, CA
Unitek College
Founded in 2002, Unitek College is an accredited, private institution that combines unique academic and technical specialties to provide a superior education in the areas of healthcare and nursing. Unitek College offers seven convenient facilities in California with campuses in Fremont, San Jose, Hayward, Concord, South San Francisco, Sacramento and Bakersfield. Unitek College provides healthcare career training, professional development, clinical placement, and employment assistance to its graduates.
 
Unitek College is also a great place to pursue a rewarding and challenging career.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, unlimited growth potential, and a collegiate work environment.
 
Unitek College is looking for an American Sign Language Interpreter to pair with adult education students at the Fremont, California campus.  This is a PART-TIME position.
 
The Interpreter provides advanced intermediate level signing, transliteration, and interpretation services for Unitek College students, clientele, faculty, and/or staff, using both American Sign Language (ASL) and signed English modalities.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL
American Sign Language and sign vocabulary used in an educational setting.
Appropriate use of written English including spelling, vocabulary and grammar.
Deafness and its effect on language development in deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Cross-cultural communication.
Sign or Oral and written communication skills.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interpret for D/HH students who are educated in vocational instruction.
Recognize and adjust interpretive language to match the student’s preferred language and language mode to ensure that the student comprehends the interpretation.
Maintain confidentiality about student information and communication content, as appropriate to the educational system.
Consult with classroom teachers to identify pupils in need of special assistance, identify unusual problems and report to teachers as appropriate.
Work with teachers to develop ways of increasing interaction between deaf students and all peers.
Support the use of assistive technology, hearing aids, auditory trainers etc.
Maintain cultural awareness and sensitivity to different attitudes and life styles
 
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
DEGREE
Qualified candidates must have an Associate of Arts degree, with at least 1 – 3 years’ experience, closely related to the duties and responsibilities required.
In addition, RID NIC Certification is preferred.
 

 
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