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Educational Sign Language Interpreter (Pool Posting, Location to be Determined)

Cherry Creek School District No. 5
Englewood, CO, US

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Job Title: Educational Sign Language Interpreter

FLSA Exemption Status: Choose an item.

Classification Group: Staff Support

Supervising Position: School Principal or designee

Pay Plan: Educational Support Personnel

Pay Range: $30.29 - $44.51 an hour

Last Updated: 3/4/2024

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JOB SUMMARY: Serving as a member of the educational team, support students with hearing loss and staff, which may include hearing and deaf people. Minimize linguistic, cultural, and physical barriers, and facilitate all communication among deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) students, hearing personnel, and other hearing students in an educational environment through the use of American Sign Language or mode of communication appropriate for the learning level of student(s). Work in tandem with special education and general education teachers to implement and adjust instruction based on the needs of students. Implement differentiated strategies specific to the need of students with hearing loss to support them with: understanding lectures and classroom instruction; reading, writing, and math proficiency; academics and social needs outside of the classroom. Tutor academic classes and lessons as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The subsequent duties outline the fundamental operations of the position and exemplify the nature of the tasks carried out. They do not encompass a comprehensive inventory of the obligations and responsibilities fulfilled in this role. The approximation of frequencies and time allocation percentages are flexible and subject to the requirements of the organization. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Task Descriptions Frequency Percentage of Time

Ensure deaf/hard of hearing students receive and understand communication presented in all educational settings through the interpreting process. As part of the instructional team, works collaboratively with general education and/or special education classroom teachers to facilitate signing interpretation and environmental feedback, providing continuity of instruction. Determine the best distance, lighting, and angle for student viewing, consulting with the student and teacher as necessary.
Daily 30%

Communicate with all members of the educational team (teachers, supervisors, interpreters, para educators,) who are directly responsible for the educational program for deaf/hard of hearing students. Provide input about student performance and progress for sake of instructional planning, conferences, and individualized education plan (IEP) meetings. Participate in the individualized education plan (IEP) meetings as part of the team and ensure that interpreting is provided by another interpreter for communication if needed.
Daily 20%

Assist educational team by monitoring and supporting student behavior in all education settings. Facilitate and clarify appropriate social interaction with peers and assist students with accessing extracurricular activities through interpreting and assisting with social interactions.
Daily 15%

Provide tutoring services to deaf/hard of hearing students by reinforcing concepts taught in the general education and special education classroom. Stay informed and cognizant of students' communication profiles and their impact of hearing loss as related to comprehension of the English language and interpret/transliterate accordingly. Daily, 15%]
Daily 15%

Plan for upcoming lessons and activities to interpret more efficiently and for academic assistance. Adapt language and materials to meet the needs of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students
Daily 10%

Uphold and enforce State, county, local, and District rules, regulations, and policies.
Daily 5%

Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Daily 5% TOTAL 100%

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum prerequisites of formal education, professional work experience, certifications, licenses, endorsements, designations, trainings, and other criteria that a candidate must fulfill to be considered for a position. It is essential that certifications, licenses, endorsements, designations, and trainings are fulfilled, valid, and not expired.
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting required
  • Associate's degree
  • Two (2) years of professional work experience in sign language or interpreting functional areas in an educational setting
  • CDE Educational Interpreter Authorization
  • Basic knowledge of typical office equipment such as telephones, copiers, fax machines, email, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Advanced knowledge of deaf culture
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with American Sign Language and other signing systems
  • Intermediate organization skills
  • Intermediate tutoring skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced interpersonal relations skills
  • Advanced interpreting skills (voice to sign and sign to voice)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
  • Ability to work one-on-one or in small groups with students
  • Ability to stay abreast of and follow both the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) Code of Professional Conduct and the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Professional Conduct Guidelines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands, mental functions, cognitive capacities, and work environment factors required to perform a position's essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Light work strength level (lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds)
  • Primarily works indoors
  • Typically a moderate noise level
  • Work location is subject to change to meet the requirements of the organization
  • Experience working in the public sector
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Racially conscious and culturally competent with the skill, will, capacity, and knowledge to commit to a culture of continuous improvement
  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Occasional bending, lifting, and climbing
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Visual concentration
  • Repetitive motions (i.e. hand and finger movement)
  • Focusing in noisy environments
  • Usually a noisy environment
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • Normal school district environment

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Formal education, professional work experience, certifications, licenses, endorsements, designations, trainings, and other qualifications relevant to the position that are strongly preferred but not mandatory for a candidate to be considered.
  • Bachelor's degree


The Cherry Creek School District is one of the highest-achieving school districts in Colorado. We educate more than 53,000 children, representing over 150 languages. We serve over 300,000 residents in 108 square miles spreading across eight municipalities: Cherry Hills Village, Centennial, Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, and portions of Aurora, Englewood, and Denver. We employ over 3,700 teachers who serve in our 67 schools and programs. Ninety-eight percent of our schools rank in the highest category of Accreditation by the Colorado Department of Education. 

We are proud of our longstanding national record of excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and activities. It is a testament to the efforts of a supportive community, involved parents, dedicated staff members, and motivated students. 

Professional learning opportunities and support for educators are abundant in Cherry Creek, including educator mentorship, new educator orientation, district-level professional learning, and school-based learning teams - all directed toward developing educator craft and increasing student achievement. 

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the many opportunities in our district and the wonderful lifestyle of Colorado.

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