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TEACHER-DEAF & HARD OF HEARING

Employer
Broward County Public Schools
Location
Ft Lauderdale, FL, US
Salary
Competitive
POSITION GOAL

To provide interpreting/transliterating services to deaf and hard of hearing students which facilitate communication within an instructional environment

ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide interpreting/transliterating services to a student or group of students who are deaf/hard of hearing in the communication mode used by the student(s).

• Provide interpreting/transliterating in one or more education settings including: classroom, assemblies, discipline or counseling sessions, extra-curricular activities.

• Provide interpreting/transliterating in receptive or expressive mode for classroom lectures or discussions to facilitate communication between student and teachers or peers; service to include film/video presentations.

• Function as liaison between deaf/hard of hearing students and others in the educational setting.

• Participate as a member of the educational team by attending and offering assistance as requested during conferences or Individual Education Plan meetings.

• Maintain confidentiality and professionalism regarding individual student performance and follow school board policies and interpreter code of ethics, concerning all information about students.

• Demonstrate interest in self-improvement by upgrading interpreting/transliterating skills and increasing general understanding of school policies and affairs.

• Assist with the development, presentation and implementation of in-service programs to improve skills necessary to work effectively with deaf/hard of hearing students.

• Participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase the individual's skill and proficiency related to the assignments.

• Perform and promote all activities in compliance with the equal employment and non-discrimination policies of The School Board of Broward County, Florida.

• Participate in training programs offered to enhance the individual skills and proficiency related to job responsibilities.

• Review current developments, literature and technical sources of information related to job responsibilities.

• Ensure adherence to safety rules and procedures. • Follow federal and state, as well as School Board policies.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

• Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of an approved General Education Development (GED) Testing Program.

• Three (3) years of experience providing interpretive services to the deaf and hard of hearing.

• Evidence of Communication Skills in Manual or Oral or Cued Speech.

• Qualifying Screening, Evaluation, Rating, or Certifications Measures: Manual certifications: - Educational Interpreter Evaluation (EIE) or Quality Assurance (QA): Level I - entry level ability 2 Educational Interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing I, II, III, IV (cont.) SBBC: MM-087 Level II - intermediate level ability Level III - advanced level ability - Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA): Level 1 - Beginner Level 2 - Advanced beginner Level 3 - Intermediate Level 4 - Advanced Intermediate Level 5 - Advanced - National Interpreter Certification (NIC): NIC NIC Advanced NIC Master - Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CI -- Certificate of Interpretation CT-- Certificate of Transliteration CI/CT - combined certification Oral certifications: - Oral Transliteration Certificate (OTC) Cued Speech certifications: - Cued Language Transliterator National Examination (CLTNCE)

• OR

• Equivalent valid, recognized, and reliable interpreting/transliterating assessment not listed above but currently active.

• Demonstration of a minimum competency level based on performance standards developed by Broward County School District as evidenced by: Panel interview, Code of Ethics - situational exercise, Classroom skills - interpretive exercise.

• Must be registered for standard certification screening before the end of the initial probationary period (131 days) for continued employment in the position.

• Must be 18 years of age or older. • Computer skills as required for the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

• Some experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing preferred.

• Documented rating at or above the following ratings/evaluation instruments: - EIE or QA - Level I - entry level ability OR - EIPA - Level 2 - Advanced beginner

OR

• Equivalent valid, recognized, and reliable interpreting/transliterating assessment not listed above but currently active. • Bilingual skills preferred.

SIGNIFICANT CONTACTS-frequency, contact, purpose

Works with students who are deaf/hard of hearing to provide interpreting/transliterating in one or more education settings including: classroom, assemblies, discipline or counseling sessions, extra-curricular activities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently as needed to move objects.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District's approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the School Board.

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