Interpreter for the Deaf

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

INTERPRETER FOR THE DEAF (2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR) OPEN UNTIL FILLED QUALIFICATIONS: * High school diploma and passage of Kern High School District proficiency test * Demonstrated knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics or reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate * Passage of Education Signing Skills Evaluation for Interpreter (ESSE-I) at level 4 or above or other equivalent certification approved by California State Board of Education * Experience interpreting and translating for hearing impaired persons, preferably students, utilizing ASL(American Sign Language) or SEE (Signing Exact English) * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and community * Skill and accuracy in oral and written expression; ability to follow oral and written directions * Valid driver's license and personal car for use on district business * Bilingual ability may be required, depending on assignment * Must pass required tests REPORTS TO: Administrator as assigned JOB GOAL: To provide desirable classroom environment by performing interpreting, translating and tutorial services for students with severe hearing impairments PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: * Assists in effective communication between students, staff and community by providing transliteration and interpretation services as needed * Translates, interprets and presents variety of instructional exercises and materials; translates instructional directions to students * Tutors and interprets for individuals or small groups of students to reinforce instructional concepts * Accompanies and assists students in mainstreaming activities by performing interpreting and other duties to help ensure success in regular classroom * Maintains related records and makes reports as required * Assists in development of desirable social skills and habits, moral and mental and physical health of students * Assists with checking, care, preparation and arrangement of instructional materials and equipment; operates or assists students in operation of specialized equipment * Assists with enrollment procedures, cafeteria count, attendance verifications and other classroom routines and activities; assists with related recordkeeping and filing * Assists with yard duty, first aid and physical education activities * Assists classroom teacher with handicapped children to and from buses, and in use of special equipment * Assists with personal and health needs of pupils including but not limited to toileting and personal hygiene * Performs other related duties as assigned SALARY: $3,228 - $3,918 per month. (10 month employees: Annual salary is divided into eleven (11) equal monthly payments.) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the district's 'Improvement of Professional Services' handbook, Board Policies and Procedures and consistent with collective bargaining agreements when applicable. NEW PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES AND PERMANENT EMPLOYEES WHO BECOME PROBATIONARY UPON RECLASSIFICATION: A new employee, or a permanent employee who is changed to a new classification, shall serve a probationary period, which shall not exceed six (6) months of duty time exclusive of leaves of absence or other absences. During this probationary period the employee must meet the required standards of performance to be recommended for permanent status in the classification. A probationary classified service employee may be terminated from the probationary classification at any time without cause, without right of appeal or hearing before the Board of Education. Pursuant to Education Code section 45113, a permanent employee who accepts a promotion and fails to complete the probationary period for that promotional position, shall be employed in the classification from which he or she was promoted. MINIMUM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application and any required documents listed below must be submitted: * High School Diploma or equivalent * Verification of one (1) of the following: * Two years (48 semester units) of study at an accredited college or university * Associate's or higher degree from an accredited college or university * Passage of BCSD Paraprofessional Test * CBEST * Evidence of one (1) of the following certifications: * Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification * American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI), Level 4 or above (formerly known as NAD certification) * Certification by the Cued Speech TECUnit * Educational Sign Skills Evaluation - Interpreter (ESSE-I), Level 4 or above * Educational Interpreter Performance Evaluation (EIPA), Level 4 or above Copies of required certificates, transcripts or diplomas may be submitted with application. District may require that originals be presented for verification prior to employment. Please check with Human Resources regarding acceptable documents. For positions requiring college course work official transcripts will be required upon employment. It is the applicant's responsibility to meet all application requirements and supply copies of all required documents. A separate set of paperwork is required for each application submitted. All application materials submitted become the property of Bakersfield City School District. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and the possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license. Fingerprint clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met. Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act. The Bakersfield City School District wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Positions may be re advertised or application deadlines extended at the discretion of the District. Unless otherwise notified by the District, applications received in response to this bulletin will be considered for available District positions in this classification during the current school year. Those meeting minimum qualifications, including passage of required tests, will remain active during this time. Applicants will not be individually notified of their application status. Any candidates contacting, directly or indirectly, any member of the Board of Education and/or administration with the intention of influencing their or another candidates selection to any administrative position shall be disqualified without recourse. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Bakersfield City School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of District employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the District's Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD's Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available upon request.

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