Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities or those in need of neurological rehabilitation. The Bancroft School is currently looking for an Educational Interpreter.
The Educational Interpreter provides signing, transliteration, and interpretation services to students, faculty, and staff members to facilitate communication and further the education, social skills, and inclusion of deaf/hard-of-hearing students.
* Using American Sign Language and signed English, provides signing, transliteration, and interpretation services to school students and faculty, as well as to staff members throughout the Bancroft organization; i.e., pediatric/adolescent and adult residential sites, etc., to facilitate communication with deaf/hard-of-hearing and non-verbal students, build social skills, encourage inclusion and interaction with others, and effectively incorporate deaf/hard-of-hearing and non-verbal students into the mainstream.
*Abides by the principles of ethical behavior as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and as best applicable within a special education setting.
* Translates spoken material into sign language (and sign language into spoken material) for students, faculty, and staff members under a range of circumstances; e.g., classroom sessions, one-to-one and group settings, informal and formal conversations, routine and emergency visits with physicians and other healthcare providers, telephone calls, etc.
* Meets with new and existing deaf/hard-of-hearing and non-verbal students to effectively assess communication skills and assess natural communication tendencies, determine the value of signing as a viable means of communication, and to recommend communication alternatives to coincide with individual learning abilities. Serves as an advocate on behalf of students served in a variety of situations.
* Regularly interacts and effectively collaborates with Teachers and School Clinicians; e.g., Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapists, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, Psychologist, etc., as well as Program management and direct care givers across Bancroft Programs to identify and address communication needs and individual learning abilities of students and to alleviate the potential of miscommunication to/with deaf/hard-ofhearing and non-verbal students.
* Works directly and regularly with students on a one-to-one basis to teach language acquisition and vocabulary and models sign language skills, operating in accordance with the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the individual behavior plan.
* Provides ongoing sign language training, instruction, and guidance to students, Teachers, School Clinicians, Program management, direct care givers, family members, etc., to encourage the consistent use of sign language in daily living activities, safety, vocational activities, and interaction with others. Reviews, assesses, and provides various materials to further the education of students, Teachers, etc., regarding the use of sign language; e.g., information regarding vocabulary, phrasing, etc.
*Effective September 1, 2005, the educational interpreter endorsement is required for individuals who provide educational interpreting services, sign language interpreting, oral interpreting, or cued speech transliteration to students who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind in grades preschool through 12.
*Hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university and complete the following:
*The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a minimum score of three;
*15 semester hour credits of professional education coursework that includes study in child development, language development, curriculum development, methods of instruction, interpreting for visually impaired or blind students and legal and ethical issues for educational interpreters. Such study may be part of the degree program or in addition to the degree program and may be completed at an accredited two year college; or
*Have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED), demonstrated interpreting skills as evidenced through the possession of a sign language certificate from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the National Association of the Deaf or other Department-approved national accrediting agencies SIGN LANGUAGE SPECIALIST (Education)
*Effective: March 2006 for sign language interpreting and complete the following:
*The EIPA with a minimum score of three; and
*Fifteen semester hour credits of professional education coursework that includes study in child development, language development, curriculum development, interpreting for visually-impaired or blind students, legal and ethical issues for educational interpreters and methods of instruction. The study may be completed at an accredited two-year college.
Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.