Sign Language Interpreter - Education
A sign language interpreter is responsible for helping deaf individuals understand what is being said in a variety of situations. An interpreter must understand the subject matter of discourse so he or she can accurately translate what is being spoken into sign language. Interpreters may be used in one-on-one situations to help two parties communicate with each other. Sign language interpreters might use technology to provide services from a remote location.
- The interpreter's main duties require listening, sign language and communication skills.
- An interpreter may also have to do research if he or she is working in a situation involving highly technical information or complex information to gain an understanding of what will be interpreted.
- A good memory is also important since an interpreter will need to remember what has been said in order to sign it.
- Develop and maintain an understanding of clinical operations within DCMH to facilitate role as interpreter.
- Ability to interpret and transliterate proficiently in American Sign Language and Signed English.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to provide competent signed interpreting services in a variety of operational contexts.
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles of ethical behavior set by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
- Administrative, coordinating, and recordkeeping skills.
- Maintain a high level of customer service skills with all encounters. Effectively facilitates communication and interpretation.
- Observe the rights of a patient including but not limited to Patient Confidentiality, Patient Privacy, and the Patient Bill of Rights. At all times will assure professional and ethical conduct.
- Assesses and monitors patient's understanding of information conveyed and attempts to facilitate understanding in the event of a communication breakdown.
- Records and monitors interpretation activities according to DCMH standards.
- Assists in referring patients to appropriate services and resources.
- Responds promptly and sincerely to customer's needs, requests and concerns via all communication forms using easily understood language and refraining from using inappropriate language and non-verbal gestures.
Required Education & Experience:
- Completion of an accredited Interpreter Training Program or related Associates Degree is required.
- Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification or other nationally recognized Certification.
- Experience performing the duties of the job may substitute for the educational requirement on a year-to-year basis.
- Demonstrated skill in a range of sign language systems.
- A minimum of three years of documented interpreting experience.
- Ability to provide own transportation to and from campuses and/or off-site functions may be required.
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Shift : Other
Ref Code: 2019289
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