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Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Job Location: Cobre Consolidated School District
Beginning: Apr 08, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Cobre Consolidated School District
Bayard, NM 88023
Telephone: 575-936-9095
Job Description:

Supervisor: Coordinator of Special Education FLSA Status: Exempt
Department:  Special Education Terms of Employment: 168 Days; 7.75 hours/day
Supervises: none
Position Type: Full-Time

Nature of Work
Facilitates communication among Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students and their hearing peers, the classroom teacher, and other personnel in the school system by providing interpreting/transliterating and other support services as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Abide by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Ethics or the National Association of the Deaf Code of Ethics.
  • Provide voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting/transliterating for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students in main stream classes.
  • Work as part of a team, and accept mentoring and guidance from peers.
  • Provide tutoring and/or note taking services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students when interpreting/transliterating services are not needed.
  • Participate in educational team meetings, including the development and review of progress on the Individualized Education Plan, providing insight on the success of communication strategies.
  • Provide orientations on deafness to hearing students and staff as needed.
  • Provide information and support to parents and families of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students, when appropriate.
  • Provide in-service education and serve as consultant to teachers, school staff members and administrators on topics concerning sign language interpreting/transliterating in the educational setting.
  • Maintain professional growth and certification through participation in in-service and staff development activities.
  • Exhibit professionalism by maintaining good attendance and adhering to established work schedule.
  • Comply with the Code of Ethics, administrative directives, board policies, state and federal statues and rules and regulations.
  • Communicate and display courteous and professional behavior toward students, the public, the Immediate Supervisor, School and District Administrators, staff and peers.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of information pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable state and federal statutes.
  • Evenings and weekend work may be required.
  • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Must possess a current certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., Level III or above by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and/or 4.0 on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) OR Eligible to qualify for a 5-year Provisional Licensure through the New Mexico Sign Language Interpreting Practice Board.
  2. Valid New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) License
  3. Provide accurate sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpretation/transliteration.
  4. Must pass background check.           
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of: various machines and equipment including but not limited to computer, telephone, instructional technology.
Ability to:  verbal ability required to understand oral and written instructions; motor coordination required to coordinate eyes, hands and fingers when operating machines and equipment essential to the job; manual and finger dexterity required to operate machines and equipment precisely and rapidly.

The Cobre Consolidated School District does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment practices on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, citizenship, military status, disability, genetic information, gender stereotyping and perceived sexuality, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Position will remain open until filled.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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