Application for Employment
Please send completed employment application and resume to:
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Sign Language Interpreter
Education, Licensure, Certification
Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpreting is required. EIPA score of 3.5 or higher or RID Certification is strongly preferred. Iowa Interpreting License, provisionary or permanent, is required.
Experience working with deaf/hard-of-hearing adults in an educational setting is preferred. Experience that demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain a professional rapport with students and faculty is required. Experience that demonstrates strong communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills, and the ability to maintain integrity and ethical behavior in working with confidential information is required. Ability to type 50 words per minute with limited errors.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the RID Code of Conduct and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as ADA laws, is required. Demonstrated fluency in manual communication (CASE, ASL, and SEE); as well as the ability to interpret in sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign, is required. Demonstrate ability to C-PRINT Caption or willingness to learn. An in-depth understanding of deaf culture is critical. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations is required. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, faculty, and staff is necessary. Ability to organize time and tasks is required. Punctuality is imperative. Ability to work as a contributing member of high-energy team in a fast-paced environment is required.
Facilitate communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing students and Iowa Western faculty, staff, and students in a variety of settings. Assist in familiarizing faculty and staff with interpreting and captioning services and educating faculty and staff about the needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing students. Require a willingness to work a flexible schedule; including some evening and weekend hours, throughout the year.
1. Provide sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpreting and C-Print Captioning for students not only in the classroom and in various campus offices but also at all college programming, meetings, and activities.
2. Provide interpreting and C-Print captioning not only at scheduled activities, meetings, and events outside the classroom but also at impromptu meetings.
3. Serve as a substitute for other staff interpreters and captionist as needed.
4. Mentor other interpreters and/or students from the sign language interpreting program.
5. Know and understand students’ responsibilities associated with using an interpreter and captionist; serve as a resource for students regarding their responsibilities.
6. Follow all guidelines and policies regarding students who are late or fail to attend a class, meeting, or activity for which they have scheduled interpreting or captioning services.
7. Assist in promoting and explaining the various aspects of deaf services that are available at the College.
8. Assist in educating faculty and staff regarding deaf culture.
9. Maintain and submit accurate records in a timely manner for all timesheets and reports.
10. Engage in professional and ethical behavior at all times.
11. Perform all other duties as assigned
$16.50/hr for provisionary license
$18.00/hr for permanent license
Open until filled