WHITESHELL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SEEKING AN EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER (ASL)
LOCATION: FW Gilbert School in Pinawa, Manitoba
CONTRACT: 6.25 hours/day
This position is dependent upon the continued attendance of the student needing support.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitate communication between the student, his/her hearing
peers, the classroom teacher, school administration, parents,
and staff within the school environment by:
o Providing interpreting services based on the communication
as specified in the student’s individual education plan.
o Communication modalities may include a combination of ASL,
contact signing, and spoken language.
Participate on the school’s educational team for the student
o Regularly consulting and collaborating with teachers
o Performing duties to support student achievement of the
o Reviewing vocabulary and reinforcing specific concepts
covered in class
o Providing information about cultural and linguistic differences
that may impact students’ performance and behavior
Prepare for interpreting by becoming familiar with the course
information, technical language, and teaching styles
Participate in interpreting specific professional development
Maintain an active membership with the provincial and the
national interpreting organizations and abide by the CASLI
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct
Grade 12 education.
Graduation from an ASL-English Interpreting program.
Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.
Experience in documenting/observing behaviors and
collecting/recording data as an asset.
Ability to work independently under the direction of the
Classroom Teacher and Student Support Services team and
assist in program delivery.
Computer skills are required.
First Aid/CPR certification is an asset.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships and work collaboratively as an educational team member
Ability to do recess duty.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to establish trust and rapport with students and staff.
Knowledge of the basic aspects of children’s educational,
physical, social, and emotional development.
Understanding of language implications on the education of
deaf and hard of hearing students and competency in
adapting to various signing styles along the communication
Knowledge of the basic principles of educational practices, the
function of support services, and the role of interpreters as
part of an educational team.
Demonstrated commitment to professional development
specific to interpreting.
Minimum 1 year of interpreting experience preferred.
Interested and qualified candidates can apply with a resume and 3 references in a single PDF document to:
The successful candidate will need to provide a current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.