Employment 

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

by:

o Regularly consulting and collaborating with teachers

o Performing duties to support student achievement of the

educational objectives

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 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

educational team.

 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

continuum.

 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:

recruitment@sdwhiteshell.mb.ca

The successful candidate will need to provide a current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.