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Interpreter/Trainer Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Provides leadership and training to other Interpreters on staff both in and outside the classroom. Assists in coordinating the day to day scheduling activities to meet the needs of students using interpreting and CART services, as well as performing the responsibilities of an Interpreter/Transliterator Senior.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Interprets/transliterates for advanced situations and in appropriate training situations as needed.
  • Reports on the required training needs, creates training and workshop proposals, and delivers applicable training programs as approved.
  • Defines training and workshop mission statements, target population, workshop goals and objectives.
  • Creates lesson plans, records lesson materials, and devises assessment strategies and solutions.
  • Determines and analyzes training needs; develops, coordinates, delivers, and facilitates training classes to meet departmental and staff needs.
  • Assists Lead Interpreter and/or Supervisor to ensure goals and objectives of the unit/program are being met.
  • Assist with training in classrooms, and evaluating staff as appropriate.
  • Develops work plans in accordance with established unit and department objectives, goals, and funding limitations.
  • Compiles training manuals and other training aids, and organizes and maintains reference files and collections of completed materials for future use and reference.
  • Schedules interpreters using scheduling database and spreadsheets.
  • Provides coverage for absent staff Interpreters on as-needed basis.
  • Represents the college/department and serves on various department and university committees, as appropriate.
  • Acts as liaison with the community, students, faculty, and staff in facilitating university programs.
  • Identifies, develops and maintains working relationships with the university and community agencies for support as appropriate to work assignment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to post secondary interpreting.
  • Knowledge of leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.
  • Knowledge of training practices, methods, and techniques.
  • Skill in the development, presentation, and assessment of training courses.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software including database or spreadsheet, word processors and presentation software.
  • Skill in the use multiple forms of electronic communication such as pagers, email, and TTYs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related field and two (2) years of experience at the post secondary level; OR, Associate's degree from an accredited American Sign Language interpreting program AND 4 years of experience interpreting at the post secondary level; OR, Possession of the Certificate of Interpreting (CI) or the Certificate of Transliteration (CT) or NIC from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or level IV or V certification from the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) AND four years of experience interpreting at the post secondary level; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


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