Non-Credit Non-Teaching Sign Language Interpreter - Center for Access and Accommodations

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Non-Credit Non-Teaching Sign Language Interpreter - Center for Access and Accommodations

Non-Credit Non-Teaching Sign Language Interpreter - Center for Access and Accommodations
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate communication between students who are deaf or hearing impaired, and instructors and staff at the college.

  • Provides scheduled interpreting services in the classroom and various other settings as assigned by the Manager, or Interpreter Coordinator, at all campus locations.
  • Accurately render, using the most effective method of communication for the student, what the instructor/presenter and other students are saying and voice any communication from the student, including questions, comments, and presentations.
  • Be knowledgeable of sign language suitable for college lectures and textbooks and be willing to learn, record and update signs for terminology used in a specific area.
  • Maintains professional competence through meetings, in-service training, professional development workshops, and continued interpreter training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    • Completion of an accredited interpreter training program is required and an Illinois Intermediate Proficiency License required.
    • Certification/Completion of ITP program, completion of state evaluation required.
    • Completion of an Associate's Degree or higher in a related field is preferred.
    • Advanced or Master Proficiency License is preferred.
    • Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language including excellent expressive and receptive skills. Interpreters need to be registered with Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission required.
    • Experience interpreting college-level material and/or GED material to hearing impaired students preferred.

    This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified applicants. As hiring needs arise, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews.

      Working Conditions:

    • Work is primarily indoors and may occur in locations off the main campus.Requires walking from class to class, between buildings, and often requires standing for periods of time for platform interpreting of events and/or a variety of classes. Working hours and schedules may vary from week to week and can require evening or weekend work.
    • Will have access to TDD, and PC.
    • Classroom locations, CILs, etc. as assigned. Flexible hours not to exceed 30 hours per week.
    • Pay Grade:

      College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

      College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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