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ESL INTERPRETER

Staunton City Schools (learn more)

Staunton , VA (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2873803
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: December 7, 2017

Job Description

 

Staunton City Schools is seeking a ESL Interpreter/Translator for the remaining school year.

 

 

EOE

 

Open Until Filled

 

 

                                                       

                                                          STAUNTON CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

                                                                  POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

JOB TITLE:

ESL Interpreter

 

LOCATION: Division Wide

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Director of Assessment & School Improvement

 

 

 

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

 

SUMMARY:

ESL Interpreter/Translator was established for the purpose(s) of enhancing success of non or limited
English speaking parents; enlisting parental involvement, at the school level, in educational programs and
activities; providing assistance to schools with the translations of written materials and interpretations of
verbal exchanges; and facilitating positive parent relationships.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:

  • Assist schools and families with translation of educational meetings/workshops, etc.
  • Communicate with parents on behalf of schools (e.g. translate/interpret assist with completing paperwork, etc.) for the purpose of emphasizing school priorities and/or ensuring the continuous existence of partnerships between the school and home.
  • Conduct parent/family contacts (home and school) for the purpose of obtaining and/or relaying information
  • Respond to inquiries for the purpose of providing information, facilitating communication among parties and/or providing direction.
  • Translate/interpret written materials and conversations for the purpose of facilitating communication between parents and schools.
  • Flexibility in working with parents and school personnel in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Provide assistance with scheduling and/or conducting parent/family workshops.
  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: community resources and principles of a community services program; target language; and concepts of grammar and punctuation.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of school system procedures and processes helpful
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to accurately translate written materials and interpret verbal exchanges

  • Competent in communicating effectively in both English and Spanish (or language other than
    English)

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district-level administrators, community leaders, agency representatives, media, and others

  • Ability to develop and compile a variety of records, reports and presentations using a variety of
    technology skills

  • Ability to work in a classroom setting; establish and maintain working relationships with staff, support personnel, counselors, principals, parents, medical personnel and students.

  • Understanding of the English language.

  • Ability to perform duties with a professional and cooperative work ethic.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

To be able to successfully interpret a language other than English.

Associates Degree preferred

Specifically looking for:

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese)
  • Russian

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Required to use hands, fingers and gross motor
movements of arms to communicate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger,
handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally
required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up
to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Information Systems Specialist will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by other School Board Office departments. Staunton City Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.

 

 

EVALUATION:

Performance will be evaluated on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities by the Instruction Department.

 

Approved by:              Director of Assessment & School Improvement,   Chief Human Resources Officer

Date:                           December 7, 2017

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Category: Student Services > Translator
  • Contact Information

    • Jonathan Venn
    • 116 W Beverly T
    • Staunton, Virginia 24401

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