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Interpreter I

Mesa Public Schools
1025 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ
July 3, 2023
Christina Pizzo
Phone: 4804720737
Job Description:
Mesa Public Schools is an award-winning district and voted Best Place to Work in Mesa. With over 9,000 employees, we are the largest school district in Arizona. Families have sent generations of students through our schools, as we are the premier educational choice in Arizona. Base Rate: $20.31 Performance Pay: Available annually New hire experience: 1% of the base hourly rate granted for each year of verified like experience (within ten years) beyond the requirement, up to a five-year maximum New hire education: 1% of the base hourly rate awarded for an AA or higher degree if not required for the position Class/Calendar: B22, 9.25 months Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week) FSLA: Non-Exempt Benefits: Sick leave, holidays, matched retirement, health and life insurance OVERVIEW: To provide interpreting and transliterating services for hearing impaired students. QUALIFICATIONS: High School education or equivalent required Valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card required Knowledge of sign to voice and voice to sign interpreting proficiency in at least one sign communication system such as American Sign Language (ASL) or Oral Interpreting Knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics as implemented for educational interpreters; professional development plan required Minimum passing score of 3.5 or better on the educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with English proficiency (verbal and written) Basic knowledge of child and language development Ability to adapt to the communication needs of students Familiarity with the deaf culture and cultural diversity Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district personnel and to work as a member of a team DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide interpreting and transliterating services for assigned hearing impaired student Uphold and enforce school rules, administration instructions and regulations, Board policy and state regulations Assist in the evaluation, in conjunction with the student’s case manager, for the appropriate method of interpreting for hearing impaired students in mainstream classes Assist in normal classroom routines and procedures by clarifying concepts, reviewing lessons assigned and actively guiding students in the completion of required work Coordinate tutoring or follow-up sessions with students for additional instruction Serve as a liaison between the student’s case manager and regular classroom teachers in regard to student’s activities Interpret for hearing impaired individuals involved in the Mesa Public Schools Program (i.e. teachers, aides, parents, etc) Refer questions concerning hearing impaired students by regular education personnel to the appropriate case manager Interpret at special activities (i.e. captioned films, assemblies, etc) Continue professional growth as an educational interpreter Perform other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit Regular and on-time attendance required Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the Hearing Impaired Program Regional Director