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Substitute Educational Sign Language Interpreter Aide

at Harrison County Schools

Posted: 6/11/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 6487

Job Description

TITLE:                                                          Sign Language Interpreter

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                       Has High School diploma or a general

                                                                        educational development certificate.

                                                                        Able to translate the spoken word at a normal

                                                                        conversational rate using a sign system.

                                                                        Able to reverse interpret (voice interpret) from

                                                                        sign language to the spoken word.

                                                                        Has knowledge of deafness and hearing

                                                                        impairments and their affect on language


                                                                        In addition to the above criteria the applicant

                                                                        will be evaluated on his/her ability to respond

                                                                        to practical situations related to the specific

                                                                        requirements of the posted position.  This

                                                                        evaluation may occur during the interview and

                                                                        throughout the selection process.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                   Principal

SELECTION:                                               The position is filled by the Board of Education

                                                                        upon recommendation of the Superintendent

SALARY AND EMPLOYMENT                   Salary  -  Based on service personnel salary

TERM:                                                           schedule.  200 day employment term.


  1.  Is proficient in receiving and giving sign language.

  2.  Works under the direction and supervision of the deaf and hearing impaired licensed


  3.  Serves as a liaison between the hearing impaired, peers, and staff to promote an ease

       of communication.

  4.  Confers with the teacher of the hearing impaired, regular classroom teacher and other

       appropriate staff to better plan for needed modifications and services.

  5.  Demonstrates self-improvement in signing/communication ability, use of specialized

       equipment and understanding of the educational process through attendance at in-

       service staff meetings, and continuing education.

  6.  Is aware of student needs as listed on the IEP and assist in meeting those needs.

  7.  Maintains and protects privacy and confidentially.

  8.  Becomes familiar with any special vocabulary.

  9.  Translates and/or interprets class discussions and lectures as needed and interprets

       instructions as they are being presented.

10.  Develops vocabulary lists, study guides, and other pertinent information.

11.  Explains and/or modifies information presented in the classroom.

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12.  Guides independent study enrichment work and remedial work as outlined by the


13.  Assists student with non-instructional classroom activities such as snack, toileting, and

       clothing routine as needed.

14.  Assists small groups of students.

15.  Assists when required, in both formal and informal communications with the parent

       concerning daily activities of the student.

16.  Encourages the student to participate in class discussions by interpreting and reverse-

       interpreting discussions.

17.  Is available to attend PTA meetings, parent conferences, etc., within reason, as is


18.  Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the immediate

       supervisor may from time to time, assign.

Primary Location: Substitutes - Service

Shift Type: Part-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Sharon Harris
Title Executive Secretary
Phone 304-326-7330
Email skharris@k12.wv.us

Applications will be accepted
Friday, June 29, 2018 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:59 PM
(Eastern Standard Time)