Sign Language Interpreter
Company: Long Beach Unified School District.
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2022
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for the position you must
submit Official Transcripts or your degree to the Personnel
Commission Office. Additionally, you will need to submit valid
certification issued by the Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf or
equivalent. The equivalent must have a score of 4.0 higher to be
Under general supervision, provide sign language interpreting
services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals to facilitate
communication between students, staff, parents, teachers and
others; independently interpret complex subject matter, educational
concepts and special events in a variety of settings; perform
related duties as assigned.
Examples of Duties
The classification specification does not describe all duties
performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides
examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.
* Provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of
hearing individuals to facilitate communication between students,
staff, parents, teachers and others; serve as a resource regarding
the deaf and hard of hearing community and culture and the role of
* Serve as an interpreter in a variety of settings such as
classrooms, assemblies, theatrical performances, sporting events,
meetings, conferences, after school programs, field trips, special
events, vocational trainings, workshops and emergency situations.
* Interpret during classroom and other activities including
lectures and discussions, non-captioned visuals, story readings,
plays and public address announcements; utilize a register range
appropriate to the setting and intent of the speaker. E
* Provide expressive and receptive interpretation and
transliteration in American Sign Language, manually coded signed
English systems and voicing into English for deaf and hard of
hearing students, District staff, parents and others. E
* Communicate with students utilizing the mode of communication
best suited to their needs in accordance with Individualized
Education Plans (IEP); participate in IEP meetings as requested;
confer with District staff regarding student progress and other
concerns; maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged
* Review textbooks and academic materials to prepare for
interpreting; confer with teachers regarding environmental changes
to enhance instruction and modification of assignments for
students; operate audio-visual equipment as needed. E
* Reinforce instructional concepts and assure student understanding
of classroom instruction and related materials; interpret student
questions, comments and responses to teachers. E
* Encourage and guide students to focus on assigned tasks, be
involved in learning activities, and become self-reliant; assist
students with and demonstrate use of auditory equipment as needed.
* Observe and record information regarding student behavior,
progress and other significant data as assigned. E
* Assist with monitoring classroom, outdoor, playground, field
trips and other activities to assure the safety of students. E
* Interpret for deaf and hard of hearing District staff and others
at meetings, trainings and other events where interpretation is
* Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, conferences,
workshops and in-service trainings to maintain current knowledge of
field of specialty. E
Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an
italicized E which identifies essential duties required of the
classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration in
American Sign Language, manually coded signed English systems and
voicing into English.
Concerns of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Basic concepts of child development, age appropriate behaviors and
classroom management techniques.
Equipment utilized by the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subjects taught in schools such as arts, literature, mathematics,
history and science.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Correct oral and written usage of English.
Provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of
hearing individuals to facilitate communication.
Provide expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration
in American Sign Language, manually coded signed English systems
and voicing into English.
Encourage and guide students to focus on assigned tasks, be
involved in learning activities and to become self-reliant.
Maintain a continuing relationship with students and staff over a
Understand and relate to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Direct students into safe activities and encourage positive
Oral and written communication skills.
Work independently with little direction.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged
Work collaboratively as an educational team member.
Education and Training:
Consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and other
related legislation, candidates for this classification must meet
the following standards:
The equivalent of graduation from high school and one of the
1. Completion of at least two years of study (48 semester units or
60 quarter units) at an institution of higher education; Or
2. Attainment of an Associate of Arts degree or higher degree;
3. Meeting a rigorous standard of quality by receiving a passing
score in an examination administered by the Personnel Commission
which demonstrates the knowledge and ability to assist in
instructing reading, writing and mathematics.
Completion of course work in Deaf Studies, Early Child Education or
a related field is preferred.
Valid certification issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the
Deaf (RID) or equivalent. The following certifications are
recognized by the State with a score of level 4.0 or above:
1. National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
2. American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI)
3. Educational Interpreters Performance Assessment (EIPA)
4. Educational Sign Skills Evaluation (ESSE)
Some positions in this classification may require the use of
personal automobile and the possession of a valid California Class
C driver's license.
The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits
unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district
employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived
race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital
status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical
condition, veteran status, gender, sex or sexual orientation at any
district site and/or activity pursuant to BP 4030.
The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits
sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants.The
Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against
district employees or other persons who complain, testify or
otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant
to policy BP 4119.11.
The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of
one or any combination of the following: screening of the
applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation
of responses on a supplemental application.Only the most highly
qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination
process. Successful candidates who pass all parts of the
examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order
of their relative merit as determined by these competitive
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