Highline Public Schools
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Guest Bilingual Interpreter
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Guest Bilingual Interpreter
ERAC-Family & Community Partnerships
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Position Type: Temporary
Salary: $19.10 - $19.10
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JOB TITLE: BILINGUAL INTERPRETER POOL
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: On-call as needed
SUMMARY: Provides individual and small group interpretation language support for ELL qualified students and non-English speaking families in their native language. The Bilingual Interpreter serves as a language bridge between the school and students’ family. He/she provides interpretation services for non-English speaking families and English speaking school staff.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Provide individual or small group verbal language support (interpretation) for students, families and staff. - Assists students, families and teachers to communicate academic achievement. - Works with district staff to communicate student progress and needs. - Performs a wide variety of interpretation (verbal) services - Provides interpretation at student-parent-teacher conferences, IEP conferences, and community meetings. - Serves as a language bridge between the school and the student's family or the community. - Coordinates appointment scheduling between school and parents in parent’s native language. Other Functions - Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bilingual in English and at least one other language. Previous experience providing one on one or small group verbal language support (interpretation).
JOB DESCRIPTION: BILINGUAL INTERPRETER POOL
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Preference for bilingual in English and any of the following languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Cambodian, Cantonese, Lao, Romanian, Mandarin, Bengali, Tagalog, Tongan, Tarasco, Haitian Creole, Korean). Other languages not listed, please also apply for the pool. TESTING REQUIREMENT: Score of "Intermediate-High" or higher on the Oral Proficiency Interview in the target language, based on the ACTFL standards
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance
KNOWLEDGE OF: Challenges and experiences of immigrant families
ABILITY TO: Perform simultaneous interpretation of verbal communications Communicate effectively verbally Maintain effective working relationships with other people Contribute as a committed member to a learning team environment Collaborate with teachers to develop and deliver clear messages regarding student progress to families Be available on call for in-person or over the phone language assistance Demonstrate a strong command of English Demonstrate a strong command of a non-English language Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. 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. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. 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, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to use their personal vehicle and to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Revised by Human Resources to add testing requirement, 2013.11.07 Revised by Human Resources to add district introduction, 2013.09.27 Created by Family Engagement Office and Human Resources, 2012/11 Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee. Highline Public Schools GS3GILIN Bilingual Interpreter Pool Page 2 of 2
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