Interpreter Coordinator for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Job Purpose: Provides/coordinates sign language interpreting services, manages interpreting contracts, supervises independent contract interpreters, and other tasks related to the development and delivery of the interpreting services department.
- Essential Duties #1: Coordinates ASL interpreting services and the supervision of independent interpreting contractors in which you will help network, recruit, interview for, and train as deemed necessary.
- Essential Duties #2: Review forms and reports, and confer with management and users about formal, distribution, purpose, and to identify problems or improvements.
- Essential Duties #3: Responsible for networking and managing/securing interpreting service contracts and responsible for completing quality insurance on interpreting services provided via confirmations and follow-ups.
- Essential Duties #4: Maintain and demonstrate a positive, professional attitude at the workplace and while representing the organization in the general public
- Essential Duties #5: Must maintain strictest confidentiality of information relating to consumer issues and/or assignments.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Attend and participate in staff meetings as well as community committees and councils
Maintain appropriate documentation and calendar of all interpreting assignments.
Other duties assigned as deemed necessary by supervisor.
Safety and Health Responsibilities
ServiceSource is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, secure and healthy work environment for all employees, persons-served, volunteers and visitors. As part of this commitment, ServiceSource has developed safety, security and occupational health policies, practices, guides and standards. With this understanding, all employees are required to:
- Adhere to all local, state and federal safety and environmental codes, ordinances, standards and laws.
- Adhere to all corporate and local safety plans, policies, practices and standards.
- Be aware of and follow all safety rules of your work site.
- Report any unsafe conditions or accidents to your supervisor.
- Practice standard precautions (formerly universal precautions) at all times.
- Participate in mandatory or available safety training.
Education, Experience, Certification and Licensures
- BA degree or AA/AS degree and equivalent work experience.
- Possess and maintain valid Certification from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or a Level IV Certificate from the National Associate of the Deaf (NAD)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- A minimum of two years of interpreting related work.
- Knowledge of NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct
- Demonstrate ability to be self-motivated
- Ability to work with a variety of consumers and professional groups
- Basic knowledge of the independent living philosophy, movement, disability culture and disability related issues.
- Ability to multitask; interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills.
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required
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 talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to work any area of the restaurant when needed and to operate a computerized Point of Sale system/cash register. Position requires bending, standing, and walking the entire workday. Must have the ability to lift 10 pounds frequently and up to 30 pounds occasionally.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.