JCIL was established in 1996 and is part of a nationwide network of non-profit organizations operated by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Independent Living is a way of life and a way of thinking about life. It is being in control of your life and advocating for yourself.
The Jackson Center for Independent Living is a community based, nonresidential, consumer controlled program of services designed to enable persons with disabilities to achieve maximum independence and fully participate in all aspects of community life.
Employment Opportunity STAFF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER POSITION AVAILABLE
JDHHS has an opening for a full time staff interpreter to join our team. This agency is dedicated to facilitating communication access and full inclusion for people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind. Staff Interpreter will: 1) Provide sign language interpreting/transliteration services for individuals in the community, including but not limited to, post-secondary education, medical, mental health and legal settings. 2) Non-interpreting hours will be spent at the agency working on scheduling, billing, etc. 3) Participate in workshops, professional development, continuing education, and agency staff meetings. 4) Assist in organizing events and setting up agency workshops and classes. 5) Have flexibility to work evenings or weekend dates when needed.
Required Credentials: National Certification from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) strongly preferred. Completion of a formal interpreter training program or acceptable equivalent. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
Required Qualifications/Experience: Strong understanding and application of the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct. Some interpreting experience in medical and community settings preferred. Ability to accurately interpret and convey high level content and concepts. Demonstrated ability to successfully interpret for individuals with various linguistic styles. Ability to adhere to agency policies, protocols, and requirements.
Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner.
Benefits: Fully paid health insurance package available including dental, employer paid sick time, paid vacation time, paid holiday time, paid gym membership, paid educational opportunities, paid cell phone and mileage reimbursement.
Salary to be discussed based on experience.
Application Review and Procedures: Submit the following documents: 1) Cover letter that summarizes your qualifications, expresses your interest in the position, and what strengths you would bring to the agency. 2) Current resume 3) Copy of RID Certification 4) Name and contact information of three professional references who can attest to your character and ethics. At least one reference must be able to evaluate your interpreting. 5) Fax or email above documents to: Beth James at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (731) 668-0406 or mail to above address.
JCIL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will start reviewing applications immediately. Position open until filled. Any questions call (731) 664-3986.
Successful applicant will have background and drug screening prior to final offer of emploment
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