West Valley School DistrictAmerican Sign Language Interpreter

West Valley School District

American Sign Language Interpreter (1622)

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TitleAmerican Sign Language Interpreter
Posting ID1622

Sign Language Interpreter for the 2016-2017 School Year


Primary Responsibility:

  • Provide signing for deaf/hearing impaired students
  • Provide assistance with all classroom and non-classroom activities
  • Translation of all verbal interaction within school day, both instructional and non-instructional
  • Complete routine clerical duties as assigned by teacher
  • Other non-instructional duties as designated by the classroom teacher.


Directly Responsible To:  Classroom teacher, building principal and Special Services Director



  1. Assist classroom teachers with the following duties:
  • Interpreter all classroom interaction both instructional and non-instructional
  • Assist students in the classroom setting.
  • Provide instruction to students under the direction of the teacher
  1. Supervise students in: library, gym, computer lab, classrooms, hallways, bus loading, field trips and lunchroom.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Lift 50 lbs.
  2. Assist with lifting over 50 lbs.
  3. Able to bend, kneel, squat, extended arm use involving weights, frequently.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must meet one of the following ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Highly Qualify Requirements
    • 2 year post-secondary degree or more
    • 72 quarter credits at a post-secondary school
    • Have passed the paraprofessional ETS Assessment
  • Completion of sign language program
  • Passed the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (preference)
  • May be required to acquire a current first aid/CPR card



  • Previous experience working with deaf/hearing impaired children
  • Previous experience working in a public school setting as an interpreter


 Other Functions:

  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality.
  • Utilizes reasonable and professional judgment.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.


Working Conditions

  • The daily work is performed in a classroom setting.  May be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; participate in daily physical education classes; take several brisk walks per day; lift, move, and position students and equipment; supervise the playground, bus loading/unloading; attend to students’ personal hygiene; may be exposed to biting, spitting, and hitting behavior; may need to take precautions to avoid exposure to student bodily fluids and cleaning or disinfecting compounds; required to work in non-routine positions for extended periods. 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: tutoring individual and/or groups of students; following a structured teaching and learning plan; operating standard office equipment and maintaining accurate records.


  • KNOWLEDGE is required to assure proper conduct of students; maintain record keeping systems, utilize technology equipment; perform high school level math, read a variety of manuals;  present information to others; understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.  Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles.


  • ABILITY is required to identify and adjust to individual student’s needs; be innovative and improvise to meet changing situations; understand and communicate effectively; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; be flexible to accommodate changing schedules; ability to squat, bend, and walk without limitations; schedule activities; collate data, and use basic, job-related equipment.  Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; operate equipment using standardized methods; work with a wide diversity of individuals; Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; and working as part of a team.


 Work Schedule

7 hours per day.  180 days per year. Starting Wage $13.12

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$13.12 - $16.25 / Per Hour
LocationSpecial Services

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/28/2016