ASL Interpreter (Outreach Program)

Nov 6, 2023

Organization: WA Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth

Remote: No

Location: Federal Way, WA

Deadline to Apply: 12/01/2023
Employee Start Date: 12/16/2023

Job Summary:

ASL Interpreter (Outreach Program)


Statewide (Remote and In-Person Work)

This position is based out of Federal Way, WA.

We reserve the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. Applicant materials are reviewed weekly.

Our Agency:

The Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY) is an educational community and statewide resource committed to ensuring all deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington reach their full potential. Our agency offers a variety of services including: academic, residential, outreach services, and professional development. CDHY celebrates all language experiences and deaf culture. We are committed to providing the best individualized learning experience for all students we serve.

Our Staff:

Our employees are more than just workers. They are part of a community, network, and family. Each staff member serves as a role model to students. We're looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. CDHY is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion! Our agency strives to create an inclusive and diverse learning community with emphasis on access, success, and equity by recruiting, retaining, and ensuring the success of diverse students, faculty, and staff. CDHY aims to build a community that values and respects one another by providing the best learning environment for faculty, staff, and student success.

A little bit about the Interpreting Department Team:

The Interpreting department is comprised of a small team of interpreters with varying degrees of experience from recent ITP graduates to those with many years of certification. Our interpreters enjoy camaraderie, support, mentorship experiences as mentor and mentee, and above all, respect.

The work includes interpreting for staff on and off campus at WSD, and children from birth into and beyond their educational settings. Our interpreters also provide interpreting services for business meetings, government offices, national conferences, and more. We work in person and in remote settings, in small groups and formal platform spaces.

The interpreting department is committed to ensuring that the highest quality access services are provided to people across the state of Washington and wherever our staff and students find themselves. To that end, CDHY is looking to expand the interpreting staff and its capacity to provide training, services and support. We are committed to professional development and supporting the essential work of all interpreters across Washington and beyond.

About the position:

CDHY is seeking to fill a full-time ASL Interpreter to provide interpreting services for the CDHY Statewide Outreach Team across the state of Washington. This position provides interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing staff members, students, community members, and/or parents for trainings, meetings, and other events. This is a Washington State employee position to include all state benefits. The position does require some flexibility in terms of working with a variety of people from young children to adults from a variety of backgrounds and language experiences. Work hours will vary depending on need. Some Evening and weekend hours will be needed.


  • Interpret in K-12 mainstream settings for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Interpret meetings and trainings for adults and/or students with CDHY, as well as other venues both online and in person across the state of Washington.
  • Interpret for administrators in high level meetings with state agencies, legislators, Board of Trustees, and Educational Service Districts.
  • Provide professional delivery of interpreting services including the reporting to assignments on time and adhering to the interpreters’ code of professional conduct and standards of practice.
  • Mentoring interpreter interns and work with CDHY’s Educational Interpreter Mentorship Program: Determining best placements; observing and evaluating work.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to interpret fluently between American Sign Language and spoken English in a variety of settings.
  • Current RID certification.
  • EIPA performance score of 4.5 or higher.
  • Skilled at applying the RID Code of Professional Conduct to work.
  • Must be willing and able to travel (estimated 75% of which 30% would be outside of the greater Seattle/Tacoma area. Time and mileage paid or use of state car).
  • Two years experience interpreting in an educational setting. Must have good organizational skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, and ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Experience serving as a mentor.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two-year college degree.
  • Graduation from an accredited Interpreter Training Program.
  • Passing of the EIPA written exam.
  • Must be familiar with common computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite, Zoom as well as the ability to utilize online scheduling platforms given basic training.
  • Some experience working with Deaf/Blind/Low-vision consumers.
Additional Notes:
Supplemental Information:

CDHY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please provide your resume, cover letter and at least 3 professional references.

Must be able to pass federal and state criminal background screening.

The position is hybrid working assignments with both teleworking and in-person assignment.
This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For membership questions, contact the local Union Representative.

This position is eligible for full benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement).

Salary Information:

$43,800.00 – $58,704.00 Annually

Salary is set using the State of Washington General government pay scales (Range 45).

Vacation and sick leave accrual, paid holidays, personal holiday, personal leave day, and overtime eligible after 40 hours of work in a week.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email the Human Resources office at


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