ASL Interpreter

Jan 22, 2024

Organization: Perspectives Corporation

Remote: No

Location: North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Deadline to Apply: 02/29/2024
Employee Start Date: 01/23/2024

Job Summary:

General Position Description:
Effectively interprets between American Sign Language, signed languages, and atypical language to fulfill the mission of Perspectives Corporation; this may include but is not limited to interpreting for individuals receiving services, employees, management, community members, and stakeholder in a variety of settings. Interpreters will translate and caption materials as needed. In addition, interpreters will advocate for interpreting needs, and be knowledgeable of best practices in the field. ASL Interpreters will adhere and follow the NAD-RID Professional Code of Conduct (see addendum).

Physical Requirements of the Position:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee requires sitting for extended periods of time.

Competency Areas:

  • Communication, Professionalism, Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Works Independently and Prioritizes
  • Policies, Procedures, and Rules Compliance
  • Professional Development
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Frozen Text Translation
  • Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Deaf/Hearing Team Interpreting
  • Specialize in atypical language interpreting as well as mental/behavioral health interpreting.

Language Skills Competencies

  • Demonstrate superior proficiency and flexibility in one’s native language by effectively communicating in a wide range of situations, with speakers of various ages and backgrounds.
  • Deaf/Hearing Team Interpreting. 1:1, Virtual, Platform.
  • Demonstrate near-native like communicative competence and flexibility in one’s second language (L2) by effectively communicating in a variety of routine personal and professional situations with native and non-native speakers of varying ages, race, gender, education, socio-economic status, and ethnicity.
  • Demonstrate advanced and effective public speaking skills in both ASL and English through the spontaneous delivery of an informal and the prepared formal presentation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Perspectives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee requires sitting for extended periods of time.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 3 consistent years working as a sign language interpreter.
  • Must hold a certificate in sign language interpretation from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., CASLI, LLC, National Association for the Deaf (NAD 4/5), Board of Evaluators for Interpreters (BEI Advanced/Master), or Massachusetts State Screening.
  • Must also have (or be eligible for) a certified license issued by the RI Board of Examiners for the Deaf through the RI Department of Health and must maintain such certifications as a condition of employment.
  • Must also have (or be eligible for) a certified license issued by the RI Board of Examiners for the Deaf through the RI Department of Health and must maintain such certifications as a condition of employment.
  • Knowledge of technology, e-mail, smart phone, DHOH technology, etc.
  • Must have good judgment with the ability to effectively problem solve.
  • Must display the ability to thrive in a challenging and creative working environment. -Working knowledge of state & private interpreting agencies
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills. o Knowledge of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD)-Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct. – Knowledge of Deaf culture and cultural experiences associated with deafness. -Must be a self-starter. – Must have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
Additional Notes:
Compensation & Benefits:
$45/hr base rate dependent on experience and qualifications

Hours & Schedule:
Varied – Full-Time 35/week
Flexible Schedule

To Apply:
Please email Resume, Cover Letter & Recommendation Form to Sherry Zarembka
szarembka@perspectivescorporation.com See full description of the job and apply by clicking here.