San Joaquin Delta College
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator (0.80 FTE/32 hrs/week)
Part-Time | 12-month
Salary Range: $40.69 – $50.01 per hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
To oversee, coordinate and participate in interpretation services and activities for students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing; to select and assign interpreters and CART captioners for classroom communication services; to provide services as an interpreter; and to perform a variety of administrative tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
- Receives direction from an assigned supervisor.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Oversee and coordinate interpreting and CART services and activities for students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing; perform interpreting services both inside the classroom and at school-related activities as appropriate.
- Provide sign language and English interpreting and transliterating for D/deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
- Assign and schedule full and part-time interpreter and CART providers for various classroom interpretation activities; train staff in the usage of various devices for the deaf and hard of hearing and protocol; maintain records of interpreter absences. Verify and calculate staff payroll.
- Coordinate and schedule interpreters and CART providers in a variety of classes to meet the communication needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students; locate substitute interpreters and CART captioners as needed; evaluate hourly and staff interpreters and CART captioners in classes.
- Maintain a variety of records to track student absences and changes in schedules for students, staff, and agencies.
- Confer with faculty as needed regarding deaf and hard of hearing students, interpreters, and CART captioners in their classes; answer related questions.
- Maintain contacts with other colleges in the area regarding services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in order to maintain consistency and parity.
- Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing interpretation services; implement policies and procedures.
- Monitor program performance; recommend and implement modifications to systems and procedures.
- Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures. Receive, verify, and calculate agency invoices prior to the Director’s signature.
- Assess and provide feedback to interpreters and CART captioners in the work environment.
- Serve as liaison between D/deaf and hard of hearing students, faculty, and staff.
- Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of interpreting and CART
- Oversee the work of outside contractors.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Operations, services and activities of an interpretation services program.
- Deaf culture.
- Methods and techniques of signing and interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Advanced interpretation and application techniques of American Sign Language.
- Use and operation of various devices for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Current CART equipment and software.
- Principles and practices of program development and implementation.
- Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers, word processing software and database software.
- Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
- NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct and NCRA Code of Professional Ethics.
- Coordinate and schedule, interpreter/CART services for the D/deaf and hard of hearing.
- Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing services.
- Perform advanced interpreting services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
- Screen, schedule and assess the skills of interpreter and CART provider staff.
- Operate and train staff in the use of technical devices for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Work in a team environment.
- Communicate effectively to the D/deaf and hard of hearing using American Sign Language and/or contact signing.
- Translate from spoken English to American Sign Language and from American Sign Language into spoken English.
- Interpret and explain school policies and procedures.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of community college students and staff.
- Sit, stand, and walk for prolonged periods of time; extensive fine manipulation of hands.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, sign language or a related field and four years of increasingly responsible American Sign Language interpretation experience preferably within an educational setting, with two years of deaf/hard of hearing service coordination.
- Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, sign language, or a related field and a minimum of six years of American Sign Language interpretation experience.
- Possession of RID Certification