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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 stakeholders 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 to and follow the NAD-RID Professional Code of Conduct.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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., 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 be able to plan ahead and maintain a flexible work schedule and the ability to work virtually and travel throughout Rhode Island.
  • Knowledge of technology, e-mail, smartphone, 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.
  • 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.
  • Must have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable interpreting for DeafBlind individuals who use tactile and/or  Pro-Tactile sign language.
  • Must be comfortable working with a team of interpreters, Deaf or hearing, using  Open Process.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, or related field.
  • Knowledge of the Google platform
  • Must be able to mentor.
  • Must participate in collegial supervision.
  • Must be able to translate frozen texts to a digital platform.
  • Basic supervisory skills

Physical Requirements of the Position: 

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be required to sit or stand 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, races, genders, education, socio-economic statuses, and ethnicities.
  • Demonstrate advanced and effective public speaking skills in both ASL and  English through the spontaneous delivery of an informal and 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.


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