General Description:To provide effective interpreting and transliterating services for deaf or hard of hearing people which includes any oral communication during classroom instruction, instructor appointments, tutoring sessions, etc.Duties and Tasks:Convey the message, thoughts, and intent of the speaker simultaneously via either expressive or receptive language.Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors.Serve as college resource for deaf cultural issues in order to raise general awareness of deafness among the college and campus community.Assist with scheduling interpreters for long-term classes and short-term requests, i.e., meetings, tutoring, and substitute requests.Assist with the development and improvement of services provided to deaf or hard of hearing people.Assist the Interpreter Services Coordinator on projects that advocate for deaf or hard of hearing people during their time at NOVA. Includes coordinating events that promote awareness, assisting with classes to promote sign language and deaf culture education for faculty and staff, and other projects that work to increase understanding and sensitivity towards deaf culture.Perform some administrative tasks.
Required KSAs:Knowledge of deaf community (both language and culture).Ability to provide effective Sign Language interpreting services where appropriateAbility to focus on a single source in the presence of distractions.Ability to follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.Proficiency with English grammar and ability to work across cultures.Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary to provide required services.Minimum Qualifications:Associateâ™s degree in ASL, English, Communication Studies, or a related field with additional coursework in ASL or deaf culture; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) Level III OR Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) â“ National Interpreter Certification (NIC)Some years of post-secondary level interpreting or equivalent experience.***You will be required to upload a copy of your Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) Level III OR National Interpreter Certification (NIC) card under the âœCERTIFICATEâ link in the your application.***
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