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Interpreters/Translators, Title I

  • Translation, Localization, Interpretation Jobs
  • Administrative office management jobs
  • Education, Training, Teaching, Science Jobs

Description

  • Works with Title I school personnel to promote an understanding of the value of parent/school partnerships and assist them with building effective partnerships with EL families.
  • Helps parents and families to understand curriculum standards and assessments as related to EL education
  • Communicates with parents and families through a variety of means (community and school-based meetings, school website, flyers, etc.) to ensure EL parents and families are informed of opportunities to engage with their child's school
  • Conducts or assists with home visits to support EL student attendance and resolution of home/school conflicts
  • Answers phone calls and provides information to community members, parents and school staff
  • Interprets at intervention and IEP meetings, parent conferences, parent meetings and individual student assessments
  • Provides orientation for families of non-English speaking children
  • Translates district and/or school-based documents (letters, forms, newsletters, website information, etc.)
  • Uses technology where appropriate, such as microphones, headphones, telephone conferencing
  • Edits and proofreads text accurately to reflect language
  • Uses dictionaries and glossaries for reference
  • Follows ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information and maintains impartial
  • Identifies and resolves conflicts related to the meaning of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors
  • Educates families and school staff regarding the roles and functions of educational interpreters
  • Assists with the Parent Phone line as assigned
  • Manages work schedule to meet the interpreting and translating demands
  • Supports the initial registration process by assisting families with limited English proficiency (LEP) in enrolling their child(ren) through the CMS International Center
  • Administers and proctors WIDA Screener testing in the CMS International Center
  • Attends a wide variety of meetings, community meetings, hearings, and/or interviews for the purpose of serving as an interpreter of conversations
  • Attends staff and other district meetings as necessary
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively as a team member using good interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Logs information regarding calls received and maintains detailed and accurate records on designated forms
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Specific Requirements

  • Bilingual in Spanish/Other Language
  • Two years of higher education or an Associate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with an emphasis on Education, Sociology or Psychology
  • Two years of successful experience in a related professional or educational setting
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Additional specialized training or education in working with students and families
  • Experience training adults on effective engagement strategies

Hard Skills

  • Scheduling and business planning
  • Multi-line phone proficiency
  • Meeting minutes
  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Proofreading and editing skills
  • Document interpretation
  • Consecutive interpreting expertise

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Team player
  • Skilled Collaborator