Job: Guest Bilingual Interpreter

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Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Reference #: 2016-2017

Job Description


Job Number:2016-2017

Guest Bilingual Interpreter
ERAC-Family & Community Partnerships

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Temporary

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $19.10 - $19.10

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information:

JOB TITLE: BILINGUAL INTERPRETER POOL



WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR
: On-call as needed

SUMMARY: Provides individual and small group interpretation language support for ELL qualified students and

non-English speaking families in their native language. The Bilingual Interpreter serves as a language bridge

between the school and students’ family. He/she provides interpretation services for non-English speaking

families and English speaking school staff.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

- Provide individual or small group verbal language support (interpretation) for students, families and staff.

- Assists students, families and teachers to communicate academic achievement.

- Works with district staff to communicate student progress and needs.

- Performs a wide variety of interpretation (verbal) services

- Provides interpretation at student-parent-teacher conferences, IEP conferences, and community meetings.

- Serves as a language bridge between the school and the student's family or the community.

- Coordinates appointment scheduling between school and parents in parent’s native language.
Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bilingual in English and at least one other language.
Previous experience providing one on one or small group verbal language support (interpretation).

JOB DESCRIPTION: BILINGUAL INTERPRETER POOL

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS::
Preference for bilingual in English and any of the following languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Cambodian,
Cantonese, Lao, Romanian, Mandarin, Bengali, Tagalog, Tongan, Tarasco, Haitian Creole, Korean).

Other languages not listed, please also apply for the pool.

TESTING REQUIREMENT:
Score of "Intermediate-High" or higher on the Oral Proficiency Interview in the target language, based on the
ACTFL standards

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Challenges and experiences of immigrant families

ABILITY TO:
Perform simultaneous interpretation of verbal communications
Communicate effectively verbally
Maintain effective working relationships with other people
Contribute as a committed member to a learning team environment
Collaborate with teachers to develop and deliver clear messages regarding student progress to families
Be available on call for in-person or over the phone language assistance
Demonstrate a strong command of English
Demonstrate a strong command of a non-English language
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to
use their personal vehicle and to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Revised by Human Resources to add testing requirement, 2013.11.07
Revised by Human Resources to add district introduction, 2013.09.27
Created by Family Engagement Office and Human Resources, 2012/11

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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