Special Education Department IEP Translator / Interpreter
Under general direction of the Director of Special Education, to provide verbal interpretation and written translation services to administrative and support staff as described in the United States Federal Court Order in the matter of Emma C. Delaine Eastin, et. al.
Assistant Superintendent of Special Education or designee
TRAINING REQUIRED (PROVIDED AFTER EMPLOYMENT)
1. Approximately 40 hours of software training for IEP translation
2. Approximately 4 hours of initial training in RSIP compliance with on-going training provided
3. Approximately 3 hours of interpreter training
To perform a job successfully, an individual must be bi-literate (Spanish) and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
1. Provides oral interpretations and completes typed translations of Procedural Safeguards, Placement Procedures, Individual Educational Plan Goals and Objectives, Assessment Procedures and Results, Medical Reports and related information, correspondence, communications and informative materials from English to Spanish and Spanish to English;
2. Provides simultaneous interpretation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish at meetings between parents and officials from school districts, community organizations and agencies;
3. Contacts and clarifies/verifies information with all stakeholders
4. Audit files
5. Organization and collection of data
6. Assists in the preparation of documentation and delivery of parent letters and reports as assigned
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
1. Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position;
2. Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, business machines and addressing groups;
3. Vision sufficient to read printed materials; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations;
4. Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone and addressing groups;
5. Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, district, from school or home site-to-site),
6. Physical stamina sufficient to sit, stand or walk for prolonged periods of time;
7. Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems
8. Work independently and seek counsel when appropriate
9. Manage time effectively with flexibility
Education and Experience
1. Ability to pass the Interpreter/ Translator examinations in both English and Spanish language
2. Experience in interpreting and translating, preferably within a public agency
1. Strong organizational skills
2. Excellent verbal and writing skills in both English and Spanish languages
3. Modern office practices, letter and report writing, district/ school organization, policies and programs
1. Type at least 55 w.p.m. in both English and Spanish languages
2. Possess an appropriate California operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and be insurable
3. Interact with and maintain cooperative relationships with all levels of staff and the public
4. Communicate effectively in the Spanish and English languages both orally and in writing
5. Use effectively Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and other designated computer programs
6. Respect the confidentiality of meetings, documents and conversations
1. Experience in education settings
2. Experience working with disabled youngsters and their families
• Office environment
• Driving a vehicle to conduct work as assigned by the position.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate various equipment;
• Seeing to read a variety of materials;
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations;
• Sitting or standing for extended periods of time;
• Walking, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, bending over, grasping, reaching overhead, pushing, pulling and moving, lifting and/or carrying 0-20 pounds.
• Potential for contact with bodily fluids, blood-borne pathogens, and communicable diseases;
• Exposure to anti-social behavior;
• Driving a vehicle during adverse weather conditions.
Ravenswood City School District requires employees to have technology skills. E-mail, standard software usage and data entry are employment requirements. Advanced technical skills will be obtained through on-job training as needed.
The Ravenswood City School District complies with the rules and regulations contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 respectively. The Ravenswood City school District wishes to inform all individuals that the District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, marital status, pregnancy, physical and mental ability, medical condition, Vietnam era veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by State and/or Federal law.