School for Deaf & Blind Interpreter for Students in Great Falls, Montana
Typical Duties: This position is responsible for facilitating communication between users of English (spoken and/or written) and users of sign language including American Sign Language (ASL) and English-based sign systems. Interpreters provide students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind with appropriate access to classroom instruction and communication with all school staff and students in the environment so they have an equitable opportunity for academic and social learning. Interpreters also assist students in learning to use an Interpreter (using the "Pyramid of Support" concept), the development of self advocacy skills, and the development of independence across all settings as appropriate.Develops and maintains professional relationships with teachers, support staff, administration, parents and students. - Facilitates communication between users of English (spoken and/or written) and users of ASL, interpreting sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign as appropriate. - Develops/maintains professional relationships with staff, administration, families and students. - Monitors students for “back-channeling” or feedback indicating they understand the interpretation and make adjustments if student is struggling. - Uses the "Pyramid of Support" concept when working with students. - Prepares for assignments; understands the content of the curriculum/lessons and materials. - Interprets all instruction-related communication, including non-captioned videos, discussions. - Participates in team-interpreting as appropriate. - Travels between MSDB and public schools. - Interprets MSDB meetings, IEP meetings, and other events where interpreting services are needed. - Tutor students when requested. - Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates good ethics in regards to student/staff interactions. - Works with teachers, support staff, and case managers to brainstorm, determine, and implement any necessary accommodations. - Serves as a member of the IEP team. - Attends professional development opportunities. - Other duties as assigned. The State of Montana and the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process. For the school to consider any such accommodations, the applicant must notify the school in writing of any needed accommodation by the application deadline. MSDB is a non-smoking environment. There are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given. All successful candidates must submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.