Sign Language Interpreter (Part-Time)

Position Details

Job Title Sign Language Interpreter (Part-Time) Reports To and Evaluated by Associate Dean of Student Services Required Qualifications

Associate Degree required. Valid Illinois Interpreter license with Intermediate level proficiency or higher required. Must be licensed through the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission per the Illinois Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007.

Must have a flexible schedule.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two years of educational interpreting experience preferred.

Job Summary

The Sign Language Interpreter provides interpreting and other support services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in all areas of the education environment. The Interpreter’s primary function is to facilitate communication among deaf or hard of hearing students and their hearing peers, faculty, and other personnel in the college. The Sign Language Interpreter accepts responsibility for knowledge of and adherence to the ethics of interpreting and the role of the interpreter. The job requires fluency in English and American Sign Language; and a high degree of mental concentration, which is directly correlated to the level of class difficulty.

Specific Job Duties

• Effectively, accurately, and impartially translates the thought, intent and spirit of a conversation or dialogue between a deaf or hard of hearing individual with others in various settings including classrooms, meetings, tutoring sessions, testing, and campus events.
• Creates and provides training and workshops for faculty, staff and students that supports institutional goals for quality assurance for students receiving sign language interpreter services.
• Abide by the principles of ethical behavior as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
• Maintains professional and ethical standards with regard to the privacy of students and the confidentiality of information exchanged in interpreting situations.
• Preps for classes by reading and becoming familiar with technical vocabulary and content.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Salary Range
Posting Details

Posting Number P00212PU Desired Start Date 01/06/2020 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 12/02/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
    • Morton 'careers' website
    • Internal posting
    • Monster
    • Careerbuilder
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed jobs
    • HACU
    • newspaper/trade journal
    • LinkedIn
  2. * What is the highest degree completed?
    • H.S. Diploma
    • Associates
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • PhD
  3. * Do you have a valid Illinois Interpreter License with intermediate level proficiency or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Recommendation
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evaluations (for Faculty)
  4. Other
  5. Specialized Certifications


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