Part-Time Interpreter I

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Part Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The PT Interpreter I functions as an intermediate-level, professional interpreter for students, faculty, staff and administration that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in order to maintain institutional compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Interpreters strive to advance in sign language skill proficiency in order to provide the highest level of professional interpreter services possible. Interpreters support and promote all persons’ right to communication equity in learning and workplace environments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides Sign Language translation (voice and signing) and related Sign Language formats:
    1. for clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    2. for all LSC students, faculty, staff and administration, and for visitors to LSC
    3. in all requested Lone Star College locations and settings
    4. at the appropriate language and register level
  2. Analyzes source language content, meaning, and intent to accurately deliver information to the target audience
  3. Communicates client information, client status, and any concerns or challenges to supervisor
  4. Actively researches situations (and potential situations) involving new, technical, or complex information to gain an understanding of what will/may be interpreted
  5. Ethically models positive and inclusive employee behavior
  6. Attends and actively participates in ASR department meetings and activities
  7. Continuously reviews current processes and procedures, and shares challenges and improvement ideas with supervisor and team
  8. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong fluency in both Sign Language and English with the ability to preserve the meaning, tone, and emotional value of the original speech and have a firm grasp of both the source and the target languages, including all idiomsAbility and willingness to accept interpreting assignments at a variety of times and locations within the LSC service area, as needed, which includes some evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of Sign Language and English, including the meaning and spelling of words and an understanding of the rules of composition and grammar
  • Ability to understand and adhere to LSC Policy on Students with Disability Rights, FERPA rules of the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, and other related federal, state, and local regulations
  • Knowledge of the Interpreter Code of Professional Conduct as adopted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Thorough knowledge of the Deaf culture and the Deaf community
  • Basic knowledge of computer use in the workplace is required, including the ability to type, utilize internet search engines and word processing software, and to maintain a work calendar using proprietary software
  • Ability to maintain a professional and friendly attitude and to quickly develop a rapport with a wide variety of people
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences
  • Excellent listening and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
  • Uses fingers (fine finger dexterity), hands and arms to communicate using Sign Language for extended periods of time for most of the working day
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Sitting, standing, and walking around is often required in order to maintain line of sight with clients as well as to provide services in certain settings (i.e. campus tours, clinical settings)
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound
  • Ability to convey detailed or important instructions to others accurately and concisely both in English and in Sign Language
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
  • Interpreting assignments occur at a variety of times and locations within the LSC service area, as needed
  • Includes evenings and weekends assignments
  • PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment. Incumbent may use video phone and/or sign language-related software
  • Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a variety of environments, mostly in climate-controlled office, classroom, meeting and convention environments with minimal exposure to safety hazards. May include indoor and/or outdoor laboratory environments with exposure to inclement weather, dust, dirt, etc. May include work in close quarters (e.g., simulated or real truck-driving cab) as well as providing remote services
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associate degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Active BEI Basic certification, or active BEI-recognized equivalent certification (prior BEI- I level not accepted)
  • Reliable mode of transportation to travel between assignments within the LSC Service Area
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree
Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $31.90

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

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How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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