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American Sign Lang. (ASL) Interpreter/Accessibility Referral – HigherEdJobs

January 30, 2017

Company Description:

Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity within Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.

Job Description:

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Interprets/transliterates spoken English language into ASL (or other manual sign system, if requested) and likewise interprets/transliterates ASL (or other manual sign system) into spoken English to facilitate communication among D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students/faculty, hearing faculty/staff/students, and other members of the college community. Secondary duties include accepting requests for access accommodations and assisting with scheduling interpreters and C-Printers across all campuses.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Dean Disability Services and Student Engagement


Interpret/transliterate D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students’ classes, events, lectures, student organization sessions, college productions, field visits, tests, tutoring sessions, and related appointments.
Interpret/transliterate D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing staff/faculty’s classes, events, lectures, meetings, trainings, office hours, tutoring sessions, and contractually-related appointments.
Provide information and orientation to D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students/faculty/staff in emergency situations.
Work closely with the D/deaf Services Coordinator and Professional Staff in Disability Services to provide appropriate accommodations and resources for D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students.
Receive requests for access and schedule ongoing interpreter/C-Print coverage for D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students/staff/faculty across all campuses and locations.
Assist the D/deaf Services Coordinator in recruiting freelance interpreters/C-Printers and ensuring consistent and reliable interpreting/C-Print coverage for D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students/staff/faculty, as needed.
Maintain electronic records and schedules for interpreter/C-Printer coverage, as required.
Assist D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students and campus staff in developing the necessary skills to become appropriate consumers of interpreting and/or C-Print services.
Assist in planning and/or presenting professional development opportunities for D/deaf and hearing faculty and staff in collaboration with ODS, Human Resources and the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning.
Work effectively and collaboratively in teams with other ASL interpreters/transliterators/C-Printers to prepare for assignments.
Participate in mentoring current freelance interpreters/C-Printers, as needed.
Maintain Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification by: maintaining RID membership; meeting RID Continuing Education Unit requirements; and following the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct and industry best practices.
Attend and participate in ODS team meetings; D/deaf Services staff meetings; Student Services Division Meetings; Professional Staff meetings; campus-wide committee meetings (Committee A and/or B); and other opportunities, as assigned.
Translate videos and documents into ASL (or another manual sign system).
Advocate for access, universal design, diversity and multiculturalism on campus.
Perform other administrative duties and walk-in/sub interpreter/transliterator coverage within ODS and on campus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in ASL/English Interpretation, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, Interpreter Education, Communications, Linguistics, Communication Disorders, Special Education or related field; graduate from an accredited Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or documented professional development equivalent to an ITP education; current RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) and/or CI/CT; demonstrated proficiency in ASL and transliteration; demonstrated ability to interpret college level language and process highly-contextual material while meeting the access needs of D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students/staff/faculty; demonstrated competency in spoken and written English skills; ability to hear and discriminate oral material in a range of acoustic settings and the ability to speak and enunciate understandably in a range of settings; knowledge of Deaf Culture and the varying psycho-social impacts of hearing loss on identity; awareness of Disability Law; accessibility mandates; and accommodations in higher education; minimum of two to three years’ experience working in a college or university setting, or ability to demonstrate the necessary skills to interpret/transliterate at a post-secondary level; experience developing and presenting professional development opportunities for colleagues in higher education; working knowledge of Microsoft Office and related scheduling software; knowledge of technologies to provide speech to text in classroom and proficiency in C-Print or willingness to learn; and knowledge of and adherence to NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct; experience mentoring young interpreters/transliterators.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in ASL/English Interpretation, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, Interpreter Education, Communications, Linguistics, Communication Disorders, Special Education or related field; and the understanding of the mission of the community college and commitment to cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity as an important element in the development of the educated person.

Additional Information:

POSITION STATUS: This is a 12-month, non-unit position with benefits. The work week will consist of a consistent 37.5 hours each week, and hours may be scheduled in the evenings and weekends at multiple campuses/satellites, depending on D/deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students/staff/faculty needs per semester. When classes are in session, no more than 30 hours will be hands-up time each week.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: Spring 2015

Application Instructions:

Screening will begin with resumes received by December 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references with your online submission. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be expected to demonstrate interpreting/transliterating and/or C-Print proficiency as part of the interview process and will be asked to provide official transcripts. Only on-line applications will be considered.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Bristol Community College changes the world by changing lives, learner by learner.

Application Information
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