Monday, August 26, 2013

Job position available at Portage la Prairie School Division

Portage la Prairie School Division
Permanent ASL Interpreter/Educational Assistant

Competition: 2013-EA-009
Location: North Memorial School
Hours/Day: 5.500 hours
Start Date: September 3, 2013
Term of Employment: permanent
Salary: As Per Collective Agreement
Application Deadline: 3:00 PM Monday August 26th, 2013


Must have good oral and written communication skills
Minimum Grade 12 standing or equivalent
Must work effectively as a team member
WEVAS training will be required

The primary function on the interpreter is to interpret between people who do not share a common language, such as the deaf and hard of hearing student (s) and their hearing peers, classroom teachers, parents, school staff and administration in the classroom, as well as school activities such as assemblies, field trips, teams, clubs and other experiences.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work collaboratively as a member of the educational team
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to establish trust and rapport with students and staff
  • Knowledge of the basic aspects of children's educational, physical, social and emotional development
  • Understanding of language implications on the deaf and hard of hearing students and competency in adapting to various signing styles along the communication continuum
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of educational practices, the function of support services and the role of interpreters as part of educational team
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilities communication between the student, his/her hearing peers, the classroom teacher, school administration, parents and staff within the school environment by providing interpreting services based on the communication as specified in the students' individual education plan. Communication modalites may include a combination of ASL, contact signing and spoken language. Participate on the school's education team for deaf and hard of hearing students by regularly consulting and collaboration with teachers, performing duties to support student achivement of the educational objectives, reviewing vocabulary and reinforcing specific concepts covered in class, and provide information about cultural and linquistic differences that may impact students' performance and behavior
Job description

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