ASL/English Interpreter

ASL/English Interpreter

LS2 Educational Assistant 2

Regular/full-time

Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning

Inclusion Support, Student Achievement and Inclusion

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39840

Salary(s):   LS2 $46,602.00 – $55,302.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 31, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

A detailed position description is available upon request. 

The Manitoba School for the Deaf is looking to recruit an American Sign Language(ASL)/English Interpreter. The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to travel throughout the Province and some overnight stays are required.
  • Must be able to produce and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreter (CASLI, Formerly AVLIC).

Qualifications:

Essential:
 

  • Graduate from an accredited post-secondary American Sign Language (ASL) /English Interpreter Program.
  • Experience in interpreting between American Sign Language (ASL)  and English. 
  • Experience with simultaneous and consecutive interpreting in a variety of  environments including educational ones.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience translating ASL to English print.
  • Strong oral communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Desired:
 

  • Knowledge of Bilingual-Bicultural meeting environments.
  • Knowledge of research and current developments in the field.

Duties:
The American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreter is a specialized position which provides ASL and English interpretation and facilitates communication between Deaf and hearing people. The ASL/English Interpreter is fluent in both American Sign Language and spoken English and provides simultaneous, consecutive, escort and educational interpreting services within the Inclusion Support Branch (ISB), the Manitoba School for the Deaf and in public settings. In addition to ensuring accessible communication for educators, outside agencies, families and students, the ASL/English Interpreter facilitates communication between staff in the department who are Deaf and their hearing colleagues, assists in providing access to supports and services available to all staff and provides interpreter services at public events put on by the Inclusion Support Branch (ISB). Interpreting may be provided for:  various meetings or consultation at the Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD) or across Manitoba with members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant Team; conferences/presentations; and in the classroom setting at MSD or off-campus programs (which may include some tutoring). The incumbent will also be responsible for translation, transliteration, transcribing, and phone/videophone interpreting. Preparation for interpreting assignments is a critical element of this position.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39840

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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