Certified Deaf Interpreter

at San Antonio Independent School District

San Antonio, TX

Posted on Sep. 19, 2016

In - Person Interviews
Wednesday, September 28th
10 am - 2 pm

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Primary Purpose:

Facilitate communication between students who are deaf/hard of hearing and their hearing classmates, classroom teachers and other personnel in the school setting. Facilitate each deaf/hard-of-hearing student’s successful mastery of his/her IEP.


High school diploma or GED equivalent recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency; and
Current certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): I, II, III, IV or V under the previous certification system or Basic, Advanced or Master under the current certification system; and

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the applicant, before continuing within the process towards possible employment.

Special Knowledge/Skills

Command of sign language systems and the vocabulary used by students and the educational program.
Basic knowledge of hearing loss and its implications for the educational setting.
Ability to use behavior management strategies in working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to adjust and be flexible in a multitude of situations in the school environment.


Work experience with children with hearing loss, such as work in church-related schools, day camps, private schools, or licensed day centers; or similar experience.

Major Responsibilities and Duties
(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

Instructional Planning and Delivery

Assist the teacher to implement the individual IEPs for students in the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) Program by working with individual students or small groups on specific units of instruction.
Use sign language communication to present and clarify information for students in any and all activities where communication support is needed.
Assist in the preparation, use and care of instructional materials and educational media specifically designed for students with hearing loss.
Assist the teacher by performing such tasks as duplicating instructional materials and tests, grading student work, keeping and maintaining student records.
Assist the D/HH student to function successfully in mainstream classrooms.
Communicate oral language to each deaf student by using sign language and explain what the student may not understand.
Assist students with physical needs and personal care.
Use universal precautions regarding health and cleanliness.

Monitoring Student Progress and Potential

Attend to the academic, developmental and behavioral progress of students, and share that information with the teacher in the appropriate format.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with department staff, school personnel, students and parents.

Classroom Management and Organization

Assist in the implementation of a behavior management system, when appropriate.
Assist in the supervision of students on the playground, in the lunchroom and in other campus locations, as assigned.
Assist in maintaining an inventory of materials and equipment.
Support the mission of school district by serving as a positive role model for students.

Qualities of a Effective Deaf Interpreter in Special Education

Serve as a liaison between the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program and mainstream teachers.
Assist hearing impaired staff members or parents by functioning strictly as a communication facilitator, when appropriate.
Work effectively with other staff members.
Use interpersonal skills to establish positive working relationships with students and their families.
Display behavior that demonstrates respect for the students and other staff members; model appropriate adult-student interactions.
Maintain high standards of confidentiality at all times.
Participate in staff development activities that improve job-related skills.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for district staff, including daily attendance and punctuality.
Comply with the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics.
Daily attendance at work and punctuality are essential functions of the job.
Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student centered environment.


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