JOB SUMMARY: The Educational Interpreter provides interpreting and other support services for pupils who are deaf or hard of hearing in all areas of the education environment. The Educational Interpreter’s primary function is to facilitate communication among deaf or hard of hearing students and their hearing peers, the classroom teacher, and other personnel in the school system.
Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the regular and/or special education teacher.
Assists the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
- Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher.
- Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work as defined by the teacher.
- Assists with the supervision of students as assigned by the teacher.
- Assists with such large group activities as directed by the teacher.
- Serves as a liaison between the students who are deaf or hard of hearing, hearing peers, and other personnel in the school system.
- Provides interpreting for school functions outside of the classroom, extracurricular activities, and parent meetings when requested in advance.
- Participates in in-service training programs as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned by the teacher or Administration.
• Valid Educational Interpreter license through the WI Department of Public Instruction.
• Two (2) years of course work related to interpreter preparation.
• Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Sign Language Interpreter license to interpret for deaf or hard of hearing adults in association with district events.
• Bachelor’s Degree.
- Educational Interpreter