|Sign Language Interpreter/Translator|
Summary: Interprets and translates spoken language into sign language usually using the hands, facial and body movements. Using American Sign Language (ASL) or other sign language system.
Purpose: Making the ability for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with hearing individuals. Serves as liaison between deaf and hard of hearing students, hearing students, instructors and parents
Serves deaf and hard of hearing students who know American Sign Language in the:
While being counseled
While watching films
Abilities Typically Necessary:
Able to interpret basic communication
Able to interpret technical subjects
Able to interpret under various environmental conditions
Able to understand a subject and properly interpret it
Able to work with law enforcement if used as a legal interpreter
Able to work with the general public confidently
Keep and maintain records such as billing, hours and other services provided
If at a supervisory level, the interpreter may coordinate other interpreters schedules for meetings, tutoring, events, urgent situations and counseling sessions. May be in charge of contacting other agencies for coverage.
If performing upper level, technical interpreting such as at a college level course for a deaf or hard of hearing student, Interpreter is expected to work with the professor to gain a thorough understanding of the course material in order to better translate the information.