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Iowa Western Community College

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Please send completed employment application and resume to:

Human Resources
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

For Professional Staff positions please include a minimum salary requirement in your cover letter.
For all Faculty positions please include an official copy of transcripts.

Interpreter/Captionist

Qualifications:

Education:

Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpreting is required. Iowa Interpreting License, provisionary or permanent, is required. EIPA score of 3.5 or higher or RID Certification is strongly preferred.

Experience:

Required:

  • Experience in manual communication (CASE, ASL, and SEE), as well as the ability to interpret in sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign
  • Experience that demonstrates strong communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills, and the ability to maintain integrity and ethical behavior in working with confidential information
  • Experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disabled backgrounds of community college students
  • Experience that illustrates a history of successfully collaborating with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals

Preferred:

  • Experience working with deaf/hard-of-hearing adults in a post-secondary educational environment
  • Experience with C-Print Captioning                         

Skills and Abilities

Required:

  • All Student Services: Iowa Western’s Student Services Division fosters learning environments that engage and empower our students to grow and develop. All Student Services staff members must have the ability to excel in team and individual settings, multi-task, problem solve, manage their time, and maintain positive relationships with student, staff, and faculty while thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated fluency in manual communication (CASE, ASL, and SEE), as well as the ability to interpret in sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign
  • A comprehensive understanding of deaf culture, the RID Code of Conduct and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as ADA laws
  • Ability to type 50wpm with limited errors 

Job Duties:

JOB SUMMARY:                      

Facilitate communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing students and Iowa Western faculty, staff, and students in a variety of settings.  Assist in familiarizing faculty and staff with interpreting and captioning services and educating faculty and staff about the needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing students. Requires a willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours throughout the year.

C-print captionist training will be provided through an online course, if needed. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:          

  1. Provides sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpreting for students, as well as captioning, in curricular and co-curricular settings, including class instruction, tutoring, and supplemental instruction. 
  2. Provides interpreting/captioning at scheduled extra-curricular activities, meetings, and events outside the classroom.
  3. Prepares for class assignments by reading textbooks, syllabi and supplemental materials.
  4. Confers with students, instructors, and/or other interpreters on a regular basis.
  5. Assesses student needs and the interpreting/captioning situation before and during assignments and makes adjustments as needed.
  6. Serves as a substitute for other staff interpreters/captionists as needed.
  7. Serves as a resource for students regarding their responsibilities associated with using an interpreter/captionist.
  8. Train students on assistive technology, keep current with new software/technologies, effectively maintain and troubleshoot equipment and minor technical difficulties to ensure uninterrupted service.
  9. Maintains and submits accurate timesheets, interpreting logs, and reports in a timely manner.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:                            

$18.50 to $22.00 per hour

HOURS:                                                

Occasional evenings and weekends can be expected      

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                     

Requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching.

WORKING CONDITIONS:               

Work is routinely performed in an office environment. Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.

Salary Range:

$18.50-$22.00

Application Deadline:

open until filled