SUBSTITUTE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
(Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program)
JOB NUMBER: 009/03-04 OPENING DATE: July 1, 2003
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
LOCATION: Varies SALARY: $14.10 per hour
DAILY HOURS: As Needed MONTHS PER YEAR: 9
This position works only as needed when the permanent employee is out sick, on vacation, or position is
vacant. The substitute performs such duties as assist in preparation for daily instruction; follows the
classroom schedule and interprets for students as assigned to the interpreter by the teacher of the hearing
impaired; interprets in sign language all activities in the classroom. (This may include lectures,
conversations, films, special projects, reports, etc.); be available on as need basis for school functions
outside of the classroom, including counseling, disciplinary action, movies, assemblies, and parent-student-
teacher conferences during regularly scheduled school hours; do reverse interpreting as needed; provide
tutoring for selected students on a regular basis under the direction of the classroom teacher; inform Special
Education and Human Resources of special problems of deaf students and report on their progress or lack
of progress; student supervision such as assisting in supervision of students outside of classroom as
necessary, i.e., playground, hallways, contact classes, bus duty, lunchroom, etc. Also may assist in
preparing and copying instructional materials for classroom use; type tests and other materials already
prepared by the teacher; assist teacher in required recordkeeping, i.e., reports, observational data, filling,
Education & Experience:
At least two years of interpreting experience on a full-time basis or one year of experience and one
year of formal training.
Pass a district devised test to demonstrate the skill and ability to *interpret/translate everything that is
said in the classroom by both hearing and deaf students and teachers.
*Interpreting/translating means the ability to convey messages between hearing and hearing-impaired
persons clearly and completely. Interpreters will use sign language, including Manual English,
American Sign Language or Oral Interpreting (as appropriate), revising and adjusting vocabulary
according to the students language level.
A Basic understanding of students' physical, psychological and emotional needs.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:
Previous experience working with hearing-impaired students.
Ability to understand and follow directions and to speak clearly.
Ability to operate or learn operation of typewriter, duplication machines.
Ability to operate or learn operation of audio-visual equipment.
Ability to manage student behavior with supervision.
Ability to follow predetermined classroom procedures and to work under the direction of a certificated
Ability to relate positively to special education students, their parents and teacher.
The skill and ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position.
The interest and demonstrated ability to work with a broad cultural mix of students in a multi-ethnic
For best possible consideration, candidates should take responsibility to verify the completeness of their
A formal letter of application. (Please indicate job number in your letter.)
A current resume including names and phone numbers of references.
A completed district application form.
Two Highline School District confidential reference forms. (To be completed by previous supervisors
and/or people who are familiar with your work or work habits.)
Classified Insert Form that pertains to the assignment in which you are applying.
Upon employment, a copy of your original Social Security card will be needed.
Upon employment, you will be fingerprinted through the Highline School District, and a $50 fee will
be deducted from your first paycheck for the background check and process.