State of Washington Classified Job Specification
DEAF INTERPRETER 3
Interpret instructional presentations in classroom setting for deaf students; tutor deaf students on classroom subjects.
This is the senior-level deaf interpreter/tutor class. Incumbents interpret for deaf students from the most difficult college-level technical lectures and classroom discussions. They provide tutoring in selected subjects.
Interpret from classroom lectures and discussions, technical material for deaf students, using sign and mouth communication simultaneously;
Interpret from deaf students’ contributions, reports, or discussions to the instructor and to the class; interpret deaf students questions directed to the instructor;
Assist the instructor in providing the best physical layout for the deaf students, to include lighting, seating arrangement, and access to visual aids;
Assist the instructor in adapting a class, with regular students, to the deaf students who are participating;
Provide tutoring for selected students under the direction of the classroom instructor; provide interpretation and explanation for classroom and subject matter terminology;
Assist the classroom instructor in locating and assigning note-takers among the hearing students, provide note-taking materials to the note takers, assure that each deaf student receives a copy of the notes;
Inform the Coordinator of Interpreters of special problems of deaf students and report on their progress or lack of progress; use the interpreters log to record change in status;
Keep record of classes for which interpretation was done on a daily basis and provide monthly summary of the hours spent with each class; keep daily time sheets;
Periodically attend meetings on interpreting techniques and methods;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Two years of college-level course work; PLUS two years of experience in interpreting for the deaf of which one year must have been in a classroom setting;
Comprehensive Skills Certification through evaluation by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Additional experience in interpretation for the deaf may be substituted for college course work on a year-for-year basis.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
- A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.
Class Specification History
New Class: 5-17-73
Revise Title & Class: 2-19-76
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 4466) effective July 1, 2007