Senior Interpreter (Disability Resource Center) - Riverside City College
Support Staff (Classified / Confidential)
Physical location of the position:
$5,808 - $7,069
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
If categorically (grant) funded, date funded through:
6/30/2023 with renewal annually
Under the supervision of the area administrator, arranges classroom interpreting for hearing impaired students; provides in-service training for interpreters; handles inquiries; and provides general information regarding disabled student services and interpreting services at Riverside Community College District. Possesses thorough knowledge of English, American Sign Language and other sign systems and knowledge of special communications needs of hearing-impaired persons in order to effectively interpret between deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing individuals in the post-secondary setting.
PROVIDES WORK OR LEAD DIRECTION TO:
Short-Term employee(s) and/or Work Study student(s).
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. 60 or more semester units (or quarter equivalent) of college course work from an accredited institution OR an associate's degree from an accredited institution is desired.
A minimum of 4000 hours (three years) of documented interpreting experience preferably in an educational setting is required. Experience in supervising, scheduling, and evaluating interpreters is highly desired.
Resources available to and from the deaf community to use one or more of the common sign systems such as MCE, ASL, or PSE. Vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of subjects as well as special vocabulary (English/ASL) and techniques used in interpreting professional/technical subject matter. Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, Work, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct (RID CPC). Awareness of specific DHH related mandates set by the ADA.
Expressively/Receptively interpret highly technical courses and other RCCD functions using American Sign Language and other signing systems most readily understood by the DHH consumer. Maintain confidentiality. Prepare reports, scheduling databases, and other materials. Establish and maintain effective working environments with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Must possess state or national certification in interpreting or pass RCCD's interpreting evaluation, at the highest level.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.
Co-workers, instructors, students, interpreters, other departmental staff.
Requires the ability to exert some physical effort, such as walking, standing and light lifting; dexterity in the use of upper extremities (especially hands/fingers) for long periods of time.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides interpretation in any and all student related functions in the post-secondary setting, on and off campus.
2. Recruits and evaluates prospective interpreters for the Hearing-Impaired Program; assists in the supervision of interpreters; plans and implements evaluation procedures.
3. Provides recommendations for DHH Allocation Budget Model.
4. Maintains records of interpreted hours, inputs sub requests, and documents student no-shows.
5. Schedules hourly interpreters/captioners for classes in collaboration with senior interpreters at other colleges.
6. Mentors and/or observes new hourly interpreters.
7. Organize and facilitate of hourly interpreter training sessions.
8. Completes Intake interviews for new DSPS students accruing essential and critical information for enrollment in the Disabled Student Programs and Services.
9. Answers phones, schedules appointments, files, answers questions and concerns regarding registration, schedule adjustments- adds/drops, high-tech center coverage, etc.
10. Completes and assists in maintaining student file contract logs and accommodations database, Student Educational Contracts and self-evaluations.
11. Collaborates with senior interpreters at other colleges to develop, maintain and update interpreter handbook as necessary.
12. Assists as a liaison between campus and community agencies serving the hearing impaired.
13. Participates in District-provided in-service training programs.
14. Maintains a friendly, supportive atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and the public.
15. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SALARY: Salary grades consist of nine steps. A new employee is normally placed on Step 1 of the grade. Changes in step placement take place on the first day of the first month following the anniversary date of attaining permanent classified employee status until the maximum of the grade is reached.
HOLIDAYS: There are 13 holidays observed each year. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.
VACATION: Employees are granted 12 days of vacation per year through the first five years of service to the District; 15 days after completion of five continuous years of service to the District; 20 days after completion of ten continuous years of service to the District; and 22 days after completion of 15 continuous years of service to the District. This computation is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.
SICK LEAVE: One day of sick leave for each month of service is granted. This is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months. There is no limit to the number of days of sick leave which may be accrued.
FRINGE BENEFITS: The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents. Those employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months will receive a pro-rata share of the benefit package. The dollar value of the package is a subject of negotiation between the District and the Bargaining Unit.
The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.
All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Effective Employment Date:
Anticipated Start Date: September 2022
Open Until Filled
*First review of applications is August 10th and every two weeks thereafter, until the position is filled.
*It is anticipated that interviews will occur sometime during the 3rd or 4th week of August.
Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the status of your application.
* An electronic, RCCD on-line application must be completed to be considered. All portions of the application must be entirely filled out with all information qualifying an applicant for the position. Only information on the official RCCD application (not resumes) will be considered to determine whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements for the position for which he/she is applying.
* All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
* An application will not be considered complete unless ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.
* Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be submitted electronically with the online application.
* Letters of reference, IF REQUIRED, must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.
* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources & Employee Relations at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
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