Status: Part-time position
Location: Denver, CO
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 6/7/13
Job Summary: Provide ASL interpretation for clinicians, consumers, and other staff at MHCD in various settings. Provide general information and consultation on deaf and hard of hearing communication issues to clinical and administrative.
High school diploma or equivalent/ Must have RID, NIC (National Interpreter Certification)
Minimum of 3 yrs. of ASL interpreting. Some knowledge/experience in a health care setting is preferred.
Skills and Competencies
Effective written and verbal communication skills including ASL. Must have bilingual fluency in English and ASL including the ability to produce and comprehend sociolinguistic variation.
Duties: Interpret for clinical staff during counseling, case management and similar therapeutic interactions.
Participate in team meetings within the clinic sharing general ideas and/or specific concerns which may arise through interpreting and MHCD�s provision of services of deaf and hard of hearing consumers.
During meetings, conferences, trainings, and other gatherings interpret for staff or consumer participants so each may fully participate in the activity.
At team meetings provide insights and ideas on cultural competency with deaf and hard of hearing communication issues.
ASL Culture Educator: Educate providers on the possible need for longer sessions, the need for appropriate pausing during sessions, or changes in how questions are asked or posed. Providers may rely on interpreters for cultural information. Has the ability to ensure that cultural information is passed on to all providers.
Work with ASL temporary staffing agencies and independent contractor ASL interpreters to ensure quality, efficiency and affordability of ASL interpreter services.
Appropriate scheduling of ASL interpreters for programs throughout The Mental Health Center of Denver, as assigned.
Other similar duties as assigned.
Go to http://mhcd.org/jobs/asl-staff-interpreter-1609