Farsi Interpreter/Translator

Cajon Valley Union School District

Contract
El Cajon, CA
Posted 8 months ago

Contact:

Personnel Services

(619) 588-3047

Number Openings: (At time of posting)

2

Length of Work Year:

On-call, as needed

Employment Type:

Part Time

Application Deadline:

3/29/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary:

$17.51 per hour

Date Posted:2/28/2019 Application Deadline:3/29/2019 4:00 PM Pacific Employment Type:Part Time Length of Work Year:On-call, as needed Salary:$17.51 per hour Number Openings: (At time of posting)2Contact: Personnel Services Email: diazm@cajonvalley.netPhone: (619) 588-3047

Job Description / Essential Elements:Print

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, interpret for families, school staff, and other staff at meetings/education sessions and via telephone, including conference calls; translate and produce a variety of written documents, forms, letters, bulletins and surveys from English into a primary language for schools and district office staff.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Translate and interpret for parents and visitors to the District Office as assigned; translate and produce a variety of written documents, forms, letters, bulletins and surveys from English into a primary language for schools and district office staff.

Assist callers and visitors in understanding District practices, policies and requirements; provide assistance as appropriate especially in directing people to the proper resources to assist in a wide range of issues.

Organize system of communication to encourage family attendance at meetings/education sessions; promote parent involvement in schools as necessary.

Prepare materials for the District English Learner Advisory Committee, English Language Advisory Committees and attend parent education/training as assigned; contact schools and district office staff to clarify terms to be translated and to discuss necessary changes.

Attend assigned school and District meetings to correctly and consistently inform families of content (i.e., Special Education training, assessment meetings, parent/teacher conferences, etc); schedule necessary equipment, people, and materials for interpreting sessions; must have access to an automobile for use in daily responsibilities.

Communicate with personnel and outside agencies in English or designated second language to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.

Assist with student registration and enrollment activities as assigned; input student information into computer system; follow up on missing forms or information with students and parents.

Review native language performance and provide written assessment of the native language proficiency of potential employees as assigned.

Perform general clerical duties such as filing, duplicating, and typing; open and distribute mail and other materials.

Operate a variety of office equipment including a copier, fax machine, typewriter, computer and assigned software.

May be required to administer first aid/CPR as appropriate to the position assigned.

Assist other staff in understanding cultural considerations regarding populations served.

OTHER DUTIES:

Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Correct oral and written usage of English and a designated second language.

Proper interpreting techniques (i.e., able to convey the idea of the source language in the target language on the spur of the moment).

Community organizations, committees, and resources.

Bilingual Program/Special Education operations and general guidelines for English Learners.

Operation of a computer and assigned software.

Oral and written communication skills.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

ABILITY TO:

Read, speak and write effectively to express thought between English and a designated second language, which is structurally, grammatically and idiomatically correct.

Translate oral and written communications between English and a designated second language.

Facilitate communications between District personnel, non-English speaking parents and others.

Learn, apply and explain a variety of rules, regulations, and department and District policies.

Serve as an interpreter for conferences, meetings and other events.

Operate a computer and assigned software.

Perform clerical duties such as filing, duplicating, and typing.

Set priorities and meet established deadlines.

Speak in front of individuals or groups of individuals.

Work cooperatively and effectively with District staff and community.

Maintain up-to-date certificates in first aid and CPR.

Work flexible hours to attend evening meetings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination equivalent to: from high school or equivalent supplemented by training, experience and or education equivalent to completion of college-level courses in the designated foreign language and one year of increasingly responsible experience in translating written documents and providing oral interpretation, preferably in a school environment.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a certified Multimedia First Aid Card is required. |

Maintain qualification for automobile insurance coverage.

Valid California driver’s license.

Provide own transportation to attend meetings at various locations in El Cajon and surrounding areas including San Diego.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoor environment.

Driving a personal vehicle to conduct work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.

Seeing to read a variety of materials.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.

Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Job Features

Job CategoryEducation, Translation and Interpretation