Educational Interpreter - Vacancy ID: 155485

Vacancy Details

Educational Interpreter
Open until filled


Janet Delikat
Human Resources Manager

Position Details

As soon as possible
full time, on student days
Full Time
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are strengthened by diversity and committed to equity. Every day, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District focuses on equity through deeper learning, fosters a sense of belonging, and educates the whole child so that every learner achieves success. The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District aspires to create experiences that build community and empower learners so they can live life on their own terms. This position is responsible for interpreting/translating using American Sign Language, English-based sign and other visual language and communication practices to provide interpretation of auditory communication for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Interpreter may also facilitate communication among the deaf/hard of hearing students, hearing peers and District personnel. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. * Interpret/facilitate communication for deaf or hard of hearing students in the classroom enveloping the total education experience including interactions with teachers, students and friends. Interpretation may occur in a variety of settings beyond the classroom such as, but not limited to, field trips, assemblies, community experiences, IEP meetings and other school sponsored events. * Communicate with teachers, read classroom lessons and preview any materials, movies or videos when applicable. * Participate in IEP meetings and student/parent conferences as appropriate and/or requested by the Director of Special Education. * Identify and adjust language level to match comprehension of deaf/hard of hearing student. Interpreter may serve as a language model to the student and also work with other students supporting group and/or peer-to-peer communication and play. * Meet with classroom or Deaf/Hard of Hearing teacher on a regular basis in regard to communication needs of deaf/hard of hearing students. * Prepare and provide instructional reinforcement as needed or directed by Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. * Interpret in social situations and work to bridge successful student/teacher interactions through supporting self-determination, self-awareness and self-advocacy skills. This includes when the student's behavior may be interfering with their learning or the learning of others. * Assist the classroom teacher in the preparation of materials, clerical or other teacher assistant duties during a class period(s) when interpreting services for the student are not required. * Participate in in-service activities for students, school personnel and community to enhance deaf awareness. * Adhere to Federal, State and School policies, procedures and Educational Interpreting ethical standards in regard to matters of confidentiality concerning personal information about students. * Demonstrate a commitment to District safety and risk management efforts. The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring and employment practices, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, or athletic and other school administered programs. The District's Title IX Coordinator is: Jeff Thomson, Principal of Mitchell Elementary School, located at 10128 West Montana Avenue, West Allis, WI 53227. Mr. Thomson can be reached at 414-604-4500 or via email at
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Education and/or Experience * High school diploma plus two additional years of formal preparation related to interpreter preparation, and two to three years of relevant prior experience. Proven basic skills in arithmetic with an ability to count, look up a numbered item, or sort items in numerical order. * Current and valid Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction License O020, Educational Interpreter. The licensure must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Candidate Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts & Licenses/Certifications