PORTUGUESE OR SPANISH INTERPRETER

Framingham Public Schools ( learn more )

Framingham, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2855239
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 4, 2019

Job Description

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District-wide

  

JOB TITLE: 

Portuguese or Spanish Interpreter

2018-2019 School Year

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Facilitate communication between Framingham Public Schools parents/guardians and school staff through interpreting services. This includes bridging language and cultural barriers in order to protect educational rights of families and their children.

 

 

OUR MISSION:

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district’s philosophy and goals, is that “all children will learn”. Offering an equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.  

 

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.  

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in the multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Not applicable.

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Native Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish. Proficiency in English. Strong verbal communication skills. Experience the educational setting preferred 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interpret as needed for school meetings and events district-wide.
  • Be the bridge between Portuguese or Spanish speaking parents/guardians and FPS staff.
  • Interpret from English into Portuguese or Spanish and from Portuguese or Spanish into English.
  • Provide linguistic and cultural assistance to the parents/guardians and the FPS staff members as needed and appropriate. 

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and may be required to traverse occasionally throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.). The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. The employee operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise.

 

REPORTS TO:

Translation Coordinator

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Covered under the Framingham School Committee. This is a non-bargaining, non-benefit position based on the interpreting needs of FPS and upon request. The interpreting rate is as follows: $27.13 per hour

 

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated by Translator Coordinator, FPS staff at the different schools/departments, and the Bilingual Office. 

 

FPS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

Only online applications through TalentEd Recruit & Hired will be accepted.

For more information go to https://framingham.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx 

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Language: Portuguese
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
    Student Services > Translator
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Framingham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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    Contact Information

    • Tiago Gadens , Staffing Manager
    • 73 Mt Wayte Ave
    • Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

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