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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3983787
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

Sign Language Interpreter

District Wide

2022-2023 School Year



Job Description:


A demonstrated ability to work with elementary age child(ren) in a K-8 school setting.  Experience in educational sign language interpreting with student(s) who are deaf and hard of hearing preferred.  (2 full time positions & 1 sub interpreter)


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide educational interpreting services - in English word order, to deaf/hard of hearing student(s) in the classroom during the school day.
  • Provide interpreting for whole school functions/assemblies outside the classroom, during regularly scheduled school hours.
  • Serve as a liaison/facilitator of social interactions between the deaf/hard of hearing student(s) and hearing peers and/or school staff.
  • Participate as part of the instructional team to provide continuity of instruction for deaf/hard of hearing student(s).
  • Confer/consult with the classroom teacher(s) in order to prepare for interpreting services.
  • Attend in-service professional development trainings and/or attend community based professional development to improve skills needed to work with deaf/hard of hearing student(s).
  • Assist in maintaining and management of student's assistive hearing equipment in the classroom (FM system, HAT sytem)

Required Qualifications:

  1. Fluent in sign language, specifically in signing in English word order (SEE).
  2. Experience in educational interpreting.
  3. Experience in working with elementary school age deaf/hard of hearing students. 
  4. High school graduate or equivalent 
  5. Minimum of EIE level 1 or QA level. 


Desired Qualifications:

  1. R.I.D. National Certification
  2. A.A. or B.A. Degree in Deaf related field
  3. Experience in a similar position







  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Language: American Sign
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Student Services > Translator
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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