.40 SPED - PORTUGUESE INTERPRETER AND TRANSLATOR (#610)

Somerville Public Schools ( learn more )

Somerville, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4048554
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

 

Job Goal: Under the direction of special education administration and as assigned through the special education process, the Special Education I&T will follow a schedule of meetings across the district that require interpretation according to student’s Home Language Tracking Forms. The Special Education I&T will schedule meetings and confirm them for Special Education Staff members, outside providers and reconcile them to the master schedule. The Special Education I&T will also translate documents and serve as interpreter as assigned by special education administration during school hours.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient communication in English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Fluent interpreting, reading and writing skills
  • Ability to travel around the district
  • Bilingual/Bicultural highly preferred
  • Interpretation certification
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Babylon Software, Google Drive


Responsibilities:

  • Follow a schedule provided by special education administrators for interpreting for parents/guardians/students in their first
  • language at team meetings or during assessments
  • Provide interpretation to and from families at the Special Education Evaluation Center
  • Translate documents at the request of special education administrators
  • Maintain a database of Home Language Tracking Forms, making certain that each student’s special education folder has the
  • most current tracking form in it and requests for oral interpretation and/or written translations are being subscribed to. Update
  • EasyIEP with current interpretation/translation information
  • Maintain confidentiality of students and families
  • Maintain, confirm and reconcile schedule for Special Education staff members and outside providers
  • Maintain a schedule on the Outlook calendar and share it with special education administrator’s weekly
  • Maintain school files, paperwork and process
  • Communicate with district staff and administrators
  • Schedule and re-schedule meetings as needed
  • Be fluent speaking and writing
  • Other duties as assigned by special education administrators


Position Reports to: Director of Special Education


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Language: Portuguese
    Special Education > General Special Education
    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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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

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

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