Durango School District 9-RLicensed Educational Interpreter, 1.0 FTE

Durango School District 9-R

Licensed Educational Interpreter, 1.0 FTE (INT-05A-ES-17-18)

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TitleLicensed Educational Interpreter, 1.0 FTE
Posting IDINT-05A-ES-17-18

Durango School District 9-R is accepting applications for Licensed Educational Interpreter.  Position begins asap.


Job Title:  Educational Interpreter                                  Pay Grade:  Student Service Provider Schedule

Job Family: Student Service Provider                             FLSA Status:  Exempt

Department: Student Services                                      Prepared Date: December 12, 2016

Typical Work Year:  187 Days – Calendar to be set with supervisor


SUMMARY: Facilitates all communication between deaf/hard of hearing (D/hh) students and hearing staff and students by using sign language appropriate for learning level of student(s); adapts language and materials to meet the needs of D/hh; tutor academic classes and lessons; provides information to hearing staff and students to assist in better understanding the needs of D/hh students. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.

  • Ensures the student receives and understands communication presented in an educational setting through the interpreting process.
  • Develops familiarity with general studies to which assigned in order to interpret more effectively and prepare for instructional assistance.
  • Provides tutorial services to deaf and hard-of-hearing students reinforcing concepts taught in the general education classroom.
  • Follows up on the classroom presentation with some type of assessment and reinforcement making sure there are no misunderstandings by the students on what has been given by the classroom teacher.
  • Assists instructors and counselors by monitoring behavior during class and extra-curricular activities; follow through with behavior programs established by instructors and counselors for the students.
  • Discusses assignment related information with other members of the education team, (e.g., other educational interpreters, teachers, supervisors) who are directly responsible for the educational program of the student for whom the interpreter delivers service.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Minimum requirement AA in ASL/Interpreting or equivalent.


EXPERIENCE: Educational Interpreting experience is preferred but may not be necessary for hiring. Must be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the various signing systems to include; Exact English, Signed English, American Sign Language, finger spelling and silent mouthing.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license required. Must have Colorado Department of Education Educational Interpreter Authorization or be eligible to obtain by the start date. Ability to communicate effectively in various signing systems: Exact English, Signed English, American Sign Language, finger spelling, and silent mouthing.



  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills
  • Consultation skills
  • Ability to work with adults in team setting.
  • Ability to work one-on-one or in small groups with students.
  • Interpreting skills (voice to sign and sign to voice).
  • Knowledge of deaf culture
  • Organization skills.
  • Tutoring skills.
  • Ability to develop and support the behavior intervention plans, classroom management systems, and reinforcement systems
  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education and District Policies, Superintendent’s policies and building/department procedures.



  • Microcomputers and general office equipment
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Student Information Systems



Durango School District 9-R is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Laura Galido, Compliance Officer, Durango School District 9-R, 201 E 12th Street, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 247-5411,, or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Spear Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582, (303) 844-5695.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$37,780.00 - $55,038.33 / Per Year
LocationDurango School District 9-R

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/30/2018
End Date06/20/2018

Job Contact

NameMarcy LawrenceTitleDirector of Exceptional Student Services