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.


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.







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, lgalido@durango.k12.co.us, or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Spear Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582, (303) 844-5695.