Sign Language Interpreter

  • Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Apr 23, 2024
Support Position Teacher

Job Description

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

CUPE LOCAL 1328 SCHOOL BASED EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT STAFF

Salary Range: $2,400.30 – $2,905.00 Biweekly ($51,606.45 - $62,457.50)

Work Location: St Bruno/St Raymond Catholic School: 402 Melita Crescent, Toronto

This position offers a competitive benefit package and immediate enrolment in the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement Pension Plan (OMERS)

Our Vision:

At the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), we grow in knowledge, with justice and hope. The TCDSB is an inclusive Catholic learning community that nurtures faith development and academic excellence through the love of God, neighbour, and self. We fully engage students in learning that supports their academic, spiritual, socio-emotional, and physical growth and development. At Toronto Catholic, we have a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community. Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, Our Catholic Values and the Board’s Pastoral Plans are foundational to our exemplary approach to teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

The TCDSB is proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly funded Catholic education in the province of Ontario. We serve approximately 84,000 students in nearly 200 Catholic schools in the City of Toronto and represent close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters.

With a staff of 14,000, the Toronto Catholic is a dynamic school board and is seeking a Sign Language Interpreter.

PLEASE NOTE: THE WORK SCHEDULE IS 10 MONTHS

HOURS OF WORK: SEVEN (7) HOURS PER DAY

CRITERIA FOR INTERVIEW:

  • 3-year College Diploma in American Sign Language – English Interpreter Program or equivalent
  • Minimum one (1) year of related experience
  • Fluent in ASL, English and manually-coded English
  • General knowledge of Secondary School curricula

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary function of this job is to act as the interpreter of communication between the deaf and hard of hearing students and the mainstream teachers and students; to provide direct and full access to the regular classroom (especially subject specialization) areas and to have access to all school services and to participate in extra-curricular activities.

  • Acts as interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing students, regular student(s)/teacher(s) in a normal classroom setting
  • Carries the cultural interpretation of ideas and messages across the boundaries of the deaf and hard of hearing community and that of the spoken language community
  • Provides interpreting services for hearing impaired student(s)/regular student(s)/teacher(s) at various school events, assemblies, school masses, school plays, sports teams, student council, retreats, meetings, appointments, interviews, etc.
  • Carries out preparation for participation in classroom, special meetings, events, etc. such as meeting with teacher(s) to know what the goal is/discuss lesson plans, reading/reviewing course materials, attending planning/rehearsal sessions
  • Carries out cross-cultural mediation and bimodal communication
  • Instructs the school staff and students about the role of the interpreter by giving workshops, handouts and conducting role plays
  • Perform other duties as assigned

NOTE: All applicants must be practicing Roman Catholics verified through a pastoral recommendation from a Roman Catholic Parish Priest

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Diversity and Inclusion:

The TCDSB is committed to fostering a diverse workforce. We especially welcome applications from individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, including but not limited to, those who are Indigenous, Black, 2SLGBTQ+, and racialized. You are invited to voluntarily indicate if you identify as such a person. This information will be kept confidential.

Barrier-Free Recruitment and Selection:

The TCDSB is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the TCDSB Fair Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process. https://5il.co/1dkld

Interested applicants are asked to submit a résumé, cover letter and Pastoral Reference Letter from a Roman Catholic Priest.

Applications are to be submitted online through Apply To Education.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.