Sign Language Interpreter

$37.44 hourly
  • Toronto District School Board
  • All TDSB Regions
  • May 02, 2024
Occasional/Supply/TOC Student Services

Job Description

These positions are casual/on-call for short term assignments.

You must be available at least 3 days per week.

Assignments are in schools located across the TDSB.


The Sign Language Interpreter is responsible for facilitating communication between Deaf or hard of hearing and hearing people.  Working in partnership with teachers of Deaf and hearing in all subject areas for the purpose of providing equal accessibility to information using ASL (American Sign Language).


Rate of pay:

  • $37.44 per hour
  • Effective September 1, 2023
  • 3.8% statutory holiday pay and 4% vacation pay are added to these rates

 Schedule: up to 6 hours per day between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (based on operational requirements)



  • Three year Community College Diploma (English ASL Diploma) plus two years’ experience working with Deaf persons of all ages in an educational setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Fluent use of ASL or English Based Signing (e.g. PSE) with students with a wide range of academic abilities
  • Use of appropriate vocabulary in both ASL and English
  • Vocalize accurately using appropriate English speech and intention of message as conveyed in the sign message and fingerspell with clarity
  • High level of facilitating between hearing and deaf persons
  • Strong knowledge of Deaf/hard of hearing culture


Working at the Toronto District School Board

Our staff members are the backbone of our system. Becoming a part of the TDSB team means joining a talented community of educators and support staff dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and helping them to achieve success.

The TDSB is one of the largest and most culturally diverse school boards in Canada, with approximately 246,000 students in 584 schools and approximately 40,000 employees. We offer a dynamic, challenging work environment and unmatched career opportunities for our staff.

Please review the information provided and explore the exciting career possibilities the TDSB has to offer as we continue to establish ourselves as the leading school board of the new millennium.

The Toronto District School Board is deeply committed to promoting Truth, Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous peoples, Human Rights, Equity and Anti-Racism, and the elimination of Oppressive Practices, in our schools, our workplace and in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals including those with varied lived experiences that can contribute to the diversification of the workforce at TDSB.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

The TDSB follows a hybrid work structure where some employees may be able to work remotely at times, based on strategic and operational requirements.  Please refer to Policy P103, Flexible Working Arrangements for more information.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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