North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Interpreter for the Director
at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Description of Work
- This is a repost; previous applicants do not need to reapply and are still being considered for this position.
This Interpreter for the Director position provides direct interpretation/transliteration services to the Division director and central/administrative office staff. This position is responsible for evaluating and assessing communication access needs to coordinate and schedule all interpreting services for the DSDHH central/administrative office as well as train and consult Interpreting Services Specialist to be able to perform the same tasks for their respective DSDHH regional centers. Responsibilities for this job include the following:
- Work requires independent contact with management staff, representatives of other Divisions, State and Federal agencies, advocacy groups, clients and service providers, elected/appointed representatives, the media and the public
- Based on guidance and instruction from the Communication Access Manager, this position assists with developing and maintaining services related to communication access which may include, but is not limited to, providing mentoring, developing interpreter skill development opportunities, developing resources
- Providing consultation to interpreters seeking licensure as well as consultation to the Department of Health and Human Services and other entities regarding
- Communication Access, use of interpreters and Deaf Culture issues.
Recruitment Range: $42,179 - $58,683
The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) assures equal access to North Carolina citizens who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.
To see the impact of DSDHH's involvement in the community, please click on the link below https://vimeo.com/266187604
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- To receive credit for all your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:Professional Credentials / Certifications required:
- Advanced interpreting skills both sign to voice and voice to sign; ability to interpret and transliterate in a variety of settings with various registers including formal and intimate; ability to interpret and transliterate for a variety of consumers. Ability to accurately represent the message of speaker(s).
- Ability to assess consumers' communication needs in order to provide appropriate communication needs Knowledge of communication access accommodations.
- Ability to work ethically and professionally in a wide range of settings with a diverse group of consumers. Knowledge of interpreter code of professional conduct and ability to make ethical and professional decisions.
- Professional knowledge: Deafness, Deaf Culture, American Sign Language, Interpreting practices and processing models (long term memory, short term memory, visualization, monitoring, language fluency, evaluation, assessment, etc.), mentoring techniques and applicable Federal and state laws.
- Ability to work as a member of a team and ability to build rapport and trust with consumers.
- Ability to communicate clearly in writing, orally and in sign language. Ability to speak publicly.
- Ability to monitor, assess, evaluate interpreting skills of self and others.
- Ability to train others. Ability to research and develop training.
Eligible for NC Interpreter & Transliterator License (For requirements see https://www.ncdhhs.gov/document/dsdhh-brochures-and-fact-sheets)
- Possess national interpreting credential(s) from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or National Association of the Deaf.
- Currently holds or is eligible to obtain a FULL NC License issued by the NC Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board
- Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in an interpreter training program from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of professional interpreting experience in a community, business, or government program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Qualification:
If applicable as defined by GS 90D, meets the requirements for licensure as determined by the North Carolina Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board.
- Supplemental and Contact Information
In collaboration with our partners, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides essential services to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-855-3517.