Job Description


EAC (Education and Administration Center)

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The Sign Language Interpreter performs highly skilled professional interpreter/tutor duties that provide students who have an educationally significant hearing loss with an established system of sign communication and equal opportunities to access the regular curriculum.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards

  • Analyzes student communication needs and adapts signing level for student

  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required

  • Clearly conveys educational concepts and facilitates student understanding of the educational material

  • Communicates with parents on a regular basis regarding student needs and progress

  • Coordinates instruction by maintaining regular communication with classroom teachers to identify concepts, specific vocabulary, and necessary materials for tutoring

  • Determines and interprets in the most appropriate linguistic mode all classroom activities (teacher language, peer discussions, student contributions, films, assemblies, etc.) for assigned  deaf/hard of hearing student

  • Educates others regarding the implications of hearing loss

  • Educates the student and other professionals in understanding the role of the interpreter

  • Encourages direct communication across various interactions

  • Evaluates and ensures that the physical setting of the room will maximize instruction effectively for the hearing impaired

  • Independently facilitates all communication in the classroom for deaf/hard of hearing student

  • Interprets all oral communication accurately so that the intent and spirit of the message is conveyed

  • Makes recommendations in the IEP. team meeting for students receiving services

  • Promotes student independence

  • Promotes student’s participation in classroom discussions and activities

  • Routinely assesses student progress, changes, problems and equipment needs, and informs appropriate service provider or coordinator

  • Serves as a consultant regarding strategies to:

  • Understands, prepares, and communicates instruction for content and message delivery

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and to learn functionality of new equipment and systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Ability to create training materials, related documentation, and to train others

  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems, including databases and spreadsheets

  • Ability to establish and maintain accurate record keeping, document management, and filing systems

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, performing a wide range of supportive tasks

  • Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities

  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision

  • Ability to work well others and share knowledge in a team environment

  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility

  • Computer proficiency including office productivity applications

  • Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, and overall district functions

  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team setting

  • Demonstrated fluency in Standard English

  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum content at the elementary and secondary level

  • Demonstrated understanding of: Child development curriculum; language development - deafness; the educational process for deaf children; teaching and tutoring methods for working individually and as part of a team in teaching or tutoring deaf children in a classroom setting

  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness

  • Detail-oriented

  • Dress in a manner that will assist the student in reading signs

  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible

  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills

  • Expressive and receptive interpreting/transliterating skills in appropriate sign language system (American Sign Language, SEE, etc.)

  • General knowledge of language acquisition and development in deaf/hearing impaired students

  • Interact efficiently with other departments and locations to resolve issues and document solutions

  • Knowledge and adherence to Code of Ethics of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

  • Knowledge of and follow school policies and procedures and defer discipline to the appropriate authority, except in situations where student safety is jeopardized

  • Knowledge of deaf culture

  • Maintain an impartial attitude during interpreting and avoid interjection of personal views or advice

  • Maintain confidentiality of information regarding the student(s) within the educational team working directly with the student(s)

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The incumbent operates primarily independently and frequently with others in a professional school environment indoors regularly and outdoors occasionally.

Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties

  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices

  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

  • Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects.

Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or two or more years (48 semester hours or more of college with no degree)

  • Authorization: Educational Interpreter - Colorado Department of Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.)

Compensation Range:


(Based on job relevant experience at 100% FTE)

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Hours per Day:

8.0 hour(s) per day

Number of Days per Year:

183 days M-F

Benefits Eligibility:

Full-time - Regular

For more information on our benefits, please visit Employee Benefits | Academy District 20 (

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

How to Apply:

New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:

  • A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for this position, and your background and experience relating to this position

  • A current resume

  • Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts (in color, readable, and reflecting official status where applicable)

  • Three current letters of recommendation (optional)

  • License (if applicable)

Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.

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