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Amergis Sign Language Interpreters -up to $1,500.00/week - Killeen, Texas in Killeen, Texas

The Educational Sign Language Interpreter supports staff, students, and families by providing interpretation and translation services for deaf and hearing-impaired students. The interpreter also effectively facilitates communication between students who use sign language due to hearing loss, and students/teachers who do not.

The Amergis Travel Division is currently seeking highly skilled Sign Language Interpreters/Communication Facilitators for assignments in Killeen, Texas.

Position Details:

  • Contract Length: ’23-’24 school year

  • Hours: 37.5 hours/week

  • Shift: 7:15a-3:15p

  • Start Date: 8/13/2024

Position Details:

  • Ages 5-17

  • 1:1 Interpreting

  • May have to float to other campuses to cover additional students in the event your student does not show for that day)

  • Communication Facilitators will not interpret classroom lessons but instead will interpret for communication from the student.

    Local Rate:

Licensed Sign Language Interpreters: $40.00/hour

Unlicensed Communication Facilitators: $32.00/hour

Amergis Travel Advantages

  • Local office footprint in most major cities across the country.

  • Premium pay rates with tax advantage compensation

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance available on 1st of month

  • Weekly pay through direct deposit

  • Expense reimbursement for travel and state licensure available

  • Accessible via office phone, email, or text

    Needed for submittal:

    Updated Resume

    Interview Availability

    * For more information call or email me at either below. *

Erica Parsons

813-261-7118

erferguso@amergis.com

National Recruitment Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Interprets oral communication into sign language and signed communication into spoken English

  • Adheres to the rules of confidentiality required of all school personnel

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with teachers and other school personnel

  • Works closely with students, guiding them in their own language to help understand classroom and homework instructions and facilitate independence

  • Contacts families to keep them informed of school events and communicate their child’s progress in school

  • Attends other mandatory training, orientations and meetings at the request of the district

  • Ensures policies and procedures are compliant with Section 504 and ADA

  • Maintains best practices, emerging trends and legislation relating to sign language/interpreting functional areas

  • At request of school district participates in student care conference / Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Adheres to district and Amergis policy and procedure

Minimum Requirements:

  • State Board of Education Initial Sign Language Interpreter Certificate (as applicable)

  • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) certificate (as applicable per state regulation or client requirement)

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification (as applicable per state regulation or client requirement)

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency program when applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

    Benefits

At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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