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Employment Opportunity

Registered Sign Language Interpreter (On Call) - REPOSTED

Competition Number: 13-4088
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: As soon as possible up to July 25, 2014
Workload: As and when required
May be filled by more than one applicant
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00393
Location: all campuses
  Disability Services is a busy, growing department that each year provides academic accommodations and other services to over 600 students with a wide range of disabilities. The department currently invigilates over 1000 accommodated exams per year. Flexibility and creativity are key to ensuring student needs are appropriately met.
Duties: Provide interpreting services during classroom lectures and other related events and activities as directed by the Director of Student Services. Specific duties:
  • Interpret the number of required contact hours.

  • Prepare for class by previewing course outlines, notes and textbooks and occasionally by meeting with course instructors.

  • Work as an effective member of an interpreting team.

  • Develop rapport with students and instructors and facilitate resolution of support service needs and concerns as they arise.
  • In collaboration with student, instructor and Communiction Coordinator, assess the language needs of the student and determine the optimal linguistic equivalency.

  • Be proactive in providing information to faculty and staff concerning interpretation.

  • Utilize student, instructor feedback and feedback from the coordinator to assess effectiveness of service.

Assignments may include work at the Nanaimo, Cowichan, Powell River, and/or Parksville Campuses.
  Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities, including, student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Graduation from a recognized Interpreter Training Program and membership in WAVLI. As the assignment requires language of a technical or unique nature, the Interpreter must demonstrate skill in a wide spectrum of vocabulary to match student needs.
Preferred Qualifications: Post-Secondary Interpreting Screening
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 06, 2013 - November 13, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.