Henderson County Public Schools

Sign Language Interpreter I (24-25SY) (300339)

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TitleSign Language Interpreter I (24-25SY)
Posting ID300339

LOCATION/DEPT: Assigned School/Curriculum and Instruction
REPORTS TO: Principal, Director of Federal Programs

FLSA Status: Non Exempt


Start Date: 08/02/2024; Permanent Full Time with Full Benefits

10 month, 8 hour per day position


NOTE: First Pay Day is 9/30/2024


An employee in this class is responsible for transliterating/interpreting in the classroom or at school-related activities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Daily directions are provided by the general education teacher and/or the teacher of the deaf. The employee consults with the teachers when problems arise. Errors can seriously inhibit the progress of student learning. Limited supervision is provided.



  • Facilitates communication between the student and his peers and the student and adults in the school environment.
  • Studies the content of the lessons prior to class to ensure accurate representation of the lesson.
  • Tutors students who are deaf or hard of hearing under the direction of the teacher.
  • Provides feedback to teachers upon request.
  • Serves as a liaison to promote positive and cooperative relationships within the school environment.
  • May teach beginning sign language to students or staff.
  • Competence in the communication modality used by the student who is deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Competence in English grammar, including syntax, spelling and punctuation.
  • Working knowledge of typical language development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in relating to students and adults.
  • Working knowledge of subjects being interpreted.
  • Understanding of deafness and its impact on language development.
  • Skill in expressive transliterating/interpreting at a rate commensurate with conversational speech and class lectures.
  • Adequate reverse interpreting/transliterating skills while maintaining the integrity of the message.
  • Ability to work as part of an Individualized Education Program team.


A minimum of Level 3 on the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment or a passing score on a state level interpreting evaluation and a Minimum of 48 hours of college level coursework. No prior experience is required. Persons serving as an Educational Interpreter I must annually complete 15 hours of training related to interpreting that has been approved by the local education agency


This specification has been designed to represent the general nature and level of work found in positions in this class. As such, it is not intended to contain all of the duties and qualifications required of an employee in a single position (job). Consequently, it is not to be perceived as a position (job) description or as identification of essential functions as required by ADA.


Salary step will begin at Step 0, pending review of verification forms (Form NE/Job Descriptions) to determine years of experience. 

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$2,854.59 / Per Month
LocationTo Be Determined Based on Need

Applications Accepted

Start Date04/11/2024
End Date07/31/2024

Job Contact

NameJennifer SheltonTitleEC Director