Sign Language Interpreter Jobs

Sign language interpreters (SLI) are an essential part of allowing students equal opportunities to communicate and learn in a school setting. They make a positive impact on the education and social interaction of students across the nation by providing them with the same opportunities as their peers. At Sunbelt, we know the difference you are making in the lives of the students in your care and want to make that same impact on your career! With our advocacy and consistency, we will help you see your career in a whole new light!

What is a Sign Language Interpreter?

Sign Language Interpreters provide communication services between deaf individuals and those who are hearing. This remains the case in a classroom setting however, there are additional requirements to be aware of when working in a school setting. In addition to communicating the content properly, school-based sign language interpreters should focus on portraying the same level of enthusiasm of the teacher, to ensure all students receive the same experience. An interpreter plays an irreplaceable role in schools as they provide a bridge for hearing-impaired students to communicate and learn.

Sign Language Interpreter Duties

Some responsibilities of a sign language interpreter include:

  • Help deaf or hard-of-hearing students interact in a school setting
  • Help students communicate effectively
  • Allow students the opportunity to interact effectively in an educational setting
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to listen and translate accurate information to students
  • Create specialized lesson plans for students when needed
  • Effectively translate teacher-instructed lessons

To become a sign language interpreter it's required to have a bachelor’s degree but in some cases, an associate’s program is accepted. A certification in a voluntary professional school sign language field is also required and aids in the search for a new position. In addition to the education that is required, a sign language interpreter needs to be well versed in American Sign Language (ASL) to effectively do the job.

Sign Language Interpreter Job Outlook & Salary

Sign language interpreter job opportunities are anticipated to increase at a substantial rate. This is due largely in part to the digital opportunities presented by video services as well as the overall necessity for this role, especially in school settings.

School Sign Language Interpreter Jobs Available Now

As a sign language interpreter, you help students thrive in school. At Sunbelt, we do the same for you and your career. We take the time to get to know you and your personal and professional ambitions as a school sign language interpreter job. Whether you are interested in contract school assignments and the rewards that match them, substitute assignments and their flexibility, or direct hire positions and the stability they provide, Sunbelt can make your dream sign language interpreter job a reality.

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