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Title
Itinerant Sign Language Interpreter

Description
JOB SUMMARY: 
Educational Sign Language Interpreter I/II  
to include America Sign Language: The  
person employed for this position will  
provide communication access across all  
educational environments, as needed  
during tutoring sessions, to student who is  
deaf or hard of hearing and will hold the  
Initial/Permanent Paraprofessional  
Certificate and meet all criteria as a  
certified Sign Language Interpreter.  
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Educational Sign Language Interpreter I/II: 
• Render communication faithfully,  
always convey the content and spirit of  
the speaker, use language most readily  
understood by the student served. 
• Function as an extension of  
classroom teacher in student’s  
educational program. 
• May be required to interpret directly  
from taught materials or be asked to do  
re-teaching as an instructional aide in  
one on one setting that is teacher  
directed. 
• Shall maintain information about the  
student(s) in a confidential manner. 
• May be required to accompany  
children to therapy sessions, playground,  
bus duty and other activities. 
• May be required to do daily hearing  
aid checks and additional special record  
keeping. 
• May be required to work one on one  
with students and implement teacher  
plans with regards to instruction,  
toileting skills, and feeding activities. 
• Required to give attention to the  
safety of the children and perform any  
other duties assigned by supervision. 
 
The Interpreter will: 
• Assists the teacher as needed with  
planning, preparation, and distribution of  
classroom materials. 
• Conduct learning activities with  
students according to established  
procedures. 
• Maintains regular attendance and  
complies with the Employee Code of  
Conduct. 
• Maintains an environment that is safe  
for students and conducive to learning. 
• Assist in implementing lessons based  
on district and school objectives and to  
address students’ learning needs. 
• Attend in-services and workshops as  
directed. 
• Maintain confidentiality and adhere to  
FERPA Regulations. 
• Assist the teacher in supervision of  
children in the classroom and in various  
locations in the school including, but not  
limited to, instructional areas, cafeteria,  
playground and bus. 
• Assist with bus duty, hall monitoring,  
lunchroom duty, playground duty and  
other duties assigned by the building  
supervisor or principal. 
• Ability to effectively present  
information and respond to questions from  
administrators, students, staff and the  
general public consistent with the duties  
of this position. 
• Ability to interface effectively with  
other departments, school personnel,  
maintenance staff and business contacts  
outside of Upshur County Schools. 
• Ability to demonstrate patience while  
working with children. 
• Ability to learn new skills; flexibility  
and willingness to perform a variety of  
tasks. 
• Ability to work well with others, follow  
written and oral directions and complete  
assignments given. 
• Ability to establish and maintain  
effective working relationships with  
students, peers, parents and staff  
members. 
• Ability to solve practical problems and  
deal with a variety of concrete variables in  
situations where only limited  
standardization exists consistent with the  
duties of this position. 
• Ability to interpret a variety of  
instructions whether furnished in written,  
oral, diagram, or schedule form consistent  
with the duties of this position. 
• Ability to accurately perform assigned  
tasks. 
• Ability to perform duties in a full  
compliance with county requirements and  
Board Policies. 
• Ability to promote harmonious  
working relationships with staff and  
outside business representatives. 
• Oral and written communication skills  
consistent with the duties of this position. 
• Interpersonal relationship skills  
consistent with the duties of this position. 
• Other duties and responsibilities  
assigned by the principal and/or  
immediate supervisor. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Pursuant to  
WV Code §18A-2-5; Criminal background  
check conducted pursuant to WV Code  
§18-5-15c; Meet the definition of  
“Qualifications” in WV Code §18A-4-8b;  
demonstrated competency, pursuant to  
WV Code §18A-4-8e (state-approved  
competency test) as required. 
To perform this job successfully, an  
individual must be able to perform each  
essential duty satisfactorily. The  
requirements listed below are  
representative of the knowledge, skill,  
and/or ability required.  
Must have completed the EIPA  
requirements and endorsement as  
Educational Sign Language Interpreter I or  
Educational Sign Language Interpreter II. 
1. Must have documented experience  
working effectively in concert with a  
variety of professionals in an educational  
setting. 
2. Must have history of satisfactory  
employment as related to attendance,  
punctuality, and ability to work with  
others. 
3. Must be a self-directed individual. 
4. Combine signs, finger spelling, and  
gestures to convey language. Signing  
exact English is the method required,  
using English syntax and structure. 
5. When signing is used, interpreter will  
use Total Communication, including both  
sign and mouth movements. 
6. Will present spoken material to aid oral  
students through clear, audible  
representation, which is easy to lip read. 
7. Shall be skilled in one to one and group  
conversational skills. 
8. Have training and experience in working  
with developmentally delayed children. 

Job Location or School Name
Upshur County Schools

City
Buckhannon

County
Upshur

Qualifications
Persons must be certified in  
the  
respective subject area.

Salary
Commensurate with degree and experience

Closing Date
2021-07-30

Comments
Posting #S220704 
 
A complete posting can be  
found at all Upshur County  
Schools locations. 
 
Applicants for professional  
positions shall submit: 
Professional Bid Sheet(see  
website), 
letter of application, copy  
of certification,  
transcripts

Apply to
Dr. Debra Harrison 
Upshur County Schools 
Assistant Superintendent 
102 Smithfield Street 
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Job URL
http://www.upshurschools.com

County Contact Email
brandon.williams@k12.wv.us

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