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Spanish Interpreter/Translator Documents

Classification: Non-Exempt/Full-time or Part-time Opportunities

Salary: $24.43 – $29.55

Department: Administration

Reports to: Office Manager

Date:

QUALIFICATIONS

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to read and write fluently in Spanish and be able to interpret and translate English language to Spanish for medical terminology and other material on technical documents in specified language, following established rules pertaining to factors such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  • Receives briefing or prepares through reading and study on subject to be discussed prior to interpreting session.
  • Comfortable in interpreting Spanish specifically for families and children within the arena of special education
  • Flexibility in your work availability

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree preferred or certification equivalent or at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

An aptitude to speak and translate Spanish fluently. Ability to translate and convert documentation from English to Spanish and vice versa. A bilingual certification in Washington State for interpreting medical information is required. Must be willing to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption.

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, translates documents with medical terminology and other material from one language to another; and/or translates spoken passages from one language to another during seminars, symposia, teleconferences, and/or meetings. Expresses either approximate or exact translation, depending upon the nature of the occasion. May specialize in a specific subject area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Reads and rewrites technical documents in specified language for medical terminology and other material, following established rules pertaining to factors such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  • Maintain confidentiality within SPARC, its staff, families and community.
  • Have reliable transportation and willing to travel.
  • Be flexible in the location of interpreting which might be at homes, daycares or at the SPARC office.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and able to interact with other staff, families and communities.
  • Interpret for Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Provide Spanish interpretation for cognitive preschool, speech language and occupational therapy, and birth to three evaluations for families as needed.
  • Listens to complete statements in one language, translates to second, and translates responses from second into first language; expresses either approximate or exact translation, depending on nature of occasion.
  • In simultaneous interpreting, renders oral translation of material at time it is being spoken.
  • Receives briefing or prepares through reading and study on subject to be discussed prior to interpreting session.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and internal database entry

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Limited exposure to physical risk, i.e. sitting on floor, stooping, kneeling, and/or bending over/down

JOB TITLE: Spanish Translator/Interpreter

  • Support staff, therapist and families in duties above upon request
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