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2022-56 Educational Interpreter (Term)

Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada .
contract . July 21, 2022


Competition #: 2022-56
Position: Term, Full-Time, One (1) Position Available
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada (this position requires in-person services, not virtual)
City: Middleton
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Anticipated Start Date: Late August, 2022 until June 30, 2023
Compensation is in accordance with the APSEA/NSGEU Collective Agreement.

Who We Are 
Atlantic Provinces Special Educational Authority (APSEA) is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 
APSEA provides educational services, programs, and opportunities for children and youth who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired who reside in Atlantic Canada. Our employees support learners to reach their highest potential for an independent, self-sufficient, and fulfilling life. 
What We Offer  
APSEA offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive, and inclusive.  
In joining APSEA's team, you would receive: 
  • Access to a Pension Plan  
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental benefits
  • Professional learning opportunities 
Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor of Educational Interpreting Services, the Educational Interpreter (EI) provides interpreting support to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing in the classroom. They also provide interpreting services for the classroom teacher, Itinerant Teachers, and school support staff.  
This individual is responsible for providing a culturally and linguistically equivalent message in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English for all classroom participants. They support the Deaf student while they navigate a hearing learning environment by acting as a cultural mediator while acknowledging the differences between the unique cultures of home and classroom.    
The EI is a member of the educational team and works collaboratively with the classroom teacher, their Supervisor, itinerant teachers, ASL Specialists, and Deaf Mentors.    

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among APSEA’s guiding principles. Moreover, diversity within APSEA is a strength that must be cultivated. It is the responsibility of every APSEA employee to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Graduate of an Interpreter Training Program at a college or post-secondary level is required. 
  • A post-secondary degree in any field is preferred - university or college studies in Deaf education, child development or special education would be an asset.
  • Professional certification from: CASLI, The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Canadian Government’s Translation Bureau and/or other interpreter screenings are desirable. 
  • Ability to obtain a minimum of 3.5 on the first and fourth categories of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).
  • Knowledge of child and language development.
  • Knowledgeable of the basic principles of educational practices, the function of support services, and the role of interpreters as part of an educational team. 
  • Fluency in English (written, spoken & sign), and ASL (American Sign Language).
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills in working with students and colleagues; experience in working or interacting with Deaf and/or hard of hearing persons. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team. 

 Work Experience      
  • Minimum of three (3) years of interpreting in the community, post-secondary, or video relay services environment(s).  
  • Experience working with children and youth. 
  • Experience with cross-cultural communication.  
  • Minimum of two (2) year’s experience as an interpreter in an educational setting is an asset. 
  • Early Childhood Education is an asset.
  • Comfortable working in a virtual learning environment.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.
APSEA is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, APSEA will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Julia Pascucci, HR Generalist, julia_pascucci@apsea.ca


$28.00 - $33.00

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