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ASL Translation Lead

Flexible, Atlantic Canada, Canada .
full-time . October 17, 2022


COMPETITION #: 2022-61

INITIAL POSTING DATE: October 21, 2022
LOCATION:                 Flexible within Atlantic Canada
POSITION:                   Permanent, start date flexible
SALARY:                      In accordance with the APSEA/NSGEU Agreement
APPLICATION BY: Open Until Filled

About Us

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  
  • Access to Comprehensive Health and Dental benefits  
  • Professional learning opportunities

Position Overview:   

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the American Sign Language (ASL) Translation Lead is responsible for translating English documents and videos into ASL as well as coordinating American Sign Language (ASL) instruction for APSEA. This role will:

  • Translate English documents, communications, and videos into ASL.
  • Provide translation of ASL videos into written English, to share with staff and the public as required.
  • Work collaboratively with IT Services and other APSEA employees to research and promote innovative approaches to translation services.
  • Coordinate and schedule ASL learning opportunities for APSEA employees.
  • Provide ASL instruction for APSEA employees.

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.  

Qualifications and Experience You Bring:   
  • Lived experience/first voice perspective as a signing Deaf person is required.
  • Native fluency in ASL.
  • Deaf Interpreter (DI) or Eligible DI member of Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) OR Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) or Eligible CDI with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
  • Certified ASL Instructor.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience as an ASL Instructor.
  • Minimum of three (3) years work experience as a Deaf Interpreter, or equivalent.
  • Comfortable working in a virtual work environment.
  • Comfortable using technology to support the development of ASL translation videos.
  • Knowledge of regional sign language variations.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy, paying close attention to detail.  
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and work collaboratively within a team. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Graduate of a Sign Language interpreter training program is considered an asset. 
  • University Degree is considered an asset.
  • Occasional travel may be required: access to a reliable mode of transportation is required.

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, Human Resources Generalist.


$59,288.07 - $72,013.76

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