Position: Community Interpreter

Welcome to the agency with the Friendliest Interpreters in Town”!

Visual Communication Interpreting, Inc. (VCI) is a DBE certified: woman owned small business founded on Christian principles. We are looking for highly skilled, nationally certified interpreters for community work in the following areas of East Tennessee (Athens, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Greeneville, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Maryville, Morristown, Oak Ridge and all points in between).

Apply: VCI Community Interpreter Application

Community Interpreter:  (always seeking new team members)

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WHAT VCI PROVIDES TO OUR TEAM
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Differential pay for ER, inpatient, holiday work
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • TNRID membership paid for
  • Referral bonuses
  • Workers Compensation insurance
  • Unemployment insurance
  • HIPAA training/certificate (.5 CEU’s annually)
  • Scheduling software access for ease in submitting time card
  • VCI Gear
    • ID badge
    • Polo
    • Jacket (after 1 year with VCI)
WHAT WE ASK FROM YOU:
JOB QUALIFICATIONS
  • RID/NAD Certified (preferred) or EIPA 4.0+ Certified (acceptable) or passed the RID Written Exam with test intentions in 2018
    • EIPA (3.9 or below is considered “pre-certified/intern” until obtaining RID: NIC certification)
  • Associates Degree or BA/BS (preferred) from a four-year college/university
  • Formal training in sign language interpretation (preferred)
  • Minimum 1 years experience as a sign language interpreter (preferred)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (min. $2,000,000.00 per/occurence)
  • Fluency in American Sign Language, spoken and written English
  • Respect, integrity, and professionalism
  • Commitment to confidentiality
  • A positive attitude, a smile, and professional attire
  • Strong ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills with focus on communication and problem resolution
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn our scheduling software (Gridcheck)
  • Strong work ethic, reliable, able to work independently, flexible and self-motivated with positive attitude
  • Willingness to be on-call for emergency requests overnight
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Works on-site or through video remote providing accurate sign language interpretation and voice interpretation
  • Maintains and adheres to a flexible personal schedule
  • Sends and receives text messages to and from office staff during VCI assignments
  • Prepares for assignments in advance by reading job confirmation and preparation materials
  • Adheres to VCI policies and procedures
  • Submits accurate time sheets according to the pay period schedule set forth by VCI
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Able to sit/stand for long periods of time
  • Able to move head, neck, arms, hands, and torso
  • Able to walk, kneel, stoop and crouch
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 10lbs
  • Able to interpret continuously without a break for a period of up to two hours
  • Able to hear spoken language at a normal conversational sound level
  • Able to speak loudly enough for a small group of people to hear
  • Visual abilities to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts
  • May be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or open flames
  • May be exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions
  • May be exposed to high, precarious places
  • May be exposed to a risk of radiation
  • May be exposed to intense cold or heat
  • Moderate noise level with occasional exposure to high noise level
*no guaranteed hours but we will work you as much as you want to work
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