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Position: Community Interpreter (flexible schedule)

VCI wants YOU on our Team!  What does that mean?  We want to add to our team of community interpreters.  Our community interpreters are not staff interpreters.  Instead community interpreters cover work in the field only (no office time).  Community interpreters are the fantastic professionals you see working conference and platform events, weddings, funerals, and family reunion type events, mental health counseling and appointments, employment settings with deaf professionals, legal settings (meetings, investigations, court), medical/dental/vision appointments, post-secondary classes (ongoing and sub), K-12 sub work, church, and the list goes on and on.

Maybe you want to be surrounded by others who do all things with excellence,  integrity, and respect?

How about working alongside some of the friendliest interpreters in town. You’ve seen them out there and likely work with them in other capacities.  (See who you will work alongside) Can you see your face on this page alongside our amazing team?

Now is the time for you to be a part of the Dependable, Confidential, Professional VCI Interpreting Team.

Community Interpreter:  (always seeking new team members)

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WHAT VCI PROVIDES TO OUR TEAM
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Many assignments are 2 hour minimum
  • Differential pay for ER/drop and run, inpatient, holiday work
  • Direct Deposit on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • All Taxes taken out | W-2 (not a 1099)
  • 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 the first year)
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
VCI COMMUNITY INTERPRETER MYTH BUSTERS:
  • Can work with any other entity that hires sign language interpreters except our direct competitor/ASL sign language agency in town
  • Must dress professionally for all interactions (dark colors for light skinned interpreters | pastels for dark skinned interpreters)
  • Accept the status of employee (we take out your taxes and give you a W-2)
  • Accept or decline jobs as desired
  • Flexible schedule
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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