Current Job Openings – (On-Site Interpretation Only – NO VRI)

Do YOU want to be a part of ensuring Interpreting Integrity in Tennessee?

Then we want YOU as part of the “Friendliest Interpreters in Town” team!

Visual Communication Interpreting, Inc. (VCI) is a woman owned small business based on Christian principles. We  are seeking to add to our interpreting team individuals who are nationally certified interpreters.  VCI prefers RID certified or NAD V/IV or EIPA 4.0 certified American Sign Language interpreters for all 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).

If you are currently in an Interpreter Training Program (ITP) and are interested in working for VCI post-graduation or if you would like to become a VCI intern, we are willing to work with a maximum of two non-certified interpreters at a time with the expectation that the non-certified interpreter will become RID certified within the first year working for VCI.  Please check out our Pathway to Certification Internship page.

Team Interpreter* open positions: 
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  • Competitive hourly pay for work during business hours
  • Differential pay for ER, inpatient, holiday work
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • KTRID/TNRID membership dues reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses
  • Workers Compensation insurance
  • Unemployment insurance
  • HIPAA training and proof of completion card
  • Scheduling software access for ease in submitting time card
  • VCI Gear
    • ID badge
    • Polo
    • Fleece jacket
  • 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
  • OPTIONAL:  Certified as a Typewell Transcriber or willing to learn and become certified (paid for by VCI)
  • Works on-site or through video remote providing accurate sign language interpretation and voice interpretation
  • Works in VCI office doing research and writing blogs/filming vlogs when not in the field
  • Dedicates a set amount of time to work for VCI (in the field or in the office) each week
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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