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Position: Staff Interpreter

Do you love the mountains? Do you love Southern hospitality? Do you love experiencing all four seasons? Then East Tennessee is the place for you.

Visual Communication Interpreting, Inc. (VCI) is seeking a full time staff interpreter to add to our current staff of professional interpreters and our newest interpreter may be YOU!

Here is what you need to know.  VCI is certified woman owned small business founded and operated on Christian principles. We maintain integrity in all we do.  We’ve been in business and interpreting with excellence since 2007.  Our philosophy is very simple.  Every human being deserves respect because each person was created by God.  Every deaf client we work with deserves respect regardless of who the person is.  We do not honor one person’s needs over another person’s needs.  We show respect by providing highly skilled, competent interpreters for all requests.  We show respect by maintaining confidentiality before/during/after all assignments. We show respect by arriving on time to every location we are hired to interpret at and finally we show respect by dressing and interacting professionally with all parties involved.

Does that sound like something you do already?  Then our next staff interpreter may be YOU!

VCI has the friendliest interpreters in town.  As a staff interpreter you will work alongside a team (and we mean this in ever sense of the word) of seasoned professional interpreters who are committed to doing all things with excellence.  (See who you will work alongsideOur next staff interpreter is an individual that is highly skilled, competent in ASL and spoken English, is nationally certified by RID or NAD (preferred but not required) and brings another talent/skill set to the table that is beneficial to help grow the company.  Questions about this position? Please email

Apply by sending a resume and application.

VCI Staff Interpreter Application

Staff Interpreter | Certified Preferred but not required:
  • Guaranteed 30 hours a week (with potential to work more during peak seasons)
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation days
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Shared office space at VCI
  • Workers Compensation insurance
  • Unemployment insurance
  • HIPAA training/certificate (.3 CEU’s annually)
  • Other CEU bearing professional development opportunities
  • Scheduling software portal access
  • TNRID membership paid
  • TNRID conference registration paid
  • VCI Gear
    • ID badge
    • Polo
    • Jacket | Fleece (if available)
  • RID/NAD Certified Preferred but not required (NIC, NIC-Adv., NIC Master, CI/CT 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 and is not eligible for this position)
  • 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 certified sign language interpreter (preferred)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (min. $2,000,000.00 per/occurence)*Certified Only*
  • 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
  • Strong work ethic, reliable, able to work independently, flexible and self-motivated with positive attitude
  • Works on-site or through video remote providing accurate sign language interpretation and voice interpretation
  • Works in VCI office doing other activities to promote and grow the company
  • 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
  • Adhere to the RID Code of Professional Conduct
  • Submits accurate time sheets according to the pay period schedule set forth by VCI
  • Able to drive short and long distances: Service areas include all of of East Tennessee (Athens, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Greeneville, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Maryville, Morristown, Oak Ridge and all points in between).
  • 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