Interpreter I

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

The Interpreter provides in-person and/or remote interpretation to facilitate, with accuracy, impartiality, and confidentiality, the language needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and their service providers. Activities include providing professional interpretation services, use of software to track assignments, and occasional trainings and assessments. Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Provide accurate, impartial, and confidential interpretation to LEP individuals and service providers in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies.

- Services may be rendered in-person, via telephone, videoconference, or other virtual means. - Track assignments and work hours within designated software.

- Participate in trainings and assessments. - May support special projects and initiatives. - Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Certifications:

- High school diploma strongly preferred. - Interpretation certification preferred.

Work Experience:

- Relevant professional interpretation experience preferred. - Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

- Cultural sensitivity; ability to build trust with clients, colleagues, and partners. - Proficient in English, both spoken and written. - Spoken proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is required; including but not limited to Spanish, French, Arabic, Burmese (Chin, Matu, Rohingya, Karen, Karenni, Tedim), Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Swahili, Amharic, Tigrinya, Nepali, Russian, Kunama, Afar, Sango, Dinka, Lingala, Oromo, Kurdish, Vietnamese, Korean, Urdu, and Hindi.

- Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.

- Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office).

- Reliable transportation to appointment locations.

Added 1 year ago - Updated 11 months ago - Source: rescue.org