Sign Language Interpreter

Recruiter / Employer: Mount Kenya University(MKU)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Duties and responsibilities

  • Providing a full range of interpreting/transliterating services for deaf/hard of hearing (HoH) students/employees
  • Utilize skill in a variety of signed languages (Contact Sign, and Conceptually Accurate Signed English, CASE) to facilitate communication
  • Interpret any conversation, meeting, and training session, and interview or other requested event, including providing oral interpreting to students /employees who do not use sign language
  • Responsible for interpreting in a variety of communication modes during agency-wide work related events such as lectures, conferences, and appraisals, and counseling sessions, etc. for specific training needs and benefits
  • Responsible for coordinating all incoming customer interpreting service requests through emails and phone calls
  • To schedule blocks of time for interpreting services following students’/staff requirements and availability
  • Responsible for communicating schedule conflicts and reschedules short notice priorities as they occur
  • Collaborate with external contractor for interpreter requirements as needed
  • Enlighten supervisors and staff on Deaf Culture and interpreter services
  • Identify process improvement opportunities to improve on services to students/staff
  • Serve as a representative for the contracting office or provide backup interpreting service for external contracts.
  • Requirements

  • Diploma in the following disciplines; Communications, Sociology, Deaf studies, linguistics, or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills;
  • Certification from a recognized interpreter certification body;
  • The role requires at least two (2) years of cumulative Sign Language Interpreting experience.
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