Competition #: 2021-29
Position: Term, Full-Time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Anticipated Start Date: August 31, 2021 until June 30, 2023
APSEA is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. APSEA provides educational services, programs and opportunities for children and youth who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired who reside in Atlantic Canada.
Reporting to the Supervisor of Educational Interpreting Services, the Educational Deaf Interpreter is responsible for American Sign Language (ASL) linguistic modelling and support to Deaf signing students, along with facilitating the learning of Deaf culture in various educational settings, and the understanding of how to navigate an environment where both ASL and English are the predominate languages.
Working with the classroom teacher, Supervisor of Educational Interpreting Services, itinerant teacher and ASL Specialist, the Educational Deaf Interpreter provides the Deaf student with ASL instruction in the classroom and social settings, as well as supporting the student in their learning of the differences between the unique cultures of home and classroom. In conjunction with the educational team, the Educational Deaf Interpreter works to support the student with the transition from Educational Deaf Interpreter to Educational Interpreter. The Educational Deaf Interpreter brings their lived cultural identity and linguistic knowledge to the classroom; it is a transitional role that builds the necessary linguistic and cultural foundation within the Deaf student. The student needs these skills to successfully work with an Educational Interpreter.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among APSEA’s guiding principles. Moreover, diversity within APSEA is a strength that must be cultivated. It is the responsibility of every APSEA employee to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.
Education & Qualifications
- Lived experience/first voice perspective.
- Native Fluency in ASL
- ASLPI Rating from Sign Language Institute of Canada (SLIC).
- Functional literacy in English
- Deaf Interpreter Training
- Follows the standards/criteria laid out by the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI)
- ASL Instruction Training is an asset.
- Deaf Adult Literacy Training is an asset.
- Experience working with children and youth
- Early Childhood Education is asset
- ASL/English Literacy experience is an asset
- Comfortable working in a virtual learning environment.
- ASL Instructor experience is an asset
- Deaf Interpreter Experience is an asset
- Linguistic/translation work
- Community support/advocacy work
- Residence counselling, summer camp counselling (paid and volunteer work is recognized)
Offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.
APSEA is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, APSEA will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Renée Pothier, Coordinator of Human Resources.
$28.00 - $33.00