Position: Job Developer/Interpreter
Classification: Non-Exempt Supervisor: Placement Coordinator
Location: West Covina, CA
Employment services offered at GLAD assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals with job information, job training, job placement, and accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals, co-located at 8 Employment Development Department (EDD) Offices. The programs under employment services are: Job Readiness Training, Workplace Accessibility, Job Development, Placement and Follow-up.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Placement Coordinator, the Job Developer/Interpreter will:
Provide assistance with Job Development/Placement efforts;
Work in conjunction with traditional employment resources, develop employment opportunities, identify openings and opportunities for clients in need of employment assistance;
Provide interpreting for job interviews, job counseling to clients and employers, sensitivity awareness and training for existing and potential employers of deaf and hard of hearing clients;
Provide direct communication support to deaf and hard of hearing employment placement coordinator at selected Employment Development Department (EDD) Field Offices;
Provide interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing persons seeking EDD services;
Typing and general office skills required and basic computer skills are helpful;
Perform such tasks and responsibilities as may be delegated.
Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Excellent customer service skills are required. Applicants must possess knowledge of interpreter Code of Ethics, and the role of the interpreter. Knowledge of ASL and a basic knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act are desirable. Basic computer skills are a must. Applicants must possess the ability to relate to and be sensitive to deaf persons with widely varying communication skills and language levels and the ability to work with a diverse, multi-ethnic population. Applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language; a flexible self-starter and a resourceful team player; detail oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and sometimes with competing deadlines; excellent interpersonal skills and at all times be capable of maintaining a cooperative relationship with co-employees, directors, employers, community members, other agencies and the CEO. Punctuality and reliability are required. Involvement with deaf community is desirable. Applicants must be able to handle confidential situations; have the ability to work independently, take initiative and thrive under pressure in a fast paced environment; must have a professional demeanor, including phone manners and must be knowledgeable of office procedures. Assessment Level 3 or better from the American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf (CCASD) or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) equivalent is required.
You may download and print Employment application from GLAD’s website: www.gladinc.org.
To be considered for these positions please submit your cover letter, resume and application to:
2222 Laverna Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Fax: (323) 550-4265
GLAD is an Affirmative Action Employer