Position may be permanent or limited term up to 24 months with the possibility of going permanent.
The Support Services Assistant (Interpreter) (SSAI) will facilitate communications accurately, effectively and impartially using sign language for hearing impaired and severely speech impaired inmates. The SSAI will also perform other duties related to assisting in the communication process. The SSAI is under the direct supervision of the Institution’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and Indirect supervision of the Warden. This position may require the SSAI to travel to other correctional institutions, other than their assigned facility, if needed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Overtime hours may be necessary when required for emergency circumstances.
In compliance with the Code of Ethics as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the SSAI will perform sign language interpreting services to uphold effective communications standards and ongoing compliance with Federal, State and Departmental ADA laws, regulations, policies and procedures to include the following: Duties: Respond to requests for sign language interpreting communications via telephone, in person, email or pager to provide a wide range of sign language interpreting services for hearing impaired, hard of hearing inmates and severely speech impaired inmates that rely on sign language for effective communication. The incumbent may be required to provide interpreter services through videoconferencing for inmates at other institutions. Communications include but are not limited to, interpreting for inmates in the Inmate Disciplinary Process, Administrative Segregation Unit Placements, Classification Committee Process, Computation Review Process, Health Care Delivery, Caseworker contacts, Inmate Appeals Process, Participation in the Education Programs, Board Hearings and related Parole proceedings, Attorney visits, and will interview hearing impaired and severely speech impaired inmates to determine their methods of communication. Prioritize and coordinate interpreting requests and assignments. Prepare and maintain written reports and documents. Track the workload associated with sign language interpreting services for inmates within the institution. Work closely with the scheduling staff to arrange for additional contract interpreting services when necessary. Provide information and referrals on various topics associated with sign language, hearing devices and assistive technology such as TTY’s, etc. Attend meetings and periodic training and conference calls as assigned/required to assist with the institution’s compliance with Federal, State and Departmental laws, policies and procedures involving ADA, sign language interpreting and effective communication.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Must be self-motivated, detail oriented and able to work independently. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Be able to organize and prioritize workload; utilize good judgment; maintain confidentiality of information; and have an excellent attendance record. WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current state employees or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. Candidates whose eligibility is based on an employment list must submit a copy of their examination results, indicating their test score. SROA and surplus status employee must send a copy of their SROA/Surplus letter with their application. CDCR employees applying to lateral transfer must submit a completed lateral transfer package to be considered for an interview. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature). Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be scheduled for an interview. If interested in this position please include a copy of your last performance evaluation with your state application. Employees who are employed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in an adult or juvenile facility in the capacity of an American Sign Language interpreter will receive an additional $2500 per pay period.
381 - 210 - 9820 - 001
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Central California Women's Fac (559) 665-5531, Ex: 55055
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