Interpreter/Instructor. Part Time - 21 hours per week.

The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kind—providing training and resources exclusively to people age 16 and over who have combined vision and hearing loss. Students travel from across the country to our headquarters in Sands Point, New York, for on-campus training in assistive technology, vocational services, orientation and mobility, communication and independent living, and our regional offices bring HKNC resources to communities throughout the United States. Employment at HKNC is a "one-of-a-kind" experience and at HKNC, we seek employees who have a strong work ethic, strive for excellence, enjoy a challenge, and are highly motivated and creative.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as an Part-Time Interpreter/Instructor.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide in-house interpreting to staff and students.
  • Provide instruction in sign language and on interpreter related issues to students.
  • Proficiency required in methods of communication utilized by individuals who are deaf-blind preferred.
  • Some evening hours will be scheduled based upon students or staff needs and must be flexible with travel when needed.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Completion of RID Generalist National Certification required within 3 years from date of employment (once test becomes offered by RID) - RID requirement of Bachelor’s degree to complete certification). Successful completion of RID written test preferred. Two or three years of interpreting experience with individuals who are deaf or deaf blind required.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hkncrecruitment@hknc.org or visit our website at https://www.helenkeller.org/hks/employment-internship-opportunities to see all our career opportunities available.