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Job Title: Irish Sign Language/English Interpreter x 2 – part time 20 hours per week

Reporting to: HR Coordinator

Location: Locations associated with all of the operations under CIDP

Salary: Dependent on experience

Contract duration: One year fixed term

Summary:

The Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIDP) are seeking a Irish Sign Language/English Interpreters to provide a high standard of interpreting across a number of activities across its services. The Interpreters will be part of a team, the aims of which are to ensure that communication in ISL and English is effective across the organisation.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Below are the key areas of responsibility;

  • Support CIDP staff, the people living in St Joseph’s House and boarders through effective interpretation of ISL and English
  • Provide interpretation support across a range of activities in CIDP including but not limited to;
    • Meetings
    • Training workshops
    • Phone calls
    • Recruitment processes
    • Incidents in relation to safeguarding of adults and children
  • Provide relevant information and advice relating to interpreting practice
  • Be proactive in raising the awareness of the role of interpreters within CIDP ensuring the best access and experience of an interpreted interaction
  • Support CIDP in producing communication material and input into policies where appropriate
  • Translation of English based documents into ISL
  • Keep up to date with professional mandatory training and CPD, participating in staff development courses as appropriate
  • Keep abreast with relevant current interpreting developments
  • Work with ISL interpreters from external sources where required
  • Work with staff from other agencies where required
  • Design and implement staff development activities, i.e. how to work with an interpreter, translations issues
  • Provide support to staff, people living in St Joseph’s House and boarders with written documentation

Other duties

  • Attend relevant internal and external meetings/training as required
  • Participate in internal supervision and performance management process
  • To adhere to all CIDP policies and procedures

The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive

Key Requirements:

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Qualification from the Centre for Deaf Studies or equivalent
  • Previous accreditation through SLIS or equivalent
  • Full membership of the Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters

 

Experience

  • Previous experience of working with Deaf people within the Community and business environment
  • Previous experience of working with young Deaf people/students
  • Previous experience of working with older Deaf adults
  • Previous experience of translation between ISL and written English

 

Skills

  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure with a varied group of people
  • Good personal organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages and video cameras
  • Ability to evaluate how effective your practice is using feedback from colleagues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding and respecting confidentiality
  • Have a flexible approach to work

 

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email recruitment@cidp.ie by Friday 23 March 2018.

If you require further details on this role, please contact me directly at mary@cidp.ie

All offers of employment with CIDP are subject to Garda Vetting.

 

Mary Stringer

HR Coordinator, CIDP