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


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:


  • 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



  • 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



  • 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 by Friday 23 March 2018.

If you require further details on this role, please contact me directly at

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


Mary Stringer

HR Coordinator, CIDP