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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT

VISUAL LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

(FULL-TIME, 10 MONTHS PER YEAR)

The Greater Victoria School District provides public educational services to over 20,000 students in the Greater Victoria Area, encompassing six municipalities. To provide this service, the District has a current operating budget of $184 million and employs approximately 3,000 staff; which includes, teachers, principals and vice-principals, support staff, psychologists, speech and language pathologists and exempt managerial staff.

Our District is currently seeking an Educational Assistant – Visual Language Interpreter. The EA – Visual Language Interpreter works in a classroom to facilitate communication between the student, staff and peers. Interpreters are not participants in the class; rather they attend to the communication needs of the student. The Interpreter functions as a part of an educational team with specific roles and responsibilities as defined by the profession of interpreting with consideration given to the educational setting in which they work.

The EA – Visual Language Interpreter must have:

 Grade 12 or equivalent

 Typewell Transcriber Qualifications

 Certification granted by the Canadian Evaluation System of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters (AVLIC) of Canada, or

 Completion of a two (2) year post-secondary program in Visual Language Interpretation such as the program offered by Douglas College, or

 Equivalent combination of all of the above.

This position falls within the CUPE 947 Collective Agreement, it is a 10-month per year appointment at 30 hours per week with a pay rate of $24.66 per hour. The hours and location of work will vary with the assignment.

For a detailed job description, click here.

Deadline for submission is: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please submit letter of introduction, résumé, references and proof of qualifications to:

Human Resource Services

Greater Victoria School District #61

556 Boleskine Road, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1E8

or

Fax: 250-475-4113 / Email: hrs@sd61.bc.ca

Please note: The District thanks all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.