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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


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.