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Company Name :
Ingenium
Company Location :
Los Angeles, CA
Job Position :
Translator/Interpreter/Office Support, #561: Ingenium Schools, Los Angeles, CA
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Translator/Interpreter/Office Support Schedule: 20 hrs/week
Job Type: Part-Time FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Principal Pay: $21/hour, starting
Special: Spanish Translator and Interpreter Benefits Eligible: No

ABOUT INGENIUM SCHOOLS
Ingenium Schools is transforming education by restoring joy and meaning to learning. Since 2009, Ingenium Schools has helped students build confidence, leadership, and a lifelong love of learning with the Ingenium Learning System, an easily replicable, standards-based educational model that promotes personal mastery. Ingenium Schools currently operates several charter schools, serving students throughout Los Angeles.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Translator/Interpreter will work at the school campus supporting Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation and interpretation as well as supporting in the office. The Translator/Interpreter interacts with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, and is a member of the school-site team.

An ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of charter schools, the student population Ingenium serves, and laws, regulations and policies surrounding student privacy and generally accepted practices for translation/interpretation. This person must be aware of and perform specific specialized duties as required by the position, state and federal guidelines, as well as network policies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & JOB DUTIES:
Key Contribution

Supports and implements the school site with accurate translation/interpretation for parents and students in order to ensure Ingenium students, families, and staff understand one another and to ensure that students and parents have access to the knowledge and information they need to support and improve student learning.

NETWORK CONTRIBUTIONS

Demonstrates knowledge of and supports Ingenium Schools’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and code of conduct
Strives to implement, by instruction and action, Ingenium Schools’ philosophy of education and goals/objectives in connection with Ingenium’s Signature Practices
Continuously maintains and improves professional competence
Attends mandatory trainings, professional meetings, and educational conferences, as required

Initiates and exercises good judgment and positive working relationships with the community, students, staff and with public and private agencies

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES
Translation/Interpreting

Prepares written translations of a variety of documents used at school sites and the district office including, but not limited to, individualized educational plans, legal materials, assessments, bulletins, correspondence, meeting minutes and forms
Produces verbatim translations of formal and informal meetings using idiomatic expressions when necessary and appropriate to ensure accurate and effective message content and intent delivery
Provide simultaneous interpretations during formal presentations at schools and network meeting sites using interpretation equipment, as appropriate
Interprets from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English in order to assist network and school personnel in communicating with non-English speaking students, families and community members
Uses, distributes and maintains headsets and microphones used during oral interpretation assignments
Uses modern office equipment in the preparation of translations
Provides typed translations of legal documents (i.e. Individual Educational Plans, Local Control Accountability Plans), student data and related information, correspondence, communications and informative materials from English to Spanish and Spanish to English
Performs responsible clerical duties including, but not limited to: manipulating and maintaining computer data base information systems, and maintaining filing systems, record keeping, maintaining student records, and composing routine correspondence
Attends meetings during regular working hours as required by the Network and Schools and interprets from English to Spanish and Spanish to English
Arranges meetings, notifies participants, prepares materials and takes minutes as directed
Establishes positive communication with families to assist families with registration, eligibility/ identification, contact with community agencies and other issues related to school programs
Answers incoming phone calls and transfers calls or takes messages as appropriate
Greets, informs and directs visitors, staff and students, in person or over the telephone with courtesy and diplomacy; ascertains nature of business and provides standard information related to area of assignment
Interprets for staff, parents, and students at meetings, district-wide, as assigned by the Administrator or designee
Travels to schools and offices, as assigned
Performs other job-related duties as required

Other Responsibilities:

Collaborate with site-based and network leaders to evaluate proposed solutions to address priorities
Other responsibilities, as assigned by supervisor

GENERAL CULTURE

Develops and implements customer service training in accordance with Ingenium noble cause, mission, and values
Promotes and maintains a positive and effective school climate by ensuring that all interactions with staff, students, parents, authorizers and the public at large are prompt, efficient, helpful and friendly
Seeks out and participates in educational and professional development as needed
Recognizes problems and impediments and reports them promptly with options for solutions to the appropriate administration; promotes and assists with constructive resolutions
Establishes and maintains professional and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders: authorizers, parents, students, staff, neighbors, and partners
Supports principals
Other general duties/projects as assigned and needed

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university, preferred
At least two years experience and/or training in educational translation/interpretation, preferred
Experience working under time pressure and maintaining a positive work environment

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

Knowledge of urban children and their families, especially those from the dominant cultural groups represented in the school’s student population
Knowledge of federal and state laws and procedures, codes, regulations and requirements pertaining to areas of assigned responsibility
Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and strategies applicable to translation and interpretation
Knowledge of FERPA and other privacy laws
Correct oral and written usage of English and Spanish.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Basic record-keeping techniques.
Operation of desktop computer software and peripherals.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with all partners
Ability to deal effectively and graciously with situations requiring tact and judgment
Ability to exercise patience, common sense, and good humor to thrive within the pressures, competing priorities and demands of a charter network environment
Abilities in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite, Trello and/or other project management and data software
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
Ability to problem solve and use proper judgement
Oral and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Organizational skills and a positive attitude
Selective attention
Inductive and deductive reasoning skills
Information ordering and category flexibility skills

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

Primarily indoors
May work without natural light and in small spaces
Some exposure to childhood and other illness/diseases

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Lift 30 pounds using proper technique
Must have adequate vision to effectively review documents in varied formats i.e. paper and digital
Must have adequate hearing/speaking abilities to respond to members and interact with the public
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Ability to view and review a computer screen and use a laptop computer for extended periods of time
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
Ability to document information, typing and writing throughout the day
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching

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