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Part-Time Intern, Interpreting, Accessibility Services & Resources

Lone Star College
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Houston
20515 State Highway 249 (Show on map)
February 21, 2024
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in eight areas: Professional Development; Mission & Pride; Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Faculty & Staff Well-Being; Shared Governance; Faculty Experience; Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes 'America's Best Employers By State' list.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Intern, Interpreting functions as an entry-level professional interpreter for students, faculty, staff and administration that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in order to maintain institutional compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Interpreting Interns strive to advance in sign language skill proficiency in order to provide high quality interpreting services. Interpreting Interns support and promote all persons' right to communication equity in learning and workplace environments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides Sign Language interpretation (voice and signing) and related Sign Language formats:
    1. for clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    2. in various Lone Star College locations and settings
    3. at the appropriate language and register level
  2. Analyzes source language content, meaning, and intent to accurately deliver information to the target audience
  3. Communicates client information, client status, and any concerns or challenges to supervisor
  4. Actively researches situations involving new, technical, or complex information to gain an understanding of what will/may be interpreted
  5. Commitment to accepted courses or assignments for the duration of the semester.
  6. Ethically models positive and inclusive behavior

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Basic fluency in both Sign Language and English with the ability to have a grasp of both the source and the target languages.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of Sign Language and English, including the meaning and spelling of words and an understanding of the rules of composition and grammar
  • Ability to understand and adhere to LSC Policy on Students with Disability Rights, FERPA rules of the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, and other related federal, state, and local regulations
  • Knowledge of the Interpreter Code of Professional Conduct as adopted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Basic knowledge of the Deaf culture and the Deaf community
  • Ability to maintain a professional and friendly attitude and to quickly develop a rapport with a wide variety of people
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

  • Uses fingers (fine finger dexterity), hands and arms to communicate using Sign Language for assigned periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Sitting, standing, and walking around is often required in order to maintain line of sight with clients as well as to provide services in certain settings (i.e. campus tours)
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

  • Interpreting assignments can occur at a variety of times and locations within the LSC service area, including some evening and weekend assignments
  • Work is performed in a variety of environments, mostly in climate-controlled office, classroom, meeting and convention environments with minimal exposure to safety hazards. May include indoor and/or outdoor laboratory environments with exposure to inclement weather, dust, dirt, etc. May include work in close quarters (e.g., simulated or real truck-driving cab) as well as providing remote services

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrollment in qualified Interpreter Training Program with completion of appropriate classes and hours to have reached the internship/practicum phase of the program
  • Ability to pass a basic skills screening with a member of the ASR Interpreting team
  • Reliable mode of transportation to travel between assignments within the LSC Service Area
Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $16.40

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

Special Instructions

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How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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