5 Franklin Street
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
Viability, Inc. (formerly Community Enterprises, Inc.) is a growing multi-state progressive human service organization empowering people with disabilities to live, learn, work, and thrive in the community for over 40 years.
Working closely with families, employers and the greater community, we work to create a wide range of services that help our clients live, learn and work independently.
Serving Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Oklahoma.
|Salary Range:||Location:||$25+ Per Hour||HOLYOKE, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Human Services|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Driver's License - Preference: Required|
|Welcome! Thank you for exploring a career with us! Our team of 500+ dedicated employees share the desire to do meaningful work and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Long Island, New York, Rhode Island, and Oklahoma.|
We invite you to apply if you are: caring, energetic, optimistic, reliable, and a creative problem solver with good interpersonal skills. If you work independently in a team environment & are adaptable and flexible to meet program needs- this may be the place for you!
Position: Full-Time Staff Interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Fluency in American Sign Language Required)
Location: Holyoke, MA
Rate of Pay: $30.00 per hour
Hours: Up to 30 hours per week (must be flexible--schedule based on programmatic need)
Full-Time Staff Interpreter Summary: The Staff Interpreter for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing provides ASL and transliteration services for staff, consumers, and community members who need communication access with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Services may include telephone conversations, in-service trainings, staff and/or consumer meetings, appointments, etc. Various modes of communication will be used such as ASL, English-based sign systems, spoken English, gestures, tactile sign, the ability to work with a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI), or any other necessary means of communication. The Staff Interpreter will coordinate interpreter needs between program and offices, and will request additional freelance interpreters when needed. The Staff Interpreter will assist with special projects related to the field of interpreting as needed.
Total Rewards = Competitive Pay + Excellent Benefits + Meaningful Work
•Competitive Pay with Promotional Opportunities
•Health Savings Account
•Health Care & Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
•Company-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan
•Company-paid disability insurance
•Company-paid life and AD&D insurance
Work/Life Balance & Well-being
•Generous Paid Time Off (vacation, holiday, personal, and sick time)
•Tuition Scholarship Program
•Professional and personal growth opportunities
•Extensive Employee Assistance program for employees and loved ones
•Supplemental Disability, Accident insurance for employees and loved ones
•Preferred ratings for home, renters’, pet, and auto insurance
•Fitness and Weight Loss program support (Health New England)
To Apply: Please see the Career Opportunities section of our website, www.communityenterprises.com (soon to transition to www.viability.org)
We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the applicant procedures. If you will need an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the hiring Director.
|Full-Time Staff Interpreter Qualifications: Must have at least one year of professional experience providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening. Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or other interpreter certification judged equivalent by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing may be substituted for the required work experience.|
Full-Time Staff Interpreter Requirements: Must be fluent in ASL. Ability to use computers to include Microsoft Word, data entry, email and internet essential. Must have a valid driver's license, 3 years' driving experience, good driving record, use of a vehicle and willingness to transport participants in personal and/or agency vehicle. Must be able to travel within the region to access residential settings, employers, offices and community organizations.