Interpreter Sign Language Licensed

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Interpreter Sign Language Licensed – (23002838)


Job Title:

Licensed Sign Language Interpreter

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Revised By:

Debbie McAdams

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Comp Reviewed By:

Lisa Spencer

EEO Category:

Other Professional Staff

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(1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus

Duration; # of months

10 months

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Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): Provides sign language interpretation in all school environments for students who communicate through sign language.

Reports to: Building Principals or others in a supervisory position 

Department Name: Exceptional Education

Primary Job Duties/ResponsibilitiesList, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job. 

Job Duty/Resp. 1:

Provide professional and accurate sign language interpretation for designated students, both expressively and receptively, in the student’s communication mode in all school settings, including school sponsored extra-curricular activities.

Job Duty/Resp. 2:

Facilitate communication between students who use American Sign Language, their hearing peers, classroom teachers and other school personnel.

Job Duty/Resp. 3:

Provide other needed support services to designated students, attend meetings and in-services and participate as part of a student’s educational team.

Job Duty/Resp. 4:

Report progress and/or concerns to the student’s Case Manager.

Job Duty/Resp. 5:

Collect and record data of students’ performances and/or behavior and complete other duties as assigned.

Job Duty/Resp. 6:

Follow strict codes of confidentiality.

Job Duty/Resp. 7:

Effectively advocate for students’ communication needs across the school environment and participate in discussions with school personnel and related in-service trainings.

Job Duty/Resp. 8:

Exhibit flexibility to school and schedule changes and demonstrate team support and cooperation.

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Education and Experience Requirements

Education (training/degree): Required minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Documented American Sign Language Interpreting experience.)

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: State of Tennessee Educational Interpreter Licensure


Skills Required: Professional American Sign Language interpreting skills and effective interpersonal skills

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 1: Copies, transcribes, enters, or posts data or information.

People Responsibility:

Level 1: Follows instructions of supervisor.

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Mathematical Requirements:

Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Level 2: Reads routine sentences or instructions; writes routine sentences and completes routine work forms; speaks routine sentences using standard grammar.

Complexity of Work:

Level 2: Performs semi-routine work following procedures, with occasional problems; requires normal attention for accurate results.

Impact of Decisions:

Level 3: Makes decisions with moderate impact – affects those in work unit.

Equipment Usage (if applicable):


Safety of Others:

Level 2: Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:

Level 2: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating machines, tools, or office equipment.

Additional requirements: N/A

Unavoidable Hazards:

Level 1: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards

Sensory Requirements:

Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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Primary Location

: Nashville-Southwest-West End Middle

Work Locations

West End Middle 

3529 West End Avenue 

Nashville TN


: Academic (Licensed, Non-Classroom)

Job Schedule: Full-Time

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