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American Sign Language Interpreter-1

American Sign Language Interpreter-1

Human Services

Peckham Inc. - American Sign language Interpreter


Provides sign language interpreting/transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing team members in a vocational rehabilitation setting meetings, classes, interviews, discussions, job training and related activities. The Sign Language Interpreter accepts responsibility for knowledge of and adherence to the ethics of interpreting and the role of the interpreter. Peckham, Inc. is fully engaged in providing ASL services for clients who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing meet eligibility criteria. 


  • Effectively interpret between American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English
  • Maintain, as applicable, compliance with any national, state, or local licensure and/or certification requirements
  • Demonstrate full compliance with Peckham’s standards and policies and the RID Code of Professional Conduct
  • Work effectively in a team environment; receive support from and provide support to colleagues
  • Assist in the education of staff pertaining to the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) Law and FCC rules with regard to closed captioned videos.
  • Possess the ability to work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic, highly regulated environment
  • Enhance interpreting skills through continued education training Interpret in ASL and spoken English for extended periods of time
  • Positive attitude, team player, good interpersonal communication skills and able to work across company departments
  • Send invoice payments with in two-weeks after assignment


  • Promote Peckham’s vision, value, culture, and commitment to excellent customer services to all team members, staff, customers and stakeholders. Stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Provide sign language interpreting or CART services for individuals in the vocational rehabilitation environment.
  • Facilitate communication using sign language interpreting, CART, spoken English, cultural mediation and/or knowledge about accessibility.
  • Interpret within social and vocational rehabilitation settings (i.e., direct, and overheard conversations, class instruction, interviews etc.).
  • Serve the whole environment, including the client who is deaf or hard of hearing, the Deaf/HH specialist or staff, and other workers
  • Render the message faithfully, always conveying the content and spirit of the speaker, using the language most readily understood by the person(s) being served.
  • Responsible for submitting invoices in a timely manner within 15 days of completed assignment(s).


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ consistent years working as a certified sign language interpreter in a variety of settings
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • NAD level IV/V; or a RID CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC; or NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master; or hold a state interpreter (Michigan Board for Evaluation Interpreters -BEI), certification issued by Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).


  • Current copy of certification Board of Evaluation for Interpreters (BEI) state level and or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Contractor Agreement
  • Certificates of coverage or other forms relevant to liability insurance


Board of Evaluation for Interpreters (BEI) state level, or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification


  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of the interpreting assignment, as required by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf – Code of Professional Conduct.
  • If requested, give information to Peckham about the individual’s skills regarding use of interpreting/CART services.


  • Encourage staff members to collaborate instead of using the interpreter as a source of information.
  • Maintain a non-intrusive presence. Never counsel, advise or interject personal opinions into interpreted situations.
  • Accept assignments using discretion about skill, setting, and the consumers involved.
  • Function in a manner appropriate to each interpreted situation, demonstrating professional appearance, conduct and promptness.
  • Strive to maintain high professional standards by virtue of professional membership, certification, and ethical practices.
  • Tutoring is inappropriate – staff is responsible for any instruction or evaluations that may be necessary.
  • Supervising, disciplining, and evaluating clients are also inappropriate and cause confusion about the interpreter’s role


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical demands of this position may be reasonably accommodated for individuals with disabilities on a case by case basis.


EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.  Peckham provides equal opportunities and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: The Independent Contractor agrees to adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct | Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf ( during all assignments at Peckham. Any misconduct/unethical behavior may result in immediate termination of this Contract.

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Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Customer Service, Administrative

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