Interpreter (Female, Age 23) in NRH, TX
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||3 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ABOUT 20 ON STAFF TEACHERS
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER FOR HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
SUMMERS OFF_(12 WEEKS VACATION), SICK AND PERSONAL DAYS, 401K, HEALTH INSURANCE
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
YES, I LOVE BEING AROUND THE OTHER TEACHERS AND STAFF.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 4
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||MORNING COMMUTE, ARRIVAL, AND GETTING READY FOR THE DAY. STUDENTS DISMISSED TO CLASSES|
|8am to 9am||BREAK/PERSONAL TIME/PLANNING TIME. SCHEDULING CONFLICTS RESOLVED DURING THIS TIME|
|9am to 10am||INTERPRETING FOR HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS IN NON ESSENTIAL CLASSES SUCH AS P.E. MUSIC ETC.|
|10am to 11am||INTERPRETING FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE MATH LANGUAGE ARTS. IF THE TEACHER SPEAKS I SIGN WHAT SHE IS SAYING. IF THE STUDENT SIGNS I VOICE WHAT THEY ARE SIGNING IN ORDER TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION.|
|11am to 12pm||CONTINUED INTERPRETING IN CORE CURRICULUM SUBJECT AREAS. IF A MOVIE IS SHOWN OR A SONG IS PLAYED I SIGN THOSE AS WELL.|
|12pm to 1pm||LUNCH/RECESS|
|1pm to 2pm||BACK TO CORE CURRICULUM SUBJECTS-SOCIAL STUDIES INTERPRETING RESUMED|
|2pm to 3pm||INTERPRETING FOR END OF DAY ANNOUNCEMENTS/WRAP UP|
|3pm to 4pm||SCHOOL IS LET OUT-STAFF MEETINGS-PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS-GET READY TO GO HOME|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
A FAMILY MEMBER WAS BORN DEAF
What was the application process?
ALL OF THE ABOVE- AS WELL AS A SKILLS ASSESSMENT INTERVIEW
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
YES, THE INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEW INCLUDED A SKILLS ASSESSMENT
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
NO I CANNOT
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
NO, HOWEVER MY TRAINIG PROGRAM DID
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
YES, 2 YEARS INTENSIVE INTERPRETER TRAINIG PROGRAM, INCLUDING SUMMERS-ASSOCIATES DEGREE-STATE CERTIFICATION TESTING
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
YES, THE ITP HELPED IMMENSELY
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
YES, PRACTICUM GVE ME INVALUABLE INSIGHT INTO THE JOB I WOULD BE PERFORMING
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
ENTER A SIGN LANGUGE INTERPRETERS PROGRAM, FOUND AT MOST 2 YEAR COLLEGES, AND UPON GRADUATING BECOME CERTIFIED BY YOUR STATE(CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS VARY FROM STATE TO STATE)
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
tECHNICAL SKILLS- MY JOB REQUIRES MULTITAKING ABILITIES
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
YES, SPECIFICALLY INTERPRETER TRAINING
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
BREATHE-IT GETS EASIER
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
YES, EVENTUALLY I WILL BECOME A TEACHER
What are your current career goals?
GRADUATE WITH MY BACHELORS BECOME A TEACHER EARN MY MASTERS DEGREE
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.8
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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