Interpreter (Female, Age 23) in NRH, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleInterpreter
Salary$27,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week50
Company Size(not answered)
LocationNRH, TX
Years Experience3 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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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?
UNDER

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?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

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):
Income: 2
Benefits: 5
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 1
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 8amMORNING COMMUTE, ARRIVAL, AND GETTING READY FOR THE DAY. STUDENTS DISMISSED TO CLASSES
8am to 9amBREAK/PERSONAL TIME/PLANNING TIME. SCHEDULING CONFLICTS RESOLVED DURING THIS TIME
9am to 10amINTERPRETING FOR HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS IN NON ESSENTIAL CLASSES SUCH AS P.E. MUSIC ETC.
10am to 11amINTERPRETING 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 12pmCONTINUED INTERPRETING IN CORE CURRICULUM SUBJECT AREAS. IF A MOVIE IS SHOWN OR A SONG IS PLAYED I SIGN THOSE AS WELL.
12pm to 1pmLUNCH/RECESS
1pm to 2pmBACK TO CORE CURRICULUM SUBJECTS-SOCIAL STUDIES INTERPRETING RESUMED
2pm to 3pmINTERPRETING FOR END OF DAY ANNOUNCEMENTS/WRAP UP
3pm to 4pmSCHOOL 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?
NOPE

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.8

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
4TCCASSOCIATE ARTS
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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