Rochester-Ed Asst-Sign Language Interpreter (2024-25)


Rochester School District10140 Highway SWRochester, WA 98579
Full Time
$31.11 - $36.40 per hour
Rochester School District

Required Attachments:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Reference

Position is 32 hours per week. 

The position description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of certified teacher(s), prepare for small-group and individual instruction.
  • Interprets/translates classroom instruction and individual directions to deaf students; convey instructor’s intent as well as spoken words.
  • Uses reverse interpretation relaying questions and contributions from deaf students to instructor, and encourage deaf students to use Standard Sign.
  • Assists the classroom instructor in meeting needs of the deaf student(s) and will communicate instructions and other information from the instructor to the deaf student(s).
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of certificated teacher.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with co-workers, staff and the public.
  • Participate regularly in staff meetings, in-service programs, workshops and seminars.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of college and/or A.A. required and/or completion of the ETS test.
  • Experience interpreting for the deaf using fluent American Sign Language.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to follow directions and to follow through efficiently and independently on assigned tasks.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing.
  • Evidence of emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural, developmental, religious and ethnic diversity of students and community.
  • Successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance.


Employees (and their families) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance benefits, as administered by the School Employees Benefit Board (SEBB). Final benefit eligibility to be determined at time of hire. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Department of Retirement Services (DRS) SERS plan (classified employees) or TERS plan (certificated employees), as well as the DRS Deferred Compensation Program. Employees will receive sick leave, personal leave and paid holidays.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Rochester School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identify, disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, or any other basis prohibited by law.  We also provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Jennifer Bethman (360) 273-9242,; Title IX Coordinator: Will Maus (360) 273-5958,; 504/ADA Coordinator: Laura Staley (360) 273-5536,  Address: 10140 Highway 12 SW, Rochester, WA 98579.

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