The Sign Language Interpreter provides interpreting and other support services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in all areas of the education environment. The Interpreter’s primary function is to facilitate communication among deaf or hard of hearing students and their hearing peers, faculty, and other personnel in the college. The Sign Language Interpreter accepts responsibility for knowledge of and adherence to the ethics of interpreting and the role of the interpreter. The job requires fluency in English and American Sign Language; and a high degree of mental concentration, which is directly correlated to the level of class difficulty.
Associate Degree required. Valid Illinois Interpreter license with Intermediate level proficiency or higher required. Must be licensed through the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission per the Illinois Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007.
This is an on-call position. Must be able and willing to work days, and be available to work evenings and weekends as the need arises.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.