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  • Staff Assistant to the Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service (MHIS)

    JOB SUMMARY: To assist the Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service (MHIS) team in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Advocacy, Interpreter Coordination and confidential paperwork, and performing alternating on-call duties with the MHIS Team.

     
    REPORTS TO: MHIS Program Director

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Record and coordinate customer requests, schedule, and confirm interpreters for assignments; update and coordinate data in agency database.
    2. Submit all required paperwork and maintain organizational records
    3. Develop and maintain positive relations with the Deaf community and consumers.
    4. Assist in planning staff development to meet the needs of ASL interpreters.
    5. Develop and maintain a strong network within the Deaf and Interpreting communities.
    6. Refer Deaf consumers to appropriate TRI advocates as needed.
    7. Pursue professional development through workshops and interpreter organizations.
    8. Hold the Emergency Cell Phone and respond to emergency requests immediately and professionally alternating between the Interpreter Coordinator and MHIS Program Director.
    9. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Executive Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Minimum 3 years’ experience conversing in fluent ASL
    2. Understanding of the Americans with Disability Act law (ADA) and Deaf culture
    3. Computer and Internet skills are a must
    4. Professional use of telephone and video phone (VP)
    5. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    6. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    7. Excellent writing and communication skills
    8. Excellent management and organizational skills

    Please submit a cover letter and résumé to: Lisa Tarricone, Executive Director via email: l.tarricone@taconicresources.org

    No phone calls, please.


    Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. is committed to a discrimination-free workplace and to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, pregnancy, mental or physical challenging condition, marital status, amnesty, political affiliation, status as a covered veteran, or other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER