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Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
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The Tampa Lighthouse f/t Blind is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer. Programs associated with this position are sponsored by Division of Blind Services (State of Fla., Dept. of Educ.), United Way Suncoast and Central Florida, and local government contracts.
Interpreter, Spanish-English Bilingual, Part-time (on call) 5 – 15 hours/week or more, in Polk County (based in Winter Haven).
DATE READVERTISED: July 22, 2016
STARTING PAY: Based on qualifications.
BENEFITS: Not eligible for benefits
REPORTS TO: Rehabilitation Services Manager.
LOCATION (position based at): Winter Haven (serves Polk and adjacent counties).
JOB SUMMARY: Provide translation services from Spanish to English and vice versa to facilitate provision of services for Spanish-only speaking clients, prospective clients, and Low Vision patients. 5 – 15 hours per week or more.
MAJOR DUTIES: On-call availability as needed for translation services. Situations in which translations are needed include: Low Vision intake and examinations, Case Management intakes and follow ups, Independent Living classes, Orientation and Mobility including both indoor and outdoor lessons, Transition (teens) classes, Supported Employment, Job Development, services to veterans who are blind or visually impaired, Store customers, and scheduled phone calls including conference calls. The Polk County location includes the above-listed services and also the blind babies’ program (children to age 6 and/or parents).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ATA or equivalent certification and prior paid interpreter experience preferred. Minimum of high-school diploma; 2 – 4 year degree preferred with emphasis in English and Spanish language skills. Ability to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish and English required. Must have own reliable transportation, good driving record, and be willing to travel extensively throughout Hillsborough and Polk Counties (mileage reimbursed @ $.48/mi.). Must pass a complete background investigation including Level II Live Scan Fingerprinting, driving record check, and prior employment references. Prefer prior experience with persons who are disabled.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a completed application (available on-line at www.tampalighthouse.org (click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES)) and resume to FAX (813) 254-4305 or email (resume must be in MS Word-compatible format) to HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org.