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Interested in a career at Langara College?

Our employees exemplify Langara's values of excellence, collegiality, innovation and integrity. If you think this position fits your qualifications, we encourage you to apply!

Langara College is located in Vancouver, B.C.: applicants to postings must be located in BC or willing to move to BC to accept work with Langara College. Exceptions to this will be clearly outlined in the event Langara College requires work (or positions to be based) to be performed outside BC or Canada.

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Job Title:

Interpreter (Casual)

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Job Description:

The Interpreter’s primary responsibility is to provide high quality, visual communication for students in a post-secondary setting. The individual will interpret classroom lectures, classroom related activities, campus events, or other assignments as directed by the... Manager, Disability Services. Adequate preparation, attention to student relations and ongoing professional development are critical to the position. Assignments vary according to the type of communication system needed, the technical or unique nature of the subject matter vocabulary, lecture/class structure and content, the rate of the speakers delivery, the need for the student to participate in the instructional setting, and the number of deaf or hard of hearing students being served simultaneously.
Qualifications Required:

Education & Experience
• Completion of Grade 12 and graduation from a recognized Interpreter Training Program (ITP).
• AVLIC Written Test of Knowledge (WTK), required.
• Four (4) years of recent related experience interpreting in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or oral interpretation and English in an educational setting.
• Post-Secondary Sign Language Screen preferred (applies to sign language assignments).
• Minimum 90 hours of Oral Training (applies to oral assignments).
• An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
• Completion of a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, preferred.
• Experience working within an educational team and interpreting in a “teamed setting”.
• Membership in AVLIC and the West Coast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI) preferred.

Skills & Abilities
• Bilingual in ASL and English and bicultural (an understanding of deaf culture).
• Demonstrates skill in a wide spectrum of ASL/English vocabulary choices to match student need.
• Ability to provide linguistic match with the student’s need in ASL or Contact sign (Signed English).
• Ability to provide clear articulation congruently with nonverbal support techniques when appropriate (applies to oral interpretation).
• Ability to quickly establish effective working relationships with students and members of the educational team.
• Ability to adapt to changing situations.
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the capacity to work harmoniously with others.
• Ability to meet work performance standards set by the College.
• Word processing skills with sound knowledge of MS Word.

Schedules for the Interpreters:

FINA 1131/001 Foundation Painting
• Tuesdays from 1:30 – 5:20

FINA 1161/005 Foundation Sculpture
• Mondays from 9:00 – 12:50

MATH 1275/001 Calc II with Application to Life Science
• Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:20

ASTR 1102/001 Intro to Stars and Galaxies
• Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:20

MATH 1152/001 Precalculus Algebra
• Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 – 10:20

CHEM 1118/002 Intermediate Chemistry
• Tuesdays, Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:20
• Fridays from 9:30 – 12:20

To obtain the full job description, please contact
our recruitment team.

Salary Range:

$36.09 - $42.27 per hour

Pay Grade:

CUPE Paygrade 27

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Hours may vary according to the needs of the department.

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People and Culture is committed to embracing, honoring, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We remain dedicated to focusing our efforts on creating an inclusive employee community that fosters a sense of safety and belonging for everyone. We humbly acknowledge that we are just beginning our journey, which includes engaging in our own internal learning and creating a data-driven action plan that supports the integration of EDI practice into the work of People and Culture and the work we do with employees and leaders. Langara College welcomes applications from everyone including people from groups that are experiencing inequity including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please contact

If you were a temporary employee with CUPE Local 15 at Langara College who has worked within the last five (5) months of the closing date on this posting, please contact
our recruitment team if you meet the criteria for internal status (850 hours worked) as per Article III.7.g in the CUPE Collective Agreement
. Please quote the job requisition title and number with your previous employee ID and last day worked at the College. Please do not email if you worked at the College more than 5 months ago or if you worked in a different union.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials noted on their resume. In addition, those shortlisted with international credentials must have their education credentials evaluated through WES (World Education Services) and provide Langara College, People & Culture document evaluation access for employment purposes.

We thank you for your interest in Langara College and for taking the time to complete an application. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to the number of applications received.

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