Sign Language Licensed Interpreter


Job Information

Job Status
Employer or Hiring entity
Williamson County Schools
Application Acceptance Time Period
or until filled.

Job Description

Job Overview

The job of Educational Interpreter - Licensed was established for the purpose/s of facilitating communication between persons who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others; using sign language to convey teacher instruction and intent; assisting students with daily activities; providing voice to sign, sign to voice oral transliterate support; participating as a team member to plan, review and share information; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with hard of hearing and deaf person/s.

This job reports to the School Site Principal and the Student Support Services Specialist for educational programming for students with hearing impairments.

Job Functions

  • Assists deaf and hard of hearing students in academic and nonacademic activities, individually or in groups, as well as deaf or hard of hearing staff and parents (e.g. classroom instruction, non-captioned movies, tests, library, computer lab, recess, sports, music, assemblies, special events, after school activities, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
  • Implements, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional/behavioral programs, and lesson plans for the purpose of assisting the teacher in improving students' academic and life skill success through a defined course of study.
  • Interprets at various meetings as may be requested (e.g. IEP, individual teacher/parent conferences, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information with deaf or hard of hearing participants.
  • Interprets or transliterates all language necessary for student’s education for the purpose of facilitating effective communication.
  • Monitors individual students for the purpose of providing assistance as needed and ensuring a quiet, safe and positive learning environment.
  • Participates in meetings (e.g. staff in-service, workshops, etc.) for the purpose of receiving or conveying information related to serving the general goals of education to the deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Prepares for daily classroom lectures and activities (e.g. set up for speaker, review materials ahead of lectures, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a clear understanding and interpretation.
  • Provides support/instruction to the deaf or hard of hearing student for the purpose of facilitating communication and/or reinforcing classroom objectives.
  • Responds to inquiries from administrators, teachers, and other staff for the purpose of providing information or referring to appropriate personnel.
  • Provides instruction for deaf or hard of hearing students in a variety of subjects for the purpose of supplementing daily classroom learning and promoting student success.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Working Environment

The job is performed in a standard school environment under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Generally, the job requires 30% sitting, 30% walking, and 40% standing.

Physical Requirements: significant stooping, kneeling, and crouching and significant fine finger dexterity.


Minimum experience: Job related experience within specialized field
Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

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The ideal candidate will have the following education, experience, skills, knowledge, abilities and/or competencies:

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment using pertinent software applications; and express oneself through manual communication skills (sign language, expressive, & receptive) and oral support techniques.
  • Knowledge of philosophies and purposes of mainstreaming hearing impaired students; ASL and Signed English; oral support techniques; child development, Deaf Culture, oral strategies and transliteration; educational methods; and interpreter's code of ethics.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups; maintain confidentiality; work as part of a team; and possess sound emotional judgment.

Required Testing: None Specified
Continuing Education/Training: Maintain Licensure
Required Certificates and/or Licenses: Holds State of Tennessee School Educational Interpreter License
Clearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employee Type: Certified

Pursuant to the Williamson County Board of Education’s policy of non-discrimination, Williamson County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or

in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.89 - $28.67 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work setting:

  • In-person


  • Special Education Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Contact information

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Human Resources Department
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Application listing dates:

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Location Information

Job Location(s)
Franklin, TN

Updated: January 16, 2024