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Manual Sign Language Specialist

K15

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities which involve providing interpretive services or instruction for the deaf or hard of hearing in a state institution, school or agency.

Typical Functions

  • Performs manual sign language interpretation for deaf or hard of hearing individuals.
  • Accompanies individuals to medical or legal appointments, job interviews, counseling sessions and meetings to provide communication with hearing persons.
  • Teaches manual sign language to staff, faculty or individuals.
  • Provides individual counseling to deaf students or patients on an interim basis.

Level Descriptor

Level I Code: K15A Salary Band: F

This job family consists of only one level and incumbent employees are responsible for performing all functions related to the position to which assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of manual sign language; and of the unique problems faced by the deaf or hard of hearing.  Ability is required to provide interpretive services for the deaf or hard of hearing.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and using manual sign language plus interpreter certification through the Oklahoma Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), or must be a trained evaluator for the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting an associate's degree in American Sign Language, deaf studies, or a closely related field, or 2 years of experience in educating, training, or evaluating individuals in the use of American Sign Language for the interpreter certification or trained evaluator requirement only.

Note:  Substitution will not be allowed for the one year of experience working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and using manual sign language.

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