Expatiate Communications Spanish Interpreter Brownwood, TX · Full time

Expatiate Communications is a boutique management consulting firm with unmatched expertise in special education. We deliver innovative solutions for the most challenging and complex special education issues facing school districts, ESAs/COEs and State educational agencies.

Description

We are actively searching for a passionate and experienced Spanish Translator, with specialization in special education or a background in interpreting educational materials. This role is pivotal in facilitating effective communication between English and Spanish-speaking stakeholders, students, and parents within the field of special education. The ideal candidate will bring both linguistic proficiency and a nuanced understanding of the unique settings and complexities inherent in special education and its students.


Responsibilities:


  • Translate a variety of written materials pertinent to special education, including Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), educational assessments, behavior intervention plans, and other documents from English to Spanish and vice versa.
  • Interpret spoken content during meetings involving special education professionals, parents, and students, facilitating effective communication.
  • Collaborate closely with special education teachers, administrators, and support staff to comprehend and accurately translate specialized content and educational plans.
  • Edit and proofread translated materials to maintain accuracy, clarity, and cultural relevance, ensuring that the intended meaning is preserved.
  • Stay abreast of developments in special education terminology, policies, and best practices to provide up-to-date and precise translations.
  • Provide linguistic support for special education initiatives, offering cultural sensitivity and awareness.


Qualifications:


  • Certification in Spanish interpretation, and/or holding a bachelor's degree from an approved translation and interpretation institute, or holding a bachelor's degree and two years proven work experience as a translator, or having at least five years proven work experience as a translator.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills in both languages.
  • In-depth knowledge of special education terminology, laws, and procedures preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to delivering accurate translations within specified deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse team and manage multiple projects related to special education.

Competencies:


  • Expertise in translating specialized content related to special education, including IEPs, assessments, and educational plans.
  • Familiarity with special education laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Excellent research skills to understand and accurately translate nuanced special education terminology.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Cultural awareness and adaptability to ensure translations are culturally appropriate.


Application Process:

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of translated work specifically related to special education to [email protected]


Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, qualifications, geography, and other job-related reasons. Expatiate Communications is an equal-opportunity employer. Expatiate Communications considers all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



Salary

$18 - $44 per hour