Foreign Language Interpreter

Work Type

$31,236 - $32,796

Closing Date
Continuous Recruitment
Posted July 22, 2021

Agency Name
Vance County DSS

Work County

Job Location
350 Ruin Creek Road
North Carolina
Job Description

Job Description/Duties:

Employee will be responsible for interpreting and translating for all Spanish speaking clients who come to the Department of Social Services and the Senior Center. Work involves provided verbal interpretation of all information shared between staff and clients/ parents/caregivers, etc. Work involves translating all written materials and providing clients with written documentation. The Spanish Interpreter will serve as a point of contact for clients and may coordinate transportation, arrange referrals to local services and resources, and ensure that appropriate services are determined, offered, received, or given.  The Spanish Interpreter will accompany Social Workers and other workers on home visits and will assist them with clients coming into the office, ensuring they understand rules and regulations. The Spanish Interpreter is responsible for interpreting in court.  This position is responsible for the yearly Civil Rights/Title VI-LEP training to all Social Services and Senior Center staff and all new employees hired after the yearly training. 

Valid drivers’ license required.

Education/Experience Required:  

Graduation from high school or GED and two years of experience in interpreting and translating English and the required foreign language in a setting that requires a knowledge of the programs or services. Demonstrates fluency and skill necessary to meet the needs of the organization and client populations served, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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