Oakland (United States of America)
Job Overview: IRC is looking for a dedicated, compassionate professional to support our case management team. This position allows staff to make an impact on individuals' quality of life, self-worth, and independence. The interpreter will provide interpretation and translation services for clients who possess limited proficiency in English. This position is part-time, with shifts scheduled on an as-needed basis. The interpreter provides services in person and/or over-the-phone, depending upon need.
Providing interpretation in Tigrinya, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Turkmen, or Spanish.
Providing IRC staff with interpretation support as they work with clients both in one-on-one and group settings.
Attend job interviews, orientations, and other appointments with clients to interpret meetings and discussions.
Provide clerical support and assist participants to complete basic forms.
Travel in and around the service delivery area to facilitate housing set-ups, build community relationships and represent the IRC with community partners.
Strict adherence to IRC Code of Conduct for Interpreters.
Skills and Abilities: Fluency or near-fluency in English and Tigrinya, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Turkmen, or Spanish.
Education in linguistics or related field and/or evidence of training in interpretation techniques a plus.
Prior experience providing interpretive services strongly desired.
You work well within a team and are detail oriented, patient, professional, and reliable.
You are available for work assignments during regular business hours, evening and weekend availability a strong plus, some local travel required.
You have integrity, compassion, and a positive attitude.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.