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On-Call Interpreter

Sacramento

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sacramento
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date:

Job Overview: The On-Call Interpreter provides interpretation to facilitate, with accuracy, impartiality, and confidentiality, the language needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and their service providers. Activities include providing professional interpretation services, use of software to track assignments, and occasional trainings and assessments.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide accurate, impartial, and confidential interpretation to LEP individuals and service providers in a variety of settings ranging in complexity, including clinics, hospitals, schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies. Services may be rendered in-person or via telephone, videoconference, or other virtual means.
  • Track assignments and work hours within designated software.
  • Participate in trainings and assessments.
  • May support special projects and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education and Certifications:

  • Interpretation certification required.
  • High school diploma strongly preferred.
  • Formal education in linguistics or related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year professional interpretation experience required.
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Cultural sensitivity; ability to build trust with clients, colleagues, and partners.
  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written.
  • Spoken proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is required; including but not limited to Spanish, French, Arabic, Burmese (Chin, Matu, Rohingya, Karen, Karenni, Tedim), Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Swahili, Amharic, Tigrinya, Nepali, Russian, Kunama, Afar, Sango, Dinka, Lingala, Oromo, Kurdish, Vietnamese, Korean, Urdu, and Hindi.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Reliable internet connection and/or phone line.

Working Environment:

  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

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