Interpreter 1

By | October 6, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Interpreter 1

Salary : $52300 per year

Company : International Rescue Committee

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : High School

Requisition ID: req32036

Job Title: Interpreter 1

Sector: Interpretation

Employment Category: Occasional

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Boise ID USA

Job Description

Job Overview: The Interpreter provides in-person and/or remote 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 including clinics hospitals schools community-based organizations and government agencies. Services may be rendered in-person 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:

  • High school diploma strongly preferred.
  • Interpretation certification preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Relevant professional interpretation experience preferred.
  • 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 transportation to appointment locations.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment remote work and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • 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 candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

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.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US these include: 10 sick days 10 US holidays 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure) medical insurance starting at $145 per month dental starting at $7 per month and vision starting at $5 per month FSA for healthcare childcare and commuter costs a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting) disability & life insurance and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.


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