After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality, out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond. Our hands-on, project-based arts, science, sports, technology, and communications programs are delivered at Chicago public high schools, at community locations throughout the city, and downtown at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts.
This fall 2016 program session, we are in need of several volunteers to serve as Interpreters for our deaf / hard-of-hearing teens participating in programs throughout the city of Chicago.
The session runs from September 26, 2016 - December 10, 2016.
Programs operate 2 or 3 days out of the week during the evening (after school) hours, typically between 3:30pm-7:00pm.
Programs are located throughout the city.
Summary of Position:
After School Matters is seeking Sign Language Interpreters for the fall 2016 program session. An effective Sign Language Interpreter plays an integral role in the successful implementation of After School Matters programs. The Sign Language Interpreter is responsible for helping deaf or hard of hearing apprentice artists fully participate in After School Matters programs.
The After School Matters Fall 2016 program session runs from Monday, September 26, 2016 through Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Sign language Interpreter will be a part-time volunteer of After School Matters. Sign language Interpreter must be available for the entire program session, including the end of session Family Night.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Interpret at the appropriate language level
- Clearly convey all aspects of meaning and content
- Make sure the program goals are clear
- Facilitate and support participation and social communication
- Monitor for comprehension
- Interpret within programs and social settings, direct and overheard conversations, field trips and showcases
- Maintain professional credentials
- Assist in other programs as needed
- Other duties as assigned.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to weather conditions
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Provisional (Red) License in the State of Illinois for ASL-English Interpretation
How to Apply:
Email or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Ramon Moran at 312.768.5200 or RAMON.MORAN@AFTERSCHOOLMATTERS.ORG
(Those interested will be asked to submit a resume and proof of certification)
- American Sign Language
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible Schedule - contact volunteer coordinator
- Completion of Background Check, Proof of Certification