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Somali Interpreter Full Time

CTS LanguageLink is hiring a full time Somali interpreter to work in our Vancouver office. The candidate that is hired will be scheduled Monday - Friday during business hours.

Fluency in the Somali and English is required.

Benefits available after 60 days: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K. Plus paid vacation and sick time.

Summary: To provide interpreting services via telephone and/or video relay to our customers and their clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

To facilitate understanding in communication by faithfully interpreting, into the target language, everything being said without adding, omitting or changing anything.
To maintain impartiality and show no bias or preference toward either party while interpreting.
To interpret in the first form at all times; clarify when necessary (informing both parties) and maintain the highest level of confidentiality as well as abide by code of ethics for interpreters.
To be aware of his/her own culture and other cultures encountered in their duties and explaining any cultural differences when appropriate.
To preserve the highest level of proficiency by, continuing to improve his/her interpreting skills and ethical performance.
Must demonstrate the highest level of customer service towards our clients and theirs, at all times.
Perform all office functions and other reasonable, related duties as assigned or requested
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is presented as part of CTS LanguageLinks ongoing efforts to establish and maintain clear and honest communication with our employees. Although this job description describes the main responsibilities, and qualifications required for this position, there may be additional duties assigned from time to time. The receipt of this job description does not constitute or represent a contract between me and CTS. I am an at-will employee, and as such, my employment may be terminated by me or CTS with or without cause.
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