BSL interpreter

More information on how to become a BSL interpreter.

If you are interested in helping the University by becoming a BSL interpreter please read the information below.

At a glance

Role: BSL interpreter

Location: Ulster University; Student Support

Rate of pay: £20 per hour (level four) £30 per hour (Level five)

Purpose of role: To provide interpretation for students using British Sign Language (BSL).


Main duties

  1. To attend classes, assessments and meetings on campus and provide accurate interpretation for students using British Sign Language.
  2. Liaise with Students and staff to ensure that clear and accurate interpretation of the lecture/meeting/assessment is provided to the student.
  3. Provide within agreed time-frames, progress reports and associated documentation in consultation with the student and the Register of Support Providers.
  4. Ensure that electronic time-sheets are completed on a regular basis and by key dates as advised by the Register of Support Providers.
  5. Maintain confidential records, including an electronic record of all contact with students and take into consideration the safeguarding of these, whilst adhering to the requirements of Data Protection legislation in Northern Ireland.
  6. Comply with the University’s equal opportunities policy and promote equal opportunity in all aspects of the role.
  7. Comply with the University’s health and safety policies whilst on campus.
  8. Maintain an up to date knowledge of relevant legislative developments and best practice within the post-16 education sector in relation to support for disabled students.
  9. Maintain professional competence, status and memberships of professional bodies.

Personal qualities

Educational and professional qualifications

Essential

Educated to A Level or equivalent NVQ Level 4 BSL or ISL or equivalent

Application and qualification documentation

Desirable

Membership of ASLI (Association of Sign Language Interpreters), or other relevant professional body or association

Application and qualification documentation

Previous experience/ training

Essential

Considerable experience of British Sigh Language (BSL) interpretation on a one to one basis

Application and interview

Desirable

Experience of providing BSL support in an educational environment

Application and interview

Job-related achievements

Essential

Evidence of the ability to be able to provide clear and accurate BSL interpretation in a variety of settings.

Application and Interview

Inter-personal skills

Essential

Ability to communicate with students on a one to one basis using exceptional interpersonal skills.

An understanding of the responsibilities associated with maintaining confidentiality and an awareness of the requirements under data protection legislation

Application and Interview

Application and Interview

Other factors

Desirable

Flexibility over working hours

Application form

 

Essential

All successful candidates will be expected to complete an Access NI (Enhanced disclosure) check.