The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.org
The Interpreter is responsible for listening, understanding, and translating spoken or written statements from one language to another. Reproduce statements in another language for unique listening or reading audience and in various settings, including but not limited to legal and social setting. This position reports to the Lead Case Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Interpreter and/or translate between two parties with the highest degree of accuracy and completion that do not speak a similar language by converting one spoken or written language to another for clients and visitors of the facility;
- Work in compliance with all USCRI rules, policies and procedures, particularly those regarding confidentiality and informed consent;
- Maintain professionalism and understand professional distance and integrity;
- Attend continuing education training, as recommended.
- Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor.
- Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish is required;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Flexibility and willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends as the position requires on call availability;
- Must pass a criminal background, child abuse and neglect registry clearance and other screening requirements including health assessment, Tuberculosis test, and drugs test.; and
- Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
- Satisfactory Completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
- Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory training; and
- Complete additional training as identified by supervisor(s), program director or Human Resources.
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- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
- Ability to read, write and converse in English and Spanish; and
- Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.