Job Posting 97788

Staff Medical Interpreter - American Sign Language
Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Fri, 22 Dec)
full time

Job Posting

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Title:  Staff Interpreter

Location:  Lower Mainland, BC

Position Status:  Full-time, 35 hours per week

Reports to:  Manager, Accessible Communication Services




Position Summary: 

The Staff Interpreter is responsible for providing community and medical ASL interpreting services for the Accessible Communication Services department, as well as supporting the department where necessary.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides community and medical ASL interpreting services for Wavefront Centre, both on and off-site, including virtually
  • Supports the team where necessary.
  • Works as an integral part of the Accessible Communication Services department
  • Assists with drop-in clients for English-ASL translation of documents, as needed




Education and Experience:

Must be a graduate of a recognized Interpreter Training Program and have a minimum of 5 years interpreting experience. 



  • Holds an active membership with CASLI and WAVLI
  • Has passed the BC Medical Interpreter Screening or meets the qualifications to take the screen (hiring would be dependent upon passing the screen)
  • Demonstrated sensitivity working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality requirements
  • Innovative problem-solver
  • Strong written communication skills and proficiency in various computer programs as well as familiarity working in a networked MS Office Windows environment
  • Interest in emerging technologies and practices for interpreting/real-time captioning services
  • Good organizational and scheduling skills, team player, good interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in a variety of settings
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search



Established in 1956 and trusted for over 65 years, Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility (operating name for Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) is a BC based, charitable non-profit organization. Wavefront Centre serves over 16,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients each year by delivering innovative services in the areas of Audiology, Counselling, Seniors Outreach, Accessible Communication Services and Communication Devices to help clients achieve full communication accessibility.


Hours of work:

The typical hours of work are 9:00am to 5:00pm (negotiable), Monday to Friday, flexibility is required.Incumbents may be asked to work evenings or weekends from time to time.


Workplace safety:

In order to do all we can to ensure the safety of our staff and clients, Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility requires that everyone working within our organization be fully vaccinated (COVID-19) unless they have an exemption for accommodation pursuant to the BC Human Rights Code. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:

Wavefront Centre is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for interviews upon request. 




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Application Deadline:  The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.


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