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VCDR Alert – Job Opportunity – Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) Coordinator – VCIL

Posted on the 09 January, 2019 at 1:15 pm Written by in News

Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) Coordinator

The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) is a program that links American Sign Language interpreters with the scheduling needs of consumers. The VIRS Program Coordinator will manage the business operations of the program as well as provide outreach and education to the Deaf community, requestors, and interpreters.  Ideal candidate must understand Deaf Culture and be ASL proficient. 

This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to enhance their career in the human services sector. 

You will further your skill development in: 

• Running a fast-paced program processing over 1,100 requests per year, producing timely and accurate invoices, following up on collections for older receivables, maintaining the VIRS website and preparing quarterly grant reports.
• Coordinating and communicating to meet the needs of the Deaf community, businesses and interpreters.
• Developing and maintaining a list of licensed, professional, ethical, available interpreters using the eRSP database.
• Building profiles on Deaf/Hard of Hearing customers to ensure preferences are considered.
• Communicating with interpreters to determine availability and preferences.
• Serving on and contributing to a strong Advisory Committee and empowering a strong Deaf culture throughout Vermont and improving access for all Vermonters.
• Overseeing the billing data and invoicing of services.
• Supervising the Program Specialist staff.
• Exposing the benefits of VIRS as part of a team through outreach to businesses, medical providers, legal partners, etc.
• Providing Technical Assistance on Deaf Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
• Working with a team to plan educational opportunities and raise money for interpreting needs not covered under the ADA.

This 32-hour-a-week position in Montpelier, VT is open to the full VCIL benefit package including: 14.5 paid holidays; two-week vacation time at hire; 80 percent paid medical insurance, 100 percent dental, vision, life insurance, short/long term disability for employees; 10 sick days; three personal days; three bereavement days.

To apply, send resume to:

Sue Booth, VCIL                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 East State Street                                                                                                                                                                                    Montpelier, VT 05602

 or EMAIL: [email protected] by Friday, January 25, 2019.

VCIL is an EOE/affirmative action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of persons with disabilities.

Submitted by Karen Lafayette, VCDR Coordinator  for VCIL