Casual American Sign Language Interpreter

Job Code: 2967505

Job Details

Casual American Sign Language Interpreter

C.U.P.E. 2357 (Level 6)

Why Work With The Ottawa Catholic School Board: The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is located in Ottawa, Ontario. As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa ranks among the world's most desirable cities to call home. We have a small-town feel with a big-city presence with a population of just over a million people.

The OCSB proudly serves over 45,000 students in 87 schools. We offer an education that respects all faiths' universal values and is grounded in Catholic principles. We foster innovation to inspire Deep Learning so that all can realize their full potential. We offer a collaborative work environment, fulfilling careers, and the opportunity to make a difference in our students' lives. The OCSB adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is committed to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, people from gender diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities, as well as others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board acknowledges that the land on which our schools are located is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnabek Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

Under the direction of the school principal, the Interpreter is responsible for:

  • providing interpreting and other support services to deaf and/or hard of hearing students;
  • facilitates communication among deaf and/or hard of hearing students and their hearing peers, the classroom teacher and other personnel in the school system;
  • offers tutoring and/or note taking services to deaf and/or hard of hearing students when necessary;
  • participates in team meetings and assists the classroom teacher in fostering positive attitudes toward deafness;
  • and performs other duties, as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Secondary school diploma;
  • a three year Community college diploma in sign language interpreting;
  • 1.5 years of related experience;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • the ability to establish a rapport and work with individuals on a one-to-one basis;
  • initiative and commitment;
  • and the ability to work as a team member.
  • Individuals who possess an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Being Fully Vaccinated with a COVID-19 Vaccine or participating in mandatory regular rapid antigen testing is a condition of employment in the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

In addition, the following will be considered an asset:

  • Membership in the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) and the Ontario Interpreter Services (O.I.S.);
  • and NVCI, CPR and First Aid.

Salary: Hourly rate of $31.87 plus 4% vacation pay How to Apply: All applications for the role of Casual Interpreter must be submitted through Apply to Education. Failure to complete this information may impact your eligibility for an interview.

Interviews: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If selected for an interview, you will receive an email including the interview date/time, location and process details. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

At the completion of a successful interview, you will be required to provide an Original Police Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector dated within the last 6 months.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact Sarah Thomas in the Human Resources Department via email at

Sarah Thomas, BCom.
Human Resources Officer
570 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 3R4

Posted On
May 17, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter