Deaf Education Interpreter - Topeka

Greenbush ESC USD 609 •

Greenbush - The Education Service Center is seeking applications for Deaf Education Interpreters in the Topeka area. 

Anticipated start date: August 1, 2023. Position will remain open until filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer. Must have the legal ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Job Summary: The Deaf Education Interpreter provides interpreting and other support services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in all aspects of the educational environment. The Interpreter’s primary function is to facilitate communication
among students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their hearing peers, the classroom teacher, and other personnel in the school system.

Valid driver’s license required for employment. REAL ID is required if air travel is necessary to complete job duties.


1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Proficient command (receptive and expressive) of sign language systems
3. Must be able to change schedule and daily routines on short notice
4. Must have proficient technology skills commonly found in classroom environments.


1. Post-Secondary degree and/or relevant certification/licensure
2. Level 3 or higher on the EIPA, KQAS or possess a RID national certification.
3. Experience working with students with special needs in the school setting.
4. Effectively communicate solutions to complex problems

Essential Functions:

1. Demonstrate the ability to adjust interpretation (signing and voicing) to match the level of sophistication of the language mode/system used by the recipient of services.
2. Interpret classroom lectures, assignments, demonstrations, announcements, videos (if closed caption is unavailable, or if the student is unable to utilize captioning), group activities or discussions and student interactions.
3. Provide necessary clarification, elaboration, or adjustments in an interpreted message due to differences in knowledge base, culture, language, or experiences.
4. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, re-evaluation process, and IEP process.
5. Interpret for special situations such as organizations or class meetings, conferences with principal or counselor, IEP meetings, and other school-related activities.
6. Participate in off-campus activities and field trips.

General Responsibilities:
1. Maintain timely documentation.
2. Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the SEKESC.
3. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
4. Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined by FERPA and HIPAA.
5. Ability to work alone and in groups to provide services.
6. Maintain professional relationships with families.
7. Assume responsibility for individual professional growth by staying current with literature, research, and/or practices.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in ability to effectively and regularly communicate with other employees of the SEKESC and constituents.
9. Complete all assignments in a timely manner including communication with other staff and families.
10. Follow all safety requirements as directed by the SEKESC.
11. Regular and predictive attendance in designated work location as determined by the Executive Director or designee.
12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

1. Lifting up to 40 pounds.
2. Manage all job duties with mobility, agility, and dexterity.
3. Sit/stand for long periods of time.
4. Work in loud/stressful environments.
5. Ability to drive in varying weather and geographical conditions.
6. Being exposed to infectious and contagious diseases.
7. Being exposed to hazardous materials.
8. Being exposed to work settings that offer a risk to personal security and that are not ADA compliant.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Greenbush ESC # 609

Benefits Information

Excellent benefit package: Supporting employees and their families is important to Greenbush. We provide access to exceptional Health Dental Vision and Life insurance options for all employees who work 20 hours or more a week. Employees also can participate in flex spending accounts and salary protection programs. Additionally Greenbush participates in the Kansas Public Retirement System (KPERS) and provides excellent 403b plan options. Greenbush contributes to each and every employee’s retirement plan by matching up to $100 a month for any Greenbush employee that contributes to one of the 403b plans. All employees and their families can also benefit from the personal services available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). All employees are provided with sick days personal leave and holidays subject to the length of their contract. For complete benefit package information direct your questions to the individual listed under the Job Contact Information section.

Salary Information

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Employer Information

Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunities for Everyone!

With more than 500 employees, the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center - Greenbush offers programs to school districts that are otherwise unavailable, unaffordable, or just more effective and efficient through a cooperative effort. At the core of every Greenbush service is the uncompromising belief that every learner, regardless of age or geographic location, deserves equal educational opportunities. 

When working for Greenbush, you could potentially be working anywhere in the state of Kansas. We have more than 80 locations, with the main offices located in Girard, Lawrence, and Topeka. Our programs reach far beyond these locations allowing us to offer a variety of services that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Hands-on learning labs at the Abernathy Science Education Center
  2. Providing professional development
  3. Team-building at the Challenge Ropes Course
  4. Experiential learning at the Camp and Retreat Center
  5. Helping learners receive their diploma or credit recovery via virtual and online learning
  6. Assisting Special Education agencies to access reimbursement for school provided health services
  7. Specialized learning through Special Day Schools
  8. Parents as Teachers
  9. Vision/Hearing and Tele-Therapy services
  10. Infant Toddler Services
  11. Administrative Services
  12. Cooperative Purchasing
  13. Custodial and Transportation services

Greenbush employees are as unique as their programs and enjoy a variety of opportunities. They are supported with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a shared belief in supporting schools across the state. Visit our website at  for more information of all Greenbush programs and services!

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947 W. 47 Hwy
Girard, KS 66743

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