Disability Support Services

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

 Applying for Hourly Positions

Captioners Hands Red and gold toned  Interpreter Hands

Interpreters & Captioners

Be part of the Foothill - De Anza Community College District, where student success is our mission. 

Foothill - De Anza Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, social justice and multicultural education, as well as civic and community engagement.

Apply thru Taleo to become part of the Temp Opportunities Pool of interpreters and captioners here at De Anza College.   All applications and documents are submitted online. 

Even though you may have worked for De Anza in the past, this will be the first time you are filling out an application on Taleo.  You should apply as a "New Applicant," and it is very important to have a current resume showing all your work experiences to the present time

Be sure to have the following required documents on hand.

Application Checklist:

  • Diversity statement
  • Resume
  • Application
  • TB Testing & Fingerprints

Once you have applied and HR processes your application, you are then eligible for on-going or sub assignments.

APPLY NOW: 

http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FHDA&cws=1&rid=1016


IMPORTANT: Once you have started the application process, you must complete it in one sitting. Closing out before you have completed will reset the process and delete all progress you have made.

TB Testing 

You may also need to have a current TB test, especially if it has been a while since taking an assignment.  You can go to the Health Office here on the De Anza campus to get the TB test, and the results will be sent to us.  

Health services is located at Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level (below Dining Services). TB testing is only offered certain days and times of the week. If you are directed to have this testing, please refer to the Health Services website for this information at: https://www.deanza.edu/healthservices/medicalservices/immunization.html

Fingerprinting

It may be required for you to have fingerprints taken from the Campus Police department. Fingerprinting services is located at Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level (below Dining Services). If you are directed to provide fingerprints, please do so. Locations and times fingerprinting is processed is: http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/LivescanServiceandTBTestingS.pdf

INTERPRETERS

Requesting Time Off

Requests for substitutions should be submitted via e-mail to the Supervisor at: www.deafservices.edu.  If requests are not confirmed with the DHHS Supervisor, please follow up to ensure the request has been received and is being processed.

Wait Times

The following table indicates the required wait time for interpreters. After the wait period has expired, contact the Supervisor to report the "no-show" and to receive possible reassignment.

LENGTH OF CLASSWAIT TIME
One Hour Class 15 minutes
Two Hour Class 20 minutes
Three Hours or More 30 minutes

Absences

For any unexpected absences contact the Supervisor immediately via email.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, contact the Supervisor immediately for possible reassignment.  The interpreter will receive payment for any cancellation that occurs less than 24 hours prior to the assignment, even if there is no substitute assignment.  If a student drops a class, the interpreter will receive payment only if the cancellation is less than 24 hours before the next class meeting.

Finals Week

Students are required to request services in advance for finals week and the Supervisor will assign interpreters accordingly.

DHHS Interpreting Tips

DHHS Interpreting Tips

Lead interpreter would be the person who has either worked with the instructor and/or the student in the past. This would also be the person who is on-going in the class for any sub assignments. The Lead usually takes the first round of interpreting at the start of class.

Team support while in the "off" chair is just as important as being in the "on" chair.  You never know when a team will look to you for support to complete a thought or help with a sign. Please do not have cell phones, iPads, laptops, etc. where they are a possible distraction to both team and student. DHHS understands you may need to check cell phones for quick messages.

Based on background,training, experience, teams may be using different signs for a concept. To support uniformity of signs, please be open to discussing signs used with your team. It makes for a much smoother flow of information to the student and,our goal ease of access to subject matter.

Some interpreters like receiving feedback while others may not. Consider that feedback allows us to do our jobs better, and we want to make our work settings here at De Anza safe environments.  

DHHS has some training materials located in our office for interpreting instructional training material. This material includes genre specific to educational signs.  If you'd like to check them out, please email Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services, and we will be happy to show you what we have.

Professional Attire Recommendations

  1. Solid color clothing that contrast with skin tone for ease of the viewer.
  2. Neutral jewelry, nails, and makeup.

Plan Prepare Perform

Interpreter Resources

Educational interpreting incorporates many complex ideas and specialized vocabulary based on the subject matter. DHHS has provided links below that may help in preparing for your assignments.

ASL Stem: http://aslstem.cs.washington.edu/

The purpose of this online community is to bring educators, interpreters, captioners, students, and others together in order to help build ASL's technical vocabulary from the ground up.

ASL Resource Country Signs:  http://www.aslresource.net/CountrySigns.php

embeOutreach: SMART PHONE APP

Signs for: Math, Biology, Physics, Auto Mechanics, Countries, Geography, Government and US History

Idiom Collection and meanings: http://www.idiomsite.com/

RIT Mathematical Lexicon Video Dictionary: A networking with professionals to discuss and choose appropriate signs and to improve the guidelines for their use in the classroom

http://www.rit.edu/~w-msse/pages/lexicon/wordlist.php?letter=a

Signing Savvy: https://www.signingsavvy.com/

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs

CAPTIONERS

Requesting Time Off

Requests for substitutions should be submitted via e-mail to the Supervisor at: deafservices.edu.  If requests are not confirmed with the DHHS Supervisor, please follow up to ensure the request has been received and is being processed.

Wait Times

The following table indicates the required wait time for interpreters. After the wait period has expired, contact the Supervisor to report the "no-show" and to receive possible reassignment.

LENGTH OF CLASSWAIT TIME
One Hour Class 15 minutes
Two Hour Class 20 minutes
Three Hours or More 30 minutes

Absences

For any unexpected absences contact the Supervisor immediately via email.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, contact the Supervisor immediately for possible reassignment.  The captioner will receive payment for any cancellation that occurs less than 24 hours prior to the assignment, even if there is no substitute assignment.  If a student drops a class, the captioner will receive payment only if the cancellation is less than 24 hours before the next class meeting.

Finals Week

Students are required to request services in advance for finals week and the Supervisor will assign interpreters accordingly.

Formatting Presentation for Captioning

  • Text should be presented in "Sentence Case” using size 14 font in Word .doc or .rtf
  • Displayed Real-time text should read like a script and include accurate punctuation marks with proper sentence structure.
  • Black background with white font or blue background with yellow font is recommended
  • The Deaf Services standardized format is to display text in an easy-to-read layout.
  • Text should be presented in "Sentence Case” using size 14 font in Word .doc or .rtf
  • Displayed Real-time text should read like a script and include accurate punctuation marks with proper sentence structure.
  • Black background with white font or blue background with yellow font is recommended.
  • Student preferences should be honored in how you format.
  • The CART Provider is responsible for setting up at least 15 minutes before their scheduled assignment.
  • Please make sure your cell phone is turned to “silent” during class.
  • Ensure your equipment and case are nearby for quicker setting up and tearing down.
  • Turn off your untranslatable in your software so real-time writing is clean.
  • Set up your equipment in the front of the class and “establish” a front row chair and table A desk for your laptop may be all that is available.
  • Scan the room for outlets. If there is no outlet for extensions near the front row where you are seated, please BE SURE to have your computer and steno machine charged.
  • The CART Provider is responsible to ask the student for any formatting preferences. 
  • If group work will take place, please advise the instructor that it is preferable for your student’s group to come to you and make a circle or group.
  • It is the CART Provider’s responsibility to communicate the need for accessibility during group work for our student.
  • Stay for the entirety of class during any lab work, in-class silent work and/or captioned videos.
  • If the instructor is showing a video/media in the classroom, please approach the instructor to confirm that the video is captioned/subtitled.
  • Ensure your equipment and case are nearby for quicker setting up and tearing down.
  • Editing of the transcript should be completed within 48 hours.
  • Add all untranslated words to your dictionary.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Building: LCW 110
Contact:  Rosemary Jensen

Phone: 408 864-8755
deafservices@deanza.edu
Disability Support Services Building: SCS 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748

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Last Updated: 11/30/15