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Full-time Spanish Interpreter/Translator

Department: Cole Pediatric Therapy - Houston
Location: Houston , TX

Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7 pm

The Interpreter/Translator position requires exceptional reading and comprehension skills, excellent writing skills, and command of the English & Spanish language.   The Interpreter is required to have knowledge of interpreting techniques, cultural and linguistic differences that impact effective communication, and the ability to translate documents, letters, therapeutic instructions, registration information, consents, etc. into the Target Language. Specific job responsibilities may vary from time to time. Interpreting/Translation can occur in a facility or an approved home care setting. This position reports to the Director of Rehabilitation and to the Executive Office Manager.

 FLSA Status: Non Exempt, Hourly

 The following is a summary of major essential functions of the Interpreter/Translator     position.   Specific functions may, from time to time, change. These functions include:

 

Essential Functions:

Team Responsibility

Treat fellow administrative team members, clients and therapists with respect and politeness. To come to work on time and follow established dress code and safety policies.

 

Operational Responsibility

 

  1. Knowledgeable      of organization personnel, nature of Cole Pediatric Therapy business and      locations.
  2. Ability to provide accurate, high      quality interpretation services under pressure.
  3. Ability to access reference material      needed to carry out their interpretation duties.
  4. Skillful use of specialized      terminology in written and verbal formats with the ability to explain and communicate      Therapeutic Procedures.
  5. Ability to translate material, either      written or spoken, from one language to another.

   6. Ability to maintain good inter-personal relationships with patients and staff.

   7. Observes patient confidentiality and follows HIPAA guidelines.

   8. Knowledge and proficiency in patient policies and procedures.

 

Other Responsibilities That May Be Assigned

 

1.      Serve as administrative back up when necessary.

2.      Carry out any other projects assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation or the Executive Office Manager.

 

Qualifications:

·         Team Player

·         Accuracy, Dependability, Friendly, Outgoing, Polite, Multitask

·         Excellent Listening Skills

·         Microsoft Office – Intermediate Level

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Flexible Hours; Some Saturdays may be required

·         Ability to travel to various locations throughout Houston, if needed

·         Demonstrated expert proficiency in both English and Spanish, in reading, writing and      speaking both languages

·         Sensitivity towards Latino culture and dialects

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

• The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

• The employee is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

 

The Reward:

All employees are eligible for competitive professional salaries recognizing experience and education.  We strive for excellence in patient care and employee satisfaction stressing teamwork and dedication.  Cole Health offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including: Paid Vacation and Sick Time, Health and Dental Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Savings and much more.

  

The Company:

Cole Health is about bringing hope and changing lives  here and around the world.  Cole Health has been serving the Houston community for more than 10 years.  We help our patients, employees and physician’s perform at their best.  Through our Speech-Language, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Nursing programs adults and children improve their communication, enhance their mobility and become more independent.

Cole Health has grown to include Cole Pediatric Therapy (9 Pediatric Outpatient Facilities in the Greater Houston Area, San Marcos and Austin),and Cole Rehabilitation (3 Outpatient Facilities in the Greater Houston Area).  

 

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