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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

Freelance Medical Interpreter (Yoruba, Twi, Krio)

Alexandria, Virginia, US
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Company: LIBERTY LANGUAGE SERVICES

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Company Info

Liberty Language Services is a woman-owned and operated company based in Vienna, VA that recruits interpreters to work as independent contractors, providing on-site interpretation services for our clients in the medical field and other settings. Libertys Education Center offers both in-person and online training programs to help prepare bilinguals for professional interpreting. Whether you already have experience as a freelance interpreter or are just interested in beginning a career in interpretation, Liberty Language Services is the place for you!

We are immediately hiring for the following positions: Yoruba Interpreter, Twi Interpreter, Krio Interpreter, Igbo Interpreter, West African Pidgin Interpreter, Somali Interpreter Job Summary: This position will consist of interpreting for healthcare patients with limited English proficiency. As a medical interpreter, you will facilitate doctor-patient communication at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare-related facilities. This is an independent contractor position so there are no set hours; you will accept work depending on your own schedule. All interpreting assignments coincide with appointments made by patients at healthcare facilities and, therefore, will vary in duration and the amount of notice given. Assignment lengths and the content will vary. Examples of session content include physical therapy and rehabilitation, surgery, diagnostics, examinations, and mental health appointments. Travel Requirement: Interpreters are required to have their own form of transportation and travel on-site to the location of each appointment. Compensation for travel depends on the assignment. Our clients are located throughout the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

* Must have completed a minimum 40-hour medical interpreter training course (NOTE: Applicants who have yet to obtain a medical interpreter training certificate will be directed to our Education Department)
* Willingness to pass or show acceptable results for oral language proficiency tests in English and the target language(s)
* Knowledge of, exposure to, and comfort with working in a medical setting

Additional Requirements

* Must be authorized to work in the United States
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* Must have flexible working hours and reliable transportation
* Must be able to pass a drug screening and criminal background check
* Must be able to submit immunization records (including TB test results) and must be willing to receive yearly flu immunization

How to Apply

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Benefits

Hourly Rate: $22-30 per hour

As independent contractors, Liberty interpreters have the ability to accept or decline assignments as they wish. Liberty interpreters also get free access to certain training workshops we offer (such as Interpreting in Public Schools).

Liberty Language Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Liberty supports employment for all peoples, regardless of race, color, age, gender, status, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, parental status, veteran status, disability, or any other demographic protected under federal and state law. Liberty does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and is committed to building a safe and respectful environment for its employees and independent contractors.
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