Interpreter

Pittsburgh, PA /
Family Services /
Full-time
/ Hybrid
Hello Neighbor is hiring Interpreters who will support Hello Neighbor’s Resettlement and Family Services programs to work alongside staff and provide interpretation and translation services to refugees and immigrants enrolled in Hello Neighbor programs.

Current language needs include: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Nepali, Pashto, Swahili, Ukrainian

This is a contracted position which involves in-person interpretation assignments at our Pittsburgh, PA office in Larimer and in the community as well as over the phone and virtual appointments. 

COVID-19 vaccine and booster strongly preferred for this position. Paid training is provided.

Reports To: Family Services Director

Key Responsibilities

    • Render accurate meanings and concepts, rules of grammar, clarity, and tone from source language to target language while staying true to the original intent of the content 
    • Maintain transparency during all interpretation interactions with no additions or omissions
    • Employ clear enunciation, pronunciation, and polite forms of expression in a pleasant and professional manner
    • Ability to render sight translations of documents and other written materials
    • Ability to explain cultural concepts and act as cultural broker to avoid miscommunication
    • Ability to remain neutral, objective, and unbiased at all times
    • Remain calm during emergency and crisis situations
    • Excellent listening, retention, and note-taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy 
    • Reliable access to internet for virtual interpretation
    • Fluency in written and verbal communication in English and minimum of one non-English language

Preferred Qualifications

    • Highschool diploma, GED, or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree in a language, linguistic studies, or communications a plus
    • Valid certificate of interpreter training from professional interpretation agency a plus
    • Car, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
    • Ability to communicate with diverse communities
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At Hello Neighbor, we are committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. Hello Neighbor is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

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