Job Position: Interpreter

  • Application Deadline: 21st December 2022
  • Employment Type: Contractural
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Must have previous experience working as an interpreter.
Certified interpretation certificate and/or education in interpretation is an asset.
Must be able to verbally speak the language fluently. Written fluency is an asset.
Familiarization with social service agencies and the vulnerable population is an asset.
Ability to deal with sensitive issues and work with the vulnerable population.
Ability to access and use telecommunication technology.
Ability to provide accurate verbal interpretation to both client and staff member.
Strong customer service skills.
Ability to work without supervision.
Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries.
Committed to ongoing professional development.
Ability to arrive to assignments on time in Hamilton, ON
Recent Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Interpreter who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

Wesley Interpretation Services is dedicated to improving access to services for limited and non-English speaking communities through cost-effective, high quality language services. When you work as a self-employed interpreter, you are working with one of the most vulnerable and at-risk populations in the Hamilton community. A high level of proficiency, and well-established professional boundaries, are required for this role as you will work with clients, case managers and community partners.

Wesley Interpretation Services offers interpretation in a number of languages and is seeking additional interpreters in the following languages:

Kirundi or Rundi
Maay (Somali dialect)

In context, Wesley Interpretation Services is seeking a wide variety of different languages, so candidates that speak other languages are welcome to apply.
In this position you will be working as a self-employed agent. You will be contacted for interpretation assignments on an on-call basis; there is no set amount of hours per week.
Please note: only candidates living in Hamilton, and the greater Hamilton area will be considered.

Additional Details:

Invest in Yourself as we Invest in You! Wesley offers…

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!