Freelance Medical & Community Interpreters (Guatemalan Indigenous Languages): On-Site in Washington, DC Metro Area Job at PGLS, Washington DC

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  • PGLS
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Job Description
Serving the world and the local Metro Washington DC area community, Piedmont Global Language Solutions (PGLS) offers language services consisting of interpretation, translation, transcription, language instruction, cultural sensitivity training, and localization. Our network of language professionals provides expertise in more than 200 languages, including regional dialects.

PGLS is looking for freelance medical and community interpreters between English and Indigenous Guatemalan languages, for on-site/in-person consecutive interpreting in the Washington DC metro area and over-the-phone (OPI) and video remote (VRI) assignments.

English <> Indigenous Guatemalan languages (including but not limited to: Mam, Kekchi/Q'eqchi, Kaqchikel, Ixil)

These are "1099" (Independent Contractor) positions with the interpretation to take place on-site (OSI) in the Washington, DC metro area. Some assignments might be conducted via video (VRI) or over the phone (OPI) when interpreters are not local.

Interpreter Functions:
•Serve as an interpreter between a wide range of people with diverse voices, accents, speaking tempos and personalities.
•Provide parties with clear and exact interpretations of verbal communication with no additions or omissions.
•Provide interpretations of questions, answers, statements, arguments, explanations, and other forms of verbal communication.
•Render sight translations of documents and other written materials, as needed.
•Impart thought, purpose, spirit, emotions, and tone of speaker from source language into target language, and vice-versa.
•Inform relevant parties of any factor that may hinder your performance.
•Comply with applicable ethics and standards.

Requirements
•Hold a valid driver's license, or any government-issued valid form of identification.
•Access to a laptop or desktop computer with 4GB (RAM) memory or higher and broadband (high-speed internet connection).
•Access to a mobile phone as a back-up device.
•Access to a headset that connects to the computer/ phone using a cable (not a wireless headset).
•A quiet workspace/home office with no distractions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Community Interpreter MINIMUM qualifications (non-medical settings):
•At least two (2) years of interpreting experience, paid or as a volunteer
•Two (2) relevant professional references that can vouch for candidate's work as an interpreter OR one (1) relevant professional reference and one (1) relevant professional letter of recommendation
•Native-level proficiency in English and the other language.

Medical Interpreter MINIMUM qualifications (medical settings):
•At least two (2) years of interpreting experience, paid or as a volunteer
•Two (2) relevant professional references that can vouch for the candidate's work as an interpreter OR one (1) relevant professional reference and one (1) relevant professional letter of recommendation
•Native-level proficiency in English and another language.
•Certification as a medical interpreter from a 40-hour program or equivalent, specifically for medical interpreting (i.e., CHIT Community Healthcare Interpreter Training)

Desired but not required:
•University degree in interpretation

If available, interpreters should provide proof of:
•Certifications
•Test results from other organizations (testing centers, other LSPs, etc.).

Job Tags

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