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Durham County, North Carolina, United States

Position Title: Interpreter Reports To: Durham Operations Manager Division: Immigration & Refugee Program (IRP) Department: IRP-Durham Job Location: Durham, NC Grade Level: 3 FLSA & Union Status: þ Non-Exempt þ Non-Bargaining Th This is a per diem position. Introduction : Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty, displacement, and disaster. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services. Primary Purpose : The Interpreter offers professional communications support and services to refugees. Essential Duties Offer professional interpretation and translation services to refugee clients, as well as transportation to interviews and appointments as necessary. (Compensation is paid by CWS for mileage when using personal vehicle.) Maintain client confidentiality at all times. Advocate on behalf of refugees, and refugee-serving voluntary agencies. Document all contacts and services in client case files and maintain case note logs. Attend trainings and conferences as requested by supervisor. Keep informed about refugee and immigrant issues, and available services to refugees, using current information to better identify and serve refugee clients. Represent the program at meetings and speaking engagements relevant to the responsibilities of the position. Perform all duties in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Undertake other duties as assigned. Work varied hours, including some night and weekend work. Qualifications Superior English verbal and written communication skills are required. Fluency in a refugee language is required. (Preferred languages are Pashto, Dari, Urdu, French, Spanish, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Sango, Karen, Burmese, Arabic or Nepali, although other languages will be considered.) Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willingness to support CWS’ Platform on Racial Justice as a CWS employee required. Experience: Previous work experience in interpretation and translation is desired. Cultural sensitivity is essential. Skills: Proficiency in MS Word, email, and internet applications is desired. Education & Certifications: High school diploma or equivalent life experience. Special Requirements This position is mostly in-person but may provide some flexibility in working from home Must have a valid driver’s license and complete a motor vehicle record check if driving clients Background check required Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. CWS’ U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all new staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as soon as reasonable, no longer than 60 days of employment. Any employee who is pregnant, who is nursing, who has a disability, or who has a medical condition that prevents them from safe vaccination, or who rejects vaccination because of sincerely held religious beliefs, may contact the CWS Benefits Administrator to request reasonable accommodation as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).