The Northwestern Illinois Association

Announcement of Vacancy for Position of
Substitute Educational Sign Language Interpreter

Part-time Position

Position Description

Sign Language Interpreter to interpret for students in a self-contained classroom and/or general education classroom.  The applicant must possess fluent sign language and spoken English language skills, as well as conceptually accurate interpreting skills. 

Part-time; hourly position. Days worked and number of hours per day will vary based upon need. Rate of pay: $15.00 per hour.

Must have ISBE approval as an Educational Interpreter or have met the requirements and applied for ISBE approval processing. Consideration may be given to candidates who have a State of Illinois Sign Language Interpreter license at the intermediate level or better.

Position Location  
Various Districts in the NIA Ten County Region

Start Date TBD

Diane Finn
Northwestern Illinois Association
4920 E. State Street, Unit 6
Rockford, IL 61108

Application Process and Form
Applicants must supply the following materials to complete their application:
1. Completion of NIA on-line application
2. Formal letter of application
3. Personal Resume
4. Letters of Recommendation (3)
5. Copy of ISBE Approval Letter

Download the application form here.

General Information
The Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA) is a regional special education cooperative comprised of seventy-two school districts located in the ten northwestern counties of Illinois. The primary mission of the NIA is to provide special education services to children with low incidence impairments (hearing, vision and orthopedic/multiple disabilities).

The NIA region has been divided into three sub-regions for more effective planning and service delivery. The NIA maintains its administrative office in Sycamore with satellite offices located in each of the NIA sub-regions. Within the region there are fourteen special education districts or cooperatives, and twenty nonpublic agencies with which NIA personnel work closely in the provision of special education services.

The Northwestern Illinois Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer