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DYT Interpreter

LOCATIONS: Various Locations in Lower Mainland

POSITION STATUS: Seasonal Contract


TERMS: Temporary Part-Time: Contract


SHIFT:  Monday to Friday, with varying shifts and occasionally on weekends. 


​NATURE & SCOPE: The Registered ASL-English Interpreter (Interpreter) will play an important role in supporting Deaf Youth Today (DYT) in its goal of creating a barrier-free and language-rich immersive ASL environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) campers. The Interpreter will provide interpretation services as needed, guided by DYT policies and staff. 



 1. Interpretation

  • provide ASL-English interpretation for camp programs as needed (at the direction of DYT’s Site Supervisor, Program Coordinator or other staff)

  • foster opportunities for campers to communicate directly (with each other and DYT staff) in ASL, stepping in to interpret only when necessary, as guided by DYT policies and staff

2. Confidentiality and Cultural Sensitivity 

  • keep information learned during the course of work confidential

  • demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity to foster an inclusive environment that respects the diversity of all campers and staff

3. Collaboration and Teamwork: 

  • work collaboratively with DYT’s Site Supervisor, Program Coordinator, and other staff to ensure a cohesive camp experience

  • attend daily morning meetings to connect with the team, ensure understanding of expectations, and provide input on interpreting-related matters

4. Monitoring and Reporting

  • observe camp activities and inform DYT staff of any potential concerns, including inappropriate utterances/vocalizations by campers in spoken language, which DYT staff may not have access to 

  • inform DYT staff promptly and discreetly about potential concerns to allow DYT staff to respond appropriately


  • graduation from a recognized ASL-English Interpreter Education Program

  • active membership in the Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)

  • sufficient fluency in ASL to be able to work effectively with DYT’s diverse range of DHH staff and campers 

  • previous experience working in a camp or educational setting is preferred

  • ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment

  • strong observational skills and excellent communication skills

  • preference will be given to applicants that are able to work all of the following dates:

    • July 1 -5 (Gambier Island)

    • July 8 – 11,  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lower Mainland)

    • July 15 – 19, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lower Mainland)

    • July 22 – 25,  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lower Mainland)

    • July 29 – August 1, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lower Mainland)

    • August 6, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lower Mainland)

Additional Qualifications ​(assets)

  • Medical Interpreter


  •  $40 - $55 per hour, based on qualifications and experience

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