Temporary Client Interpreter

Metropolitan Family Service | Beaverton, OR

Posted Date 12/03/2020
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: MFS Cash Oregon - Beaverton - Beaverton, OR

Position Type: Seasonal

Education Level: Not Specified

Salary Range: $15.45 Hourly

Travel Percentage: Negligible

Job Shift: Swing

Job Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

Description

Position Title:            Client Interpreter - Temporary

Reports To:                MFS Cash Oregon Program Manager

Location:                    Temporarily working remotely - Due to COVID 19 Restrictions

Dept/Program:          MFS Cash Oregon                  FTE: 16-24 hours per/week - Limited duration:

                                                                                    January 2021 – April 2021

Status:                        Non-exempt

Created:                      December 2020                          Job Number: COCIB1203     

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete.  They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position. 

This is a temporary, limited duration position, working from approximately January 20, 2021 and ending on or before April 30, 2021.  The position hours will vary from 16-24 hours per week and position requires availability as follows: Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.  This position does not offer benefits.

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function:

Under the supervision of the MFS Cash Oregon Program Manager, the Client Interpreter will provide interpretation services in Spanish for client reception and supporting the volunteer tax preparers, including oral interpretation of documents as necessary to facilitate initial client screening and to support tax return preparation.

CORE VALUES

Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multicultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparities in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to Spanish speaking clients, assisting with the client screening and intake process to ensure clients understand and are eligible for tax preparation support
  • Assist clients in completing required documents and intake information
  • Client Interpreters are not eligible or authorized to provide any information on tax returns or answer tax related questions
  • Provide support to volunteer tax preparers to ensure information is understood by clients for whom English is a second language and for clients who speak Spanish only
  • Provide resources and referrals to related services and provide appropriate Spanish language literature as appropriate
  • May provide assistance to the site with other tasks as needed

 

Qualifications


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, write  and speak in English and Spanish fluently is required
  • Experience providing interpretation services is very beneficial
  • Possesses excellent customer service skills and experience working with diverse populations
  • Ability to effectively manage and maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Work effectively within a team-dependent environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and responsibilities depending on the needs of the program
  • Possesses excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Ability to work all scheduled hours and maintain availability through the duration of the assignment
  • Successful knowledge of and competency to operate a personal computer and utilization of the internet
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent related experience
  • Experience working in diverse communities and understanding and experience to effectively serve clients from Latino communities
  • Ability to communicate in fluently (read, write and speak) Spanish and English is required

Other Requirements:

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner.  If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check which includes a fingerprint background check.  We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Work Environment:

Work will be completed virtually over the phone with volunteers and taxpayers. May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work.  Position requires regular use of computer, telephone, fax machine, scanner, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQ+ linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions: 

You may apply using our online application system http://www.metfamily.org/employment. If you are unable to apply using our online system you may mail your resume to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR  97212.  Please note the position title for which you are submitting your resume.

Position Title:            Client Interpreter - Temporary

Reports To:                MFS Cash Oregon Program Manager

Location:                    Temporarily working remotely - Due to COVID 19 Restrictions

Dept/Program:          MFS Cash Oregon                  FTE: 16-24 hours per/week - Limited duration:

                                                                                    January 2021 – April 2021

Status:                        Non-exempt

Created:                      December 2020                          Job Number: COCIB1203     

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete.  They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position. 

This is a temporary, limited duration position, working from approximately January 20, 2021 and ending on or before April 30, 2021.  The position hours will vary from 16-24 hours per week and position requires availability as follows: Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.  This position does not offer benefits.

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function:

Under the supervision of the MFS Cash Oregon Program Manager, the Client Interpreter will provide interpretation services in Spanish for client reception and supporting the volunteer tax preparers, including oral interpretation of documents as necessary to facilitate initial client screening and to support tax return preparation.

CORE VALUES

Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multicultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparities in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to Spanish speaking clients, assisting with the client screening and intake process to ensure clients understand and are eligible for tax preparation support
  • Assist clients in completing required documents and intake information
  • Client Interpreters are not eligible or authorized to provide any information on tax returns or answer tax related questions
  • Provide support to volunteer tax preparers to ensure information is understood by clients for whom English is a second language and for clients who speak Spanish only
  • Provide resources and referrals to related services and provide appropriate Spanish language literature as appropriate
  • May provide assistance to the site with other tasks as needed

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, write  and speak in English and Spanish fluently is required
  • Experience providing interpretation services is very beneficial
  • Possesses excellent customer service skills and experience working with diverse populations
  • Ability to effectively manage and maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Work effectively within a team-dependent environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and responsibilities depending on the needs of the program
  • Possesses excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Ability to work all scheduled hours and maintain availability through the duration of the assignment
  • Successful knowledge of and competency to operate a personal computer and utilization of the internet
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent related experience
  • Experience working in diverse communities and understanding and experience to effectively serve clients from Latino communities
  • Ability to communicate in fluently (read, write and speak) Spanish and English is required

Other Requirements:

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner.  If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check which includes a fingerprint background check.  We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Work Environment:

Work will be completed virtually over the phone with volunteers and taxpayers. May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work.  Position requires regular use of computer, telephone, fax machine, scanner, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQ+ linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions: 

You may apply using our online application system http://www.metfamily.org/employment. If you are unable to apply using our online system you may mail your resume to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR  97212.  Please note the position title for which you are submitting your resume.

Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit | Social Services | Temporary
Position Type
Temporary
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$15.45 Hourly
Salary Type
/hr.

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