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ASL-English Interpreter / Captionist / Transcriber Handbook

Interpreter Absences

In the event of being absent for an interpreting assignment, please call the Interpreter Coordinator's cell phone as far in advance as possible. If you have an early morning assignment (i.e., 7 AM or 8 AM), please do your best to call by 6:30 AM. This allows the Interpreter Coordinator time to find a replacement interpreter or take over the assignment if needed. Please do not leave messages on the DSP&S office voice mail outside of office hours because they are not received in a timely manner.

  • Substitute Interpreter: In the event that a substitute interpreter is needed, please notify the Interpreter Coordinator by email with advance notice to ensure adequate interpreting coverage. Try to arrange personal appointments outside your work schedule. Although GCCCD interpreters are Non-Academic / Non-Classified employees, there is still an expectation from DSP&S of an interpreting commitment for the entire semester.

    Please do not make arrangements for a substitute interpreter on your own. However, if you know of another interpreter's availability, this information may be helpful to the Interpreter Coordinator. All work arrangements must be confirmed and authorized by the Interpreter Coordinator in order to be paid.
  • Interpreter Team No-Show: If your team does not show for an assignment and to prevent overuse syndrome, please text or call the Interpreter Coordinator as soon as you have a free moment. In the event of no response from the Interpreter Coordinator, or any team arrival, please inform the DHH student that you will need to step out for a 15 minute break. Do no injure yourself! Interpreters that are working an assignment together are encouraged to exchange phone numbers in order to communicate with one another about being late. This personal information is only to be used for the duration of that assignment.

    Please do not use exchanged phone numbers for personal use without permission from the other interpreter!
  • Excessive Interpreter / Captionist Absences: If an Interpreter / Captionist has excessive absences from a class assignment, regardless of the reasons or if prior notice is given, the Interpreter Coordinator has the authority to replace the Interpreter / Captionist in order to keep continuity of quality services for DHH students.

    NOTE: EXCESSIVE SUBSTITUTE REQUESTS OR ABSENCES MAY RESULT IN REASSIGNMENT AND / OR REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS ASSIGNED.
Last Updated: 11/26/2014
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