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The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to helping the people of Nebraska live better lives.  Interpreters are needed for face-to-face communication with clients served by all divisions of DHHS your community. 

As an Independent Contractor, Interpreters are responsible for facilitating interpretation sessions in a professional, focused manner and utilizing the necessary equipment to provide accurate and complete interpretation.

Interpreters must possess and maintain a high level of skill, proficiency, and professionalism in interpreting. Due to the sensitive nature of much of the information processed during an interpretation session, a high degree of integrity and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS:

• Communicate accurately in English and the language of the DHHS client

• Facilitate many kinds of conversations – emergencies, medical, legal    

• Accurately repeat critical information from one person to another

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Interpretation experience, certification and/or training

• Be able to attest to being a citizen of the United States or a qualified alien.

• Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable and insured transportation

Working with the Department of Health and Human Services team contributes to the lives and health of all Nebraskans.  Be part of our team, “Helping people live better lives.”

If interested, please send an email to DHHS.interpretercontracts@nebraska.gov with your name and contact information.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Certification Information

Certification: Certification for translators and interpreters means that a person has met certain minimum standards as set by the certifying organization. It is awarded to an individual by the certifying organization. Usually the certification process will have specific prerequisites for candidates and once those are meet, the person will take an exam. If the candidate passes the exam, certification is awarded. Continuing education units may be required for maintaining the certification and some certifying organizations require continued membership in the organization for the certification to remain valid.Certificate: Awarded to an individual for attending an event and/or successfully completing a course of study that may be for any number of hours or days of study.

NE Interpreter Project  - A State Certification Program for Judicial Interpreters: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/4859/interpreter-project

Das Institut für Übersetzer - und Dolmetscherausbildung der Universität Innsbruck. Features a list of schools and organizations worldwide (German). http://info.uibk.ac.at/c/c6/c613/index.html. (Formerly known as The Human-Languages Page: http://www.ilovelanguages.com/).

The following professional organizations offer certification:

www.imia.org
www.ncihc.org
www.najit.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) helps seniors and the disabled navigate their Medicare Health care coverage. SHIIP is seeking volunteers - especially bilingual SP/E speakers - to help provide free, in-depth Medicare training in exchange for twelve counseling sessions per year. For more information: http://www.doi.nebraska.gov/shiip/volunteers/volunteers.html

Lancaster & Saunders Counties Community Action

Community Action is seeking volunteer tax preparers to assist in the Tax Preparation Program, a program that provides free tax preparation & filing services to qualifying individuals. Vietnamese-, Arabic- and Russian-speakers are particularly in need. For more information: http://www.communityactionatwork.org/help/volunteer/

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Omaha, NE 68103
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