Become an Interpreter
The Translation & Interpreting Center is always looking for talented, professional and qualified individuals to join our team.
Translators and interpreters are preferred to be native speakers and have received their primary education in said language. If the interpreter’s native language is English, he or she must hold a college degree in the language that they interpret for.
It is preferred that an interpreter is a member of the Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters. Also, it is preferred that a translator is a member of the Colorado Translators Association and The American Translators Association.
The Translation & Interpreting Center is in alignment with the Trauma-informed standards of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
1. Safety – Throughout the organization, staff, contractors and the people they serve feel physically and psychologically safe.
2. Trustworthiness and transparency – Organizational operations and decisions are conducted with transparency and the goal of building and maintaining trust among staff, contractors and clients.
3. Collaboration and mutuality – There is true partnering and leveling of power differences between organizational staff, contractors and clients. The organization recognizes that everyone has a role to play in a trauma-informed approach.
4. Empowerment, voice, and choice – Throughout the organization and among the clients served, individuals’ strengths are recognized, built on, and validated. The organization aims to strengthen the staff, contractor and clients’ experience of choice and recognizes that every person’s experience is unique and requires an individualized approach. This builds on what clients, staff, contractors and communities have to offer, rather than responding to perceived deficits.
5. Cultural, historical, and gender issues – The organization actively moves past cultural stereotypes and biases (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, geography), offers gender responsive services, leverages the healing value of traditional cultural connections, and recognizes and addresses historical trauma.