Arabic Interpreter (In-person)
Location: Boston, MA (USA)
Position Type: Independent contract freelance interpreter
The In-person Freelance Arabic Interpreter is 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.
KNOWLEDGE & REQUIREMENTS
- Language Fluency and Verification: Interpreters must demonstrate language fluency, undergo training, and have their skills reviewed and verified.
- Certification and Background Checks: All interpreters are certified through training programs and undergo background checks, including CORI and monthly Office of Inspector General checks.
- Health Compliance: Many interpreters fulfill the immunization requirements outlined by the MA Department of Public Health guidelines for Health Care Personnel.
- Adherence to Professional Standards: Strict adherence to a code of conduct encompassing impartiality, confidentiality, cultural competency, and other ethical standards.
*Hourly rates are ultimately decided upon review of experience, linguistic skills test, language demand, and location hired.
Language Pair: Arabic / English
Established in 1986, Community Interpreter Services (CIS) provides professional interpretation and written translation to assist persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) in accessing legal, medical, educational, and corporate services.
As a nonprofit, we are one of the only interpreter service providers in Massachusetts whose profits are invested directly in the communities we work in. CIS revenue supports programs such as ESOL classes, legal services, refugee resettlement – and more!
We are members of the American Translators Association, the International Medical Interpreters Association, and the Association of Language Companies. We are an authorized vendor under the Massachusetts Statewide Contract, PRF75.