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A day in the life of a VRS interpreter

Do you think you know what VRS interpreting is like? If you think it is a rewarding, challenging experience that provides an essential service to many deaf people who otherwise would not have interpreters in many situations, you are correct! The role of an interpreter is the same whether it is online or in person. Online will never replace in person, instead it provides a greater range of options for the Deaf Community where you meet new people every minute.

Be part of SignVideo

SignVideo has a reputation for quality and that’s why we skills test all interpreters who apply to work with us. This supports our commitment to maintain high standards of service. We also provide an unmatched training program to help our interpreters with their professional development. Here, you can be proud to be part of a team of highly skilled interpreters who provide the best service possible to the Deaf community. Join a company that invests in your professional development and success!

Interpreter Requirements
  • Be qualified and registered (NRCPD, SRLPDC, RBSLI, RISLI or equivalent)
  • Have native or bilingual proficiency in BSL and English
  • Have at least 3 years community interpreting experience post qualification
  • Hold a current DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate and have met the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (we can process this for you)

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  • Have a suitable home working environment with fast broadband speed and ethernet connection
  • Undertake our initial assessment
  • Undertake comprehensive new hire training
What SignVideo can offer you
  • Staff and Freelance positions
  • Reflective Practice Groups
  • 24/7 Debriefing
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Opportunities for feedback on your work
  • Flexible Shift Patterns

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  • Daily support from an experienced Team Lead
  • Supportive Team Working Environment
Continuous Professional Development

In addition, the team offer free extensive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions throughout the year to both staff and freelance interpreters. For staff interpreters, there is the opportunity to gain sufficient CPD points to meet annual registration requirements for the professional registration bodies. All interpreters are able to join a peer support group focussing specifically on the demands that might arise when working in this domain.

Sorenson Interpreter Academy

Our Sorenson Interpreter Academy offers a wide range of free Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to both staff and freelance interpreters. There is plenty to choose from to fulfil your annual CPD requirements. All interpreters are able to join a reflective practice group focussing specifically on the demands that might arise when working in this domain.

The demand for qualified sign language interpreters consistently exceeds the supply - one of the primary reasons Sorenson invests in training and upskilling interpreters regardless of whether they work with us.

Our training opportunities are numerous and suited to those newer to the profession, trainee interpreters, and experienced interpreters looking to advance their skills and knowledge.

Community interpreting training

E-learning courses ensure you are ready to start work with us in the community, and you have access to relevant continuing professional development to ensure you are prepared for your assignments.

Video interpreting training

A combination of e-learning, webinars, and one-to-one induction will provide you with skills and information you need to work on our Video Relay Service platforms, as well as ongoing relevant professional development to keep your skills up-to-date

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VRS Interpreter Application Form

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Sorenson provides the best quality interpreting service possible with the right interpreters at the right jobs online and offline, and it starts with you. If you would like more information or ask about our jobs or training, please do get in touch with the team at ukrecruitment@sorenson.com.

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