LanguageLine is hiring a Tamil Interpreter(Remote)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to the interpreting sessions promptly and conduct interpretation in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Render correct concepts and meanings according to the conventions of established interpretation protocol, avoiding omissions or additions.
  • Speak clearly in both languages using proper pronunciation, enunciation and polite expressions.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the interpreting sessions at all times.
  • Remain calm during interpreting sessions in the event that one of the primary speakers is incoherent or upset, especially in emergency situations.
  • Maintain punctuality and availability during work hours.
  • Follow client instructions, in compliance with protocol to ensure client expectations are met with the Limited English-speaking Person (LEP), avoiding interaction with the LEP without client’s permission.
  • Understand protocol and terminology for various industries including, but not limited to, Medical, Insurance, Finance and Law.
  • Demonstrate commitment to cultural sensitivity and working in a diverse environment.


Qualifications

  • Fluency in Tamil and English and skilled in the associated cultural dynamics.
  • Ability to provide cultural competency and assess regional and accent differences to find ways of communicating with the LEP.
  • Excellent listening, retention and note-taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy during interpretation.
  • Education or work experience in language-related fields such as teaching, language assessment, translation or interpretation preferred.
  • Must be able to adapt to any LLS technology enhancements that improve service delivery and meet client demands.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Legally authorized to work in the US/Canada.
  • Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with LanguageLine Solutions (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Candidates who are currently employed by a client of LanguageLine Solutions or an affiliated LanguageLine Solutions business may not be eligible for consideration.
  • Ability to read and write the requested languages - highly preferred.

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