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Interpreter / Translator / Transporter - (On Call) (ON-SITE) 

About the Organization St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a non-profit, human services agency dedicated to serving the most vulnerable. Every year, thousands of lives are transformed through the agency's programs which include foster care, adoption, mental health counseling, refugee services, and an Immigration Law Clinic. Located in Michigan's capital and with more than 70+ years of compassionate service to the community, STVCC is proud to have forged relationships with community partners of almost every creed. STVCC's work is carried out by employees (and interns/volunteers) and we welcome those passionate about serving others to join us on this journey of providing help and hope.  
Category Interpreter  

Interpreter / Translator / Transporter - On Call

** You MUST live in Michigan, this is NOT a remote position **

Languages Needed:

  • Swahili
  • Dari/Pashto
  • Arabic
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kirundi
  • Rohingya
  • Karen

Provide direct support to clients as directed, deemed, or appropriate at the request and/or direction of supervisory staff. Direct support includes interpretation and translation of documents and transportation services relating to clients, programs, and the agency. Forges mutually respectful partnerships with persons served and their families to assist them in gaining skills and confidence to address the problems and issues they face. Sets limits and maintains the helping role of the practitioner and intervenes appropriately to meet the needs of the persons or family members served. Believes in the capacity of people to grow and change. Provide interpretation & translation services, both within the Agency/Program and outside the Agency partners, if applicable. Provide transportation, as deemed necessary, from the airport (arrival), for DHS. Social Security, health appointments, employment services clothing, supportive services, etc. Case note all appropriate contacts and activities as directed.

*This is an on-call position, hours fluctuate and are not guaranteed*


Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Hours *This is an on call position, hours fluctuate and are not guaranteed*  
Salary Range  
Location St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Lansing  
Open Date 12/10/2021  
Position Requirements

High School education. Preferred is directly related experience.

Fluency in Rohingya, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Dari/Pashto, Arabic, Kirundi and/or Karen is required. Additional relevant languages such as Karenni, Spansish, Sango, Burmese, Chaldean, Chin, Farsi, Fulbe, Fulani, Kurdish, Lingala, Nepali, Pashtu, and/or Somali, are desirable. Prefer ability to work beyond the parameters of posted Agency/Program hours of operation as necessary to complete Job Responsibilities.

Registration, licenses, certifications, or special training: A valid Michigan Driver License.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Emotionally able to work with information that may be traumatic in nature, as well as, work with individuals or families in crisis or experiencing trauma.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk up to 8 hours per shift.
  • Work involves talking, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, kneeling, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal for extended periods of time.
  • Noise in the work environment is usually moderately quiet but can be very loud at times.
  • Work in an environment with various degrees of discomfort.
  • Driving throughout the day as needed.
Signing Bonus  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Additional Information This position is an in-person position and cannot be worked remotely - must live in MI and be able to commute to Lansing.  
Close Date  
Full Job Description None Specified 

Benefits Information None Specified 

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