TRID Call of Presenters for Conference

Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

2018 State Conference

Call for Presenters

The Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Conference Planning Committee is currently seeking enthusiastic, dynamic, and effective presenters for the 2018 TRID State Conference, October 19 -20, 2018 in Jackson, TN.  We are seeking creative and innovative presenters with an eye towards supporting the current generation of interpreters and inspiring those interpreters that are new to the field.

Employment Opportunity

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location: Wytheville, Virginia

Closing Date – Open Until Filled


      The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is seeking a qualified VR Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities in the Southwest District. This position will provide coverage for the Christiansburg, Wytheville, Abingdon, Norton, and Pounding Mill offices. The incumbent in this position will be fluent in American Sign Language; familiar with aspects of employment issues related to deafness and hearing loss and must be knowledgeable of specific resources for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing. The incumbent should be familiar with assistive technology and have the ability to effectively provide counseling assistance related to this specific disability group.


      Responsibilities:  Provides vocational rehabilitative services including guidance, counseling, training, physical/mental restoration services, and job placement services. Plans, develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify customer goals, services and costs to help them become employed. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills training and rehabilitation technology services. The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The salary range for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $30,239 – $66,863. The salary range for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $38,922 – $83,649.

      Requirements:  Experience with the principles and practices of vocational service delivery to individuals with disabilities. Experience interviewing, evaluating, and counseling individuals with disabilities. Experience with Caseload Management and Case Documentation. Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and tools for career counseling and exploration. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively in writing and verbally. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing. Demonstrated knowledge of Windows based computer software.
      Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience. An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal background investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.


Contact for additional information:

Survey for Region II Interpreters

I am Amanda M. David, graduate student in the Master of Art in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (MAISCE) program at St. Catherine University. Under the guidance of Dr. Erica Alley and Dr. Jeremy Brunson, I am exploring characterizations of conference interpreting by sign language interpreters. I am writing today to request your participation in a brief questionnaire about your experience working in conference settings. 

The questionnaire will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.  Your responses will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to you.  The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at St. Catherine University has approved the study (Protocol #936). If you have any questions or comments about this study, I would be happy to talk with you. You can reach me at   You may also contact the St. Catherine University Institutional Review Board (IRB) at

I will collect responses until December 17, 2017. After that date, the questionnaire will be closed. Results will be disseminated through publications in professional journals and presentations given at conferences.

If you are at least 18 years of age and agree to participate, simply click on this to begin the survey: Conference Interpreting Survey
Thank you in advance for your support and participation!
Amanda M. David

Department of Interpretation

St. Catherine University


Workshop for Educational Interpreters in SC

The Special Service Department at the Fort Mill School District, South Carolina, is hosting a three-hour workshop for Educational Interpreters and Cued Speech Transliterators for the Deaf. The workshop is entitled “"Educational Interpreters and Transliterators for the Deaf: Winsome Members of the IEP Team.”


This workshop will assist educational interpreters and transliterators in understanding their place on the IEP team according to IDEA, and will explore how they can contribute to the IEP team in a winsome and professional manner for the good of the students they serve. 


The Workshop will be held from 9am – noon on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Media Center of Pleasant Knoll Elementary School, 2346 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708. The workshop is FREE and will provide 0.3 CEUs (3 Hours) through RID for those seeking credit for the workshop.


Please pass this information to others who may be interested. If any of your district interpreters/transliterators would like to attend, please ask each of them to send the following information to the email address below.


(NOTE: Space is limited to the first 35 participants who provide all the requested registration information).



Email address

Phone number

School district


Thank you,


Roddey Caughman,

Educational Interpreter for the Deaf

Fort Mill Schools

"Ethical Decision-Making: A Bi-Cultural Perspective" Workshop (.6 PS CEUs)

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of ethical decision making in real-life situations. A theoretical perspective,using DemandControl Schema and Rolespace analysis will be presented, then situations will be discussed and ethical considerations delineated. Objectives: 1) Provide three tenets of Demand-Control Schema 2) Identify three axes of Rolespace 3) Describe steps in applying ethical guidelines to practical situations _______________________________________________________