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Clinical Translator (Spanish/English)

Posting Date:  01/05/2021
Position Type:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Department:  Behavioral Health Division (16th Street Community Health Center Location)

Compensation Range: $20.12 - $28.17 per hour
Closing Date:  Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 @ 5:59 p.m. CST or earlier upon receipt of the first 50 application submissions

Job Summary:  Milwaukee County is creating a partnership with Sixteenth St. Community Health Center to bring increased behavioral health services to the city's south side community. The Clinical Translator will be responsible for performing translation/transliterating services of oral and/or written communications between English and Spanish for BHD clinical staff providing services to community members. This position will answer inquiries from clients, community agencies, and individuals and then interpret and explain words and phrases for meaning and appropriateness to service providers.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs translation/transliterating services of oral and/or written communications between English and Spanish.

  • Answer inquiries from clients, community agencies, and individuals and interpret and explain words and phrases for meaning and appropriateness.

  • Assist in maintenance of records and data collection as needed.

  • Assist client with follow-up activities as needed.

  • Assist with Provider administrative needs.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current resident of the state of Wisconsin

  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Able to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish fluently is required. This skill we be tested prior to offer of employment

  • At least two (2) total years of recent work experience providing Translation (Spanish/English) Services is required. Having this experience in community behavioral health, public health or in a community agency setting is desired

  • Able to demonstrate translation certification or completion of related training is highly preferred

  • Proficient with office equipment including answering/using a multi-line phone system and scanning equipment is required

  • Basic experience with computer and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Able to lift/carry/push/pull up to 15lbs as needed


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of office practices, principles, methods and procedures; knowledge of spelling, grammar and punctuation; knowledge and proficiency in the use of a personal computer; written and oral communication skills; organizational skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to maintain records, files and store items numerically, alphabetically or by classification; ability to perform data entry into a computer system; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others; ability to maintain sensitive or confidential information; ability to relate well to people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


M. Otero


Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.