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The Providencia Group

Company Name: The Providencia Group
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Job Type: Part-time
Job Location: United States
Job Posted Date: 20-04-2023
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Job’s Overview:

The Providencia Group is seeking a Traveling Chuj Interpreter in United States. Please take a moment to read the job post below if you are interested:

This position is part-time on-call (PTOC) working on an as needed basis.

About Us

The Providencia Group is led by a purpose: to address global challenges and make an impact that matters through delivering transformative solutions. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people, and our communities. We combine purpose, innovation, and experience to deliver impactful results.

About The Team

We are problem solvers working with leading agencies and organizations to help them address many of today’s most complex challenges. Our world-class team of technologists, program managers, and subject matter experts is uniquely qualified to address ever-evolving, large-scale challenges. In an imperfect world, The Providencia Group puts capability and purpose into action.

What you’ll be part of – TPG Culture

At TPG, we expect incredible tangible results. TPG professionals play a unique role in delivering these results. We reach across disciplines and borders to serve our global organization. We provide a roadmap for focusing on people, our work, and continuous improvement. We see people as people, take care of each other, commit to the mission, move quickly and bravely, get better every day, and seek truth. We are the backbone of TPG.

About The Role

The TPG Interpreters will be responsible for performing real-time oral translations or translations of sensitive material from Chuj into English and from English into Chuj. Respects the confidentiality in all areas and always maintains appropriate professional boundaries. Avoids advising, counseling, or interjecting personal opinions into the interpretation. Interpreters will work with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) Reunification Management Unit, and its care providers.

Travel for this position is required and will vary and change based on the needs of the minors and shelters. Flexibility to travel on short notice and to various locations around the United States is expected. Failure to comply with travel requests may result is reassignment of position or termination of employment.

What You’ll Do

  • Listens to oral intercepts in English and Chuj and provides verbal and written synopsis.
  • Performing real-time written translations or translations of sensitive material from Chuj into English and from English into Chuj.
  • Responsible for relating all pertinent information between the Case Manager and Client.
  • During inactive or low periods of activity, transcribes and translates pertinent information assigned by their supervisor.
  • Responsible for using the various reference tools created during the project
  • Ensures that the final work is verbatim and a true rendition in English. Ensures compliance with TPG standards, technical and semantic content, file formats, and technical instructions.
  • Acts as the facilitator of communication between minors, sponsors, staff, and others as appropriate
  • Accurately interprets between staff, minors, and sponsors. Interprets the message faithfully, always conveying the content and spirit of the speaker, using the sponsor and minor’s primary language of communication in the setting
  • Strives to further professional knowledge and skills through participation in workshops, professional meetings, and interaction with professional colleagues.
  • Maintain credible reports and submit in a timely manner when asked
  • Must complete ORR required trainings.
  • Performs duties related to interpreting as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What we’re looking for

Key Skills

  • Must have knowledge of source language colloquial terms and expressions
  • Must be able to successfully pass a FBI fingerprint check.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written skills in both the source and target language, including correct and accurate grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Must be able to obtain an Alta Language certificate in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for both Chuj and English.
  • Must possess strong computer skills in MS Office, including Microsoft Teams, Word and Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Requires strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with different departments within the company, employees and with clients.
  • Ability to take technical direction and feedback from various sources
  • Must be able to identify and escalate non-technical issues to Supervisor in a timely and effective manner.
  • Follow appropriate practices and policies of the company and the client agency to protect PII.
  • Committed to providing outstanding customer service and represent TPG in a Professional manner.
  • Requires the ability to prioritize work, meet stringent deadlines, balance multiple tasks and work in a team environment.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to travel on duty assignments as well as work remote when needed.

Key Knowledge

  • Minimum of one (1) year professional interpretation experience required
  • High school diploma and continued education strongly preferred
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred
  • Interpretation certification preferred
  • Formal education in linguistics or related field preferred
  • Bilingual in Chuj and English
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Available to travel as necessary
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Favorable credit check
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Clean Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) or Child Protective Services (CPS) check
  • A valid US Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance

Key Behaviors: To tailor the competencies to the job

  • A long-term view on people expressed through compassion and support
  • A passion to be involved in high-impact work that makes a difference
  • A drive for excellence and continual improvement

The Work Environment

Travel Requirements

  • You will be required to complete 2 weeks of training to include webinars and in-person sessions on-site, Temporary Duty Travel (TDY)
  • The ability to travel is mandatory – All Case Manager/Unification Specialists are required to support a TDY assignment on-site for a minimum of 30-days, with the option for the company to extend in 30-day increments.
  • Additional travel assignments may be required based on project need, though program leadership will attempt to minimize travel by assigning tasks to those Case Manager/Unification Specialists who reside closest to the site where a support need exists
  • Tasks/assignments are dynamic and will change based on client needs and resource availability, meaning Case Managers/Unification Specialists are expected to provide additional administrative support, including the completion of data entry and intake paperwork, as required
  • Potential to support some home office work, based on project need and workload. This option is only available if you are not required to support a contract within close proximity to your home or required to TDY.

Work Schedule – Due to the importance of this position, employees supporting this contract can be required to work extended hours to include evening work, on-call, and weekends to support time-sensitive or real-time complex services. This position is considered ESSENTIAL. This means the Interpreter will be required to work during emergency or crisis situations, including inclement weather, natural and man-made disasters, etc. Travel based on project need will be required.

Physical Demands – To perform the essential functions of the job, qualified candidates must be able to perform the following: reaching, grasping, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, mobility to walk for extended periods of time, run, carry, load and unload luggage. Position does require the ability to read written documentation from a computer screen throughout the workday, stand or walk on various surfaces for long periods of time, and drive vehicles, (alert/vigilant of surroundings) for extended periods of time.

Condition Of Employment You Will

  • A rigorous culture and competency testing process
  • A comprehensive criminal background check including fingerprint checks and state and local child protection agency registries
  • A valid US Driver’s License
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Available to travel as necessary
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

For more information about the company please visit our website at

Providencia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

For more information about the company please visit our website at

Providencia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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