Essential Functions (major duties & responsibilities):

  • Provides meaning-for-meaning interpreting.
  • Follows MBD interpreter protocols as per MBD training, policies, and procedures.
  • Follows all MBD policies and procedures related to information confidentiality and interpreter ethics.
  • Attends all required training for interpreters, such as training by the MBD Quality and Development Department.
  • Continuously improves vocabulary and specialized subject matter knowledge, as required for various clients, such as medical, legal, social services, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality as per MBD Interpreter policies.
  • Uses standard office equipment such as telephones, computers, copiers and fax machines.
  • Uses MS Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Edge (or another internet browser).
  • All employees are required to perform the following essential functions:  demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance; follow written and verbal directions and complete assigned tasks on schedule; read, write and communicate in English; communicate in person and by telephone.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Fluency in English and the target language.
  • Skilled at communicating, both orally and in writing in English and target language.
  • Basic understanding of linguistics and different cultures.
  • Skilled in adjusting to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and skilled at exercising initiative within the parameter of company policies and procedures.
  • Exceptional commitment to confidentiality as per MBD Interpreter policies.
  • Skilled at keeping supervisors informed of problems or issues.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Internet Explorer (or another internet browser).
  • Ability to operate competently common office equipment including, but not limited to computer, fax, copier, and telephone system.

Requirements (May consider less than 3 years if certified)

  • 3+ years of professional interpreting experience
  • Interpreter certification or Interpretation training courses
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • High school completion or equivalent
  • Proficient in English and target language, as determined by our Language Checkup assessment
  • Remote Position – must reside in the US


  • Proficient in English and Cantonese
  • 3 years experience or certification
  • High School completion or equivalent
  • Security Clearance Required: No
  • Visa Candidate Considered: No