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There are currently 2 jobs listed by Multicultural NSW

Interpreter and/or Translator

Organisation/Entity: Multicultural NSW
Job Category:
  • Community | Interpreting/Translation Services
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 0000622G
Work Type: Casual
Total Remuneration Package: The rate of pay will depend on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience, based on Crown Employees (Interpreters and Translators, Multicultural NSW) Award
Contact: panelcommunication@multicultural.nsw.gov.au - 02 8255 6774 - Rema Nazha
Closing Date: Ongoing

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Interpreters and/or Translators
Multicultural NSW
 

Multicultural NSW is currently seeking expressions of interest from Certified Interpreters and Translators in all languages.


Multicultural NSW will prioritise recruitment in the following listed languages:

Amharic
Filipino
Malay
Spanish
Arabic
French
Maltese
Swedish
Armenian
Ga
Maori
Tamil
Assyrian
Greek
Mongolian
Thai
Auslan
Hazaragi
Nepalese
Tibetan
Bengali
Hebrew
Oromo
Tigrinya
Burmese
Indonesian
Pashto
Tongan
Chaldean
Italian
Portuguese
Twi
Croatian

Juba Arabic (Sudanese)

Punjabi
Urdu
Dari
Karen
Rohingya
Vietnamese
Dinka

Kayah (Karenni)

Samoan
Western African Pidgin English
Dutch
Khmer
Sierre Leone
 
Ewe
Kirundi
Sinhalese
 
Farsi

Kurdish -Kurmanji; Sorani; Palewani

Somali
 
Fiji Hindi
Lao
Swahili
 
 

About Multicultural NSW  

 

Multicultural NSW exists to build and maintain a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society that enriches the lives of all people in NSW. 

 

It is driven by three key principles: Engage with all sections of society and break down barriers to participation; Enable equitable access to services and programs; and Enrich social and economic capacity through cultural diversity as an asset of our State.

 

Through its enabling Act, Multicultural NSW promotes the equal rights and responsibilities of all the people of New South Wales where individuals share a commitment to New South Wales and Australia, diversity is regarded as an asset, and English is the common language.

 

The Language Services Division is responsible for adopting industry-leading and innovative models, approaches and initiatives to the provision of interpretation and translation services to the NSW community. Guided by evidence-based customer satisfaction, the division is transparent and accountable for the performance of these services and the continual enhancement of services lead by the NSW community requirements for language services

 

The Language Services Division operates a Casual Panel of Interpreters and Translators which mainly assists clients and agencies in the legal and justice system by providing onsite interpreting services and video conferencing interpreting.

 

The Language Services Division provides comprehensive interpreting and translation services in 104 languages and dialects, including Auslan.

 
The service operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
 

Our panelists (Interpreters and/or Translators) are employed as a casual employee under the Crown Employees (Interpreters and Translators, Multicultural NSW) Award.

 

The rate of pay will depend on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

 

Important Note:  Registration on the Multicultural NSW casual panel of interpreters and/or translators will be for a period of up to twelve (12) months with a possibility for extension. 

 

Assess your eligibility 

 
Candidates must:
 
  • Have NAATI Certification at the highest level available for their language.

MNSW will only consider applicants who have certified or are currently in the process of transitioning to the new NAATI Certification system.

  • Relevant and current work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the AUSIT Code of Ethics
  • Good English skills
  • Have a commitment to and/or demonstrate continuing professional development and training
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Temporary resident with a valid working visa.
  • Have current employment checks - Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police History Check.
  • Current driver’s license.

 
For Translators
  • Experience in translating documents, media releases, transcripts, publications
  • Produce quality and accurate translations in accordance with industry standards
  • Competency in using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PDF) and other translation applications
  • Keyboard set to type in the language script
  • Ability to translate at least 3000 words per day
  • All translations to be in editable format
  • Meet specific deadlines.

 
 
How to apply
 

To register your expression of interest, please click on the “Apply Online” button.

 

Candidates must submit a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) which includes an up-to-date resume (maximum 3 pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. 

 
Click here for information on How to Apply.
 

The cover letter must address the selection criteria for Interpreters and Translators:

 
  • NAATI certification at the highest level available
  • Demonstrated currency in providing interpreting skills and services in Face to Face, Videoconferencing
  • Demonstrated current experience in providing translation services in a high volume environment
  • Demonstrated excellent public and inter-personal skills
  • Professional qualifications e.g. University degrees or diplomas where available
  • Relevant work experience in interpreting in legal and justice settings highly desirable.

 
 
You must also submit the following documentation:
 
  • A certified copy of NAATI credentials
  • A certified copy of proof of Australian citizenship, permanent residency or temporary status
  • Relevant professional qualifications documentation e.g. University degrees, diplomas etc.

 

Please note: Candidates must submit their application and documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.

 
 
Next Steps  
 

The Language Services Division will review all applications against the requirements of the role and candidates will be shortlisted.

 

If your application progresses through to the next stage, you will be invited to attend an interview and you will be provided with further information.

 

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.

 
 
Find out more
 
Click here to view the Interpreter role description.
 
Click here to view the Translator role description.
 

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

 

Please submit your application online including the information outlined above.

 

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact ‘I Work for NSW’ on P: 1800 562 679.

 

Closing date: This is an ongoing recruitment campaign

 

For enquiries: Rema Nazha, Manager Panel and Industry Development via email panelcommunication@multicultural.nsw.gov.au or 02 8255 6774.