Chuukese Medical Interpreter

Dec 16 2020
Category: Healthcare
Job Description


We are looking for a full time Chuukese Interpreter!


KKV offers a broad range of Medical services to patients of every age, ethnicity and origin. Our approach emphasizes family focused, unhurried, primary care services. 


Together we work toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley by serving communities, families and individuals through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony.


Major responsibilities:


- Demonstrates good customer service and clear communication skills

- Renders correct concepts and meaning between Chuukese and English following complexity, clarity, tone, and style for one language to another, using the correct rules for grammar and syntax in both languages



·         Native or near Native speaker of Chuukese and English

·         Advanced skills in cultural dynamics (cultural implications and idiomatic expression) of both Chuukese and English

·         Excellent listening and retention skills necessary for a high level of accuracy

·         Ability to explain certain cultural concepts to avoid miscommunication with the permission of the client

·         Education in languages/translation/interpretation or related fields preferred


We are especially interested in individuals with current or past connections to KKV or to the Kalihi ahuapua'a.