JFS is Recruiting Participants for Their First In-House 40 Hour Professional Interpreter Training

Springfield –Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (JFSWM) is offering its first in-house 40 hour professional interpreter training. Lead by Mariam Saleh, JFS Certified Community Interpreter Trainer, The Community Interpreter®: Professional Training for Community Interpreters is a comprehensive 40-hour interactive, skills based certificate program. It also provides the prerequisite for a national medical interpreting certification, and is the most up-to-date program in the field preparing students to work as professionals in the medical, educational or social service sectors.


Thursday, June 13th 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 15th 9:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday, June 20th 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 22nd 9am - 5:30pm

Thursday, June 27th 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 29th 9am - 5:30pm

Saturday, July 6th 9am - 5;30pm

The training fee is $535, which includes the 40 hour training and a copy of the most comprehensive textbooks in the interpreting field: The Community Interpreter Textbook, The Community Interpreter Workbook, and the Medical Terminology handbook (valued at $220). Snacks and beverages will be provided to training participants.

All candidates will need to demonstrate English language proficiency, proficiency in another language and provide an updated resume

Interested candidates should contact:

Sara Bedford, New American Program Director

s.bedford@jfswm.org  (413) 737-2601