There are many times that I’m put into roles at work that really wear on me. I have a tendency to…take over. As an educational interpreter, that’s not what I need to do. I do know that it is self inflicted. I often have to sit and think about if that is really “my job” and usually, it is not. Today, was one of those reflection days. I found a great PDF, Overview of the Role of the Educational Interpreter By Bob Ayres This really helped me put things perspective and that my interference can blur my role and ultimately make it harder for the next interpreter to work with this client.
I don’t think I’ve broken any “Codes of Conduct” but I do think I need to reign in my need to control things and be more invisible.
What rhymes with hug me?….