DeafDigest Gold – March 13, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – March 13, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/louisehume/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teenagecodas/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wyoming/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

David Sabato, an ENT physician, Berrien Springs, MI,
said that 25 years ago it was hard for pediatricians
to know if a baby was hearing or deaf. But with mandatory universal screening, physicians will immediately
know of the newborn’s hearing.

Adam Kosa, deaf and an attorney in Hungary, currently
serves as the Member of the European Parliament, the
first such deaf person with this capacity. He was written
up in the European Voice publication. Being deaf of deaf
parents, he is a fierce supporter of rights of the deaf
to use sign language.

– Very Hot News

Media Access Canada is an organization that includes big
disabled groups including the Canadian Hard of Hearing
Association. This group has appointed Gary Malkowski
to serve on its board. As we all know, Gary was a past
Province of Ontario MPP, the only deaf person to achieve
this feat. He will serve the organization as the
secretary. This group fights for full media access
in Canada, not just for the deaf but of other disabled
groups.

– Thursday March 10th

A hearing teacher of a school for the deaf in Japan was
fired after he taped the mouths and wrists of the children
that would not behave in the classroom. The school administrator
apologized to the parents of these taped students.

– Friday March 11th

Kathryn O.Brien, a deaf Australian attorney, made her first
court appearance at the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court.
She was representing a deaf client in a domestic violence
hearing. It was said this was the first time a deaf attorney
used a sign language in a court room in Queensland, with
the help of an interpreter

– Saturday March 12th

The USA national U-15 (hearing) football team will
be having three games against other national U-15
football teams at the first Four Nations Cup at
the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
in July. One of the players is Levi Teschler.
He is deaf and is from Virginia, but grew up in
Arizona.

Are we seeing, in Levi, a future NCAA-I All-American
and a NFL prospect six years from now?

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Dr. Frank Lin, a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and also of the Center of Aging and Health,
researched and came up with the conclusion that whites
are more apt to lose their hearing than blacks!
Why? Dr Lin said it is a mystery. His works have been
published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. A caveat – he only researched a little over
700 people, too tiny a sample to come up with a
startling comment.

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updated every Monday

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PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN IN WYOMING HAD CHOICES
Wyoming, for many years, had no state school for the deaf. What
did hearing parents of deaf children do?
They had choices – send their children to schools for the deaf
in Montana or Idaho or Utah or Colorado or Nebraska or South
Dakota. And sometimes, at Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Some parents researched and interviewed superintendents of these
schools before making a choice. This can’t happen today because
of mainstreaming programs.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wyoming/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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US Deaf Magicians Festival
May 21, 2011
Philadelphia, PA

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deafmagic/

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GALLAUDET STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK IN PUBLIC??
Many deaf people, in the past, many years ago, suffered
from Spinal Meningitis that made them deaf.
People with Spinal Meningitis have poor balance at
night. Many years ago, cops arrested some Gallaudet students
that were walking at night outside of the Gallaudet
campus because they thought the students were drunk!
It was not true. The cops did not realize that Spinal
Meningitis causes poor balance at night.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York

Take advantage of our discounted rates and  REGISTER TODAY!
Register by April 1, 2011 to Receive 10% Off
Register for Two or More Workshops to Receive 20% Off
Register with a Friend or Co-worker to also Receive 20% Off

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.
DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business — June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

2.  Microsoft Office 2010: Create a Dynamic Presentation . July 11-15, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office2010.html

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet — July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
4.  Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/grammar.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
6.  Introduction to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 . June 6-10, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
7.  Building Basic Android Applications Using Google App Inventor . June 15-17, 2011
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8.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 . June 20-24, 2011
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DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEAF AND HEARING FAMILY MEMBERS
In many cases, communication is a challenge between
hearing parents and a deaf child.
Many hearing parents do not know sign language, nor
are willing to learn signs. And many of the parents’
lips are unlipreadable.
Then how do they communicate. Via the computer
keyboard or asking a sibling, that knows little sign
language to function as the spokesperson!

MINGLING WITH YOUNG HEARING PEOPLE MAY BE RISKY
Many deaf individuals grew up as the only deaf
person in an all-hearing group. These young people,
not yet mature in the ways of life, may make such
irresponsible tales – that the sole deaf person
may not be aware of.
An example was a hearing person warning others
that this deaf person is a tough man to deal with
in fights, or has a quick trigger of a temper – all of
which may be totally untrue. Only that the deaf person
does not know it.

SHORTAGE OF INTERPRETERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Let us take Kansas as an example. There are nearly
800 mainstreamed students in school districts across
the state.
And there are approximately 175 interpreters working
with these mainstreamed students? And some school
districts just have no interpreters at all, much less
having teachers that know ASL.
And when the governor screams that the state school
needs to be closed to save money, then we wonder
if he knows what he is talking about.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/actorinterpreter/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Jewish Deaf Congress

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/jdc/

A NEW DEAF INSTITUTE IN MACHESTER, ENGLAND
There was an announcement of The Deaf Institute
being opened in Manchester, England.
Something to help us the deaf? No, it is the name of a
cafe, a bar and a music hall!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

have not gotten around to wearing a hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

he has an augmentative communication device

augmentative communication device? Is it a hearing aid?
Is it a CI? Is it a sound amplifier? Is it a loop?

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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL
Teachers and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all interpreters, ITP and ASL teachers and students.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).  

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22
point behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality
in excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused classes with RID CEUs applied for.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit
area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.  You can pre-register for 2012 at
only $99!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”;
“Oh, See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011
trip will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The 55th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting that
took place in Baltimore, a highlight was the announcement
of yet another Deaf Gene. This one is a mutation of the
CACNA1D gene, which only causes deafness but irregular
heart beat!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

American Association of the Deaf-Blind will host a symposium in late
June.

It is going to be a very expensive symposium. 

Deaf-Blind individuals require support services such as SSPs and
interpreters.

Those support services alone cost a minimum of $200,000.

AADB is looking for SSPs to volunteer at the symposium.

For more information click this link.  
http://aadb.org/conference/conference.html

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the best way to educate a deaf child – oral school,
state school or mainstream or what?

A. There is no best way!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that New York governor would realize the error of his ways
and restore FULL funding to our 4201 schools

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

During the 1930’s –

A deaf person, wanting to watch a movie, has a choice of
watching a Mexican talkie movie or an American talkie
movie. It made no difference to him because movies
of both languages were not subtitled!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

An Australian research firm, wanting to know how many
commercials are captioned, came up with 33 percent
(28 captions out of 84 commercials in one day with
selected channels)

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/

listing of deaf soldiers in the Civil War, on both
sides – Northern forces and Southern forces

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Staff Accountant – Full Time
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Responsibilities: Working with the Controller on accounting projects

Qualifications:
Must haves include:

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* Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting from a regionally accredited university
* Strong excel skills and the ability to learn new accounting software
* Great Attitude

Requirements: Local candidates are preferred as relocation will not be provided. If you are not in the Tampa Bay area, please specify when you will be visiting/moving to the area.

Also note that given the nature of the position, a background check, including credit, will be necessary.

Salary: Please include salary expectations with your submission to be considered.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, PTO, 401K, Life

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

Residential Life Trainer 03/17/2011 – deadline http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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(updated 3/13/11)

DCARA Job Announcements

Please visit www.dcara.org/jobs for application materials and more information.

– Director of Client Support Services (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Friday, March 18th.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

– Executive Assistant (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Monday, March 14th.
http://deafdigest.com/exasst/

– Job Developer / Interpreter (Campbell)
Full time, Non Exempt
Position open until filled.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-campbell/

– Job Developer / Interpreter (San Francisco)
Full time, Non Exempt
Position open until filled.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

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position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position located in Las Vegas, Nevada

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/case/

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position opening
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

General Description
The ASL & Interpreting Program at William Woods University invites applications for a full-time, nine- month, tenure-track, assistant professor position for the fall of 2011.  The successful candidate will be one of three full-time faculty members along with several adjuncts and lab tutors.  We are seeking individuals who are committed to building one of the nation’s leading Interpreting programs. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:
– Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Culture courses to students in the ASL Studies and/or Interpreting majors.
– Collaborate in curriculum design and materials development for American Sign Language courses and Lab.
– Participate in ongoing assessment of ASL courses.
– Coordinate staff and students in the ASL & Interpreting Lab.
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including advising students, committee work, collaboration, collegiality, teamwork, community and campus service, and scholarly activities.

Requirements:
– Master’s degree in a discipline related to the field of ASL instruction is required.  Doctoral degree or ABD in a related field is preferred.  (Examples of related fields are ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Education, Deaf Education, Teaching Interpreting, etc.)
-Demonstrated teaching excellence with experience in the post-secondary setting
– Willingness to work on ASL curriculum development.
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association Certification.
– Knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.
– Demonstrated Native proficiency in ASL.
– Expertise in ASL and Deaf Culture.

Details:
– Rank and Salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience
– Position begins August 2011

Finalists will be selected based upon their relevant experience, demonstrated teaching excellence, scholarly activities, ability to work with diverse populations, demonstrated history of collaboration, and use of technology in the classroom. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and continue until position is filled.

About the University:
William Woods University is located in Fulton, Missouri, the home of the Missouri School for the Deaf.  It is situated a few miles between Columbia and the state capitol, Jefferson City.  The area is known for offering both city and country lifestyles.  The Deaf population is above average per capita due to the school for the Deaf and the state jobs in Jefferson City.  William Woods has a picturesque campus, excellent leadership, and a large Equestrian program.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vita and three professional references to:

Human Resource Office
REF: Assistant Professor American Sign Language and Interpreting Program
William Woods University
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251

Contact: mailto:Kathy.Groves @williamwoods.edu

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position open announcement Position:  Instructor, American Sign Language
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC

for position description and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/piedmont/

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notice of vacancy

District Wide Special Education Teacher
for students with moderate to severe disabilities including
visual and hearing impairments

Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/nashua/

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position available
Director of Human Resources
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/nysdhr/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An EOE

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An EOE

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

2011/03/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 9, 2011

– deaf man offering $500 for a job

Brian Neill, a deaf man in Australia, has been unemployed
for a long time. So desperate he was for a full time job
that he offered $500.00 for any employer that was willing to
hire him! It helped because he received many job offers
and he is slowly deciding which job offer is the best.

– 7 year old serving as interpreter before
her own surgery!

Jessie Fox, Fort Dodge, Iowa, who is deaf, took her
7 year old hearing daughter for an operation at the
Trinity Regional Medical Center. The mother asked for
an interpreter, and the hospital refused. As a result,
this young daughter had to interpret for her mother,
moments before she was to be wheeled into the surgery
room. Not too happy about it, the mother has filed
a lawsuit.

– arrested for using sign language!

A deaf Briton was arrested by police officers
in Great Britain. What was his “crime”? Using
sign language to tell the police officers he
was deaf. He simply pointed to his ear, indicating
his deafness. For all of his efforts, he was
arrested and accused of making rude gestures in
public. The angry magistrate threw the case out
of the court and scolded the police officers
for making this arrest!

– the tough Academic Bowl at Gallaudet

Why is the Academic Bowl so tough at Gallaudet
last weekend and this week? Because some
school teams had to play 7 different games
with other deaf schools – without any time outs
or any rest periods in between. Makes the
Bowl much more tougher than what we realize

– Schools for the deaf in New York in worst ever funding crisis

Schools for the deaf such as Rochester SD, St Mary’s SD,
Lexington SD, New York SD, etc are called 4201 private
schools. These 4201 schools receive funding from the state.
New York governor Cuomo wants to cut funding for these 4201
schools, making it a crisis right now.

In 1947, a law, called the Education Law (§4201), created
funding for these schools for the deaf.

The list of 4201 schools are at:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/privateschools/4201ss.htm

2011/03/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 2, 2011

– The Deaf Education Core Group turns down a meeting
with Steve Noyce, Superintendent, Utah Schools for the
Deaf and Blind.

Noyce wanted a meeting to discuss the issues. The Core
Group felt the meeting would not be productive. The hot
issue is the ASL/English bilingual philosophy that the
school administration has not accepted and in which the
Core group wanted to be implemented.

– A deaf goalie on hearing soccer team suspended for 6 months

Tom Boyle is a deaf goalie for a hearing soccer team in
Southsea, England. He was angry at other team’s player,
and threw the water bottle on the ground. It squirted
water in the referee’s face. The referee threw him out of
the game. The soccer league suspended him for six months –
and that means he cannot play for the Deaf British Soccer
team for games against other deaf European teams!

– a famous actress joins the “Switched at Birth” cast

Last month DeafDigest Mid-Week edition mentioned a
new TV series – Switched at Birth, which is all about
a deaf baby and a hearing baby being switched to wrong
parents at birth. This program is getting a famous
deaf actress – Marlee Matlin. People have asked DeafDigest
when this series will start. It will be sometime during
the summer.

– sneaking a cell phone in a prison

Many hearing prisoners use cell phones that friends
sneak in for them. The use of cell phones is not allowed
in all prisons. Well, Frank C. Buccini is a deaf prisoner
in Pennsylvania. He was using a cell phone to send text
messages. A prisoner guard caught him using the cell phone.
There was a struggle. Buccini said the prison guard
assaulted him. The guard resigned the following day but
the district attorney ia investigating Buccini’s cell
phone violation.

– a hearing ear dog in jail!

Kathy Kata, who is deaf, will report to the York Correctional
Institution in Connecticut to serve a 120 day sentence because
of a DWI violation. It not being the first time she was in
prison, she knew what it was all about – and she successfully
convinced the state Department of Corrections to allow her
hearing ear dog to accompany her. Her argument was that since
the jail has accessibility and accommodation issues, the
hearing ear dog will help her know what is going on.