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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 10, 2013

— a medical school refusing a Cued Speech interpreter

Michael Argenyi, a former deaf student at Creighton University
Medical School, will have a trial. He accused the school of
discrimination because his request for Cued Speech interpreters
was turned down. In 2008, he applied for admittance into the
medical school, explaining that he was deaf and needed Cued
Speech interpreters for his classes and labs. The school
accepted him but gave him other accommodations, but no Cued
Speech interpreters. He had to take out a $110,000 loan to pay
for his own interpreters. After two years he got frustrated
and dropped out. Why not ASL? He does not know ASL.
We will see what happens in the courtroom.



— a deaf ombudsman in Japan

How important is an ombudsman? He is appointed by an agency
to fix small problems that people deal with. Onaka Koji,
a deaf man, has been appointed as the ombudsman on behalf
of the deaf in Otsu, a Japanese city of 350,000 people.
He will help the deaf with many things such as interpreters,
paperwork, setting up appointments, etc, etc. He is actually
an ombudsman, but he prefers to call himself deaf counselor.



— a deaf Texas Ranger?

Could a deaf person become a FBI Agent? Or even a Texas Ranger?
Texas Ranger’s duties are probably the same what the State Bureau
of Investigation agent does. SBI works on state level as FBI works
on the national level. Well, have we ever had a Deaf Texas Ranger?
Yes – and it was Deaf Smith! He only lasted only four months before
he resigned because one of his actions got the Texas Republic governor
angry. Could we see a future deaf FBI agent or even a deaf SBI agent?
Never say never!

(DeafDigest thanks Dr. Steve Baldwin, author, The Legacy of
Deaf Smith, for this valuable piece of information! He is
the nation’s #1 Deaf Smith’s historian)



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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 8, 2013

— a Netflix captioning lawsuit dispute

Who wins the captioning lawsuit? Netflix or the
deaf plaintiff or the attorneys? A big argument
took place in California over a $262,000 legal
fee. No one wants to pay for it – and the judge
said “me hands off.” Regardless of who eventually
pays, the attorneys win. Should we compare the
$262,000 legal fee with the $7.99 monthly rate
Netflix charges for their movies?



— which captioning glasses is the best?

Few years ago there was just one captioning glasses.
Now we have a few captioning glasses – and just recently
NTID had a contest with five different teams – to design
the best captioning glasses! Don’t be surprised if we
have 10-15 different captioning glasses on the market.
Confusing? Probably!



— being stopped by the police while driving

All of us have, at one time or other, been stopped by
police for any reason while driving. 99 percent of the
time when a deaf driver is stopped by the police, there
are no incidents. But for one percent, the incident could
be ugly. Seven years ago Doug Bahl, a well known deaf
Minnesotan, was stopped by the police and then roughed
up. After a series of lawsuits, the St Paul city reached
settlement of nearly $94,000 with the promise to provide
interpreters when deaf drivers need it.



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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 6, 2013

— a deaf sports team kicked off the plane

A deaf sports team was kicked off the plane by
the pilot. He felt it was a safety risk to allow
them to fly. Huh? What! The national deaf cricket
team of India was told to get off the Bangkok Airways
plane because the pilot was scared! They were scheduled
to play at Thailand. After an overnight delay, they
were allowed to fly to Thailand.



— an attorney not knowing he was deaf

Gerald Shea, who became deaf at the age of 6 because
of an illness, is an attorney, specializing in complex
corporate deals – mergers and joint-venture issues.
He did not know he was deaf, even though he struggled
to communicate with people. He practiced law for 30
years, first 10 years before he was told by doctors
that he was really deaf! Shocked, he purchased a hearing
aid and continued with law for 20 more years before retiring.
He retired because struggling with deafness wore him out.



— a bionic eye for the deaf-blind?

Second Sight Medical, a company in California, won OK
from U S Food and Drug Administration to build a bionic
eye for the blind. The company says it helps few blind
people get some vision back. It also said that 20
European blind people were helped by the new bionic
eye product. This may be something the deaf-blind
could look into.



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DeafDigest Gold – May 5, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – May 5, 2013

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Top stories about the deaf:

It was mentioned several times that Melissa Earll
filed a lawsuit against eBay for not being deaf-friendly.
Even though her lawsuit was dismissed, she is re-filing
it on technical grounds.

20 deaf residents graduated from Rochester Police Department
Citizen’s Police Academy. After learning what police officers
do, they are now qualified to help the police in case of
incidents involving deaf people.

A new inductee into the RIT Innovation Hall of Fame is
Paul Taylor. During the early TTY days in the sixties
and early seventies, Paul was one of the major leaders
in pushing TTY use in the greater St Louis area before
he moved to Rochester to take a new job at NTID.

The Catalyst Life Services, Mansfield, Ohio, has become a huge
umbrella, absorbing three different social service agencies.
One such agency being absorbed is Community Center for the Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing. DeafDigest hopes the needs of the deaf
in the community will not be ignored when the umbrella organization
begins to function in an unified manner.

The India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners have ruled
that deaf prisoners be kept separate from the general prison
population – and placed in appropriate facilities.


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DeafDigest met a deaf man in France. He was from
Bulgaria but moved to France.
Many sign gestures during the conversation was easy
to understand – but when DeafDigest editor asked him
“what is your job?” then it was difficult communications.
For about 10-15 minutes he tried to explain what his
job was, using many different signs and different
gestures. Impossible to understand so both gave up
the conversation.
DeafDigest thinks the deaf man was trying to explain
that he works in a factory that makes artificial limbs
(arms and legs) but was not 100 percent sure!

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updated list of deaf-owned restaurants

famous deaf fighter Matt Hamill is added to the list of deaf-owned restaurants


DeafDigest editor hates it when a deaf person tells
him “I am the first deaf person in the world” blah blah
blah  or  “I am the only deaf person in the world” blah
If Dummy Hoy (the famous deaf baseball player) told
DeafDigest editor “I am the first deaf player in major
league baseball,” then he is wrong!
Ed Dundon, who is deaf, played major league baseball
in 1883 and 1884. Dummy Hoy started to play major
league baseball in 1888.
So, deaf people have to be careful with the facts!

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference
Baltimore, MD
August 23 – August 27, 2013

more information at:


Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other

* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at for Dr. Bo Byun or for Dr. Steven Rattner.
Our dental offices are located in College Park,
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There was a story of a deaf customer, with perfect credit,
always paying all of her bills on time, being denied service
because of having no TTY.
The deaf customer wanted to discuss a banking matter, and
was told to use her TTY to get in touch with the bank.
This deaf customer threw out her old TTY about 10 years ago
because no one really uses it.
This bank still does not believe that deaf people everywhere
no longer use TTY.

There was a posting about the court cases in Arkansas.
It said that when interpreters disagree over a single word,
then court transcripts must be done by interpreters holding
interpreting certificates.
So, the court costs go higher and higher!

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A newspaper blog ran like this –

by the time she was 60, she became functionally deaf

a hearing person becoming functionally deaf at the age of
60? A hearing person can lose their hearing but to become
functionally deaf – no way!

A functionally deaf is a person who cannot use the voice
phone, speaks poorly, relies on ASL or gestures or written
notes when communicating with the hearing. That late-deafened
woman does not fit in this category.



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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the difference between an interpreter
and a support service provider for the deaf?

A. Very different. An interpreter just interprets.
A Support Service Provider provides support in just
about everything.

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Kindle books

There are several options for books to be read.

Braille, audio and large print.  Very few businesses offer them.

You can get the books from Bookshare, or this is one way.

Also you can buy books from Apple Store in an option called iBook.

Just recently, May 1st, Kindle books became accessible!

It is for iOS devices. An App for Kindle book is available for $4.99

Here the link


Happy reading!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that we have more, and much better, mental health services
for the deaf everywhere in USA.



Year 1918 – William Dolph, Schenectady, NY operated a
successful blacksmith business with four hearing men on
his payroll. He would do blacksmithing, horseshoeing,
wagon work, spring welding, brazing and everything else.


DeafNumbers of the Week:

69 of 75

number of units occupied by the deaf at the Apache
ASL Trails, subsidized housing development in
Tempe, AZ

The HUD is saying the housing unit should be more
open to hearing people. The Deaf Community is not
too happy about the HUD accusations.


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Campbell – Kaylin Ashley Yost, JR, women’s golf; 76.2 average with one
win; 67 best round

– Columbus State – Kristen Carr, SO, softball; despite a .271 batting average,
she is the team leader in RBI’s with 35 in 50 games; as a pitcher, she
holds a 7-2 record as the team’s #3 pitcher

– Columbus State – Laura Chapman, SO, women’s tennis; as the team’s #4
player, has a 18-5 record; with the #2 in doubles, has a 18-6 record


Elite Deaf Athletes

– Muwwakkil Munir, Lakeland Raiders, Ultimate Indoor Football League;
no updates

– Maclaine Lowe, New South Wales (Australia) U-19 softball team,
took part at the Australian championships

– Keiko Ogasawara, women’s pro boxing, Japan; no updates


Deaf Sports Library

Jon Jones continues to win big matches in Ultimate
Fighting. He has lost only one match. Who beat

It was Matt Hamill. Actually Jones was leading easily
by a large margin until he applied an illegal hold
on Hamill and was disqualified. Angry Jones filed an
appeal, but the disqualification decision stood!


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–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

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



position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.
Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language
development and communication, in addition to guiding students
toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or II certification in Deaf
Education required. Information on PA teaching certification may be
found on the website
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI;
“Intermediate” level skills required at time of hire.
FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

BENEFITS:    Excellent benefits package including membership in the
State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term
disability and life insurance

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to discriminate
in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the
basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion,
disability, or gender preference.


open positions
British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf

host schools, South Slope Elementary and Burnaby
South Secondary Schools.

A unique opportunity to lead a unique community of educators  Burnaby, BC

The British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf (BCSD) is a
state-of-the-art, innovative program, highly regarded throughout North
America for its commitment and success in  integrating  students with the
student population in our host schools, South Slope Elementary and Burnaby
South Secondary Schools.

BCSD is now searching for a K-12 Principal, two teachers –
Special Education and Access at the secondary school, and two teachers –
Primary at the elementary school

For the position of Principal, please submit your resume and supporting
documents by Friday, May 24, 2013 to or email

For the Teacher positions, your cover letter should include which position
is being applied for (grade or subject area), when you are available, your
main assets, strengths and talents. Your resume should include your name,
address, phone number, e-mail address, education, degrees/diplomas,
certificates, work history, awards, publications, and professional
references. Your information should also include a copy of your BC Teachers’
certificate, a copy of your transcripts, a copy of your final practicum
report, and a statement of your philosophy. You can either email to: or mail your resume and supporting documents by
Friday, May 31st to:

Human Resources
School District 41 (Burnaby)
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1W2

For the application process for graduates of a Canadian teacher education
program outside of BC, see more details on

For eligibility requirements for International graduates, the information in
this section applies to you if you have completed a teacher education
program outside of Canada

Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted.

If you would like more information about these positions, please contact Dr.
Joe McLaughlin at


announcement of position vacancy
Interpreter Training Program Instructor and Field Coordinator
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

12 month appointment

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provide leadership as the fieldwork coordinator and major
instructor in UWM’s Interpreter Training Program. The ITP emphasizes
curriculum, pedagogy, and experiences that prepare graduates to meet the
needs of a culturally diverse Deaf/Hard of Hearing population. Primary
responsibilities to include design and instruction of courses in the ITP
sequence (theory and skills courses); coordinate fieldwork assignments
throughout the academic year, provide supervision of students in the field
placements and internships in the community; development of strong
connections between the ITP and the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and
interpreting communities.

For more information, go to:

QUALIFICATIONS:    Master’ degree in Interpreting Education, American Sign
Language, Linguistics, Adult Education, or applicable field; national
certification in interpreting from the Registry of Interpreters for the
Deaf (RID) and/or National Association for the Deaf Certification
(NAD-Level IV-V) bilingual competency in American Sign Language and
English. Three years of college level teaching experience is required.

SALARY:            Competitive with excellent fringe benefit package.

STARTING DATE:        July 1, 2013

APPLICATION:    All applications must be submitted online at:

A completed application will include a letter of application, vita,
transcripts (upload under “other document 1” or mail to address below),
and three letters of recommendation (upload or
mail to address below):

Dr. Elise Frattura and Pam Conine
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Exceptional Education
2400 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Fax: 414-229-5500

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Current applications will be reviewed May 7, 2013.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal
employment opportunity employer.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see: or call the Office of
Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414)220-4632 for a paper copy.


position announcement
Part Time VRI ASL Interpreters
LSA Video, Inc

Are you looking for a way to supplement your freelance interpretation
work from home?

LSA Video, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services
Associates, is currently seeking American Sign Language Interpreters
for part-time on-call Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) work.  In order
to be considered for this position, you must be certified by the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and licensed or registered in
your home state.

This is a great opportunity for you to supplement your freelance
interpretation work with VRI!  You will be able to log-in from home
and work the hours that best fit your schedule (i.e., before / after
a Face-to-Face Interpreting assignment, on the weekends, overnight
hours and even in the event of an assignment cancelation).

You will be paid an hourly on-call rate just for logging in, plus a
per-minute interpretation rate for all sessions connected to you and
serviced.  Please note that since you will be providing
interpretation services over the Internet via a Webcam with our
clientele, you will be expected to look polished and professional at
all times when logged in and on call.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the LSA Video VRI team,
please review the full job description and apply for this position
online at PT VRI ASL Interpreter.

Should you have any questions about this posting, please contact LSA
Video’s American Sign Language Manager, Suzanne Dunleavy, via e-mail

For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please visit:

To apply, please visit:


Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Position Announcement
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Salisbury, Maryland

Qualifications:           Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or
equivalent required;  one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and
work within a team approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise
and motivate people.  Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation
and good driving record required.

Job Goal:                    Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from personal
hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living
skills training in individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern
Shore.  Shifts varies within a team oriented environment.

Qualified candidates may email resume to or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job announcement
Accounting Clerk II/Payroll Specialist
San Leandro, CA

(temporary full-time position)

This position involves specialized work in maintaining, verifying and
posting transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records filing
systems for the accounting department.  This position is also responsible
for all payroll functions, including taxes and benefits.

This is a temporary full-time position, reporting to the Director of
Accounting and Administrative Services.  We are looking to fill this
position Tuesday May 28, 2013 through Friday July 19, 2013.

.    Maintain the information and filing systems for the accounting
.    Prepare deposits
.    Reconcile invoices with purchase orders
.    Prepare checks
.    Reconcile employee benefit payments
.    Maintain and reconcile time sheets, attendance records and
vacation/sick leave status records
.    Assist Director of Accounting and Administrative Services in
maintaining accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable,
cash receipts, payroll and general journals
.    Office support for the Director of Accounting and Administrative
.    Other duties as assigned

.    Accounting and office knowledge and experience, (AA preferred)
.    3 years. experience in Accounting
.    Excellent organizational skills
.    Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and
accounting software
.    Ability to work independently
.    Ability to work on several projects at the same time and meet
agency deadlines
.    Ability to work as part of an accounting team
.    Knowledge of American Sign Language

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 at 12 noon PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (, under
.About./.Jobs.), cover letter, three professional references and resume
via mail, email, or fax to:

Patty Souza,
Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th Street,  Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Fax:  (510) 483-0778

Please inform DCARA if communication access or other special assistance is
required for scheduling interviews.

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:


This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  Duties:  Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications:  BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs.  Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301


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Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
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female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

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full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a
primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This
full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services
and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior
citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including,
but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer
counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of
hearing and late deafened community.

–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social,
emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing
and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop
linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based
organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as
well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and
late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and
community events.
–    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy,
independent living skills, information & referral, employment and
community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client
Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3
years of documented experience in service provision in a human services
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of
MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile
insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the
workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by
hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the
field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management
and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing
persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind
persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA
offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full
medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at
under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.


job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

details at:


Job Opportunity: Director, D/HH Services . Houston

All interested applicants need to  complete an agency application  and
forward to Robbie Arrington at


TITLE: Director, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)


Ensures that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services program complies with
the requirements, rules and regulations of the agency and the funding
sources. Ensures that the program operates within contractual obligations
and within constraints of the approved budget. Oversees and provides job
placement services for all individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing
clients. Provides effective case management services to clients including
literacy training, job search skill training, advice on the utilization of
the job bank resources, appropriate social service referrals,
individualized job development activities, and follow-up to ensure that
needs relating to securing employment are met. Develops and maintains a
network of employer contacts and solicits job leads. Ensures that an
interpreter is available for clients on job interviews.

PROGRAM: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services




Minimum of bachelor.s degree in the areas of social work, psychology,
counseling, or business. Two years of college and related experience may
be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience: A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible positions
in the delivery and management of social service programs. Experience with
individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of
job placement, social work, vocational rehabilitation, or counseling is
preferred. Other areas of preferred experience includes teaching,
training, job development or case management. Fluent in American Sign


Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a highly
cooperative member of a team to develop and accomplish department and
agency goals.

Ability to communicate well in writing. Excellent case documentation,
report writing, and organizational skills.

Ability to conduct workshops and interact with clients using American Sign

Knowledge of the Houston job market and current employment trends.

Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its impact
on employees and job seekers.

Able to interact effectively with a variety of persons including clients,
employers, other social services, and co-workers.

Must be informed about and sensitive to employment issues and concerns of
individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing job seekers.

Operation and availability of a motor vehicle.


Plan, organize and supervise all aspects of program services, and ensuring
goals and outcomes are met.

Responsible for the preparation and submission of all required reports in
an accurate and timely manner.

Plan and implement new programs and services to meet client needs as
funding resources permit.

Cooperate and collaborate with other CD&ES programs to ensure maximum
utilization of all resources.

Teach the English Literacy classes for clients.

Develops the individualized instructional plans to meet students. academic
needs. Review and evaluate students. progress on an ongoing basis.

Ensure the development of comprehensive case management services to ensure
that clients are properly prepared to engage in a successful job search.

Ensures that DHHS develop and implement employment plan for each client
and to that end, set realistic goals, action steps, and time frames for
their successful completion.

Perform follow-up to determine and document clients. employment status.
Maintain contact with client and employer for 60 days to assist with and
document job maintenance.

Supervises Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services staff.

Collaborates with Program Director and Development staff in seeking
additional funding for Deaf Services programs.

Represent CRR to companies and organizations in the community to serve as
a networking tool for the development of the client base and for job lead

Ensure that accurate and thorough documentation of client contacts and

Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISOR: Director, Employment Services

Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.
A United Way of Greater Houston Agency
2525 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and review on a monthly basis, aging
invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and AP/GL reconciliations are
performed. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly invoicing
(based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure all
billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), prepare excel
expense detail for program managers and work with funders on invoice

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet,
complete weekly deposits, perform bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance and preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll as needed and other
responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills.
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.


DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

From Thu May  2 17:53:29 2013
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 12:37:53 +0000
From: “Hamerdinger, Steve” <>
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Subject: [ALMHI] Opportunity for Ambitious New Interpreter

Alabama Department of Mental Health has been give permission to open
a new position for interpreters recently graduated from an
interpreter training program and who have a passion for working in
mental health. The interpreter trainee position is a career track
position leading to certification, both as NIC and as a Qualified
Mental Health Interpreter. The successful candidate will work with
and be mentored by our nationally renowned mental health interpreter
training staff.

Steve Hamerdinger, Director
Office of Deaf Services
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Division of Mental Illness and
Substance Abuse Services
PO Box 301410
Montgomery, Al 36130
Direct: (334) 239-3558 VP or Voice
Text: (334)652-3783



Choices II Work Service program has an opening for a full time Employment
Specialist in West Hartford.

This position requires proficiency in American Sign Language to work with
adults with psychiatric disabilities who are also Deaf, an Associate’s or
Bachelor’s Degree, valid Connecticut driver’s license and vehicle, and
experience in mental health. Responsibilities include job development,
supervision and training consumers at job sites. Candidate must be able to
integrate and work collaboratively with other service providers in the
local mental health system. Weekend, evening and holiday hours are

If you are interested, please send recent resume:

Mental Health Association of CT.

969 West Main St, Suite #3-A

Waterbury, CT 06708

Attn: Alex Composto

FAX: (203) 757-9337



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