DeafDigest Gold – July 5, 2015

DeafDigest Gold – July 5, 2015

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DeafDigest Gold – May 3, 2015

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Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year


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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Attack of the Whistle-Blowers


Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


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Top stories about the deaf:

The Richmond Public Schools system in Virginia has
been accused by a parent of a deaf child of
withholding its budgeted allotment on educational
needs of the deaf. The school officials have denied
this accusation.

Ron Stern did not stay retired too long from his
position as superintendent of New Mexico School
for the Deaf. Effective August 3rd, he will
become the interim executive director of
the New York School for the Deaf. It is sort
of coming back home for Ron, who was born
and raised in the New York City metro area.

ASL classes in Los Angeles is threatened with
closure. There is a petition going on trying
to keep these classes alive.

South Africa, which is still reeling from its
big time fake-interpreter embarrassment two
years ago, has introduced real time captions
in university classroom. The hope is that it
will grow into open captions everywhere.



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A deaf man entered his work building. A new security
guard was at the desk, and both did not know each other.
The deaf man showed his badge; the security guard
said something, but with no lip movements. The deaf
person could not tell if the new security guard allowed
him to enter the building; he had a gun, not worth
the risk of trouble.
The deaf man then gestures slowly several times
until the security guard waved his hand to allow him
in the building. Always scary.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


deaf traveling alone


Deaf activists are always complaining that deaf
stab each other in the back.
True? Well, they forget that hearing activists
are always stabbing each other in the back.
Which stabbing is worse – deaf stab or
hearing stab? Same thing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


Donald Ballantyne, teacher of future doctors


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?

Full Time Deaf Dentist Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at for Dr. Steven Rattner.
Our dental offices are located in College Park,
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

You may also reach us at  (301)474-8277 or VP

Our website is



Famous deaf movie not captions

Do enjoy viewing that video!



North Country Club of the Deaf

listing is free for deaf clubs and organizations. If you
wish to have your club listed, email


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this


Deaf Book of the Week

‘Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre'; Photographs of a River Life, by Maggie
Lee Sayre; edited by Tom Rankin; published by University Press
of Mississippi; year 1995; when houseboats disappeared in Kentucky,
Maggie, who was deaf, was the only person that took many pictures
of these boats, a great value to historians


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– green grocer

this website is growing every weekend:


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true that when deaf people migrate from
TTY machines to email messages and then to videos,
then it may not help maintain their grammatical
and reading skills?

A. DeafDigest editor thinks so, though educators
of the deaf may disagree.


Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

There is an event coming up soon, but transportation
is limited.

Living in the rural state of Vermont, choices for
transportation are few.

Most of the buses are for work related commutes.

The train schedule is odd and only arrives once a
day each way.

This means I will have only 4 hours to attend the
event out of 12 hours!

I feel that friends avoid providing transportation
out of fear of then having responsibility to be a SSP.

This is a hardship, stressful and emotional.

I only wish a federal level SSP program was up and running!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that all deaf ASL videos are captioned.

Actually this wish is unrealistic because it is



Year 1948 – the NAD restarts the Silent Worker monthly magazine;
it went out of business in 1929 before the NAD took over the
operations. In 1964, the name is changed to The Deaf American.

The NAD no longer publishes this magazine, going totally
and fully on-line.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


interpreters in Oklahoma that may not meet the
state standards for working with deaf mainstreamed


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Monmouth University has two deaf female athletes –

Serena Tatge, a freshman in track


Carly Sane, a sophomore in lacrosse

it is not known if both women know sign language
or mingle with each other on campus, but they
are deaf


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Munir Muwwakkill, Florida Marine Raiders (Lakeland), indoor football


DeafSports Library:

athletic officials of hearing programs that are deaf


DeafDigest Sports:

you can subscribe; no cost


if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please

click on mainstream on the right side of for the list of
mainstreamed athletes



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*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

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:

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



open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website: Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.


position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL
Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon
qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner
and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in
ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience,
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August
24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that
will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming
soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be
filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more
about the positions and apply online at

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.



three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)


open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,

Learn more about the positions and apply online at
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing

School website:

Questions? Contact



(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to ; fax 410-543-4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

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.

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.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three
business references to, fax 410-543-4874 or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


updated posting

position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: and

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at or contact Teresa Chandler,
Human Resources Office, at (913) 645-5358 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions.  E-mail:  Fax #:  913/621-2310

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity


Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at for information on how to apply


position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to, or apply online at
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


position openings
– Service Integration Program Manager
– Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager
State of Washington

for full position descriptions
Service Integration Program Manager

Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager


Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( )
as well as three professional references to

Walden School Teacher (Licensed)

Walden School Overnight CCW

Walden School Residential CCW

Walden School Substitute Teacher

Walden School Relief Worker

Walden School Day CCW

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield MA)

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield MA)

Staff Interpreter

Classroom Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)

Substitute Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant

Daycare Substitute Teacher

Assistant Coach

Head Coach


position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Social Science

Faculty Rank

Employment Category

Anticipated Start Date

Department/College Description

leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented,
ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and
backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have
chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of
Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university
with nine colleges emphasizing career education and
experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates
and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private
universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and
is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT
has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of
the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a
National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of
dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes
region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the
third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater
Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is
rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population
comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and
another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the
largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks
3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family”
by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas
having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among
Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description

Please note-this is Temporary Position

Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad areas of
Deaf cultural studies, structure of American Sign Language and
social sciences.  Participate in Institute service as time

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest
in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship;
integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism;
innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and
diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral or Masters degree in Deaf studies or relevant social
sciences discipline and successful teaching experience.  Must
enjoy working with undergraduates in a collaborative
environment.  Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at
Search openings, then Keyword Search: 1473BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital
status, gender, gender, religion, gender orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or
disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate.
If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please contact the Human
Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


announcement of teaching position openings
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on Campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

for school year 2015-2016

Social Studies

Early Childhood Education
Social Studies (Middle School)
Math (Middle School)
English (Middle School)
Science (Middle School)

Application Information:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application
Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any), and three current, signed letters of recommendation (including one
from current supervisor) email electronically to:
Gallaudet University-KDES room 3108
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-250-2704 videophone-Hollie Fallstone, Human Resources Coordinator
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Job employment application can be found at:
by clicking on Job application


position openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:                     Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teachers are a 187-day exempt position.

Responsibilities include appropriate academic work
to their students, use appropriate communication techniques
to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed information, work
with their department Principal in guiding parents toward
identifying their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in
programming for them accordingly through the IEP process,
attend in-service meetings and departmental meetings to
participate in decision-making, to maintain current
knowledge in the field, and to gain understanding of new
techniques and methodologies in education, participate in
curriculum development and curriculum revision projects,
maintain records of grades, achievement, and discipline
according to the needs of each assigned students,
collaborates with other teachers to assure appropriate and
dynamic programming for all students, work on extracurricular
committees or projects and perform related work assignments
as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA State Police Criminal Clearance,
PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance, Act 82.

Valid PA Driver’s License required.

Teachers of the Deaf are preferred to enter a master’s level with
some experience.  The minimum requirement for this position is a
Bachelor’s level degree with certification in Deaf Education.  PA
Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

STARTING DATE:  2015-16 School Year (August 17, 2015)

Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218


Job Opening
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehab Counselor Trainee (RCD)
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Fishersville, Virginia

Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at the Virginia
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is currently seeking
a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor RCD (Rehab Counselor
for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation
services,  which result in employment and enhanced independent living
for persons with disabilities. Core case management services include
guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental restoration, and
job placement services. Caseloads consist of individuals who are deaf
and hard of hearing and a general caseload of adults / students with

This position is located in Fishersville, Virginia, which is in the
Shenandoah Valley and is 15 minutes from the Virginia School for the
Deaf and the Blind.  For more information on the area, review the
Shenandoah Valley Travel Association website

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I
(Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not
selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is
$28,782-54,653. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully
qualified) is $37,047-70,801. To review the position and apply, visit
the website


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent
college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the
field of human services, we have a career building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: Fax: 215-884-6301

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

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.