DeafDigest Gold – July 20, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – July 20, 2014

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DeafDigest Gold – May 25, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-disappearing-attorneys/

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-credit-card-click/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-loves-lawsuits/

http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-printers/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a movement in Scotland to separate the nation
from the United Kingdom. Yet, there are deaf people that
are saying that separatists have ignored the needs of
the deaf!

Louis Gan, a young talented deaf artist, is having his
one-man show at a gallery in Penang, Malaysia. He said
he was not able to attend formal art classes because of
his deafness, so taught himself art.

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has
reached agreement with the Bell Partners, which owns over 60,000 apartments in 15 states. Bell has been accused
of discriminating against deaf renters.

A deaf British activist is asking the TV networks to
launch deaf-themed programs, citing Switched At Birth As an example.

The government of Costa Rica will be having interpreters
at all government-sponsored events. This announcement
was made by president Luis Guillermo Solís.

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A STRANGE DEAF HOBBY
A deaf person has a strange hobby. It is lawsuits.
This person loves to file lawsuits. He would file
lawsuits against his ex-best friends! Why? He feels that
if people do wrong with him, then the lawsuit is the
best way to make things even.
At one time he was involved in six separate lawsuits;
paying attorneys for each of these lawsuits.
Did these lawsuits make him a rich man? No!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-loves-lawsuits/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Graduation ceremony – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
with a photo

http://deafdigest.com/2014-graduation-ceremony-florida-school-deaf-blind/

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FULL PAY FOR PLAYING CARDS AND DRINKING COFFEE
Years ago many deaf union printers worked for the Washington
Post newspaper. They were skilled printers that did a great
Job with the newspaper every day.
Times changed ~V during the late seventies; the newspaper
bought out some deaf printers. But there was still a group
of deaf printers at the Post that did not want to retire.
Technology made their jobs unnecessary but they could not
laid off as the union protected them. This went on for a
long time until the Post finally bought out all of them.
These lucky deaf men getting pay for doing nothing?
Well, they were very bored, just gossiping and playing
cards all day every day.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-printers/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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ALDAcon 2014 conference
Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014
Norfolk, VA

more information at:

http://deafdigest.com/2014-association-of-late-deafened-adults-conference/

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ASL STUDENTS RALLY AGAINST BULLYING
Normally ASL students take credit for this course and
that would be it.
At Ocean City High School in New Jersey, these ASL students
took it up one step higher – by rallying against bullying.
Tbis was the theme of a program they hosted one night last
week.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

An old video of Matt Hamill being honored by the UFC

http://deafdigest.com/videos/matthamill/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

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Arkansas Association of the Deaf

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Deaf Pin

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

- fashion designer

this new website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We know that Thomas Edison, the famous deaf inventor
of over 1,000 patents, operated his own lab in New Jersey.
Were any of his lab employees deaf?

A. Yes. John Ambrose Fleming was deaf and he worked with
Edison on improving the telegraph machine.

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Lawn mowing season

Mowing the lawn has been getting more difficult for me.

I cannot maintain a straight line!  My mazes could become a county attraction!

I remember reading newsletter from a blind organization.

This blind man used stakes and a bright colored rope.

He lined up each row to mow straight!

Now I need a large print measuring tape!

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

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That John McCallum will win the election for House seat from Georgia. Why? His wife is deaf Heather Whitestone, the past Miss
America, and very hopefully she will be an influence on him
with respect to deaf issues on the Hill.

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DeafHistory:

During the 1950.s . on a reservation in Canada, medical experiments
on children to treat their ear aches made a good number of them
deaf!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

21

nations offer video relay services, according to a survey
conducted by the Nippon Foundation

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Colin Feikles, a junior, is one of the top hitters
on the La Roche College baseball team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

We have Derrick Coleman in the NFL. What about Aviva
Premiership, England.s #1 rugby league? There is a deaf
player . Mat Gilbert. He, however, has played very little,
just two games so far this season.

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Deaf Sports Library

A Gallaudet football player that never wore a helmet!

http://deafdigest.com/bilbo-monaghan-deaf-pro-football-player-no-helmet/

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mainstreamed athletes

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

*  EDD Program Manager

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Job Description
Family & Children Services
DEAF MH Program
Palo Alto, CA

Job Title: Case Manager, Deaf Unit CMH, 20 hours/week position Department: DEAF MH Program Reports To: MH Clinical Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly    Approved Date:

Summary:  County Mental Health Department provides counseling, rehab counseling and case management for Deaf/HOH individuals and their family members who are facing mild to severe mental illness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-    Provide case management services to existing and new clients- average caseload will be 12 clients and about 50% of the working hours will be out in the field with clients.
-    Collaborate with clinicians on the DEAF team.
-    Attend weekly Deaf Unit Meetings and weekly supervision..
-    Participate in professional development as seems appropriate.
-    Research resources, information and services for above programs.
-    Provide assistant with outreach events as needed.
-    Advocacy activities.
-    Complete necessary documentations including CMH documentation.

Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
-    Customer Service . Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service; Meets commitments.
-    Interpersonal skills . focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
-    Written Communication . Writes clearly and informatively; Edit work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
-    Teamwork . Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback.
-    Ethics .Works with integrity and ethically.
-    Organizational Support . Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
-    Professionalism . Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
-    Safety and Security . Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.
-    Attendance/Punctuality . Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other similar field.
-    ASL fluency required.
-    Knowledge of CMH contract and requirements.
-    Team player.
-    Work with minimal supervision.
-    Knowledgeable of Santa Clara County resources.
-    Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software.
-    Applicants must have a valid CA driver’s license and access to an insured personal vehicle. -    TBA and Background check.
-    Thorough understanding and experience in the delivery of services to an ethnically and economically diverse population. -    Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is frequently required to walk up or down stairs.  The employee is frequently required to sit and use computer.  The employee is frequently required to drive.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Please send your cover letter and resume to mailto:hr@fcservices.org if you are interested in this position

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Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School
(Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION: $50,219 – $80,190 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing professional development opportunities for educators and family members. This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired, multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Position starts no later than August 2014. Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined. Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Position will be posted until filled. Contact Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to: Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action.

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position available
School Social Worker/School Mental Health Team
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Percentage:                    100% / 10 months

Qualifications:
-       LCSW or MA in Counseling
-        Knowledge of child and adolescent development
-        Counseling experience
-        Ability to communicate in sign language/ ASL
-        Familiarity with Deaf Culture

Responsibilities: -     Provide direct counseling as mandated on the IEP for students ages 3-21 years old -     Conduct parent and family meetings
-     Facilitate groups which address the issues of bullying and conflict -     Collaborate  with educational staff
-     Maintain clinical charts ( including writing skill ) -     Evaluate Mental Health Emergencies/Suicide Evaluations
-     Participate in team meeting and in service trainings
-     Provide information on entitlements

Available:                September 2014

Deadline:                Until filled

For information, contact:        Joyce Neier, Extension 3150

To Apply, Email your resume to mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to (718)        350-3332.

Please indicate “School MH Team” on the subject line.

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Job opening
Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager
Hamilton Relay

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Iowa.

Education, Experience and Skills:
-        Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required. -        Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
-        Excellent presentation skills
-        Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
-        Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
-        Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects -        Ability to understand and follow directions
-        Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
-        Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
-        Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
*        Senior Community
*        Hard of Hearing Community
*        Deaf Community
*        Speech Disabled
-         Able to travel alone -        Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by May 23, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE.

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position opening
Director Dyers Arts Center & Meeting Planning Services
NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description To direct the NTID Dyer Arts Center and Meeting Planning Services
Department, including the management of the NTID Dyer Arts center as
an exhibit venue.

Required Minimum Qualifications – BA
- Six (6) to eight (8) years in arts management, public relations, and
/or meeting/event planning.
- Negotiating, design, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
required. 0 Project management experience required.

How To Apply http://apptrkr.com/470573 Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number 1033BR.

EOE

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position opening
English Language Institute trainer position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20(exempt)#14055

Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html

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current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

-        Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach
Elementary Education
Transition Teacher, Employability Center

- Future vacancies:
Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/ E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;  (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Position Opening: Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Reports to: Manager of Interpreting Services

Posting Date: April 28, 2014

Major Responsibilities
1. Process accounts receivables for interpreting services customers (70% of position).
2. Provide sign language interpreting services to staff and customers, as needed (30% of position).

Specific Duties
1. Maintain receivables in a timely manner for submission to the business office.
2. Verify interpreter’s invoices for accuracy.
3. Review vouchers and timesheets for ACCES-VR billing.
4. Prepare monthly statistics of interpreting services, including quarterly ACCES-VR reports.
5. Provide sign language interpreting services for staff members and customers, as assigned.
6. Perform other duties as needed to assist the Manager of Interpreting Services, Scheduling Coordinator, and the business office staff.

Other Responsibilities
1. Assist, as needed, at DAS activities and events (including fundraising events).
2. Perform other tasks and projects, as assigned by the Manager of Interpreting Services and Executive Director

Required Minimum Qualifications
1. 1-2 years of receivables experience with college/business school education preferred
2. Keyboarding accuracy
3. Ability to adhere to deadlines
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
5. Excellent telephone etiquette and strong customer service skills
6. At least two (2) years of training and experience working as a sign language interpreter
7. Knowledge of deaf culture and experience working with the deaf community

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form
Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter Start Date: Monday, May 12, 2014;

position posting open until filled.

How to Apply Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director, at mailto:nburns@wnydas.org

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position opening
Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week) Deaf Access
Services, Inc. – Buffalo, NY Develop and oversee the American Sign Language
(ASL) program and other community outreach sessions designed to enhance the
Western New York community’s understanding of ASL, sign language, Deaf
Culture, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the rights and needs
of persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Experience
Experience teaching American Sign Language (ASL) classes Background in
developing curriculum for ASL/sign language classes Experience developing
and implementing in-service courses/sessions

Required Application Documents
Completion of DAS Application Form (available at www.wnydas.org) Curriculum
Vitae or Resume Cover Letter List of References

Start Date: As soon as possible; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply
Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director;
mailto:nburns@wnydas.org

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open position
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

We are looking for a Math Teacher to start in September 2014.  The
successful candidate must possess:  Masters Degree in Deaf Education
or related field.  NYS Certification in Math for grades 7 – 12.

Previous experience with teaching Math to deaf students.  Excellent
communication skills.  Fluency in Sign Language. Proven ability to
work as part of a team.  Interested persons should apply to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

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recruiting
Teachers for the deaf
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is presently recruiting for Teachers for the Deaf who are qualified and experienced. There may be varying teaching positions for different age levels at the school.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited
college/university in Deaf Education or a related field and be eligible for state certification. Master’s degree is preferable.

Fluency in American Sign Language at the advanced level is expected.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

The starting date for this is August 25, 2014

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F/D/V/SO

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Job Description
Itinerant Teacher for the deaf
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Title: Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf
Reports to: Outreach Supervisor

Employment Information: This is a full- time 12 month position.
Summary: The office of Educational Outreach is seeking an itinerant teacher of the deaf to address the educational, social and communication needs of the students in partnership with their family and school personnel. The itinerant teacher will travel to various school locations to directly serve students and consult with staff to address individual student needs.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Master’s Degree preferred
- Pennsylvania Deaf Education Certification
- Experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students ages 3-21.
- Proficiency in American Sign Language.
- Experience in utilizing strategies for optimizing listening and spoken
language development.
- Working knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM equipment and
interpretation of audiograms.

Responsibilities
- Review/obtain updated audiological/medical information regarding the
student’s hearing loss.
- Perform listening checks and simple troubleshooting procedures on
various amplification devices and assistive technology.
- Provide in-service presentations for mainstream teachers and support
personnel including suggestions for environmental accommodations,
preferential seating, communication, understanding hearing aids, FM
systems and using a sign language interpreter as appropriate.
- Create an environment that allows optimal visual and acoustic access to
allow for full participation of students with hearing loss.
- Plan instructional strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum and
materials to meet individual student needs.
- Utilize data to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans to
meet the unique needs of the student.
- Effectively utilize computer-based web-systems for documentation of
progress including goal development, progress monitoring,
accommodations and Individualized Education Plan writing.
- Acquire knowledge of statewide goals and school/site goals. Work to
achieve those goals.
- Foster self-advocacy skills among deaf/hard of hearing students.
- Facilitate positive interactions between staff and students.
- Act as liaison between student, teachers, parents and administration.
- Coordinate meetings with outside agencies as needed.
- Maintain ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress.
- Support and collaborate with educational interpreters.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

The starting date for this job is July 1, 2014

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F/D/V/SO

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Job Vacancy ID # 140259
Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(DHH), Student Services
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Title: Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Student Services

Employing Departments: World Languages and Cultures AND Student Disability Resources

Appointment Conditions: Non Tenure Track, 9 months, Full Time, Appointment ending 5/15/17 with the possibility of renewal

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2014

Job Description: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dean of Students Office, and the Student Disability Resources Office invite applications for a Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) who will develop/teach courses in the area of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture while collaborating with the Student Disability Resources Office to provide student services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students at Iowa State University.

The individual selected for this position will develop and teach courses related to deaf culture and communication as well as provide direct services for ISU students (including interpreting/transliterating). The successful candidate will be a motivated instructor with a background in deaf culture/awareness.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (www.language.iastate.edu) is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective.

Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is an AAU-member, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php).

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in related discipline. Experience teaching sign language, interpreting, deaf culture, or related courses at a postsecondary institution Permanent Professional license with the Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters & Transliterators at the time of hire Demonstrated ability to interpret both consecutively and simultaneously between ASL and spoken/written English.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please go to www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237 and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” and complete the Employment Application.

To ensure consideration, submit application by: 04-25-2014

Quick Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada
Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis
of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication
Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for
Relay Nevada.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
-       Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the
design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or
related marketing experience are required.
-       Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay
Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
-       Excellent presentation skills
-       Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
-       Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide
variety of audiences
-       Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
-       Ability to understand and follow directions
-       Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Relay Administrator, public organizations, private and non-profit sectors
-       Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
-       Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
Senior Community
Hard of Hearing Community
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

-       Able to travel alone
-       Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE

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Gallaudet University faculty positions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty positions in the following departments:

ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Linguistics
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
Principal
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Position:                  Principal
Department:                School

Position Summary: The Principal serves as the Lexington School’s instructional leader and is responsible for all instructional supervision, program administration, curriculum implementation/ initiatives, and staff development.

Essential Duties:
-        Provide leadership to all education program personnel while working within the requirements of New York State education law and regulations as well as the policies of the Board of Trustees.
-        Supervise department/related services supervisors.
-        Administer all aspects of school programs.
-        Promote curriculum improvement and ensure that instructional programs and courses are implemented consistent with the New York State Common Core and other mandated standards.
-        Maintain program compliance with all applicable education law and regulations.
-        Keep informed and up to date regarding new developments in curriculum, instruction, and administration.
-        Serve as the liaison between the Parents Staff Association and the School.
-        Supervise the use of the approved budget for the School. -        Implement School’s disciplinary policy. -        Set the tone for a positive school climate, establishing clear standards for  student deportment commensurate with the Lexington’s philosophy and policies, and current school law.
-        Manage the selection of staff, performance evaluation, tenure procedure, and administration of disciplinary actions for School program personnel.
-        Support technology integration practices in the school educational programs.
-        Oversee the New York State Assessment program.
-        Represent the school programs during Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
-        Work as part of the Lexington Executive Administrative Team.

Qualifications:
-        Experience as an Educational Supervisor.
-        Experience as a Certified Teacher of the Deaf.
-        Knowledge of the psychological and physiological development of children. -        Ability to apply cognitive theories of teaching and learning required; knowledge of the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) preferred.
-        Knowledge of curriculum and principles of learning.
-        Knowledge of language and literacy development.
-        Knowledge of Deaf Culture needs and issues.
.        Ability to develop a school improvement plan and make decisions to facilitate its fulfillment.
-        Proficient in American Sign Language. Attributes:
-        Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-        Ability to maintain confidentiality.
-        Ability to respond professionally if faced with difficult situations.
-        Leadership, organizational and time management skills.
-        Ability to multi-task, comply with identified priorities and deadlines, and respond to changing environment.
-        Ability to collect data and make sound decisions.
-        Ability to supervise and motivate employees at different levels.
-        Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.

Qualifications:
-        Masters Degree required.
-        Teacher of the Deaf Certification required.
-        New York State Certification-School Administration and Supervision or School Building Leaders required..

To Apply, Email Resume to: mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332

(Please indicate “Principal” in subject line)

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. 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.

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:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
- Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers  for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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