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Deaf Digest Blue – November 27, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 27, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

DeafDigest has mentioned Mojo Mathers of New Zealand who is hoping to become the nation’s first deaf elected
MP. Present polling trends have been favorable to her
Greens political party. If her party gets at least
12 percent of vote, then Mathers gets in as the new MP.

Love of lizards was what led Trent Bell, a deaf New
New Zealander to a growing business operation in
the field of herpetology (lizards, frogs, etc).
His company, EcoGecko Consultants has won two years
of consulting contracts with clients. He advises
clients with ecological concerns and issues.

– Very Hot News

One of the North Carolina’s two schools for the deaf was
supposed to be shut down for good, but at the last minute
the state administrators crafted a Solomonic solution.
The Eastern North Carolina SD would take over the operations
of the school for the blind in Raleigh. This blind school
would then function as a satellite campus. And the North
Carolina SD would continue as is. And both deaf schools would
be encouraged to lease out empty space for other educational
programs. This was important because the Morganton and
the Wilson economies would plunge overnight if both schools
closed.

– Sunday November 20th

How often is it that a TV station will reach out to the
Deaf Community to address captioning concerns? KSL-TV,
in Salt Lake City, did – and it has resulted in improved
captions. And going one up, the TV station has inserted at the
bottom of its web site – a “Closed Caption Assistance” link.
That way when there are no captions, the deaf person could
link and follow whatever the screen says.

– Monday November 21st

Nearly 200 deaf Filipinos rallied in front of the House of
Representatives to demand the passing of two bills, for interpreters for the deaf in the court room, and for captioning of TV news.

– Tuesday November 22nd

If the state of Virginia has its way, the following agencies
will be consolidated – Department of Rehabilitative Services,
Department for the Aging AND Department for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. Already, the deaf community is upset about it.

– Wednesday November 23rd

Kathi Johnson is no longer the superintendent of
the Jean Massieu Academy, a charter school for the
deaf in Texas. No reason was given for her departure.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

You can watch mtvU’s Quiet Campus (Gallaudet) series
on video. The link is:
http://www.mtvu.com/category/shows/quiet-campus/

The series are as follows:
An Unseen Look Inside Deaf Culture
Welcome to Gallaudet
Anticipation
Homecoming
Epilogue

The series are both in ASL and with captions.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

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

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WHY DID A DEAF GENERAL MANAGER QUIT HIS JOB?
A deaf man was a general manager of a pizza place,
which is part of a well-known pizza chain. He was the
top boss at the pizza place. Everybody reported to
him.
One day he quit. Why? He had no interpreter and
the job was stressful. Customers complaining. Kitchen
staff arguing. Waiters arguing. Health inspectors show
up without warning. Executives from the national
chain headquarters show up without warning. Truck
drivers arrive and complain about not being paid
for the deliveries, etc, etc.
Hearing managers face the same thing, but they
can communicate. The deaf manager, without interpreter,
was almost helpless in communications!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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

A VIETNAMESE HERBALIST HEALING THE DEAF?
There was a newspaper story of Vo Hoang Yen, a
herbalist in Vietnam. A herbalist works with plants
to try to heal paralysis, spinal issues AND deafness.
Is deafness actually being healed? The story said
that Nguyen Thi Hang, a 14-year old deaf girl,
is now hearing, thanks to sessions with this herbalist.
Fact or fiction? You decide!

INTERRPETERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS
After watching the video last week (Cheap or Expensive),
a veteran administrator of a deaf agency said:

The issue is not the cost but the quality of classroom
interpreters. Some schools can hire high quality
interpreters for the rates they offer and others cannot.
The real issue is to hire interpreters who can provide
quality interpreting and are qualified at the
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) state required level. Many states allow schools to hire interpreters below the state EIPA level of 3.5. That
means the state considers the deaf to be of low priority
in the education totem pole. The cost does play a factor
but is not the only factor.

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A DEAF ARTIST WITH A RARE SKILL IN NEW YORK CITY
New York is considered the capital of art. Many
hungry artists move to New York and hope to strike
gold.
Striking gold, in a way, is what deaf artist
Jerry Pagane was able to accomplish. He is a gold
leaf artist, a skill so rare that only a few of them
can be found in New York City.
Before making it great in the world of art, Pagane
attended NTID.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

losing job as a school interpreter only because the sole deaf child in the district graduates!

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question I frequently hear is:  Aren’t you going to be
replaced soon by tape recorders or other newer technology?

This has been a question that has been asked for over 40 years.  As
far back as the 1960s, people were predicting that court reporting
was a doomed profession because tape recorders would soon replace
court reporters.  When videotape came upon the scene, some people
were sure that videotaping proceedings would soon take the place of
court reporting.

The key to success for court reporters, CART providers, and realtime
captioners has been that they have embraced technology over the
years.  Rather than simply fearing that they would be replaced by
technology, they have used technology to change the way that they do
their jobs.

When you see a realtime reporter writing on a steno machine today,
the one thing that remains basically the same is the layout of the
steno keyboard.  Other than that, the look is quite different.
Instead of steno paper flowing out of the back of their steno
machines, for realtime reporters you will find computers connected to
their steno machines.

Court reporters can synchronize their transcripts with the video or
audio that has been recorded, and they can provide compressed and
e-mailed transcripts.  Captioners and CART providers provide an
instantaneous translation of what is being said to provide access for
the consumers who rely upon their services. Court reporting is a
career where people have taken advantage of changes in technology to
make sure that their profession continues to stay in demand.

WHAT IS IEP?
IEP stands for the Individualized Education Plan.
It was created by the law called the Individualized Education Plan
IEP is a “road map” for a deaf child to meet its
specific educational goals, with assistance of
school district (or school for the deaf) services
and accommodations.
Is it possible that a deaf child, moving from one
school district to another, would have different IEPs?
Yes, but DeafDigest does not want to get into that!

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/

updated every Monday

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

A deaf girl, the smartest student in her mainstreamed classes, was sheltered by her domineering mother everywhere she went. She was not allowed to go out
on her own to mingle with people. As a result, her
personality has become fragile, unable to deal with life’s setbacks – demanding college courses, broken romances, employment frustrations, etc.

next week – another example

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Researchers, from Children’s Hospital Boston and the
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, are saying that a new gene therapy is available
that could just possibly reverse deafness in some people.
This type of gene therapy was not made available in the
past.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The IEP stands for the Individualized Education Plan.
The law states that deaf and disabled students must
be guided by IEP, which is a legal piece of paper.
The IEP is a plan on for the mainstreamed student to
be educated with assistance of services and accommodations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Tennessee Council for the Hearing Impaired is no more!
Whoa – not what you may think – that agency has formally
changed its name to Tennessee Council for the Deaf and
Hearing Impaired/
Said the agency officer “finally!”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are serious behavioral problems on the
Mackworth Island, which houses the Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf, in Maine, not too far from
Portland.
Serious behavioral problems, yes, but whoa –
it has nothing to do with human beings!
The island is overrun with wild, unruly turkeys,
the source of these behavioral problems. The
state fish and game officials stocked the island
with birds two years ago as part of a conservational
program. This plan backfired since these birds
block the road and deposit their droppings everywhere.
The school officials need to make a decision to
solve this behavioral problem.
And this is not a new problem. Way back in the
late eighties the island was overrun with menacing,
wild dogs!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest has said it before and will say it again,
that Rochester is the world’s most Deaf Friendly city.

Yet why is the police living in the Dark Ages?

A newspaper story said:
According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Helfer: “The TTY has been the industry standard for many
years and is still widely used”

Huh! We, the deaf use video phones and text pagers. TTY?
Get real!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

During the employee Thanksgiving lunch, I asked what
did she bring for us?

I thought she said:
whatnot pie

She actually said:
walnut pie

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December 1, 2011 deadline

position opening
Director
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Austin, Texas

December 1, 2011 deadline

full position description and application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/texas-deaf-director-position/

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:         Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: 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 and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: 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 environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – 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:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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