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DeafDigest Blue – April 17, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – April 17, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-clock/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobdecision/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/piesign/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafteller/

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SafeAwake: A Fire Alarm for Deaf People

The SafeAwake Fire Alarm provides essential protection for deaf and
hard of hearing people. Sleep peacefully knowing that you will
wake-up when your T3 smoke detector is activated.

Be alerted by bed shaker, a flashing white light and a high decibel,
low frequency (500Hz) alarm. The 500Hz tone has been proven to be
significantly more effective at waking those with mild to severe
hearing loss when compared to the standard domestic and commercial
smoke alarms.

Find the SafeAwake (HC-SAFEAWAKE) at Harris Communications for
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For more information on the SafeAwake, go to:
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or email us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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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?

Deaf students are no different from hearing students
as far as the cell phone is concerned. At West
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, the students
were permitted to use their cell phones to send text
messages during lunch time. It was learned that some
of these students sneaked in text messages during
classes and while they were in rest rooms. As a
result the school changed its policy not to allow
cell phones during school hours!

Cheryl Heppner, CEO, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, an agency across
the river from Washington, DC, goes into conference
calls quite a lot despite her deafness. She uses CART
to read what is being discussed. The trick to these
deaf-hearing conference calls is to jump into the
conversation with something to say at the first pause.
This is not an easy thing to do because by the time
she starts to say something, someone else has
controlled the conversation. Fortunately for her
the Department of Education funding has helped create
a special device, called Trace Online Hand-Raising
Utility, that allows participants to take turns
instead of jumping over each other!

– Very Hot News

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa issued a press release stating
his concern that there are currently more unemployed deaf and the disabled as compared to the past employment
rates. He wants the workplace sector to hire more deaf and disabled to reverse this trend.

– Sunday April 10th

The FCC has finally put its foot down regarding
video relay fraud. The Commission is asking for
our input on what they describe as “the waste, fraud and abuse.” This comes in the form of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which addresses audits, dispute
resolutions, providers’ statements, calls outside of
USA, and so on

– Monday April 11th

ASL machine? Georgia Tech’s scientists have modified
the Xbox Kinect to read ASL, and in a way, have
challenged friendly hackers to see what this gizmo
could further in sign language.

– Tuesday April 12th

Wokingham is a small British town within easy driving distance
of London. A Wokingham group called “Are We Being Served?” have produced a DVD to show the town business people on how
to best serve the needs of deaf and disabled patrons. They
are saying these shop owners have no clue on how to serve these groups. An example would be a menu posted on a wall sign at a distance, preventing the deaf patron from
pointing his finger to his meal choice.

– Wednesday April 13th

The Vatican has been slapped with court papers re
the scandals at the old St John’s School for the
Deaf in Milwaukee, WI – involving a priest that
has been long since then deceased.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Construction of new buildings is going on the campus of
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. How to construct
and to save money became a problem with the contractor,
Kjellstrom + Lee Construction. A solution was to go
green! Working with Green Earth LLC, a way was found
to recover the debris and to save construction costs.

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Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to benefit Deaf-REACH

Join us for a festive evening of fine wines and good times!

We will be serving up fabulous hors d’oeuvres and pairing them with
perfect wine compliments.

Browse a wide array of items donated from DC businesses at our silent
auction.

June 3rd, 6:30pm

Gallaudet University – Ole Jim
800 Florida Ave
Washington DC 20002

Tickets are $50.00/per person $85.00/for two

(wine tasting and entrance to auction are included in the price of
the ticket)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!! DON”T MISS OUT!!! BUY NOW!!

Contact Deaf-REACH at 202-832-6681
or mail us your ticket order and payment (check only) to

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

(Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment)

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A BAD SIGNED TV COMMERCIAL
About ten years ago there was a TV commercial in
sign language.
In the commercial, a hearing woman gave a pie to
a deaf woman. The signs should have been like this:

I baked this pie for you

But the hearing woman’s signs was like this:

I baked your dog in this pie

The shocked deaf woman threw out the pie and
ran away

True or false?

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

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

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Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles

at

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Saturday May 21, 2011  at 4:05 pm

Sponsored by MDSC/DSA2013-Baltimore Conference Committee

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A BANK ROBBER AND A DEAF TELLER
This is a true story. A hearing bank robber went
to the teller window and whispered in her ear:

Give me all your money

The teller told him she is deaf and cannot hear
and asked him to write it down on piece of paper

The shocked bank robber ran away from the bank!

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

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

DEAF STUDIES – CHANGE OF TIMES
Deaf Studies is a major that is offered at
some universities, including Gallaudet.
Deaf Studies was not always that way in the
past. It was called Sociology of Deafness!
Yet, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

THESE TV REALITY SHOWS
Reality Shows are all over the TV landscape.
Someone posted on a web site the list of shows
that involved the deaf. Here it is:

Survivor: Amazon (2003) – Christy Smith
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2004) – Vardon Family
Super Nanny (2008) – Baulisch Family
Dancing With the Stars (2008) – Marlee Matlin
The Amazing Race (2009) – Luke Adams
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2010) – Oregon School for the Deaf
Survivor: Redemption Island (2011) – Christy Smith
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business (2011) – Luke Adams
The Celebrity Apprentice (2011) – Marlee Matlin
Spike TV’s UFC (2005-2011) – Matt “The Hammer” Hamill

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ESTABLISHING A FRATERNITY CHAPTER AT A COLLEGE
A strong tradition at colleges are these Greek organizations –
fraternities and sororities.
Many deaf students at hearing colleges are members of these
Greek organizations. But how many of them went out and established
a chapter of a fraternity?
Isidore Niyongabo, a deaf student, did at San Diego State
University – establishing a chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
He takes classes in psychology and human biology.

AN INTERPRETER LOOKING AFTER THE DEAF?
Andy Long is an interpreter for the deaf in United Kingdom.
He was just elected to the town council of Netherhall, a suburb of
Leicester.
DeafDigest hopes that councilman Long will have the best interests of the deaf when issues come up during council
meetings. Examples are police responses to deaf emergency
calls, more visual displays, interpreters at town meetings,
etc, etc.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

what is the difference between lipreading and sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

How long does a baseball game last?  What if there’s a rain delay? 
What if it goes into extra innings?  You may not realize that these
are all important questions that people who schedule realtime
captioners need to think about. 

Can a captioner be scheduled to cover a 1:00 p.m. baseball game and a
6:00 p.m. news broadcast?  Most baseball games last about 3 hours, so
you would think that the captioner should be able to cover both
assignments.  However, what if the game sets a new record? 

In 1984, the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers played a game
that lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes.  Actually, because of Major League
Baseball rules stating that an inning cannot begin after 12:59 a.m.,
the players and fans had to come back on the next day to complete the
game. 

Could a captioner be scheduled to caption a half-hour news broadcast
at 5:00 p.m. if he or she is also scheduled to caption the post-game
show for a baseball game that begins at 4:00 p.m.?  Once again, you
would think the captioner would have plenty of time, but what if the
game set a record as the shortest game in history?

The New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies set the record for the
quickest played game in Major League Baseball history in 1919.  They
were able to finish in only 51 minutes.

As you can see, scheduling captioners for events based on the times
of baseball games can be difficult, and you may need to have a backup
plan.  

THE NOISE AND THE HEARING PEOPLE
Hearing people, for many of them, are aware that
excessive noise may lead to hearing loss.
Yet, they crave more and more noise, regardless of
long term consequences.
A local newspaper called these people:

noise fiends

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updated every Monday

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

Many newspaper stories are like this:

Deaf Bob Smith attends college

This is not correct –

it should be written as:

Bob Smith, who is deaf, attends college

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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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ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
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or email:
mailto:joyfulcarney1@verizon.net

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“Hawaii’s Independence Day Week” Cruise July 2-9, 2011

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– WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! –  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner with Miss Deaf International and other guests!  All women will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI’s pageantry contest! We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between. For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 866-922-3090.  New owner will be coming soon, especially whenever you see a new Deaf Cruise web design, it means it officially starts on this day and onward with a new mailing address, VP number and so on.  Please still proceed with this current business as usual with this same contact information until we announce the complete transition.  Thank you.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Tennessee House has passed a bill to have hearing
aids included in insurance policies included in the
state. It is now up to the Senate to OK that bill.

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Maryland so many years ago, a deaf person wanting to drive
a car must apply for a license, accompanied by a hearing person
at the DMV office and also to have the superintendent of
Maryland School for the Deaf sign papers to verify his deafness!

Without the superintendent’s signature and without a hearing person,
the deaf person cannot get a license

It was the law. It did not matter if the deaf person lived in
Ocean City and had to travel to Frederick, MD, 175 miles away
just to get the signature from the superintendent.

Fortunately, this law was repealed in 1950.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf clubs are declining in popularity across the USA,
but not in the deaf community of Erie, PA. A New Years’
Day fire at the club house of Eric Silent Club could
have been devastating. The fire destroyed everything
and insurance could not cover everything. Still the
members pitched in to rebuild the club.
A grand opening is scheduled on April 27th at 4 PM.
Said one officer “We are looking forward to seeing
new and old faces on that day.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There was an announcement earlier in the week of three
organizations (NAD, RID and ACCI) burying the hatchet and
passing the peace pipe with a new interpreter membership
agreement.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Something confusing is going on with the New Hanover County Board of Education in North Carolina. This group is proposing
to cut two interpreter positions because of funding problems.
Yet, they are saying the deaf students will be accommodated
despite the elimination of these positions.

Accommodated? What is that supposed to mean?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf person, needing to purchase colors for her
work with art, struggled with the sales clerk.

Phthalo?

Naphthol?

Quite a lipreading nightmare

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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job announcement Superintendent
California School for the Deaf Fremont, California

closing date: April 25, 2011

visit and scroll down all the way through
http://deafdigest.com/csdf-superintendent/

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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 for the 2011 – 2012 school year:

– Elementary Teacher
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Secondary English Teacher
– Anticipating Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

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: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at:

http://www.ksdeaf.org

or contact Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, at (913) 791-0500 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.

E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksdeaf.org Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Job Description
Supported Living Service Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

The Supported Living Service Specialist is responsible for the safety
and supervision of the individuals residing in the apartment. Shifts
are generally 7 days on 7 days off. The Supported Living Service
Specialists are responsibility for providing and supporting a
structured and therapeutic environment. Supported Living Specialists
are responsible for implementing individualized treatment programs
for the time they are on duty.  In addition, they are responsible for
intervening and resolving crisis situations as well as providing
emergency CPR and First Aid if required.

To apply, fax or send cover letter and resume, attention:

Joye Crump
Deaf-REACH 3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

Fax: 202-832-8454

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– Residential Advisor:
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications: High School Graduate

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and behavior management techniques.

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Weekend Residential Advisor:
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications: High School Graduate

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the students

Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and Behavior management techniques.

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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vacancy announcement
Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Albany County School District One
Laramie, Wyoming

An EOE

Location:    District
Salary:      $40,535 minimum
Contract:      185 days per school year
Start date:    August 2011
Closing date:   April 22, 2011, or when filled

QUALIFICATIONS:    Candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold, a certificate issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board with an endorsement in hearing impaired or as an exceptional children generalist with background in working with the hearing impaired.  Other desired qualifications include:  Experience working with school-age children in an educational environment; proficient in sign language; experience with cochlear implants; strong people skills; ability to work effectively with an educational team; advocate for hearing impaired children; and willingness to participate on school and District committees and in required inservice activities.

DESCRIPTION:    This position will support elementary school students at this time who are deaf or hearing impaired children within the public school system.  The teacher will adapt materials and lessons to student levels and abilities and serve as a liaison to the family and school district staff.

APPLY TO: http://www.acsd1.org
Phone: 307-721-4400 FAX:  307-721-4408
e-mail: mailto: bowman@acds1.org

Albany County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Dr. Michael L. Bowman, Coordinator of the Office for Civil Rights, Albany County School District One, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY  82070 or telephone (307)-721-4400; or the Wyoming Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Coordinator, 2nd Floor, Hathaway Building, Cheyenne, WY  82202-0050, or telephone (307)-777-6218.  The District hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

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(revised)

position opening
Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Educational Supervisor provides leadership and supervision to promote the effective teaching and learning of students and staff.

Requirements: – Graduate degree in Education of the Deaf or related field.
– Licensure as a Teacher of Deaf or related licensure field.
– Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
– Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to
demonstrate creativity and initiative. – Minimum of five years of teaching experience. – Previous supervisory experience preferred. – Fluent in American Sign Language.

Supervisor: Director of Education

Functions and Responsibilities:
– Supervises educational programming which is designed to prepare students to meet the educational standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
– Provides educational leadership to meet each student’s individual needs and determine class assignments for students.
– Provides direct supervision of the performance of all teachers and teacher aides in his/her department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled meetings.
– Implements disciplinary action when necessary.
– Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA’s and other representative agencies.
– Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians.
– Oversees the development of each student’s IEP goals, objectives and progress reports.
– Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department.
– Works with the educational team in his/her department to ensure that all TLC policies and procedures are followed.
– Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the Framingham Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming when applicable.
– Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures appropriate and necessary materials for teaching/learning.
– Ensures sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
– Assists in the recruitment, selection and recommendation of all staff in his/her department.
– Conducts annual evaluations of department staff.
– Serves as a member of the supervisory team to provide educational leadership to The Learning Center for the Deaf.
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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(revised)

position opening
Director of Student Life
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Director of Student Life works closely with the MS/HS
supervisor. He/she helps build a positive school community and
addresses student disciplinary concerns as they arise. He/she will
support the supervisor and ensure effective management of the
secondary programs.

The Director of Student Life also oversees residential, athletic, and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the
knowledge, independent living skills and interpersonal
competencies needed to maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree in Education or Human Services or BA/BS degree
in related field with 5 years of related experience and willingness
to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign Language.
Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team.
Experience in principles and practices of management in each
program preferred.

Supervisor: Associate Executive Director

Functions and Responsibilities:
– Work with the supervisor to build a positive middle school/high school environment conducive to learning and to communicate high expectations.
– Manage student behavior for the purpose of maintaining a positive school climate and ensuring safety for all.
– Address student disciplinary concerns in line with department policy, and support faculty and staff as they implement classroom management strategies.
– Ensure effective implementation of the school’s anti-bullying program and policies.
– Develop residential services and provide support and supervision to the Residential Supervisor.
– Oversee the implementation of career and independent living skills curriculum in the residential program.
– Develop policies and procedures to ensure well-coordinated and safe sports programming and ensure the implementation of those procedures.
– Utilize database to ensure all externally and internally required reports are complete, accurate, and implemented on schedule.
– Develop after-school programming offering a range of recreational and independent living skills activities for students not involved in sports programs.
– Ensure all residential and athletic department staff obtain required trainings and participate in job-related professional development workshops, conferences and/or classes sufficient to meet required hours annually and to fulfill goals of their professional development plans.
– Work collaboratively with TLC colleagues to facilitate students’ educational, social, recreational and life skills activities within existing programs.
– Oversee and approve each program’s budget; ensure all procedures are followed and allocations are accurate.
– Develop and expand services within each program based on needs and interests of students served; explore related funding opportunities in collaboration with the Development department.
– Assist TLC staff with coordinating other related activities as deemed appropriate.
– Contribute to the growth and development of The Learning Center through active participation in the senior administrative team.
– Perform other tasks as assigned by the Associate Executive Director.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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open position
Case Advocate
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access
Spokane, WA

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

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Job announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-030

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the local community.  Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local interpreting needs and structure are met.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed for agency and SCS
– Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections processes; quality of services and billing processes
– Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
– Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns and volunteers
– Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks billing processes
– Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
– Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
– Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain an Agency Advisory Board
– Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered at COPD-New Mexico
– Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and goal setting for COPD-NM
– Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and best practices
– Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting in New Mexico
– Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting, independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss populations and services
– Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
– Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality interpreting and that operations are effective
– Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
– Conducts monthly Board meetings
– Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff, the community, and Board members
– Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning
– Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects of COPD-NM services
– Assists in policy and program development
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
– Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
– Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
– Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives are met in a systematic and timely fashion
– Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs
– Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop private funding sources
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive Director
– Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a hearing loss
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and the quality of services provided
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education
– 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a broad knowledge of occupational information
– 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service program
– 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
– 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
– Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive relationships
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education with 3 years prior experience of a professional/technical nature
–  Additional years of directly related experience
– Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter –  505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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Job announcement
Interpreter Coordinator
COPD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-031

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program and In-Step Program.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s Internship Program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interns, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with curriculum development and administrative and operational policy development.  Completes reports to include In-Step quarterly reports, interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports. Oversees daily operations to include business contracts and local needs.  This position reports to the Agency Director on local needs and provides information to the Operations Director on processing issues.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Provides  oversight and direction in the development of the Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides direct supervision of Intern/Mentee Program daily operations including professional development, referral services, billing, payroll, collections, and quality of interpreting services; overall responsible for all aspects of the Interpreting Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides Intern/Mentee Coordination of schedules and trainings.
– Develops interpreting opportunities for interns that match job and skills sets needed. – Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as schedule permits
– Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
– Executes select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
– Supervises Intern, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
– Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters
– Supports the local community interpreters
– Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
– Supervises all Interns providing interpreting support, professional development and guidance to meet national standards
– Collaborates with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
– Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters
– Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
– Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations – Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
– Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
– Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
– Provides translation services as needed.
– Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates)
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s degree
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY

Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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position opening
ASL Interpreter
Chadron Public Schools
Chadron, Nebraska

Chadron Public Schools has an opening for an ASL Interpreter in the Middle School for the 2011-12 year.

ASL required.

Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID).

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact: Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools, at 308-432-0717 or send letter of application, resume and credentials to

Office of Superintendent, 602 East 10th St., Chadron, NE  69337.

Closing date: Friday, April 15, 2011.

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position opening
Social Media Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

position description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplesocialmedia/

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EMPLOYMENT OPENING
Dean of Students
Metro Deaf School
St Paul, MN

http://www.mdsmn.org

Terms of Employments:
– Full-time employment beginning July 1, 2011
– Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with
experience and/or degree

Application Procedure:
Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School                   
ATTN: Kimberly Kause  
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:kkause@mdsmn.org

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:    
– Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree
held
– Minnesota Teaching License required (with application
process initiated by July  2011)
– Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be
conducted

Minimum Qualifications:         
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching
License required if hired
– Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
– Knowledge of bilingual education
– Willingness to work towards Administration License
– Training/Experience working with E/BD students preferred or
behavior  management background

Metro Deaf School is an EOE

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EMPLOYMENT OPENING
Teaching Positions
Metro Deaf School
St Paul, MN

–Elementary Teacher
–JHS Teacher
–JHS Science Specialist
–High School Special Needs Teacher
–ASL/English Bilingual Specialist

http://www.mdsmn.org

Terms of Employments:          
– Full-time employment beginning August 18, 2011
– Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with
experience and/or degree

Application Procedure:

Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School                   
ATTN: Kimberly Kause  
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:kkause@mdsmn.org

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:    
– Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree
held
– Minnesota Teaching License required (with application
process initiated by July  2011)
– Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be
conducted

Minimum Qualifications:         
– BA or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching
License required if hired
– Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
– Knowledge of bilingual education

Metro Deaf School is an EOE 

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position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Jefferson City, MO

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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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