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DeafDigest Blue – April 24, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – April 24, 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/piesign/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafteller/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/yelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervousasl/

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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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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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– dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to The Rev. Camille Desmarais,
Birmingham, Alabama who departed us. Before dedicating his
life to the church, he was one of the best wrestlers Gallaudet
has ever had. He was one of the leaders of the wrestling team during the Golden Wrestling Era of the Fifties, when Gallaudet practically ruled the local collegiate wrestling scene. Before
moving to Alabama, he was involved with the church in
Connecticut and was one of the prime movers in establishing the
Connecticut Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

At a rented space in a coffee shop in Puchong, a town in
the Petaling district of Selangor, Malaysia, pastries
are for sale. Regular patrons keep on coming for more.
The owner of this pastry stall is Lim Chung. He is deaf. He has made enough money to be make mortgage payments on
a house he lives with his wife and his child and help
out his parents.

Rachel Trudeau, a deaf student at the Lincoln-Way North HS
in Illinois, has been voted as the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Advocate of the Year. She tries to share with her
hearing classmates on what deafness is all about. Even at
her class in physics, she gave a talk on how the sound
works in terms of frequency, decibels, conduction, etc.
She wants to become a Teacher of the Deaf after she finishes
college. In the meantime she has been teaching herself
sign language.

– Very Hot News

The Detroit Day School for the Deaf is slated to be
closed for good in June. The school was, at one time,
capable of holding 140 deaf students but currently
only has 49. These surviving students will be
reassigned to other schools in the city.

– Sunday April 17th

Does the government of Malta recognize the rights and
the needs of the deaf? Well, the deaf people of
Malta are not able to enjoy captioned programs. There
is money in the government treasury that would fund
captions, but nothing has been done about it.

– Monday April 18th

Twin brothers Daniel and Nathan Sims both live in
Dunt, South Australia. One of them is deaf,
Do not know which one is deaf – Daniel or Nathan.
What about it? Dunt is a fictional town, created
as part of the new Australian TV program titled –
Angry Boys. It is a comedy in 12 series. DeafDigest
does not know how would the “deaf” brother communicate –
in signs or orally or as a “functionally hearing”?

– Tuesday April 19th

$23 million dollars have been earmarked by Tulsa,
Oklahoma to make the city more ADA-compliant. A
question DeafDigest asks – how much of that money
would directly help the deaf?

– Wednesday April 20th

The powers at Utah do not communicate that well, and as a result,
the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are forced to furlough the staff for three days within the next few weeks.
The school was given the impression that funds would be
there for them, but it was not to be thanks to last year’s
series of “miscommunications”

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Paige Stringer, a deaf woman, was profiled in the latest
publication of the American Academy of Audiology. She
worked with the deaf children and their families in
Vietnam. This was part of her work with the
Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss, an
organization that she directs. NCAA tennis fans may
recall her as an outstanding tennis player for
University of Washington in the early nineties. The story is interesting because the audiological
association does not encourage sign language
whereas Paige believes that parents of the deaf
have a choice as to which option is the best.

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Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to benefit Deaf-REACH

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We will be serving up fabulous hors d’oeuvres and pairing them with
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June 3rd, 6:30pm

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

(wine tasting and entrance to auction are included in the price of
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A SITUATION WE HATE
We hate this situation when an angry hearing person suddenly
yells at a deaf person. No sign language, but just yelling.
Sometimes this angry person will yell at DeafDigest
editor. And the editor does not understand the yelling.
What does DeafDigest editor do? He yells back. In almost
all cases, the angry person backs off and walks away!

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

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

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Gallaudet summer basketball camp

June 27 – July 2
at Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, Texas

Cost $190.00

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NERVOUS SIGNING
Many deaf people sign ASL smoothly. Many deaf
people sign ASL just OK. And there are many other
deaf people that sign bad ASL with nervous and
shaking hands.
DeafDigest editor and a deaf friend never
forgot a baseball game they watched few years ago.
The Washington Nationals defeated Baltimore
Orioles in that game. All of a sudden a deaf man,
himself a Baltimore Oriole fan, bumped into
DeafDigest editor and the deaf friend. This Oriole
fan was angry about his team losing the game and
he signed very fast in a very nervous way that
it was impossible to understand what he was saying.
He then quickly walked away and disappeared into the
crowd. It was impossible to catch him to ask him
to repeat his signing!

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

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

AN OLD TTY IS VALUABLE
Many of us use the computer or a portable device
or the video cam to communicate. What about the old
fashioned TTY?
Do not throw it out, which was what one web posting
said.
911 calls still function the best with the old fashioned
TTY. And when there is a power blackout, the old fashioned
TTY comes in very handy!

LICENSING PARENTS TO “MAKE” BABIES?
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies,
a highly controversial group, was part of a comment that
was posted on a web site. It said:

Ban Baby-Making Unless Parents Are Licensed

Another comment was this:

Would you weed out the deaf too? They have barriers that place them outside of your social preference and many seek the ability to look into selection for deaf children

Just let thing go normal and natural in family life,
please!

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TO HEAR AGAIN?
According to their web site, Deafness Research UK is the leading national British medical research charity working in the field of deafness. Its main activities are medical research and education.
Well, their latest press release, also posted on a web site,
said:

Deafness Research UK relies solely on the generosity of the public and businesses to continue their excellent work. Deaf babies can hear again.

Deaf babies can hear again. Huh! How can deaf babies
hear again if they were born deaf to begin with and have
never heard sound?
Yes, it was a carelessly written press release.

DISABILITY STUDIES VERSUS DEAF STUDIES
Disability Studies is a becoming a popular choice of
major at more and more colleges.
It will be interesting to observe the trend of
Deaf Studies with Disability Studies at these colleges.
Will Deaf Studies be absorbed as part of Disability
Studies? Or would both Studies co-exist as two
separate majors?
This would be interesting to see how things play out
within the next five years.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that other interpreters complain about everything.

Said an interpreter:

these complaints are not interpreting issues but interpreting
pet peeves

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What if the defendant in a trial is deaf or hard of hearing? 
Can’t we just use the court reporter as his or her interpreter or
CART provider?  We shouldn’t have to pay for two people doing the
same thing.

When I have heard comments such as these, I realize that people do
not understand some of the basic ideas of being a court reporter or a
CART provider.

First of all, CART providers are not interchangeable with sign
language interpreters.  If a person’s first language is ASL, then an
ASL interpreter is definitely needed, not a court reporter or CART
provider.  A person should not be forced to read English to try to
save money.

Secondly, there is a conflict between the duties of the court
reporter who is making the official record in the courtroom and the
duties of a CART provider who is to provide communication access. 

The court reporter must focus on getting every word, and the goal
must be to provide a verbatim transcript after the proceedings.  The
CART provider must focus on the comprehension of the person reading
the screen.  If the defendant did not understand something, he or she
should be able to interrupt the CART provider to make sure it is
clear.  If it is a word that is not understood, the CART provider
could then direct the defendant to his or her attorney for
clarification.

If a discussion is had that is designated by the judge as being off
the record, the court reporter making the official transcript will
not record that conversation.  However, the CART provider must
provide access to that discussion for the defendant.

The primary goal of the CART provider must be to provide access, not
make a record.

A RESTAURANT LISTENING SYSTEM
There was a story in a Sarasota, Florida newspaper that announced the installation of tabletop sound systems at
two local restaurants.
This announcement said it is popular in Europe for years,
but that it is new in USA.
How it works is that a microphone sends voices to the hear
of the hard of hearing person, either via the CI or a hearing aid.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that it is “shameful” to be deaf

they need to quickly accept their deafness and to
move on, with accommodations to enjoy the quality of
life

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The audiology department at the University of Memphis won
a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health.
Purpose is to research how senior citizens use their
hearing aids.

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The Deaf and the Law:

High schools take ADA seriously. These high schools hire
ADA specialists. What would be a typical job description?

– evaluate students’ needs
– secures necessary equipment
– making sure students are accommodated
– reads up on latest trends, information, laws, etc
– serves as contact person with local districts

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

School officials are suppressing sign language efforts of
a 12-year old deaf girl in Branchburg, NJ, on the school bus
under pain of suspension from school.
The school officials are saying her sign language creates
a disturbance on the school bus.
Well – school officials are equally implying that noisy hearing
children, boisterous hearing children, mischievous hearing
children, restless hearing children and hyperactive hearing
children do not create disturbances whereas a sign language
child does!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The state legislators of Nebraska is thinking about
making ASL the official language in the state’s K-12
schools.
This is very interesting, not because sign language
is already universally popular but because the state
permanently closed down the Nebraska School for the
Deaf some years back. It left parents of the deaf with
one less option to educate their children.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Donald, or as known as Donald Trump, or vice versa,
is a character that either one loves or hates. There is
no in-between as far as The Donald is concerned.

Well, one interpreter loves him, and it has nothing to
do with the way The Donald is.

Florida Interpreter Amy Hair, in a newspaper story, said:

Trump’s actual words are refreshingly clear. He’s very easy to interpret for because he’s very straightforward. Trump is good because he’s very understandable. Most politicians
speak very vaguely and he speaks matter-of-factly. He speaks in very simple terms

So, do we love or hate The Donald?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The boss said:

she is filing

the deaf employee thought she said:

she is failing

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

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closing date: April 25, 2011

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 opening
Residential Counselor
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf

details at:

http://www.pressleyridge.org/careers

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

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Chair of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing

TRANSCRIPTS:  Each application must be accompanied by transcripts of
all undergraduate and graduate college or university credit.

SALARY:   Competitive, depending on education, qualifications and
experience

DATE AVAILABLE:  July 1, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/9298997.html

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until the position is filled.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, transcript(s),
three letters of reference, and salary requirements. In addition each
application must include a response to the following questions. The
responses must be typed and are limited to a single page for each
question.

(1) Please describe your experience in working with state and federal
government agencies, legislative bodies, business and private
industry, as well as the non-profit sector to improve the lives of
deaf and hard of hearing people. Include specific accomplishments due
to your efforts.

(2) Please identify the top three critical issues that you feel deaf
and hard of hearing people are currently facing, and describe how you
would lead efforts to resolve these issues for Missourians with
hearing loss.

Send to:

Executive Director Search
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1500 Southridge Drive, Suite 201
Jefferson City, MO 65109

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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

for more information and application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wyoming/

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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

for more information & application procedures, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/chadron/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – 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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