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DeafDigest Blue – April 25, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – April 25, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed.

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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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– A word to all subscribers

There was no DeafDigest Gold April 18th edition last
weekend. The DeafDigest server crashed on Sunday
morning April 18th.

DeafDigest editor had no access to his email system for four days, and, so decided not to distribute the Gold edition because it was too close to this weekend.

If you sent emails to DeafDigest earlier in the week,
please re-send as these emails were lost during the
crash.

Thank you very much for bearing with DeafDigest during
difficult moments

– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerome Schein
who departed us. He had been ill for quite some time.

Young deaf national leaders may not know who he was.
During the sixties and seventies, he was NAD CEO Frederick
Schreiber’s confidant, advisor and mentor, all behind the
scenes. NAD grew by leaps and bounds during this era
because of Fred’s ideas and astute business moves. It
was Schein whom Fred ran to for feedback and for fine-
tuning.

When Fred passed away in 1979, Schein moved on to other
endeavors and became well respected in his own right
as educator and scholar of programs for the deaf in
USA and Canada.

It was at Gallaudet during the fifties that Schein got his
introduction to the deaf world. The Deaf Community has
become stronger because of his wisdom, influence and
counsel !

Thank you, Jerome.

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Employers create barrier for deaf
http://deafdigest.com/davidspiecker/

Don’t forget to include those who have hearing loss
http://deafdigest.com/stephenroldan/

– Very Hot News

A deaf man from Illinois filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin
against the Pope, alleging the cover up of the scandal
years ago at the now-closed St. John’s School for the Deaf

– Sunday April 18th

DeafDigest system crashed (see above announcement)

– Monday April 19th

Statesville, North Carolina, a small town of some
24,000 people, has been accused by a mother of a
deaf man of being ADA-unfriendly. This was in
response to the city officials telling her the
town was not obligated to provide deaf residents
with interpreters. Her accusation hit the news.

– Tuesday April 20th

Amid being accused of not captioning their products,
Netflix said they will caption its streaming videos.
To date, not even 100 videos have been captioned.
Company management said they will caption more as
time goes on.

– Wednesday April 21st

Libya good to its deaf people? Well, the Libyan National Oil Company, announced that 157 deaf people will be hired
to work for them.

This is great – just that the precise number (157) was
the hiring goal. Why 157? Why not a round off number
such as 160?

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Kendall Green as in green as in Gallaudet !

Yes, Gallaudet has gone green this past Thursday to
observe Earth Day. Gallaudet has pulled out all stops
to make sure it continues green for years to come,
and is planning to join the American College and
University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

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LOOKING FOR A JOB – IMPORTANT DECISION
Deaf people that look for jobs have to make an
important decision. What is the important decision?

– to tell the employer that you are deaf
– don’t tell the employer that you are deaf

If you tell the employer that you are deaf,
the employer may either find an interpreter
for you or to use notebook and pen to communicate.
Or the employer may decide not to invite you
for the interview. This is the big risk.

Which is the best decision? You decide !

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobdecision/

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

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(revised posting)

The World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. (WRAD) is happy
to host the 25th Anniversary Masquerade Ball at Treasure Island in
Las Vegas on July 21st from 5pm until 9pm during the Deafnation World
Expo as Italian buffet dinner and entertainment are included.

Both Anthony Natale and Liz Tannebaum are both Master of Ceremonies and we have the ballroom that can hold up to 500 guests at Treasure Island.

Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
to the Masquerade Ball is $70 per person before July 1st and $75
before July 10th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on line at http://www.wrad.org or mail a check or a money order to WRAD, PO Box 3211 Quartz Hill CA 93586

Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147 for more information.

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A NEW CELEBRITY IN AUSTRALIA
Jan Murray, a deaf woman in Australia, has surfaced as a
celebrity, being interviewed on a national TV talk show.
She discussed her marriage with a government cabinet
minister, succeeding and failing with her public relations
firm because of health issues, and being orally-oppressed
while growing up, etc.
While some of her comments were outrageous, she has won
a following in Australia.

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(updated posting)

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Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam Preparation — June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/MCAS.html

Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business — June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database — June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach — July 12-16, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html

– DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
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Basic Report Writing in the Workplace — June 21-25, 2010
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– DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt — June 14-18, 2010
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Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming — June 21-25, 2010
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– DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
Intro to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4  — June 7-11, 2010
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– DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
Mac OS X Support Essentials  — June 21-25, 2010
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Introduction to Windows 7 — June 7-9  (NEW)
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Introduction to Network Security — July 12-16, 2010
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DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

To register for any of the workshops listed above, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).

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IDEAL PROFESSION FOR THE DEAF
Is there such a thing as an ideal profession for the
deaf, especially those that are college graduates?
We know the deaf can do anything except to hear. But
are they able to find jobs in majors they took in college?
A human resources counselor that works with the deaf said:

As for deaf folks having a hard time in the real world… its true. Especially in business.  My personal anecdotal opinions are that deaf folks have made better strides in law and medicine than business, but I could be wrong

DeafDigest personally knows a number of deaf professionals
unable to find jobs in fields that they earned college degrees.
Examples are a meteorologist and a MBA marketing person. They
found jobs not in their fields.

AN INCIDENT AT AN INTERSECTION
DeafDigest editor, who does not wear a hearing aid,
was driving his car recently.
He approached an intersection. The school bus,
with children hopping on board, did not have its
stop sign swung open for all drivers to see.
It was a predicament. There were cars lined up,
anxious to go through the intersection.
What to do? Should the editor wait for the bus
to leave the intersection or to drive across,
aware the bus, without its stop sign, was sitting
there and children still milling around.
Fortunately, after some anxious moments, the bus driver waved for all cars to go through.
Hearing aid? To catch the honking horns of these
angry drivers!

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PROCESS OF ELIMINATION – SPEECH
What is the Process of Elimination – Speech?
It is when a hearing person, being confronted by a
poor-speaking deaf person, figures out correctly
what the deaf person is saying.
An example would be Starbucks. A deaf person
wants a cup of coffee. At Starbucks, there are two
choices – Gold Coast or Pikes Peak.
The hearing person would try to match the deaf person’s
voice to his choice of coffee, and make the right
selection.
This is the Process of Elimination – Speech !

PROCESS OF ELIMINATION – LIPREADING
What is the Process of Elimination – Lipreading?
It is when a deaf person, being confronted by a hearing person (anyone, actually), figures out
correctly what the hearing person is saying.
Again, using Starbucks as an example. You
purchase a carton of coffee beans and hand it over
for payment. You watch the person’s lips – he will
be asking you – do you want it ground or something
to that effect.
Once he mentions the word ground, you immediately
respond with an answer via shake of your head (either
yes or no).
This is the Process of Elimination – Lipreading !

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

Many ASL interpreters lack knowledge of legal
terminology, and while I focus my eyes on them,
I need to take notes, not an easy task to do so.
As a result, I have hired a backup notetaker
to pick up stuff that the interpreters have
missed.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing client:

I am sure your hands do get tired after all these signing !

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another type of error that a realtime captioner or CART provider
might make would be a mishearing error.  If you are familiar with a
subject matter, it is much easier to understand what someone is
saying.

What deaf people may not understand is that occasionally hearing
people mishear or do not understand something someone says, but then
a few seconds later, they realize what was actually said.  Sometimes
the person may not even realize that he or she misheard or
misunderstood what was said.  Unfortunately, when something like that
happens with a captioner, it is usually too late to go back and
correct what was already sent to the screen.

One area where mishearing frequently occurs is when listening to song
lyrics.  Many people may continue singing incorrect song lyrics for
years because they never realize that they misheard or misunderstood
them.  Part of the problem is that there may be little context for
the lyrics to make sense.

One common mishearing comes from the song “Bad Moon Rising” by
Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Many, many people haven’t realized
that the lyrics are “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”  Instead,
they continue to sing along by singing “There’ a bathroom on the
right.”

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

not work in professional jobs because of their deafness

We have deaf engineers, deaf doctors, deaf architects,
deaf business people, deaf bankers, etc.

All of them need accommodations. Not all accommodations are
the same; some require interpreters, some require CART
services, some only require acoustical devices, etc.

There is no one-size-fits-all accommodation.

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information – even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours!
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Deaf Cruise Caribbean 2011
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Deaf Cruise Alaska 2011
2 Options: 7 Days cruise only or 15 Days cruise-tours.
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 2 Most Adventure Tours!
Alaska Deluxe Tours May 2011
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For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska

Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 5 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Hawaii Cruise July 2nd to 9th, 2011. 7 Days of Fun Sailing & Islands!
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Contact Us:
VP 866.922.3090
Fax: 480.657.0744
Email: mailto:customercare@deafcruise.com

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– Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment
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For children, teens, adults…ASL fluent

Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy

Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net

or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net

or VP at 1-866-481-4502

or voice mail 310- 712-1200

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
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All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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Our remodeling service includes:

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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
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for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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http://www.healthbridges.info announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.

In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.

Features Include:

*  An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can
make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
for an interpreter in case of emergency

*  Live videos about hospital accommodations

*  Wellness topics that change each month

*  Links to information about counseling services

*  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
information about emotional and substance abuse topics

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The April edition of the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery ran a piece saying that CI children will play catch up
with their hearing peers, after overcoming early schooling
struggles. Sez who, a French research team.

…..

The Deaf and the Law

– location

Ireland

– case

a deaf man filed a lawsuit for not being provided with an
interpreter in a hearing where he appealed the loss of his job

– result

the agency had to pay him monetary damages

– comment

his shop steward had to pass notes to him during the hearing,
a communications method found to be unsatisfactory

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Not on a TV program, but on a Yankee Stadium scoreboard

mentioning ballplayer AJ Burnett, the scoreboard spelled
it as A.J. Burning Net

….

What became of?

Richard Banas

– past

deaf football player, member of the Sacramento State University
football team in the late seventies

– present

sports writer, Lodi News Sentinel (CA) newspaper

…….

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gallaudet’s 3-time All-American basketball player Ronda Jo Miller
has been invited to the pre-draft tryout camp of the Women’s NBA.
All deaf sports lovers are hoping that one of the WNBA teams will
draft her come the draft day which is coming up soon.
Because Gallaudet only plays on NCAA-III level, many fans,
marveled by her flawless play on the floor, have wondered if she would
succeed on the NCAA-I level.

(editor’s note: she was not drafted; after playing pro basketball
overseas, she was invited to tryout for the Washington Mystics;
she got into one pre-season game before missing the roster cut.
She has been currently playing for the Minnesota team in deaf club
basketball competition)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For whatever it is worth, the Coalition for
Movie Captioning may be weakened thanks to defections.
To open caption the movies or to rear window
the movies has become the divisive issue affecting
charter coalition members, especially in the New Jersey
lawsuit.
As a consequence, AGBell and the League for the
Hard of Hearing both dropped out of the coalition
– and the Self Help for the Hard of Hearing is
unsure on what to do.
A deaf attorney who is following the case
closely said:

The New Jersey litigation is going to be very
interesting.

Where does DeafDigest stand on this issue?
Open captioning all the way!

(editor’s note: Coalition for Movie Captioning
has since become COAT [Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology]. Still same thing, open
captioning all the way)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

a newspaper headline recently screamed –

Six-Year-Old Girl “On Verge Of Never Hearing Again” Due To Insurance Company Denial

first of all, how could a deaf girl never hear again
if she never was able to hear in the first place?

secondly, a hearing aid, instead of a CI, will allow
her to hear ….. for the first time in her life

……

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

a homeless cat shows up at your VR office. You adopt her. Five
years later after adoption, this cat is the same one that saved
your life when she wakes you up…giving you time to escape from a house fire.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Another Starbucks tale –

you purchase a bag of coffee.

You are asked:
do you want a complimentary cup of coffee?

You thought he asked:
do you want a cup of coffee?

You say no, thinking he was asking you if you wanted to
buy a cup of coffee in addition to the bag you were buying

This goes on for months until you realize a free cup of
coffee goes with all coffee bag purchases !

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre’s Photographs of a River Life

Maggie Lee Sayre, edited by Tom Rankin

1995

It is a book of pictures of life on a houseboat that
navigated rivers in Kentucky and Tennessee. As the
only deaf member of a fishing family, she took countless
pictures with her Brownie camera. Years later, these
pictures created a sensation among historians. The
riverboats disappeared and no one bothered to take these pictures of a disappearing way of life – except for Maggie Lee !

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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best in the nation.

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open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

Applicants may view the posting on our website:

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/
Click on “Job Vacancies”

North Carolina State Applications (PD-107) 
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app

The PD-107 was revised in June, 2009.  Please use the current version.

Resumes in lieu of State Application ARE NOT accepted.

Applications must be mailed to:
DSDHH
ATTN: Brenda Raing
2301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-2301

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positions available
– Mental Health Therapist – Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, California

Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc currently has two positions available. Mental Health Therapist open June 1st and Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant open immediately.

Please see our website for more information
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org

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position opening
Mental Health – Community Resource Specialist
Family Services Foundation, Inc
position based in Frederick, MD

Mental Health – Community Resource Specialist in Frederick, Maryland

Provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people with chronic behavioral health challenges in the
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP).  Responsibilities are: to
teach and assist with groups that address rehab needs of the people
we serve.  Assist and advocate for those on the caseload. Hours:
8:00am-4:00pm. BA degree or experience in the mental health field.
Valid driver’s license, professional writing skills, ability to
empower others, person-centered planning skills. $12.50/hour with
benefits.

If interested, please contact mailto:aklassen@fsfinc.org

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position opening
Executive Assistant 50%
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

THIS POSITION IS TENTATIVE AND INTERIM UNTIL THE DISTRICT AND CSEA COMPLETE THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS.

Executive Assistant 50%

POSITION:
Under direction of the Dean/Designated Director, to perform a variety of responsible and confidential administrative management functions in support of budget administration and database report analysis; assist in coordination of campus discipline process and provide support for campus crisis intervention work, serve as point of contact for all
student complaints; supervise clerical staff and student help.

May be required to work nights and weekends.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

– Education: High school completion or equivalent supplemented by specialized course work in office practices, computer applications, management or business administration.

– Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible administrative assistant, office management, or related experience.

– Experience in a community college is highly desirable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2010.  The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at any time.

Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com

Submit completed applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please Note:
Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025 or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing

– Teacher of the Deaf
Time Base: Full time  
Location: St Albans
Responsibilities: 
Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education. 
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the Vermont Framework Of Standards and Learning
opportunities.

Prepare Standards -based IEPs and serve as Case Manager for assigned
student.

Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students.

Requirements:
Degree in Deaf Education , MA preferred.
American Sign language fluency & English proficiency
Vermont teaching License in Special Education and/or area of teaching
assignment. Knowledge of child development, knowledge of curriculum
and assessment . Ability to apply classroom management and discipline
techniques.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Jen Bostwick at
mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org or

Jen Bostwick 
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

– Coordinator of Northern Vermont Regional Program
Time Base: Full Time
Location: Northern Vermont

Qualifications:
*Masters Degree in Deaf Education
*Knowledge of Special Education laws  & procedures
*Knowledge of Child Development
*Proficiency in ASL
*Planning, organization, motivation & management skills
*Knowledge of curriculum and assessment

Responsibilities:
*Oversees all aspects of operation including Special Education
compliance for Northern  VT Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.
*Facilitate IEP and 3 year evaluation meetings 
*Supervise and evaluate VCDHH staff working in a public school
*Provide LEA/school district with Medicaid paperwork monthly
*Develop and implement school budgets

Please send letter of interest and resume to

Kelly Therieau Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301

or

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

– Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:            Williston, VT 
Requirement:     MSW or equivalent

ASL proficiency required

Please send letter of interest and resume to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Agency: DEAF ADULT SERVICES, INC. (DAS) BUFFALO, NY

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business or Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience or
BA/BS in Human Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years
management experience required. Proven experience with fundraising,
grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management strongly
desired. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency. Strong people
skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Relocation funds may be available dependent on
candidate selection.

Application can be downloaded at http://www.wnydas.org

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to:
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. Attention: Executive Director Search Committee,  2495 Main St. Suite 347, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Thursday, April 29, 2010, No exceptions.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

In anticipation of openings for the 2010/2011 school year, The
Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are accepting
applications and resumes for consideration for the following
positions:

– Teachers of the Deaf – Classroom Assistants
– Child Care Workers (Residential and Overnight)
– Substitutes

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508.875.9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and is an equal opportunity employer.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC 2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to: Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath, 1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Account Manager
position located in Northern California

email resumes to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary: Manages the contracts between POTHOS’ client, Hamilton Relay and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Oversees the actions of all parties involved to ensure contract compliance. Responsible for ensuring that each party successfully completes all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Essential functions:

– Responsible for working with CPUC on contract issues and acting as point of contact.

– Carries out/enforces the policies/procedures for the TRS/Captioned Telephone programs established by the CPUC, the Contract Administrator and as contained in the contract and RFP

– Oversees the monitoring/compliance of federal/state requirements related to relay system performance.

– Responsible for representing Hamilton at regulatory meetings with any applicable California Advisory Boards and the Contract Administrator’s required staff meetings as needed and at other outreach functions across California.

– Monitors CRS-3 Outreach Programs for compliance with RFP and contract requirements in California.  Responsible for determining that the needs of the user community are being met and for determining the overall effectiveness of outreach activity.

– Responsible for identifying any potential conflicts or other needs within the relay Center and reporting those concerns or ideas.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years experience.

– Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service.

– Knowledge of American Sign Language.

– Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

– Position must be located in Northern California.

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

one position located in Northern California, other in Southern
California

email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

– Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

– Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs that support the Outreach Plan.

– Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

– Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services for businesses, agencies and organizations.

– Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation skills, visual aids and written proposals.

– Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach activities throughout California.

– Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings, scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:
– Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

– Knowledge/ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

– Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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(updated April 25th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

– Community Interpreter – 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 Specialist
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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