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DeafDigest Blue – April 27, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – April 27, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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


This just in –

The new superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf
is Steve Gettel. He is also the new superintendent
of the Iowa School for the Blind. His office will
be based on the deaf campus but will need to oversee
the needs of the blind school, some 200 miles away.
His first day on the job will be August 1st. This means
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind will need to look
for a new superintendent to replace Gettel.

Top stories about the deaf:

Traveling with a group of seven Russian teenagers, two
deaf students reached the North Pole – only to be
rescued and brought home when a blizzard hit the group!

In USA, deaf people are allowed to fly airplanes.
In France, deaf people are not allowed to fly airplanes.
Add India to the list of nations that do not allow the
deaf to fly airplanes. A deaf man wanted to fly an
airplane as a hobby; he studied and passed all the
exams – but the government said no, much to his anger!

Canada, one of the world’s most advanced nations,
is struggling with newborn screening procedures.
Only four provinces require it; other provinces
ignore it! Why? This is what critics are asking.

Critics in Indiana are complaining about the
hidden costs of hearing aids. They are saying
that new hearing aids are needed every three
to five years, thus inflating the actual
costs over a good number of years.

The meetings of the Multnomah County Board of
Commissioners in Oregon will be captioned.


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DeafDigest editor loves to travel and stay
at hotels.
He has noticed one thing. During Deaf Conventions,
hotel lobby is always crowded. During Hearing
Conventions, hotel lobby is always empty.
Why? Hearing people go to meetings and workshops.
Deaf people would rather chat with friends than to
go to meetings and workshops!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


20th Annual Seminar

‘Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss’

FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014
Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI

more information at:


When DeafDigest editor travels, he often visits
art museums.
Always a surprise at some museums. In Madrid,
there was a show of drawings by James Castle,
the deaf artist who could not read or write.
In Richmond, VA there was a show of paintings
by Francisco Goya, the Spanish artist who
became deaf.
Also some museums show paintings of a deaf

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


Alexander Graham Bell versus Thomas Edison, both men hated
each other!


The new TV series – The Sisters of The Sun” episode of Cosmos: A
Spacetime Odyssey – will feature female astronomers.
One of the astronomers was deaf – Annie Jump Cannon. Her segment
will be voiced by Marlee Matlin.


at a workshop, the hearing presenter tells the
interpreter to take a break, as he plans to show an
instructional movie (which happens to be non-captioned!)

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories,


Another question that people often ask me when they see me with the
steno machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most captioners and CART providers start off as court reporters, and so
they have passed the same tests that court reporters take in court
reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per minute
in order to be certified.  In order to achieve the Registered Professional
Reporter certification offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at speeds up to 225
words per minute.  To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where contestants
compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.


bumping into a deaf person you don’t like at an all-hearing

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)


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The Federal and state fair housing laws require landlords
to make reasonable accommodations for deaf tenants. This
being said, these landlords cannot avoid installing these
doorbell flashers.


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– bouncer


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Las Vegas hosts many, many conventions. One such convention that
took place earlier in the week – National Association of Broadcasters
– is what should concern us.
We have complained, and the caption providers have never listened
to us – that their captions continually block graphics. They tell us
it is technically impossible to separate captions from graphics.
Not true.
One hardware manufacturer at the convention demonstrated a box that
moves captions anywhere on the screen – just as long as we have the
opportunity to see the graphics.
Why captions blocking the graphics from Day 1? The manufacturer
said “The captioner has the ability to move the captions themselves
but don’t because they are lazy.”
Now if we hear the same song from the captioners re the
caption/graphics conflict, challenge them, declares DeafDigest!

And this same box is also capable to moving captions above
emergency warning crawls (weather warnings, school closings, etc)

(editor’s note – despite this invention, the graphics-captions
clash continues as always since Day One!)


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed
against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic.
That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter;
she sued and won.
The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic
works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar
with their interpreting needs!
Why did they refuse? We will never know.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There have been free hearing aid giveaways in
What is the irony?  These poor people, getting
these free hearing aids, cannot afford the batteries!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A fellow employee, forever scratching because of an
itch, said something to a deaf employee.

The deaf employee thought the fellow employee said:
I was eating jelly and it had tomatoes in it

Tomatoes in a jelly?

The felow employee actually said:
I was eating chili and it had tomatoes in it



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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty – Applied Computer Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description
NTID Information and Computing Studies is seeking an
Instructional/Support Faculty to teach deaf and hard of hearing
students in the Applied Computer Technology program at the Associate
degree level and provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing
students taking courses at the bachelor degree level at the B. Thomas
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS). The
successful applicant’s duties include course instruction (teaching
and tutoring), computer laboratory instruction/supervision,
curriculum/course development, participation in departmental efforts,
and maintaining liaison relationships with faculty in other colleges
of RIT.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Master of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science or
related computing field.
– Five years full-time work experience in Web Development, database
implementation and object-oriented programming.
– Sign Language fluency is required.
– Teaching/training experience
– Curriculum development experience
– Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences
– C# or similar programming experience, Mobile App Development
experience, Multi-platform experience including Windows, MAC, Android
and IOS, Recognized industry-wide technical certifications and/or
Network/Security and Computer Support experience

How To Apply
Apply online at
Keyword Search: 991BR.



career announcement
Program Coordinator III – Deafblind
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

No 03-10-066

Position    Program Coordinator III – Deafblind
Agency    Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque
Status    Non-Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides direct services including case management and advocacy for
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind in the areas of
vocation, life management, and personal growth in community settings, home
residences and/or at job sites.  Coordinates and facilitates community
training and education classes, and maintains necessary case records and
client file documentation.  Major emphasis is placed on providing services
to individuals who are deafblind, and coordinating, training, and
scheduling Support Service Providers.  Position may from time to time be
stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other
duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
–    May provide intake services to include reviewing referral
information, completing appropriate management forms (e.g., Intake,
History, etc.), presenting information at client coordination meetings,
and completing and implementing consumer service plans
–    Provides support and assistance, training, and case management to
consumers who are deafblind in the areas of life management, independent
living skills, how to use Support Service Providers (SSP) effectively, and
vocational options
–    Provides direct service to individuals in community settings, home
residences, and/or at job sites; assists consumers with appointments and
arranging necessary access
–    Provides advocacy in the areas of public benefits programs,
education and working with employers and other systems in the community
–    Identifies community supports for consumer needs and makes
appropriate referrals
–    Tracks referrals to outside agencies (DVR, SSA, DHS, etc.) to
ensure  services are accessible and provided in a timely manner
–    Coordinates, trains and supervises Support Service Providers;
coordinates, develops and presents quarterly SSP training; oversees SSP
–    Participates on consumer service teams
–    Ensures consumer program meets identified and authorized services
according contracts
–    Ensures documentation in consumer files is to-date and complete
–    Maintains unit records of consumer contact to include unit counts,
file notes using (SOAP format) and other documentation required by
CCS/COPD and/or contracts
–    Aids in the review and/or development of contractual deliverables
to include training curriculum, DVDs, and system software
–    Supports consumers who are deafblind at legislative level, as
–    Participates in training and in-services to enhance professional
–    Attends required weekly and/or monthly meetings of the Deafblind
and Special Services department as well as the regularly scheduled
meetings of the New Mexico Deaf-Blind Task Force
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
–    Bachelor’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special
Education, or related field
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and various manual communication
–    The proven ability to write grammatically correct and clear
reports and other documents
–    2 years of experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard
of hearing, and/or deafblind  in a professional counseling and/or case
management capacity
–    Pass drug screening and fingerprint clearance
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report, and reliable safe

Desired Qualifications
–    Master’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special
Education, or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience
–    Understanding of various equipment and technology used by
individuals who are deafblind
–    Specialized training in working with individuals who are deafblind
–    Experience designing and facilitating a technology plan for
individual who are deafblind

How to Apply    Complete application at:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107


Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter

For more information visit our website at:

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

Salary    $15.00 – $18.75 DOE

Open        March 28, 2014
Closing Date    When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence.  For more information visit our website at:

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer


position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:


position opening
Interpreter Senior
Travis County Government
Austin, Texas

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include
assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one
appointments, small or large group meetings, and telephone calls.
Documents court and other legal situations (probation, jail, counseling,
Commissioners Court, televised meetings) and other highly technical and
complicated meetings and hearings.   Provides advocacy services regarding
access by people who are deaf according to applicable Federal, State and
Local laws.  Conducts outreach and education to members of the community,
staff, other departments, and the general public. Provides independent
living skills training for one-on-one or small groups, job development or
search to deaf people, including those with multiple disabilities.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND five (5) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental, and social situations,
including highly technical or legal situations. Must have at least an
additional three (3) years of court interpreting experience. Experience
should include interpreting for deaf individuals with special
communication issues, including individuals with additional disabilities,
mental retardation, mental illness and those with limited formal

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
CIC, SC: L, CSC, RSC, CT, CI, OIC CDI-P, or MCSC. BEI Court Certification
or RID SC:L Certification preferred.



announcing an opening for
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Under direct supervision of the Controller, is responsible for all
functions related to the collections and maintenance of miscellaneous cash
receipts/deposit, contributed income, accounts receivable and general
ledger for the American School for the Deaf.

Assists the Controller and Chief Financial Officer with respect to cash
management. The incumbent will be expected to use Farmington Bank remote
deposit and cash management software daily.

Responsible for the review of billable revenue, invoicing and posting
accounts receivables related to tuition, outreach, birth to three, adult
vocational services, other billable revenue to include but not limited to
rental income, facility rentals, summer school, Camp Isola Bella, and
fundraising sponsorships.

Administers all aspects of the National School Lunch Program to include,
but not limited to determining initial participants eligibility, review of
monthly claims support documentation, calculation and submission of
monthly claims, and maintenance of all files.

Maintains general ledger account reconciliations as ongoing part of duties
and as directed by the Controller.  General Ledger reconciliations
include, but are not limited to, the reconciliation of all accounts
receivable, deferred revenue and income accounts, including contributed
income as identified by the Controller.  Provides recommendations to
streamline work flow and monthly closings processes.

Responsible for maintaining Policies and Procedures with respect to
Accounts Receivable, Collection and Cash Receipt processing, Blackbaud’s
Financial Edge’s Accounts Receivable, Student Billing and Cash Receipt
modules and General Ledger. Suggests and implements up to date accounting
policies and procedures to assure the organization has proper internal
controls and budgetary procedures. Incumbent will also be responsible for
the review, update and operating recommendation to streamline work flow as
it relates to Accounts Receivable, Student Billing, and Cash Receipt.

Prepares and posts accounts receivable payments and contributed income, to
the student billing and accounts receivable systems. Receives and
researches inquiries as related to accounts receivable invoicing and
payment status, cash receipts, and contributed income.

Assists with month-end and year-end closing process to include, but not
limited to preparing monthly journal entries and account analysis. Provide
necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to the general
ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to year-end audit.

Provides necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to
the general ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to quarterly
reviews and year-end audit.

Provides administrative support to the Business Office, including be
proficient in other Finance position procedures to provide back up for any
Finance position.

Visit our website at:

Bachelor’s Degree and five year’s experience in a related position.

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.


announcing an opening for
Director of Nursing, Student Health Services
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The Director of Nursing will promote responsive and thorough
understanding of Student Health Center policies and procedures through
collaboration and a shared vision to enhance the quality of care provided
to the students/residents of the American School for the Deaf.  In
collaboration with the Medical Director, shall manage the daily operations
of the licensed infirmary.  The Director of Nursing oversees the provision
of direct patient care and health care decisions; involving both students
and staff.    The position is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the
Student Health Center which requires On-Call availability.

Current registered nurse licensed in state of Connecticut.  Bachelor of
Science Degree in nursing.  Courses in physical assessment.  Current
certification in professional CPR.  Knowledge of sign language or
willingness to learn.  A background in emergency room nursing or pediatric
nursing is beneficial.  Applicant must be able to function independently
following standing orders and procedures.  Knowledge of school health
practices.  Excellent management and interpersonal skills.

Visit our website at:        http;//

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.


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

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

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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

–    Able to travel alone
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to

For the full job description and application visit
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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


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

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet
University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

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

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on
this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training
requirements to maintain the position.


Job Posting
Development Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)
Grand Rapids, MI

Located in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan, DHHS. mission is to provide
communication, human services and education to D/deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities with the goal of inclusiveness in Western Michigan.

Qualified individuals will possess the following:
1. College degree in a related field
2. Two years experience in a the non-profit sector
3. Excellent communication skills in Sign Language and written English
4. Proven leadership skills
5. Proven successful fundraising skills
6. Experience in grant writing skills
7. Experience in business finance/management

Job Responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:
1.  Community Relations of Deaf/HOH/hearing individuals, businesses, and
service groups
2.  Fundraising
3.  Grant Writing
4.. Marketing
5.  Budget and Finance Development
6. Staff Management

DHHS offers Medical Insurance, Personal Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, and
paid holidays. Optional Dental Insurance is available. Relocation
assistance may be available. Grand Rapids, MI was recently voted one of
the top cities for young professionals, and offers a diverse culture with
many recreational activities.

Position Status: Full Time, Salary- currently open

To apply, please email resume and letter of intent to

Questions: Please email above, or VP (616)-828-0186. Voice (616)-732-7358
Fax (616) -732-7365

Please see our website at for location and additional
program information.


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

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

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: to learn more about each

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Counseling
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Department of Counseling offers nationally-accredited masters. degree
programs in school counseling and mental health counseling. It is our
mission to prepare graduates to be multiculturally competent professional
counselors able to work skillfully with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing
clients of diverse backgrounds. The Department is currently seeking a
full-time tenure track faculty member to join our dedicated faculty
starting August 2014, contingent upon funding.   Applicants with school
counseling background and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

1.    An earned doctorate in counselor education or closely related
field.  Exceptional candidates with doctoral degrees in progress may be
2.    At least three years of counseling experience, with deaf and/or
hard of hearing individuals, preferably in a school setting.
3.    Knowledge and skills in content relevant to the applicant’s
4.    Awareness of the cultural and educational implications of working
with deaf students, and fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or
demonstrated willingness to commit significant time and effort over
several years to develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet’s
faculty guidelines.
5.    Experience supervising counseling students or pre-licensed
counselors, or substantial experience mentoring others.
6.    Potential for competency in teaching, scholarship, and service.
7.    Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills.
8.    Knowledge of program assessment is preferred.

1.    Teach courses in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.
2.    Supervise students in fieldwork settings and provide academic
advising and professional mentoring.
3.    Work collaboratively with faculty members.
4.    Engage in scholarship, including research and program development.
5.    Participate in department and university faculty activities and
professional service.
6.    Grant writing and/or other department responsibilities as

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Professor. Rank and salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications. The appointment will be for a regular
nine-month academic year.

Starting Date: August 4, 2014 or later.

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application,
curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, examples of academic
products, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly
activities and/or other work experience to:

Dr. Kendra Smith, Chairperson
Department of Counseling
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695

Telephone: 202-651-5515
Videophone: 202-618-6852
E-mail: mailto:Kendra.Smith@Gallaudet.Edu
FAX: 202-651-5657


position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
state of Georgia, Northeast area

more information at:


position opening
ACCESS Outpatient Services
state of New Jersey

As a key member of ACCESS Outpatient Services, a statewide provider of
behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout
NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical case management, along
with ongoing psychosocial assessments and treatment planning to consumers
in several satellite offices.

Responsibilities include:
– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
– developing and implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services, including the coordination
of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical and community
– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
– providing crisis intervention
– developing discharge plans
– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side
– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or
related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with
the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and
counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct,
age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be
expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical,
organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign
Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For
immediate consideration, email your resume to Eileen Kimbell-Meaney at



St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth


open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.


position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in
support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and
programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and
directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for
working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit
support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the
Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s
Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising
goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a
minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably
successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or
university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal
skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory
experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign
language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to:

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352.


position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont


The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player
with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American
Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able
to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and
community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and
support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as
experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities
include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and
may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover
for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree
in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:


position opening
Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team

BJC Behavioral Health in St. Louis, Missouri has an immediate opening on
our Deaf Services team for a Case Manager. The case manager works 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.  Preferred that the case manager have
knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic interventions to
promote optimal mental health.

Position communicates directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
who are oral and do not use sign language as well as clients who are
fluent in sign language.

Position requires flexibility to work on a team and within various
settings in the community mental health system including clients. homes.
BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records and Microsoft
Office software including MS Word as well as clinical computer programs.
Job duties will include case management as well as clinical assessments
for new and existing clients.

Minimum requirements:
* Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology
* Experience with mental health and the deaf/HOH population . 1
year or more
* Fluent and culturally competent in American Sign Language
Preferred qualifications:
* Certification as Sign Language Interpreter
* Licensure as an LCSW or LPC
* MS Office programs . 2 years or more
For more information about our Deaf Services program and team, please
visit our website at

For questions, qualified candidates may contact:  Laura Shapiro, MSW,

To apply online, please click the link or visit our website, , select employment and search for Case
Manager, Deaf Services.


Legal Statement
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate
the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this
position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of
employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer


open position
Deaf Studies Faculty Member
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA

Deaf Studies Faculty Member – Deaf Studies/Humanities Division
This is a full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position.

Start Date: September, 2014

COMPENSATION:     Salary: Minimum $42,921-$50,000.  Actual salary will be
commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA
Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full State benefits.

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY:    The Deaf Studies Department is seeking to expand
its program.  It houses both the American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf
Studies curricula within the Deaf Studies program.  We currently offer a
variety of levels of ASL courses, from American Sign Language I to
American Sign Language VI.  Courses in Deaf Studies are also offered.  ASL
classes are limited to twenty students and the focus is an interactive,
proficiency-oriented pedagogical approach.  The HCC Deaf Studies faculty
is committed to offering a vibrant and innovative curriculum that includes
advanced classes and addresses different learning styles for our diverse
student population.

1.    Teaches a wide variety of ASL and Deaf Studies courses,
such as American Sign Language I-IV, Introduction to Deaf Studies, and
Deaf History.
2.    Assists in curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
3.    Integrates computer technology into coursework, as appropriate.
4.    Provides academic advising.
5.    Maintains regular office hours.
6.    Attends regularly scheduled Department, Division and College
7.    Participates in College Governance Committees, and other
committees, task forces, sub-committees, and other activities as

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    Master’s Degree in ASL instruction, Deaf
Studies, Deaf Education, or closely related field ; native or near native
fluency in ASL; ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification
within one year of hire; demonstrates effective teaching skills including
interactive teaching and current pedagogical strategies; excellent written
skills in English; teaching experience in higher education; commitment to
teaching a student body diverse in abilities, age, ethnicity, race and
gender orientation; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty,
staff, and student body.

*NOTE:  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:     Community college teaching experience;
experience with using multimedia technology in the classroom; interest and
ability to create community-based events; experience in administrative
tasks such as writing course proposals, syllabus design and annual

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:    Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as
stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their
background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of
this position.

– All candidates must have legal authorization to work in
the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
– Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be
conducted for all positions.

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents
online to:

Resume, Cover Letter, and List of 3 Professional References. (When
preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred
qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if
applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

Screening will begin with applications received by March
14, 2014.  Additional applications may be considered until position is


***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***



open position
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) is seeking applicants for the
Principal position.  This position is the instructional leader for
the education program at ISD.  The Principal works with the
Superintendent to provide a comprehensive educational program for
students pre-school through transition to adult life The Principal is
the direct line administrative authority and professional leader of
the department’s staff and students.  Responsibilities include
leadership of education programs, coordination of all activities of
the department and collaboration with other departments in order to
provide quality education for all students

Interested candidates should send resume, credentials, official
transcripts, and three professional references to Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs,
IA 51503-7898 by March 14, 2014.   Or contact Human Resources at
Phone: 712-366-0571; email:
for more information.

View general school information and job description under the
“employment” link on ISD’s web page:


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