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DeafDigest Blue – April 29, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 29, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

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“Four Days in Michigan” at Harris Communications

In 1942, Europe was in the midst of a war. In a small town in
Michigan, a young, deaf Jewish woman and a hearing soldier preparing
to join that war are falling in love. In four days, their entire
lives are turned upside down.

This heartfelt story is told in the new book “Four Days in Michigan”
(B1192), written by Deaf author Philip Zazove and now available at
Harris Communications for only $15.95.

Find this new book and many other new products at Harris
Communications. Click on the “New Products” section on our website,
or contact us for a new book and multimedia catalog.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG042912

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Last week DeafDigest mentioned that Jack Ashley, who
passed away, was the first elected deaf MP in Great
Britain. It may not be entirely accurate because it
was surfaced that the first deaf MP was Francis Humberstone Mackenzie, a Scot, who was elected to
the MP in 1784 and 1790. He became deaf at the
age of 12, but more or less functioned as a hearing
person.

What is Bummy Burstein’s real first name. It is Gerald
but we all know him only by Bummy. Why Bummy? He lost
a 1947 World Series bet; he rooted for Brooklyn Dodgers;
his Gallaudet buddy rooted for New York Yankees. the bet
was that the loser must be stuck with a nickname –
hence Bummy. Brooklyn Dodgers, in these days, were known
as the Bums.  Fast forward 65 years later, Bummy
was written up in a great newspaper story, announcing his
role as a benefactor among deaf and mainstreamed deaf
students in California’s Riverside county. He has
endowed the Gerald “Bummy” Burstein fund with The
Community Foundation. Scholarships and services from the
Bummy fund will go to these deserving county students.
Brooklyn Dodgers? It has been Los Angeles Dodgers since
1958.

– Very Hot News

The feud in Indiana between parents that support parental
choice for deaf children and supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf is not just going away quietly.
Dispute has flared up again this week.

– Sunday April 22nd

Maitraya Kotecha is said to be one of India’s most
promising fashion models. He has finished 2nd
place in a modeling contest. He is deaf.

– Monday April 23rd

The FCC has amended its rules to make more hearing
aids compatible with voice mobile devices. The
transition period is one year.

– Tuesday April 24th

Years ago one of the chief causes of deafness was
meningitis, It supposedly has been wiped out thanks
to these vaccinations. But is it coming back? The
Confederation of Meningitis Organizations held its
World Meningitis Day and is trying to create awareness
on dangers of this disease.

– Wednesday April 25th

One of 10 Best Jobs in USA is deaf-related – Audiologist. It was announced by Careercast.com. Why best? It says
“to low physical demands, a relatively low-stress and safe working environment, combined with a good 2012 hiring outlook and income growth potential for those entering the profession” – and plus, good average income.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A tug of war is going on between the Plantation Woman’s Club and
the city hall of Plantation, Florida. The city people is asking
for accountability for funds the club has raised and
spent on civic projects. Possibly affected if this stalemate
goes nowhere is the city schools’ and the deaf and
hard-of-hearing program.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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WHAT IS ADA?
What is ADA? This question was asked by a
professor at Northern Illinois University
during a large lecture hall of about 300-350
students.
Only 4 or 5 hearing students knew what
was ADA!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/

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

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Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz

fun fundraiser for the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund

ride ends with BBQ on Gallaudet campus

Saturday, May 12, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz/

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A MUSEUM CANCELED ASL TOURS
DeafDigest does not want to mention the
name of a museum. That museum advertised
ASL tours with an interpreter. It was because
the Deaf Community asked for it.
The ASL tour was canceled. Why? Because no
one showed up. It wasted the museum’s money
and time.

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

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

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Survey – Survivors of Deaf Domestic Violence

To read what it is all about, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/survivors of deaf domestic violence/

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A CAMPAIGN MANAGER
When a person is running for an election for a
public position, more often than not he has a
campaign manager.
This manager does everything possible – fund raising, political ads, pushing people to vote, etc, etc.
Could a deaf person function in this job?
DeafDigest does not know of a deaf person with this
kind of job in USA, but there was one in France.
It was Raphael Bouton. It is not known who he
was campaigning for or if his candidate won the
election.

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BRIISH LAW FIRMS UNDER FIRE BY DEAF ADVOCACY GROUPS
Do British law firms go out of their way to help and
to accommodate the needs of deaf clients?
No, according to representatives of the Royal Association for Deaf People. They are saying that 1,300 complaints have
been filed by the deaf regarding law firms’ indifference.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

after an interpreting assignment and while I am chatting
with a deaf person, a hearing person would interrupt
the conversation and say something to me, totally ignoring
the deaf person. While I do interpret what the hearing
person is saying, it is still rude

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

NO SUCH A THING AS SINGAPOREAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Deaf people all over the world have their own sign languages,
be it a national sign language or a home made sign language
or a gestural sign language or a body movements sign language.
Whatever. Deaf people of Singapore use sign language, but
it is not Singaporean Sign Language.
What is it? American Sign Language! A recent newspaper
story said:

the American Sign Language is the standard largely adopted by the hearing impaired Singaporeans

A DEAF SEVEN-YEAR ITCH
What is a Deaf Seven Year Itch? It has nothing to do with
marriage issues.
It has a lot to do with what one hearing aid advocate said:

Typically people wait about seven years beyond the time they should
before they try a hearing aid. That`s a lot of quality time lost

This, indeed, is the Deaf Seven Year Itch!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning
and remote CART services are provided from captioners’ homes.  In the
early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 20 years.  Captioners need
home offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to
assure reliable coverage.

Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power.  Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort
of backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a
captioner may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a
power failure.  This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for
15 to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another
captioner to take over the assignment.

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take
over in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a
longer time in the event of a power outage.  Then a generator might
be necessary.

If a captioner is captioning a news broadcast for a California
station where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain
to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because of
thunderstorms in Texas.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN – last one in series

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

Deaf way of life in small towns are so different from the
Deaf way of life in London, which has everything

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

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

A late deafened man from Texas has filed a lawsuit against
his employer. For years as a salesman, he relied on voice
telephone to make contacts among prospective customers.
But because of his late-deafness, the telephone has
become useless. He asked his employer for a modified
telephone, and the company refused. The lawsuit is
based on ADA violation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some states refuse to allow deaf and hard of hearing truck
drivers while other states do.
What about Minnesota? It was learned that Minnesota Department
of Transportation gave waivers to 27 intrastate truck drivers
to allow them to drive trucks in the state.
Said the source “Thanks to the department for opening the
doors to these truckers regardless of their hearing losses.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Legislators in Ohio unanimously voted on a bill
to remove all references to “deaf and dumb” along
with other derogatory descriptions of other
disabilities when referring to the mentally ill,
and to describe these individuals as “incompetent.”
Gov. Ted Strickland, whose real job outside of his
political life is a psychologist, said he will sign
the bill.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A college recently disclosed settlement of three
pending lawsuits.

First lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $325,000
Second lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $306,500
Third lawsuit, deaf-related, for just $40,000, plus attorney fees

Are we, the deaf, selling ourselves short?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a sandwich shop, my friend said:
I think I’m going to get a banana sandwich

I looked up at the menu. I didn’t see banana listed.

I asked him where is it listed and he pointed.

HUH? I still don’t see it and then I realized that he said: “panini” not “banana”

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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 Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program 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. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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 Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program 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. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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