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DeafDigest Blue – August 25, 2013

 

DeafDigest Blue – August 25, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-attorney/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Hot Summer Savings at Harris Communications

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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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This just in –

Several deaf national organizations managed to convince
the FCC to move the internet captioning comments deadline
from September 3rd to November 4th.

Top stories about the deaf:

CW Seed is a newly launched digital entertainment online
program. Deaf people are already angry that it is not
captioned – and CW Seed is not breaking the law –
because it is an on-line, not a TV program!

We have another deaf candidate in Great Britain that is
campaigning for public office. Steve Estey, who is late
deafened, is campaigning for the council position in the
Dartmouth North borough.

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival is an annual
event for the lovers of opera, music, theatre and
dance. At this Festival, Hamish Innes-Brown will be giving
a performance specially designed for CI musical lovers.
DeafDigest does not know if Brown is deaf or hearing.

Brian Dodds had his driver’s license suspended in 2008
because of dangerous driving. Yet, he has continued to
drive his car, and was recently caught by the police
for a driving violation. This is the 16th time he was
caught by the police since his suspension. Dodds is
deaf and is a resident of United Kingdom.

A new hearing aid for the fraction of cost of a regular
hearing aid? There is a group in Australia working on it; they are saying it is top quality. Do keep in
mind a regular hearing aid costs about $5,000.

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deaf-friendly on-line Basic French class to the Deaf community

Gallaudet U. is again pleased to be offering a deaf-friendly on-line Basic
French class to the Deaf community. Emphasis is on the acquisition of written language literacy as well as simple French Sign Language (LSF) vocabulary. No textbook needed; all materials are posted on-line and feature numerous video-based instructional components. The course may be taken for college credit (FRE111) or for continuing education (PST955) credit, which is the more economical approach.

For a descriptive flyer: http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/wlc/basic_French_online_20130814.pdf

To register (no later than Aug. 29):
http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs/fall_online_courses.html

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Read what they say

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!

CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or contracts required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

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A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.
He said:

Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won’t write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

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open to all counselors from anywhere in USA

2013 NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness
Portland, OR

Sept 9-11, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-nw-symposium-on-rehab-deafness/

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DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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

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The Jr. NAD National Conference November 5-10, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-jr-nad-deaf-conference/

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A DEAF PERSON IN THE INTERIOR DECORATING FIELD
Do we have deaf people in the interior decorating field?
Oh, by the way, exactly what is interior decorating?
Interior decorating is making a room to look good and
to fit within the designs of the building.
There was a story of Rex Todd Rogers, Fenton, Michigan,
in a newspaper. He is deaf and operates his own Rex Todd Rogers Design Studio.
It is not known if he uses sign language or communicates
orally.

DEAF ARTISTS IN RUSSIA
An upcoming event in St Petersburg in Russia is the
Saint Petersburg International Art Exhibition. Five deaf
American artists will be attending this event and presenting
their pieces of work.
The American group will be joined by deaf artists from
Russia, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Belarus, Spain, Iran, Croatia, India, Poland, France and Kazakhstan.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how did your client become deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting,
now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote
CART.  There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these
options.

Onsite CART is when the CART provider is physically present in the
classroom with the student.  The CART provider connects his or her
steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the
student, and the student is able to read what the CART provider is
writing to the laptop screen.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART provider
can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom.  It is
oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the
person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an
onsite CART provider can see what is being referred to and
fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the
CART provider and the user of these services.  A facial expression, a
nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate
communication.  An onsite CART provider could be a great advantage
when having a small-group discussion.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people thinking deaf people are harmless

(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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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com or VP at 202-400-2655

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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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DeafLaw

The American movie houses are required to make their
movies accessible to the deaf. Accessibility however
does not always mean open captions. It is legal, under
ADA, for the movie house to provide either of the following:

– listening devices
– caption glasses
– rear view device (considered obsolete)
– smart phone apps

And if the theater runs out of these devices, it technically
is not breaking the law!

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Did you know that –

Emerson Romero, himself deaf, was a subtitler for
talkie movies in the old days, years before
the Captioned Movies for the Deaf, funded by the
old Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
got involved. It was a painstaking work that
Romero performed as a labor of love. He worked
on several full length movies – for the enjoyment
of the deaf everywhere.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Wanna get a voice phone call from Lou Ferrigno, the deaf man
who is better known as The Hulk?
Yes, you can but it is going to cost you money. There is
a web service and the rate begins at $19.95 for these celebrity phone calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest is troubled, ever much so, by the
trend by some physicians to misdiagnose late-deafened
individuals with dementia.
Addressing this serious issue is David Feldman, PhD,
of Macon State College in Georgia along with his team
of researchers.
Feldman said it is the issue of communications –
meaning doctors who do not use interpreters, but
yet still misdiagnose their deaf patients.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that a hearing author, with no previous knowledge
of deafness, would know more than the deaf after publishing
a book on a deaf-related topic?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing person was pointing at the wall. The deaf
person thought he said:

there is a bold on the wall

A bold wall, as in “tough” wall?

He actually said:
There is mold on the wall

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Advocate – Ventura

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles (Part-time)

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – Los Angeles  (Part-time)

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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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

– Due to an established new service model, the William Center Program,
located in Brattleboro, Vermont has the following career
opportunities:

Director of William Center
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline.
Minimum of 5 years direct service and administrative experience.
Training/experience in program development.
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism
Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee the supervision and development of all  William Center staff.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Develop and implement program budgets.
Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff.
Maintain accurate records.
Other duties to be determined by President.

– Teacher of the Deaf for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
Degree in Deaf Education/Special Education, MA preferred.
Endorsement in area of teaching assignment preferred or extensive
experience in autism spectrum disorders.

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
VT 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.
Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom
activities for groups with diverse learning styles and abilities.
Teaching experience in area of assignment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities:
Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school
education.
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning
opportunities.
Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately
stimulating classroom.
Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress.
Participate in staff professional development activities and staff
meetings.

– Other Career Opportunities include:
Infant Teacher
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School
campus, Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: Full-time.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and one year experience.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.
Able to life and carry up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs to the children
in the classroom.
Assess the development skills of the children in the classroom.
Plan and implement skills of the children in the classroom.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events and
parent/guardians meetings request.
Plan and implement age-appropriate activities.
Maintain a positive and clean learning environment.
Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.
Willingness to work within a Team of Teachers/Educators @ LAECC.

– Nurse
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
RN/LPN with appropriate experience.
VT state licensure required or willing to obtain.
CPR certification preferred.
Willingness to learn ASL required.
Pediatric experience preferred.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities:
Operates the health service department when on duty.
Administers and cares for all student medications.
Provides in-service on health to students and /or staff.
Other duties as determined.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau

Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

http://www.vcdhh.org
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510

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Part-time Teaching Specialist – 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
·      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
·      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Preferred qualifications
·      MA/MS degree
·      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant’s on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

Primary function:
Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.  Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with disabilities.  Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems.  Maintains contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential functions:
.    Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
.    Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to coordinate services
.    Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through the Agency system
.    Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
.    Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and environmental adaptation needs of the work site
.    Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with disabilities
.    Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching .    Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to training and job opportunities
.    Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
.    Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
.    Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs .    Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
.    Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
.    Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options and NISH contracts
.    Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
.    Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of techniques with consumers in the program
.    Meets with employers and supports the development of training and employment options for consumers
.    Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance measures and develops reports, as requested
.    Maintains communication with referral sources
.    Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills
.    Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts
.    Writes monthly progress reports, as required
.    Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
.    Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
.    Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
.    Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer satisfaction
.    Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers and employers
.    Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor
.    Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
.    Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on coaching needs
.    Supervise and independently evaluate employees
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

Minimum qualifications:
.    Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
.    5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
.    2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
.    Fluent in American Sign Language skills
.    1 year of supervisory experience
.    Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
.    Pass drug screening
.    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired qualifications:
.    Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field .    Proficiency in American Sign Language
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    2 or more  years of supervisory experience
.    1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
.    1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
.    First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

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

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

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

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

OPEN        March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  As a value-driven organization we create an environment where everyone can thrive and meet their full potential. We strive to create the same sense of unity amongst our employees as we do the community members we serve. Through our work, we put into action what we believe in, have hope in, and envision.

Our total compensation package is above the average employer offering sick, vacation and holiday, a Pension Plan, and a 403(b) match, 100% paid health insurance, life, LTD and an array of other competitive benefits. The ideal candidate has a passion for providing support and services to individuals and families in need. This candidate also has hope in the abilities and strengths of the people we serve to find solutions to their struggles and improve their lives.

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position opening
Executive Director
Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opening Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at mailto:Mark.Apodaca@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Description:
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction
oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training
Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all
Instructional Principals.

Responsibilities:
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine
program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of
curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior
intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based
education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general
faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other
Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to
school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,
professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching
assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of
the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the
community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs
and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,
Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all
services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all
practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California
credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in
fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques
for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency
examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and
verification of transcripts and
credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,
and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
until filled

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov )
in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ 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 about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Residential Program Director

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description:
Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel. This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing
staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual
budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs
are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,
dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;
confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,
safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates
in the completion of required documents, including but not limited
to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly
and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,
behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,
etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,
hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential
support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along
with two years’ experience as a program director, or three years of
experience in a managerial level position in the human services field
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

Description:
This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging
client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and
aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence
and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening
shifts.

Qualifications:
HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides interpreting services for: emergency
situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits
with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

Qualifications:
AA degree with a minimum of three years’ interpreting experience OR
BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of
mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus. Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance
with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers

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position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

Requirements: Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and — as necessary– help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

Reporting to the President and as a member of the President’s cabinet, the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic recruitment, retention, and financial goals; leads the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission effort consistent with the University’s strategic goals and direction; engages the entire community to establish strong collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to graduation of all undergraduate students, including international students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and transition to college, all to support enrollment growth. This position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost, academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees, departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections, and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and responsible awarding of financial aid; and serves as liaison with the Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Position . Immediate opening

North Country Education Services is seeking to hire a part time TOD for approximately 2 ½ days per week of direct service provision and an additional ½ day per week consultation. Service to be provided in the Colebrook, NH area.

If you are interested in applying please contact:
Lori Langlois
Executive Director
North Country Education Services
300 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-5437

Part Time ASL Interpreter/Office Assistant for work . (Ramsey/Anoka County)

Opportunity to work in a new business venture developing new products. Requires fluency in American Sign Language (graduation from an Interpreter Training Program preferred), knowledge of Deaf culture, and strong in oral and written skills. Applicants must have knowledge of MS Office programs, Adobe pdf, Outlook, Excel, Internet search access. Strong business skills and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Candidate will be responsible for:

.    Creating email and other written correspondence. .    Assist in developing future costs and tracking expenditures
.    Interpret phone calls and during meetings.

Hours are very part time (5 hours/week), this will be a great position for someone who needs a little bit of extra income. Morning hours are preferred 2 days each week . to be determined.

If you are interested in joining our team, send resume along with cover letter to: questions@yansplace.com, we will set up a time to interview. Please mention where you viewed our posting.

Compensation: Hours and pay based on experience

Teacher of the Deaf Job Opening – Manchester Program for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Students

There is a vacancy for a Teacher of the Deaf, most likely in the
Elementary or Middle School at the Manchester Program for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing for 2013-2014 School Year.

If you are interested, contact Program Director Mike Wallace for details
[ mailto:mwallace%40mansd.org ]mwallace@mansd.org or
call 603-665-6800.

SERVICES COORDINATOR . DEAF SERVICES

Provide support services to adults who are deaf or hard of hearing with medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental disabilities in Franklin & Grand Isle counties. Candidate will be responsible for coordinating services with the Team Leader through a client-centered approach and facilitating the communication and arrangements necessary for high-quality consumer satisfaction. This individual must be proficient in American Sign Language to the highest degree. A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. A reliable, personal car is necessary for travel. This is a full-time position and the schedule is M-F with some evenings. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human services field and at least one year of experience are preferred.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ncssinc.org

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT ONLY

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 48-13 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Schedule AH DPR 50763/6130

JOB SUMMARY Provides direct Orientation & Mobility (O&M) services to blind/visually impaired students, ages 3-21, in a variety of educational settings; provides O&M assessments for students on caseload; provides instruction and consultation in school districts; consults with parents, educators and vision consultants; is responsible for writing progress reports, updating client records, etc.; performs other duties as assigned.

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DeafDigest Blue - August 25, 2013

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

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-attorney/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Hot Summer Savings at Harris Communications

Before the summer comes to an end, Harris Communications has some 
hot summer savings just for you. Save 15% on most items in our store!* 

Now is the time to pick up that extra clock or signaler you need, or 
find last minute bargains on unique school supplies with ASL designs.

Check out new products like "Alphabet Lunch Bags" in an assortment of 
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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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This just in -

Several deaf national organizations managed to convince
the FCC to move the internet captioning comments deadline
from September 3rd to November 4th. 

Top stories about the deaf:

CW Seed is a newly launched digital entertainment online
program. Deaf people are already angry that it is not
captioned - and CW Seed is not breaking the law -
because it is an on-line, not a TV program!

We have another deaf candidate in Great Britain that is
campaigning for public office. Steve Estey, who is late
deafened, is campaigning for the council position in the
Dartmouth North borough.

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival is an annual
event for the lovers of opera, music, theatre and
dance. At this Festival, Hamish Innes-Brown will be giving
a performance specially designed for CI musical lovers.
DeafDigest does not know if Brown is deaf or hearing.

Brian Dodds had his driver's license suspended in 2008
because of dangerous driving. Yet, he has continued to
drive his car, and was recently caught by the police
for a driving violation. This is the 16th time he was
caught by the police since his suspension. Dodds is
deaf and is a resident of United Kingdom.

A new hearing aid for the fraction of cost of a regular
hearing aid? There is a group in Australia working 
on it; they are saying it is top quality. Do keep in
mind a regular hearing aid costs about $5,000.

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deaf-friendly on-line Basic French class to the Deaf community

Gallaudet U. is again pleased to be offering a deaf-friendly on-line Basic
French class to the Deaf community. Emphasis is on the acquisition of 
written language literacy as well as simple French Sign Language (LSF) 
vocabulary. No textbook needed; all materials are posted on-line and 
feature numerous video-based instructional components. The course may be 
taken for college credit (FRE111) or for continuing education (PST955) 
credit, which is the more economical approach.

For a descriptive flyer: 
http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/wlc/basic_French_online_20130814.pdf

To register (no later than Aug. 29):
http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs/fall_online_courses.html

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

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http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
   A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.
   He said:

Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won't write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

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open to all counselors from anywhere in USA

2013 NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness
Portland, OR

Sept 9-11, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-nw-symposium-on-rehab-deafness/

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DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
   At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
   But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
   The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
   But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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

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The Jr. NAD National Conference 
November 5-10, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-jr-nad-deaf-conference/

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A DEAF PERSON IN THE INTERIOR DECORATING FIELD
   Do we have deaf people in the interior decorating field?
Oh, by the way, exactly what is interior decorating?
   Interior decorating is making a room to look good and
to fit within the designs of the building.
   There was a story of Rex Todd Rogers, Fenton, Michigan,
in a newspaper. He is deaf and operates his own Rex Todd 
Rogers Design Studio.
   It is not known if he uses sign language or communicates
orally.

DEAF ARTISTS IN RUSSIA
   An upcoming event in St Petersburg in Russia is the
Saint Petersburg International Art Exhibition. Five deaf
American artists will be attending this event and presenting
their pieces of work.
   The American group will be joined by deaf artists from
Russia, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Belarus, Spain, Iran, 
Croatia, India, Poland, France and Kazakhstan.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how did your client become deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting,
now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote
CART.  There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these
options.

Onsite CART is when the CART provider is physically present in the
classroom with the student.  The CART provider connects his or her
steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the
student, and the student is able to read what the CART provider is
writing to the laptop screen.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART provider
can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom.  It is
oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the
person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an
onsite CART provider can see what is being referred to and
fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the
CART provider and the user of these services.  A facial expression, a
nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate
communication.  An onsite CART provider could be a great advantage
when having a small-group discussion.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

hearing people thinking deaf people are harmless

(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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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of 
your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and 
hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com 
or VP at 202-400-2655

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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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DeafLaw

The American movie houses are required to make their
movies accessible to the deaf. Accessibility however
does not always mean open captions. It is legal, under
ADA, for the movie house to provide either of the following:

- listening devices
- caption glasses
- rear view device (considered obsolete)
- smart phone apps

And if the theater runs out of these devices, it technically
is not breaking the law!

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Did you know that - 

Emerson Romero, himself deaf, was a subtitler for
talkie movies in the old days, years before
the Captioned Movies for the Deaf, funded by the
old Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
got involved. It was a painstaking work that
Romero performed as a labor of love. He worked
on several full length movies - for the enjoyment
of the deaf everywhere.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Wanna get a voice phone call from Lou Ferrigno, the deaf man
who is better known as The Hulk?
   Yes, you can but it is going to cost you money. There is
a web service and the rate begins at $19.95 for these celebrity 
phone calls.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    DeafDigest is troubled, ever much so, by the
trend by some physicians to misdiagnose late-deafened
individuals with dementia.
   Addressing this serious issue is David Feldman, PhD,
of Macon State College in Georgia along with his team
of researchers.
   Feldman said it is the issue of communications -
meaning doctors who do not use interpreters, but
yet still misdiagnose their deaf patients.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that a hearing author, with no previous knowledge
of deafness, would know more than the deaf after publishing
a book on a deaf-related topic?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing person was pointing at the wall. The deaf
person thought he said:

there is a bold on the wall 

A bold wall, as in "tough" wall?

He actually said:
There is mold on the wall

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Community Advocate - Ventura

 *  Health Educator - Los Angeles (Part-time)

 *  Public Relations Director - Los Angeles

 *  Bookkeeper - Los Angeles  (Part-time)

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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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

- Due to an established new service model, the William Center Program,
located in Brattleboro, Vermont has the following career
opportunities:

Director of William Center
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline.
Minimum of 5 years direct service and administrative experience.
Training/experience in program development.
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism
Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee the supervision and development of all  William Center staff.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Develop and implement program budgets.
Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff.
Maintain accurate records.
Other duties to be determined by President.

- Teacher of the Deaf for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
Degree in Deaf Education/Special Education, MA preferred.
Endorsement in area of teaching assignment preferred or extensive
experience in autism spectrum disorders.

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
VT 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.
Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom
activities for groups with diverse learning styles and abilities.
Teaching experience in area of assignment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities:
Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school
education.
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning
opportunities.
Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately
stimulating classroom.
Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress.
Participate in staff professional development activities and staff
meetings.

- Other Career Opportunities include:
Infant Teacher
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School
campus, Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: Full-time.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and one year experience.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.
Able to life and carry up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs to the children
in the classroom.
Assess the development skills of the children in the classroom.
Plan and implement skills of the children in the classroom.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events and
parent/guardians meetings request.
Plan and implement age-appropriate activities. 
Maintain a positive and clean learning environment.
Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.
Willingness to work within a Team of Teachers/Educators @ LAECC.

- Nurse
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
RN/LPN with appropriate experience. 
VT state licensure required or willing to obtain.
CPR certification preferred.
Willingness to learn ASL required.
Pediatric experience preferred.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities:
Operates the health service department when on duty.
Administers and cares for all student medications.
Provides in-service on health to students and /or staff.
Other duties as determined.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau

Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

http://www.vcdhh.org
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510

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Part-time Teaching Specialist - 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters. 
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
•      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

 Preferred qualifications
•      MA/MS degree
•      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013. 
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant's
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant's on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico 		 

No 03-10-058
STATUS	Exempt

Primary function:
Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing 
intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.  Develops 
employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the 
employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with 
disabilities.  Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, 
Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems.  Maintains 
contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of 
consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes 
and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in 
client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. 
May perform other duties as assigned.   

Essential functions:
.	Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program 
performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
.	Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and 
to coordinate services
.	Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities 
through the Agency system
.	Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for 
program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
.	Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and 
environmental adaptation needs of the work site
.	Develops relationships with community employers to provide a 
network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing and persons with disabilities
.	Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching 
.	Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, 
Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, 
school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery 
systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase 
access to training and job opportunities
.	Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and 
SCS policies
.	Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to 
Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental 
entities
.	Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all 
agency programs 
.	Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
.	Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to 
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS 
Personnel Policies and Procedures
.	Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options 
and NISH contracts
.	Supports the Agency's use of best practices
.	Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the 
competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of 
techniques with consumers in the program
.	Meets with employers and supports the development of training and 
employment options for consumers
.	Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and 
performance measures and develops reports, as requested
.	Maintains communication with referral sources
.	Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth 
and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention 
skills
.	Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include 
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT 
contracts
.	Writes monthly progress reports, as required
.	Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
.	Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit 
counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
.	Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
.	Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer 
satisfaction
.	Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of 
Hearing consumers and employers
.	Represents agency on planning committees as determined by 
supervisor
.	Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
.	Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on 
coaching needs
.	Supervise and independently evaluate employees
.	May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

Minimum qualifications:
.	Bachelor's in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related 
field
.	5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
.	2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
.	Fluent in American Sign Language skills
.	1 year of supervisory experience
.	Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
.	Pass drug screening
.	Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico 
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired qualifications:
.	Master's in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field 
.	Proficiency in American Sign Language
.	Additional years of directly related experience
.	2 or more  years of supervisory experience
.	1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
.	1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
.	First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY		$17.35 - $21.69 depending on experience and educational 
background

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

HOW TO APPLY	Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter - 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

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

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

OPEN		March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE	Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, 
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for 
excellence.  As a value-driven organization we create an environment where 
everyone can thrive and meet their full potential. We strive to create the 
same sense of unity amongst our employees as we do the community members 
we serve. Through our work, we put into action what we believe in, have 
hope in, and envision. 

Our total compensation package is above the average employer offering 
sick, vacation and holiday, a Pension Plan, and a 403(b) match, 100% paid 
health insurance, life, LTD and an array of other competitive benefits.  
The ideal candidate has a passion for providing support and services to 
individuals and families in need. This candidate also has hope in the 
abilities and strengths of the people we serve to find solutions to their 
struggles and improve their lives. 

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position opening
Executive Director
Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opening Date: 
Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive 
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department 
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs 
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency's program budget 
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for 
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and 
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed 
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other 
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and 
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include 
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during 
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master's Degree in Business, Public 
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this 
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include 
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or 
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple 
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. 
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, 
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for 
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at 
mailto:Mark.Apodaca@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & 
Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 - $9,922 Monthly

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Description:
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction
oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training
Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all
Instructional Principals.

Responsibilities:
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine
program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of
curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior
intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based
education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general
faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet team with the other
Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to
school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,
professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching
assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of
the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the
community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs
and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,
Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all
services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all
practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master's degree and possession of or eligibility for California
credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
- Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in
fulfilling the mission of the school
- Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
- Knowledge of dual language philosophy
- Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques
for decision making
- Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
- Ability to work collaboratively with others
- Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
- Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 - $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency
examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and
verification of transcripts and
credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,
and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
until filled

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov )
in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting 
Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years' 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 about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

Job Title:              
Residential Program Director

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description:
Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel. 
This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing
staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual
budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs
are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,
dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;
confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,
safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates
in the completion of required documents, including but not limited
to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly
and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,
behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,
etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,
hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential
support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the human services field along
with two years' experience as a program director, or three years of
experience in a managerial level position in the human services field
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years'
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver's license.

Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

Description:
This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging
client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and
aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence
and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening
shifts.

Qualifications:
HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver's license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides interpreting services for: emergency
situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits
with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. 

Qualifications:
AA degree with a minimum of three years' interpreting experience OR
BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of
mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus. 
Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance
with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers             

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial 
dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide 
confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University 
community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators 
(excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is 
neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather 
an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns 
and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the 
point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into 
account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's 
existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports 
directly to the President.

Requirements: Master's degree and five years of experience in conflict 
management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must 
have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively 
with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with 
wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language 
skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent 
problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and 
-- as necessary-- help the inquirers develop appropriate options and 
actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and 
networking skills regarding the University's structure, culture, policies 
and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict 
management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and 
communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level 
in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion 
and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, 
presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team 
member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary 
decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on 
hand.  

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial 
dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide 
confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University 
community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators 
(excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is 
neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather 
an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns 
and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the 
point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into 
account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's 
existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports 
directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or 
contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

Reporting to the President and as a member of the President's cabinet, the 
Chief Enrollment Management Officer is responsible to provide leadership 
for undergraduate enrollment and financial aid, shaping an enrollment 
program that meets strategic recruitment, retention, and financial goals; 
leads the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a 
comprehensive enrollment management plan that fosters an integrative 
recruitment and admission effort consistent with the University's 
strategic goals and direction; engages the entire community to establish 
strong collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to 
graduation of all undergraduate students, including international 
students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the 
Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and 
Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth 
programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and transition 
to college, all to support enrollment growth. This position requires 
continuous interaction with the President, Provost, academic deans, 
department chairs, and faculty committees and is expected to develop and 
enhance valuable partnerships with internal and external constituents to 
support enrollment growth; assesses the impact of admissions policies as 
determined by faculty committees, departments and councils; coordinates 
total enrollment projections, and the reporting on recruitment, 
enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of all students; ensures the 
strategic and responsible awarding of financial aid; and serves as liaison 
with the Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many 
other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Qualifications:  Master's degree required. At least ten years of 
management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment 
leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, 
ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment 
trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, 
best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and 
curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience 
with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure 
results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student 
financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business 
processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to 
communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and 
English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or 
contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Position . Immediate opening

North Country Education Services is seeking to hire a part time TOD for 
approximately 2 ½ days per week of direct service provision and an 
additional ½ day per week consultation. Service to be provided in the 
Colebrook, NH area. 

If you are interested in applying please contact:
Lori Langlois
Executive Director
North Country Education Services
300 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-5437

Part Time ASL Interpreter/Office Assistant for work . (Ramsey/Anoka 
County)

Opportunity to work in a new business venture developing new products. 
Requires fluency in American Sign Language (graduation from an Interpreter 
Training Program preferred), knowledge of Deaf culture, and strong in oral 
and written skills. Applicants must have knowledge of MS Office programs, 
Adobe pdf, Outlook, Excel, Internet search access. Strong business skills 
and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Candidate will be responsible for:

.	Creating email and other written correspondence. 
.	Assist in developing future costs and tracking expenditures
.	Interpret phone calls and during meetings.

Hours are very part time (5 hours/week), this will be a great position for 
someone who needs a little bit of extra income. Morning hours are 
preferred 2 days each week . to be determined.

If you are interested in joining our team, send resume along with cover 
letter to: questions@yansplace.com, we will set up a time to interview. 
Please mention where you viewed our posting.

Compensation: Hours and pay based on experience

Teacher of the Deaf Job Opening - Manchester Program for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Students

There is a vacancy for a Teacher of the Deaf, most likely in the
Elementary or Middle School at the Manchester Program for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing for 2013-2014 School Year.

If you are interested, contact Program Director Mike Wallace for details
[ mailto:mwallace%40mansd.org ]mwallace@mansd.org or
call 603-665-6800.

SERVICES COORDINATOR . DEAF SERVICES

Provide support services to adults who are deaf or hard of hearing with 
medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental disabilities in 
Franklin & Grand Isle counties. Candidate will be responsible for 
coordinating services with the Team Leader through a client-centered 
approach and facilitating the communication and arrangements necessary for 
high-quality consumer satisfaction. This individual must be proficient in 
American Sign Language to the highest degree. A clear understanding and 
support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. A 
reliable, personal car is necessary for travel. This is a full-time 
position and the schedule is M-F with some evenings. A Bachelor's Degree 
in a related human services field and at least one year of experience are 
preferred. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ncssinc.org 

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT ONLY 

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 48-13 
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Schedule AH 
DPR 50763/6130 

JOB SUMMARY Provides direct Orientation & Mobility (O&M) services to 
blind/visually impaired students, ages 3-21, in a variety of educational 
settings; provides O&M assessments for students on caseload; provides 
instruction and consultation in school districts; consults with parents, 
educators and vision consultants; is responsible for writing progress 
reports, updating client records, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. 

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