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DeafDigest Blue – August 31, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – August 31, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zombie-walk-deaf-at-san-diego/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-taylor-swift-is-popular-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bob Furman,
Knoxville, TN that departed us. As a described by
a friend – I have known him as a colleague/teacher
in the middle school department at the Tennessee
School for the deaf during the nineties. Bob was
a much loved figure in the Knoxville Deaf Community
as a coach, sign language teacher and as advocate
for deaf issues, as well as a strong advocate of
Deaf Culture. At Gallaudet he starred in football
and baseball during the sixties.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Timothy
Holmes, a graduate student at NTID that departed
us. People on the NTID campus are in a state of
shock. He was active in a range of campus activities
during his undergrad days.

Top stories about the deaf:

The World Federation of the Deaf thanked the
Fédération Internationale de Football Association for
captioning the recent televised World Cup matches.

With thanks to deaf MP Mojo Mathers, the New Zealand
government has agreed to caption all political debates.
General election takes place in October.

The Bombay high court of India ordered the
Union Public Service Commission to enforce the three percent
set aside rule. This is to make sure that the deaf and the
disabled find employment in the government sector.

Future of Vermont’s Austine School for the Deaf, which
closed with hope of re-opening in two years. According
to a newspaper story, no one knows the school’s future
direction. All depends on funding, and plenty of it.

The first deaf resident of the new deaf group home on a
college campus will be moving in real soon. This group
home, on the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts
is run by the Center for Human Development.

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A FAMOUS DEAF ENTERTAINER WITH A SCARY NAME
The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world.
And she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She
performs everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc.
Why Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a
book about her life.

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

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The 2014 tour of the Video Relay Services Consumer Association

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-2014-vrsca-tour/

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3D PRINTING MAY HELP THE DEAF
DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore.
We will have to wait and see if it really will work!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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Eyeth, thanks to Kenneth Mortenson

to read this short and neat story, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-eyeth/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing person:

I must learn sign language

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART providers are
beginning new assignments. Some students are using CART for the very
first time.

Once again, CART stands for Communication Access Realtime
Translation. Many students and professors will be curious about this
service. If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of
CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what
CART is to people who have never seen CART.

Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a
solid understanding of what will take place. A couple questions that
need to be answered are: Will I be using remote CART or onsite
CART? Will I be provided transcripts of the classes by the CART
provider?

Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have
someone from the disabilities services office, the CART provider, and
the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone’s
expectations.

The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the
CART provider promptly if the user is not able to attend class for
some reason. The user will expect the CART provider to show up on
time and ready to provide services.

CART users should realize that the CART providers will be blocking
out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester. If a
CART user cancels the provider’s services by deciding he or she no
longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART provider may
have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that
income.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told:

you’re very brave in dealing with your deafness

(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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DeafLaw

A man in India fell down and hurt his head. He filed an
insurance claim because of this accidental fall. The
claim was turned down because of a pre-existing
condition – his deafness! He appealed several times
in several courts, and lost each time.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– cashier, check out counter

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Michael Dorman, of the Speech and Hearing Department, Arizona
State University, implanted nearly 20 teeny weeny electrodes
into a deaf patient’s inner ear.
These electrodes ran wires to a “black box” buried in
the patient’s skin.
Dorman is claiming that the deaf man is now able to
distinguish nearly 1,500 words.

(editor’s note: is it a CI?)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Rhode Island will shut down the state government
operations for 12 days. The state, like with other
states, is broke and must find ways to save money.
Exception to the shutdown is the Rhode Island
School for the Deaf. It will continue to operate
as usual.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest mentioned several times that a deaf kid
was given an interpreter so that he could play
soccer with hearing kids in Greensburg, PA. Already
there are fears that other disabled kids would demand
funding to accommodate their needs during recreational
play. The town will then have no more money, meaning
no interpreters for the deaf kid in the future!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person asked:
How old are you?

He actually asked:
How are you?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Counselor (2nd Shift)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application
(found on website – http:// www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well as three professional
references.

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Seeking Executive Director
Nexus Inland NW
Spokane, WA

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive
Director who is retiring. The center is looking for someone who
understands the center’s mission and has innovative leadership with which
to steer the center into a new chapter of its 30 year history. Nexus
recently updated its name: Nexus Inland NW . Serving the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing since 1980 and its mission statement: Bridging communication and
community.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is
responsible for the Agency’s overall leadership and operations in
accordance with the mission and policies approved by the Board. The
Executive Director will lead a highly qualified team focused on serving
the deaf and hard of hearing community. Skills and knowledge valuable to
the center’s future success include: 1) Leadership and Management:
Demonstrates the leadership, initiative and persistence needed to
accomplish the goals and objectives of Nexus; has understanding of
federal, state and local laws regarding non-profits and ensure compliance
with their regulations and a working knowledge of significant developments
and trends in the field of deafness and hearing loss issues as well as
having expertise in entrepreneurism that include development and marketing
which will promote the Center’s mission, values, objectives and
reputation.

2) Communication: Ability to develop sound working relationships and
cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations through
effective communication with a wide variety of people (written, oral and
other possible modalities). 3) Budget and Finance: Knowledge of community
foundations, governmental bodies and philanthropic communities, ability to
procure funding for the center, contract management by ensuring
established funding requirements are maintained as prescribed by the
lender, expertise in financial management and understanding financial
sources as well as the ability to adapt to ongoing changes. 4) Personnel:
Expertise in organizational management and supervision of
staff/volunteers, maintain a climate which attracts, motivates and retains
a diverse staff of top quality people, ability to manage and or delegate
all aspects of the center as well as cross training of the different
programs within Nexus.

A master’s degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s or equivalent, with 5
years. experience, will be considered. Traveling in order to provide
training and outreach is required. Salary will be based on experience and
qualifications.

Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:

Executive Director Search Committee
Nexus
1206 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99201

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position announcement
Director of Business Operations
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the
Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial
operations of the school, including budget development and administration,
payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records management,
financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director
supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of
Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly
responsible to the Director.

Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the
administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State
Education Department (SED) on budget issues.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate should possess a broad training and background in
financial administration, strong leadership and conceptual skills, and
strong communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree in
accounting or a closely related field with at least three years of experience
in accounting; a Master’s degree in business administration or Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression,
age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, gender
orientation, or military status.

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position opening
School Counselor
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the
Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website
http://www.csdb.org/ to view the official job announcement; follow the
instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact
information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Chelsea, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve.
For more than 50 years, we.ve been helping individuals with mental health,
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve
independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so
deeply for.

The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The
Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination
of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of
all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional
position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing,
support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making,
didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance
with community integration with a person centered treatment approach.
Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all
persons assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly
preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe
and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent
in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP
certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of
employment/date of hire.

Interested in this position, please send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway,
Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer – EEO/AA

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posting a permanent position
Executive Director
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is posting a permanent position for
Executive Director at this time. This position is currently occupied
by an Interim ED and we invite qualified candidates to apply for this
position. MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine
who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing
resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general
public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective
ways of communication.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management
of the organization which will include refinement of current programs
and development of new programs; management of budgeting and financial
planning, maintain compliance of state and local contracts/grants;
fundraising and recruitment, selection, and evaluation of the
management team.

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from
https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/MCDEdJobdescription

or

https://www.facebook.com/MCDBoard (& click on the link citing
the Executive Director Job description).

If you feel you have the qualifications and are up for a challenge,
please send us your resume to David Pileck, President of the Board at
MCD at mailto:davidmcdboard@gmail.com , Darleen Hutchins
( mailto: darleenmcdboard@gmail.com ), or Echo Kaply-Smith
( mailto:echomcdboard@gmail.com )

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vacancy notice
ASL Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mail or email application materials to:
RI School for the Deaf
Office of Human Resources
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908

mailto:hedwards@rideaf.net

Application requirements
– Cover letter
– Resume
– CS-14 application
– Responses to supplemental questions
– Two Letters of Reference
– Equal Employment Opportunity Form (optional)

Employment opportunities, application requirements and instructions posted
at http://www.dlt.ri.gov

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be
arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit
official transcripts.

*Subject to FTE approval and available funding

(Position is part of Board of Regents non union staff)
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

RI School for the Deaf
NONCLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: ASL Specialist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides leadership in ASL development to
students and staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of
American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and support school-wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff and parents.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director with
latitude to exercise independent judgment in the performance of
assignments. Work is subject to review on a periodic basis or upon
completion for results achieved and for adherence to professional
standards of conduct.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. Will work as part of teams and in
collaboration with others to achieve results. May supervise specific ASL
tasks of Teachers and other staff and follow-up on assignments delegated
by the Director.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop, refine, coordinate, train and assist teachers in implementation
of ASL curriculum in all classes and subject areas.

Provide ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL
skills and knowledge in the classroom group instruction and support to the
teacher including designing and implementing lessons/activities that
support student needs using best practice bilingual strategies.

Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and
revise Individual Education Plans (IEP) related to ASL language
development.

Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for
entering students, 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom
progress monitoring.

Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness
school-wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee,
Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events.

Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain ASL and Deaf Studies
resources for students and staff.

Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL teaching and
learning.

Consistently model ASL/English bilingual communication.

Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

Coordinate and assist with family signacy & literacy events.

Provide direct ASL instruction and support to families to develop ASL
skills and knowledge to communicate with and advocate for their child.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing
students.

Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and
strategies.

In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.

Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents,
school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL
and English.

Qualifications:

Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English as evidenced by a
SLPI rating of Superior plus

Experience providing ASL services to students who are deaf and hard of
hearing.

ASLTA training preferred.

Teamwork and leadership skills.

EDUCATION: Master degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Deaf
Studies or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years experience in providing ASL services to
students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. and/or any combination of
education, knowledge, skills, and experience that is substantially
equivalent.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Describe your qualifications for the ASL Specialist position and be
specific about your educational background and experiences that make you
an ideal candidate for this position.

Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Explain why you want to be the ASL Specialist and describe your
philosophy/approach to teaching staff how to develop and implement an
ASL/English bilingual learning environment.

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employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider
our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit
CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/ where the official job
announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its
entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified
employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled.
The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate
education and experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021.
Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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open positions
Center for Human Development
Springfield, MA

Center for Human Development is seeking dedicated, compassionate staff for
a new, innovative program providing residential services to deaf
individuals with developmental disabilities in a house adjacent to
Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Residents will have access to
campus activities, facilities and entertainment.

– Program Supervisor
The ASL proficient supervisor responsibilities include supervision of
direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern
activities; interfacing with Springfield College to recruit interns;
implementation of client treatment plans; participation in on-call
rotation, oversight of documentation, oversight of facility upkeep and
maintenance; serving as a liaison to external providers and the community
at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the
population as well supervisory experience. Must have excellent oral and
written communication and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf
and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in related
field required. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition
14-0192.

– Assistant Supervisor
The ASL proficient assistant supervisor responsibilities include assisting
with the supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield
College intern activities; implementation of client treatment plans,
participation in on-call rotation; assisting supervisor with oversight of
facility upkeep and maintenance; participating with supervision in
liaising with external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the
population. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and
must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing
encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Reliable automobile and
valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition
14-0193.

– Residential Staff
The ASL proficient Direct Care Staff responsibilities include supporting
clients’ activities of daily living, administering medications as needed,
advocating for individuals within various community settings, providing
opportunities to optimize clients’ independence and quality of life, and
interfacing with Springfield College and the Springfield College interns
working within the residence. Staff will develop professional and
supportive relationships with clients and provide support and guidance
with a person-centered focus.

Qualifications: Candidates will be ASL proficient; ideally have a
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; possess strong interpersonal
skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with
significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and
independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have a vehicle for work
use and current driver’s license; ability to complete medication
administration training; deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply.
All candidates must complete and pass background record screening process.

To Apply: Visit http://www.chd.org/careers and apply online to
requisition
14-0191.

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Employment Opportunity
School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field
– Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal
Certificate
– Administrative experience preferred
– Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and
curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website
Website: www.christinak12.org

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V

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open positions
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state

– SOUTH GEORGIA
Middle GA
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698di

Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike
through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest
collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the
dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or
stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and
architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth
watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in
a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but
also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a
live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

– Athens
Athens: North East GA, College Town
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dh

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This
hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize
winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,
where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of
independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live
Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication
to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect
for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but
what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern
hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich
mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the
mountains begin.

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Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
– Paraprofessional
– Residential Advisor
– Nurse, School Clinic
– Teacher
– Graduation Coach
– American Sign Language Specialist
– Reading Content Specialist
– Life Adjustment Supervisor
– Sign Language Interpreter
– Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus. For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124

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position opening
Clinician LSW/LCSW
ACCESS Outpatient Services
Paterson, NJ

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral
health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide
psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and
their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this
population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to
various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,
on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be
called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations
about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their
capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:
– Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
– NJ State licensure or eligibility
– Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with
Deaf/HOH
– Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of
services
– Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and
organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator-Utah
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City area

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

Location: Salt Lake City area

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

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

For the full job description and application visit:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at:
(800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

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

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job opening
Louisiana Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Baton Rouge, LA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA, currently has a
full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator.

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

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

For the full job description and application visit:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at:
(800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

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

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for
the 2014 – 2015 school year:

– School Counselor (new)
– Part-Time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/
and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human
Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions. E-mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Announcing an opening
Principal – two vacancies
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a
specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf.
Exercises considerable ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit
the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students; and does
related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certificate
(057 or 065), State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate (092) or
ability to secure same. Good judgment. Ability to work in a
collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

Visit http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed job description

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

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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