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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Top stories about the deaf:
A Chick-fil-A outlet in Lauderhill, Florida, has named
Dawn Thomas as the Employee of the Year, She is deaf
and she has been with the same company for 24 years.
Vanuatu is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
Opportunities for young people in that nation is, unfortunately,
limited. But for Michael Beau, a young deaf man, he is
fortunate. He attended the Rural Training Centre, learning
to become a farmer. He currently operates his own plot,
growing vegetables and other cash crops, thus providing
a living for his family.
The federal government is suing the city of Portland,
Oregon, saying the city police mistreats the deaf
when arresting them.
The Legal Aid in the United Kingdom, because of tightening
finances, has had its budget cut. As a consequence, there is no
more legal money for the legal aid division of the Royal Association for Deaf people. This has seriously impacted on
the British deaf in need of legal assistance.
In Ireland there are 350 deaf children that need a second
implant but are on a long waiting list. Why? No money
from the government to pay for these second implants.
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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
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OUR PRESIDENTS’ LINK WITH THE DEAF
Every president has had a direct, or an indirect
link with the deaf.
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A BIG DEAF EMBARRASSMENT AT A BANK
A deaf person, carrying a big jar of coins, went to a
bank coin counting machine. He poured these coins in the
machine and waited for it to be counted.
Several pennies were “stubborn” and could not go through
the coin machine. The deaf person then poured these same
rejected pennies into machine 4 or 5 times. The machine
still refused to accept these few pennies.
As a result, there was so much noise from the clanking
of these rejected pennies. Everyone at the bank looked at
the deaf person, who did not know about the noise.
The bank manager walked over to the deaf person and asked
him to stop with these rejected pennies.
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a deaf carpenter job opening at deaf school in Framingham, MA
more information at:
NETAC AND ADA NATIONAL NETWORK HOPES TO FIND JOBS FOR DEAF
The National Employer Technical Assistance Center has
joined forces with the ADA National Network. Goal is to
find employment for the deaf and the disabled.
The goal, both organizations say is to help with
recruitment, hiring and retention.
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HELPING THE DEAF IN TANZANIA
The Tanga region of the Tanzania Association of the Deaf
is asking hearing investors to set up a fund to help the deaf
establish their own businesses.
The fund is for low-interest loans for the deaf to establish
businesses in carpentry, tailoring, painting, etc.
Do we see such organizations in USA doing the same for the deaf?
Sad to say, no.
WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?
being assigned to a CI coaching class for a deaf client that is of
pre-school age, and ordered by the CI instructor not do any
interpreting, and watching the deaf kid squirm, not able to
understand these uttered sounds!
(a true story forwarded by an interpreter last week to DeafDigest
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we celebrate this holiday season, it is fun to occasionally
reflect on our lives and the people whose lives we have touched, like
George Bailey did in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Realtime captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use their
talents and skills to touch the lives of many people on a daily
basis. Without them, things would be very different for people who
rely upon their services.
If court reporters were not in the courtroom, there would be no
record of the important proceedings that take place. They preserve
the record for appeals and provide a vital service for judges,
attorneys, and people involved in litigation.
If CART providers were not in the classrooms, meetings, offices, and
other places they provide services, many people with a hearing loss
would not be able to participate in the activities that are very
important to their lives.
If realtime captioners were not available to cover news, sports, and
other live broadcasts, people around the world would miss information
that is necessary to function in this ever-changing world we live in.
These people touch the lives of millions of people every day. It
truly is a wonderful life.
A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF
being “cornered” with no way to escape and forced to lipread the
lips of a very unlipredable hearing person
(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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A deaf woman was refused an interpreter by the Houston Housing Authority
when she needed assistance with her housing needs. She filed a lawsuit
and won $4,251 in back rental payments. The agency has agreed
to provide interpreters in the future.
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this week’s edition to Dr. Orin
Cornett who passed away this week. He is a Double Father –
Father of the Cued Speech and the Father of the Gallaudet
Very rare to find an individual serving as a Double Father
but Orin was it especially when he knew nothing about deafness
before assuming the Vice Presidency of Gallaudet in
(editor’s note: Cued Speech continues as a bloc in Education
of the Deaf, and its highest profile Cued Speech graduate is
Shane Feldman, who assumed the CEO position at the Registry
of Interpreters, which basically emphasizes ASL as the language
among the deaf. And as for the drum in Gallaudet football, it
is no longer used in games)
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
If the senate has its way, then we may be seeing
a new law that improves the chances of the disabled
in the higher echelon government management
levels. The bill is provide oversight of agency
willingness to promote the disabled to these
higher management levels.
Did the senate have the deaf in mind when discussing
the needs of disabled employees? Good question.
At any rate, congress is into a holiday recess
and we may not know until sometime in January.
(editor’s note: this unfortunately was all talk and
no action; our best deaf candidates continue to be
underemployed in the higher echelons of the government)
Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:
Certain regions in USA have better employment opportunities
than other American regions. This being said, why are we finding
many unemployed deaf people reluctant to pull up roots to take employment thousands of miles away?
Because a new job is a risk. The employer may not like the
new deaf employee on the first day of the job. As a result
this new deaf employee loses his new job just almost
DeafDigest editor has seen it happen.
A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?
a friend was talking about a favorite football team winning
an important game. I thought he said:
it was a merkle
he actually said
it was a miracle
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –
– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA (Three positions)
– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA
– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)
– Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
– Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA
To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:
If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:
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
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Washington, DC 20004
Job Number: HR-12075
Application Deadline: 2/1/2013
The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs. As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).
SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs. These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members. Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.
The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are: – Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan; – Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds; – Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget; – Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs; – Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS; – Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs; – Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and – Overseeing personnel actions for the School.
– Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned; – A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
– Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
– An established record of publications and research;
– Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
– A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
– Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
– Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
– Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
– Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
– Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.
For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at mailto:Cynthia.Neese.Bailes@Gallaudet.edu
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu
A job application can be found at http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html
People Incorporated Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota
People Incorporated promotes and secures independence for people with mental illness.
People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 40 programs in the five metro area counties including crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2011 we served more than 7,000 people. Our annual budget is $33 million.
Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first, developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.
– Community Support Specialist
Our Deaf Mental Health Services program (DMHS) is searching for a Community Support Specialist CSS500 to work part-time (afternoon/evening hours 2-3 days per week) at our drop in center.
The purpose of the Community Support Specialist position is to provide overall staff support and direction to the Deaf Mental Health Services Program drop-in center services. The Community Support Specialist also has primary responsibility for scheduling and planning recreational/social activities in the drop-in. The CSP Specialist will provide psychosocial rehabilitation skill training to individual clients, and provide information, referrals, and advocacy for clients both in the center and in the community.
This position may require you to provide transportation to recipients using a personal vehicle.
Position requirements include:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Bachelor’s Degree
– Two years full time experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness
– Must have a current drivers license
– Good driving record – Current auto insurance
– Reliable personal vehicle
– Must possess a telephone or system that allows 2-way communication with the program
Preferred qualifications include:
– A Master’s Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work, or a field related to mental health
Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
– Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I
Our Deaf Supported Living program is searching for a Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I (070-550SS) to work part-time (every other Friday and Saturday overnight, 12am -8:30am) at an adult foster care home for deaf, hard of hearing, or blind adults who experience mental illness.
Residents of the program are Deaf, mentally ill adults and may have histories of moderate to severe behavior problems and secondary physical handicaps. This position will provide awake supervision to residents in the program within the guidelines of each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).
Position duties include supervision of the following:
– Leisure activities
– Medication administration
– Meal preparation
– Meal times
– Personal hygiene
Requirements for this position include:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– High school diploma/GED – Driver’s license with a good driving record
– Willingness to work overnights and varied shifts
– Experience working with persons who are deaf, mentally ill, and/or developmentally delayed in a group home setting
Preferred qualifications include: – Bachelor’s degree in human service field
Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
(Tenure Track Position)
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
STARTING DATE: August 2013
RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum
USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.
TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at http://www.usao.edu/employment ), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.
Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
STATUS Exempt – Full Time
PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program. Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting. Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program. Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters. Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. May perform other duties as assigned.
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
– Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
– Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor – Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
– Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission. Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
– Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
– Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
– Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
– Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
– Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
– Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
– Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
– Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations – Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
– Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
– Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
– Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
– Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
– Bachelor’s degree
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience – Knowledge about/experience with VRI
SALARY $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background
HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505
Email resume and cover letter mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
MOST Program Counselor
JOB IS LOCATED IN ROCKVILLE, MD
JFGH is currently looking to hire a MOST Program Counselor fluent in ASL. Please see the job description below for details. The hours are 9a – 3p Monday – Friday. The pay rate would be between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour depending on education and experience. If you know of any good candidates that might be interested, please share my contact information with them, or ask them fill out a job application on our website
Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.
The MOST Program Counselor is responsible for transition programming for MOST program participants. The MOST Program Counselor will initiate and promote individuals’ participation in activities necessary to support their Individualized Transition Plans (ITP), on which each participants goals toward Self-Sufficiency, Community, and Vocation are identified.
This includes but is not limited to:
– Teaching and facilitating participants’ independence in self-help, activities of daily living, and safety skills
– Identifying and introducing participants to social, recreational, and transportation resources in the community, and promoting development of social skills
– Assisting in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences, conducting work readiness training, assisting with completion of applications and job interviews, and providing job development and job coaching. Candidates with background in special education, vocational rehabilitation, or job coaching are encouraged to apply.
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience. – Fluent in ASL
– Experience with behavior management and task analysis. – Experience with job coaching and job development. – Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills. – Experience working with individuals with disabilities. – Valid MD, VA, or DC driver’s license. – Must pass all background checks. – Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test. – Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide assistance to participants. – Must be familiar with computers.
Job Order # 10294
Lecturer in American Sign Language
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
Tempe & downtown Phoenix, AZ
The Department of Speech and Hearing Science seeks a full-time lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL). The nine-month appointment begins August 2013.
Responsibilities include teaching four levels of ASL at both the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, and participating in program advancement. Requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university.
Desired qualifications include five years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university, experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce classroom teaching materials, and experience with digital video production and editing.
To apply, send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references (email and/or phone number, and address) to:
Paul Quinn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 870102, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.
E-mail applications are encouraged and must be sent to: mailto:email@example.com
The application deadline is January 25, 2013; if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Supporting credentials and additional materials may be required later.
Visit http://shs.asu.edu/asl for program information.
ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
A background check is required for employment.
Job Opening Announcement
Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013
Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
involving communication access advocacy and provider trainings as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.
Specific duties are as follows:
§ Conduct health education workshops and health-related activities for
older Deaf adults;
§ Develop and/or update existing PowerPoint presentations about
health-related topics affecting older adults, including nutrition and
healthy eating topics;
§ Conduct exercise and fitness classes that promote mobility, flexibility,
and increase energy
§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;
§ Develop vlogs and flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and
§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
§ Provide case management services including facilitating assessment of
consumers. health needs, development and monitoring of individualized
service plans, coordinating referrals for a wide range of support services,
and provision of support related to utilizing resources for self-help and
§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;
§ Establish service plans with clients and document progress towards goals.
§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.
§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.
Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.
To Apply: Email updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
Palomar College is looking for two ASL teachers on M/W nights from 6-9 pm. One is for an ASL 1 class and the other for an ASL 2 class. There is another ASL 1 class to fill on T/Th from 12:30-2:30 PM. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact Debbi Brewer (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP. (San Diego, CA)
Deaf Care Worker-Bryce Hospital
SALARY RANGE: 50 ($21,722.40 – $30,724.80)
* Works primarily in a specialized psychiatric unit providing care, habilitation, and rehabilitation of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) patients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency in a state mental health hospital.
* Performs basic nursing care and assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.
* Observes patients closely and documents patients’ physical and mental condition.
* Maintains the security of patients.
* Accompanies patients off unit to hospital activities, functions, and off hospital grounds to medical appointments and field trips.
* Communicates with D/HH patients in sign language.
* Performs assigned work under supervision of professional nurses and LPNs with instructions from physicians.
* Performs related work as required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Must be 18 years of age.
* Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.
* Possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License.
* Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at “native” or near “native fluency” level of signing skills as measured by a recognized screening process, such as SLPI/SCPI at the “Advanced” level or higher.
How to apply:
Use an official application for professional employment (exempt classification) which may be obtained from this office.
The application should be returned to Personnel Office, Bryce Hospital, 200 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401 until filled in order to be considered for this position.
Do not return this application to the state personnel department.
Please have an official copy of transcript (s) forwarded to the personnel department at the above address.
Joint commission accredited/equal opportunity employer
Job Opportunity–Hard of Hearing Services Specialist
The State of North Carolina is looking for a Hard of Hearing
Services Specialist to be based out of Greensboro, NC. The
salary range for this permanent full-time position is between
$35,000.00 and $57,000.00.
“This position works primarily with the Hard of Hearing Program
in the Greensboro Regional Center in Greensboro, NC.
Individuals in this position typically work with persons who are
hard of hearing, late-deafened, and older adults in the 10
counties in the region, and requires travel within and
occasionally outside the region. This position provides
advocacy, information and referral, skill development to
enhance communication skills, consultation services to
families, employers, etc. and assistance in regards to
telecommunication access including telephone equipment and
various assistive technologies. The HHSS provides education
and public presentations to agencies and organizations in the
areas of DSDHH programs, hearing loss, sensitivity,
awareness, and legislation as it relates to issues affecting
those with hearing loss. The HHSS also participates in
community events such as health & wellness fairs, hearing
screenings, job fairs and other events promoting equal
If this sounds like something you’d love to do, you better act
now. You need to get your application in by December 18,
For more information on this job click on the following link.
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NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
141 LEDGE STREET
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03061
NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY
POSITION: SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST / ANTICIPATED LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE LOCATION: Main Dunstable Elementary
BEGININNG: Around February 1st 2013 QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC/SLP), Strong organizational and communication skills. Candidate must have previous experience working with autistic children.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is an integral part of the school community. SLPs conduct assessments of students. communication skills to determine their eligibility for treatment, develop recommendations for interventions and provide services to carry out interventions so that students can meet educational performance standards. They work in partnership with others to meet student needs through consult with teachers, parents, or other professionals, share assessment results and develop plans for services through the IEP process. The SLP provides students with remediation for speech and language deficits, provides support to parents and teachers, determines the appropriate approach for student.s speech and language services and screens students for further individualized assessment. Collaboration with peers is essential to enhance the instructional environment, meet individual, school and district wide student performance goals and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Professional obligations are met through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating services and professional development.
This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
Applicants should apply online at www.nashua.edu. Under the employment tab.
The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.
White House Internship Program
Dear Community Members, Friends, & Colleagues:
We are pleased to announce that the application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2013 program is January 27, 2013.
If you or someone you know meet the following criteria, they are eligible to apply for this life changing experience:
* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
* Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
* A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship
* All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.
The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program
* Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday
* Hours may vary by office
* If you or someone you know are interested in this great opportunity, please see application materials and frequently asked questions at the the following website:
Thank you for your continued support of young people with disabilities in attaining their dreams. If you have any questions, please let me know.
TaKeisha S. Walker MA, MS
Director of Workplace and Leadership Programs
American Association of People with Disabilities
2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
HLAA FORMALLY BEGINS SEARCH FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BETHESDA, MD: The nation’s voice for people with hearing loss, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), seeks applications and nominations for the post of executive director. The current executive director has been an outstanding leader and has shepherded the organization to a position of national and international prominence, and financial strength. The Board of Trustees seeks to fill the post prior to her retirement July 31, 2013.
The Board is searching for a leader who is visionary, dynamic, diplomatic, highly competent, organized, warm, collaborative and who has excellent people skills. The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of issues related to hearing loss and must be strongly committed to improving the life circumstances of those with hearing loss.
Complete details including the position announcement, job description, candidate qualifications, how to apply, as well as more information about HLAA can be found at: http://hlaa.convio.net/HLAA_ED_Search
For more information and to apply, contact the HLAA Search Committee at email@example.com
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA Convention 2013 is in Portland, Oregon, June 27-30), produces the national Walk4Hearing®, and advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit http://www.hearingloss.org
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.
Teaching assistant needed for integrated preschool class with four hard of hearing three year olds. Intermediate to advanced sign language skills required. For more information contact:
Newton Public Schools
TCC has a job opening working with ASL and interpreting students in the Facet Center lab. Check out the poisiton on the TCC website. Here is the link https://careers.tulsacc.edu/postings/13809 It is listed under staff at the Northeast Campus.
other deaf-related jobs
(located at the bottom of the Gold section)