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DeafDigest Blue – December 28, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – December 28, 2014

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Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-films/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-freezes-at-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Joseph Sargent,
not deaf, who departed us. Below is a reprint:

Joseph Sargent, probably the best friend in Hollywood
among the deaf actors, passed away. While he was not
deaf, he did much for the deaf. He co-founded the Deaf
West Theater. He directed the movie “Love is never
Silent” which is considered to be the best deaf movie
ever. And not afraid of controversy, he directed
the movie – Sweet Nothing in My Ear, which starred
Marlee Matlin. It was about a deaf-hearing couple
having a hard time deciding about a CI or not for their
deaf son. DeafDigest wishes there were more Joseph
Sargents in Hollywood.

Top stories about the deaf:

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
has won a $1 million grant from the Department of Education,
Office of Special Education Programs. Purpose is to
train future teachers on how to improve the literary
rates of the deaf.

Jordan’s Prince Hussein wants to establish a special
education program to help deaf students succeed.

St Cloud State University (Minnesota) offers a masters
degree in Criminal Justice. One of the courses involves
learning some signs and gestures to communicate with
the deaf.

A legislator in Florida is upset about deaf people claiming
that their pet dogs are service dogs while actually it is
not. He is proposing a new law to make this claim illegal.

We have 70 million deaf people in this world. Says who?
Says the World Federation of the Deaf in a recent posting.
That many or that few?

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The holiday seasons are a time of community & family gatherings.

Drinking or drug use may be a part of many holiday parties.

Read below for more information.

Please enjoy your celebrations safely.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=733

Happy Holidays from your friends at the HealthBridges Team

HealthBridges provides reliable behavioral health, wellness, advocacy
and resource information to Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
people. In a format that is fully accessible, HealthBridges’ website
posts educational videos, articles and source links about behavioral
health and related resources.

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A SURPRISE FINGERSPELLING AT STARBUCKS
A deaf person goes to the same Starbucks place
for a long time. The staff knows him, knows his
favorite coffee and knows his habits.
Suddenly one morning, one of the staff people,
beautifully fingerspelled –

how do you want your coffee?

It was a surprise because the staff member never
fingerspelled. And she also beautifully signed
thank you.
Did that person know signs for a long time but
hid it from the deaf person? Or did that person
attend sign language classes recently?

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

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Year 2014 top deaf monthly news
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-top-monthly-news/

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A TALE OF TWO DEAF SONS OF TWO BIG MANUFACTURERS
Why are some deaf people successful in moving up
the job ladder while other some deaf people are not
successful?
It may be just one word – attitude. One deaf son,
after graduating from college, was hired by his
father. He told the son to start at the bottom and
to learn his way up. He did – and many years later
he is the company vice president.
Another deaf son, after graduating from college,
told his father he must start at the top and said
he did not go to college to learn how to sweep the
factory floors. To this day, this deaf son is still
jobless, after many years.
Very important for deaf people to have good
attitudes.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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2015 National Deaf Basketball Tournament hotel
at Oakland, CA

http://deafdigest.com/2015-national-deaf-basketball-tournament-hotel/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

You inform your church that you are not able to make it
for a church-related event. The minister, instead of
taking the hint and finding a replacement interpreter,
blurts out “oh, it is OK, the deaf worshippers can
just come without an interpreter!”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we begin 2015, it is the time of year when many people make New Year’s
resolutions. For some court reporters, CART providers, and realtime captioners,
their resolutions are to practice their steno writing so that they can increase
their speed and accuracy.

Some people look at captioners as if they were machines. They might think
that all realtime captioners write the same way. But that is not
true.

Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed and worked
at. You must practice it and stay in shape in the same way someone must
follow an exercise program for their body.

There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase your
dexterity and speed. Students who are studying steno must learn to reduce
hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate for long periods of
time.

Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on the
steno machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the future for the
goals they want to achieve. Above all else, they should try to make it fun
and something they enjoy doing so that they will stick with their new
“exercise program” in the coming year.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Walking the dog in Manhattan and strangers coming
over wanting to know more – age of dog, breed of
dog, dog friendly enough to be petted, etc!

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

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DeafLaw

A Florida legislator is proposing a new law to make it
a crime to lie about a dog being a service dog while
it actually isn’t!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If not for the efforts and generosity of Donnie
Walsh, a certain athlete from Indiana would not
be in Australia to take part in the Deaflympics.
This athlete was employed at the fieldhouse
where the Indiana Pacers play. Donnie, the Pacers’
president, learned of fund raising problems of
his deaf employee.
Donnie staged a fund raising event. And
at the end of the event, the funds were still
short. What did Donnie do? Simply dipped into
his pockets to make up the shortfall!
Thank you, Donnie.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Illinois state government was accused of hiring
“sign language applicants” and paying them $211
per month for these skills, which they never had
in the first place

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

To request an accommodation (captions, interpreters, etc)
do not ask the clerk. Ask the general manager.

Many people make the mistake of asking the clerk. They get
nowhere with the clerk and spend a long time arguing
with him about it.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Havana Heat

by Darryl Brock

it is about a famous, but washed up deaf baseball
pitcher trying a comeback and coming across an
outstanding deaf Cuban baseball player

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
state of Massachusetts

This career opportunity offered by one of New England’s most
respected and progressive mental health services organizations
provides the chance to work directly with people who are deaf
and diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness in a
dynamic and community based setting.

The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) is the point person on
a multi-disciplinary team in the Community Based Flexible
Supports (CBFS) Program. The RSS works very closely with
clients to help them reach their goals. The person in this
front-line position works closely with North Suffolk staff,
other service providers, guardians, family members, community
contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff.

The CBFS Program uses a person-centered, strengths-based
approach employing robust, evidence based practices to
uncover motivation while working with the client to establish
meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery.

This position requires excellent communication, writing, and
organizational skills and the ability to work independently
in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing
training is available and encouraged.

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree
highly preferred. At least two years experience with people
diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness is required
in lieu of degree. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).
Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid
certified within three months of hire.

to apply, email:
mailto:jducrow@northsuffolk.org

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Multiple Faculty Positions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students
from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that
reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal
employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages
deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups,
people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty
positions in the following departments/programs:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Art, Communication and Theatre
Education
Government and Public Affairs
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience
Interpretation
Physical Education and Recreation
Psychology
Science, Technology and Mathematics
Social Work
World Languages and Cultures

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

LA School for the Deaf is recruiting for the following positions:
– Teachers
– Para-Educators
– Student Development Spec.
– Residential Advisors

To apply go to http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov

For assistance call (225) 757-3213 or (225) 757-3208

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position opening
Outreach Coordinator – Pennsylvania TRS
POTHOS, Inc/Hamilton Relay
state of Pennsylvania

POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of
Pennsylvania.

Relocation to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Travel statewide required.
Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience
in public relations activities; familiarity with deaf/hard of hearing
communities, direct work experience with Telecommunications Relay Service
or Captioned Telephone Relay Service helpful.

POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits.

Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to:
mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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position opening
interpreter
Travis County
(Austin, TX)

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

Creates and maintains service records of activities and participants.
Prepares reports and statistics. Mentors other team interpreters, as
required. Provides back-up assistance in scheduling/coordinating
interpreter services and other office duties, as required.
Interpreters holding Level III, IV or V certification or equivalent may
provide interpreting services in legal (not court) situations, which may
include meetings with Attorneys.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND three (3) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental and social situations,
including medical, one-on-one, and small groups.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must be certified by the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters of the Texas
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the National Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf.

JOB # 14-02068

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
http://www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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position opening
Lecturer, Cultural & Creative Studies
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Social Science

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
15-Jan-2015

Department/College Description

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great
Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description

Please note-this is Temporary Position

Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad areas of Deaf
cultural studies, structure of American Sign Language and social
sciences. Participate in Institute service as time permits.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to a community committed to student centeredness;
professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral or Masters degree in Deaf studies or relevant social
sciences discipline and successful teaching experience. Must enjoy
working with undergraduates in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong knowledge of Deaf
culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/550021
Search openings, then Keyword Search: 1473BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to mailto:Careers@rit.edu

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.

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employment opportunity
Executive Director
Metro Deaf School
St. Paul, MN

12 month administrative position

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the school and,
as such, is responsible for the management of the school, the administration
of all Board approved policies and the conduct and quality of the
district’s educational programs and support systems.

The Executive Director will maintain a high professional profile (local,
philanthropic, national) and be able to access programmatic opportunities
and develop unique, collaborative vehicles with other public and private
organizations and institutions. The Executive Director will be a
strategic marketer and relationship-builder who maximizes connections
and develops agendas with agencies, organizations, and individuals to
increase opportunities for financial support and program development.

Qualifications:
Required Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, School Psychology or
School Social Work; additional licensure in School Administration or
willingness to obtain within 2 years; Command of American Sign Language
and written English; 5+ years of school experience including experience
as an educational leader; knowledge of/training in Bilingual Education;
experience with organizational budgets

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with education and experience (range: $70,000-$90,000)

Application Procedure: Position Description and electronic application
process available on-line at www.mdsmn.org ; all applications will be
screened; those meeting criteria will be contacted; interviews arranged.

Closing date: February 1, 2015

METRO DEAF SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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open position
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open positions
state of North Carolina

Behavioral Health Therapist in Greensboro, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-Hard-of-Hearing-Behavioral-Health-Therapist/JHT3LX74HPJZLK8MR3F/

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Behavioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/

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Position Opening:
Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults,
children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of
Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two
years. experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are
essential. Position is 40 hours per week with full-time benefits.

CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff
development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family
therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible;
ability to respond to crisis situations. The complete job description can
be found at www.providence.org under CAREERS and SANTA MONICA, then ASL
clinical therapist.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.org

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD . New Mexico to
include budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,
grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This
individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community
by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding
partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear
sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of
budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation,
Psychology, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work
or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising
and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 – $62,878 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications
on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org.

Resume to: Catholic Community Services
Attn: Human Resources, 140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230, Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org
faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to clear an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

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.
Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of
performance. 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 and 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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in 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
– Pass FBI Background Check
– 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 â 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 September 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled

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

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

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

http://www.ccs-soaz.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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