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DeafDigest Blue – December 30, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – December 30, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

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

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

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Happy New Year from Harris Communications

As another year comes to a close, we want to show our appreciation to our many customers and say a big thank you for your patronage.

We look forward to working with you during the New Year.

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

If a person has a Usher syndrome gene, then he may need to know
what causes it – before deciding to go for a CI or to reject CI.
This was the issue raised in a deaf medical posting.

We, the deaf, buy a lot of stuff through Amazon.com. You would
think Amazon would be so grateful that they would happily provide
captions on the internet. Wrong, and as a consequence a listing
of deaf organizations have filed a formal complaint with the FCC.

The Guardian, the national newspaper of Great Britain, has been
praised for being deaf-friendly with its deaf stories. Yet on
the other hand, this newspaper has been accused of errors in
its deaf news and being too slow to make corrections. This is what
a group of deaf activists is accusing the newspaper!

Wales, a nation within the United Kingdom, is conducting a drive
for scans to detect diabetes. A deaf Welsh woman asked for an
interpreter during the scan and was turned down. Yet this same
scanning center accused the deaf woman’s children for not
interpreting for her during the tests!

There is much unrest in United Kingdom over the government’s
plan to reduce the benefits for the deaf and the disabled
(same as our SSDI). Several parliamentarians are joining
the battle, wanting to see that the deaf keep their benefits.

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

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

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

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

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different ways of watching movie captions

DeafDigest editor was chatting with friends. One of them
mentioned seven different ways to watch movie captions.

Curious, DeafDigest editor did a quick research and came up
with the list at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-using-different-captioning-systems/

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

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

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

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Top 2012 month by month stories:

Go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-top-deaf-monthly-stories/

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A NIECE OF A FORMER LEADER
Mao Tse-tung, or formally known as Mao Zedong, ran China
from 1945 to 1976.
He had a deaf niece, Mao Lin. She kept her family relationship
a secret while attending schools for the deaf.
Did the uncle help his deaf niece find a job? No. She was on
her own, but had enough skills and talent to establish her own
on-line company – taobao.com, which markets cosmetics and other
luxury stuff.

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A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN BRITISH DEAF HOMES
Many deaf homes in Great Britain do not have alerting devices.
As a result, many deaf residents leave front doors unlocked,
or at least place a chain on the latch so that visitors can
flash the inside light switch.
Hearing burglars know it – and as a result there have been
a large number of break-ins.
The police is working with the local deaf leaders to try to
solve this problem.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

do you follow your deaf client all day even when you are not on interpreting duty?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we begin 2013, 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

being asked by an angry hearing person:

why cannot you read my lips?

(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

The hearing aid industry is big money! One hearing aid manufacturer
sued another hearing aid manufacturer over a patent infringement.
This case went to the U.S. Court of Appeals and the award of
31 million dollars went to the wronged hearing aid manufacturer.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Kuhn Triplets (Chris, Craig and Curt) are at it again.
These triplets generated much publicity while playing sports at
Illinois School for the Deaf and at Gallaudet University.
Now this just in – Men’s Health Magazine, February issue,
page 55 featured a Belly Barometer. It is a contest waged among
the triplets – these checkpoints in exercises, diet and
lifestyle. Points are awarded for the best performance in each
category. And at the end, Craig won, and with it, his picture
in the story.
The most interesting aspect of this article was that no
mention was made of triplets’ deafness. Men’s Health ashamed
to mention deafness at all?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What are the odds of a deaf-theme film winning
the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University 2008 Awards
for broadcast journalism?
In the case of the film “Through Deaf Eyes,”
it was 40 to 1 odds. 510 films were submitted
and only 13 were selected for the awards.
Filmmaker Diane K. Garey will be receiving
the honors in January.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For those that love hockey (NHL) they are heartbroken over
the second player strike in seven years. It is a case of
strike leaders not willing to compromise, and taking on this
“I must win the argument” stance.
It has happened to a major organization of the deaf years
back. That major organization was never the same because of
an on-going disagreement between the #1 person and the #2 person.
The #2 person left; the major organization continues to
suffer the consequences though the dispute took place
in the late seventies!
The #1 and the #2 person, by the way, have departed us.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A pregnant deaf woman thought her hearing friend asked, while
pointing at her stomach:

what germ is it?

The hearing friend actually asked:

what term is it?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Three positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  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:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

www.pahrtners.com

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position opening
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Gallaudet University
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Qualifications:
–    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

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open positions
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!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-380403.html

– 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
–    Chores
–    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!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-379841.html

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position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(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.

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Job announcement
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-053

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    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

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

EOE

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seeking applicants
MOST Program Counselor
JFGH
Rockville, Maryland

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

http://www.jfgh.org/GetInvolved/Employment.aspx

Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.

Job description:
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.

Qualifications:
–    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.

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Position announcement
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:paulq@asu.edu

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.

https://www.asu.edu./titleIX/

A background check is required for employment.

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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
events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ 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
health maintenance.

§ 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
to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf
persons, women,

veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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.

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
events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ 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
health maintenance.

§ 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
to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

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 (dbrewer@palomar.edu) 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
communication access.”

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, you better act
now. You need to get your application in by December 18,
2012.

For more information on this job click on the following link.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cf
m?JobID=564940 (or http://tinyurl.com/barqk4r if this link is
broken).

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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
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:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply

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
Tel: 202-521-4312
Fax: 866-536-4461
http://aapd.com

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