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DeafDigest Blue – December 4, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 4, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit: http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Clyde D. Wilson, Akron,
Ohio, who departed us at the age of 91. He has been long
involved with deaf athletics in Ohio, having led several
athletic groups as president. He also found time away
from athletics to teach ASL to students at University of
Akron.

– DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Selina Ooi, a deaf woman of Malaysia, is involved with
her job as a multi-media engineer with the KDU University College.
She works with websites, flash, graphics and illustrations every
day. She hopes she is setting herself up as a great example
for the deaf Malaysians to live up to.

School districts which send their deaf students to
the state school for the deaf are expected to pay
for students’ education and boarding. In the
case of Rhode Island, certain districts refused
to pay Rhode Island School for the Deaf. As a result
the deaf school filed a lawsuit to collect funds.
the court ruled in the deaf school’s favor.

– Very Hot News

Deaf Health different from Hearing Health, or to be specific,
ASL Deaf Health different from Other Deaf Health? Yes, according
to researchers from the Rochester-based National Center for Deaf Health Research team. The team is saying that rates of obesity, domestic violence and suicide is higher among ASL users. On a more positive side, numbers of ASL smokers are lower than Other Deaf and Hearing smokers. These findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health. Bottom line – does DeafDigest believe these gloomy stats? DeafDigest is always skeptical when stats based on a limited
local sample is deemed to be representative of the national ASL Deaf People.

– Sunday November 27th

The First International Investments, an investment company
in Swaziland, promised to give prizes for the top three
contestants in the Miss Swaziland Deaf Pageant. The pageant
ended 3 months ago and the top 3 winners were still waiting
for their promised prizes. A story broke out in a newspaper
about this broken promise. Embarrassed, this investment
company suddenly gave prizes the next day to these three
patient (or impatient) deaf finishers!

– Monday November 28th

The Deaf Women of Rochester is now celebrating its
30th birthday.

– Tuesday November 29th

We have another Deaf Restaurant. It is the Mozzeria,
a pizza eatery in San Francisco, owned by Russ and
Melody Stein. It was not too long time ago when
a deaf owned restaurant in Texas opened up.

– Wednesday November 30th

Louder is the demand by the Deaf Community of Jamaica
for interpreters at public events. They have made
this demand known with the new Prime Minister.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

We, in USA, take our video relay services for granted.
Not that so in Canada’s British Columbia and Alberta
provinces. This service will close on January 15, 2012.
Reason? No money. The hope is that the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
(which is like our FCC) will find a way to continue
this service.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their classes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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51st Biennial NAD Conference
Louisville, KY
July 3-7, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-conference/

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ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

THE KAPPA GAMMA BAND?
Kappa Gamma is Gallaudet’s oldest fraternity,
been in existence since 1901.
Kappa Gamma members in a musical band? Yes, and
no.
The Gallaudet Kappa Gamma group do not play in
a band, but there is a Kappa Gamma band!
It is based in Nottingham, a town in England.
This band shows promise of becoming number one in
England. Why the Kappa Gamma band?
Said a spokesperson, in an interview:

I was searching the internet one day and I saw this thing called Kappa Gamma and I thought that’s a
cool band name. It’s a fraternity in America for deaf people

What does DeafDigest have to say about it? Already
there are too many bands in Great Britain with a
name “deaf” in it!

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A SPEAKERPHONE THAT WE DO NOT REALIZE
Many workplace offices have speakerphone. And if
it is not carefully maintained, then it may cause
embarrassment – such as someone on the other end
arguing with someone in the office.
Hearing people hear it, and may “laugh” about
the domestic arguments. But we, the deaf, do not
know it!

A DEAF DOCTOR IN OREGON
There was a newspaper story of a doctor in Eugene,
Oregon that is deaf.
It is Dr. Sharon Meyers. The story said that she is
learning sign language and was twice voted as the
area’s best doctor according to a local newspaper survey.
It is not known, however, if she was deaf all her life
but trained orally or became late-deafened – two different
things.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
did you know there is an operation that will cure deafness?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people find out what I do for a living, one topic that many
people immediately bring up is captioning errors.  People are always
reading the screens of CART providers and realtime captioners as we
write what is being said, and because we are human, there will always
be some mistakes.  Captioners and CART providers cannot stop and go
back to correct mistakes.  Everyone sees the mistakes that we
make.

It is very important that users of realtime captioning understand
what an acceptable error rate is and what is not acceptable.
Unfortunately, even if a captioner is writing at 99.9% accuracy,
there will still be 10 misstrokes for every 10,000 steno strokes.
People often focus on those 10 misstrokes rather than the 9,990
strokes that are correct.

To do a little comparison with something that most of us are familiar
with, imagine if you were typing on a computer keyboard and you were
typing 10,000 keystrokes without taking a break.  If you only had 10
incorrect keystrokes, you would probably be very happy with your
accuracy.

Of course, there are some captioners and captioning programs out
there that may not be doing a good job, and consumers of captioning
should voice their concerns to help to improve the quality.  If there
is a mistake in every sentence or if one in every 10 or 20 words is
wrong, let the people in charge know that the captioning is not good
enough.  Sometimes the people in charge have no idea what good
captioning is.

THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERS
There was a story in one of these magazines that
was titled:

Volunteerism Rising as Way to Contribute in Uncertain
Economy

At TDI, DCARA and NAD in the past where DeafDigest
editor worked in these years as a young man, there
were always volunteers. They did tasks that saved
the agencies a lot of money.
The volunteers are always valuable, any time, any
where.

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updated every Monday

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An outstanding deaf football player, that played for one
of the best college football teams, was praised for
overcoming his deafness. He also wrote a book, detailing
his lifelong loneliness and frustrations because of his
deafness and thanked football for making him a success
story. He was a featured speaker at some deafness awareness
events.

Alas, he was arrested few years later for the same
reasons that we are seeing these Penn State football and Syracuse basketball scandal stories in newspapers these days!

He is now in prison.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Drug-induced deafness? By drugs, we are talking about
antibiotics, which is supposed to treat something, but
according to Peter Steyger, may cause deafness. Steyger,
who is deaf, is a research scientist with the Oregon Health & Science University, says that certain antibiotics may
cause deafness. His findings were published in the
Scientific Reports publication.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #2, as explained by Gorrell:

Second Complaint (ADA) with the District of District against the Delaware State Trooper for not dealing with deaf people. This case was ruled in favor of the Police but afterwards the State Police modified some policies in dealing with the deaf.

http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-bike-accident-no-interpreter-for-deaf-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hearing aid that vibrates or a vibrator that functions
as a hearing aid? Researchers working with selected NTID
students raised the idea that a hearing aid could decipher
sounds and spit them out as vibrations.
Meaning future deaf people should rely on hearing aids
to feel out vibrations as opposed to the using hands to
feel out these vibrations?

(one of these zany ideas that never made it to the
marketplace)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gil
Eastman, the much beloved long time director of
Gallaudet Theater, who departed us.
What do Ed Waterstreet, Linda Bove, Phyllis
Frelich, Peter Wolf, John Corrado, Julianna Fjeld,
Susan Jackson and others have in common?
They were trained by Gil Eastman during the
Golden Era of Gallaudet Theater of the Sixties and
they rose to success on the stage, TV and the
screen.
Thank you Gil, for all the work you have done.
Your legacy continues to this day – as these
pioneers have paved the way for newcomers to
entertain us.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper in Uganda ran this headline –

Deaf and Dumb but an Efficient Receptionist

Praising this efficient receptionist for being
deaf and dumb?

Go figure!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf softball player on a hearing team thought his
coach said:
You go to pat for him

The coach actually said:
You go to bat for him

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

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

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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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