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DeafDigest Blue – February 10, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – February 10, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

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


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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always


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New Clarity® Ensemble[tm] at Harris Communications

Harris Communications is now offering the new Clarity® Ensemble[tm],
a first-of-its kind amplified caption phone that allows users to read
conversations as well as hear them. Designed to help those with
severe hearing loss and low vision, the Ensemble amplifies incoming
sound up to 50 decibels, while displaying conversations on a large
seven inch tablet-based display.

Captioning on the Ensemble is a free service which is provided by
ClearCaptions[tm], a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
certified service provider. Conversations are captioned during the
phone call and can be saved for later reference. High speed Internet
access as well as a land-line service is required to use the

Regularly priced at $229.00, Harris Communications is introducing the
Ensemble (CL-ENSEMBLE) for only $140.

For more information, go to:

Contact us at: if you have questions.


Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit and click on the

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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.


This just in:

Janice Smith-Warshaw is the new superintendent of
the Illinois School for the Deaf. She is deaf.


DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Benny Maucere
who departed us. A long time resident of the Los
Angeles area, he was into many things – a successful
self-employed contractor with some real Hollywood
connections, a successful deaf club basketball coach
with several national deaf club championships,
a father who motivated his deaf sons – John and
Paul into pursuing their own interests in life,
and also as a mentor for young deaf individuals
that needed direction. And as every person must have
a hobby – and Bennie’s hobby was pigeon racing!
As a sidebar, son John performed the National Anthem in ASL at the most recent Super Bowl!

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Toni S Garza
who departed us. She was a well known interpreter
in the Abilene, Texas Deaf Community. She was a
go-getter in the community, linking the deaf
and hearing groups together in social events.


Richard Roehm has passed away at age of 50 due to
heart attack. Very difficult to briefly describe him.
He was a Devil’s Advocate, often disagreeing with the
views of deaf leaders at National Association of the Deaf, Gallaudet University and the California Association of the Deaf. He felt that his approach towards deaf
problems and deaf issues was better than their
approaches. While he pretty much was ostracized by
many people in the Deaf Community, there were others
that worshipped him. He operated his own agency,
the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center in Southern

Top stories about the deaf:

The Beechwood school district in Ohio had planned to
stop funding and managing the mainstreamed program.
What has become of it? That was the question popped
by a newspaper reader. The answer is that the program
continues as is!

Unequal treatment between deaf sign language patients
and hard of hearing patients in hospitals in Wales
was a big issue that was aired on a recent TV expose.

Why are people with hearing losses in India not getting
the treatment and assistance they deserve? According to
a newspaper story, there is a severe shortage of audiologists
and speech language pathologists.

For the first time users of British Sign Language have been
counted in the national British Census. And already there
are complaints about the numbers being added up!

Liverpool, a city in Great Britain, is broke. It is so bad that
the city services for the deaf and hard of hearing is being
closed, thus saving the city $165,000 in USA dollars


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Years ago there was a popular deaf man in a Deaf
Community. He was a big talker and always had easy
answers for complicated Deaf Issues.
He was asked to serve on an important committee
with the National Association of the Deaf. He accepted.
Did he help much with the committee? No, he was quiet
and silent all the time!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


2013 Career Fair for
Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

Monday, March 11, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:


Many hearing people think deaf people cannot drive.
We, the deaf, are successful drivers because we use
our eyes.
Many hearing drivers talk on cell phones, drive
too fast, break too many traffic laws, etc, etc.

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


Legal issues related to deaf discrimination

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When confronted with hearing losses, many older people,
losing their hearing, resist.
A British company – Diamond Geezers, is trying to change
all that, instead of pushing their hearing services.
They invite people for events containing music,
entertainment, comedy – but with subtle messages concerning
hearing losses.
The Diamond Geezers people say this approach works.


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For years we have known that Lori Kober, Vermillion, South Dakota,
may seem to be the only deaf mortician around. Perhaps there are
other deaf morticians in USA that we do not know about.
It surfaced in the British newspapers that there is a deaf
mortician – Lisa Jones, Staffordshire in Great Britain.
She works with the local police Forensic Service on murder
cases. She graduated from Durham University, taking all these
courses necessary to become a mortician.


being asked:

do your deaf client understand your sign language?

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


As we have seen, the stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary is very
important to accurate translation.  Every word must be in the
dictionary in order to translate properly.  A captioner may be
able to write very accurately and quickly, but if the words have
not been entered into the dictionary, it may still be very
difficult to follow what is being said.

Here is an example of the words being written correctly but not
translating properly because they have not been entered into the
captioner’s dictionary:

Then he went on to discuss the core pus el and the cap Larry.

This should read:

Then he went on to discuss the corpuscle and the capillary.

The words “corpuscle” and “capillary” must be entered in the
personal dictionary in order for them to translate properly.


People know that you are deaf, yet some of them ask for your cell phone number to discuss something by

(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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We have news of 40 deaf truck drivers allowed to
drive trucks. Yet there is a contradiction – with the
UPS, which continues to refuse to allow the deaf to
drive trucks. A federal judge has allowed UPS to
continue to ban deaf drivers, at least temporarily,


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The state of Hawaii is facing the possibility of having
its TTY relay service being decertified by the FCC. Critics
have said that Verizon Hawaii has not been providing the
Deaf Hawaiians with quality relay service.
Will the Deaf Hawaiians be without TTY relay service?
No – but the state of Hawaii will have to pay through their
nose to continue the TTY relay system since FCC rules are


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Pepsi Super Bowl or the Pepsi Super
Bowl Hypocrisy? It is your choice.
The Pepsi ran a deaf-related commercial,
but many deaf people missed it because it
aired earlier in the day.
Yes, Pepsi captioned the game itself,
but would not caption their very own
If we all switched to Coca Cola, then
would they do better than Pepsi next


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf man from India was in an accident with a truck and lost
his leg. This accident took place 42 years ago. Only last week
the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal ruled the truck driver
guilty of careless driving and has awarded the deaf man
monetary damages. Repeat – the accident did not happen last year or two years ago but 42 years ago!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend said:
my basketball team has a birth in the playoffs

birth in the playoffs? Makes no sense

He actually said:
my basketball team has a berth in the playoffs



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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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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

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Rockville, MD

LCSW-C/LCPC, Special Needs & Deaf Services

General Overview:
JSSA’s Special Needs & Deaf Services (SNDS) team has an immediate opening for a part-time (<18.75 hours per week) Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to join our growing team.  Our SNDS team is a dedicated team of clinicians and C.A.R.E.  managers committed to providing cutting edge services and programs and support for children, adults and families.  We have expertise in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and other special needs, as well as for children, teens and adults in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Additionally, we provide full-service case management to include care coordination, assessments, referrals, advocacy and accessing information and benefits for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs.

Position Qualifications:
This is an excellent opportunity for an ASL certified clinician.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience with individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults, and a strong knowledge base, experience and passion for working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Case management expertise strongly desired. LCSW-C or LCPC and a minimum of 2 years of post-licensure clinical experience required.   Occasional home visits in Montgomery County and some evening hours required.

The Ina Kay Building
200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD  20850

Apply Now:
Please submit the following application materials to
–    Cover letter with salary requirements
–    Resume
–    Contact information for 3 supervisory references

About JSSA:
The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 37,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services.

We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice.  As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development.  We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Learn more about us at


Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  March 29, 2013

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all Instructional Principals.

Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive, professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office, Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and

How to Apply:
Submit a completed .Employee School Application., official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than March 29, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional
Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation


job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from Captioned Telephone Services:
–    Senior Community
–    Hard of Hearing Community
–    Strong communication skills – oral, written and public speaking.
–    Effective public outreach skills & techniques to be used with a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations.
–    Ability to travel alone and possess a valid driver’s license.
–    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by January 31, 2013 at 800.821.1831

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.


position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the
President’s cabinet; the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is
responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and
financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic
recruitment, retention, and financial goals; lead the development,
implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment
management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission
effort consistent with the university’s strategic goals and
direction; engages the entire community to establish strong
collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to
graduation of all undergraduate students, including international
students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the
Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and
Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth
programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and
transition to college, all to support enrollment growth.  This
position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost,
academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is
expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal
and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the
impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees,
departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections,
and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and
graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and
responsible awarding of financial aid; serves as liaison with the
Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many
other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Master’s degree in a relevant field required. At least ten years of
demonstrated success as an academic leader in higher education to
include at least five years of management experience in admissions or
a closely related area. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and
best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best
practices in higher education, including student persistence,
engagement, and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best
practices. Understanding of database management (PeopleSoft and
Hobson’s preferred) and social media, and leveraging those platforms
for all steps in the enrollment process. Solid understanding of
on-line enrollment processes. Ability to inspire, and as needed, to
mentor staff. Experience working with outside enrollment services
vendors. Fluency in American Sign Language required at the time of

For more information, go to:


position opening
High School Math Teacher
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Mathematics required.

Dual certifications in Deaf Education preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,

FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.




Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.


Employment opportunity
Behavior Support Staff
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

We are looking for quality people with the abilities
to serve our students with compassion and energy.

Excellent benefits package includes medical/dental, life
and disability insurance, personal/sick paid time off
and a friendly working environment.

Behavior Support Staff   in Academic and Residential Programs

Qualified applicant would have some college and experience behavior management techniques, including de-escalation & intervention. Valid driver’s   license required.  Must have knowledge of American Sign   Language. Full & Part-time and weekend hours avail.

Send application/Resume to: VCDHH attn: Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Voice: 802-258-9510   Video Phone: 802-275-5271

Website:    Email:

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an EOE


Job Opening Announcement
HOPE Health Specialist
DEAF, Inc.
state of Massachusetts

Title: Project HOPE Health Specialist, 31 hours/week (includes benefits)

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. Specific duties are as follows:

–    Coordinate linkage to care in medical and social services, including assessment of the client’s needs; development of comprehensive individual service care plans; making and following up with supported referrals; and advocacy before and during medical appointments, including communication access advocacy.
–    Maintain contact with clients through videophone/telephone calls, emails, and face-to-face meetings (travel, including mileage, parking, and tolls, is reimbursable).
–    Document client progress towards goals
–    Prepare written and data reports related to services provided
–    Collaborate with health and medical service providers to identify individuals who can benefit from Project HOPE services
–    Arrange and attend clinical supervision meetings, and trainings as required
–    Participate in agency committees and staff meetings
–    Co-coordinate Project HOPE.s Annual Health Fair and AIDS Walk events
–    Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
–    Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in a health or human-service field or two years of experience in direct services or case management; knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have own car and willing to travel. Experience in the medical field preferred.

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator, at

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf persons, women,  veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


position opening
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The President will need to have an open and flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups, must be a team-builder and must build partnerships to achieve success. The President must be a highly responsive leader who will help to build a strong vision for the long-term health of VCDHH and all of its constituencies. He/she must be an excellent communicator and must be highly organized.   The President will need to be able to bring together diverse groups to work toward common goals, and will need to identify, select and provide a positive environment that motivates and utilizes all employees.  The President should be prepared to move the organization toward models of service delivery which will drive it into the next decade.

The ideal candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field from accredited institutions, 5+ years experience providing leadership in a senior management position in a complex and diverse public or private non-profit, education or human services organization and must have a successful history of relating to and engaging with a diverse population.

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education, American Sign language (ASL) proficiency and Knowledge of adult/community services system

Further, the ideal candidate must be a strong manager and a leader with a background in administration.  The candidate must be adept in communicating with the Board of Trustees, Vermont Government officials and legislators, donors and funding sources, students, clients, teachers and staff, parents and families, the education and human service communities and with the public.

The following areas are essential to have had successful experiences:
–    Leadership and team building –    Internal and external communication (oral and written)
–    Decision-making and execution
–    Organizational change and development
–    Finance and budgeting
–    Lobbying /fundraising
–    Strategic and long-term vision and program development planning
–    Creative problem-solving
–    Marketing

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: –    Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education
–    American Sign language (ASL) proficiency
–    Knowledge of adult/community services system

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail: –    cover letter expressing interest in the position –    current résumé

Rice Bryan
Search Consultant
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)


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.

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:  Fax: 215-884-6301


Long Island

Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School on Montauk Highway in West Islip is looking for a substitute ASL Teacher while their regular teacher is on leave.  The position starts in the beginning of March. A teacher is needed for two periods:

Period D (10:16-10:56) for ASL II
Period G (12:28-1:08) for ASL I.

The contact person is:

Colleen Cafiso
World Language Chairperson/Teacher
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
(631) 587-8000 ext. 147


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Two Positions Available


Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 62-12

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPRs 50718, 50731/6290

JOB SUMMARY   Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting; interprets students’ questions and statements; interprets for school functions as assigned; adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students; tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor; follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters; participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team; assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed; communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist and Lead Interpreter about student progress and concerns; follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist; is willing to improve signing skills through inservices and additional classes; performs other duties as assigned.

Lighthouse Louisiana is seeking to fill several positions. If you or anyone you know is qualified and would like to apply, please do so by submitting a resume or completed application by the deadline date listed below. Thank you for sharing this information and for your interest.  For more information, contact me directly.

NOLA- (2 positions available)

·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        LVC Office Facilitator
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13

BATON ROUGE- (4 positions available)

·        Job Coach Full-time w/benefits / Monday- Friday, some weekend work may be required/ frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13
·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Instructor
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require evening and weekend work
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Teacher.s Assistant
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require weekend and/or holiday work on occasion
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13

Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162

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: to begin the online application process.


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Executive Secretary


Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 05-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50893/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Director of the Parent Infant Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  This job requires program knowledge and its related processes, procedures, policies, and goals which enables the incumbent to relieve the director of administrative detail.  Provides secretarial and administrative support and assistance; receives calls and greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; directs callers/visitors to appropriate individual(s); maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments, meetings, travel, etc.; uses computer programs to write or draft correspondence, reports, documents, and other written materials; edits written material for accuracy, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; generates and analyzes data required for federal, state, and agency reports, gathering data and information which may be difficult to identify and require substantial research; helps design and use questionnaires, surveys, etc., to collect and analyze data; reviews incoming correspondence, initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, and conformity to general policy and factual correctness; records and/or transcribes minutes of meetings, dictation, dialogue, etc., and produces document in draft and/or final format; maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems and monitors staff and children.s files, including the PIP student registry; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized graphics, data bases, spread sheets, and other related specialties; places orders for teachers/staff supplies; performs other duties as assigned.

Conservation Corps Minnesota is hiring 26 Crew Leaders to lead our inclusive crews this summer.  Each year 15-18% of the 140 youth we hire are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  We need great interpreter leaders who are looking to use their interpreting skills while leading and mentoring these youth.  Interpreter leaders will co-lead their crew with another interpreter leader or a Deaf/hard-of-hearing leader.

The Summer Youth Corps is based out of St. Croix State Park in Minnesota and crews then travel to other state parks and national parks to work on trails, campgrounds, and natural areas.  Afternoons and evenings are filled with recreational activities and exploring the local communities.

Please post this job opportunity and share with Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads in your interpreting program.  (See attached)

Apply online here:

FYI: Right now, we are the only D/HH inclusive Conservation Corps in the nation.  We hope to spread our model, which has worked for the past 30 years, to other conservation corps in the near future.  We will keep you updated.

Job Opening
O’ Charley’s in Fishers, IN needs a part time dishwasher for 2nd shift average 11 to 17 hours a week. Needs to be reliable and show up. Please contact Chris- general manager or Caleb- kitchen manager. Call 317-841-3065 for information.

DEAF SERVICES Counselor –   $17,250/year (Part-Time)

Responsible for intake, clinical/risk assessment and counseling for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their families.  Counselor will provide intake, crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling as needed.

Requirements: Life experience or extensive knowledge of deaf culture. Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required.  Master.s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field strongly preferred. Half-time position (20 hrs. per week) includes working 1 evening per week. Nonresidential counseling setting.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Bicultural encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email cover letters and resumes to

Or Mail to:
HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760

Or Fax to HR Director at 512-356-1673


Alabama – seeking interpreter
Lawson State Community College (Bessemer Campus)

Students Schedule
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:00 am – 1:45 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Foster Care Parents with experience in American Sign Language

Position description
The Foster Care Program of Alabama Clinical Schools seeks families or individuals with experience serving the deaf/hard of hearing community (utilizing American Sign Language/Signing English). Become a Foster Parent and make a positive difference in the life of a child!

As a Foster Parent, your home will provide a safe and caring environment for a child during a difficult time in his/her life. Foster Parents provide supervision, positive interaction and role modeling. You will build your skills as a Foster Parent by participating in ongoing training and development activities.

Minimum qualifications
Families or individuals interested in providing foster care for children are subject to an approval process. Contact Alabama Clinical Schools for more information!

How to apply

The DAC-North Shore Board would like to advertise for the position of Executive Director.

Any further questions regarding the job duties and responsibilities should be directed to the DAC-North Shore, not to LRID.

Any interested party must send their resume to

Phone inquiries are not available at this time.

Educational Interpreter Position

Contact Information:

Tara Bachus

Director of Special Education

Limestone County Schools

(256) 232-5353


Purpose Statement

The job of Educational Interpreter was established for the purpose/s of facilitating communication between persons who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others; conveying teacher instruction; assisting students with daily activities; providing voice to sign and sign to voice support; participating as a team member to plan, review and share information; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with students who are hard of hearing and/or deaf.

This job reports to Special Education Director and Building Level Administrators

Essential Functions

. Adapts language level to communication needs of the student for the purpose of ensuring optimum visual communication.

. Assists as a resource to regular education for the purpose of orienting staff to the functions of an interpreter.

. Assists in modifying classroom logistics for the purpose of meeting the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. . .

. Maintains daily notebook/log for the purpose of reporting student progress objectives and daily work.

. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Salary Range: Full Time Employees

0 years of experience $17,916

10 years of experience $18,917

20 years of experience $19,916

*Salary range does not include benefits. Full time employees will also receive benefits.


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