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DeafDigest Blue – February 17, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – February 17, 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)


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always


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Learn ASL Classifiers from “Wink” Smith Jr.

Non-native ASL users often struggle with selecting appropriate
classifiers to produce concepts in ASL. “Tangible, ASL Classifiers
Concepts”, a DVD from Windell “Wink” Smith Jr., provides the tools
needed to select and practice classifiers and will help you feel
comfortable producing concepts through ASL by using classifiers.

The DVD features guided instructions and stories to create your own
work that you can then compare to Wink’s versions of the same

A valuable DVD for anyone trying to improve their signing skills,
“Tangible” (DVD388) is available at Harris Communications for $19.99.

For more information, go to:

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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.



DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Margaret Grove
who departed us as so young a lady. She was a senior
at Kansas School for the Deaf and she just celebrated
her 18th birthday and came home after performing at
the Academic Bowl Regionals.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Andrew DeFrancesco,
Medford, MA, who departed us. Not well known nationally,
he was well known in the Boston deaf community, heavily
involved in a range of local clubs and organizations,
always willing to help out when help was needed.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Seymour Bernstein,
Riverside, CA who departed us. Always interested in the
welfare of the deaf, he was usually involved in a long
range of activities such as Academic Bowl, Deaf Sports
Academy, legislative advocate as well as with the Inland
Empire Center on Deafness. While younger he served as the
boys’ basketball coach at the school for the deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jim Scoggins.
There is an adage – Behind Every Successful Woman
is a Supportive Husband and Jim filled the bill
perfectly. Jim was not deaf – but as Virginia L. Moore, Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
put it this way:

Jim proved to be an advocate and partner as Bobbie Beth lead Kentucky CDHH to its success.  He believed in equality and education, and passionately advocated for deaf rights and the right for all deaf and hard of hearing children to be educated to
their highest potential.

Thank you, Mary Margaret, Andrew, Seymour and Bill for serving
all of us in your various capacities.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Scotland National Deaf Children’s Society
has demanded additional funding for mental
health professionals to work with the deaf.
This group is working with the Scottish Council on Deafness to achieve this goal.

In Hawaii, deaf people are up in arms over proposed cuts in living assistance and with interpreter referral service.

The Orange County Breeze is a newspaper that serves
the residents in Orange County, California. A key
person behind the newspaper scenes as well as operating
her own businesses and as a civic leader is Robin Marlena Itzler. She is deaf, and was written up in a
recent web posting.

A lobbyist can be expensive. The Jacksonville City Council needed a lobbyist to boost its cause.
And to make the expense worthwhile, the new lobbyist
will be asked to serve a number of groups in the
city – including the Illinois School for the Deaf.

The Berkeley Unified School District in California
is considering a switch from its bilingual teaching
method to an oral teaching method. This proposal
has got many people upset.


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Years ago when times were great, it was not hard for
deaf people to find jobs, even in small towns.
A deaf service agency in the small town would refer deaf
clients to hearing agency that finds jobs for them.
Not any more. Both agencies have constantly been referring
deaf clients to each other, hoping the “other” agency will
find jobs for them.
Times have changed and this is sad.

– 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:


DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf people that always
look angry, even when they’re not angry!
It has alot to do with facial expressions, and it is unfortunate because it scares away deaf people that want
to be friends with them!

– 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


List of nations with laws that resemble our ADA

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We have a number of chefs that are deaf. They take their
cooking very seriously, just like any other top notch
hearing chefs.
One such deaf chef is Paul Hansen, from the midwest with a
Culinary Arts degree.
He has worked in kitchens in many restaurants over the years.


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Wesley College is fighting a school for the deaf,
wanting to take over the land for expansion purposes.
Wesley College in Delaware? And there is a Delaware
School for the Deaf which built a new campus just a couple
of years ago?
What is this all about? It is not the Wesley College
in Delaware but the Wesley college in Australia, which
sits just next to a school for the deaf!
Both Delaware schools – Wesley College and Delaware
School for the Deaf are 40 miles apart whereas the
Australian schools are inches apart.


hearing people constantly ignoring the interpreter’s
request to stop referring to the deaf person as a “he” or as a “she” instead of directly responding to the deaf person

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


The steno for every word must be entered into a stenocaptioner’s
personal dictionary in order for it to translate properly.  Because
words are written phonetically, a captioner might have multiple ways
to write the same word, and every way must be entered into the
dictionary.  Let’s take the word “baccalaureate.”  This is a word
that has five syllables and could be heard a number of ways.  Some
examples would be the phonetic sounds of BAK/A/LOR/E/AT or
BAUK/LAUR/YAT or BA/KA/LOR/AT or BAK/LOR/YET.  As you can see, there
could be many, many ways to write this word.  Even if the captioner
had all four of these ways entered in his or her dictionary, if the
captioner heard it and wrote it as BAK/LAUR/YAUT and that combination
of sounds was not entered in the dictionary, it might translate as
“back lawyer yacht.”


constantly talking about own’s hearing loss to the
point where hearing friends are tired of it!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)


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A lawsuit has been filed in the New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of a deaf woman who lost her job as
an instructional aide because of her deafness, and
poor speech skills. The Alpha Public School officials
are the defendants.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Thou shalt not abuse your IP relay privileges. If you
do then the FCC may look it with much disfavor.
Simply put, there have been individuals using IP
relay services to place international calls.
Who pays for these international calls? This is the
question that is being addressed right now.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The crackdown on workers brought in from
other nations has impacted on Circus Chimera.
For past several years this circus has employed
a group of deaf men from Mexico, all entering the
USA on work visas.
Not any more. Instead of being productive
North Americans, they are sitting home in


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Almost every week there are newspaper stories of deaf employees
being fired. They claim discrimination, saying ADA regulations
were not being followed. There are always two sides to a
story – and it is a matter of deciding which side is right
and which side is wrong – even if both sides are right
or both sides are wrong!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought an employee was talking about her kids and said:
my odd kids

An employee telling another employee that her kids are odd??????

She actually said:
my odd cats



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*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  Accounts Receivable Specialist (LIFESIGNS) – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

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

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

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



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)


Looking for a part time employee who signs – Austin, Texas

I work for the Mary Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit in South Austin that provides services for people with disabilities.  One of the people we provide for is deaf so I am looking for a female employee to work part time who signs to work with this young lady.  The hours would be Tuesday and Thursday after school (around 5p-7p) and 5-6 hours on a Saturday or Sunday.  They would be taking her on activities and teaching her good social and community skills.  The job requirements are being at least 21 years old, valid Texas drivers license, good driving record, good criminal history, non-smoker, ability to lift without restriction, good writing skills.

Leigh Dunson
Mary Lee Foundation

*Department of Rehabilitation Services **JOB OPPORTUNITY*

*INTERPRETER ASSISTANT (Deaf and Hearing Impaired)*

*Posting Date: January 31, 2013 Closing Date: February 19, 2013 **PLEASE

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) division of the Department of
Rehabilitation Services presently is recruiting to fill multiple full-time
Interpreter Assistant (Deaf and Hearing Impaired) positions located at its
Bridgeport Regional office and at its Hartford offices.



*Current State Employees and the Public Social and Human Services (P-2)*

*$44,595.00 – $56,331.00 Annually (SH 17) Bridgeport and Hartford
84773 **February
19, 2013*

Serves as interpreter to deaf and hearing impaired professional staff in
telephone calls, at meetings and conferences and in conduct of routine
agency business; performs routine office work during times when not needed
as interpreter including filing, record keeping, typing, and answering
telephone requests for information; directs clients to proper agency staff
member and assists clients in placing telephone calls, interpreting if
necessary; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of all forms of interpreting for the deaf and hearing impaired;
knowledge of routine office procedures; familiarity with the National
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) Code of Ethics; interpersonal
skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to compose routine
letters; ability to follow complex instructions given in sign language as
well as verbally.


Experience as an interpreter in a variety of situations involving the deaf
and hearing-impaired including two (2) years employment in general office

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents in this class may be required to travel
and must be registered with the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
and possess an appropriate certification for the specific setting issued by
the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) and/or National
Association of the Deaf (NAD), in accordance with section 46a-33a of the
Connecticut General Statutes. *

*APPLICATION PROCEDURE: *Candidates who meet the above requirements should
submit a completed State of Connecticut Application for Examination or
Employment (CT-HR-12). The CT-HR-12 Application Form maybe downloaded from
the State of Connecticut.s Department of Administrative Services Human
Resources Website at:
When faxing materials, please keep a copy of your completed application and
the fax transmittal receipt for your records, and do not mail a copy of
your application form if you have faxed the materials. Due to the large
number of applications received, we cannot confirm receipt of applications.
*Additionally, incomplete applications will not be accepted*. Please submit
via mail or fax your completed application (CT-HR-12) to:

*Melvin A. Jackson, Principal Human Resources Specialist Department of
Rehabilitation Services 25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06106 FAX: (860)



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


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