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DeafDigest Blue – February 23, 2014

DeafDigest Blue - February 23, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/different-sign-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-refusing-certification/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Now on Sale: "Secret Signs"

"Secret Signs" is a novel of murder in the Deaf world. Written by
T.J. Waters, this book tells the story of Amy Kellen, a video relay
service interpreter who witnesses a murder of a deaf client during a
video call.

Amy is thrust into intersecting worlds of intrigue - and finds her
and her daughter the target of assassins.

Regularly $19.95, "Secret Signs" (B1174) is now on sale at Harris
Communications for $17.96.

To find out more, go to: 
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Contact us at: 
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Siobhan Brindley, a young deaf woman, has been crowned
Miss Quinton Galaxy in England and will be one of the
challengers for the Miss Galaxy England honors. If she
wins then it is the Miss Galaxy World honors.

A hearing man was teasing his deaf friend in Key West,
Florida. A tourist, seeing it all and not realizing
the teased person was deaf, got angry and punched the
hearing man! For that he was arrested by the police.

The Community Emergency Response Team in Houston, sponsored
by the Houston Center for Independent-Living Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing consisted of 10 deaf people, one hearing person,
two interpreters and two interpreting interns. they worked
together at the Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Rodeo 
Round-up last week.

Critics in Iowa are accusing Iowa Department of Human Rights
of not doing much to hire the deaf in high level positions.

Canadians are saying that their nation is not doing much
to promote the needs of the deaf and the disabled.

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Explore. Experience.

Enjoy An evening infused with international wines, 
contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
Hiller Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW 
Washington, DC

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email 
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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STUCK BETWEEN ASL AND FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE

    A true story. A deaf American tourist met with
a deaf French friend.
    The American tourist wanted to practice his
French Sign Language; the French friend wanted
to practice his ASL.
    As a result, both deaf men no longer get along
with each other!
    Funny or sad?

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/different-sign-languages/

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

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Hotel Hassler, Rome, Italy, owned by Roberto Wirth, deaf hotelier 
http://deafdigest.com/hotel-hassler-rome-owned-by-dea/

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University's Rehabilitation Counselor Education program 
prepares Master's level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing 
clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all 
time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such 
professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental 
health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for 
recent graduates is 96 . 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor's (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as 
proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of 
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall, 2014 school year.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students 
contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition 
at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, 
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North 
Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit www.wou.edu/rehab and 
click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education.

You may also contact:
Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu

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INTERPRETERS MUST BE CERTIFIED

    A director of a deaf agency told DeafDigest editor
last week about the best interpreter the agency has
ever had.
    There was one problem. That interpreter was not
certified. When clients realized he was not certified
he lost many, many interpreting jobs.
    Did he learn his lesson to get certified? No, that
interpreter was still stubborn and refused to be
certified!
    Why?

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-refusing-certification/

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

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A new addition to the list of
Deaf Participants in TV reality shows

James Vea, Australia, The Block

up to date list at:
http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

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LAW CENTER FOR THE DEAF IN ENGLAND
    For years the Royal Association of the Deaf in Great
Britain operated its own Deaf Law Center.
    Like with a number of deaf law centers in USA that
have closed in recent years, the RAD Law Center is due
to close. The last day is February 28, 2014.
    Why? Same old story - lack of funding.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

last week's hate

being asked:
why are you at this event? You're not a member of
our organization

An interpreter responded:

I am a member of a black deaf organization but I am white and
hearing. When visitors see me, they assume I am the interpreter.
They do not realize I am part of the organization and support
its goals and give back to the community.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As the 2014 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week comes to a
close, we can look back and celebrate memorable moments from across
the country. This awareness week took place February 16-22, 2014.
One significant event took place during Court Reporting and
Captioning Week that was of particular interest to captioners across
the nation. On February 20, 2014, the FCC adopted new rules for
television closed captioning that address concerns about captioning
quality.

The new rules address quality standards for accuracy, timing, program
completeness, and placement of closed captions
The rules distinguish between prerecorded, live, and near-live
programming and recognize the greater difficulties involved with
captioning live and near-live programming.

It is important for all people who use closed captioning to become
familiar with what quality captioning is. Consumers should not have
to put up with poor, inaccurate captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

when lights go out suddenly, you do not know if power is off
or if someone rang the door signaler

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

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

A newspaper story praised the St. Paul Saints, an independent minor
league team, for its most accessible park in the nation for the
hearing-impaired and the disabled.

For the hearing impaired, there are these auditory aids.

The newspaper article said NOTHING about ASL interpreters for the
deaf.

Is St. Paul Saints breaking the law despite bragging about its
most accessible ball park?

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Did you know that -

Carlo Orlandi was a deaf boxer from Italy that participated in the
1928 Olympics. He won a gold in the lightweight class. He compiled
a 97-19 won/lost record in his boxing career.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Advocacy in some cases may not necessarily pay off. A deaf agency
in a mid-sized American city joined forces with other agencies
serving the disabled to fight for equal rights within the city limits.
    The city mayor, disturbed about these lobbying efforts, has pulled
all Community Development Block Grants off the table! He made that move
to avoid future lawsuits filed by these affected agencies.
    Said the upset Deaf Agency executive director "our advocacy
work has backfired and we feel that social service agencies
should not be punished for the mismanagement of the city."

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     It happened about a decade ago and it is happening
again nowadays - deaf swindlers cheating deaf investors
out of their money.
    A big story broke out this week about the SEC
ordering a Deaf Ponzi Scheme to cease and desist in
Hawaii. The amount involved was told to be in millions
of dollars.
    DeafDigest feels bad for deaf investors that have
lost their money, the same as what happened about
a decade ago.
    As a matter of fact, DeafDigest routinely turns down
requests on money-making ads when claims are dubious.

(sad to say, swindling and scams by the deaf on the deaf
continues)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A person who is fluent in ASL, but refuses to get his
RID certificate, said:

It is very expensive to get, and if a person fails then he has to
pay another set of fees to retake. And the person must travel
to the testing site, paying for lodging and meals.

Bottom line:
I won't get my certificate!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

two men, one deaf, one hearing, love to go fishing

The deaf fisher thought the hearing fisher said:
I caught a mike

Mike as in a microphone, fished out of water?

he actually said:
I caught a pike

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

  *  Director of Human Services - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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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position opening
Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team

BJC Behavioral Health in St. Louis, Missouri has an immediate opening on 
our Deaf Services team for a Case Manager. The case manager works with 
individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and 
emotional disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing adults and children.  Preferred that the case manager have 
knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic interventions to 
promote optimal mental health.

Position communicates directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals 
who are oral and do not use sign language as well as clients who are 
fluent in sign language.

Position requires flexibility to work on a team and within various 
settings in the community mental health system including clients. homes. 
BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records and Microsoft 
Office software including MS Word as well as clinical computer programs.
Job duties will include case management as well as clinical assessments 
for new and existing clients.

Minimum requirements:
         * Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology
         * Experience with mental health and the deaf/HOH population . 1 
year or more
         * Fluent and culturally competent in American Sign Language
Preferred qualifications:
         * Certification as Sign Language Interpreter
         * Licensure as an LCSW or LPC
         * MS Office programs . 2 years or more
For more information about our Deaf Services program and team, please 
visit our website at http://www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org/deafservices

For questions, qualified candidates may contact:  Laura Shapiro, MSW, 
ACSW, LCSW, at mailto:Laura.Shapiro@bjc.org

To apply online, please click the link or visit our website, 
http://www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org , select employment and search for Case 
Manager, Deaf Services.

https://joinbjc.carenet.org/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1125599&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

or

http://tinyurl.com/mnrc8yf

Legal Statement
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate 
the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this 
position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive 
list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of 
employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open position
Deaf Studies Faculty Member
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA

POSITION:
         Deaf Studies Faculty Member - Deaf Studies/Humanities Division
This is a full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position.

Start Date: September, 2014

COMPENSATION:         Salary: Minimum $42,921-$50,000.  Actual salary will be 
commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA 
Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full State benefits.

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY:        The Deaf Studies Department is seeking to expand 
its program.  It houses both the American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf 
Studies curricula within the Deaf Studies program.  We currently offer a 
variety of levels of ASL courses, from American Sign Language I to 
American Sign Language VI.  Courses in Deaf Studies are also offered.  ASL 
classes are limited to twenty students and the focus is an interactive, 
proficiency-oriented pedagogical approach.  The HCC Deaf Studies faculty 
is committed to offering a vibrant and innovative curriculum that includes 
advanced classes and addresses different learning styles for our diverse 
student population.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1.        Teaches a wide variety of ASL and Deaf Studies courses, 
such as American Sign Language I-IV, Introduction to Deaf Studies, and 
Deaf History.
2.        Assists in curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
3.        Integrates computer technology into coursework, as appropriate.
4.        Provides academic advising.
5.        Maintains regular office hours.
6.        Attends regularly scheduled Department, Division and College 
meetings.
7.        Participates in College Governance Committees, and other 
committees, task forces, sub-committees, and other activities as 
requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:        Master's Degree in ASL instruction, Deaf 
Studies, Deaf Education, or closely related field ; native or near native 
fluency in ASL; ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification 
within one year of hire; demonstrates effective teaching skills including 
interactive teaching and current pedagogical strategies; excellent written 
skills in English; teaching experience in higher education; commitment to 
teaching a student body diverse in abilities, age, ethnicity, race and 
gender orientation; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, 
staff, and student body.

*NOTE:  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:         Community college teaching experience; 
experience with using multimedia technology in the classroom; interest and 
ability to create community-based events; experience in administrative 
tasks such as writing course proposals, syllabus design and annual 
reports.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:        Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as 
stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their 
background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of 
this position.

TO APPLY: 
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in 
the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be 
conducted for all positions.

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents 
online to:

http://www.hcc.edu/careers

         Resume, Cover Letter, and List of 3 Professional References. (When 
preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred 
qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if 
applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

DEADLINE: 
Screening will begin with applications received by March 
14, 2014.  Additional applications may be considered until position is 
filled.

Website:  http://www.hcc.edu

***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

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open position
Principal
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA 

Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) is seeking applicants for the
Principal position.  This position is the instructional leader for
the education program at ISD.  The Principal works with the
Superintendent to provide a comprehensive educational program for
students pre-school through transition to adult life The Principal is
the direct line administrative authority and professional leader of
the department's staff and students.  Responsibilities include
leadership of education programs, coordination of all activities of
the department and collaboration with other departments in order to
provide quality education for all students

Interested candidates should send resume, credentials, official
transcripts, and three professional references to Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs,
IA 51503-7898 by March 14, 2014.   Or contact Human Resources at
Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org 
for more information. 

View general school information and job description under the
"employment" link on ISD's web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org 

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position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health Outreach Coordinator
RHA Behavioral Health Services
Wilmington, NC

full information at:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?JOB_DID=JHS25X73K6KT30LTNTZ&showNewJDP=yes&pf=true

to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in "RHA Behavioral Health Services" in keywords box and
Wilmington, NC in Location box - and click on "Find Jobs" and follow the screen
instructions

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position opening
Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
RHA Behavioral Health Services
University of NC, NC


full information at:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/J
 obs/JobDetails.aspx?source=jrp&APath=2.3
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 m p1=js_jrp_viewjobdesc&IPath=ILKGV0A

or

http://tinyurl.com/kdwrhn8



to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in "RHA Behavioral Health Services" in keywords box and
University of NC, NC in Location box - and click on "Find Jobs" and follow the
screen instructions

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL), Department of Linguistics
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications 
for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting 
Program to begin August 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching 
undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language 
studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has 
been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and 
indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated more than 300 
professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the 
Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in 
cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus 
and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In 
addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special 
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and 
Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: 
-        Master's Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related 
field

Preferred Qualifications: 
-        A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university 
or college setting
-        Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
-        Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
-        Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing 
communities
-        Native or near-native ASL competence
-        Ability to assume administrative and to mentor lecturers and 
part-time instructors as needed
-        ASLTA and/or RID certification
-        Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, 
computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, 
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits 
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more 
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and 
click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:         February 20, 2014 
Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact 
information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications 
for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of 
their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in 
ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: 
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs 
website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823689.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the 
diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are 
encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND at the foot of the beautiful 
Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities:

2 VACANCIES:        Transition Teacher (Special Education) and Transition 
Teacher (Deaf Education)

These positions report to the Program Coordinator, Employability Center, 
and are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to high 
school and transition-aged students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, 
blind/visually impaired, and/or Deaf-Blind, and who may have other 
disabilities. Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website 
www.csdb.org to view the official job announcement in its entirety or 
contact Ms. Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager / 719-578-2114 
mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health 
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides 
residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) 
children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf 
or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HOH community PAHrtners is 
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, 
recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in 
the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting 
for you! E.O.E.

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

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!

opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:        Residential Counselors
Location:        Pittsburgh, PA 
Employee Type:        Various positions available
Description:        This position provides direct client services, including: 
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training 
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and 
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual 
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and 
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid 
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in 
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf 
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:        Staff Interpreter
Location:        Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:        Part time or Full time available
Description:        This position provides interpreting services for: 
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home 
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able 
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. 
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years. 
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of 
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental 
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel 
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) 
also required.

Job Title:                       HR Coordinator
Location:        Glenside, PA
Employee Type:        Full time position
Description:        This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human 
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment, 
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary 
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the 
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files, 
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations, 
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with 
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their 
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and 
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, 
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience; 
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in 
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading 
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:        Case Managers
Location:        Glenside, PA
Employee Type:        Full time position
Description:        This position provides resources and support to clients 
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess 
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service 
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access 
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; 
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years. 
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational 
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication 
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and 
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge 
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals 
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver's license.

Job Title:        Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility 
Location:        Glenside, PA
Employee Type:        Various shifts available
Description:        This position provides direct care/supervision to 
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life 
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration, 
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation, 
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior 
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture, 
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly 
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family 
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with 
children/adolescents); valid driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; 
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, 
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will 
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and 
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:        Residential Counselors
Location:        Glenside, PA 
Employee Type:        Various positions available
Description:        This position provides direct client services, including: 
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training 
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and 
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual 
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and 
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid 
driver's 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, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton County, Georgia

job description and basic information at:
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698bu

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position opening
Assistant Professor; Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as 
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program, 
at the University of New Mexico (UNM). This is a probationary appointment 
leading to a tenure decision. The position is contingent upon final 
budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2014. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time 
of application. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of 
specialization and service. Competitive salary. The Department of 
Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the 
study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, 
cross-linguistic research, and typology. The Signed Language Interpreting 
Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. The mission 
of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level 
interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the 
practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts 
environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, 
and encourage academic excellence. In keeping with the mission of the 
Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic 
diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication 
preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value 
of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website 
http://ling.unm.edu. For further information on the Signed Language 
Interpreting Program, please see our website: http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, 
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits 
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more 
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and 
click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in hand by time of application. Specialization in interpreting.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses, 
including theory and skills courses; (b) documented experience supervising 
interpreters and/or student interpreters; (c) evidence of an active 
research program; (d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification; (e) minimum of 3 
years of experience as a working interpreter.

Date for best consideration: January 31, 2014. Closing Date: Open until 
filled. Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor 
Sherman Wilcox ( mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the 
UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 
0823396. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and 
supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an AA/EOE

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment
Specialist. This position is based at the Employment Development
Department branch in Concord and reports to the Director of
Employment Services. The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will
provide services including interpretation for employment services staff,
office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in
and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of
hearing persons employed
- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and
employers
- Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing
workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
- Arrange job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews and
orientation
- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of
clients, enroll and orient them to services
- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned
by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
- BA preferred
- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
- Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
About/Jobs), cover letter, resume & three references via mail,
email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailot:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

Job opening
Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for 
"Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services 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 Service.  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:

-        Bachelor's degree and two or more years of experience in the 
design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related 
marketing experience are required. 
-        Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay 
Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
-        Excellent presentation skills
-        Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
-        Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide 
variety of audiences
-        Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects 
-        Ability to understand and follow directions
-        Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships 
with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and 
non-profit sectors
-        Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users
-        Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from 
relay services:
         *        Senior Community
         *        Hard of Hearing Community 
-        Able to travel alone 
-        Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or 
contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 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.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Classroom Assistant - Intensive Needs
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Elementary Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Walden School Family Partner
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Walden School Child Care Worker - Overnight Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Wraparound Family Partner
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Daycare Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Computer Systems Administrator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Residential Counselor - Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Walden School Child Care Worker - Residential
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Child Care Worker - Overnight
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Relief Worker (CCW Substitute)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Walden School Child Care Worker - Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website) as well as three professional references
to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

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