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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Monita Hara who departed
us few days ago. Because of ill health, she stepped down as the
head of the Louisiana School for the Deaf only last month.
Said a colleague:
She was very supportive of programs at the school. I am going
to miss her
Said a superintendent of another school:
She took over the school at a very difficult time and brought back
stability. She was quiet and calm and didn’t ruffle easily
and was a very stabilizing leader
Said DeafDigest editor:
One of her first moves was to restart the dormant school football
program, and to immediately let me know, just to make sure the
school was part of the DeafDigest Sports football loop. She also
had a sense of humor – pretended to explode in rage when I accidentally
addressed her as Bonita, instead of her real name – Monita
We all will miss you, Monita. The school prospered in the short time
you served as the head
– What the stories are saying about the deaf?
Liz Abernathey is a first year medical student at the
University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is now
shadowing doctors at the Fletcher Allen Health Care.
She is deaf.
Linda Cundy, Edmonton, Alberta, was written up in
a newspaper story, pushing for a video relay service
that would cover Alberta, as well as British Columbia.
She consults the Edmonton Public Schools on behalf
of deaf and hard of hearing students and also serves as the secretary of the Alberta Association of the Deaf.
She made it a point on the difficulties of setting
up medical appointments or getting pizza delivered
to her home, etc.
– Very Hot News
Another moviehouse captioning lawsuit! This one has been
filed against the Silver Cinemas Acquisition Company.
– Sunday February 19th
The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
and the Mano a Mano are working together to establish
a directory of interpreters that know sign language
other than just ASL. There are many deaf people that
know Spanish and need Spanish signing interpreters.
– Monday February 20th
Ayako Imamura, a deaf Japanese woman, is an amateur filmmaker.
She has shot nearly 30 short documentaries during the past
10 years, focusing on the life of the deaf in her nation.
A reason for her filmmaking is to deal with personal
frustrations about being deaf in Japan, and the lack of
– Tuesday February 21st
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reached
agreement with the Advanced Dialysis Centers for them to give equal access to deaf patients, meaning interpreters
– Wednesday February 22nd
Some banks in Great Britain have been accused of discriminating
against the deaf. Cited as an example is telephone banking
being difficult for the deaf. Making the accusation is the
Action on Hearing Loss.
– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff
Our bad 20 genes? The average person has 20 bad genes,
these genes that do not function at all. This was what
Daniel G. MacArthur, not deaf, of the Wellcome Trust
Sanger Institute (UK) is saying. His report was published
in Science. DeafDigest is not sure if he had the deaf
in mind, with these “bad” genes that we carry!
(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)
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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors: Explore Your Future!
College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future (EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester Institute of Technology. Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2012: July 14 – 19 and July 21 – 26.
The program brings together more than 200 students from around the country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun and friendship. On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.
Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and transportation.
To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD
For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu
Application deadline is April 30.
LUCKY TO BE DEAF
We are lucky to be deaf in one way. It is noise.
Hearing people are always complaining about fan noise,
tea kettle noise, kitchen blender noise, hair dryer
noise, dishwasher noise, alarm clock noise, washing
dryer noise, etc, etc.
Even when a person opens and closes the desk
drawer, it still is noisy.
This is why we are lucky to be deaf!
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State of Delaware’s reach with the deaf through
– Delaware School for the Deaf
– Statewide Programs, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
– Statewide Programs, Deaf-Blind
– Family Advocacy & Child Educational Services (FACES)
more information with captioned videos at:
DEAF WITH SOMETHING?
We get tired of reading newspaper stories that
say “he is deaf with a CI” or “he is deaf with
a hearing aid”, etc, etc.
We do not read newspaper stories that say
“he is hearing with eyeglasses”.
We never read a newspaper story that says
“he is deaf without devices.”
Must deaf people have labels with them in
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A SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
Many high schools and colleges have ASL Clubs,
for beginners wanting to learn and use ASL.
One such club is interesting. It is the club at
the Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, PA.
Future attorneys wanting to use ASL to help
deaf clients? Great, on one condition, that they
become fluent. Attorneys that struggle with ASL
are not helping deaf clients!
A DEAF PERSON AS AN AUDIOLOGIST
Tina Childress is a deaf audiologist with a school
system in Illinois.
In an interview, she was asked for advice to give to a
deaf person that wants to be an audiologist.
Being an audiologist with hearing loss means that you will have a unique empathy for working with your patients. You have walked in their shoes! Be careful though as you talk to patients that it remains about THEM and not
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15 YEARS TO ACCEPT CAPTIONS!
The Harkins Theatres issued a press release announcing
the captioned movies at their movie houses. Mike
Bowers, the Harkins president, said:
We are thrilled to introduce this new technology to our moviegoers
What Harkins does not say in the press release was that they
fought for 15 years against movie captions, and they spent a
lot of money on attorneys in the courts.
Said a deaf attorney:
Finally, after 15 years!
WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?
A theatrical group that refuses to allow an interpreter
to stand on the stage for the benefit of the deaf in the
if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Another area that may sometimes cause translation difficulties for
stenocaptioners is when they use what we call brief forms. Just like
in traditional shorthand, brief forms are necessary for the
captioners to achieve the speed necessary for captioning. Whole
words and phrases can be written in one stroke on the steno
Brief forms for high-frequency words are absolutely invaluable.
However, problems can occur when a brief form conflicts with another
word or phrase or when a stenocaptioner misstrokes that brief form,
and the result is that another word or phrase may translate instead
of the intended wording.
A captioning error that occurs when a captioner is using a brief form
may be one of the more difficult errors for someone to “read
through.” Many times these types of errors occur with proper names
or places, so if you are trying to read through this type of error,
try replacing the erroneous word with an appropriate name.
A couple examples would be:
“President Kennedy told crutch to take his missiles and go home.”
“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and adroit Tiger.”
These should read:
“President Kennedy told Khruschev to take his missiles and go home.”
“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and a Detroit Tiger.”
A COMMENT BY MOJO MATHERS
Mojo Mathers, who is deaf, is an elected member of the
New Zealand parliament. The parliament speaker refused to
pay for her accommodation needs, thus causing outcry and
missing Parliament’s “pointless yelling, heckling and
carrying on” as a bright side of being deaf!
STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN
I love to watch interpreted theatrical performances. But
there were only two recent performances, one at a theater
100 miles away and the other, 60 miles away. Not easy
if you have no public transportation and no car.
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The Deaf and the Law:
Last week’s DeafDigest brought up the issue of a relay operator
interpreting a felony committed by a deaf person.
A deaf administrator, of an agency serving the deaf, said:
I believe that the interpreter is unable to report what is heard and transmitted. That interpreter is a transmitter. I believe various courts have clarified this. For one thing, the interpreter won’t know where the call is coming from or going to
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
We continue to read all about the acute shortage of
interpreters! An example is a student wanting to enroll
at an interpreting program in a low population state.
There are no interpreting training programs elsewhere in
the locale; the nearest one is 250 miles away; the subscriber
wishes to mix with the deaf community to pick up signs, but
no one in the deaf community wishes to accept that person.
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned AgBell looking
for a new Executive Director/CEO, with the hope that
a deaf person would be hired for this position.
A clarification is in order – AgBell, at one time,
had a late-deafened Executive Director/CEO at the
helm. It was Donna Sorkin, who only served for a short
time before moving on to her current position with
the Cochlear Corporation.
Because Sorkin moved through a succession of
deaf-related high level positions within a short
time frame years ago, it was easy to forget that
she was a past AgBell Executive Director/CEO.
Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:
The sponsoring organization of a big deaf event coming up in a
major American city is offering the event participants a
chance to save money on car rentals. On the event web site
is the discount code that is needed to get that discount from
a major auto rental chain. It was later learned that the regular
rates of that major auto rental chain was much lower than the discount supposedly offered through that deaf event discount code!
A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?
I thought the boss said:
I am going to Best Barn. Do you need anything?
the boss actually said:
I am going to Petsmart. Do you need anything?
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Call for nominations
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”
February 25, 2012
To the Deaf Education Community:
We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas. After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family. We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution. You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.
To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”
Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.
We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.
For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu
Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN
Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually
Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center. With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.
– M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field – Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN – Fluent in ASL and written English – Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
– Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork in a timely manner
– Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
– Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:
– Medical Insurance – Dental Insurance – Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year – Earn up to 6 sick days per year
– 10 paid holidays – Vision Plan – Company-sponsored wellness initiatives – 403 (b) retirement savings plan
– Life insurance – Short-term disability
– Long-term disability – Flexible Spending Account
– Ongoing educational opportunities – Credit union membership available
Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
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Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services
Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division
Positions based at:
1. St. Cloud 2. Mankato
$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits
Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:email@example.com
Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.
– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.
– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.
Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.
Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel
Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people
Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community. Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org
notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire
For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR: School year 2012-2013
STARTING: August 2012
SALARY RANGE: $39,034 – $72,657
QUALIFICATIONS: NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices. Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences. Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.
This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.
Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu
The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.
The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.
The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89. The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.
Substantial traveling is required. Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.
Attractive office space in Barre. Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations. Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further! Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.
You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.
You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis. Have strong “people’s person skills? You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.
TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.
TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.
All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).
Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home. Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment. Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.
For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 267-525-7014.
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(revised posting – February 26, 2012)
Kansas School for the Deaf
The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)
Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/
For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com Fax #: 913/780-6563
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faculty position opening
Department: Deaf Studies
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330
Effective Date of Appointment: August 2012
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: Dependent on Qualifications
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012). General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels. Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.
Application Process: Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.
Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.
The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.
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Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
– Telecommunications Consultant
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues. MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.
MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program. We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate. Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required. We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.
The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services. The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings. The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature. The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.
Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills. Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must. Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process. Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred. Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.
Applications will be considered until positions are filled. D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
MCD is an EOE. All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.
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– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA
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– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA
– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA
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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
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