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DeafDigest Blue – January 13, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 13, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

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

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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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This just in:

Steve Noyce is no longer the superintendent of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He was ousted by
the Utah school board. No reason was given, but in
2009 he was appointed over the strong opposition of
the Deaf Community. They felt he would suppress
use of sign language in the school environment.

Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Calvin Philip Hailey,
a long time deaf teacher at North Carolina School for
the deaf, who departed us. After retirement, he did
just retire – he stayed at the school to help establish
the NCSD Historical Museum

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to British deaf actor
Hal Draper, who departed us. There are number of notable
deaf actors in Great Britain, and he was among the elite
in the group.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mervin Garretson,
who departed us. He was a man with a long list of
accomplishments in Deaf Education and in Deaf Politics.
Such accomplishments are too long to squeeze into this edition, but his most notable one was – stepping in as a last minute interim executive director of NAD during its
darkest moment in 1989. NAD was broke, and he was forced to
lay off 10 employees just to restore financial stability. Mission accomplished, he then he sailed off into a long
deserving retirement.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Bill Hudson, not
deaf, who departed us. After a big time football career
with University of Alabama and then a short time in the Canadian pros, he made Deaf Education his career – beginning at the Tennessee School for the deaf and then as superintendent at the South Dakota School for the Deaf and then at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Said a colleague:

He was a “behind the scenes” kind of Superintendent, preferring that mode of administration to high visibility

Top stories about the deaf:

Kentucky requiring special license plates for
deaf drivers? This the issue going on right now
in the state.

An outdoor hockey rink was built behind a home in
Newfoundland. The homeowner, a father of a deaf
son, wants to invite teams and players to come
and play – as a fundraiser to create awareness
of deafness in the Newfoundland community.

McCormick & Schmick is a famous steak house chain. Are
deaf employees in the chain being treated well? A
deaf prep cook lost his job, despite his satisfactory
evaluations. He filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the chain
made life miserable for him. The EEOC ruled in his
favor, awarding him $47,814, and at the same time
ordering the chain to follow the ADA regs.

United States Senator Tom Harkin, Iowa, wants to replace the dollar bills with dollar coins. If he
succeeds, then one group would benefit a lot from the change. It would be the deaf-blind; they
would know, from the size, that it is a dollar
coin as opposed to determining the denominations
of paper bills.

Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman, who won the Miss America pageant, was cited in a web posting as a positive example for Alexis Wineman. An autistic, she won the Miss Montana pageant.

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The Holidays are a time of many community and family parties.  Alcohol
is a part of many of these events.  Set limits for your celebrations.

If you or a friend needs help in cutting down on drinking, where can
you turn for help?

For answers to these questions and for more information on resources
that you many need, please visit this page:

http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=733

Have a safe holiday!

The HealthBridges Team

http://www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges website offers information about social services,
advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources available for
persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

Information posted on the website is available in American Sign
Language, spoken and captioned English

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A DEAF CEO SHOCKED BY FIRING
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention who
the person is or what agency it was.
A deaf CEO was not happy about a deaf employee. He and the
deaf deputy CEO both agreed that the employee should be
fired.
The CEO wanted to be careful with words to inform the
employee that he was to be fired during a private meeting
between CEO, deputy CEO and the employee.
During that private meeting, the CEO had to go to the
restroom. When he came back, the employee was already
fired by the deputy CEO (without CEO’s permission).
The CEO was angry about it and also fired deputy CEO!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/

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

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Now available on DVD – Texas Deaf History documentary

“Journey Through Deaf Texas”

in ASL, open subtitles and background music

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/journey-through-deaf-texas/

to look at the DVD cover:
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HATING PAPER AND PEN
Do hearing people hate paper and pen while deaf people
love paper and pen?
Often we go to a store, and tell the clerk you are deaf
and you need to write something on paper.
You watch (and laugh) for few minutes as the hearing
clerk runs all over, looking for a pen and a paper pad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

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

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6th Annual Berg/Seeger Track and Field Classic
April 12-13, 2013
hosted by Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Faribault, MN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-berg-seeger-track-and-field-classic/

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BOONTLING SIGN LANGUAGE – DEAD?
Is there such a thing as Boontling Sign Language.
(BSL)? Probably not, but there was a story that said the
Boontling langauge, spoken for 150 years, is dying
out.
It is being spoken in Boonville, CA, a tiny town of
1,000 people just 2 hours drive north of San Francisco.
Why no BSL? If there were deaf children growing up
in Boonton, they probably went to California School for
the Deaf, either at Berkeley or at Fremont! ASL, of course,
is spoken at the school.

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A FINNISH HOMESTEAD IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA
At Pelkie, Michigan, there is a Hanka Homestead, established
sometime in the early part of 20th century.
This homestead was established by Herman Hanka, an immigrant
from Finland who became a stump farmer and later, established
a plot of land.
This land contains the  Hanka Homestead Museum, which exhibits
the Finnish culture in USA. It was listed in 1984 on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Herman Hanka? What about him? He was deaf (though not knowing
ASL).

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how long have you known your deaf client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“How does that machine work?” Over the years, as a court reporter and
CART provider using a steno machine, I cannot tell you the number of
times that I have heard this question.

It is a little difficult to answer that in a single sentence.
Today’s steno machines are intricate computers themselves, and they
record the keystrokes that are being entered by the court reporter or
captioner.

The steno machine is usually hooked up either via a cable or in a
wireless manner to another computer.  That computer has
Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) software loaded on it.  The CAT
software accepts input from a steno keyboard and translates it into
text.

The most important part of making the words translate properly is
what is called the dictionary or dictionaries that the captioner or
CART provider has loaded in that CAT software program. A dictionary
is a list of words, phrases, punctuation, and symbols and the
associated steno. It basically tells the computer how to translate
what the captioner is writing on the steno machine.

As the captioner writes on the steno machine, the CAT software
matches the steno being written with entries in the dictionary and
translates those strokes into English.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

On relay calls, being constantly referred as the third
person – the hearing person would tell the relay
operator “please tell him that” or “please tell him this”

Very annoying and there have been times when DeafDigest editor
“blew up” and told the hearing person “I am not the third
party in this relay call. You are talking directly to me” and
this blow up often stuns the hearing person, not knowing quite
what to say further during the call!

(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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DeafLaw

The Kenyan High Court has told Nation Television that their
newscasts must have sign language interpreters, effective
within the coming 90 days.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Voice cell phones everywhere but not a single one compatible
with our TTYs. This will change if Panasonic has its way.
This company gave a demonstration of their compatible
cell phone at the Consumer Electronics Association program
held recently at Las Vegas.

(since TTYs are obsolete, this new Panasonic invention
got nowhere)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At a recent local government council meeting, a
report was distributed by the municipal medical
staff. Included in the report was the comment:

Interpreter services are needed for deaf-mute patients.
Members in the community are willing to do this as a
volunteer service

It probably was a report from a small village in
one of these nations in Asia where newspapers
routinely call the deaf as deaf-dumb or as
deaf-mute.
Wrong! It was a medical services agency serving
a small town in Montana!
And to add insult to injury, volunteer
interpreters mean one thing – shoddy interpreting!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Last week a human rights award was given to Australia’s
Big Four movie chains. The award was for giving moviegoers
the right to freely participate in the cultural life of
the community!

Huh! If these movie chains do not offer captions, then how
could the deaf “freely” participate in the same cultural
life that the hearing enjoy?

An Australian deaf dissident made a big stink out of that
award in a web posting.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are walking your dog.

A stranger, with his dog, came to you.

You thought he asked:
Can I meet him?

Meet who? Meet the dog? What?

He actually asked:
Can I pet him?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Three positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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: http://Vcdhh.org    Email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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

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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 mailto:athompson@deafinconline.org

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

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position opening
President
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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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
CARNEY, SANDOE & ASSOCIATES
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)
mailto:rice.bryan@carneysandoe.com

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Career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

www.pahrtners.com

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position opening
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20004

Job Number: HR-12075
Application Deadline:  2/1/2013

The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs.  As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).

SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs.  These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members.  Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.

Responsibilities:
The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are: –    Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan; –    Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds; –    Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget; –    Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs; –    Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS; –    Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs; –    Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and –    Overseeing personnel actions for the School.

Qualifications:
–    Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned; –    A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
–    Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
–    An established record of publications and research;
–    Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
–    A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
–    Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
–    Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
–    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
–    Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
–    Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.

For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at mailto:Cynthia.Neese.Bailes@Gallaudet.edu

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

A job application can be found at http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
People Incorporated Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota

People Incorporated promotes and secures independence for people with mental illness.

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 40 programs in the five metro area counties including crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2011 we served more than 7,000 people. Our annual budget is $33 million.

Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first, developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

– Community Support Specialist
Our Deaf Mental Health Services program (DMHS) is searching for a Community Support Specialist CSS500 to work part-time (afternoon/evening hours 2-3 days per week) at our drop in center.

The purpose of the Community Support Specialist position is to provide overall staff support and direction to the Deaf Mental Health Services Program drop-in center services. The Community Support Specialist also has primary responsibility for scheduling and planning recreational/social activities in the drop-in. The CSP Specialist will provide psychosocial rehabilitation skill training to individual clients, and provide information, referrals, and advocacy for clients both in the center and in the community.

This position may require you to provide transportation to recipients using a personal vehicle.

Position requirements include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Two years full time experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness
–    Must have a current drivers license
–    Good driving record –    Current auto insurance
–    Reliable personal vehicle
–    Must possess a telephone or system that allows 2-way communication with the program

Preferred qualifications include:

–    A Master’s Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work, or a field related to mental health

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-380403.html

– Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I
Our Deaf Supported Living program is searching for a Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I (070-550SS) to work part-time (every other Friday and Saturday overnight, 12am -8:30am) at an adult foster care home for deaf, hard of hearing, or blind adults who experience mental illness.

Residents of the program are Deaf, mentally ill adults and may have histories of moderate to severe behavior problems and secondary physical handicaps.  This position will provide awake supervision to residents in the program within the guidelines of each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).

Position duties include supervision of the following:
–    Leisure activities
–    Medication administration
–    Meal preparation
–    Meal times
–    Chores
–    Personal hygiene

Requirements for this position include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    High school diploma/GED –    Driver’s license with a good driving record
–    Willingness to work overnights and varied shifts
–    Experience working with persons who are deaf, mentally ill, and/or developmentally delayed in a group home setting

Preferred qualifications include: –    Bachelor’s degree in human service field

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-379841.html

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I am looking for more deaf carpenters/handymen in
Washington, DC area.

Elijah Gold <mrelijahgold@gmail.com>

IRS Job Openings

Dear Members, The IRS is seeking candidates for the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist job series 0301 GS 12/13.  Currently there are two vacancies, please see below for specific qualifications the candidate must clearly demonstrate in their resume in order to meet the minimum qualifications.  Any candidates interested should respond to:

Paula B Golladay

202-591-6000- Cell (V)

paula.b.golladay@irs.gov

The following documents must be included, each requested document must be in a separate PDF or Word file:

1. Resume

2. Schedule A Letter

3. Transcripts for all declared degrees

4. SF-50 (if applicable)

The standard position description is available upon request from the candidate.

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters to fill the following class times:

Mondays – Wednesdays, there is a block of time from 8a – 12:30p, with an additional hour for travel, comprised of three classes : DREA 0090, DWRI 0090, and DMAT 0090.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, there is a block of time from 9:30a – 2:45p comprised of 9:30a – 12:15p for a Motorcycle technology class and 1:00p – 2:45p for a Computer (Basics) Systems Class with a 45 minute paid break between the classes and an additional hour for travel.

Certified Sign Language Interpreters interested in these semester positions are asked to please contact John Graf at JGraf@dcccd.edu for further information.

Location: Cedar Valley College – Lancaster near Dallas, Texas

Sign Language Interpreting
Full-time
Posted: 12/20/2012

Bethel College seeks to fill full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses of American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications

M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification. Experience teaching ASL at the post-secondary level preferred.

Successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community.  All faculty are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.  While Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations;
Application Process

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013 but position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired.  Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement of teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:

Robert Myers, Ph.D.
Dean
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545
574.257.3524
robert.myers@bethelcollege.edu

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college that is dedicated to building lives for commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

IRS Job Opening: Program Manager (Area Director) Dear Members, There is an IRS job opening available for those who are interested. Please see below for more information.

PROGRAM MANAGER (AREA DIRECTOR)
Agency:Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:13CS1-TAX0088-0340-01-CC

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013

$109,022.00 to formatCurrency(155500) $155,500.00 / Per Year

Post of Duty – New York City, NY

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333217700

After application has been made please send a copy of your resume, transcripts, Schedule A letter to Paula B Golladay. If you have any questions please contact Paula at 202-591-6000 (V) or by email at paula.b.golladay@irs.gov.

Utah
Are you interested in working with ASL Students at SLCC? Converse in ASL with ASL and ASL/English Interpreting students in a one-on-one setting. Starting hourly at $8.82

Please Apply today online at www. Slcc.edu/employment

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
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

Announces
the Position of
Developmental Instruction Aide II

Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 01-13
742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule IN
Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50208/5310

JOB SUMMARY   Works with students who are Autistic/Deaf.  Duties include tracking and monitoring students. behavior, providing alternative choices for the students to replace inappropriate behavior with desired behavior, removing the student from class if behavior is disruptive. There is always the possibility that physical restraint may be necessary. Implements a new curriculum that is being put in place; performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS   Ability to monitor and track behavior and activity; understand and implement specialized curriculum; understand and deal with students. sensory aversions; understand and follow a toileting schedule; assess situations and apply appropriate interventions; understand and carry out behavior modification strategies; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; maintain strict confidentiality.  Work requires physical exertion, including the ability to stand, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.  There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to applicants with American Sign Language (ASL) skills, previous experience working with disabled children, and/or MANDT training.  In order to drive a state vehicle, incumbent must have a valid Utah driver license with clean driving record.  Employee hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r027/r027-007.htm#T3. Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS   State of Utah Step 25, $10.41 per hour.  Benefits will be limited to Social Security.  This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD  This is a part time position, 181 days each school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency need. Work schedule five (5) hours per day five (5) days per week.

OPENING DATE:   January 2, 2013                CLOSING DATE: January 9, 2013

To be considered for this position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the State of Utah job seeker website at https://statejobs.utah.gov/. The requisition number for this position is 28517.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.

The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
involving communication access advocacy and provider trainings as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Conduct health education workshops and health-related activities for
older Deaf adults;

§ Develop and/or update existing PowerPoint presentations about
health-related topics affecting older adults, including nutrition and
healthy eating topics;

§ Conduct exercise and fitness classes that promote mobility, flexibility,
and increase energy

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop vlogs and flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and
events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services including facilitating assessment of
consumers. health needs, development and monitoring of individualized
service plans, coordinating referrals for a wide range of support services,
and provision of support related to utilizing resources for self-help and
health maintenance.

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Establish service plans with clients and document progress towards goals.

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: Email updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf
persons, women,

veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

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