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DeafDigest Blue – January 20, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 20, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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


This just in –

the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, rebuffed in building a new school building
on its first choice of land, is now able to build on a different location.
That piece of land just was not available at that time months ago, but
now it is. The remaining steps needed to break the ground is now routine
and just paperwork.


DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Vic Galloway
who departed us. He graduated from Gallaudet intending
to become a chemist, but switched gears and became
a life long educator of the deaf. His long list of
accomplishments would overwhelm this edition – but the
most interesting one was the year he chaired the national
deaf basketball tournament in Atlanta in 1959. There
was a big problem – a team from Los Angeles had the
best player in the nation, but he was black. Jim Crow laws in the south did not permit mixing of whites and blacks. Vic was not afraid to confront the Jim Crow people to allow this player to participate. While Vic did not succeed, it set a precedent for future
tournaments – that tournament hosts had to make sure
that no Jim Crow laws would prevail.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Clinton Foundation is donating 40 solar-powered streetlights
to a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, populated by
deaf residents, forced to relocate because of earthquake. Yes,
the Clinton Foundation was established by past president

Two deaf paramedics have surfaced in recent news stories –
Amber Tansey, Santa Rosa, CA and Chai Wei Xiong in
Malaysia. Both are hoping to make it their careers, but
acknowledge that discrimination is a barrier.

The National Governors Association chairs Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin gave a State of
States address at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.
The focus of their speech was to hire the disabled, the
deaf included.

The market swine competition at the Coryell County Youth Fair
(Texas) took place recently. The winner is Joshua Horton. He
is deaf, and his goal is to become a 4-H extension agent.

Creighton University, a well known university in the Omaha,
Nebraska area, sensitive or not sensitive to the needs of
the deaf? Well, this university has had workshops. One
such workshop was titled “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients Guidelines For Healthcare Providers.” Why is DeafDigest
mentioning this? Because the Creighton medical school is
fighting Michael Argenyi’s request for CART services. He
is a deaf medical school student. The federal appeals court panel told the Creighton people that a jury should be allowed
to decide on Argenyi’s discrimination lawsuit instead of
having the lower federal court dismissing the lawsuit!


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DeafDigest editor received an advice from a travel agent.
It said it is important to tell everyone that you are deaf –
ticket counter clerk, gate agent, flight hostess, etc. And
also to ask for escort to get into the airplane and also
to get out of the airplane.
Are we, the deaf, helpless when we travel? No. We, the
deaf, travel much better than hearing people – because
we depend on our eyes and on our common sense!

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This is a true story. A young and immature Gallaudet
male student was very rude to an older, married female
He gave her very hard time every day, laughing and
mocking at her and showing her no respect. She was angry,
but kept her mouth shut.
One day, this young student told her that he was
applying for a job as a dorm counselor at a school
for the deaf.
The female student told this young student:

my husband is the dean of students at the school for
the deaf and I will tell him how rude you have been to me!

The immature student’s face was red and he did not get
the job!

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entitled to, it is best to contact your tax preparer.


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People that buy hearing aids often get this oft-repeated
The advice is –

keep it away from water

It does not matter if there are “waterproof” hearing aid
ads, just keep it away from water!


being asked –

how long did it take you to learn sign language?

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


Some people think that all CART providers and captioners use the same
“code” when they write on their steno machines. However, that is
not true. Every captioner writes somewhat differently.

Even though there are some similarities to all styles of writing on a
steno machine, each captioner modifies his or her own steno theory.
There are a number of steno theories that have been taught by the
different court reporting/captioning schools.

As the captioner is taught steno theory, he or she is taught the
basic location of the keys on the keyboard and what combinations of
letters to use to make other letters. For example, in most steno
theories, the letters “TPH” when depressed with the left hand will
be used to represent the sound of the letter “N” at the beginning
of a word.

After the captioner learns the basic theory, he or she will continue
to tweak their writing throughout their entire career.  Even someone
who has been in the business for many years will find new ways to
write certain sounds, words, or phrases.

You can find forums on the Internet where court reporters and
captioners share information about how they write, and new ideas and
concepts can be incorporated in all steno theories.


job interviewers assuming deaf people are not employable
for one reason only – deafness!

(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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How much progress have been made in states regarding bills
treating ASL as a foreign language? Very little in the past
10-15 years.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The inaugural ceremony that took place at Pierre, SD to
usher in the new governor and lieutenant governor took on
an added significance.
Lt. Governor Dennis Daugaard is a Coda, the son of
Raymond and late mother Florence, both of Garretson, SD.
The father is a staunch member of the South Dakota
Association of the Deaf (60 years long) and he was in the
And the interpreter, not pushed off to a corner of
the stage, stood right next to the sworn-in individuals.
Is Dennis the first Coda to become a lieutenant
governor? People in South Dakota think so.

(editor’s note: Daugaard eventually became the governor;
one would think the South Dakota Deaf Community would leap
with joy, thinking a high profile politician is in their
corner. It was not to be – for he has been accused of not
acting in the best interests of the Deaf Community, and
backed out of a promised speech at a recent NAD Conference)


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Installed at the International Boxing
Hall of Fame at Canastota, NY is the boxing
ring that was used for many years at the
Madison Square Garden.
What about it? Deaf boxer Eugene Hairston,
a world contender in the middleweight class
in the forties, could not hear the bell
ring to indicate the end of each round.
As a result, he was getting clobbered
by boxers that wanted to sneak an extra
punch before going to their corners.
To put a stop to it, the boxing officials
installed red flashing lights at the corners
of the ring. Hairston would see the lights
and know the round has ended!
Since then flashing lights have been
used in all boxing matches.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Yes, we have heard of this phrase – it is expensive
to be deaf

But do deaf people take care of their own deaf-stuff
such as hearing aids, CI accessories, etc?

Most of them do, but some don’t.

We are always reading stories of someone stealing a
hearing aid or stealing a CI accessory!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Your friend wants to introduce someone to you

You thought your friend said:

This is tough

Tough? Last name of the new friend or just saying this
new friend is a tough person (he doesn’t look tough, by
the way)

Your friend actually said:

This is Duff



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and application to:

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

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

Dual certifications in Deaf Education preferred.

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

FBI Clearance

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




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

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


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

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

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

Behavior Support Staff   in Academic and Residential Programs

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

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

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

Website:    Email:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

617-933-3438 (direct)


Career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

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

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


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.

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.

–    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

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to

A job application can be found at


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!

– 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!


Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD)
Salt Lake City, Utah
SLCAD is a unique non-profit agency in Utah that provides advocacy and supports to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind victims and survivors of abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

Deaf Rural Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Utah

Office Manager
.    Provides monthly reports to the Executive Director and the governing Board including financial summaries, client and advocate service data
.    Manages multiple grant budgets and submits monthly and quarterly Financial Status Reports to the Executive Director and Board
.    General bookkeeping; bill paying, payroll processing using QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets
.    Arranges travel needs (book airplane tickets, hotels, interpreters, etc.)
.    Performs office duties such as:
.Answer telephones and emails
.Handles correspondents and mailings
.Filing; maintain forms, records and databases
.    Maintains inventory and work orders
.    Updates training materials (make copies, assemble materials, etc.) .    Maintains donations database .    Prepares records for annual audit and reports
.    Other duties as needed
Required Qualifications
.    Prefer Bachelor Degree (will consider H.S. degree with equivalent work/life experience)
.    Minimum two years involvement in the Deaf Community (paid or volunteer)
.    Fluency American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture
.    Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Excel, Word, QuickBooks and Grant management systems/policies
.    Strong budgeting and organizational skills
.    Strong research skills using the internet and other resources
.    Good English and writing skills (must provide a sample)
.    Must pass a criminal background check

SALARY: $17.00/hr; 28-32 hrs/wk
BENEFITS: Health/dental insurance, paid sick leave, vacation and major holidays.
Please send your resume and the names of three references to:
452 E. 3900 S.  SLC, UT  84107 or email:
DEADLINE: January 24th or until filled.

Stephanie Mathis
Executive Director

The Lighthouse Deaf Services dept. is seeking a FT assistant. Please share this posting with anyone you know who may be seeking employment.

Deaf Services Assistant
FT- Tue-Fri (32 hours, may be more depending on business needs)
Full benefits package- Health, dental, vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Employer Paid Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Plan, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay.
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2013
Interested applicants may also visit our website at for all job openings. Thanks. Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162

Location: 118 52nd Street

Education: Bachelor.s degree in Education

Experience: 1-2 years

Compensation: $31,000 Travel Required: No

Summary: The Job Readiness Instructor will be responsible for creating curriculum relevant to job readiness skills, teaching job readiness classes according to lesson plans, and establishing a positive working collaboration with funding source representatives. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with computer job search activities; keeping timely and accurate records; helping with career development, interviewing, and resume preparation. The Instructor must be able to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; have excellent written/oral communication skills; possess organizational/problem solving abilities; have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and be customer oriented. Previous teaching job readiness or related career advancement activity experience preferred.

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Career Opportunities are valid from January 9, 2013 through January 23, 2013
Send all resumes to:
Shannon Farley . Human Resources Job Hotline: TBD
118 52nd Street Web Site:
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Email:

Act 33/34 & Security Clearances Required

Goodwill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Hourly ASL Tutor position open at ACC

We are looking to hire an hourly tutor in our ASL Lab here at Austin Community College!  Apply by February 1, 2013 if interested!

Job #1211005
Tutor I-V – Hourly

Job #1211005
Apply for this Position

Closing Date: 02/01/2013
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location: Multiple Locations

Hours: Work hours vary from 5 to 19 hours a weeks. Lab is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Position Focus: American Sign Language and Interpreting Lab Tutor

Salary: $11.25-$17.00/hr depending on qualificaitons, NO BENEFITS

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Criminal Background Check: Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

See more details here:

ASLIT Department

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Deaf Communication Specialist
Facilitate communication for the Deaf program participant with individuals that the consumer
comes in contact with and wishes to communicate with, in order to promote independence,
community inclusion, and personal growth for the participant.
. Promoting an environment where the program participant feels a sense of inclusion and
integration into the communities the participant chooses to interact within.
. Facilitate language enhancement and assist the participant to build a solid vocabulary
. Assist the program participant to communicate with medical professionals
. Complete shift reports and email the report to supervisors at the completion of each shift
. Work in cooperation with the DDSO State staff to ensure that the program participants.
needs are met.
. Ability to negotiate conflict
. Ability to facilitate communication between individuals
. American Sign Language (ASL) and be able to translate using minimal sign language
Education and Work Experience:
Associates Degree in Human Services or other related field
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Maintain yearly CPR and First Aid certification training
Active SCIP-R training certification, preferred
Possess a basic understanding of individuals with developmental disabilities.
*All persons hired are subject to a Background Check Prior to the
First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please
Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Michelle Prohov
497 State Street
Rochester NY 14608
Fax: (585) 546-1724

Seeking Assistance

We are seeking part-time assistance to provide in-home attendant-type care to an older Deaf woman with low vision who lives in Olathe.  She is fluent in ASL visually and needs assistance with light meal preparation, personal care and socialization.  Sign language skills are a must.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Cheryl Mortensen

913-219-4874 cell voice/text

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)

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 for further information.

Location: Cedar Valley College – Lancaster near Dallas, Texas

Sign Language Interpreting
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.

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.
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545

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.

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

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

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.


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