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DeafDigest Blue – January 26, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – January 26, 2014Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-player-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gestures-for-deaf-on-tv/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zaire-fail-to-help-deaf-rights/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaf-in-conventions/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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New from ASL Films: “Hard Man”

A new Texas-sized drama by ASL Films, “Hard Man” tells the story of a
Texas rancher suffering from alcoholism, determined to die on his
ranch rather than have his daughter put him in a nursing home.

A dramatic tale, this film confronts issues often found within
dysfunctional families and leaves viewers with a thought-provoking
experience.

“Hard Man” (DVD431) is available at Harris Communications for $25.99.

(Film is signed in ASL, English subtitles, closed captioned with no
audio. Rated PG-13.)

To see a trailer of the movie, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb012614

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Doug Bahl,
a Minnesotan, who departed us. He was well known
for his love of Deaf History and Deaf Culture
in which he taught his students for many years.
Said an associate:

He was instrumental for making the Minnesota
State Academy for the Deaf’s 150th anniversary
event a success last fall

Top stories about the deaf:

No interpreters are available for the deaf of
south Warwickshire, a town in Great Britain.
Many deaf residents are complaining about it.

The United Arab Emirates will be installing
flashing alerting devices in public facilities
for the benefit of the deaf – to alert them
of ambulances, police sirens, etc.

Confusion in India! The government has decided to
allow sign language interpreters on TV during
the Republic Day Parade. Yet, the government
minister of Information and Broadcasting would
not allow it.  Left hand not knowing what the
right hand is doing!

Two individuals associated with South Africa’s
African National Congress resigned from their
jobs because of the still continuing stink with
the fake interpreter incident.

Robert W. Carter takes over as the new president
of the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Longmeadow,
MA. He previously directed the Austine School/
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in
Brattlesboro, VT.

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Explore. Experience.

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

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

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

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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WHY DID ADVOCATES FOR DEAF IN ZAIRE FAIL?
Zaire is a country in Africa. There were groups that tried to
fight for the rights of the deaf in Zaire, but it failed.
Why did it fail? Because these groups fought with each
other over philosophy, goals, objectives. They would not
work together to fight the government on rights of the deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zaire-fail-to-help-deaf-rights/

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

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2nd Black Deaf Senior Citizen Reunion
September 11-14, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-black-deaf-citizen-reunion/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu

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QUIET DEAF MEN AT BIG DEAF CONVENTIONS
DeafDigest editor sometimes goes to big Deaf
Conventions.
He will see a few quiet deaf men; they are much older –
age 70-80-90, while many deaf people in conventions are
much younger, age 30 to 60. These much older deaf men
are always ignored. Very few younger people know them.
This is a shame – because many years ago these older
deaf men were big leaders, very powerful, and very
well known. Because of their age, they are quieter
and many deaf people don’t know them.
This is a shame!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaf-in-conventions/

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

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a picture and an explanation

Dummy Hoy with a cigarette?
http://deafdigest.comt/dummy-hoy-smoking-deaf-cigarettes/

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A DEAF AUTO LICENSE PLATE
Is there such a thing as a Deaf Auto License Plate? Until last
week, DeafDigest editor never saw one.
The Deaf Auto License Plate was titled “Au Deaf.”
Au? Probably in French for the word “with”. Meaning the
driver is with the deaf. Perhaps himself not necessarily deaf but
hangs out with the deaf?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told

you’re the first male interpreter we’ve ever had!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we are reading through captioning errors, one of the easier types
of captioning errors to understand is homophones.  Since
stenocaptioners primarily write phonetically rather than typing out
words letter by letter, it is fairly easy for them to make this sort
of error.

What many people may not think about is how frequently a captioner
has to differentiate between words that sound alike.  A captioner may
know the correct spelling of a word but choose the wrong steno
outline.

Some examples of this kind of error would be:

“It would seamless interesting to him.”
“After the actor received his queue, he gave his line.”
“He let his car idol for a couple minutes.”
“The seen at the haunted mansion was rather Erie .”

And one where the stenocaptioner really has to maintain his/her
focus:

“The reign would seam to be heaven scent.”

These should read as follows:
“It would seem less interesting to him.”
“After the actor received his cue, he gave his line.”
“He let his car idle for a couple minutes.”
“The scene at the haunted mansion was rather eerie.”
“The rain would seem to be heaven sent.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you have a hearing friend put in a message on your answering
machine, explaining that you are deaf and to please send text,
yet these hearing people still leave voice messages!

(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

Who is the most important person in a corporation? The president? No. The CEO? No. Then who is it? The Corporate Compliance officer – whose job is to make sure the ADA regulations are being followed.

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Did you know that –

Lyle Olsen, a deaf resident of Gallatin County
in Montana, was member of the county posse
during the sixties and seventies. Member of the
posse help the law enforcement in a variety
of duties – such as serving warrants, crowd
control during heavily attended athletic events,
etc. In Gallatin County, the members of the posse
used horses as their primary means of transportation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all detest the Deaf and Dumb label. And one may think
that the federal government equally treats us with dignity
by not calling us Deaf and Dumb.
Wrong!  According to Code 389.7 of the medical book
maintained by the National Center for Health and Statistics
(NCHS), we are still labeled Deaf and Dumb.
A physician, whose grandson is a student at a residential
school for the deaf, and who helped mentor a deaf medical
school student, came across that dreaded Code 389.7
He brought this to the attention of NCHS and they
promised that this issue will be addressed in their
next meeting, slated for April 1-2nd.
To be Deaf or to be Deaf and Dumb? Stay tuned.

(DeafDigest editor vaguely recalls that this deaf and dumb
wording has been removed)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Super Bowl is coming up next weekend.
Many of you will root for the Cardinals. Many
of you will root for the Steelers. And may
the best team win!
Both teams have deaf-connections:

– Cardinals

The 1973 St Louis Cardinals team had Bonnie
Sloan, the first deaf player to play in the
NFL.

The 1976 & 1977 St Louis Cardinals had a back up
quarterback Billy Donckers who was severely
hearing impaired. The coaches had to make sure
Billy was facing them so lipreading could be
done

In 1932, the Chicago Cardinals played an
exhibition game against Memphis Tigers.
Bilbo Monaghan, an all-time Gallaudet great,
played for the Tigers. In the game with
Cardinals, he intercepted two passes and
returned both for touchdowns

– Steelers

Has a strong link with Western Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf, through its community
network of local connections and contacts

Kevin Colbert is the Steelers’ General
Manager. Kevin’s brother is Bob, who
coached the Gallaudet teams in 1969 and
1970. The 1970 season was the Dirty
Thirty season. And Bob introduced the
drum. Bob currently coaches the St Vincent
College football team which played Gallaudet
past two seasons. In St Vincent’s first
football game after restarting this sport
in 2007, there was a Dirty Thirty reunion
with Bob. Of course, Gallaudet won
the game to make the reunion more joyous!

We, the deaf, win, regardless of whoever
wins the game!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

People are saying that Derrick Coleman will be
the first deaf player to compete in the Super Bowl.
They forget one fact – that the coach selects
45 players out of a 53-man roster to play in the
game. If Derrick is one of the 8 that is not selected
to play, he is out of luck.
Derrick should be among the 45 selected to play
but we will not know until the announcement is made
an hour before the Super Bowl starts.
This fact won’t stop newspapers from saying he
the first Deaf Super Bowler.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend was complaining about his favorite singer.

I thought he said:
This singer is stone deaf

Stone deaf?

He actually said:
This singer is tone deaf

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for “Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator” staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Service.  Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

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

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 31, 2013 at 800.821.1831

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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position opening
Coordinator of Educational Advancement and Partnerships
MN Department of Human Services
St. Paul, MN

$53,975 – $80,075 annually

This position is located in the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing for Minnesotans. This position exists to advance the education collaborative for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The incumbent will provide leadership and advocacy for a statewide education plan for students who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing by engaging diverse cross agency, cross-sector stakeholders, including parents and disability advocates, teachers, schools and administrators to improve outcomes.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Responsibilities Include:
–    Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating statewide educational collaborative plan with Steering Committee and Stakeholders and ensures that activities and goals align with and support the Commission’s strategic plan.
–    Identifying and making available appropriate human, fiscal and material resources so that institutions, parents, students and school districts and other educators will have available to them to implement the Collaborative Plan. –    Creating an environment that encourages and facilitates input from all stakeholders by developing a communications plan and communicates education activities to the general public, stakeholders and policy makers.

Required Qualifications:
–    Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
–    A teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with a current or past license.
–    3 years of related advanced-professional experience.
–    Proficiency in ASL at an intermediate or Level 3 in the SLIPI.

Work experience must demonstrate the following:
–    Knowledge of theory and practices for developing and conducting educational programs for children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.
–    Knowledge of advocacy and support systems for parents in education settings. –    Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C, Part B.
–    Knowledge of educational trends, issues and developments occurring at the pre-school, elementary, secondary, post-secondary levels sufficient to be able to appraise and incorporate potentially effective solutions into state wide programs.
–    Knowledge of the structure of Minnesota’s educational, public health, vocational rehabilitation services, human services and services for the blind system sufficient to provide solutions to policy and operational questions. –    Knowledge of public/private organizations that provide services to children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
–    Knowledge of state and federal resources and agencies that provide services to children with disabilities.
–    Knowledge and respect for parent concerns, concerns of the deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind community and the goals of organizations that advocate for children.
–    Knowledge of educational theory, administrative fundamentals, Minnesota’s educational structure, and state and federal legislation governing specific programs sufficient to resolve issues that require constructive thinking and to identify and recommend alternatives that meet program and legislative intent. –    Experience with large and small group facilitation and conflict management.

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Master’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Public Policy or a related field.
–    Knowledge of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention systems in Minnesota and goals set by the Joint Commission on Infant Hearing.
–    Ability to write grant proposals.
–    Knowledge of content management systems and ability to generate and post content on state website.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates MUST apply through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the state’s official hiring site. Below are detailed instructions on how to submit your resume and apply. If you have additional questions you can contact the recruitment office at 651-431-3674 or sos.recruitment@state.mn.us.  Please be sure to apply at your earliest convenience before the position closes at MIDNIGHT on MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2014.

Submit your resume:
1. Visit www.careers.state.mn.us
2. Select .My State Job Search. (upper right hand corner)
3. Select .Create a My State Job Search Account.
4. Complete the instructions under New Account
5. Once your account has been established, select .Resume Builder.
6. Build a resume or paste a text copy of your existing resume
7. Use the .Job-Specific Questions. space for your cover letter (optional)
8. Complete required sections of .Supplemental Information.
9. You MUST click .Submit Your Resume. at the bottom of the page!

Apply for the Coordinator of Educational Advancement and Partnerships opening after you have created your new account and submitted your resume (note: the state classification for this position is Educ Specialist 2):
10. Select .Apply for Jobs.
11. Select .Apply for Positions.
12. Enter this posting number:  13DHS001843
13. Select .Continue. and verify the position is correct
14. Select .Apply.

Tips:
. Save your user ID and password for future use.
. Make sure your resume clearly states all relevant skills and experience, along with the beginning and ending months and years of each position you have held.
. If you have any difficulties, contact the website helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or mailto:careers@state.mn.us

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Secondary Classroom Assistant – Intensive Needs
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

The application packet must be complete in order to be
considered for the position.

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position opening
Tenure-Track Position, undergraduate business administration program
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS Gallaudet University, Graduate School and Professional Programs

Position is contingent upon funding

The Department of Business invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its undergraduate business administration program.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Qualifications: –    Doctoral degree in Accounting, or a business-related discipline, with specialties in Accounting related areas. Certified Public Accountants are strongly encouraged to apply. University level teaching experience and/or increasingly responsible experience in private business and/or the government utilizing accounting information and analysis is strongly preferred.  Applicants with a Master’s* degree with extensive and relevant work or  teaching experience may also be considered;

–    Applicant must possess strong quantitative and technology skills;

–    Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable; if not already proficient, a new faculty member must develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines;

–    Record of publication, survey, research, consulting and other activities demonstrating the use of financial analysis for business and/or government decision-making purposes highly desirable.

*To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate business administration core courses, with an emphasis on accounting, (especially Financial Accounting, Non-profit Accounting, and Auditing) and quantitative business courses. Serve as advisor and mentor to undergraduate business majors. Conduct research, individually and/or collaboratively with other members of the academic community. Fulfill program, department and university service assignments. Perform other duties as assigned by the chairperson of the Department of Business.

Salary and Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor Position. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins January 15, 2014.

Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work, examples of academic publications, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly activities and/or other work experience to:

Department of Business Search Committee Department of Business Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002-3695

Phone: 202-651-5312   Fax: 202-651-5516

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

www.pahrtners.com/careers

www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

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

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

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

— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHAB COUNSELOR – Full Time; Glenside
location
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations

— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: http://www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume 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; 215-884-9770 TTY/V

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Announcement Superintendent (Effective January 1, 2014)
Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD) Fulton, MO

salary of $76,368 annually

Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education of deaf and hard of hearing, special education, school administration and supervision, or a related field; Three years successful experience as an administrator of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or school administration and supervision; Missouri certification in school administration or special education administration.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices; Knowledge of the development, abilities and unique psychology of students who are deaf or hard of hearing; Knowledge of Missouri’s Learning Standards and Educator Standards; Knowledge of organization and administration in the area of special education; Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement collaborative data teams focused on using formative assessments to guide the use of effective teaching and learning practices; Ability to organize and analyze data as part of a focused strategic planning and implementation process; Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a professional staff; Ability to communicate effectively in writing, American Sign Language-ASL (at the advanced or higher level) and a variety of other modes; Ability to work under supervision as well as to assume leadership responsibilities; Ability to apply effective fiscal and human resource policies and practices.

Examples of Work Performed:
Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the design, development, execution and evaluation of a systemic plan to educate students and accelerate improvement of student outcomes, meet residential responsibilities, and improve outreach outcomes for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families; Administers a program for staff development and educator evaluation consistent with state standards and requirements and aligned to the systemic plan; Recruits and recommends all personnel for employment to the State Board of Education; Coordinates development of the annual operating budget with the Division of Financial and Administrative Services and the Office of Special Education; Coordinates, plans, and directs meetings of MSD.s Board of Advisors; Works and communicates effectively with parents and patrons, including individual parent contacts and groups such as the MSD Parents Organization; Promotes and coordinates public relations programs designed to acquaint the general public with MSD; Follows all policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the Board and makes decisions consistent with Board policies; Assures compliance with all federal and state regulations governing MSD; Coordinates the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds with the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management; Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure:
Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.

Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

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Teaching Specialist Position
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology,
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the
area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment,
100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime
teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student
performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with
individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American
Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that
include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching
courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705).
The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student
performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete
professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings.
Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
.       Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.
.       Prepare course content
.       Evaluate student performance
.       Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related
fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if
that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL
using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
.       Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications
.       MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related
fields.
.       Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum,
Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time
position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 13, 2014 and ending
May 25, 2014.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled,
however the search committee will review complete applications on October
18, 2013.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application,
curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two
letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the
applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and
a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply
on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html; search requisition number
187448.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant
can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the
job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age,
marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender
orientation.

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position opening
Community Relations and Development Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Status: Full Time (flexible as needed)
Responsible to: Executive Director

Basic Functions:
Responsible to work under the direction of the Executive Director to expand and enhance community relations and development activities of the organization including but not limited to: grant writing, developing sponsorships, marketing, public relations activities and supporting the agency and board in their efforts to develop unrestricted funds for agency programs and services.

Specific Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director regarding public and media relations.
2. Enhance community relationships with NPO.s, corporate, media, governmental and political offices
3. Identify and assist in the completion/presentation of funding Requests for Proposals and submission of foundation Letters of Intent
4. Establish corporate sponsorship and legacy giving program for agency services
5. Communicate with and gather information from all agency departments for statistical and development purposes including preparation of Annual report
6. Maintain donor database and acknowledge donations in a timely manner
7. Manage and update social media and website pages
8. Create bi-weekly E-newsletter and quarterly printed newsletter
9. Set up graphic design/printing needs for agency materials and power point presentations
10. Coordinate agency annual fundraiser and other community fundraising events/volunteers
11. Attend Board of Directors. Development Committee meetings
12. Participate as Board of Directors. staff liaison, assisting with meeting minutes and maintaining official Board records

Skills:
1. Knowledge of sign language and deaf culture helpful
2. Advanced computer knowledge including web page set-up and maintenance
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
4. Understanding of social media and networking
5. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize work tasks
7. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of client, agency, financial and employee related information

Education and relevant experience should be commensurable with the requirements of this position. Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org

All persons are encouraged to apply including Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates. Applications accepted until position is filled. Position available immediately.

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position opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State’s grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master’s Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K – $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov

EOE

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