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DeafDigest Blue – July 18, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 18, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mediation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ex-oralist/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearingcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/

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Meet us in Las Vegas at DeafNation!

Will you be in Las Vegas for the DeafNation World Expo on July 19-22? 

Stop by and see Harris Communications at the Sands Expo & Convention 
Center. 

We are at booths 25, 26 and 27. 

Admission to the World Expo is free, but you can skip the long lines 
and pre-register online at: 

http://bit.ly/DeafNationExpo_ddb071810 

We will be offering exclusive show specials and previewing new
products like Clarity's® REDESIGNED AlertMaster Notification system.
The official product launch is still over a month away, but we'll
have a limited supply of the new AlertMaster system available for
purchase - first come first serve!

Marlee Matlin will be signing books at the show! We will have a
limited number of her books available for purchase including her
autobiography, "I'll Scream Later".  Afterwards, head over to her
booth for the book signing.

We're excited to be at the DeafNation World Expo to see some familiar
faces, make new friends, and show off some great new products. See
you at the show!

For more information on Marlee Matlin's books, go to
http://bit.ly/harriscomm_MarleeMatlin_ddb071810 

or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a 
second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf 
attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
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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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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

30-year history of SWCID and its growth
http://deafdigest.com/swcidhistory/

ASL happy hour
http://deafdigest.com/boulderaslhappyhour/


- Very Hot News

Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, is the world's best female
motocross racer. She has won championships in the
past and is hoping to pick up another championship this
season.  Anyway she has been nominated for the
ESPN ESPY Awards in the female category for Best Action 
Sports Athlete. She, however, didn't get it as the honor
went to a snowboarder. 


- Sunday July 11th

The FCC has announced that its Disability Rights Office
web site has been set up. Everything you wanted to know
about your rights, but were afraid to ask, will be found
on that web site. 


- Monday July 12th

Up and coming British deaf performer Genevieve Barr has
revealed a secret. Normally a hearing aid user in real
life, she had to take it off while playing her role as
Amelia in the TV show "The Silence." As a result she
had to rely on her lipreading skills to cue her around.


- Tuesday July 13th

Another hospital deaf discrimination case has been
settled. The Office for Civil Rights reached agreement
with New York  to provide equal access at its
medical facilities anywhere in the state. This was
prompted by discrimination that surfaced at the Ramapo 
Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing facility 

- Wednesday July 14th

George Steinbrenner, not deaf, who departed us last week,
was a person we all either love or hate.

Was he good to the deaf? Well, a deaf kid came up to him
asking for an autograph at a ball game in Tampa some years
back. Upon realizing the kid's deafness, Steinbrenner
did something about it. 

Depending on which tale is accurate, he either:

- paid for the kid's new hearing aid

or

- paid for the kid's CI

Did he give jobs for aspiring deaf sports executives in his
Yankees organization? No, but that is a separate issue.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Charleston RiverDogs is a minor league baseball team in the 
South Atlantic League. This team will be featuring an advertising
campaign, these 30-second shots on TV. One of these shots will
feature "Sign Language."

It is not ASL sign language but Baseball Sign Language (BSL). All
teams use BSL to convey signals that they do not want opponents
to catch. 

While BSL is different from ASL, it would be fun for us, the deaf,
to try to catch and understand what these signs stand for.

Do keep in mind these teams change BSL all the time.

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COMMUNICATING WITH A HEARING PERSON
   There are four different ways for a deaf person
to communicate with a hearing person.

- gesturing, but some hearing people can't follow gestures
- sign language, but some hearing people can't sign
- body language, but some hearing people can't follow body language

   The fourth way is the best - use pen and pad!


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearingcommunications/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
   A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
   At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
   He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
   A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
   But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
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It is not too late to register for any of the remaining workshops...  
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This workshop will help you prepare for the "Network+. Certification" test 
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DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
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For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or 
contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 
585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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THE AFGHAN CUP AND OUR DEAF TOURNAMENTS
   The Afghan Cup is an annual soccer tournament
involving 12 teams from everywhere in USA.
All of these players are immigrants and refugees
from Afghanistan.
   During the tournament, which took place last
weekend in Northern Virginia, there were recruiters
that were ready to offer these players jobs as
Afghan language translators. In today's bad
economy, it may not be surprising if some of the
players accepted the job offers.
   We have our own national deaf basketball and
national deaf softball tournaments. Do we see job
recruiters at our own deaf tournaments?
   No.

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THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS AND THE DEAF
   We have had several deaf individuals that have
operated their own restaurants.
   The restaurant business is a tough one for any
one, no matter if the owner is deaf or hearing.
   One well known deaf person wanted to own a
restaurant. He did one smart thing - hired a
restaurant consultant.
   The consultant told him that the restaurant
business does not fit his own lifestyle.
   Based on that advice, he decided not to
open a restaurant. He has become a success,
however, in a different business venture.


THE FCC AND THE DEAF
   The FCC is very important to us. This being said,
the FCC dynamics is always changing. FCC commissioners
come and go.
   Some FCC commissioners are pro-deaf, meaning they
favor us, the deaf, when issuing mandates. Some
FCC commissioners do not always favor us, the deaf,
on some of their mandates.
   This is why we are grateful to have a FCC Consumer
Advisory Committee as well as a "deaf staff" on the
FCC payroll. They are there to remind the FCC
commissioners that our needs must be addressed, and
not ignored.


A REASON FOR CHANGE OF SEATING ARRANGMENTS IN A CITY COUNCIL
   We know of jokes about rival factions spending more time
arguing over seating arrangements at a council meeting,
rather than to argue over goals and objectives.
   Well, there was a reason for a change of seating
arrangements at Kilgore, Texas council meetings.
   Normally, the council members sat at one side and
the city officers sat on the other side.
   Well, there was a slight switch of seating arrangements.
Randy Renshaw, a council member, is deaf in one ear.
   In the past his better ear was away from the council
speaker with his deaf ear closer to it.
   The council members overcame their grumblings to
allow Renshaw to make the seating change.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing person:

did you know there is a new medical operation 
that will cure deafness?




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



A LAWN CARE BUSINESS IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA
   It does not matter if the person is hearing or deaf, if
that person lacks entrepreneurial spirit, he would be
content to be working for someone else. But if that person
is entrepreneurial, then he is not afraid to take risks
while starting his own business.
   Andye Taylor, who is deaf, is one such entrepreneurial
individual, operating his own Andys Lawn Care business.
   This business specializes in lawn care and snow removal,
and he has people working for him. It his been in business for
some six years, fanning out in the Indianapolis area neighborhoods.
   And like many business people, giving back to the community
is important. Andye sponsors a deaf/Coda youth baseball team.
   DeafDigest feels every community should have more deaf-owned,
deaf-operated businesses.


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

I often read articles and comments by people who really do not
understand how realtime captioning is done, and they can be very
critical of even minor mistakes.  They sometimes cannot imagine how
captioners make certain errors.

What people need to understand is that captioners are using steno
machines, and so their errors may look totally different from the
errors made when using a typewriter.  A slight fingering error can
change a word into something totally different.  Steno writers are
basically writing "chords" on their steno machines, and it is
possible to add an extra key or what steno writers call "dragging"
a key.  It is also possible to miss a key or what steno writers call
"dropping" the letter.

Many steno writers struggle with dragging the L key with the right
hand.  That key is depressed with the ring finger, and it can be
difficult to depress keys with the middle finger and pinky finger
without also dragging the ring finger. 

A steno writer could mean to stroke the steno APT, which is the word
"apartment" for many people, and instead the steno APLT could come
up, which is the word "amount" for some steno writers.

If the nonsensical question, "How long did you live in the amount?"
came up on the screen, it may just be a slight fingering error for
the captioner or CART provider who meant to stroke, "How long did
you live in the apartment?"

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......


not afford video relay services and captioning
services and, in some cases, CI operations


The deaf person does not pay a cent for video
relay services and also for captioning services.
In many cases insurance covers CI operations.



when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Another gene mutation deafness-causing discovery has been
reported, this time by researchers at University of
Michigan.

They are saying the mutation, named DIAPH3, causes some kind
of deafness. This finding was recently shared with the National 
Academy of Sciences.

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The Deaf and the Law:

An ugly deaf prisoner denial-of-interpreter lawsuit
surfaced recently in Missouri.

It went like this -

A deaf inmate in Prison A filed a lawsuit saying his rights to an
interpreter was denied. The case was filed against Prison A.

While the lawsuit was brewing, this deaf inmate, for some reason,
was transferred to Prison B.

The trial court threw out the case, saying since he was transferred
to Prison B, then it was rendered moot.

This ruling was appealed. The Court of Appeals reversed the ruling,
saying the defendant should be the state Department of Corrections,
and not Prison A.

This suit is now live.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he inhurted (inherited) a lot of money

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The deaf Cuban baseball team came and went home after 
playing in the deaf world deaf baseball championships 
(won by the Americans) in Washington, DC.
   To raise funds to purchase American consumer goods 
(VCRs, camcorders, etc) they reportedly sold $3,000 
worth of Cuban cigars - for much as $125 per box of 
20 cigars each!
   Despite political differences players from both 
teams mingled freely as did players from Japan, 
Venezuela and Canada.


(editor's note: the world deaf baseball championship
was a one-time event. The late Larry Fleischer
had hoped to make this tournament a regular event
every two or four years but it was not to be -
because of visa hassles, monetary hassles,
diplomatic hassles, etc)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Heather Nicole Jackelen, who is not deaf, was crowned
Miss Wyoming 2005 recently.
   What is the big deal? She gave a sign language performance
and her platform was "Awareness of Importance of Education for
Our Deaf Youth."
   How many state pageant winners give deaf-related performances
and make a deafness-related issue as a platform? Do not know,
but Heather did.


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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story said that Northern Illinois
University (NIU) has a "deaf floor" at one of its
dormitories. 

Deaf floor? Implies that the entire dormitory floor
is 100 percent deaf. We are talking about maybe
50-100 deaf students on that floor.

Does NIU, at any one time, ever had 50-100 deaf students?

DeafDigest does not know.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


You walk the dog through busy city sidewalks;
people gawk at the dog and ask you questions.

Depending on how the question is being lipread,
you categorize these questions as:

1. does he bite?
2. can I pet him?
3. what breed is he?
4. what is his name?
5. is he friendly?
6. is he a pit bull?
7. does he fight?

99 percent of questions fall within the above
categories.

That one percent stumps you!



if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

you get time off from your VR duties with pay, and even allowed to
go home early on certain days of the week due to your religious
beliefs.

......

DeafBook of the Week


Black and Deaf in America

"are we that different"

TJ Publishers

co-written by Ernest Hairston & Linwood Smith

1983




DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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closing date - 07/19/2010

Employment vacancy
Residential Life Trainer
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view this vacancy please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039244&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no
or
http://referer.us/3/9yKAi

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position opening
Assistant Program Coordinator, Deaf/ASL Education/Vision
  and Orientation & Mobility Department
Monroe #1 BOCES
Monroe county (Rochester area), New York

LOCATION OF POSITION:        Monroe #1 BOCES, Building 9
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, 12 month, Probationary
STARTING DATE:  On or about August 9, 2010

DUTIES:
1. Provide general support to the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and 
Orientation 
    & Mobility Department.
- Work with other leadership staff in the department to maintain 
quality support services.

- Communicate with school districts with regard to service needs.

- Help oversee the substitute process to ensure coverage is 
provided as effectively as possible.

- Represent the department in BOCES-wide initiatives as needed.

2. Provide leadership and share supervision of the entire Deaf/ASL 
    Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department staff at their 
work sites.
- Provide supervision, observations, and evaluation of staff.
- Recruit, interview, assign and train new employees.
- Assist staff with problem solving.
- Provide on-going staff support and staff development.
- Help to maintain a substitute pool.
- Help to identify areas of need and implement change.

3. Utilize fiscal responsibility in overseeing one or more budget areas.  
    Ensure staff has the necessary materials and resources to successfully 
    provide quality service.

4. Complete paperwork related to BOCES Human Resource policies and 
procedures.

5. Assist with Extended School Year and Summer School scheduling.

6. Perform related duties as assigned by the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and 
    Orientation & Mobility Department.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. NYS Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA)/School 
District Leader (SDL) or School Administration & Supervision (SAS).

2. NYS and/or National Certifications in at least one, preferably two or 
more of the following: Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Teacher of 
ASL, Sign Language Interpreting, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, 
Orientation & Mobility.

3. Fluency in American Sign Language. 

4. Experience with Support Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or 
Visually Impaired children.

5. Knowledgeable of current trends in assistive technology.

6. Knowledge of data driven program development.

7. Experience with curriculum writing.

8. Outstanding leadership skills.

9. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

10. Valid New York State Driver's License. 

Application Procedure:
Contact Nancy J Carr at 585-249-7010

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announcing an opening
Residential Counselors - PACES program
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

1at, 2nd , 3rd and weekend shifts available

The American School for the Deaf encompasses a comprehensive 
center-based and community-based educational program serving 
deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high 
school, utilizing a total communication philosophy.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
The Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of 
adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other 
responsibilities as designated by the Dean of Students, PACES Program. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants should possess a High School Diploma, two years of College 
preferred.  Applicants should have prior experience in working with 
emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential 
setting.  Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.  CPI 
Certification or a willingness to secure.  Public Service License or CDL 
License or a willingness to secure one or the other.  CEASD Dormitory 
Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.  Ability to write 
reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  
Good to excellent ASL skills.
                                                                                                                                                    
HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume and letter of application to:   

Human Resources, 
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

For more information, visit our website at:  http://www.asd-1817.org

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announcing an opening
Teacher - Career Academy and Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full Time 

PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:         Until filled.                                                               
                               

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in 
West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based 
and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing 
students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, 
instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special 
Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.         
                                          
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special 
Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech 
Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in 
graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign 
Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work 
flexible hours when needed.  

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Compensation range based on school's salary scales.    
Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are 
available.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job 
description and download an application.   Send all applications and 
resumes to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management
experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience.

Proven experience with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget
and financial management strongly desired. Thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing cultures required as well as Sign
Language proficiency. Strong people skills, diplomacy and public
speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf
community with affordable living, access to arts and culture,
sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education
opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package.

Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at
http://www.wnydas.org 

Please send cover letter and resume with completed
application to: 
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. 
Attn: Executive Director
Search Committee,  
2495 Main St. Suite 446, 
Buffalo, NY 14214 

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010

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Job openings
sComm
Kansas City, Missouri

~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~

sComm, a growing company who develops, manufactures and distributes 
UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job 
opportunities:
 
(1)        Sales Representative
We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience 
and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The 
candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology 
products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology 
markets.

(2)        Product Managers
We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management 
experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and 
distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting 
and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf 
and hearing members.

More details on both job opportunities is available at 
www.scomm.com/content/job_openings 

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
sComm
6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, Missouri 64311

Email: mailto:jobs@scomm.com 
http://www.scomm.com 

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position opening
Deputy to the President & Associate Provost
  for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment &
  Training and Inclusion
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career 
development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students and 
outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing 
students, is recruiting for Deputy to the President and Associate Provost 
for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Training and Inclusion.  As 
the Chief Diversity Officer, incumbent will be responsible for leadership 
to foster and advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in 
all aspects of university life; will be responsible for overall planning, 
budgeting, organizing, and coordinating of diversity activities required 
for campus-wide diversity efforts; will establish and monitor guidelines 
that assists units in identifying, recruiting and retaining employees, 
both faculty and staff, to increase diversity and to ensure equity, 
inclusion and social justice; will develop policies and practices to guide 
the University toward its vision of an inclusive living and learning 
environment; will provide leadership for the development and coordination 
of diversity activities which are inclusive for the campus community; will 
provide extensive leadership to (a) promote a learning community in which 
all major programs, activities and organizational bodies involve+ 
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; 
(b) create an inclusive campus climate through focus groups and dialogues 
for persons who differ based on their race/ethnicity, religion, gender, 
abilities, language, sexual orientation, social class, economic strata and 
other human differences; establish diversity goals for each academic year; 
and will monitor and report to the University community progress made 
toward the achievement of diversity goals. 

Interested persons must meet the following requirements:  Must hold an 
earned terminal degree or minimum of a Master's degree and five years 
related experience.  Demonstrated experience in higher education or a 
learning environment.  Demonstrated skills in project management, 
organization dynamics, budget planning and collaboration.  Demonstrated 
ability to build effective cross-departmental teams with diverse 
constituencies.  Must be able to provide counsel and advice at both a 
strategic and daily operational level.  Proven work on diversity 
initiatives by working with committees, task forces and other 
organizations.  Exceptional interpersonal diplomatic skills; a team 
oriented philosophy, optimism, confidence and excitement about change.  
Proven skills dealing with the complexity of diverse cultures, backgrounds 
and perspectives at all levels within a complex organization.  Knowledge 
of and experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals or 
willingness to learn. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and 
implementing innovative programs to meet institutional needs.  American 
Sign Language skills or willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of 
time.

Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range.  Check our web 
site at http://www.gallaudet.edu  

To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to:
Gallaudet University, 
Human Resources Services, 
800 Florida Avenue, NE, 
College Hall, #106, 
Washington, DC 20002.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position closes on July 15, 2010.

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(revised deadline)

position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #548

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates 
who possess the following:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree in Deaf Education; AND

(2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND
                    
(3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy  

The School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided 
by St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:         (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following 
curriculum guidelines;

Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication;

Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to 
develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials;


Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Maintains order in the classroom;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications:
Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
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(revised)

position opening
Speech Pathologist
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #549

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who 
possess the following:


(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree; AND

(2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND
                    
(3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(4) Commitment to the School's Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy.  The 
School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by 
St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:        (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum 
guidelines;

Instructs students using Total Communication;

Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other 
administrators to develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results;

Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; 

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials 
and evaluation instruments;

Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and 
therapeutic IEP goals;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications to:

Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  
        
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(updated July 18th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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 Specialist
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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