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DeafDigest Blue – July 24, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – July 24, 2011

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.


– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Kenneth Puckett, a statewide and
local leader in Pennsylvania, who departed us. He managed a statewide
program for interpreters for the state Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, while at the same time representing the needs of the deaf
in the Johnstown area. Said Sharon Behun, the agency director:

It is a great loss

Another associate said Ken was a devoted Deaf Services worker.

A press release is at:

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Dick Myers, a late deafened
person, who departed us. He was a strong advocate on the needs
of the late deafened; he operated his own assistive hearing
devices business.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Joy Carney, who
departed us. As a young woman she was known as Joy York and
was a faithful NAD employee, and on the side, a strong advocate
for the needs of the deaf. Over the years she has continued
her advocacy with respect to telecommunications and interpreting
needs. In recent years she lived on the Delaware’s Eastern Shore
and operated her own Deaf Tours travel business while serving
as an interpreter and also helping out with the Deaf Independent Living Association, the Eastern Shore area’s deaf social service
agency. She had a reputation for being the best interpreter on the Eastern Shore. As a compliment to her interpreting skills, a deaf husband and a deaf wife, going through a divorce, agreed on just her as the interpreter, representing both sides. It was
contrary to conventional wisdom. But with Joy, it didn’t matter
as everyone trusted her impartiality!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

More and more younger people are becoming deaf.
Why? Three reasons – technology, longer lives
and noise pollution. This is what many audiologists
are saying. Technology is in the form of Ipods.
Longer lives means age-induced hearing loss.
Noise pollution means noise on the streets –
trucks, construction machinery, etc.

What is a Hidden Hero? It is a Hero that no one knows about.
People perform heroic deeds without being mentioned in the
newspapers and in the media. Anyway, the Irish Deaf
Society is soliciting names from the public for their
hidden deaf and hard of hearing heroes. It does not matter
if it is civic performance or community leadership or
employee honors or sports or whatever.

– Very Hot News

The new president of the World Federation of the Deaf
is Colin Allen. He is an Australian.

– Sunday July 17th

The National Foundation for the Deaf has succeeded in getting
the New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s challenge of the way
The Accident Compensation Corporation defines deafness. The
challenge was because the deaf group felt the definition was
discriminatory. Next step is for both groups to go into mediation
to agree on a more reasonable definition of deafness.

– Monday July 18th

Pam Smith, who is deaf, has been the leader of the local cub
scout program for 30 years in Newbridge, United Kingdom. Her
work with the Cub Scouts has earned her the Supreme Volunteer
annual honor by a local community service group.

– Tuesday July 19th

The Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
ran a piece this week about SHS possibly leading to
deafness among young people.

SHS stands for Second Hand Smoke.

– Wednesday July 20th

YouTube is now working on auto-captions in the Japanese
language. It is their first venture in a language other
than English.


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


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

While Gallaudet has harvested a bountiful crop of honors, awards and publicity with its athletic program during this 2010-2011
collegiate season, there is another important honor that needs to
be mentioned in DeafDigest. Gallaudet has placed in a tie for
4th place out of 14 schools in the North Eastern Athletic
Conference for most student-athletes that have achieved a 3.4
or higher grade point average. What this means is that Gallaudet
athletes come to study and play, and not play only!


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Many deaf leaders hope to have a good professional
relationship with political leaders and legislators.
Most legislators do not know the deaf, but a few of them do know the deaf.
It is always a surprise for deaf visitors at
government buildings to see a deaf leader being
greeted with “hi” and “hello” and hugs by legislators
in the hallways.
These relationships are important for deaf agencies
to get bills passed and to get funds.
Not always easy to develop personal relationships
because legislators are always busy and do not have
time for a chat.

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July 31-August 6, 2011
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Washington, DC

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There was a newspaper story about hearing immigrants,
famous in their own home countries (politicians, actors,
chefs, doctors) but struggle in USA. They are famous
at home countries and not famous in USA.
It is the same thing with our deaf people. We have
many deaf people famous in our Deaf Community but
very unknown among hearing people in USA!

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of each DeafDigest edition)

We have deaf people that mouth their words when
signing. We also have other deaf people that sign
with their lips closed.
To mouth or not to mouth? This was part of a British
study. The researchers wanted to know if mouthing is
part of the sign language or if it is part of the
The research team, part of the University College London staff basically said deaf people are processing
two different languages at the same time.
This research study was published in the most recent
edition of the Psychological Science.

In a newspaper story, a grandmother said:

I am a surrogate parent for my grandchildren for both of
their parents are deaf

This comment is troubling. Is she saying that the deaf
cannot take care of hearing children? Did the deaf parents
willingly allow the grandmother to handle the hearing
Still troubling.


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Sandra Spekman, a long time Red Cross volunteer in New Jersey,
was honored for her work with the Adapted Aquatics program,
teaching swimming to people with special needs.
She is deaf, been deaf all her life.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University, in India, made this
announcement – that a sign language institute will be launched at
the university’s Delhi campus. It was said to be the first one of
its kind in Asia.
The goal is to teach sign language to deaf students from anywhere
in the world.
This goal is fine but the puzzling question is – how is this going
to work because not every nation uses Indian Sign Language?


said an interpreter –

hearing clients that use heavy jargon that no one understands

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The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization
that represents judicial reporters, realtime captioners, and CART
providers across the country.  Members of NCRA are meeting in Las
Vegas this week for their 2011 Annual Convention and Exposition with
the theme of  “Bright Lights, Big Future.” 

From July 27th through 31st, there will be seminars, workshops,

networking events, and other opportunities for court reporters and
captioning and CART professionals to meet and learn more about what
is on the horizon in our industry.  Speed and realtime contests will
be held to showcase the talents of some of the best steno writers in
our business.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business
world will still continue to need our services, there will probably
be some captioning and remote CART provided from hotel rooms in
Bally’s Las Vegas, where the convention is taking place.  So when you
watch your favorite live television show this week, you might wonder
where that captioner is.  Could he or she be in a hotel room looking
out over the Las Vegas Strip?


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There are hard of hearing people that can follow voice
communications, but do struggle at times. An example is:

A friend said to me:
I miss Idaho

I thought the friend said:
I’m Miss Idaho


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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Is Cuba good to the deaf, as well as with the disabled?

Yes, according to João Baptista Kussumua, Angola’s minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, who was visiting Cuba.
He said:

Our visit to Cuba was very positive, because it gave us an opportunity to see the caring way they treat disabled people and the elderly, children in conflict with the law and abandoned ones, blind and deaf people and drug addicts


The Deaf and the Law:

The new law in New York on the funding of schools for the
deaf (Section 4201) has forced a change in funding procedures.
In the past, the state legislation would approve a fixed
amount of dollars for these schools and then send money
directly. Now each school has to bill each district and
wait for the payment. This creates cash flow problems.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The DEAFDIGEST dedicates this edition to Katharine Graham, who passed
away this week. Not deaf, she ran the Washington Post and was well
respected by her peers everywhere.
Alexander Fleischman, a long time printer with the Washington Post, now
retired and living in Florida had this to say about “Kate” as everyone at
the newspaper called her:
*  a strong supporter of the ITU union where many deaf printers were members
*  had interpreters interpret the chapel meetings for her deaf employees
especially when contract matters came up
*  always made sure interpreters were present at social events that the
Washington Post printers attended
*  gave deaf printers opportunities to move up to supervisory positions
*  a strong supporter of Gallaudet University and its goals and missions
*  she and family made sizeable donations to Gallaudet University
*  her family also donated funds for various deaf fund raising events
Thank you, Kate!


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota dismissed
Cecilia Fire Thunder, who is deaf, from her position
as the elected tribe president. She is fighting
the dismissal; she is saying that her rights were
violated under the Constitution. The tribe says
Oglala Sioux Tribal Constitution overrules the
US Constitution.
Interestingly enough this deaf woman was in
Iowa to seek treatment for her deafness when she
got word of her dismissal.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

What is Hearing English? What is Deaf English?

A comment was posted on a blog as follows:

many groups of deaf or hard-of-hearing people have complex grammars of their own, which means the grammar they use is not always identical with standard grammar,

This blogger is correct.


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An employer changed soft drink machine vendors and
all soft drink brands have changed

Asked a deaf employee to a fellow worker:

What are you drinking now?

I thought she said:

She actually said:
Orange (Sunkist)

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD


Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment out-comes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to

Applications can also be completed on line at


position announcement
Teacher, Elementary Department
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2011

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Primary focus is in the Elementary Department. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Elementary Education. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students and classroom integration of technology. Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an EOE employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.


Job Announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Job Announcement #12-004

Position Title/Level/Code:
Principal, 1854

Number of Positions/PIN:
(1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range:
$4.554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date:
Monday, July 11, 2011

Ending Date:
Open until filled

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-services,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in
Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience.

* Candidates must be proficient in American Sign Language to be
considered *

Method of Application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send Cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

FAX: (405) 951-3454

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.



(latest update)

position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
– Secondary Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
more information at:

– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
more information at:

– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
more information at:

– Secondary Secretary
more information at:

for any of the above positions, send resume and letter to:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306


position opening
Video Producer
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

About Purple Communications:
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications’ vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Designs and produces innovative and compelling video programs including but not limited to commercials, instructional DVDs, video blogs, online tutorials or promotions, and ASL to English as well as English to ASL translations of company materials; responsible for the department’s studio facility and performs related work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: – Create, edit and format content of video production.
– Determine graphics, sound and lighting needs; sets audio and positions video camera to determine appropriate shots of persons and objects. – Works with technical subject-matter consultants and trains staff in evaluating and planning various productions.
– Manages and provides instruction to video subjects during production. – Performs basic troubleshooting, routine servicing, installation, and adjustment of video production equipment.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Expectations: – To set an example in appearance, productivity, motivation, attitude, and performance.
– To carry out assigned responsibilities according to established departmental standards.
– To assist others within and outside the department as needed.
– To participate as a team member in the department.
– To perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Three (3) years. experience of similar or related experience.

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

Interpersonal Skills: Fluent in both ASL and English. Must have excellent oral and written   communication skills.  Work involves contact with others inside and/or outside the organization, generally providing direction regarding production.

Other Skills: Proficient in MS Office Suite, video production equipment, video artistic styles, techniques, methodologies, and effects.  Demonstrated ability to stage and light video productions; operate video cameras, sound recording equipment, portable lighting equipment, editing software, and video switcher.  Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task.

To apply:
email Nicole Earnest-Payte at:


Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington.

Apply online at to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit to find out more information about our area.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

How to Apply:
To apply, applicants must submit an online application at

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)


WA State Job Bulletin Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites applications for the position of Social and Health Services Program Consultant 1.  

Applicants can apply online here:

and type 04690 in the keyword search. 

The position will remain open until filled.  

Any questions, please contact Rena Patch


position opening
President/Chief Administrative Officer
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind seeks a President who is the Chief Administrative officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the organization, operation and management of the School and its programs.  This position also serves as the educational leader of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, under the direction of the Board.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with Education, Credentials, and Experience
Range: $85,506.31-$125,301.50
On-Campus Housing/Automobile for Official Business

QUALIFICATIONS:  Masters Degree or higher.  Knowledge of and involvement with Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired issues.  Eight (8) years experience in an educational setting.  Five (5) years supervisory experience.  Proven Leadership Skills with experience in educational administration.  Proven communication and interpersonal skills that will allow him/her to relate to staff, students and legislators.  Proven experience with Budget Formulations and other Fiscal Matters.

PREFERRED:  Current Certification in Hearing Impaired/Deaf Education or Visually Impaired/Blind Education.

In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must submit proof of Masters Degree (or higher) and Curriculum Vitae or Resume, by fax to 904-827-2325 or email documentation to by the closing date, August 17, 2011.  Please include Position Number 48008001 on all documentation.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation.

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida

WORK HOURS:  Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly.  President is expected to be on call at all times.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: The President is the Chief Administrative Officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for  the organization, operation and management of the School and its programs.  This position also serves as the educational leader of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, under the direction of the Board. This position does have Financial Disclosure responsibility in accordance with 112.3145, F.S.  Responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve the school’s mission of providing quality educational programs, boarding programs, and services for students of the deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, and multi-handicapped students of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Works with the executive and legislative branches of government of the State of Florida to identify needs and provide resources to the school.  Directs the operation of the school through the various program administrators and supervisors in order to provide a quality and efficient use of fiscal and human resources.  President serves as the final authority on issues that require determination on budget, personnel, and programs.  Interprets and carries out the policies and directives established by the FSDB Board of Trustees.  Develops and recommends administrative organizations that provide efficient and effective service delivery system to the students and families served by the school. Recommends budgets and policy adoption to the Board of Trustees and communicates with the Board regarding policy issues.  Directs the development of a master plan to maintain and enhance the physical facilities and grounds of the school in order to provide the optimum facilities and grounds to meet the needs of the students served by the school.  Provides direction to designated staff toward funding opportunities outside the general revenue areas and assists in the development of strategies for private funds and grants for specialized projects. Maintains liaison with the Department of Education, School Districts, the Legislature and other appropriate agencies to enhance the operations and services of the school.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of organizational structures, budgets, human resource management, educational laws and rules, facilities management, student discipline, parent rights and responsibilities, boarding programming, educational programming, finance and development, and political structures. Ability to coordinate a diverse staff, organize a system to serve a diverse population. Ability to initiate a personnel evaluation system at all levels. Ability to manage a large organization in an efficient manner. Ability to make decisions affecting the overall school program.  Knowledge or willingness to become familiar with laws, rules, and regulations governing education in the State of Florida. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and assist in the daily operations of the school.  Demonstrate the ability for good leadership and human relations skills. Ability and willingness to effectively interact with parents and students of FSDB. Ability and willingness to effectively interact with State and Federal agencies, schools and organizations. Demonstrate ability to lead a complex organization.  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR.

Applicants who are selected for hire with a primary background in Deaf/Hard of Hearing will be required to attain an Advanced proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire; Applicants who are selected for hire with a primary background in Visually Impaired will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE: The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.

TO APPLY: In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must submit proof of Masters Degree (or higher) and Curriculum Vitae or Resume, by fax to 904-827-2325 or email documentation to by the closing date, August 17, 2011.  Please include Position Number 48008001 on all documentation.

All applicants MUST apply through the People First website at:

and in Keywords enter 48008001

If you have problems with the website, contact:

A screening committee will review and evaluate the submitted applications and responses to qualifying questions. Qualified applicants will be presented to the Board of Trustees for their review, and final interview candidates will be determined. References may be checked prior to the interview process.  The review of applications and interviews are in accordance with Florida Statutes for open meetings.

Click on the “Begin Application Process” button.  Applications accepted through People First only. (If application is faxed or mailed to People First, contact People First at 1-866-663-4735 within in 2 working days to answer qualifying questions prior to closing date.)

To access additional information please log on to and in Keywords enter 48008001.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on August 17, 2011.


Job Position Opening
HIV Prevention Program Specialist
Washington, DC

Closing date: 8/5/11

more information at:


position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

more information at:


position notice
Assistant Men’s Residential Hall Supervisor & Head Basketball Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

more information at:


position notice
Campus Associate Dean of Student Affairs #11-302
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

more information at:


announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

more information at:


(updated 6/26/11)

Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to
provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are
now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

– Supervisor – 1st shift
Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: full-time

* Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
* 3 years experience working with individuals with complex behavior disorders
* 3 years or more years of supervisory experience
* Demonstrated competency in communication skills including the use of American Sign Language is required.
* Good judgment, impartiality, and willingness to work as a team member.
* CPI certified and physical ability to perform restraints.
* Valid Driver’s license required, Bus license required (3 month to obtain)

* Supervise the daily transition of students to and from school, between classes, and between school and dorm throughout the school day.
* Work as a team member in implementing behavior plans for individual students.
* Intervene in behavioral, emotional, and physical situations.
* Supervise paraprofessional staff.
* Conduct post-intervention analyses, especially those involving a physical control.
* Assist with on-call duties and supervision during non-school days.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

– Health Service Assistant
Location: Brattleboro

Time Base: 12 months, Part-time, or Full-time.

* College education required, minimum 2 years.
* Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
* Excellent interpersonal skills & positive attitude.
* Clear effective oral & written communication ability.
* Knowledge of ASL
* Ability to plan, organize, implement & explain the program,
goals, procedures that are necessary for providing proper administrative procedures.

*  Obtain Certification in First Aid, CPR, CPI
* Obtain /maintain medication certificate.
* Coordinate medication documentation.
* Schedule medical appointments for students & attend appointment with students.
* Promote the social, emotional & physical growth in children.

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age
* Effective communication skills to include ASL.
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.
* Willingness to learn behavior management
* Understands the uniqueness and development of
Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities: * Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among
the students
* Assist in the development and implementation
of proactive, preventative residential
* Programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fax# 802-258-9574


position opening
Manager 1, Education – Division of Student Services
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

more information at:


Employment openings
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable White Plains, New York is currently recruiting for the following positions:

– Principal, High School
– Teacher, Family-Infant Program
– Guidance Counselor
– Bilingual Case Worker
– Human Resources Director
– Teacher of the Deaf

more information at:


position title
Assistant to the Dean
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

more information at:


open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA


more information at:


employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services/MCC, Inc, Bensalem, PA  19020

more information at:



*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles

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

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



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