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DeafDigest Blue – July 25, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 25, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearingcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyinterview/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/appearance/


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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Deaf Briton changing careers in bad economy
http://deafdigest.com/karendent/

A deaf student at his first summer job at a swimming pool
http://deafdigest.com/sandymarwick/


- Very Hot News

The audience at the International Congress on the Education 
of the Deaf meeting last week at Vancouver, BC agreed to 
the statement, crafted by the conference organizing
committee and the BC Deaf Community.

The statement was to reject the infamous 1880 Milan resolution
that "banned" sign language as mode of instruction in classrooms
all over the world. And to acknowledge, with regret, on how
bad the resolution was, and to ask all nations to respect
all forms of communications. 

Apology was not mentioned in the statement. Yet, elated deaf 
groups have been using this statement as an apology.

Oh, by the way, the resolution should have never been
made in the first place, years ago in 1880.


- Sunday July 18th

Within the Pathological, Audiological, and Medical
professionals that work with the deaf, there was a
conference many of us did not know about.

It was the Coalition for Global Hearing Health
that took place recently in Washington, DC.

Yes, they addressed deafness issues only from their
respective professional points of view.



- Monday July 19th

Deaf Hate crime in Washington, DC?

Someone issued flyers a the D.C. Police Department's Major 
Crash Investigation Unit that bashed deaf people.

The police department is investigating.




- Tuesday July 20th

As a way to observe the 20th anniversary of the ADA, the
White House had a demonstration of the Captioned Radio,
developed by the National Public Radio. 

The Captioned Radio concept was nothing new; the
Philadelphia area Deaf Community had its own Captioned
Radio network in the late seventies and eighties, funded
by the federal government. When funding dried out, the
use of Captioned Radio stopped.


- Wednesday July 21st

Is it possible for hearing aid users to catch conversation
in a noisy environment? A British hearing aid manufacturer
is working on a prototype to make this possible.


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

How to deal with special needs deaf individuals during acts
of emergency?  The Federal Emergency Management Agency
officials met with the National Council on Independent Living
officials to address this issue.

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Deaf-REACH Annual Crab Feast Fundraiser

All you can eat!

Saturday August 28th 2010

2pm - 6pm

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$40.00 in advance by August 20th

$45.00 after August 20th or at the door.

Kids under 10 are free!

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1-866-970-1156 VP

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HEARING NEWSCAST VS DEAF VIDEOS
   We watch news programs on TV; these newscasters dress
very well. They stand up very professionally; same as if
they sit behind a table. They are very impressive with
their appearances.
   It is different with deaf videos. Some of these
deaf people dress sloppy, and show poor body position in 
front of the cam. Plus some of them show poor facial 
expressions.
   Why?

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

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of each DeafDigest edition)

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A 3-WAY JOB INTERVIEW
   What is a 3-way job interview? Few years before
ADA became law, a deaf man came up for a job 
interview.
   There were no notes during the interview. Two
human resources (HR) people interviewed the deaf man.
   The first HR man had lips that were impossible
to read. The second HR man was easy to read with
his lips.
   But, that first HR man could understand the
deaf speech. The second HR man could not understand
deaf speech.
   As a result, the interview went 3-way in a 
circle.
   Sad to say, the deaf person did not get the job.

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

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



A LAWSUIT: GALLAUDET VS BELL !
   According to historians, Edward Miner Gallaudet and
Alexander Graham Bell pretty much did not like each
other. 
   This is understandable. Bell advocated oral education
whereas Gallaudet supported ASL.
   There was a patent infringement lawsuit going on in
the late 19th century - Western Telephone Construction 
Company sued Bell Telephone Company.
   On one side was Alexander Graham Bell's phone 
Company, the Bell Telephone Company. On the other
side was the Western Telephone Construction
Company.
   Part of the law team representing the Western 
Telephone Construction Company was Joseph G. 
Parkinson. Not only he was deaf but was a
Gallaudet graduate, class of 1869!    
   Bell won the lawsuit. 

   To get more information in depth, go to: 
http://deafdigest.com/parkinson/

   A warning, it is in legalese.


DEAF-OWNED BUSINESSES, USA AND EUROPE
   In USA, we have a good number of deaf-owned
businesses, both full time and part time.
   What about Europe? DeafDigest editor does not
know of too many deaf-owned businesses. A big
exception is Hotel Hassler in Rome, owned by
Roberto Wirth.
   There are much more restrictions in Europe,
for anyone, deaf or hearing, that want to 
open a business. It is much easier in USA
to start a business.
   This may be the reason why many deaf 
Europeans are not encouraged to start their
own businesses.


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ECONOMY IMPACTING ON THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF-BLIND
   For years the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) has
maintained its own headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.
   Not any more. The headquarters staff were laid off. Now
holding down the fort is Randy Pope.
   DeafDigest hopes AADB will get its headquarters back some day
real soon.


NASA WAS WRONG ABOUT ITS ASL MESSAGE FROM SPACE
   DeafDigest editor received email from NASA saying that astronaut
Caldwell Dyson was the first one to sign ASL from space. This
event took place this week.
   NASA was wrong. Way back on January 22, 1992, on the Discovery
mission, astronaut Bill Readdy signed ASL from space, and it was
videotaped and shown on Deaf Mosaic.
   Doing the honors of teaching Readdy ASL was Texas VR counselor
Jack Clifton.
   This is another example of "it is the first" or "it is the only"
syndrome being foisted on the Deaf Community.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

are you worried that computers will make your job
obsolete?





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





COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

The fingering of a stenocaptioner needs to be very precise.  For
example, the ring finger of the left hand can depress the T key on
the top row or "bank" of keys or the K key on the bottom row of
keys.  If the captioner depresses both of those keys at the same time
by hitting the crack between the two keys, the letters T and K will
both appear, and when those two keys are combined together, they
become a D in steno.  

Since many steno writers start off as court reporters, they learn
short forms for many legal terms.  A common way to write the word
"testimony" in steno is TEFT.  Another common word for court
reporters is "defendant."  A common way to write that word in steno
is TKEFT, which is seen by a steno writer as DEFT.

Even though the words "testimony" and "defendant" do not sound at
all alike, you may see mistakes like these by captioners or court
reporters:

"The testimony is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys."

"He was sworn, and he gave his defendant in a straightforward
manner."

As you can probably tell, these should read as follows:

"The defendant is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys."

"He was sworn, and he gave his testimony in a straightforward
manner."




TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR INTERPRETERS
   Years ago, the most important piece of material for sign
language interpreters was a map tacked on the wall of the metro 
area.
   Interpreters, getting an assignment in an unfamiliar area,
would locate the address on the map and go from there.
   Times have changed. The GPS is the most important piece of
equipment for these interpreters.

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

consider themselves the same as hearing impaired




not really; hearing impaired is a broad definition,
which includes profoundly deaf, severely deaf,
moderately deaf and mildly deaf. And there are
deaf people that function as deaf whereas there
are deaf people that function as hearing. Too 
hairsplitting.



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

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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:

A deaf man, with an exaggerated sense of entitlement,
asked the court to grant him leniency for his series
of petty crimes.

He said:

I am single, a simple farmer and am deaf.

The judge said no and sent him to prison.

This took place in an African nation.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he played supports (sports) in high school

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Honors continue to come Bob Davila's way. At the International
Congress on Education of the Deaf, Sydney, Australia with over
1,000 educators in audience, Bob delivered the opening keynote address.
This NTID director was the only deaf plenary speaker in a group of ten
such speakers. He spoke on "Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Present and
Projecting the Future."
   Upon coming home, Bob was voted in as vice chairperson of the board
of directors of the Hillside Children's Center, a program for children
and families in need of professional counseling.

(editor's note: much have changed in 10 years; Davila later became
Gallaudet president; ICED just issued a statement rejecting
the infamous 1880 Milan Convention that "banned" sign language
in classrooms)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

 DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dick Sipek
who departed us last week.
   Many people know of Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride
and even of Dummy Taylor. But how many people would
realize that Dick played one season for Cincinnati
Reds during World War II years?
   There are many Dick Sipek stories, all of them
feel-good, a testimony to one of the most beloved
deaf individuals in the state of Illinois.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Pretty much a hot conversational topic in many deaf groups
all week was the ICED rejection of the infamous 1880 Milan
resolution that "banned" sign language in classrooms.

Many, many, many orally-educated deaf children grew up to
become ASL signers during these years of sign language 
oppression. 

They learned their signs behind the teachers' backs and
at "underground" sites away from the prying eyes of anti-ASL
teachers.

So, was the infamous 1880 Milan resolution rendered moot
the first day it "became" effective?

Yes, DeafDigest thinks so, because those that wanted to
sign, did, whereas those that did not want to sign,
didn't. Edict and personal preference are two different
things.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

If you are shopping for food within Washington, DC
city limits, you need to lipread the check out cashier.

The cashier will ask:

do you want a plastic bag?

If you say no, you save 5 cents. If you say yes, you
pay 5 cents per bag.

Not a big deal, except that if your mind wanders while
paying for your food, the check out cashier will
be puzzled why you did not respond with a yes or a no
answer, and the line behind you gets longer and gets 
more impatient.

A hearing mind can wander but his ears do not wander!

(DC enacted a new plastic bag law, forcing deaf shoppers
to be ready with a quick yes or no response - hence the
need to lipread for the cashier's customary question)




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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

your state VR agency offers paid time off in exchange for
attending a volunteer event...during work hours.


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DeafBook of the Week

The Silent Garden

"raising your deaf child"

Paul W. Ogden
Gallaudet University Press
1996




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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position opening
LVN Nursing Job Available (Must know ASL)
Maxim Healthcare Services
Pleasant Hill, CA

In-home care position available in Pleasant Hill, CA, just 15 minutes outside 
Oakland/Berkeley. 

The patient is an 8 year old male with CHARGE syndrome. He is deaf, blind in 
one eye, had 2 heart repairs, has acid reflux, takes growth hormone injections, 
asthma, ADHD and other behavioral issues, solitary kidney, absence of semi-circular 
canals.  

Signs wonderfully, cheerful and funny attitude, gregarious and determined, 
curious and loving.

Hours: 
Summer and school holidays F/T M-F 8-4   
School year P/T 230-530 and other hrs to be negotiated for approx 25 hrs

If interested...housing available in a home 
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This would be negotiated separately.

Position available through Maxim Healthcare Services out of Concord, CA. 

Please contact Jeremy or Angelo if interested at (925) 356-0344.

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

- Business Officer  (08/05/2010 closing date)
- Residential Life Trainer (08/05/2010 date)
- School Educator I - 2 positions (closing date 07/29/2010)

to click on any of above positions, go to:
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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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(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 25th)

- 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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