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DeafDigest Blue – July 27, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – July 27, 2014

Blue Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/10-count-rule-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/federal-contractors-hire-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missing-in-handbag-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-coolidge-gold-coin/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Robert Panara,
a long time member of the Gallaudet faculty and NTID faculty that departed us. He began his teaching
career at Gallaudet before moving on to NTID. At
both campuses he was one of the most popular teachers.
He embraced everything there was to deafness and
of Deaf Culture. A secret about him that many people
do not know – a national magazine hired him to lipread
the lips of Queen Elizabeth when she watched the
football game at University of Maryland. Gallaudet
president Leonard Elstad was not too thrilled about it
and mildly scolded him!

DeafDigest also dedicates a 2nd person from NTID
that departed us – E. Ross Stuckless. He was the
first hearing faculty member that NTID hired during
its founding days. He made NTID his career, moving
up the ranks. Like with Panara’s Gallaudet roots,
he earned his masters at Gallaudet.

Top stories about the deaf:

Scotland is hosting the Commonwealth Games this week.
It consists of athletes from British nations and former British
nations. Over 70 nations will take part. Anyway there is
a survey being asked of the deaf of Scotland to see if they
were able to access the Games – sign language, captions,
hearing assistive devices, etc.

British activists are threatening a lawsuit against the health
care providers for not providing interpreters for the deaf
during their medical appointments.

Don Cullen, a Gallaudetian, is the new director of
Public Relations for the TDI, Inc.

For years the Blind and Deaf Society of Kyrgyzstan
have relied on government assistance. But when the
government has stopped assisting, this organization
is now suffering for lack of funds.

14-year old Australian hip hop dancer Macy Baez,
who is deaf, will be accompanying her hearing
group to an international hip hop competition
in USA.

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Many times people with hearing loss or deafness need to ask for an
accommodation for effective communication in health care. Here, you can
create such a card to use in these times, or in an emergency, to show
people and explain the accommodation you prefer for effective
communication. You can use the form below to create this emergency card.

Select the appropriate values from the lists. It will create a personalized
emergency message to outline what you need. When finished, click on the
\Create Card button below to create your own emergency card. Print the
card and keep it with your other identification cards so that it is easy
for you to get to when you need it.

If you are a health care provider, please ask health consumers how they
prefer to communicate with you. Become aware of this card and even share
this information with others at work.
Visit this link: Accommodation Card

http://www.healthbridges.info/?page_id=36

http://www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges website offers information about behavioral health
services, social services and resources available to persons who are Deaf,
DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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special video
this video follows up a recent posting on U-S-A coin

original posting at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20140718/

for the video:
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-coolidge-gold-coin/

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

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Remembering Robert Panara with a picture

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/robert-panara-deaf-professor/

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special video
this video follows up a recent posting on women’s handbag

original posting at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20140718/

for the video:
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missing-in-handbag-for-deaf/

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

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2014 Deaf Mid-Atlantic Festival
November 15-16, 2014
West Friendship, Maryland

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-midatlantic-festival/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

one of my friends is deaf

the deaf person I know is a great lipreader and doesn’t
need an interpreter at all

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware of this, but many
people in this country do not know that the vast majority of realtime
captioning on television is done by people who are using the skills of
a court reporter.

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is a national professional
association of court and freelance reporters, realtime captioners, and CART
providers.

The largest annual gathering of these professionals will take place later
this week in San Francisco as they meet for the NCRA 2014 Annual Convention
and Exposition at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square from July 31 through
August 3, 2014.

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 the Hilton.

So when you watch your favorite live television show this week, you might wonder
where that captioner is. Is he or she working from a hotel room in San Francisco?

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told –

you speak very well for a deaf person

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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DeafLaw

Johnny Wheat is a hard of hearing nurse, that relies
on his hearing aid with his job duties. He has
filed a job discrimination lawsuit against the
Rush Health Systems, of Mississippi, claiming
he was removed from his duties because of his
hearing loss.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– circus clown

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf (formerly New Jersey
School for the Deaf) falling under the jurisdiction of The
College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State University)?
This is a decision that could be either scary or optimistic
depending on how one wishes to view it. School superintendent
Dennis Russell brought up this scenario in his editorial in the
most recent edition of Katzenbach School News. A recommendation
has already been made and the powers-to-be will need to make
a decision.

(editor’s note: the school has since then changed its name
back to New Jersey School for the Deaf; Dennis Russell is
no longer the superintendent; and the school is independent
of the College of New Jersey)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How powerful is the Power of the Attitude?
Ohio State University would not caption their
football scoreboard, thus eliciting a lawsuit
from a football fan.
And the Cowboys Stadium is accessible,
and the team recently gave tour to the disabled,
showing them how friendly the stadium is.
Two famous football programs. One with Bad
Attitude; other one with Great Attitude.
And as a matter of irony, Ohio State has
a great Deaf Education program. Unfortunately
the Deaf Education program and the football
program are not connected to each other!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper headline screamed:

Deaf gene studies attract PhD cash

It was a newspaper in New Zealand. Is it implying
that Deaf Genes is the easiest way for any doctorate
candidate to get grants!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

A deaf sister thought a hearing brother told her:
I will kick a friend out of Vicksburg

Vicksburg, a city in Mississippi?

He actually said:
I will kick a friend out of Facebook

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

* Administrative Assistant – 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 Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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reposted – deadline August 4, 2014

job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time
position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach
Coordinator

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

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service
(VACTS).

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

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com
by August 4, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/ where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021. Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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open positions
Center for Human Development
Springfield, MA

Center for Human Development is seeking dedicated, compassionate staff for a new, innovative program providing residential services to deaf individuals with developmental disabilities in a house adjacent to Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Residents will have access to campus activities, facilities and entertainment.

– Program Supervisor
The ASL proficient supervisor responsibilities include supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern activities; interfacing with Springfield College to recruit interns; implementation of client treatment plans; participation in on-call rotation, oversight of documentation, oversight of facility upkeep and maintenance; serving as a liaison to external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the population as well supervisory experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition 14-0192.

– Assistant Supervisor
The ASL proficient assistant supervisor responsibilities include assisting with the supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern activities; implementation of client treatment plans, participation in on-call rotation; assisting supervisor with oversight of facility upkeep and maintenance; participating with supervision in liaising with external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the population. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition 14-0193.

– Residential Staff
The ASL proficient Direct Care Staff responsibilities include supporting clients’ activities of daily living, administering medications as needed, advocating for individuals within various community settings, providing opportunities to optimize clients’ independence and quality of life, and interfacing with Springfield College and the Springfield College interns working within the residence. Staff will develop professional and supportive relationships with clients and provide support and guidance with a person-centered focus.

Qualifications: Candidates will be ASL proficient; ideally have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; possess strong interpersonal skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have a vehicle for work use and current driver’s license; ability to complete medication administration training; deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. All candidates must complete and pass background record screening process.

To Apply: Visit http://www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition 14-0191.

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Employment Opportunity
School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications: – Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field – Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal Certificate
– Administrative experience preferred
– Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for those candidates not already certified)
– Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website
Website: www.christinak12.org

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V

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open positions
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state

– SOUTH GEORGIA
Middle GA
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698di

Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike
through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest
collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the
dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or
stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and
architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth
watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in
a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but
also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a
live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

– Athens
Athens: North East GA, College Town
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dh

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This
hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize
winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,
where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of
independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live
Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication
to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect
for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but
what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern
hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich
mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the
mountains begin.

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Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
– Paraprofessional
– Residential Advisor
– Nurse, School Clinic
– Teacher
– Graduation Coach
– American Sign Language Specialist
– Reading Content Specialist
– Life Adjustment Supervisor
– Sign Language Interpreter
– Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus. For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124

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position opening
Clinician LSW/LCSW
ACCESS Outpatient Services
Paterson, NJ

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral
health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide
psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and
their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this
population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to
various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,
on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be
called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations
about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their
capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:
– Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
– NJ State licensure or eligibility
– Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with
Deaf/HOH
– Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of
services
– Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and
organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator-Utah
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach
Coordinator-Utah

Location: Salt Lake City area

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications
Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for
Relay Utah.

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

For the full job description and application visit:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

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

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job opening
Louisiana Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Baton Rouge, LA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA, currently has a
full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications
Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for
Louisiana Relay Services.

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

For the full job description and application visit:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

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

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity 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.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for
the 2014 – 2015 school year:

– School Counselor (new)
– Part-Time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/
and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human
Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions. E-mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Announcing an opening
Principal – two vacancies
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a
specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf.
Exercises considerable ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit
the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students; and does
related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certificate
(057 or 065), State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate (092) or
ability to secure same. Good judgment. Ability to work in a
collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry,
marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression,
disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

Visit http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed job description

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position opening
Teacher Aide
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a non-exempt, full-time 187 day position. The
Teacher Aide works with a teaching staff to assist in carrying out
educational program for a student. Provides coverage in classrooms when
needed during IEP meetings and at other times. Assists with teaching and
reinforcing living skills. Reinforces behavior programs and plans that
may be in place for a child. Assists with transporting student from place
to place when needed. Acts as an assistant to the teacher in helping to
reinforce any academic, social, emotional or behavior goals on the child’s
IEP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, Associate’s degree with general training
or experience in child development and/or experience working with deaf
children is preferable. The individual must be familiar with needs of
deaf students. Some experience in the area of deafness is preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are preferred at
hire.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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position opening
Residential Supervisor, Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

REPORTS TO: Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year. The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times. Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved. The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities. The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies. Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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position opening
Senior Accountant
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is an exempt, full-time position.
Responsibilities: administers the recording, accumulation and
reporting of all financial information concerning the school’s operations
into the general ledger; perform month-end and year-end closing
activities, preparation of journal entries, bank reconciliations, the
National School Lunch program accounting, tax reporting preparation
including 990, 990T, 5500 reporting, maintenance of business office IT,
assist with coordination of annual audit and budgeting, investment
reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and
Act 82
clearances required. Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business
or Accounting. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting,
including some supervisory experience.

DEADLINE: ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

E-mail: mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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Position opening
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of
Schools/Chief Executive Officer. Established in 1876, RSD is a private,
New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related
services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The
salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State
administrative certification (School District Leader or School District
Administrator). Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us
and follow the “Current Vacancies” link. A current resume and a cover
letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application
deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School
Leadership, LLC; E-mail: mailto:leadschools@aol.com
Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Salary:
Full time and commensurate with experience

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
skill, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourage qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL experience to
apply. This position is a unique professional opportunity within
Buffalo/Western NY for innovative, talented, and experienced leaders.
Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
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.

Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.
Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf
Access Services, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Attention: Executive Director
Search Committee, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to
mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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

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

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

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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