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DeafDigest Blue – July 31, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – July 31, 2011


Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legislatorswelcome/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famouspeople/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/copsatnight/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/richattorneys/

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teaching aspects of ASL.

Elizabeth Sorkin, dressed as Paws the signing dog, signs each
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“ASL Tales and Games for Kids” (CD205)* makes learning fun for kids.
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless
Technologies published results of weather and emergency
warnings survey that the deaf and the disabled were asked
to take part in. The conclusion was a hint that the deaf and
the disabled need to have their communications equipment
upgraded on a regular basis because of rapidly changing
technological times.

ADA is now 21 years old. While ADA has improved the lives
of the deaf, there is much that needs to be accomplished
in the coming years. Examples are – high unemployment rates,
lack of captions on the Internet, deaf being cut out of the
loop each time there is a new invention, federal government’s
turtle-like speed in enforcing ADA regs, etc, etc.

– Very Hot News

Hands That Talk, an organization that helps the deaf in
Northern Ireland, is one of the finalists for the
National Lottery Awards in the Best Voluntary/Charity Project category. It is one of the three finalists, and the winner
of each category will get national recognition plus a cash
prize.

– Sunday July 24th

The Archibald Memorial Home, in Indianapolis, is celebrating
its 100th year of existence. It is a home for deaf senior
citizens.

– Monday July 25th

The deaf Filipinos were able to understand the President’s
annual report because of improvements made (better internet
content, better sign language visibility). Last year’s speech
was accessible to the deaf for the first time but there were
technical glitches. Not so, this time.

– Tuesday July 26th

President Obama signed a proclamation that continues to
recognize the ADA.

– Wednesday July 27th

Researchers that work with the deaf have complained
that different types of deaf individuals (ASL users,
oral users, hard of hearing individuals, etc) have
been lumped together under one label – Deaf. They
are arguing that there should be different labels
for different types of deaf individuals. The article
at http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/mar/10_0065.htm
has triggered this labeling debate

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Patrick Robinson, who is deaf and is a Gallaudet graduate,
has become the new director of the Talladega Regional Center,
under the auspices of The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind.
He will be responsible for the outreach in nine adjoining counties.
This is a huge promotion for Robinson, well known as coach of
Alabama’s very strong boys’ basketball teams that won National Team of the Year honors in recent seasons.

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SCARY FOR COP TO STOP DEAF DRIVERS AT NIGHT
Many of us have been stopped by police officers
while driving our cars. It might be speeding or passing
the red light, or not giving right of way, etc, etc.
We are more scared when cops stop us at night than
during day time.
During day time, we can see the cop’s face and
do our best to communicate with him.
At night, the cops use flashlights. It is almost
impossible to see the cop’s face because of the
flashlight.
This is why it is scary to be stopped at night.

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

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

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Obituary: Joy York Carney

Quite a few DeafDigest subscribers, saddened by the
death of Joy York Carney, wanted to know if there was an obituary.

It is at:
http://deafdigest.com/carney/

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SOME DEAF PEOPLE HELP ATTORNEYS BECOME RICH
Some deaf people love to sue – 504 violations,
ADA violations, job discrimination, no captions
during emergency, etc, etc.
Some of these attorneys get rich because of
these lawsuits.
We have many deaf attorneys, but they do not
get rich. Only these hearing attorneys get rich.

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

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

CRISIS IN EDUCATION OF THE DEAF
Crises come and go, but one Crisis has remained
constant over the years – Education of the Deaf.
Which is best – oral education or ASL education or
bi-bi education?
There is a newspaper article, which is an interesting
reading. It is at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/us/27deaf.html?_r=1

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AN INTERPRETER DOES NOT REVIEW A DOCUMENT
A web posting said:

this deaf man needs a sign language interpreter
to review a document

Whoa! An interpreter does not review a document.
If a document needs to be reviewed then it may be an attorney or a mentor, whom in turn explains
to the deaf person via a third-party interpreter.
Sigh. So many misconceptions in newspaper stories
and web postings on duties and roles of interpreters.

A TURN OFF WARNING
When we, the deaf, attend interpreted events that we pay admission
price, we have every right to expect certified interpreters.
Well, there was a posting on a web site that said:

Non-Certified Interpreters Provided

Is that a turn off for us? Does not matter if it is a student
interpreter or an interpreter that refuses to get certified,
we are taking blind chances.
Yes, student interpreters need experience – but should it
be at the expense of us?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret acronyms, especially with the military
people. An example is CINCPAC or NCLB

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When a person who is deaf or hard of hearing attends school, there
are a number of different accommodations that may be appropriate. 
People should be able to choose the method that would help them
achieve their greatest success.

Obviously, for people whose primary language is ASL, a sign language
interpreter would be their first choice in most circumstances. 
However, if the class involved specialized terminology or technical
jargon, a different accommodation might be selected.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is word-for-word
instant speech-to-text translation.  CART providers attempt to give
as close to a verbatim translation as possible.

In addition to CART, there are other services that are sometimes used
in an educational setting.  Using special software, people who are
trained in text-condensing strategies type onto a laptop computer. 
These services are said to provide a meaning-for-meaning rendition of
what is said.  Additionally, sometimes professional notetakers or
student notetakers are also used.  Because there are currently no
national testing standards for notetakers, the quality of these
services can vary widely.

One of the advantages of using a sign language interpreter or a CART
provider over the other services is that the consumer is able to
understand almost everything that is going on in the class.  With a
meaning-for-meaning transcript or notes taken by a notetaker, much of
the dialogue is lost.

A notetaker’s transcript of the class will be much shorter than the
CART provider’s near-verbatim transcript.  Some consumers may want
to review a transcript of the entire session and be able to choose
for themselves what is important, while others may appreciate only
having to read through a few pages of notes provided by the
notetaker.

TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED (new series)

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

– a deaf star athlete, an oralist, at a hearing college, was idolized by his teammates during practices and games,
but was ignored by them off the field. He was frustrated on being lonely and by students avoiding him in classes
and at social events. He suddenly went berserk and trashed his dorm room, and left college the next day. A year later he enrolled at Gallaudet and learned what
Deaf Culture was all about. Since then, he has not
regretted his life-altering decision.

next week – another example

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TO HEAR BUT TO MIS-HEAR, TOO!

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 love Wet Vac   (a vacuum cleaner

I thought the friend said to me:
I love Wet Back  (an insult)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may
ask manufacturers of electric cars and hybrid cars to
come up with sound alerts to warn people on the streets
of these “silent cars”.  Not every deaf person has a
hearing aid or a CI and so, how can they be alerted
to these silent cars coming around? Well, deaf people
have eyes.

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The Deaf and the Law:

What can’t the ADA cover?

– Private businesses with less than 15 employees
– Churches, private clubs and Native American tribes are excluded.
– Housing (housing is covered by the Fair Housing Act)
– Airplane rides (While ADA cover airports, it does not cover passengers once aboard a plane. That area is covered by the Air Carrier Access Act)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

At the 2001 Deaflympics at Rome, a basketball game took part
between Sweden and Great Britain.
Sweden won 215-4; not 115-4, but 215-4. The Americans watching
the game felt Sweden was not sportsmanlike in holding down the
score against undermanned British women’s team.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It was announced not too long ago that TV
stations in Australia reached agreement with the
Commonwealth Human Rights and Equal Opportunity
Commission on TV captions.
The agreement asks for 70 percent of programs
aired between 6 AM and midnight to be captioned.
That is 70 percent captioning of 18 hours of
air time.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do deaf soccer players need a ball that flashes
a red light that tells them that the referee has
whistled the play dead? Of course not, but a team
of inventors of Singapore thinks deaf soccer players
need such a light. They have invented the Led Ball.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A colleague and I were talking about clothes and I asked her what her favorite store is?

I thought she said Basic

I was confused and asked her to write it down

She wrote:
Macy’s

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

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Press Release of the Week:

A deaf filmmaker is a winner at a hearing international film festival

read it at:
http://deafdigest.com/winner/

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

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.

– Lead Weekend Overnight residential Advisor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
* 21 years of age and high school diploma required
* Residential program experience preferred
* Effective communication skills (ASL)
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students
* Acknowledge of and skills for behavior management techniques
* Obtain/maintain certification in : CPR, First Aid, Medication and
restraint training
* Maintain valid driver’s license

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established by school
and residential program
* Implement night emergency procedures and train staff
* Provide a safe and orderly environment while students are sleeping in
dorms
* Respond to student related emergencies
* Monitor all residence halls, staff and campus
* Prepare daily report for Coordinator of Student Life
* Perform duties related to medication certification
* Maintain continuous and appropriate communication with supervisor

–  Director of Little Arrows Early Education Center
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
* BA in Early Childhood Education, MA preferred
* Eligible for appropriate licensure
* 3 years teaching experience, 2 years administrative experience
preferred
* Fluency in ASL
* Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

Responsibilities:
Program development to include:
* maintain license
* hiring and developing staff
* curriculum development
* Ongoing direction of all program operations
* Supervision of staff
* Development and implementation of budget
* Direct teaching duties
* Communication with appropriate stake holder

– Residential Advisors
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: All shifts  including evenings and weekends positions are
available.

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree and 21 years old – Or 21 years of age and High School diploma
* Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training
* Willingness to learn behavior management techniques 
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students

Responsibilities:  
* Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
* Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child
development and behavior management techniques
* 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 and three letters or
recommendations to:

Kelly Therieau  Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
positions at either Framingham or Walden School

– Intensive Care Coordinator – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/tlcintensive/

– Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm – 2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

– Teacher – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/tlcwaldenteacher/

– Occupational Therapist
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/about/images/job.Occupational%20Therapist.pdf

If you are interested in any of the above positions,
please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references
and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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

Full-Time

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 mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at mailto:www.dila.org

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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.

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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.

An EOE

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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 http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

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

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
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.

Duties:
– 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.

Qualifications:
* 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 http://www.careers.wa.gov

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)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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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 mailto:buccaa@fsdb.k12.fl.us 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 mailto:buccaa@fsdb.k12.fl.us 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:
https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html

and in Keywords enter 48008001

If you have problems with the website, contact:
mailto:buccaa@fsdb.k12.fl.us

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 https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html and in Keywords enter 48008001.

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

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position vacancies
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Olathe, KD

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– Full Time Dorm Teacher
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more information at:
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position notice
Assistant Men’s Residential Hall Supervisor & Head Basketball Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
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more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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position notice
Campus Associate Dean of Student Affairs #11-302
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Big Spring, TX

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/mssdjobs/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/manager/

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/nysdjobs/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  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:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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