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DeafDigest Blue – June 19, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – June 19, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lottery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/palin/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/pingbats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/departments/

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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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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?

At the Carson ATA Blackbelt Academy in Nevada,
there is a class of young three deaf people learning
karate. They were attending classes at Western Nevada
College and one way or other they were attracted to
karate. They just completed their 12-week sessions
and are now ready to earn their yellow belts, the
first step on the long karate ladder.

The Science Daily ran a piece saying that for the
deaf, the eye retina is extremely important when
it comes to being observant, spotting things that
hearing people would overlook. This conclusion
was reached after a series of experiments by
researchers at the University of Sheffield
in England.

– Very Hot News

Sean Virnig has been announced as the new superintendent
of California School for the Deaf at Fremont. Coming on
board from Texas, he replaces the retiring Hank Klopping.

– Sunday June 12th

Disney is upset about the Mickey Mouse scam in
China. Street performers, not affiliated with
Disney, have been begging for money after
doing street skits. Disney is saying that three
such performers are deaf and are using their
deafness as reason to get money from tourists! These tourists give money, thinking these
street performers were part of the Disney group.

– Monday June 13th

A revolution is going on in Egypt right now.
Has it helped improve the lives of the deaf?
No, according to leaders of deaf groups. They
all said they were disappointed about how things
were going on right now.

– Tuesday June 14th

Rick Suiter has been hired by The Learning Center
(MA) as the school’s Director of Student Life,
overseeing the after-school program, athletics program and residential program. He worked at the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf for many years
and then worked at Michigan School for the Deaf
for three years as Youth Residential Director/
Disciplinarian. He coached the Gallaudet
football team in the 1981 and 1982 seasons.

– Wednesday June 15th

Jane Cordell finally won her right to have a hearing
to fight the decision by the British government to
revoke her job offer because of her deafness. She
was originally offered a position as the deputy head of
mission at Kazakhstan but upon learning of her deafness
the government took it back. The government felt that
providing her with interpreters was too expensive.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A vlog by Dr. Mark Myers, Provost, Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)

http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog07

A transcript goes with this vlog for those that do not
understand ASL

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LISTENING TO A BASEBALL BAT?
Carlos Beltran, not deaf, plays baseball for the
New York Mets.
When he receives a box of new wood baseball bats,
what does he do? He puts the bat near his ear
and knocks hard on it. He listens for “ping ping”
sounds from the wood bat. If the ping is good, he
will use the bat in the game. If the ping is bad,
he will use it for practices only. He said bats
with good pings will help him hit the ball better.
Problem for deaf baseball players that cannot
hear pings? DeafDigest editor does not think so –
we have Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride that have played
major league baseball for many years.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/pingbats/

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

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THREE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN ONE SCHOOL?
Many years ago schools for the deaf were
different. Some of these deaf schools really
had three separate schools in the same building.
How? What? These separate departments were
for oral students, for ASL students and for
hard of hearing students. The students from these three departments often did not mingle with
each other – except in sports!
DeafDigest often wonders about mainstreamed
students in public schools today. Just different
many years ago.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/departments/

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

THE VLOG ON THE FREMONT SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCEMENT
There is a signed vlog on the Fremont superintendent
announcement. For the benefit of those that do not use ASL, there is a press release.
Anyway, here it is at:

http://www.csdeagles.com/csd_supt_search.php

THESE SERVICE AGENCIES
We have service agencies everywhere – which help
people that need assistance.
Deaf service agency and independent living centers –
both the same thing?
No. Deaf service agencies help the deaf and the
hard of hearing. Independent living centers help
the deaf AND the disabled, but their focus is not on
the deaf only.
The difference is big.

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TO BE DOOMED?
Are we, the deaf, to be doomed? A recent web posting carried this sentence:

His 12 year old son was deaf and mute; he had not spoken a word since
birth and apparently was doomed to a life of ignorance and silence

Doomed to a life of ignorance and silence? Really? There are
many hearing people that are also doomed to a life of
ignorance and silence!

THE FIRST MESSAGE
In case people were not aware of it, the first telegraph
lines was erected from Washington, DC to Baltimore. Part of
the line was strung across the estate of Amos Kendall in
Northeast Washington, DC.
The first message sent on May 24, 1844 said:

What Hath God Wrought

What about it? The estate of Amos Kendall became the
future home of Gallaudet University!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf clients that behave in an inappropriate manner in front
of the VRS camera

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What is the difference between a post-production captioner and a
realtime captioner?  Don’t all captioners do the same things?”

Some people do not realize that the captioners who caption the “live”
television shows use totally different skills than those who caption
programs that are prerecorded.  These different types of captioners
are not interchangeable.

A realtime captioner must be able to write at speeds over 200 words
per minute, while an offline captioner, one who does post-production
captioning, must be excellent at positioning, placing, and timing the
captions. 

Most realtime captioners use a steno machine to produce their
captions, while a post-production captioner or caption editor will
use a standard computer keyboard.  People doing post-production
captioning may use scripts or transcripts that have previously been
prepared by a transcriber.

Many of the captioners who do post-production captioning do their
work at the captioning company that they work for, while most
realtime captioners work from home and caption the shows remotely. 

Many offline captioners work set shifts, while realtime captioners
are usually assigned to cover specific shows.

As you can see, totally different training is required for these two
types of positions.  Most realtime captioners have trained to be
court reporters, while many offline captioners have pursued some type
of general studies emphasizing subjects like English or history.  

DESCRIBING AN INTERPRETER’S JOB
How would one describe the job of an interpreter? Perhaps
an easier way is this:

College grads’ hands are her living and her voice

This was the headline in a short newspaper story this week.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

employers really do not know how to deal with the deaf

Some can, some can’t – but those that “can’t” can be
trained on how to communicate with the deaf

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

It was announced that the dual conferences on Hearing screenings
will take place next year between June 5 and June 9 at Cernobbio,
Italy.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The District of Columbia reached agreement with three groups –
Washington Lawyers’ Committee, Steptoe & Johnson and
Equal Rights Center to have interpreters provided at all
DC agencies for the benefit of the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to two individuals that
have departed us – Louie Fant and Charles Corey.
Louie, a Coda simply defied description – he was one thing and often
into other things, too – actor, model, teacher, interpreter, linguist,
philosopher, raconteur, entertainer, etc. You name it Louie was it.
The DEAFDIGEST editor recalls tales told by Louie while hanging
around with Gallaudet students in the dormitory often into the
wee hours.
Charles, though not too many people were aware of it, was
a co-founder of the National Theatre of the Deaf. That NTD
continues to thrive these days is a tribute to Charles’
faith in the concept of a national touring theatrical
troupe of the deaf.
Thank you, Lou and Charles for making the Deaf World
a fun place for us.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The California School for the Deaf at
Riverside, in search of a new superintendent,
has settled on an interim superintendent
for now.
The selected individual is Mal Grossinger,
a Gallaudet graduate, who brings with him
experience in various administrative capacities,
both at Gallaudet in the past and currently at
the sister school at Fremont.
He will start work at Riverside on
August 1st.
While Grossinger will assume full duties
and responsibilities of this position, the
school will re-start the superintendent
search.

(editor’s note: shortly afterwards, Grossinger had
the interim removed from his job title)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf person said:

I am a poor lipreader but I get by.

Get by? As if one needs to smile, use
body language and fake understanding
by head nodding – and still do not
understand what is being said,

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You thought a fellow employee said:

Fischer (a name of another employee)

You are puzzled because there is no one at work
with the Fischer last name.

You then realize the fellow employee actually said:

Victor (an employee you know that works in the same
department as yours)

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012 school year:

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

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 http://www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human Resource Director, at (913) 791-0500 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksdeaf.org Fax #:  913/780-6563

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

#11-301

Note: official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject
to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Associates degree and 3 years related experience required. Knowledge of basic sign language (ASL) and effective communication skills required. High school or college coaching experience preferred. Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 48 lbs. Must be able to bend, squat and climb stairs. Pre-employment physical exam required. Must be able to drive a college van and maintain a valid drivers license.

Description of job duties:
Fulfill all duties relating to a residence hall supervisor to include: Student orientation, maintenance of records, security checks, coordination of social activities for students, and drive college vans when needed.

The Head Basketball Coach will assist in the recruitment of qualified student athletes, assist in the management of program budget expenditures, monitor academic progress of student athletes, supervise team practices, and assist with facilities and equipment management. This is not a complete list of job duties. For a complete list, please review the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $21,840 – $23,701 (plus $1500 stipend per team sport and on-campus housing)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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

Note: official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject
to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Five years related experience required. Comprehensive understanding of student development theory; in-depth knowledge of interpersonal and supervisory skills; experience with collegiate extracurricular activities; fluency in American Sign Language. Must be able to drive a college van and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Description of job duties:
Coordinate all student services including residence hall, food services, transportation, recreational activities, and security to deaf and hard of hearing students. Serve as the ADA Coordinator for the SWCID campus. This is not a complete list of job duties. For a complete list, please review the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $46,465 – $48,354

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job Listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume, three current and signed letters of recommendation, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess any) and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University
KDES- Room 3104
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/documents/hrs_jobapplication.doc

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Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

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

–  Case Manager for ACCESS (Adult Career Counseling &
Employment Support Services) Program

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

Qualifications:
* Prior experience with low -functioning Deaf Adults.
* 21 years old and High School Diploma
* Two years experience or college education working with Deaf
Adults
* Drivers License and personal car required
* American Sign Language fluency
* Ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:
* Provide ongoing case management to Deaf Adults.
*  Collaborate with other agencies (Voc. Rehab, other human
service agencies)

– Director of Residential Programs

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base:  Full -time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in relevant field and three years
experience providing direct care in
* Residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years
experience in residential treatment
* Programs for children/youth.
* Effective Communication skills to include American Sign
Language
* Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a
plus.
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint
Training
* Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Students

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established
by school and the residential program.
* Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
* Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd
shift, overnight and weekends.
* Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and
other related trainings

– Residential Advisors:

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

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

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

– Speech – Language Pathologist

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.
* Proficiency in ASL
* Valid driver’s license
* Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:
* Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and
clerical tasks.
* Assist with morning residential program
* Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment
* Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.
* American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
* Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
* Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
* Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters

Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

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

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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

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

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS
– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person”, the behavior specialists will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to: mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

or via fax to 267-525-7014

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

– PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, K-8th GRADE
(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

– VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

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

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position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Jefferson City, MO

more information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mcdhh/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

– Elementary Teacher
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Secondary English Teacher
– Anticipating Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

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

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Job Description
Supported Living Service Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– Residential Advisor
– Weekend Residential Advisor:

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

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vacancy announcement
Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Albany County School District One
Laramie, Wyoming

for more information and application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wyoming/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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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