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DeafDigest Blue – June 22, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – June 22, 2014

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-angry-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-party-groups/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-by-new-people-in-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-with-disabled-group/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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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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Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Teresa Ann Marshall,
Carmel, Indiana, who departed us. Very difficult to abbreviate
into just a few words her long list of accomplishments while
serving the Deaf Community in Minnesota and then in Indiana.
But to sum it up, many of her former students said that she
was the best teacher they ever had!

While it is better late than never, as DeafDigest didn’t know
about it until this week, this edition is also dedicated to
Dale Hovinga, Austin, TX but also a long time resident of
Council Bluffs, IA, that departed us. Like with Teresa
he was a long time educator at Iowa School for the Deaf.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Archibald Memorial Home Inc’s Deaf Services at the
Millers Senior Living Community in Indiana has a
new director in Gail Fewell.

The Burma Council of People with Disabilities has
been formed. The director is Yadanar Aung. She is deaf.

Four schools for the deaf is being established in
Kohistan, a city of some 475,000 people, in Pakistan.
This is interesting – four schools in a low population
area!

Two deaf pianists have surfaced in the news on the
same day! First one was Rana Mahmood, a deaf man
who played the piano during his graduation ceremony from the Spokane Falls Community College.
The second one was Ron Tan, a deaf man, playing
the piano at concerts in the Philippines.

Pierce College in California, a junior college, now
has its ASL/English Interpreter Education Program taught by part-timers. The surviving full time
teacher has retired and the college has no plans
to replace her.

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Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

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ALWAYS SCARY WHEN YOU SEE NEW PEOPLE IN A STORE
You go to a store for a long time to buy things. The sales people
in the store know you, know that you are deaf and know how to
gesture with you. You feel comfortable.
Suddenly the boss fires everyone and hires new people. You
enter the store, confused by all these new faces. You are scared
that these people do not know how to deal with a deaf person
and how to communicate with you!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-by-new-people-in-store/

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

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2014 Camp Taloali Family Style Campout information
Labor Day Weekend
Stayton, Oregon

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-camp-taloali-campout/

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WORKING WITH THE DEAF OR WORKING WITH THE DISABLED
Almost all deaf leaders work with their deaf organizations.
But there are a few deaf leaders that work with disabled
organizations and not with deaf organizations.
They do not want to work with the deaf, and prefer
the disabled. Why?
A deaf person involved with a disabled organization said
disabled groups are more powerful with politics and with
community contacts. And that deaf organizations are weak
with politics and community contacts!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-with-disabled-group/

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

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press release
FCC support line for the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/fcc-deaf-support-line/

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A FAKE SPEECH CONTEST
What is a Fake Speech contest? Actually it is Lip-Synch
Contest that is taking place soon in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The contest sponsor thinks it is funny, but DeafDigest
thinks it is an insult to us!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told that it is so amazing to keep up with a
fast paced speaker

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people occasionally type “teh” when they really want to type “the.” Sometimes stenocaptioners and CART providers also make fingering errors.  Because captioners do not type one key at a time, but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer keyboard.

If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be corrected immediately.  The usual method for a captioner to correct an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the immediately prior stroke.  However, if the captioner has already entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually too late to go back and correct it.

If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke (–) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words.  This is also the same method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the captioner’s mistake or the speaker’s mistake.

If you see a sentence captioned like, “They did an analysis of the fail you’re rate among — failure rate among students at the university,” that would probably be a correction to a fingering error by the captioner.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

always being asked – how can you drive if you can’t hear!

(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

What do employment attorneys hate the most? Their battles with
the EEOC, on behalf of their clients. These clients fired
deaf employees only to end up being sued on basis of job
discrimination. Said one attorney, the EEOC can be extremely
fierce!

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– tree cutter

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There is an epidemic going on right now – called
relayphobia.
More and more relay providers are getting these
“I refuse to accept relay calls” from these business
places, restaurants and other establishments.
First it was the Nigerian Scam, and then it was
the restaurant (mentioned last week) and a hotel
(again mentioned last week). More establishments are
following suit and are not accepting relay calls.
We, the deaf and the hard of hearing, need to fight back.

editor’s note:
The hearing businesses have hung up on our relay TTY
calls. Nowadays these hearing businesses have hung up
on our video relay calls.
Our technology has changed but the hang-ups remain
the same. Could the FCC do anything to prevent these
hang ups? Do read below!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Postponement is the name of the game at the
FCC. First they postponed the deadline to convert
analog to digital TV.
And this one – they have postponed from June
30th to November 12th the deadline for us, the
deaf, to register our 10-digit numbers with
video relay carriers.
Why the postponement? FCC says more time is
needed to smooth over the transitional details.

editor’s note: since then FCC has been much better
in being responsive to our needs, especially after
hiring deaf staffers. During the early eighties,
the FCC basically laughed at our needs, even with
the advent of closed captions!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When a deaf person filed a job discrimination lawsuit
against Portrait People, the EEOC people had this
lawsuit filed on its web site. The website screamed
“Picture People Harassed and Discharged Deaf Employee”

This story stayed on the web site for more than a year.

Is that an overkill?

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

A deaf employee arrived at work to find an
unfamiliar paperwork form on her desk. Puzzled,
she asked an associate about it.

The deaf employee thought the associate said:
Give it to Delicia

The associate actually said:
Give it to Alicia

Said the concerned deaf employee, there is another pair
of employees – one is Brandy and the other is Brittany.
Yes, both names are difficult to lipread!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

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

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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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
Residential Counselor
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

See “employment” link on http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for complete job descriptions.

Supervises children during non-classroom hours to provide
instructional and recreational activities for proper social,
physical, and intellectual development.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in deaf education, human services, or a related
area.  Three years of previous experience working with the Deaf. Knowledge of the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to
identify student problems and to provide resolution to such problems.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, official university transcripts, and any
other credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218
Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 18, 2014

PAY:  Salary range: $34,000 – $50,000/yr.  189 day contract.  Evening
and weekend shifts.  Exact schedule to be determined.   Full Benefits
are available.

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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 Openings

– Sign Language Program Coordinator

And

– Sign Language Instructor (adult education not a K-12 teacher)

Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

See “employment” link on http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for complete
job descriptions.

SIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION:
Coordinates the School’s Sign Language Communication Program,
provides sign language instruction, supervises interpreters,
evaluates and provides feedback to employees, and serves as an
interpreter as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or native-like signing ability is required.  Five years of
previous work experience in the field of deafness.  Two years of
previous work experience teaching sign language.  Bachelor’s degree
required; degree in education preferred.  Exceptional communication
and organizational skills.

Iowa Interpreter Licensure is required, NIC preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, interpreter licensure information, contact
information for three professional references, and any other
credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218

Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 2, 2014

PAY:  This is a 12 month position; full benefits; Pay Range: $50,000
– $77,000

SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides sign language instruction to staff, parents, and others at
ISD and throughout the State.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or native-like signing ability is required.  Must consistently
demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and positive
attitudes about communicants in all aspects of assigned roles. Previous work experience in the field of deaf education preferred. Two years of previous work experience teaching sign language. Exceptional communication and organizational skills.  Possession of a
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with
specialization in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Education or
related field. Preference for ASLTA certification.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional
references, and any other credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218
Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 2, 2014

PAY: This is a 12 month position; full benefits; Pay Range: $45,600 –
$69,000

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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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Position Opening
Community Advocate
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, New York

Category:                Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to:                Executive Director

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary
The Community Advocate partners with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to address their individualized needs within the WNY community while maintaining their full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.  Using a strengths-based, problem solving approach, the Advocate promotes the client’s self-determination, independence, and celebration of his/her language, identity, and culture. The Advocate also works with businesses, agencies, and service providers on both an individual and systems basis in order to educate them on the needs and rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Domains within which the Advocate may provide support to clients include but are not limited to the following: communication assistance, peer counseling, disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, and employment.

Major Responsibilities
1.        Guide deaf and hard of hearing clients in the selection of the communication method(s) that will provide them full access to community information and services (i.e., interpreters, relay services, CRT services, and document translation).
2.        Educate deaf and hard of hearing clients and the community at large on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rights and responsibilities contained therein.
3.        Provide individual and small group assistance to deaf and hard of hearing clients in the areas of disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, employment, the ADA, and more.
4.        Peer counsel clients by providing them with empathetic support and guidance as they deal with everyday problems and crisis situations, referring them to community mental health providers and support groups, when appropriate.
5.        Work with underserved individuals and groups, including senior citizens, school transition youth, and deaf refugees.
6.        Collaborate with the Community Education Coordinator to educate businesses, agencies, and other service providers in small and large group settings on topics that include but are not limited to the following: American Sign Language (ASL), Deafness, Deaf Culture, the ADA, and the various laws and programs that benefit and protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
7.        Screen all new clients and document needs and recommended services via an intake form.
8.        Document services provided to clients via a daily log sheet, and submit a monthly report to the Executive Director.
9.        Collaborate with the Public Relations Coordinator to promote the advocacy services DAS provides.
10.        Work with the Executive Director and business office to establish and manage a sustainable budget for the services provided by the Community Advocate.

Other Responsibilities
1.        Assist, as needed, at DAS activities and events (including fundraising events).
2.        Perform other tasks and projects, as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work preferred.

Experience
Experience working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Experience collaborating with others and advocating for their needs
Experience working with a wide variety of community agencies and services

Required Skills
1.        Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
2.        In-depth knowledge of sign language, Deafness, and Deaf Culture
3.        Strong interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people
4.        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5.        Computer competency in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Outlook
6.        Ability to organize and prioritize work
7.        Ability to establish and manage a departmental budget

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

Start Date:  As soon as possible; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply 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., Attention: Executive Director Search Committee, 2495 Main Street, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician Deaf Services; Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  Provide individual, group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122

or fax to (206) 302-2210 or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty – Applied Computer Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description
NTID Information and Computing Studies is seeking an
Instructional/Support Faculty to teach deaf and hard of hearing
students in the Applied Computer Technology program at the Associate
degree level and provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing
students taking courses at the bachelor degree level at the B. Thomas
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS). The
successful applicant’s duties include course instruction (teaching
and tutoring), computer laboratory instruction/supervision,
curriculum/course development, participation in departmental efforts,
and maintaining liaison relationships with faculty in other colleges
of RIT.

Required Minimum Qualifications – Master of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science or
related computing field.
– Five years full-time work experience in Web Development, database
implementation and object-oriented programming.
– Sign Language fluency is required.
– Teaching/training experience
– Curriculum development experience
– Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences
– C# or similar programming experience, Mobile App Development
experience, Multi-platform experience including Windows, MAC, Android
and IOS, Recognized industry-wide technical certifications and/or
Network/Security and Computer Support experience

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/460874 Keyword Search: 991BR.

EOE

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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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