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DeafDigest Blue – June 24, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 24, 2012

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-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-faking-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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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?

Dogs are popular pets everywhere in the world. These
dogs need to be groomed and cleaned on a regular basis
because these pets love to run around and get dirty.
There are dog groomers who do the job. One of them is
Taryn Ensele, who owns her dog grooming business in
Napa, California. She is deaf. Operating her business
for two years, she grooms approximately 30 dogs per week.

Jane Myers, an Australian, is considered to be an
expert in horse management. It is everything about the
horse –  anatomy, physiology, nutrition and behavior.
She is a features speaker at conferences, talking all
about the horse. She is deaf, been deaf all her life.

– Very Hot News

Marybeth Lauderdale, the superintendent of the Illinois
School for the Deaf, and a long time educator with the
deaf, is leaving her position on July 31st. Her new
position is Director of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD). She also leaves her position as superintendent of the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, two hats she was wearing at the same time. Is she replacing Don Rhoten at WPSD? No, Don is the CEO of the WPSD complex, which oversees a school for the deaf in Pittsburgh and at Scranton and an outreach center, among other things.

– Sunday June 17th

Lisa Baskerville, who lives near Akron, Ohio, is one lucky
woman. She wears two hearing aids and cannot afford the new
batteries. In addition to being given a new home by the
Medina County Habitat for Humanity, she has also received
a supply of free hearing aid batteries – nearly 600 of them!

– Monday June 18th

Over one third of deaf children cannot swim! Says, who. Says the
National Deaf Children’s Society. It has something to do with
swimming instructors afraid to teach the deaf how to swim.
Very strange inasmuch as we have deaf swimmers that have won
medals in the Olympics, and that one deaf swimmer is currently
trying out for the US Olympics swimming team. This society
is in Great Britain.

– Tuesday June 19th

A Boston TV commercial featured baseball manager Bobby Valentine
and player Jacoby Ellsbury communicating in BSL (baseball
sign language). Baseball players always easily able to
communicate in BSL? No, according to Jon Lester, another
baseball player. In a real game, he was at bat and could not
understand BSL by his third base coach. It was so bad that
the coach had to call time out and run over to Lester and
whisper to his ear what the signal was all about!  So much
for BSL.

– Wednesday June 20th

Are we overpaying for our hearing aids, which are too
expensive to begin with? Yes, according to critics.
An example being pointed out is that iPhone is much,
much inexpensive as compared to a hearing aid, and
that is wrong. Blame is placed on the hearing aid
industry which has not been doing anything to make
the aids affordable.

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

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A HEARING PERSON AND HIS FAKE HEARING AID
If a hearing person buys a hearing aid, you wonder
why? Did he suddenly become deaf?
DeafDigest editor knows of several hearing persons
that wear hearing aids all of a sudden.
Why? Because he is looking for a job and bought
a hearing aid to tell a deaf agency that he is deaf!
A fake hearing aid? Yes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-faking-deafness/

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

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SIGNING A WORD 50 TIMES
If a hearing student in ASL class wants to sign
a word perfectly he must sign it 50 times. For example,
if you want to sign the word “fire”, it must be
signed 50 times before it will be perfect.
Whose advice is this? A hearing student at a high school
ASL class!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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

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BULLYING A ROCHESTER-AREA WOMAN
There was a big story in the press about a group of
middle-school kids bullying a Rochester-area school bus monitor on the school bus.
This scene was on video and posted over the internet.
Shocked viewers ran to the defense of the bullied school bus
monitor, giving her money and free trip to Disneyworld.
The school bus monitor is hearing impaired, according to
one newspaper story.
It is not known if she is late-deafened or been hearing
impaired all her life.

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A CEREMONIAL CANOE ON WATERS OFF FIJI
A strong tradition in Fiji is a canoe with a group of rowers
steering across the waters during special ceremonies and events.
One of the rowers is Manasa Narita. He is deaf and uses sign
language, in which he teaches the close-knit crew.
This is his first year with the canoeing group and he is learning
the tips and tricks his crewmates teach him. All crew members row
for three hours and then take six hours off, all in rotation.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

As a Certified Deaf Interpreter, I am often
being asked:

How can you hear hearing people talk since you’re deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning?

Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually
being done “live” as an event is taking place.  The captions are
displayed immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct
an error.

Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could
type.  Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some
mistakes.  Although captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may
be writing on their steno machine keyboards at top speeds for
extended periods of time.

It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between
good captioning and poor captioning.  Even though there will always
be some mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not
have to settle for poor captioning.  We must learn what an acceptable
amount of errors would be.

An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable.  When
there are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot
even follow what is going on, it is time to think about complaining
to the television station or programming distributor.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF (new series)

being asked if a Braille copy is necessary!

(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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IT PAYS FOR A DEAF FATHER TO NAG HIS DAUGHTER
A deaf father lives in California. His daughter lives in
Pennsylvania.
The father always wanted the daughter to get CapTel Captioned
Telephone. For some reason, the daughter wouldn’t get it even though
it was free.
The father would not give up, continuing to nag the daughter.
She gave up and obtained CapTel.
Said the father:

She says it’s really great!

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The Deaf and the Law:

Is it possible that a deaf employee may not qualify under the ADA?

Yes – only if the employer treats a deaf employee the same
as he would treat hearing employee – meaning equal opportunities,
equal employment rights, equal pay, etc, etc.

This scenario, however, does not happen too often!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The horse comes first. Or the cart comes first? This is
essentially what the FCC is trying to address – re the IP Relay.
Is IP Relay considered in-state or inter-state? Requires
a Solomonic decision – a fellow from Key West, Florida could initiate a
relay call to a friend in Elko, Nevada and the IP Relay people would not
know!
The FCC is trying to decide if determining where the call is
coming from is worth the hassle of a lengthy research and survey?

(editor’s note: it has not been an issue since then)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

One of the hottest models in the world
is deaf.
This deaf model is Brenda Costa and she
is a Brazilian.
She has appeared in photo shoots for Baby Phat,
L’Oreal, Sergio Rossi and Enfasis Lingerie
products.

(editor’s note: an update on her – her boyfriend is
Karim Fayed, who is also deaf, and was only
recently promoted to the Vice Chairman of the
Fulham Football Club, one of the stronger teams in
the world’s #1 pro soccer league – the British
Premier League. He is the world’s highest ranking
deaf sports executive)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper headline can be misleading

There was a newspaper story that ran this headline:

Deaf man makes dream of becoming firefighter a reality in West Haven

A deaf firefighter? Not really! A deaf person cannot go inside and fight fires. Yes, we have deaf volunteers in many fire departments, but they still do not go inside. What they do is to fight brush, grass and tree fires, do some hazmat fires, help with car crashes,
administer first aid, set up safety boundaries, help with the
hose work, and with air packs – anything except to fight inside
fires.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a hearing employee said:
Don’t go into AMTRAK for now

Amtrak as in railroad line?

The hearing employee actually said:
Don’t go into MTRAK for now

(MTRAK is a code used for processing paperwork
in the deaf employee’s workplace!)

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position openings
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA and Rome, GA

closing dates –  June 28th

– Macon – Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635
&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or
http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

– Rome – Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082328
&entry_timestamp=2012-06-14-14.21.51.124842

or

http://tinyurl.com/7a79xk9

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position opening
Health Project Coordinator
The National Center for Deaf Health Research
at University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) at the University of Rochester will hire a new Health Project Coordinator this summer.
The Health Project Coordinator will work on several NCDHR research projects, in collaboration with the NCDHR Research Team.

Responsibilities include:
Recruitment and outreach about NCDHR research programs with the Rochester Deaf community
Lead healthy lifestyle intervention groups and individual intervention sessions over videophone
Coordinate recruitment and survey administration for the NCDHR Deaf Health Survey 2, starting Fall 2012
Coordinate outreach and education efforts to inform the Rochester Deaf community about HEART: Health Engagement and Action for Rochesters Transformation

Experience and familiarity with Deaf culture and Deaf health is highly preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required.  A Masters degree in health, education, or psychology related fields is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a Bachelors degree with major coursework in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume to:
Carlene Mowl
Email: mailto:Carlene_mowl@urmc.rochester.edu

Mail:
Carlene Mowl
National Center for Deaf Health Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
Box 708
265 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642

If you have any questions about this position, please call Carlene at 585-286-5042 (videophone) or 585-273-1173 (voice)

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position opening
CRS Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
Oakland, California

The California Relay Service (CRS) Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) has an Administrative Assistant, part-time position available. This position is up to 32-hours a week and provides direct support to the CRS department manager. The position is located in the Oakland Headquarters office.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Work directly with the California Relay Service (CRS) Manager in a support capacity, providing administrative, technical, and clerical support and performing general reception duties.

Assist with accessing documents and responding to inquiries related to DDTP’s CRS contract management, and gather and disseminate information related to the CRS contracts, invoices and other matters. For example: Annual Complaint log reports.

Request and schedule ASL interpreters for DDTP meetings, and coordinate logistical arrangements for meetings with internal and external parties, such as coordinating transportation for the Annual Staff Meeting.
Assist in gathering, entering data, and preparing and distributing information for monthly and annual activity reports.

Provide information and referrals regarding CRS related services to respond to miscellaneous inquiries. Assist with the arrangement and evaluation of CRS test calls.

Maintain CRS information and usage reports and add new fields of information as needed.

Interpret for the CRS Department Manager in ASL in one-on-one or small group meetings occasionally as needs dictate.
Other duties may be assigned by the CRS Manager.
Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be proficient in grammar and spelling; be attentive to details; and have analytical abilities.

They must also have the aptitude to write routine reports and correspondences. Have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to converse fluently in American Sign Language, and interpret for CRS Manager as needed. Prior experience working with the disabled community is most desirable.

What we Offer
CCAF provides a comprehensive benefits package, consisting of medical and dental coverage, 401k, an employer sponsored retirement plan, holidays and vacation days, and much more. Salary offered $21.11.

How to Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to mailto:jobs@ccaf.org or fax to 510.225.2688. Please include CRS Administrative Assistant in the subject line. For additional information about DDTP please visit our website at http://www.ddtp.org

DDTP is managed and operated by the California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF). CCAF is an EOE; persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovations that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org

We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

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

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

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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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012
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
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012
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
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012
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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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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:
http://www.dila.org

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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