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DeafDigest Blue – June 26, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – June 26, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Patriotic Songs in ASL at Harris Communications

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– When Johnny Comes Marching Home
– America the Beautiful
– Yankee Doodle
– The Pledge of Allegiance

Play the DVD on special occasions throughout the year. It will
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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

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

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

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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.


– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The National Freedom for the Deaf People in Zambia
has complained about access to information on poverty, health and human rights being denied the deaf. This issue
was raised in an interview that was aired on a TV talk

Keith Nolan, a deaf student at CSUN, wants to serve
in the armed forces. He overcame the first barrier –
joining the ROTC at CSUN, but has not been yet
successful in getting the military to accept him
because of his deafness. You can view him at the
captioned video:

And as a matter of fact, we have had deaf soldiers
that fought in the Civil War. The list is at:

– Very Hot News

KaAnn Varner, who is deaf, is the new superintendent
of Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

Could a junior college student serve as the lead
engineer of a NASA team that is conducting a series of microgravity experiments? Let us
revise this question a bit – could a deaf
engineer serve as the lead engineer? Yes,
Eric Shear, who is deaf and relies on his interpreters, attends Tacoma Community College
in Washington. Part of the newspaper story
read like this:

He is leading a team of engineers on a microgravity experiment at NASA at the Johnson Space Center in

Shear wants to enroll at a 4-year college,
majoring in aeronautical engineering.

– Sunday June 19th

A police station in Jaipur, a big city in India, has set up an
interpreter station for the benefit of the deaf that need
to discuss issues with the police

– Monday June 20th

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, director Alejandro González Iñárritu with his movie – Babel, explained his rationale for hiring
a hearing actress instead of a deaf actress for a small role. He

I could not find a real deaf actress who was as good as some of the
actresses I’ve had

– Tuesday June 21st

Deaf dancer Kirsty Swain was defeated in the finals of British’s
So You Think You Can Dance competition. All throughout the competition,
she was the favorite of fans and judges, even if the latter voted
her out!

– Wednesday June 22nd

Which is better way for deaf children to learn sign language?

From their own peers or from a computer software? DeafDigest

feels that learning from own peers is the best – but don’t
say that to the researchers at the Georgia Tech College of Computing. They have come up with software that hopes
to teach deaf children how to sign ASL.


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


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard, a Coda, repaying
a friend for doing a deaf-related political favor? Well,
he was heavily criticized for selecting Kristie Fiegen
to the state Public Utilities Commission. What deaf-related
political favor was this all about ? As a legislator, she
sponsored a bill on 911 services and telecommunication
services for the deaf.


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

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


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Many hearing people do not realize that deaf people read
their facial expressions. A hearing person listens to voices
of other hearing people and know if it is anger or sadness
or happiness or sarcastic, etc. A deaf person cannot tell.
This is why we, the deaf, read hearing faces. If a
hearing person yells at a deaf person, then it may be
misinterpreted as anger, even if the hearing person is not
angry at all!

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


2011 RID National Conference
July 17 – 22, 2011
Atlanta, GA

more information at:


Could a deaf person serve as a president of a
This is a true story. Years ago Hastings Banda,
a hearing man, was president of Malawi, a small
nation in Africa.
Banda could not speak Chichewa, which is
Malawi’s official language. He had to use
interpreters to communicate with the people of
If Banda had to depend on interpreters to
run a nation, then it is a good reason a
deaf person can run a nation!

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

We have a list of choices on how to best use the
relay service features – video, internet, voice
carry over, etc.
For one late-deafened husband, the voice carry
over is the best. When his hearing wife “gives up”
after being frustrated with the phone menu, she
hands the phone to him.
He said that the relay operators are the best
when it comes to getting to the live voice. He
also said that his voice is quicker than his
typing skills, hence all the reason for using
the voice carry over.

The School of Law at Valparaiso University
(Indiana) published its Law Review (Volume 45 Spring Issue 2011). It is an all-deaf Law
Review (copyrighted – ISSN 0042-2363).
A number of deaf attorneys contributed to
this Law Review. This Law School wanted to dedicate this special issue to how the ADA
has impacted the Deaf Community. It is the
first known issue of its kind.
If you are interested in this copy at no cost to you, do email
A warning – it is a very, very long reading – approximately 600 pages.


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A boot camp allows someone to learn a special skill within
a short time frame at a site away from their home or workplace.
These sessions can be pretty much intensive.
Anyway, there is a boot camp for interpreters. And there is
also a boot camp for former professional football players
that want to become football broadcasters on TV or radio.
What about a boot camp for deaf actors that wish to win
roles in hearing movies? DeafDigest is sick and tired of seeing
hearing actors win deaf roles – so perhaps if our aspiring
deaf actors get special training, they could perform better at
auditions and then win casting roles.
Just a thought.

Paul Hoover, a Coda, is a professional baseball player
in the minor leagues. He is a catcher with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
He was recently interviewed for an article in the
New England Baseball Journal.
He was asked this question:

Could you see a deaf catcher playing professional baseball someday?

In baseball, the most important position, asides from pitcher,
is the catcher. It is like the quarterback in football. The catcher
is the boss on the field, giving orders to the pitcher as well
as to the other players on the field. The catcher must have great
communication skills with the pitcher. If a pitcher disagrees with
the catcher’s hidden signals, then a time out is called to straighten
it out on the mound.
Have we ever had a deaf catcher in professional baseball? Yes – but that was many years ago; there were a few deaf catchers
in minor leagues. And in semi pro baseball in Maryland, James
Behrens was a long time catcher.
These being said, what did Hoover have to say to this
question? Basically, he said yes, just that the pitcher and
the catcher must find a way to communicate with each other!


said an interpreter –

deaf clients that arrive very late for an appointment,
without me knowing the sign language level he is
comfortable with

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please

Deaf students attending RAMI? Whats’ that, this
strange sounding name?
Well, years ago there was a college in Rochester
called Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute.
Then in 1944, RAMI was changed to RIT.
Now to answer this question – deaf RAMI students?
There were a few – years before NTID became a reality.


“This movie says it has subtitles.  What is the difference between
captioning and subtitling?”

The answer to this question depends on what country you are living

If you live in the United States, a major difference between captions
and subtitles is the audience that is targeted.  Captions are
generally aimed at people who are deaf and hard of hearing, while
subtitles are usually prepared for those who can hear but not
necessarily speak the language.

Because subtitles are generally intended for people who can hear,
they do not usually contain some of the necessary information that
people with a hearing loss may require to understand the

Subtitles assume you can hear the knock on the door, the motor
starting, or the phone ringing.  As a result, they do not regularly
show sound effects or indicate who is speaking.  

While captioning often moves on the screen to denote who is speaking,
subtitles are generally set at the bottom center of the screen.

Subtitles are often in a language different from the film; for
example, a “foreign movie.”  Captioning is usually done in the
language that is being spoken in the audio.  


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There are hard of hearing people that can follow voice
communications, but do struggle at times. An example is:

I have been struggling with a telephone menu system in a workplace. These options say”

– Press one to hear your messages
– Press two to repeat the message
– Press three to delete messages
– Press four to hear old messages
– Press five for Cetapoptions

Cetapoptions? What is this all about?

Number five being a mystery, I struggled with it for years
not understanding what it was all about. Suddenly one day,
it clicked – it meant –

Set Up Options!

(contributed by a hard of hearing teacher of a class of
deaf children in a mainstreamed program)


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


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A British law firm is trying to convince the Ministry of
Defense to make ear protectors compulsory for those
in the military that work with loud weapons. They cited as
an example, a 20-year old soldier who was rendered deaf
because of grenade explosions and machine gun fire.


The Deaf and the Law:

An expert on ADA laws has this to say regarding the
lawsuit by the Disability Rights Advocates against
CNN for lack of on-line video captions. He said:

1. the plaintiff class is currently limited to people in California who are deaf or HOH and who need captions to access video content

2. Monetary damages can be recovered under California
law but not under ADA Title III

3. Plaintiffs are claiming jurisdiction over CNN in
California not because of its brick-and-mortar offices in the state but because of doing electronic business
in the state

(this is the expert’s opinion, which may or may not
hold up in the courts)


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Schools for the deaf publish annual year books, a cherished tradition among all schools. But Oklahoma School for the Deaf (OSD) has achieved a special distinction – getting their yearbook included in the “National Sampler,” compiled by the Taylor Publishing Company.
How difficult is it for a typical school – be it deaf or hearing, to make the National Sampler list? Don Vossen, the Taylor representative, said he is
in his tenth year with the company, working with many schools and that OSD is the only third school that he has recommended for the elite list!
Congrats, Oklahoma SD yearbook staff and Lawson Pair, the school yearbook sponsor.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The FCC enacted a ruling that relay operators must stay
with a call for ten minutes before switching to another
relay operator.
What does an administrator of an interpreting agency
have to say about it?
The administrator said:

Hoorah! The relay operators were switching calls too
frequently for one reason or another (leaving for lunch,
leaving for the day, going to the restroom, etc). We
have been telling the FCC that we are professionals and
know our jobs and to give us the ability to use our
professional judgment and find the best match. The FCC
has finally listened to us


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A recent government hearing on a deaf-related issue
involved professional hearing lobbyists on one side and inexperienced deaf advocates on the other side.

Yes, the inexperienced deaf advocates did not do well.



A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The supervisor, in my workplace, said:

We are all going to need to clean our cubicles because the bored people are coming in next week.


The bored people??


No, the BOARD people

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WA State Job Bulletin Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites applications for the position of Social and Health Services Program Consultant 1.  

Applicants can apply online here:

and type 04690 in the keyword search. 

The position will remain open until filled.  

Any questions, please contact Rena Patch


position opening
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind seeks a President who is the Chief Administrative officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the organization, operation and management of the School and its programs.  This position also serves as the educational leader of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, under the direction of the Board.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with Education, Credentials, and Experience
Range: $85,506.31-$125,301.50
On-Campus Housing/Automobile for Official Business

QUALIFICATIONS:  Masters Degree or higher.  Knowledge of and involvement with Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired issues.  Eight (8) years experience in an educational setting.  Five (5) years supervisory experience.  Proven Leadership Skills with experience in educational administration.  Proven communication and interpersonal skills that will allow him/her to relate to staff, students and legislators.  Proven experience with Budget Formulations and other Fiscal Matters.

PREFERRED:  Current Certification in Hearing Impaired/Deaf Education or Visually Impaired/Blind Education.

In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must submit proof of Masters Degree (or higher) and Curriculum Vitae or Resume, by fax to 904-827-2325 or email documentation to by the closing date, August 17, 2011.  Please include Position Number 48008001 on all documentation.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation.

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida

WORK HOURS:  Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly.  President is expected to be on call at all times.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: The President is the Chief Administrative Officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for  the organization, operation and management of the School and its programs.  This position also serves as the educational leader of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, under the direction of the Board. This position does have Financial Disclosure responsibility in accordance with 112.3145, F.S.  Responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve the school’s mission of providing quality educational programs, boarding programs, and services for students of the deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, and multi-handicapped students of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Works with the executive and legislative branches of government of the State of Florida to identify needs and provide resources to the school.  Directs the operation of the school through the various program administrators and supervisors in order to provide a quality and efficient use of fiscal and human resources.  President serves as the final authority on issues that require determination on budget, personnel, and programs.  Interprets and carries out the policies and directives established by the FSDB Board of Trustees.  Develops and recommends administrative organizations that provide efficient and effective service delivery system to the students and families served by the school. Recommends budgets and policy adoption to the Board of Trustees and communicates with the Board regarding policy issues.  Directs the development of a master plan to maintain and enhance the physical facilities and grounds of the school in order to provide the optimum facilities and grounds to meet the needs of the students served by the school.  Provides direction to designated staff toward funding opportunities outside the general revenue areas and assists in the development of strategies for private funds and grants for specialized projects. Maintains liaison with the Department of Education, School Districts, the Legislature and other appropriate agencies to enhance the operations and services of the school.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of organizational structures, budgets, human resource management, educational laws and rules, facilities management, student discipline, parent rights and responsibilities, boarding programming, educational programming, finance and development, and political structures. Ability to coordinate a diverse staff, organize a system to serve a diverse population. Ability to initiate a personnel evaluation system at all levels. Ability to manage a large organization in an efficient manner. Ability to make decisions affecting the overall school program.  Knowledge or willingness to become familiar with laws, rules, and regulations governing education in the State of Florida. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and assist in the daily operations of the school.  Demonstrate the ability for good leadership and human relations skills. Ability and willingness to effectively interact with parents and students of FSDB. Ability and willingness to effectively interact with State and Federal agencies, schools and organizations. Demonstrate ability to lead a complex organization.  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR.

Applicants who are selected for hire with a primary background in Deaf/Hard of Hearing will be required to attain an Advanced proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire; Applicants who are selected for hire with a primary background in Visually Impaired will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE: The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.

TO APPLY: In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must submit proof of Masters Degree (or higher) and Curriculum Vitae or Resume, by fax to 904-827-2325 or email documentation to by the closing date, August 17, 2011.  Please include Position Number 48008001 on all documentation.

All applicants MUST apply through the People First website at:

and in Keywords enter 48008001

If you have problems with the website, contact:

A screening committee will review and evaluate the submitted applications and responses to qualifying questions. Qualified applicants will be presented to the Board of Trustees for their review, and final interview candidates will be determined. References may be checked prior to the interview process.  The review of applications and interviews are in accordance with Florida Statutes for open meetings.

Click on the “Begin Application Process” button.  Applications accepted through People First only. (If application is faxed or mailed to People First, contact People First at 1-866-663-4735 within in 2 working days to answer qualifying questions prior to closing date.)

To access additional information please log on to and in Keywords enter 48008001.

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


position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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

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

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

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at or contact Teresa Chandler, Human Resource Director, at (913) 791-0500 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail: Fax #:  913/780-6563

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

(432) 264-5100 phone

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.


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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: $46,465 – $48,354


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

(432) 264-5100 phone

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.


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

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

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

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

Job Descriptions can be found at by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job Listing.

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

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

Email address:

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

Gallaudet University Application Form link:


Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

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

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

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

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

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

– Director of Residential Programs

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base:  Full -time

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

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

– Residential Advisors:

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

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

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

– Speech – Language Pathologist

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)

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

– Paraprofessionals

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

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

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

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

– Teachers of the Deaf

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

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

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

– Educational Interpreters

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

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

Fax# 802-258-9574


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

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Employment openings
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable White Plains, New York is currently recruiting for the following positions:

– Principal, High School
– Teacher, Family-Infant Program
– Guidance Counselor
– Bilingual Case Worker
– Human Resources Director
– Teacher of the Deaf

more information at:


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

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to:

or via fax to 267-525-7014

For additional information about our company log on to our website


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

(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)



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Job Description
Supported Living Service Specialist
Washington, DC

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– Residential Advisor
– Weekend Residential Advisor:

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

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

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



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