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DeafDigest Blue – June 29, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – June 29, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-watching-telephone-call/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-avoid-open-house/

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

In Macau, an independent region under control of China,
leaders of the disabled and the deaf, have accused
the government of hiring the disabled, not out of
confidence in their skills but because hiring quotas
need to be met!

In Great Britain, a group of entertainers are working
together to make their musical events deaf-friendly.
The theme is Attitude is Everything.

The new director of the Scranton School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children is Jon Konzelman.

Pat Trice is a newly appointed interim superintendent
of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Thomas Della has resigned as director of the Delaware
School for the Deaf (Statewide Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind. Effective date
of resignation is July 3rd.

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– Hurry up, Soon sold out –

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

– Hurry up, Soon sold out –

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SERIOUS ON TELEPHONE OR JUST FOOLING AROUND?
A deaf employee’s desk is next to a hearing employee’s
desk.
The hearing employee is planning to retire. He has to train
a new employee about the job duties and tasks.
The retiring employee picked up the telephone, talked for a
long time, laughing all the time, etc.
The new hearing employee waited a long time for the
telephone conversation to stop. This new employee probably
knows if it was a business call or if it was a personal call.
The deaf employee, watching the whole thing, cannot tell
if it was a business or a personal call.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-watching-telephone-call/

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

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National Black Deaf Advocates
2014 Midwestern Regional Conference
July 18 – 20, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-black-deaf-indianapolis-conference/

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WORTH IT TO ATTEND OPEN HOUSE?
A new store had an open house, offering free refreshments
and free wine for visitors.
A deaf person reads the open house invitation. Should he come
in and get free refreshments for himself? Or should he stay out
and ignore the invitation?
He knows if he walks in, the salesman will come to him and
hope to sell him the store products – and there will be
awkward conversation. The deaf person cannot speak and the
salesperson does not know ASL>
This is the reason why DeafDigest editor ignores these
Open House invitations.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-avoid-open-house/

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

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A double Gallaudet anniversaries
July 9 through July 13, 2014 schedule

http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-deaf-double-anniversary-schedule/

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A CONTRAST BETWEEN DEAF EMPLOYMENT AND INTERPRETERS
A paradox is going on in the Newcastle area of
Australia.
Employment opportunities for the deaf is getting
better – but they require interpreters. And when
the supply of interpreters is low, then future
job seekers and future prospective employers
may be impacted!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

my nephew is very good with fingerspelling; he learned it
from the Boy Scouts

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because realtime captioners and CART providers do not use the QWERTY keyboard, the types of errors that they make are different than someone who is typing on a computer keyboard.

Some people may think that captioners don’t know the difference between simple words. If a stenocaptioner strokes the steno for “rain” instead of “rein,” it is not because the captioner does not know the difference between those two words.  It may just be
that the captioner stroked the wrong stroke on the steno keyboard.

Homophones are difficult for many captioners because they are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Captioners are trained to write phonetically, so when two words sound the same, the
captioner has to devise a system to distinguish between the two words.

One of the solutions is to add an asterisk to the steno so that the strokes will be different.  But now the captioner has to remember which stroke gets the asterisk: Do I add the asterisk to “guild” or “gild”?

If you ever see a sentence captioned something like, “The Army kernel went to visit the sergeant,” remember that the words “colonel” and “kernel” sound the same, and the captioner is writing phonetically.

The captioner probably knows the difference between those words, but he or she just didn’t write the steno to get it to translate properly.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being always assumed deaf people are mutes or even dumb!

(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 is reasonable accommodation and what is not? This is
the big question behind a lawsuit a deaf family is filing
against a swimming club for not providing an interpreter
for swimming lessons. The club would not provide an
interpreter even when the deaf family showed them the ADA
rules and regulations. This lawsuit is taking place in
Minnesota.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

— cookie manufacturer

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf man was ejected from the premises at the Conservative political party gathering in Belleville, Ontario. His crime? Carrying a sign protesting lack of interpreters at this event.
Double standards? Yes. When Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, won election for a MP post in Ontario, he was given interpreters immediately.
Yet when a deaf man, just wanting to follow the political proceedings, wanted interpreters, his reward was getting thrown out.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
When the deaf and the blind put together a TV program,
what is the best compliment?
It is the comment by the studio director:

Some clients don’t even know that we are deaf

This is in reference to the work of Asvo Bergen,
an agency serving the deaf and the disabled in
Bergen, Norway. A group of deaf and blind employees
work together in editing the programs to be shown
on television.
They use special devices that help them when
editing these programs.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

An oldie TV episode – The Waltons; The Foundling (1972)
was shown on TV this week. It was about a 6-year old
deaf child left on the doorstep at the Waltons residence.
This deaf child had no language skills, and the mother
felt she would be better off “adopted” by the Waltons than
to be sent to a county home for unwanted children.
“Miraculously” over a 4-day span, this child picked up
fingerspelling and accumulated many new words into her
vocabulary. There was debate on what to do with the
abandoned deaf child – her parents, the Waltons, the
physician and the town sheriff. All good things must
come to a happy end – and this abandoned deaf child
was reunited with her parents.

Big issue – no one “discussed” the educational needs
of this deaf child, much less bringing up the existence
of Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind – inasmuch
as the plot was in a rural area near Richmond!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

The boss asked the deaf employee to type something on the envelope

The deaf employee thought the boss said:
Sweet Tea

He actually said:
Suite C

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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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position opening
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
office in Rome, GA

http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dd

This position is located in the beautiful north GA Mountains.  The office is located in Rome, GA.  The counselor in this position also works with the students at the GA School for the Deaf which is located about 20 minutes away, in Cave Springs GA.

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position opening
Interpreter/C-Print Captionist position at UW-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Accessibility Resource Center
Milwaukee, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Accessibility Resource Center invites nominations and applications for a fixed-term academic staff position of Dual Service Provider. UWM, a Doctoral/Research extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university, offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 28,000 students.

The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and assists the university in providing students with disabilities reasonable accommodations and promotes Universal Design and an atmosphere of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability.

The Dual Service Provider of the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, primary purpose is to ensure that students who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access in their educational program by providing sign language interpreting and speech-to-text services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the UW System Policy on Individuals with Disabilities.

This is an annual, renewable, C-Basis 9-month 100% Academic Staff position.

Completed application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level of work experience as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications; a professional resume; and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

All applications and application materials must be submitted online.

For this position, applicants are required to apply online at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/19277

UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, complete an Interpreting Assessment and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer and is committed to diversity as an essential element in the pursuit of academic excellence.

01474583
Official Title:    ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES SPEC
Working Title:    C-Print Captionist/Sign Language Interpreter
Position Type:    Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Division    B05 Academic Affairs
Department:    B056035 ARC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

Description of School/College/Dept/Program: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed-term academic staff position for a Dual Service Provider (Interpreter/C-Print Captionist)in the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC).UWM, a Doctoral/Research extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university, offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 28,000 students. ARC is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and assists the university in providing students with disabilities reasonable accommodations and promotes Universal Design and an atmosphere of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The primary purpose of the C-Print Captionist/Sign Language Interpreter is to ensure that students who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access in their educational program by providing sign language interpreting and speech-to-text services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the UW System Policy on Individuals with Disabilities.

This position is an Academic Year, 9-month, 100% academic staff.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (to be earned by the start date of the position)
Wisconsin Interpreting & Transliterating Assessment 1/1 or equivalent
Ability to communicate effectively in written English

Preferred Qualifications: Completion of C-Print Captionist training, TypeWell or equivalent
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certification Experience providing Deaf and Hard of Hearing services in postsecondary setting
For consideration of Associate Prefix title, 0-2 years of experience captioning/interpreting in an education setting or environment.

For consideration of No Prefix title, 2-4 years of experience captioning/interpreting in an education setting or environment.
For consideration of Senior Prefix title, 4 or more years of experience captioning/interpreting in an education setting or environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Completed application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications; a professional resume; and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript. Those selected as finalists will be required to complete the ARC Interpreting Assessments. Additionally, the candidates of choice must have the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Sign Language Interpreter License by appointment date.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date. Posted until Date:    07/23/2014
Open Until Filled    No
Position Contact Name:    Bambi S. Riehl
Contact Person Phone Number:    414-229-4549
Contact Person Email:    briehl@uwm.edu

EEO Statement: UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

ADA Policy For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
Appointment Types:    Fixed Term Academic Staff, Non-Teaching

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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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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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