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DeafDigest Blue – March 17, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – March 17, 2013

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/unpopular-deaf-leader/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/  (updated every Monday)

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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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this just in –

possibly one of Sen. Tom Harkin’s most important pieces of
legislation before he winds down his Capitol Hill career
was his introduction of the Air Carriers Access Act Amendments. This would require airlines to turn on captions on flights. How many times have we, the deaf, been bored watching in-flight movies
thanks to lack of captions! Yet – with a caution, this act
may not work with foreign-bound air trips on foreign airlines!

Top stories about the deaf:

We, in USA, pretty much enjoy watching captions on our DVDs.
Not that so in Australia! Legislation is lacking in Australia
to require captions on DVDs, and many deaf Australians are
angry about it. It was a big issue in a recent web blog.

The town of Englewood in Colorado reached settlement with the
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. The issue was failure to
provide an interpreter for a deaf person during an arrest two
years ago, plus handcuffing him, restricting his ability to
communicate via gestures.

A deaf housing unit is becoming a reality in Lafayette, Louisiana
with the Village Du Lac Family Apartments for the senior citizens,
the disabled and the deaf. An agency – Deaf Action Center – is
located within the residential complex.

A tour of the British Parliament was given to members of the
Harrow Asian Deaf Club in Westminster. They were given
the tour because of their contributions to the deaf community.

We remember the scandal some years back about a deaf Mexican
peddling ring in New York City. And it has surfaced this week
that nearly 400 Chinese suspects have been arrested for
forcing the deaf to commit crimes. They were recruited with
promises of good jobs only to be forced to steal against their will.

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ABUSIVE DEAF EMAIL MESSAGES
From time to time DeafDigest editor receives abusive
email messages from a few deaf people.
DeafDigest editor has noticed one thing – that these few
deaf people have serious problems with their life – in trouble
with law, problems making friends, problems with their spouses,
problems with their jobs, etc, etc.
Do happy deaf people send abusive emails? Or is it unhappy
deaf people that send abusive emails?
Don’t know – it is a good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-abusive-email-messages/

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

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more information at:
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A BIG KETCHUP HASSLE
You go to a fast food restaurant with your hearing
friend.
But before you enter the counter to place your order,
your hearing friend excuses himself to use his cell phone.
You point and gesture and tell the counter person that
you order a hamburger.
The counter person says something you do not understand,
and you tell him you are deaf. The counter person stubbornly
repeats the same thing and you continue to tell him you are
deaf.
So much hassle. You get tired of it – so you run to your
hearing friend and grab him towards the counter to find out
what the counter person was saying.
He was just asking – do you want ketchup? Frustrating
and embarrassing? Yes – but why didn’t the counter person
just point to a ketchup bottle and gesture at it?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

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

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How to detect Deafphobia?

Deafphobia is hearing person’s fear of mingling with the deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-person-fear-of-deaf/

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A 7-WEEK POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING COURSE FOR THE DEAF
The Burbank Police Academy just completed its 7-week
training course with members of the Deaf Community as well
as of the Armenian Community in audience.
The purpose was to show them the inside operations of a
police department as well as to demonstrate what police officers
do in cases of need.
At the end of the 7-week course, a deaf participant said he
understood much better on what police officers do.
Burbank is a suburb of Los Angeles in California.

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GIVING TO THE DEAF
The Marina Bay Sands is a casino/resort in Singapore, described
as a first class operation.
This resort just gave about $115,000 (in USA dollars) to the
Singapore Association for the Deaf.
This money will be used to pay for interpreters for the deaf
as well as to hire more interpreters.
Do we see such Las Vegas casinos giving that much money to the deaf?
We are talking about MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Bally’s Las Vegas,
Caesar’s Palace, etc?
Probably not!

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

is sign language the same everywhere in the world?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen how stenocaptioners must enter every word in their
dictionaries in order for those words to translate properly.
Sometimes a captioner may enter a word into his or her dictionary,
and that captioner may not be aware on the spur of the moment while
captioning at speeds of over 200 words per minute that a particular
entry is in the dictionary.

An example of this might be if the captioner has entered the
following entries in his or her dictionary:

TKEF=deaf

SEUT=sit

A sentence may come up something like:

“Do the deaf sit in the section with the sign language interpreter?”

Because the captioner is writing phonetically and not spelling words
out letter by letter, the captioner may also have the following entry
in his or her dictionary:

TKEF/SEUT=deficit

If that were the case, the sentence would now translate as:

“Do the deficit in the section with the sign language interpreter?”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being handed a menu in Braille at a restaurant upon
seating hostess realizing you are deaf

(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

One part of ADA is where disability law attorneys do not agree –

it says if a deaf person applies for a job and asks for an
interpreter, it is up to the employer to determine if this
interpreter accommodation is reasonable!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Overdue but still better than nothing. The FCC
announced its new “Accessibility Handbook” to ensure
that the disabled, the deaf included, are first class
citizens as far as FCC needs are concerned.
What is interesting is that FCC cited Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as the rationale for
this Accessibility Handbook. Not the Act itself but the
timing – 30 years after this Act, the handbook has
become a reality. Such thirty long years!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What happens if a group of educators of the deaf
heard about a scandal, and a meeting broke out?
It took place in Albany, NY, and fortunately
the scandal has nothing to do with the purpose
of the meeting.
It had everything to do with Eliot Spitzer,
and the atmosphere during the 4201 meeting
(group of privately-funded schools for the
deaf in the state of New York) was tense.
Two positive things came out of the
meeting; that funding should continue to be
in place for these schools. And that the
soon-to-be governor David Paterson, who is
blind, is known to be favorable to the
needs of the disabled, the deaf included.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are many situations where a deaf person, who cannot
hear, is stuck with a group of hearing people, who just don’t
want to hear.

Who is more deafier? The deaf person or the unwilling-to-listen
hearing people?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the doctor’s office, I thought the front desk receptionist asked:

Are you still with Anna?

Anna?  Who?

She actually asked:

Are you still with Aetna (medical insurance)?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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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position opening
Residential Supervisor
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

more information at:
http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/apps/jobs/show_job.jsp?REC_ID=12085

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position opening
Choices for Children Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  The Early Intervention Teacher is responsible to provide hearing services to infants, toddlers, and their families in their home or day care setting. Maintains collaborative relationship with Service Coordinators and IFSP team members from other disciplines.  Evaluates students using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessments.  Provides in-service workshops to county and provider agencies.  Supports the Mentor Program by utilizing deaf mentors as role models during visits to home and day care centers.  Maintains current data files for children for whom services are provided then submits the data to program coordinator weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, deaf education, and one year of full-time or full-time equivalent experience working directly with preschool children with deafness and their families.  Certification in Deaf Education preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); “Intermediate” level skills are preferred at hire.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Survival Plus”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life  insurance.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        Until Filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ 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 about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  Duties:  Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications:  BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs.  Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 http://www.pahrtners.com

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Job Opening
Employment Specialist/ Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation- Div. Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah

Salary Range: $18.90 – $31.65
Application Period: 2/25/2013 – 3/18/2013

Full time with full benefits

Job Description:
Increase job opportunities for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by matching job seekers to potential employers based on individual’s skills and qualifications; conducting job readiness assessments and developing employment plans; building and maintaining relationships with companies and job seekers; providing support to employers including educating about work incentives, accommodation technology, tax credits, and other job supports; teach employment search strategies to job seekers one-on-one and in group setting.  American Sign Language skills is required.

For a detailed position description and to apply, please visit http://statejobspostings.utah.gov/rehabilitation-program-specialist/job/3681771
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Job description
Lead Social Worker (LSW, LPC, LCSW)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
Corpus Christi, TX

Experienced Lead Social Worker needed for full service agency that provides social, employment and recreational programs and services to a large population of deaf and hard of hearing people in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. Consumers are primarily adults, with occasional activities and events targeted for youth and children. Among the population most needful of social services and case management is that of deaf adults with developmental disabilities (aka .deaf +. or .low functioning deaf.) in the areas of fiscal management, home management, social interactions and safety. The community served includes the Corpus Christi and surrounding area, with expected expansion to areas served by other agency programs: the area between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley region. Note: as a general rule, DHHC does not provide ongoing counseling for those with severe psychiatric/behavioral needs. Reports to the DHHC Executive Director.

Requirements: –    Masters Degree in Social Work with licensing (Medicaid and private insurance billable)
–    At least 2 years post-licensing experience, including billing requirements
–    Fluency in ASL, English, PSE and MLS (minimal language skills communication)
–    Experience with deaf adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those from Latino cultures, those with college experience/goals, those with minimal education/daily living skills, etc.
–    At least 3 years experience in social work settings . 2 with deaf people of varying educational and communicational characteristics
–    Familiarity with case management/social work/assessment documents, functions and reports
–    Ability to provide assessments/assessment support for eligibility standards for state, private and other systems
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others, often under stress
–    Experience in/ability to supervise others (interns, direct service staff, etc.) and teach basic methods and tasks
–    Experience and skill in both independent and teamwork activities

Job Duties: –    Provide social services/case management for up to 50+ consumers/families
–    Provide individual or couple/family counseling for non-psychiatric matters (primarily for adults)
–    Serve as agency liaison to MHMR, DARS and other community and public agencies for policy and community service matters
–    Conduct/assist in Assessments for MHMR, DARS and other systems for consumer eligibility and/or diagnosis
–    Oversee and assure integrity of agency Intake forms and procedure, case notes and related documents and files
–    Work with staff and partner agencies to establish and conduct group sessions for topics of interest to consumers and/or families
–    Generate accurate Reports for internal purposes and for grant or other funding entities
–    Train and oversee staff efforts with social services/human services
–    Additional duties as directed

Compensation: from $38+ . DOE

Agency benefits: Base Health Insurance Plan (employee pays 1/4)
Dental, Vision and AFLAC available – employee self-pay

Additional Benefits: At least 2 professional Social Work/CEU mini-conferences/sessions per year paid by DHHC, with approval of E.D.

Note: 3 professional letters of recommendation will be required for this position. DHHC requires Background checks for criminal, SSA and DMV records

– no position engagement is final until Record Checking is complete.

Letters of Interest/Resume to:

Mary E. Wambach, Executive Director

FAX: (361-993-4271) or email: mailto:mewambach@deaf-hh.org

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position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/female-physical-ed-teacher-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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Full-Time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at www.dcara.org under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:
Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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The Internal Revenue Service has an announcement open under WWW.USAJOBS.gov for a Sign Language Interpreter that I would appreciate you pass on the information to any available candidates that may be interested in applying for the position.

Announcement: 13CE5-WIX0472-1040-11-NR

Overview

Organization:
Internal Revenue Service
Department:
Wage and Investment
Position Title:
INTERPRETER (SIGN LANGUAGE)
Open Period:
03/04/2013 to 03/19/2013

Location of position is at the Brookhaven Campus, located in Holtsville, New York
Salary is between $ 64,729.00 to $ 84,146.00 – Work Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Thank you

Louanne E Cheadle
Lead HR Specialist
Internal Revenue Service
Employment Center East, Section 5
phone 631 654-6839
fax 631 654-6114

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and review on a monthly basis, aging
invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and AP/GL reconciliations are
performed. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), prepare
excel expense detail for program managers and work with funders on invoice
inquires.

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet,
complete weekly deposits, perform bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance and preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll as needed and
other responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and
Administration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and list
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

athompson@deafinconline.org

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,
DeafBlind,

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Specialist
Posted by: “Gloria Farr” gloriafarr@gmail.com mellowfield
Date: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:23 pm ((PDT))

Hi****

** **

Please click the link below a *job opportunity* at ****Worcester** **
Recovery** **Center**** and Hospital! The position is *Deaf Services
Communications Specialist*. Also spread the word!****

** **

The person should be *Deaf, willing to educate the hospital about Deaf
Culture and teach ASL in addition to communication facilitating for
patients. We would like a CDI to fill this role*! We are a fun team to work
with. J****

** **

The deadline is *Friday March 29th* so please apply as soon as possible. If
you have any questions or haven.t heard back from Human Resources, you can
contact Daniel Lambert at Daniel.lambert@state.ma.us or me at
Gloria.farr@state.ma.us.****

** **

Posting ID: J34712****

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Agency: Dept. of Mental Health****

** **

Functional Title: Deaf Services Communications Specialist****

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View this job at
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postingId=J34712
****

MORGAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Classified Employee Job Posting
Posted February 2013
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Department: Special Education
Number of Positions: 1
Location(s) of Job: Morgan School District
Salary Schedule: Certificated Sign Language Interpreter ($14.30 . $17.73)
Closure: Open until filled.
GENERAL FUNCTION
The successful candidate will work with one or more deaf student(s) enrolled in the
Morgan School District. Their specific responsibility will be to exchange information between the teacher and the student using American Sign Language. The candidate will also work with other students to assist the teacher and help the student with socialization in the school.
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Jobs Reporting to this Title: None
Supervisor’s Title: SPED Teacher; Building Administrator; District SPED Director
REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employee must demonstrate the following work habits:
a. Positive attendance record including being at work on time each day.
b. The ability to get along with co-workers, teachers, students, and administrators.
c. A strong work ethic.
d. The ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
e. The ability to maintain confidentiality.
2. Employee must be a high school graduate with the ability to read, write, and do basic arithmetic at the high school level.
3. Employee must possess a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
1. May be assigned other reasonable duties at the discretion of the supervisor.
2. Work hours are limited to days that student attends school and requires an interpreter as decided by teachers of record and the IEP team.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Physical Requirements–Not limited to the following:
1. Interpret through required settings including in classes and assemblies that may require standing for extended periods of time.
2. Lift up to 40 pounds.
3. Have the ability to be around a variety of students.
Educational Requirements:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Knowledge & Ability:
1. Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting.
2. Interprets students’ questions and statements.
3. Interprets for school functions as assigned.
4. Adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students.
5. Tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor.
6. Follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters.
7. Participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team.
8. Assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed.
9. Communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist regarding student progress and concerns.
10. Follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist.
11. Be willing to improve signing skills through in-services and additional classes.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
13. The successful candidate must have a successful completion of criminal background check.
Job-Related Experience:
Experience as an educational interpreter is preferred but not required.
Licenses/Certification:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Machines, Tools & Equipment Used: Computers and other educational equipment

If you are interested in a position for Morgan Schools, please call 801.829.3411 or E-Mail rkilmer@morgansd.org

DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and

review on a monthly basis, aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed,
and AP/GL reconciliations are performed.

. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly invoicing
(based on contract budget,

determine what we can bill, and ensure all billable expenses are
copied/included in monthly invoicing),

. prepare excel expense detail for program managers and work with
funders on invoice inquires.

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of

amount charged to each department for each position and make payroll journal
entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, complete
weekly deposits,

. perform bank reconciliation, and manage outstanding checks
quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders.

. Ensure compliance with funder requirements, GAAP, regulations and
agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness.

. Make recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual

audit assistance and preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll as needed and other
responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision:

This position reports to Director of Finance and Administration.

Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years
similar experience required.

. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.

. Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the
ability to learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills.

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to
work cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required.

. Ability to function independently with little supervision.

. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

. Must be proficient with Excel, financial systems, General Ledger and
data exporting.

. Ability to read legal contracts and take complex financial issues
and interpret for program staff.

. Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

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