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DeafDigest Blue – March 23, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – March 23, 2014

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.


This just in –

Superintendent Nancy Armstrong has announced her retirement
at Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, effective
August 1st.

Another one! President Maggie Park is leaving South Carolina
School for the Deaf and the Blind to take a position with
Converse College.

Top stories about the deaf:

In a new book, “The Heir Apparent: The Life of
Edward VII, the Playboy Prince” by author Jane Ridley that is coming out, wife Alexandra of Denmark (Alix) was mentioned in it. The author said she was deaf.

Advanced Bionics, a CI manufacturer, was accused of
selling defective implants according to a TV program
aired by the NBC

In the Egyptian village of Menufiya, seven deaf individuals
were arrested for staging a public protest and blocking
traffic. It has nothing to do with the national turmoil
going on right now but with their lack of employment

Finally we have heard something from the Deaf Caucus
on the Capitol Hill. We have learned that we have five
deaf employees on the Hill – and that the Caucus is
trying to encourage the Senate and the House to hire
more deaf people.

$30,000,000 for CI research? Yes, in Germany. Angela
Merkel, the German president, plans to give a research
hospital this much money for CI research!


Explore. Experience.

Enjoy An evening infused with international wines, contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
Hiller Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW Washington, DC

April 12, 2014



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Read what they say

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CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required.

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See What Everyone is Talking About!


Many deaf web sites and many deaf yahoo sites have
postings that ask for free deaf interpreters.
Yes, interpreters are expensive. Same as with
attorneys, accountants, doctors, electricians,
home repairs, etc.
Should we walk up to an attorney and beg him for
a free legal service? Same thing – we should not
walk to an interpreter and beg for a free service!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


ALDAcon 2014 conference
Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014
Norfolk, VA

more information at:


Why are Family Reunions important? Because we learn
family secrets that we never knew about in the past.
Many of us have famous distant cousins (3rd, 4th, etc)
that are famous. During the reunions the family always
talk about their famous cousins.
Without an interpreter, a deaf family member would know
nothing about these Family Secrets!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


The new book “The Heir Apparent: The Life of
Edward VII, the Playboy Prince” mentions
Queen Alexandria, who was deaf.

She is on the list at:


Evesham is a small town in Great Britain, with 24,000
One of the family-owned companies in town is celebrating
its 100th anniversary. It is the Sowerby Footwear, and it
was founded by two brothers. One of the two brothers –
Arthur Sowerby was deaf.
This company is now run by 3rd generation Sowerby family


being asked –

can you interpret for free at an event I am hosting?

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


If you are watching realtime captioning of a newscast, a reporter might
say something like this.


The following is an example of poor captioning where the problem is not
with the realtime captioner, but it is a technical problem probably with
the transmission or reception that needs to be investigated.


Here is another example of poor captioning. In this case, the problem is a
realtime captioner who is doing a poor job.


When you have a problem with poor captioning, it may be helpful to be able
to identify what the problem is. Then you can determine what can be done
to correct that problem.


hearing people showing annoyance when you focus on their lips
while they’re talking to you!

(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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A big mess in legal circles may be forthcoming over
accusations that Advanced Bionics had been selling
defective CI’s for years, fully aware that these were
defective in the first place!  A billion dollar case?


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– city planner


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

An annual honor conferred in the Washington, DC Deaf Community
is the Frederick C. Schreiber Leadership Award. The latest
recipient is Gary Lee Viall, a long time leader in Virginia
deaf state civic activities.
Frederick C. Schreiber, who passed away in 1979, put the
NAD on the map with his long list of accomplishments as
Executive Director. You name it, Fred had his hand in it.
Congrats, Gary.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The old Frat headquarters in Springfield,
Illinois was finally sold in January. It was on
the block for few years before the sale.
And with the proceeds from the sale, the
Al Van Nevel Memorial Foundation will now be
able to move forward.
The stuff in the old headquarters will
be moved to the Gallaudet library. Some of
these items are priceless.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It almost never fails. The hearing person knows you are
deaf and rely on an interpreter, yet he talks very fast
and very unlipreadable in front of you.




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*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

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

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

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204



position opening
Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Counseling
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Department of Counseling offers nationally-accredited masters. degree programs in school counseling and mental health counseling. It is our mission to prepare graduates to be multiculturally competent professional counselors able to work skillfully with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing clients of diverse backgrounds. The Department is currently seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member to join our dedicated faculty starting August 2014, contingent upon funding.   Applicants with school counseling background and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

1.    An earned doctorate in counselor education or closely related field.  Exceptional candidates with doctoral degrees in progress may be considered.
2.    At least three years of counseling experience, with deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals, preferably in a school setting.
3.    Knowledge and skills in content relevant to the applicant’s specialization.
4.    Awareness of the cultural and educational implications of working with deaf students, and fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or demonstrated willingness to commit significant time and effort over several years to develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet’s faculty guidelines.
5.    Experience supervising counseling students or pre-licensed counselors, or substantial experience mentoring others.
6.    Potential for competency in teaching, scholarship, and service.
7.    Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills.
8.    Knowledge of program assessment is preferred.

1.    Teach courses in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.
2.    Supervise students in fieldwork settings and provide academic advising and professional mentoring.
3.    Work collaboratively with faculty members.
4.    Engage in scholarship, including research and program development.
5.    Participate in department and university faculty activities and professional service.
6.    Grant writing and/or other department responsibilities as assigned.

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Professor. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The appointment will be for a regular nine-month academic year.

Starting Date: August 4, 2014 or later.

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, examples of academic products, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly activities and/or other work experience to:

Dr. Kendra Smith, Chairperson Department of Counseling Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002-3695

Telephone: 202-651-5515202-651-5515
Videophone: 202-618-6852202-618-6852
E-mail: mailto:Kendra.Smith@Gallaudet.Edu
FAX: 202-651-5657


position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf state of Georgia, Northeast area

more information at:


position opening
ACCESS Outpatient Services
state of New Jersey

As a key member of ACCESS Outpatient Services, a statewide provider of behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and treatment planning to consumers in several satellite offices.

Responsibilities include:
– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
– developing and implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services, including the coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical and community services
– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
– providing crisis intervention
– developing discharge plans
– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side effects
– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct, age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, email your resume to Eileen Kimbell-Meaney at



St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth


open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.


position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to:

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352202-651-5352.


position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont


The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:


position opening
Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team

BJC Behavioral Health in St. Louis, Missouri has an immediate opening on our Deaf Services team for a Case Manager. The case manager works with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  Preferred that the case manager have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic interventions to promote optimal mental health.

Position communicates directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who are oral and do not use sign language as well as clients who are fluent in sign language.

Position requires flexibility to work on a team and within various settings in the community mental health system including clients. homes. BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records and Microsoft Office software including MS Word as well as clinical computer programs.
Job duties will include case management as well as clinical assessments for new and existing clients.

Minimum requirements:
* Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology
* Experience with mental health and the deaf/HOH population . 1 year or more
* Fluent and culturally competent in American Sign Language
Preferred qualifications:
* Certification as Sign Language Interpreter
* Licensure as an LCSW or LPC
* MS Office programs . 2 years or more
For more information about our Deaf Services program and team, please visit our website at

For questions, qualified candidates may contact:  Laura Shapiro, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, at

To apply online, please click the link or visit our website, , select employment and search for Case Manager, Deaf Services.


Legal Statement
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer


open position
Deaf Studies Faculty Member
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA

Deaf Studies Faculty Member – Deaf Studies/Humanities Division
This is a full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position.

Start Date: September, 2014

COMPENSATION:     Salary: Minimum $42,921-$50,000.  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full State benefits.

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY:    The Deaf Studies Department is seeking to expand its program.  It houses both the American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies curricula within the Deaf Studies program.  We currently offer a variety of levels of ASL courses, from American Sign Language I to American Sign Language VI.  Courses in Deaf Studies are also offered.  ASL classes are limited to twenty students and the focus is an interactive, proficiency-oriented pedagogical approach.  The HCC Deaf Studies faculty is committed to offering a vibrant and innovative curriculum that includes advanced classes and addresses different learning styles for our diverse student population.

1.    Teaches a wide variety of ASL and Deaf Studies courses, such as American Sign Language I-IV, Introduction to Deaf Studies, and Deaf History.
2.    Assists in curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
3.    Integrates computer technology into coursework, as appropriate.
4.    Provides academic advising.
5.    Maintains regular office hours.
6.    Attends regularly scheduled Department, Division and College meetings.
7.    Participates in College Governance Committees, and other committees, task forces, sub-committees, and other activities as requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    Master’s Degree in ASL instruction, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or closely related field ; native or near native fluency in ASL; ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire; demonstrates effective teaching skills including interactive teaching and current pedagogical strategies; excellent written skills in English; teaching experience in higher education; commitment to teaching a student body diverse in abilities, age, ethnicity, race and gender orientation; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

*NOTE:  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:     Community college teaching experience; experience with using multimedia technology in the classroom; interest and ability to create community-based events; experience in administrative tasks such as writing course proposals, syllabus design and annual reports.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:    Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

TO APPLY: – All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. – Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to:

Resume, Cover Letter, and List of 3 Professional References. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

DEADLINE: Screening will begin with applications received by March 14, 2014.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.


***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***



open position
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) is seeking applicants for the
Principal position.  This position is the instructional leader for
the education program at ISD.  The Principal works with the
Superintendent to provide a comprehensive educational program for
students pre-school through transition to adult life The Principal is
the direct line administrative authority and professional leader of
the department’s staff and students.  Responsibilities include
leadership of education programs, coordination of all activities of
the department and collaboration with other departments in order to
provide quality education for all students

Interested candidates should send resume, credentials, official
transcripts, and three professional references to Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs,
IA 51503-7898 by March 14, 2014.   Or contact Human Resources at
Phone: 712-366-0571712-366-0571; email: for more information.

View general school information and job description under the
“employment” link on ISD’s web page:


position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health Outreach Coordinator
RHA Behavioral Health Services
Wilmington, NC

full information at:

to apply: and key in “RHA Behavioral Health Services” in keywords box and
Wilmington, NC in Location box – and click on “Find Jobs” and follow the screen


position opening
Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
RHA Behavioral Health Services
University of NC, NC

full information at:
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to apply: and key in “RHA Behavioral Health Services” in keywords box and
University of NC, NC in Location box – and click on “Find Jobs” and follow the
screen instructions


position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL), Department of Linguistics
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities
–    Native or near-native ASL competence
–    Ability to assume administrative and to mentor lecturers and part-time instructors as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:     February 20, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353(505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting Number 0823689.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131


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

COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities:

2 VACANCIES:    Transition Teacher (Special Education) and Transition Teacher (Deaf Education)

These positions report to the Program Coordinator, Employability Center, and are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to high school and transition-aged students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired, and/or Deaf-Blind, and who may have other disabilities. Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website to view the official job announcement in its entirety or contact Ms. Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager / 719-578-2114719-578-2114


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:


opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Pittsburgh, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:    Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Job Title:                   HR Coordinator
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment, arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files, directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Case Managers
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:     BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years. behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:    Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration, participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation, interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture, assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family home visits.
Qualifications:     One year related experience (preferably with children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton County, Georgia

job description and basic information at:


position opening
Assistant Professor; Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program, at the University of New Mexico (UNM). This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2014. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time of application. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of specialization and service. Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence. In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program, please see our website:

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in hand by time of application. Specialization in interpreting.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses, including theory and skills courses; (b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student interpreters; (c) evidence of an active research program; (d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification; (e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter.

Date for best consideration: January 31, 2014. Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox ( )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting Number 0823396. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an AA/EOE


job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment
Specialist. This position is based at the Employment Development
Department branch in Concord and reports to the Director of
Employment Services. The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will
provide services including interpretation for employment services staff,
office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in
and/or appointment basis.

– Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of
hearing persons employed
– Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and
– Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing
workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
– Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
– Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and
– Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
– Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
– Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of
clients, enroll and orient them to services
– Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
– Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned
by Director of Employment Services

– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application ( under
About/Jobs), cover letter, resume & three references via mail,
email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

Job opening
Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for “Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator” staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Service.  Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred 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 –    Able to travel alone –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 31, 2013 at 800.821.1831800.821.1831

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.


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