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DeafDigest Blue – March 4, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – March 4, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-to-be-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-labels-in-stories/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

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“Interpreting Tidbits: Cities and States” at Harris Communications

Most interpreters are familiar with the signs for Chicago, Philadelphia
and Los Angeles, but what about Fargo, ND, Boise, ID, Omaha, NE or
Nashville, TN? For this 2-DVD set Gate Communications collected the city
and state signs from organizations and people living in all 50 states of
the USA.

Included are 400 signs that were provided by schools for the Deaf,
interpreters, agencies and deaf interpreters. In addition, the DVD has
25 state-related trivia questions and answers and a blooper reel.

Now available at Harris Communications, “Interpreting Tidbits: Cities
and States” (DVD383) is only $40.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDBlue030412

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A concern was raised in an article in the student newspaper
of Fresno State University that the deaf people on the
campus are the last to know in case of emergencies. Hearing
people, just simply by hearing others yell or scream, may
know what is going on. Not that so with the deaf. It was
pointed out that the university police was supposed to create
a pager alerting system, but they haven’t.

In Seocho-dong, a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea,
there is a Starbucks outlet for Koreans and tourists
that want coffee. One of the Starbucks baristas is
Hwang Jin. She is deaf, and married with a family. Interestingly enough, this is her first job. After
staying home for years raising her family, she learned
about this job offer. After training and learning on
the job, she serves coffee just as well as other
hearing baristas, able to follow customers’ orders.

– Very Hot News

Ed Waterstreet, who started Deaf West from scratch to
become the nation’s #1 deaf theatrical group, has
retired as the Artistic Director. Replacing him is David Kurs.
Very difficult for a theatrical group to survive these
tough economic times, no matter if it is a deaf group
or a hearing group. That Deaf West has survived over
the years is a testimony to Ed’s skills. Thank you,
Ed for enriching our cultural horizons. Kurs, after
graduating from Gallaudet, worked for the famous
comedian Danny DeVito, as a young man before
moving on.

– Sunday February 26th

A CI issue is part of a new movie Take Shelter.
The story revolves around a hearing family with a deaf
daughter. The doctor advises the family that the daughter
needs a CI. Normally, cost is not a problem because of
the father’s work medical insurance coverage. But the
father has mental illness issues and quits his job.
As a result, there is no CI operation because of no
insurance coverage! The film story was written by
Jeff Nichols, not deaf.

– Monday February 27th

We do not see USA’s National Association of the Deaf reaching
a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Association
of the Deaf on anything. But it is happening right there in
the Oceania. The Deafness Forum of Australia reached
agreement with The National Foundation for the Deaf in New Zealand. This agreement outlines joint advocacy efforts in
both island nations. Canada is just across the border from
USA, whereas approximately 1340 miles separate Australia
from New Zealand at its shortest points.

– Tuesday February 28th

We have had many different types of hearing aids. One such
new hearing aid coming out is in the person’s mouth. Actually
it is inserted inside the tooth’s hard bone. It sends signals to
the inner ear. This such hearing aid was introduced at a
clinic in Texas. How much will it cost? How much would insurance
cover? Not yet known, but some audiologists say it is the best.

– Wednesday February 29th

Especially in Asia, there are more and more restaurants that are “deaf-run” or “deaf-operated” or with majority of staff being
deaf. Yet there is a twist with a restaurant in Yantai city, in
the Chinese province of Shandong. The majority of the staff is
deaf – and that there are 3 hearing interpreters that help
the deaf waitresses communicate with the hearing patrons! Not
sure why this is important – because the menu is printed on
tick off sheets, where patrons pencil in their meal choices!
Perhaps some of the patrons are illiterate, meaning the need
of interpreters is crucial.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

2012 DeafDigest Sports Boys’ Basketball Team of the Year
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

2012 DeafDigest Sports Girls’ Basketball Team of the Year
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

the runner up team in both categories is Maryland SD

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

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors: Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future (EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester Institute of Technology. Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2012: July 14 – 19  and July 21 – 26.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun and friendship. On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.

Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and transportation.

To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD

For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu

Application deadline is April 30.

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INTERPRETER SYSTEM IN THE COURTHOUSE IS NOT PERFECT
A deaf person was asked to come to the courthouse
in Washington, DC to possibly serve on the jury.
There is an office for interpreters in the courthouse. There is a system – the intepreter coordinator gets an automatic voice alert when the jury coordinator needs an interpreter.
This system is not perfect. Often there is no
one at the interpreter’s office when the voice
alert is turned on. As a result, the deaf person
sits on the waiting room, waiting all day to be
called – until the room is empty and everyone goes home!
The puzzled deaf person had to go to the
interpreter’s office to find out what was
going on.
Yes, the interpreter coordinator and the
jury coordinator both said – oops!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/

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

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more information at:
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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOP IMPORTANT FOR SOME, BUT NOT ALL
A deaf employee was lucky. His boss went to a Deaf
Awareness workshop. He left the workshop after five
minutes, aware that interpreters are very important.
Later he gave interpreters for his deaf employee at every staff meeting and at every workshop, etc.
But other deaf employees at other companies are
not lucky. Their bosses attend Deaf Awareness workshops
all day and still refuse to give interpreters for their
deaf employees!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

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

TARA CHEVRESTT HAS CHANGED GEARS
Tara Chevrestt, a deaf woman, was written up in last year’s
edition of SigNews. She experienced problems with the personnel
department at her job as sheet metal mechanic, working on military jets. They felt a deaf person cannot work on a job of that level,
citing safety concerns.
She was not able to get doctors to sign papers that would have
authorized her to continue employment at the military base in Utah.
She wanted to fight the authorities. One year later she has
given up the fight, abandoning the career that was a dream for
her.
Instead she has shifted gears, becoming a professional writer!

A REASON FOR LEARNING ASL
There are sign language classes everywhere in USA. People want to learn signs for various reasons – maybe a
fellow employee is deaf, maybe a deaf child in the family,
etc.
But for one teacher, she is learning signs – just in case a deaf student enrolls at the school and is entered
into her class.
DeafDigest wonders – if the teacher never has a deaf
child in her classes, then her acquired sign language
skills will get rusty.

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EXPENSIVE TO BE A DEAF INVENTOR
From time to time we have read about a deaf inventor
winning a patent for his invention. It does not mean
he will be a rich man. It means he has to market
his invention. If the marketplace rejects it, then
he will not be a rich man.
There is a new law that allows fast track of
patent applications. It costs $4,000 plus all these
other filing fees.
A hearing inventor can network among his friends
and create an investment group to market his
invention.
A deaf person can do the same, but not that easy
to network because of his deafness.
This is not to say a deaf person cannot patent
his invention – just that the path becomes harder.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret a tough classroom lecture without
knowing the signs for terminology that the professor
and the deaf students use

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The software program that a realtime captioner or CART provider uses
must be trained to translate the captioner’s brief forms in the
proper manner. All steno strokes must be entered into a computer
dictionary and matched to an English translation.

Mistakes are sometimes made by stenocaptioners who may think they
have certain strokes defined in their dictionary in a certain way,
but they really do not. Sometimes they may fail to load a dictionary
in their software program that has the required entries in it.
Occasionally there may also be a computer malfunction that fails to
load the proper dictionaries.

For instance, if the name of the president of Iran were to come up,
the captioner probably has a brief form designated for that. He or
she might have determined the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be
written PHAUPL/PHAUPL. Unfortunately, if for some reason that
information wasn’t properly entered in the computer, that steno
might translate as “President Mom Mom.”

INTERPRETERS IN ARKANSAS ARE ANGRY
Interpreters in Arkansas are angry. the Arkansas
Rehabilitation Services hired an applicant as an interpreter.
The position was advertised and there was a number of
certified interpreters, both in-state and nationally,
that have sent in applications.
Yet, the hired “interpreter” was said to have minimal sign language skills, and has no certificates at all!
Some of the disappointed applicants are pondering some kind of action.

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

I am in my mid-fifties and there is a deaf/hard of hearing
club in my small town. they meet once a month at a community
center. But these members are much older than I am. I have nothing in common with them, and so, I don’t attend these
club sessions.

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

What is ADA and what is not ADA?

It is a civil rights law that bans discrimination
because of deafness.

It does not give deaf money or jobs or advocates for them

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There is a Deaf Urban Legend posted on a web site. Not telling
you what it is – you gotta click on:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/cc.htm

(this web link is still alive! – go and visit it)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Clarke School for the Deaf has produced many
graduates, and many of them cherish these rich
school memories.
If one woman, not deaf, has her way, part of
Clarke School will change, and it has nothing to
do with the educational methods.
It has something to do with a building on
the campus being converted to expensive
condominium units.
The town planning board is getting this
proposal and may decide on it.
Possibly it will not sit too well with a
legion of Clarke alumni members. No one likes
to see their alma mater change, even if it
may be for the better.

(editor’s note: Clarke School went ahead with its
plans to disappear the campus. This school continues
to thrive “campus-less” but with satellite campuses
scattered across the nation)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Jeremy Lin, not deaf, is a newly famous professional
basketball player with the New York Knicks. He has
become the world’s most talked about basketball player.
He is also Chinese-American, a fact that people of
China and also of Taiwan are thrilled. After a bad
game that Lin played, two ESPN sportswriters used
this phase “Chink in the Armor” – a phrase that
Chinese people found offensive. These sportswriters
were fired – and the Asian American Journalists Association issued guidelines on how to properly
write about Lin in all future articles – without
accidentally writing something that is insulting.

Guidelines!

There is such a thing as a Asian American Journalists Association.

But there is no such a thing as Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Journalists Association, much less guidelines on how
to write about the deaf or of deafness.

As a result, we continue to read these offensive
phrases – deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, and so on!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say “walls”?

or did he say

walks?

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in 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.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

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
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program 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. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

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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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Edgewater, MD

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community.  Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org

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notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR:        School year 2012-2013
STARTING:          August 2012
SALARY RANGE:        $39,034 – $72,657

QUALIFICATIONS:         NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.

Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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position opening
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Barre, Vermont

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center

Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.

The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.

The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89.  The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.

Substantial traveling is required.  Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.

Attractive office space in Barre.  Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations.  Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.

Any questions, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehab Counselor Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us   http://www.vocrehab.vermont.org

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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(revised posting – February 26, 2012)

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 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

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 http://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 EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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