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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Linda C. Blicharz who
departed us. She was educated in deaf schools in the
St Louis area, and after graduating from Gallaudet,
she went back to the area and was active in the area
activities, including the St. Louis Metro Round Table Representatives on Deafness.
Top stories about the deaf:
Students from 14 states have been attending the annual
Deaf Space Camp which takes place at Huntsville, Alabama.
They learn everything what space is all about.
How popular are sign language classes in colleges? Very
popular according to a survey by the Modern Language Association Survey, ranking 4th on the list. This survey
says such classes have jumped 50 percent in a decade.
Students at the Ernest C Drury School for the Deaf,
in the province of Ontario, have joined with other Canadian
schools in singing “Is Somebody Singing” while joining
Astronaut Chris Hadfield with the International Space Station
along with singer Ed Robertson. Said school principal
Antony A. L. McLetchie, who is deaf – a historic moment for us!
A nervous moment for the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
near Portland in Maine. The state Education Committee is looking
into ways how charter schools should be funded. Should it be
funded as a line item in the state budget, which was the way it
has been for years – or – should it be made as a part of the state budget? If it is part of the state budget then the
deaf school will be made vulnerable when legislators cut and
slash the funds.
What has become of deaf employees of the Remploy in Great
Britain that lost their jobs when the company shut down last
year. Most of them are still unemployed.
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DEAF THAT PASS DIFFICULT SCHOOL EXAMS
Many deaf attend colleges (Gallaudet, NTID, CSUN and
hearing colleges). They pass difficult school exams and
graduate. Do newspapers in USA have stories of them
passing difficult exams?
No, but it is different in some countries in Asia
and Africa. Some of these deaf students pass difficult
exams and there are newspaper stories of proud schools
applauding them. These newspaper reporters are “amazed”
that the deaf can pass these exams!
Much different in USA, and also Canada.
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“ASL” street in New Zealand
WORDS OF INSULT
Many hearing people often hear their friends, in the
next room, talking about them with insults (racial,
gender, intelligence, etc).
With the deaf it is different. How many times have we
lipread our hearing friends telling other friends about
deaf-mutes or deaf-dumb?
It has happened so many times to DeafDigest editor
that caught these insulting deaf-mute/deaf-dumb words
Insults – deaf insults, hearing insults, same thing!
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DEATH OF AN EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF
Reginald Redding passed away last week because of illness.
Deaf himself, he served as superintendents of Rhode Island
School for the Deaf and of Eastern North Carolina School for
He also served as administrator at Gallaudet University,
Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf and Lexington School for the Deaf.
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DEAF PHYSICIANS IN SMALL TOWNS?
We are always reading about small towns desperate for
physicians, even to the point of offering to pay off their massive
medical school loans – in exchange of a long term commitment.
What about deaf physicians not satisfied with current medical
practices or facing discrimination with their medical peers?
Would a small town practice be satisfactory for them?
Don’t know, but a big issue is interpreters. Would there
be interpreters following deaf doctors on a 24/7 basis?
WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?
Being asked –
why are there two interpreters just for one deaf client?
Isn’t one interpreter enough?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One of the reasons for some of the captioning bloopers that we see is
because stenocaptioners write words phonetically rather than letter
by letter as a typist would type words. Court reporters, CART
providers, and stenocaptioners all use the same type of steno
machines with the same keyboard. Before the days of realtime
translation, court reporters could just write words that sounded the
same in the same way phonetically, and then they would figure it out
when they were transcribing it.
For instance, a court reporter might write the words “there,”
“their,” and “they’re” in the same way on the steno machine. This
would be called a “conflict.” They would enter the steno into their
dictionary and then define it with the English for all three
words. It might look like “there/their/they’re” when it came up on
the computer screen. When editing the transcript, the court reporter
could just type a “1,” “2,” or “3” when the cursor was on the
conflict, and the proper word would appear in the transcript.
A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF
getting this comment –
it is not fair that hearing criminals are handcuffed behind
their backs while deaf criminals are handcuffed in front of
(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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The DC Housing Authority has been sued by two deaf women
for not providing during their search for public housing.
Did you know that – Dr. Barbara Brauer
was a pioneer in the field of Deaf Mental Health. Concerned about
lack of deaf clinical psychologists, she helped establish the
World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness, inviting participants
from everywhere in the world. At Gallaudet she served as executive
director of the Mental Health Center. In a rare interview with
DeafDigest editor way back in the seventies, she repeatedly
emphasized the need for these clinical psychologists that can
work with deaf patients.
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Where does the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind
(which runs a state school among other agency functions)
stand as far as the state’s best and state’s worst schools
Well, out of the state’s 256 public schools, the
deaf program is the 5th best in the state, with a grade
of A+ to boot.
Sez who? The Honolulu Magazine, May 2003 edition.
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Still continuing excellence in photographic
coverage is Andrew Blackburn, who is deaf.
He and his colleagues won a 2nd place
award for online journalistic innovation.
His pictures of a visit by President Bush
helped his Lancaster New Era newspaper
reap Pennsylvania state awards in journalism.
Both Gallaudet and NTID can claim
Blackburn as their own, for he earned
degrees from both institutions.
Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:
Is Sign Language getting more popular or is it dying?
There was a conference called “Sign Language as Endangered
Languages” – yet we are reading in the newspapers on how
popular sign language is becoming!
A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?
Two Baltimore Ravens football fans, one deaf, one hearing,
were talking about their favorite team.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Bees is taking good care of our defense
Bees, as in swarm of bees?
He actually said:
Pees is taking good care of our defense
(Pees’ first name is Dean)
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –
– Administrative Assistant – Riverside (CODIE)
– Administrative Assistant – Cypress (OCDEAF)
– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles
– Staff Interpreter – Riverside
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:
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
ASL Lecturer Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
Master’s Degree in ASL, Interpreting, or Deaf Studies is required. Preferred doctorate in related areas. At least 3-5 years of college/university level teaching experience preferred with a commitment to excellence in teaching. ASLTA certification or willingness to work toward certification is desired. Responsibilities include teaching basic and upper level ASL course work. Position is a 9-month contract with summer teaching opportunities. Position is available effective August 15, 2013. Send letter of intent, C.V., three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Alton Brant via e-mail ( mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Candidates who have submitted their application materials by May 31, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender orientation, veteran status or genetic information.
Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR/L)
The Learning Center for Deaf
more information at:
If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three
professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to
All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
closing date 05/13/13
CSC Program Administrative Associate/ASL Interpreter
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
CSC PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE/ASL INTERPRETER . ID# 13235.
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,105/Mon.
DUTIES: Provides staff support to the CSC Project Specialist and serves as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, as needed by program staff or public members attending meetings related to project activities. Coordinates the daily operations of the CSC and serves as a receptionist. Coordinates information and referral activities, organizes and supervises volunteers as needed, and dispenses assistive technology when appropriate. Responsible for completing purchase forms for the project.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college. EXPERIENCE: At least four (4) years of experience in interpreting for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Experience must include providing information and referrals, community training, and educating about interpreting and communication access. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Customer service knowledge. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. General knowledge of community services for persons with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications. Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Working knowledge of office equipment and machines, computers, and rehabilitation technology for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind. Knowledge and understanding of communication and information access issues affecting the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Ability to communicate fluently in various language systems of American Sign Language and written English. Ability to negotiate. Good organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal agencies. Ability to analyze, plan, organize, and implement clerical/administrative support to meet all program deadlines. Able to use personal computers, and proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and e-mail. Able to use Internet for research. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities. At least three (3) years of experience with accounting software and/or databases. Experience working with individuals with disabilities. Experience working with research and grant proposals.
INQUIRIES: Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com , click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to mailto:email@example.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.
CLOSING DATE: 05/13/13
closing date 05/13/13
CSC Project Specialist Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
CSC PROJECT SPECIALIST . ID# 13236.
Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $3,222/Mon.
DUTIES: Collaboratively plans, implements, and evaluates the Comprehensive Services Center (CSC) that provides services to persons who are hearing and/or vision impaired. Leads activities related to the project, from collaborative design of training, selection of curriculum, and review of policies and procedures, through data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination. Works with Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation staff and consumer advocacy groups to strategically plan, seek funding for, and implement and evaluate the CSC activities.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Business, Special Education, Human Services, Social Science, or Rehabilitation Counseling. EXPERIENCE: Two to four (2-4) years of work experience in health services, human services, or a related field, with specific work experience working with hearing and/or vision impaired. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications. Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Working knowledge of computers and word processing programs. Knowledge of electronic communication. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and written English. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing both, English or American Sign Language communication modalities. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal agencies to ensure integration of hearing and/or vision impaired persons into the community. Highly skilled in public speaking venues, to include but not limited to, video blogs, conferences or workshops, videoconferencing, and legislative testimony. Highly skilled in ensuring full communication access of written documents, website information, face-to-face meetings, telecommunication, and video communication to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Ability to work on and complete multiple tasks within a dynamic work environment. Able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to draft and write final reports and meeting minutes. Demonstrated ability to work independently and function as a cooperative and supportive team member. Able to provide own means of transportation to attend meetings or perform other related work that may require travel.
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from and accredited college or university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Education, Health, or related Human-Services fields. Experience in conducting surveys. Knowledge of collaborative research project planning and teamwork. Knowledge of how to conduct a literature review and summary. Knowledge of personal computers and computer software including: instrument design and data collection, entry, verification and analysis. Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities. Additional training in vocational rehabilitation counseling; professional certification; authorship of funded grant proposals, publications in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and/or in related health and human service fields. Experience with federally funded research projects; VR services and the Hawaii VR service system. Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating human services and/or educational and training programs and activities. Knowledge of website construction and maintenance. Ability to assist with logistical planning, implementation, and coordination of any conferences, seminars, special events, and other technical assistance consistent with the goals of the project. Able to design effective meeting agendas and conduct or facilitate an effective meeting with populations that the project supports.
INQUIRIES: Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.
CLOSING DATE: 05/13/13
Director of Human Resources
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration of Human Resource policies and programs of the School. The Director of HR assists and advises supervisors on human resource issues, oversees the recruitment and interview process of all staff, assures the school is compliant with all Federal and State laws, is responsible for the development and implementation of employee policies and benefits.
MINITMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management or a related field. Masters degree and PHR/SPHR certification preferred. Five or more years experience in Human Resource management including knowledge of employment laws, workers. compensation, benefit administration, and recruitment. Knowledge of the PA Department of Education laws and regulations, teacher certification process, and TIMS is strongly preferred. The Director of Human Resources should have an in-depth knowledge of Federal and State regulations and laws. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and experience with HRIS systems preferred. Must be organized and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The Sign Language Proficiency Interview level (SLPI) for this position is “Intermediate”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.
PA State Police Criminal Background; PA Child Abuse; and FBI Clearances required.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 26, 2013
SALARY: Excellent compensation and benefit package including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental and vision benefits, and life insurance.
Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.
Sign Language Interpreter
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Translates from American Sign Language (ASL) and other lesser known coding/sign languages to English, and back with deaf or hard-of-hearing consumers and their service provider. Interpret for deaf or hard-of-hearing consumers in a variety of settings. One year of full time experience equivalent to interpreting for various levels of communication skills. Specialized experience in translating, interpreting; and must be sufficient to demonstrate: knowledge of English, American Sign Language (ASL), and Manually Coded English (MCE) to perform Sign-to-English and English-to-Sign interpretation; knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics and effective written and oral communication skills. Applicants must show proof of certification or equivalent and position may require long periods of concentration and standing for periods of a time.
Up to 40 hours a week plus benefits with varying hours from week to week and must adhere to strict confidentiality.
Interested applicants may send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
or email to mailto:email@example.com
Only qualified applicants with salary requirements will be considered.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
more information at:
PAHrtners Deaf Services
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
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
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
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind
Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) Seeks Executive
The SILCK is seeking a full time Executive Director. This is a great
opportunity for an individual who is energetic and passionate about
increasing opportunities for people with disabilities. The Executive
Director is responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring and
evaluating of the implementation of the three-year State Plan for
Independent Living in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living
Council of Kansas.
To apply, please send your resume, three professional references, and a
cover letter including response to the following statements:
. Please describe your knowledge and philosophy of independent living.
. Please describe your experience in program administration.
. Please describe your perception of the roles and responsibilities of
the Council as a Board of Directors and those of the Executive Director.
Deadline May 24, 2013
Please send to:
Lou Ann Kibbee, Chair
P.O. Box 366
Hays, KS 67601
More information is available on the posting on www.kansasworks.com. Hint
. Search for .Executive Director.
UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404
Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY
Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY
Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328
the Position of
Information Technology Manager I
(Working Title . Information Technology Director)
Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 08-13
742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B
Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50225/6900
JOB SUMMARY Directs the information technology function for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Works as a consultant to assist agency employees and management team members with information technology needs; develops areas of expertise and advises directors while working closely with IT staff members to help them understand the agency’s IT policies; supervises subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions; develops and coordinates plans and policies, resources, and mission as well as goals, vision, and expectations of program; prepares and updates plans and priorities; ensures data processing equipment meets the needs of the organization and provides a productive and reliable means to manage information; evaluates, plans and directs activities of the division; plans and manages projects and/or programs; writes or discusses project/program plans, recommendations and/or findings; gathers, analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; prepares reports and/or reports findings, summarizes information; interprets results and/or makes recommendations; presents findings to management, various public officials, or senior professionals; anticipates the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems; coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between agency or work unit and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.; coordinates projects and ensures adequate administrative controls, quality, and procedural efficiencies; participates in conferences on technical improvements; reviews literature pertinent to research objectives, design, data-collection, and project implementation; provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions; performs other duties as assigned.
Open Date: April 30th, 2013
Close Date: May 31st, 2013
Employer: Desert Voices
Contact: Desert Voices
Phone 1: (602) 224-0598
Job Title: Program Director
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Desert Voices is seeking a full-time Program Director. The position is responsible for supervising the early intervention program and preschool program.
Part-time 32 hrs/week
Responsibilities: Provide daily supervision and support to deaf/hard of hearing adults recovering from mental illness and residing in community based congregate settings. The Residence Counselor serves as a role model, providing a home-like atmosphere in which dignity and respect enhance each person.s existence. The Residence Counse- lor participates in service planning and on-going support for each resident.
Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent. Some college preferred. Experience in Deaf Culture required. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Experience working with diverse populations recovering from mental illness desired. Valid driver.s license and ability to drive program vehicles in a manner that provides safe transportation to program residents.
Please mail, email or fax resume to:
Mental Health Association of Rockland County
140 Route 303
Valley Cottage, NY, 10989
Fax #: 845-267-2169
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.
Title: Project HOPE Health Specialist, 31 hours/week (includes full
Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered
medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of
Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart
disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist will receive
comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of available services
and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service providers, and
work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support progress towards
their health goals.
Specific duties are as follows:
. Work directly with clients to identify their needs, create service
plans, and establish connections to appropriate medical and social services,
including full medical care, peer support, housing, and the like;
. Work with clients one-on-one to ensure they understand their
prognosis, are adhering to treatment plans, and are able to manage their
. Advocate on behalf of clients for communication access at
appointments and meetings according to clients’ communication needs and
. Advocate on behalf of clients at medical appointments and meetings
with providers to ensure mutual understanding between clients and their
providers, and that clients are empowered to make informed decisions for
. Monitor clients’ progress through VP, phone calls, emails, and
. Collaborate with clients’ other service providers to maximize
benefits to clients;
. Document service activity in progress notes and submit monthly data
reports to DPH;
. Attend supervision meetings, and trainings as required;
. Work as part of a team to plan and execute Project HOPE’s Annual
. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed; and
. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required Qualifications: BA degree in a health or human-service field or
two years of experience in direct services or case management; knowledge of
HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and their impact on
human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for communication
access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have own car and
willing to travel. Experience in the medical field preferred.
Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and
experience, and a list of 3 work-related references to:
DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,
Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404
Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP
Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP
Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328
the Position of
American Sign Language/English Specialist
Location: Kenneth C. Burdett School for the Deaf Announcement No. 13-13
742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AH
Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50318/5310
Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.
JOB SUMMARY Provides language support through the use of American Sign Language (ASL)/English intervention services to deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students with the purpose of guiding each child toward language proficiency. Acts as a resource on ASL for students, families, and other professionals; communicates proficiently with students in the language that provides the best possible access to content and communicating in ways that facilitate learning. Provides one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and large group instruction. Provides immersion opportunities to facilitate language development. Provides instruction to families learning ASL (may be in whole group or home setting). Collaborates with other classroom teachers, speech and language pathologists, and the division director to ensure that the individual needs of children are being met. Plans learning experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of study and establishes evaluation techniques for assessment of progress; improves professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties as assigned.
the Position of
Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
ASL/English – SECONDARY: Special Needs/Transition H.S. Teacher
Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 14-13
Kenneth C. Burdett School for the Deaf Schedule AH
742 Harrison Blvd. DPR 50146/5310
Ogden, UT 84404
JOB SUMMARY Plans learning experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of study, adaptive curriculum, and established evaluation techniques for assessment of progress; improves professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties as assigned.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring two 9-month, 75% on-site CART providers. The position will begin August 26, 2013. Please follow the link to see the job description and feel free to pass along to any one that may be interested.
Please note, the applications are due June 14, 2013.
Position: “Summer Academic Counselor” for the Upward Bound department
Details: Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students designed to help build academic and social skills and generate a positive attitude toward success in their education. They are putting together a six week summer program in a variety of courses, including ASL, and they need a student to teach 4 classes a day for them (8 hrs a day). The classes would focus on ASL, as well as Deaf culture and history. The position pays $8 and hour and would run from June 17th- July 19th. They are starting interviews May 10th.
I believe both students and non-students can apply, but please see the job description for further details and required qualifications. This program is not offered through the Foreign Language program at WSU, so I do not know what curriculum they are using, what support is offered, or the desired expectations/outcomes for students taking this class.
Please pass the information along to anyone who may be interested. If you have further questions about the job you may contact Linda Tobias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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