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DeafDigest Blue – May 22, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – May 22, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lamarsigns/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/storytelling-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surdophobia-2/

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

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

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The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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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?

D.L. Stewart, a columnist with a newspaper in
Dayton, Ohio, is late deafened. He wrote a
column that was titled:

Hearing loss not as funny to those who endure it

He was saying that these “deafness” jokes are actually not funny in the first place, even though
hearing people may think these are hilarious.

Hayes Jackson is an agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in Anniston. He is deaf, but functions
as a hearing person. He goes around in the state,
advising people on their needs with agriculture and
nature. He was written up in a local newspaper, praising
him for his enthusiasm while explaining things to
people and answering their questions.

- Very Hot News

If we are having Summer Deaflympics in 2017, it will
not be in Barcelona. The bid has been withdrawn,
spurred by the decision of the Barcelona city council
not to support this event. Without city’s backing,
the deaf groups decided to drop the bid.

And as a sidebar, the 2013 Deaflympics, supposedly to be
hosted in Athens, Greece, is also in danger of being
cancelled.

- Sunday May 15th

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu is pushing for a plan to offer
tax incentives for employers that hire the deaf and the disabled.
He is working with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation. He
visited a dental lab, where a number of employees are deaf and
pointed to it as an example.

- Monday May 16h

The English government has issued new guidelines for disabled
people, the deaf included that receive monthly Disability Living Allowance (DLA) checks. This announcement has alarmed many people
in the Deaf Community, and they’re not sure exactly what to
do about it. The DLA is the same as the SSDI in USA.

- Tuesday May 17th

Philadelphia, at one time so many years ago, was the cradle
of ideas and actions which led to the formation of our
nation, may again, help revive the NAD as a dominant force.
This organization has announced the hosting of a Deaf Power
Breakfast to take place in Philadelphia, as led by new NAD
CEO Howard A. Rosenblum, himself, a veteran attorney.
Issues, ideas and trends will be discussed in the two-hour
long breakfast.

- Wednesday May 18th

Howard Watson, a deaf man with a long career in VR and in VR-related
fields in Florida, in Florida, has been appointed to serve on the Miami Lakes Special Needs Committee. This committee, newly founded, is tasked with assuring full accessibility for all, the deaf and the disabled. Not just that, he continues serving with the Elderly Affairs Committee that he had been doing for the past eight years.

Said Howard:
I’ve loved being part of the solution and not part of the problem

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

One way or other, Marlee Matlin finds herself in the news.
The latest one was a comment by Piers Morgan, a British
journalist who has been involved with these celebrity
TV programs. He said that deafness has worked to Marlee’s
advantage during these celebrity contest programs. He
may be right because Marlee has reached the finals.

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(Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment)

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AN UNUSUAL MAJOR AT A HEARING COLLEGE
Many hearing colleges offer different majors – such as Accounting,
Engineering, Math, Social Work, etc, etc.
One college offers a major that is unusual. East Tennessee State
University offers a major in Storytelling.
Graduates then travel to workshops, fairs, parties, etc – to give
interesting stories on anything.
A deaf man – Kenny Tedford graduated from East Tennessee State
University and just gave a recent story at a deaf culture event.

- for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/storytelling-2/

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

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Gerald Burstein Leadership Institute

at

Gallaudet University

Theatre Arts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People of Color

June 27-July 1, 2011

more information at http://deafdigest.com/bursteinleadership/

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A FEAR OF DEAF PEOPLE
Many hearing people are not afraid of the deaf and are
glad to become friends with the deaf.
Unfortunately, many other hearing people are scared and
afraid of the deaf.
DeafDigest calls it “deafphobia” – meaning fear of the
deaf. But there is another word that means the same thing –
surdophobia. This word was invented by Gardy Van Gils, a
deaf man from the Netherlands.
Deafphobia? Surdophobia? Both mean the same thing.

- for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surdophobia-2/

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

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Purple(tm) Announces a Faster, Easier Way to Make Calls with Anywhere Contact List
With Purple’s Anywhere Contact List, YOU’RE in control, no more remote!

ROCKLIN, CALIF., MAY 17, 2011 – Purple Communications., Inc. (OTC: PRPL) Purple(tm), a leading provider of innovative communications solutions and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, has created a faster, easier way to make calls with Purple’s Anywhere Contact List.

“At Purple, we are all about ‘easy’ and choice, and understand many of our customers use several different VRS options in addition to Purple VRS products and services,” said Norman Chan, director of outreach. “Our Anywhere Contact List eliminates click, click, clicking the remote down to find a phone number for people who still use a VP-200®.”

By using Purple.tv through a VP-200, callers just need to give the name of the person they want to call to the video interpreter (VI) instead of using their remote control to scroll through an often long list of contacts – a considerably faster and easy way to make a call.

“Just the other day, a VP-200 user told me he had to call somebody but he couldn’t remember the person’s number,” said Vice President of Outreach Mark Bella. “I asked him if he knew the person’s name, and he said, “Of course,” so I told him about our Anywhere Contact List. He tried it and told me he was amazed at how fast and easy it was. He loves it and I know other VRS users will, too.”

For more information, visit http://purple.us/anywhere/ or call Purple Customer Care at 877-885-3172.

Purple’s Anywhere Contact List Additional Benefits Include:

- Privacy: VI’s do not have access to your Anywhere Contact List and only see matches to the name you give them when making a call.

- Make Calls with Names NOT Numbers: Users only provide the name of the person he/she wants to call instead of click, click, clicking down the remote control to find the person.

- Never lose your information: If your VP-200 breaks or is not working, your contacts will not be lost.

- Twitter-Friendly Quotes
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“@PurpleComm’s #Anywhere Contact List makes calls faster and easier http://bit.ly/gJTP9R! #VRS

Purple VRS works on the following smartphones and computers:

Android:
Dell(tm) Streak(tm) 5
Dell(tm) Streak(tm) 7
HTC EVO(tm)
HTC ThunderBolt(tm)
Motorola Xoom(tm)
Motorola Atrix(tm) 4G
Nexus S from Google
Samsung. Epic 4G
Samsung Galaxy Tab(tm)
Samsung Galaxy ™ 4G
T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G

Apple®:
Mac®
iPhone 4®
iPod touch® (fourth generation)
iPad 2®

Windows-based PCs:

Price and Availability

All Purple apps are free and available now at http://www.purple.us/trynow

About Purple
Purple Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers. Purple’s vision is to enable fast and easy communication between people, inclusive of differences in abilities, languages or locations. For more information on the company or its services, visit www.purple.us – Purple, P3 and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners

Safe Harbor
The statements contained in this news release that are not based on historical fact – including statements regarding the anticipated results of the transactions described in this press release – constitute “forward-looking statements” that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (i) our ability to integrate the businesses and technologies we have acquired; (ii) our ability to respond to the rapid technological change of the wireless data industry and offer new services; (iii) our dependence on wireless carrier networks; (iv) our ability to respond to increased competition in the wireless data industry; (v) our ability to generate revenue growth; (vi) our ability to increase or maintain gross margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources; and (vii) difficulties inherent in predicting the outcome of regulatory processes. Such risks and others are more fully described in the Risk Factors set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our actual results could differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Purple Communications. is not obligated to update and does not undertake to update any of its forward-looking statements made in this press release. Each reference in this news release to “Purple,” the “Company,” or “We,” or any variation thereof, is a reference to Purple Communications., Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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RIDING IN A CAR IN SPAIN
A friend picked up DeafDigest editor and his wife in Madrid, Spain.
The friend was a big person. He required a lot of leg room while
driving, and so the seat behind him had no leg room.
DeafDigest editor sat in the back – and directly behind the
driver despite lack of leg room. Why?
Because it was much easier to communicate with his wife,
who was sitting in front. If he sat behind his wife, then
there would be a lot of neck craning!

A PLACE AT THE TABLE FOR THE DEAF
President Barack Obama has appointed Meryl Frank, not deaf,
as Ambassador to United Nations Permanent Commission on the
Status of Women.

Ms Frank said:
I want more women present at decision-making tables worldwide

We, the deaf, should say:
We want more deaf present at decision-making tables worldwide

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DISCRIMINATION IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
There was a story in the newspapers of a deaf intern in
Washington, DC facing discrimination in her first day on
the job.
Well, the brutal reality is that every successful deaf
professional deals with discrimination. DeafDigest editor,
over the years, have raised this issue with engineers,
architects, attorneys, physicians, accountants, chemists,
all of them successful and all of them deaf. And all of
them have dealt with discrimination one way or other.
If a successful deaf professional says he has never
faced discrimination, then is he telling the truth?

A NIGHTMARE AT THE AIRPORT
The Washington Dulles airport tries to be deaf-friendly,
with all these alerting devices and electronic postings of
flight arrivals and departures. Perfect for the deaf?
Not always. He and his wife were waiting to get on the
plane at one terminal. Suddenly there was a change. The
plane was to be on another end of a different terminal,
a considerable walk.
There was no announcement. No warning. No nothing.
The editor happened to notice the change on the electronic
wall – and suddenly had to take a long walk.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

VRS interpreters that hate their jobs.

Explained an interpreter that loves her profession:

they should be grateful for their jobs instead of
griping about it

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“I think I would like to use the services a CART provider at an
upcoming event.  How do I go about finding one?”

As always, a personal recommendation may be your best bet.  But if
you don’t know someone in your area, there are still ways to find a
well-qualified CART provider.

When searching for a competent CART provider, the best place to start
is probably the Internet.  The National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA) has compiled a CART Provider Directory. 

You can go to their website at ncraonline.org and access information
about CART providers throughout the country.  The information on the
website explains the different certifications that are offered for
CART providers, and you can find someone in your city and state.

Some CART providers list their areas of expertise and additional
training.  You may also be able to find references that you could
contact to find out about their experiences with these CART
providers.

In addition to the NCRA CART Provider Directory, some states also
have lists of approved CART providers.  You may want to contact the
court reporters association for your particular state to find out
more information.

MISSING OUT ON CHANCE CONVERSATIONS
On the plane some strangers strike up conversations just
to kill time. Not easy for deaf passengers to do the same –
and thus miss out on interesting conversations.
One was with a man who was wearing jeans and an old T shirt.
He was a CEO of a big hospital in the San Francisco area.
Another one was with a French woman who spoke perfect
English. She said she was a foreign language specialist.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked her what it was all about.
She said she provides technical and administrative support and services for corporations that want to do international
business.
Is it the same as foreign language interpreting? She
said no.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that ear buds and headphones are perfect assistive
listening devices

Wrong! Hearing aid users cannot use either.

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 866-922-3090.  New owner will be coming soon, especially whenever you see a new Deaf Cruise web design, it means it officially starts on this day and onward with a new mailing address, VP number and so on.  Please still proceed with this current business as usual with this same contact information until we announce the complete transition.  Thank you.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

HearUSA, which oversees the AARP Hearing Care Program
and works closely with HLAA, has filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy. This company could not agree with Siemens AG
on the money owed them. And the affiliate of the Dutch
company William Demant Holdings may purchase HearUSA.

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf man from Maine was arrested after a traffic accident
on charges of obstruction with the police investigation.
The city absolved the police of any blame. The deaf man’s
family filed a lawsuit, accusing the city of discrimination.
The state Human Rights Commission felt that the city
discriminated against him but suggested conciliation. If it
failed, then the civil action lawsuit would be filed in
Superior Court.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Could separating of plasma from the blood help cure the
Sudden Deaf Syndrome?
There was a story of a 33-year old hearing man suffering
from the Sudden Deaf Syndrome. He had his hearing restored
after several weeks of treatments, all of which failed.
The final treatment – separating plasma from the blood,
was the one that worked.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Hearing people sipping red wine at a nice restaurant
or during a quiet evening at home may be doing themselves
a favor.
Jochen Schacht and his team at the University of
Michigan Medical School is saying that a moderate
sipping of the red wine may delay deafness that is caused
by either the aging process or by loud noise.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Which is more effective – a public awareness campaign
or a made-for-TV program in educating the public on deafness issues?
A public awareness campaign may sound more sincere,
but a made-for-TV program may be more convincing.
Deafness issues? We have so many – oral vs ASL,
CI vs hearing aid; cued vs ASL or even vs oral;
mainstreamed school vs state school, and so on.
The downside is that advocates would keep mum
on other options!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Co-worker…Did you get my cat?

Me…       Your cat?

Then she pointed to my Blackberry and then I realized that she said “text”,  not “cat”

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Employment openings
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable White Plains, New York is currently recruiting for the following positions:

- Principal, High School

- Teacher, Family-Infant Program

- Guidance Counselor

- Bilingual Case Worker

- Human Resources Director

- Teacher of the Deaf

Fanwood offers a most attractive salary and benefit package. We are located 25 minutes from New York City and all it has to offer. Westchester County is a wonderful place to work and live.

For complete job description, details and application information, please visit our website at http://www.nysd.net

E-mail your resume to mailto:arice@nysd.net or fax it to (914) 949-2331. These positions will remain open until filled.  Application review to begin immediately.

New York School for the Deaf is an EEO/AA Employer

POSITION OPENING
5/19/2011

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position title
Assistant to the Dean
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

POSITION TITLE:    Assistant to the Dean

DEPARTMENT:    Residential Program at the Western PA School for the Deaf

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, 187-day position.  The Assistant to the Dean directs/coordinates after school programs and activities for the residential students;  assists the Dean of Students in scheduling of Residential Supervisors, transportation, off-campus activities, sports and avocational clubs; acts as liaison with other administrators when needed on student behavior, discipline, special needs, accomplishments and parent requests; assists in the implementation of student behavior plans; develops workshops and training programs for Residential Supervisors; serves as acting Dean of Students in his/her absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education of the deaf, social work, special education or related area; or equivalent work and experience.  He/she should have some experience in staff supervision.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Intermediate” skills are required at hire with “Advanced” skills required within two years of employment.

PA Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances are required.

SALARY:    Dependent upon experience.  Full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

STARTING DATE:    August 22, 2010

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 30, 2011

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

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

The Western PA School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

DSC 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:

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills. 

- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT: (Full time) This position provides
support to Residential Operations Director in completing all
necessary regulated reports, statistics and maintaining regulated
information. The qualified candidate shall possess: a minimum of HS
Diploma with a minimum of 1 year experience in administration and
human service field. Must have strong writing, organizational and
time management skills, as well as computer proficiency in MS word
and excel; Fluency in American Sign Language; Understanding of
residential settings a plus. Duties: Complete and submit monthly
reports for DPW, managed care companies and/or other governmental
agencies on timely bases.  Track referrals, intakes and other items
related to program needs; review progress notes to ensure
documentation is present and suffice for audit reviews; and Assist
Operations Director with all audit preparations and follow ups as
needed.

- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3 years of
administrative assistant experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel – AA degree is preferred. Must possess strong
writing/proof reading skills and excellent organizational skills;
Fluency in American Sign Language required. ASL Interpreting skills
is a plus. Duties: Responsible for providing administrative support
to all programs. Handle incoming phone calls both voice and Video
Phone. Responsible for billing/payroll/medical entries into database
systems, coordinate doctors’ appointments when needed, filing,
complete verification of insurance through EVS system, coordinate
conference rooms, and troubleshoot wherever and whenever possible. 

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Bernadette Class, Office Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301                

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services/MCC, Inc, Bensalem, PA  19020

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 specialists 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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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

- PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, K-8th GRADE
(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)

- TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

- VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/csdbjobs/

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position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Jefferson City, MO

more information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mcdhh/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

- Elementary Teacher
- Secondary Science Teacher
- Secondary English Teacher
- Anticipating Full Time Dorm Teacher
- Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/ksjobs/

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Job Description
Supported Living Service Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

- Residential Advisor
- Weekend Residential Advisor:

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/austinejobs/

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vacancy announcement
Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Albany County School District One
Laramie, Wyoming

for more information and application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wyoming/

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position opening
Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc1/

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position opening
Director of Student Life
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc2/

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open position
Case Advocate
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access
Spokane, WA

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/spokane/

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Job announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque, New Mexico

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/copd1/

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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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