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DeafDigest Blue – May 25, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – May 25, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-afraid-with-computer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-flashlight/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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This just in:
Gallaudet’s Adham Talaat, who had a tryout with the Seattle
Seahawks last weekend but was not offered a contract, has
a tryout this weekend with Kansas City Chiefs.

Top stories about the deaf:

Amanda Beaufoy, who is deaf and is a social worker for
the Worcestershire County Council in UK has been
honored by the British House of Commons for her work.

Communication Disorders Program, part of New Mexico
State University, has won a $2.3 million research grant
to develop teaching methods and services for the deaf
in the classroom sector.

In Africa, the Botswana Society for the Deaf is supposed
to oversee the needs of the deaf in the nation, but there are complaints that this organization is corrupt
with funds.

The Text-to-911 system is not available in Arizona. One of the big reasons is cost . and Arizona does not have the money to make the change in the system.

At the meeting of the National Governor’s Association,
a group of governors endorsed a resolution to find jobs
for the deaf and the disabled. One of the supporters was
the Coda governor, Dennis Daugaard  of South Dakota.

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A VERY BITTER DEAF EMPLOYEE
A deaf man was encouraged by his boss to go to college
at night so that he will be promoted when he gets his degree.
The deaf man was very excited and went to night college
for few years. But the supervisor retired. A new supervisor
was hired. The deaf man showed the new supervisor his college
degree and expected a promotion. The new supervisor said no,
saying he does not follow promises by the previous supervisor.
That made the deaf man very bitter for the rest of his life.
A real sad story.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-man/

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

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A deaf coach of a hearing college golf team

Jerry Doyle

See the addition at
http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

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A COMEDY ABOUT A PEN
In a Reese Witherspoon movie, there was a scene that
Reminded DeafDigest editor of a pen.
In the movie, the attorney asked for a pen to sign some
papers, and everyone did not have it. They all touched their
pockets looking for a pen but no one had it.
Suppose ~V in that same movie, the attorney asked the
deaf people for a pen, everyone will give him the pen!
Pen not important to hearing, but pen very important
to the deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

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

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National Parks pass free for deaf

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-parks-pass-for-deaf-no-cost/

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A LOW COST RESEARCH INTO HEARING LOSS
Research programs into hearing losses are expensive, perhaps
into millions and millions of dollars.
It is surprising that in United Kingdom, the Pauline Ashley New Investigator Grant has awarded Tim Schoof the amount of
£29,000 ($49,000 in USA dollars).
That low a cost in hearing aid research?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked to sign employment termination papers
on behalf of the deaf client that was just fired
from his job!

(yes, the interpreter refused, thus angering the employer)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people see me providing CART services, I am frequently asked how
someone becomes a CART provider or realtime captioner and how long it
takes.

CART providers and realtime captioners use the same basic skills as
court reporters, so you would attend a school that teaches court
reporting.  The National Court Reporters Association has a list of
NCRA certified schools and participating programs.  You can get that
information on their website at www.ncraonline.org.

As far as how long it will take you to get through court reporting
school, that is a more difficult question to answer.  Every person is
different.   First you will learn the shorthand theory, and then you
will spend time building your speed.  It is essentially up to you how
long it will take.  It may take between two to five years, depending
on what school you attend.

The programs in the schools are set up so that you must pass one
speed to progress to the next higher speed.  For example, you must
pass tests at 100 words a minute in order to progress to the next
class at 120 words per minute.  If that takes you six weeks or six
months, it is totally up to you.  Most schools require that you pass
tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Being constantly told by hearing people that a CI will
Immediately restore the hearing of a deaf person!

(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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DeafLaw

Deaf people that receive SSI and SSDI benefits need to know
to avoid overpayments if they are still working. And if
SSA challenges you on this issue then you have the right
to have an interpreter with you during hearings.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– casino dealer

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf movie stood out during the Tampa Deaf
International Film Festival . the .Two Worlds Apart.
that was directed and produced by Bernard Bragg.
It was about a hearing administrator of an agency
serving the deaf that pretended to be deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For a sad reason, the dates of October 30th
through November 9th should be considered as
non-historic!
Deaf vacationers will have this last chance
to tour the world – with interpreters provided
by a cruise ship. The Royal Caribbean will no
longer provide interpreters after these cruise
dates.
They will, however, provide interpreters,
just to comply with ADA regulations, if the
tour starts or ends on the American turf –
but not if these are on overseas turf.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There is a boom in jobs in North Dakota. Many hearing
people move to North Dakota for that reason, but we
do not find many deaf people moving there!

Why?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Program Manager

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, 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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Position Openings

– Sign Language Program Coordinator

And

– Sign Language Instructor (adult education not a K-12 teacher)

Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

See “employment” link on http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for complete
job descriptions.

SIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION:
Coordinates the School’s Sign Language Communication Program,
provides sign language instruction, supervises interpreters,
evaluates and provides feedback to employees, and serves as an
interpreter as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or native-like signing ability is required.  Five years of
previous work experience in the field of deafness.  Two years of
previous work experience teaching sign language.  Bachelor’s degree
required; degree in education preferred.  Exceptional communication
and organizational skills.

Iowa Interpreter Licensure is required, NIC preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, interpreter licensure information, contact
information for three professional references, and any other
credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218

Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 2, 2014

PAY:  This is a 12 month position; full benefits; Pay Range: $50,000
– $77,000

SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides sign language instruction to staff, parents, and others at
ISD and throughout the State.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or native-like signing ability is required.  Must consistently
demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and positive
attitudes about communicants in all aspects of assigned roles.
Previous work experience in the field of deaf education preferred.
Two years of previous work experience teaching sign language.
Exceptional communication and organizational skills.  Possession of a
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with
specialization in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Education or
related field. Preference for ASLTA certification.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional
references, and any other credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218
Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 2, 2014

PAY: This is a 12 month position; full benefits; Pay Range: $45,600 –
$69,000

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open positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
Wilmington & Charlotte, NC

Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Wilmington
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Beahvioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/
or
http://tinyurl.com/ou37woa

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Director – Behavioral Health at Wilmington
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing-Program-Director-Behavioral-Health/JHN4XP5YSQX4GR0PBNJ/
or
http://tinyurl.com/qac7mwl

Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – at Charlotte
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Beahvioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM0RD64NGC1MF83RQ6/
or
http://tinyurl.com/pxz9w77

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position opening
Senior Accountant
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:        Chief Financial Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION:        This position is an exempt, full-time position.
Responsibilities: administers the recording, accumulation and reporting of all financial information concerning the school’s operations into the general ledger; perform month-end and year-end closing activities, preparation of journal entries, bank reconciliations, the National School Lunch program accounting, tax reporting preparation including 990, 990T, 5500 reporting, maintenance of business office IT, assist with coordination of annual audit and budgeting, investment reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.  Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business or Accounting.  A minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, including some supervisory experience.

DEADLINE:        ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

E-mail: mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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Position opening
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.  Established in 1876, RSD is a private, New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State administrative certification (School District Leader or School District Administrator).  Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us and follow the “Current Vacancies” link.  A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School Leadership, LLC; E-mail: mailto:leadschools@aol.com
Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Salary:
Full time and commensurate with experience

Qualifications:  BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management experience
required or Masters Degree in Business/Non-Profit Administration with a
minimum of three years management experience.  Proven experience with
fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management
strongly desired.  Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency.  Strong people
skill, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourage qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL experience to
apply.  This position is a unique professional opportunity within
Buffalo/Western NY for innovative, talented, and experienced leaders.
Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Buffalo, NY/ Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf Community with affordable
living, access to arts and culture, sporting venues, lakefront activities
and continuing education opportunities.

Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.
Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf
Access Services, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Attention:  Executive Director
Search Committee, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or  e-mail to
mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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Position Opening
Community Advocate
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, New York

Category:                Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to:                Executive Director

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary
The Community Advocate partners with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to address their individualized needs within the WNY community while maintaining their full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.  Using a strengths-based, problem solving approach, the Advocate promotes the client’s self-determination, independence, and celebration of his/her language, identity, and culture. The Advocate also works with businesses, agencies, and service providers on both an individual and systems basis in order to educate them on the needs and rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Domains within which the Advocate may provide support to clients include but are not limited to the following: communication assistance, peer counseling, disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, and employment.

Major Responsibilities
1.        Guide deaf and hard of hearing clients in the selection of the communication method(s) that will provide them full access to community information and services (i.e., interpreters, relay services, CRT services, and document translation).
2.        Educate deaf and hard of hearing clients and the community at large on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rights and responsibilities contained therein.
3.        Provide individual and small group assistance to deaf and hard of hearing clients in the areas of disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, employment, the ADA, and more.
4.        Peer counsel clients by providing them with empathetic support and guidance as they deal with everyday problems and crisis situations, referring them to community mental health providers and support groups, when appropriate.
5.        Work with underserved individuals and groups, including senior citizens, school transition youth, and deaf refugees.
6.        Collaborate with the Community Education Coordinator to educate businesses, agencies, and other service providers in small and large group settings on topics that include but are not limited to the following: American Sign Language (ASL), Deafness, Deaf Culture, the ADA, and the various laws and programs that benefit and protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
7.        Screen all new clients and document needs and recommended services via an intake form.
8.        Document services provided to clients via a daily log sheet, and submit a monthly report to the Executive Director.
9.        Collaborate with the Public Relations Coordinator to promote the advocacy services DAS provides.
10.        Work with the Executive Director and business office to establish and manage a sustainable budget for the services provided by the Community Advocate.

Other Responsibilities
1.        Assist, as needed, at DAS activities and events (including fundraising events).
2.        Perform other tasks and projects, as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work preferred.

Experience
Experience working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Experience collaborating with others and advocating for their needs
Experience working with a wide variety of community agencies and services

Required Skills
1.        Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
2.        In-depth knowledge of sign language, Deafness, and Deaf Culture
3.        Strong interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people
4.        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5.        Computer competency in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Outlook
6.        Ability to organize and prioritize work
7.        Ability to establish and manage a departmental budget

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

Start Date:  As soon as possible; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf Access Services, Inc., Attention: Executive Director Search Committee, 2495 Main Street, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician Deaf Services; Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  Provide individual, group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122

or fax to (206) 302-2210 or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada
Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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
Relay Nevada.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
–       Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the
design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or
related marketing experience are required.
–       Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay
Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
–       Excellent presentation skills
–       Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
–       Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide
variety of audiences
–       Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
–       Ability to understand and follow directions
–       Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Relay Administrator, public organizations, private and non-profit sectors
–       Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
–       Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
Senior Community
Hard of Hearing Community
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–       Able to travel alone
–       Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty – Applied Computer Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description
NTID Information and Computing Studies is seeking an
Instructional/Support Faculty to teach deaf and hard of hearing
students in the Applied Computer Technology program at the Associate
degree level and provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing
students taking courses at the bachelor degree level at the B. Thomas
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS). The
successful applicant’s duties include course instruction (teaching
and tutoring), computer laboratory instruction/supervision,
curriculum/course development, participation in departmental efforts,
and maintaining liaison relationships with faculty in other colleges
of RIT.

Required Minimum Qualifications – Master of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science or
related computing field.
– Five years full-time work experience in Web Development, database
implementation and object-oriented programming.
– Sign Language fluency is required.
– Teaching/training experience
– Curriculum development experience
– Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences
– C# or similar programming experience, Mobile App Development
experience, Multi-platform experience including Windows, MAC, Android
and IOS, Recognized industry-wide technical certifications and/or
Network/Security and Computer Support experience

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/460874 Keyword Search: 991BR.

EOE

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career announcement
Program Coordinator III – Deafblind
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT
No 03-10-066

Position        Program Coordinator III – Deafblind
Agency        Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque Status        Non-Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides direct services including case management and advocacy for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind in the areas of vocation, life management, and personal growth in community settings, home residences and/or at job sites.  Coordinates and facilitates community training and education classes, and maintains necessary case records and client file documentation.  Major emphasis is placed on providing services to individuals who are deafblind, and coordinating, training, and scheduling Support Service Providers.  Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
–        May provide intake services to include reviewing referral information, completing appropriate management forms (e.g., Intake, History, etc.), presenting information at client coordination meetings, and completing and implementing consumer service plans
–        Provides support and assistance, training, and case management to consumers who are deafblind in the areas of life management, independent living skills, how to use Support Service Providers (SSP) effectively, and vocational options
–        Provides direct service to individuals in community settings, home residences, and/or at job sites; assists consumers with appointments and arranging necessary access
–        Provides advocacy in the areas of public benefits programs, education and working with employers and other systems in the community
–        Identifies community supports for consumer needs and makes appropriate referrals
–        Tracks referrals to outside agencies (DVR, SSA, DHS, etc.) to ensure  services are accessible and provided in a timely manner
–        Coordinates, trains and supervises Support Service Providers; coordinates, develops and presents quarterly SSP training; oversees SSP scheduling
–        Participates on consumer service teams
–        Ensures consumer program meets identified and authorized services according contracts
–        Ensures documentation in consumer files is to-date and complete
–        Maintains unit records of consumer contact to include unit counts, file notes using (SOAP format) and other documentation required by CCS/COPD and/or contracts
–        Aids in the review and/or development of contractual deliverables to include training curriculum, DVDs, and system software
–        Supports consumers who are deafblind at legislative level, as requested
–        Participates in training and in-services to enhance professional growth
–        Attends required weekly and/or monthly meetings of the Deafblind and Special Services department as well as the regularly scheduled meetings of the New Mexico Deaf-Blind Task Force –        May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
–        Bachelor’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special Education, or related field
–        Fluency in American Sign Language and various manual communication modes
–        The proven ability to write grammatically correct and clear reports and other documents –        2 years of experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind  in a professional counseling and/or case management capacity
–        Pass drug screening and fingerprint clearance
–        Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report, and reliable safe transportation

Desired Qualifications
–        Master’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special Education, or related field
–        Additional years of directly related experience
–        Understanding of various equipment and technology used by individuals who are deafblind –        Specialized training in working with individuals who are deafblind –        Experience designing and facilitating a technology plan for individual who are deafblind –        LPC, LISW, LAC or NBCC

How to Apply        Complete application at:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Selection        Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

Salary        $15.00 – $18.75 DOE

Open                March 28, 2014
Closing Date        When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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position opening
Interpreter Senior
Travis County Government
Austin, Texas

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one appointments, small or large group meetings, and telephone calls. Documents court and other legal situations (probation, jail, counseling, Commissioners Court, televised meetings) and other highly technical and complicated meetings and hearings.   Provides advocacy services regarding access by people who are deaf according to applicable Federal, State and Local laws.  Conducts outreach and education to members of the community, staff, other departments, and the general public. Provides independent living skills training for one-on-one or small groups, job development or search to deaf people, including those with multiple disabilities.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly related field AND five (5) years interpreting services experience in a variety of community, health, governmental, and social situations, including highly technical or legal situations. Must have at least an additional three (3) years of court interpreting experience. Experience should include interpreting for deaf individuals with special communication issues, including individuals with additional disabilities, mental retardation, mental illness and those with limited formal communication.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
CIC, SC: L, CSC, RSC, CT, CI, OIC CDI-P, or MCSC. BEI Court Certification or RID SC:L Certification preferred.

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:  http://www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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announcing an opening for
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under direct supervision of the Controller, is responsible for all functions related to the collections and maintenance of miscellaneous cash receipts/deposit, contributed income, accounts receivable and general ledger for the American School for the Deaf.

Assists the Controller and Chief Financial Officer with respect to cash management. The incumbent will be expected to use Farmington Bank remote deposit and cash management software daily.

Responsible for the review of billable revenue, invoicing and posting accounts receivables related to tuition, outreach, birth to three, adult vocational services, other billable revenue to include but not limited to rental income, facility rentals, summer school, Camp Isola Bella, and fundraising sponsorships.

Administers all aspects of the National School Lunch Program to include, but not limited to determining initial participants eligibility, review of monthly claims support documentation, calculation and submission of monthly claims, and maintenance of all files.

Maintains general ledger account reconciliations as ongoing part of duties and as directed by the Controller.  General Ledger reconciliations include, but are not limited to, the reconciliation of all accounts receivable, deferred revenue and income accounts, including contributed income as identified by the Controller.  Provides recommendations to streamline work flow and monthly closings processes.

Responsible for maintaining Policies and Procedures with respect to Accounts Receivable, Collection and Cash Receipt processing, Blackbaud’s Financial Edge’s Accounts Receivable, Student Billing and Cash Receipt modules and General Ledger. Suggests and implements up to date accounting policies and procedures to assure the organization has proper internal controls and budgetary procedures. Incumbent will also be responsible for the review, update and operating recommendation to streamline work flow as it relates to Accounts Receivable, Student Billing, and Cash Receipt.

Prepares and posts accounts receivable payments and contributed income, to the student billing and accounts receivable systems. Receives and researches inquiries as related to accounts receivable invoicing and payment status, cash receipts, and contributed income.

Assists with month-end and year-end closing process to include, but not limited to preparing monthly journal entries and account analysis. Provide necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to the general ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to year-end audit.

Provides necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to the general ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to quarterly reviews and year-end audit.

Provides administrative support to the Business Office, including be proficient in other Finance position procedures to provide back up for any Finance position.

FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Visit our website at: http://www.asd-1817.org

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree and five year’s experience in a related position.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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announcing an opening for
Director of Nursing, Student Health Services
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
The Director of Nursing will promote responsive and thorough understanding of Student Health Center policies and procedures through collaboration and a shared vision to enhance the quality of care provided to the students/residents of the American School for the Deaf.  In collaboration with the Medical Director, shall manage the daily operations of the licensed infirmary.  The Director of Nursing oversees the provision of direct patient care and health care decisions; involving both students and staff.    The position is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the Student Health Center which requires On-Call availability.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Current registered nurse licensed in state of Connecticut.  Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing.  Courses in physical assessment.  Current certification in professional CPR.  Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn.  A background in emergency room nursing or pediatric nursing is beneficial.  Applicant must be able to function independently following standing orders and procedures.  Knowledge of school health practices.  Excellent management and interpersonal skills.

FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Visit our website at:                http;//www.asd-1817.org

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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open position
ASL Proficiency Evaluator at ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet
University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

An ASL Proficiency Evaluator provides interviewing and rating in
accordance with the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(ASLPI); participates in the development, implementation, and
administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures used in a
comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research
activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps
abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second
language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on
this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training
requirements to maintain the position.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20%28exempt%29#14034

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Job Posting
Development Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)
Grand Rapids, MI

Located in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan, DHHS. mission is to provide communication, human services and education to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities with the goal of inclusiveness in Western Michigan.

Qualified individuals will possess the following:
1. College degree in a related field
2. Two years experience in a the non-profit sector
3. Excellent communication skills in Sign Language and written English
4. Proven leadership skills
5. Proven successful fundraising skills
6. Experience in grant writing skills
7. Experience in business finance/management

Job Responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:
1.  Community Relations of Deaf/HOH/hearing individuals, businesses, and service groups
2.  Fundraising
3.  Grant Writing
4.. Marketing 5.  Budget and Finance Development
6. Staff Management

DHHS offers Medical Insurance, Personal Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, and paid holidays. Optional Dental Insurance is available. Relocation assistance may be available. Grand Rapids, MI was recently voted one of the top cities for young professionals, and offers a diverse culture with many recreational activities.

Position Status: Full Time, Salary- currently open

To apply, please email resume and letter of intent to mailto:Board@Deafhhs.org

Questions: Please email above, or VP (616)-828-0186. Voice (616)-732-7358
Fax (616) -732-7365

Please see our website at http://www.Deafhhs.org for location and additional program information.

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

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers  for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-884-6301

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

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

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

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

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

Starting Date: August 4, 2014 or later.

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

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

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

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

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