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DeafDigest Blue – May 26, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – May 26, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-machine/

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Be Prepared for Dangerous Weather

Storm season is upon us. Do you have a way to be notified when dangerous
weather is nearby?

One way is to use the Midland Weather Radio with Light and Bed Shaker
(SC-WAKIT1). Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people,
this kit includes a weather alert radio that receives signals from NOAA
when severe weather is going to strike your area. A Silent Call strobe
light and bed shaker is connected to the radio. When severe weather is
nearby, you will be alerted by light, vibration and a loud audible alarm
on the radio, giving you time to get to a safe place. The LCD screen on
the radio will also read out the specific warning such as “TORNADO”.

Check out all the weather alert products available on the Harris
Communications website and be prepared when severe weather strikes.

Go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB052613

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

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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 –

Jayde Scholl, a 5-year old Chinese deaf girl, was adopted and
lived with her adoptive family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two twists of fate! She was scheduled for a CI at the Moore Medical Center on the very day the tornado hit the area. Prior to the tornado, the
surgery was postponed because something else came up with her
adoptive family. The tornado hit the medical center. The CI
rescheduling saved the girl’s life. Also, the CI equipment for
Jayde was thought to be lost because of the tornado. Some one
found it and it is now in a safe place, ready for the rescheduled
surgery!

Top stories about the deaf:

The final three candidates for the superintendency of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are Joel Coleman,
Larry S. Taub and Karl A. Wilson. Taub is deaf; DeafDigest
does not know about Coleman and Wilson. Interviews take
place on June 6th and announcement to be made the next day.
Taub has experience, serving as the top administrator with
Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (Maine) and Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf.

Will the dynamics behind the board of Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind change for the better after going
through so much turmoil? Five new board members, appointed
by the governor are  Kathy Jankowski, Taralynn Petrites,
Elaine Baldridge, Michael Gordon and Mark Syms. It is a
balance – two work with the ASL deaf, two work with
the blind and the fifth is from the PAM sector (Pathological, Audiological, and Medical perspectives on deafness)

Telecommunication companies in New Zealand are unhappy.
They have been asked by the government to chip in to
help pay for Deaf Relay Services. They have until June
5th to file comments.

The famed Bristol University’s Centre for Deaf Studies
has been suffering from university’s budgetary cuts.
As a result, Deaf Culture has lost its influence. An angry
writer has made this an issue in a recent local publication.

Isidore Niyongabo, a deaf graduate student at University of San Diego, was able to use his sign language, with an
interpreter, to win a $15,000 grant during the university
Social Innovation Challenge. He wants to use the money to
help educate the deaf of Africa, as he is a native of Burundi.

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Teaching Positions Available at a Two-Week Sign Language Summer Day
Camp

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf has openings for two teachers for
our Summer Sign Camp for Hearing Kids. The camp runs July 8-12 and
July 15-19 from 8AM to 4PM. Candidates must be very enthusiastic and
enjoy teaching beginning and intermediate ASL to hearing children
ages 8 to 16 years old.  Prior experience in teaching ASL preferred.

Additional information on the camp can be found at http://www.millneck.org

Candidates should send their resumes to mailto:Turzi@millneck.org

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FROM TOTAL COMMUNICATION TO TOTAL CONVERSATION?
During the 1970’s, Total Communication was a hot
thing at schools for the deaf (sign language, speech
and lipreading at the same time).
Total Communication has faded away because of bi-bi,
but there is a new name. It is called “Total Conversation.”
It is a new name in the Netherlands – a new relay service
that has sign language, text, video and voice.
Total Communication? Will Americans copy this new name?

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/

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

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Father’s Day Breakfast

a planned short film

about

a little deaf boy growing up in the 1950 with deaf parents

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-boy-growing-up-with-deaf-parents/

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A NOISY FAX MACHINE
The new fax machines have a noise system! If you fax something
and forget to take out the original paper, the machine makes
noise, warning hearing people about it.
A deaf person using that fax machine will not know about it!

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

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

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150 Years of Visionary Leadership

April 9 and 10, 2014

hosted by Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-deaf-150-anniversary-symposium/

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PLANNED PROTEST RALLY IN BERLIN
Deaf Germans will be staging a mass protest rally
in Berlin this coming June 14th.
Reason for the protest – no TV captions, not
enough interpreters.
Germany is the latest nation to be experiencing
mass protests by the deaf.

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FACT OR FICTION?
DeafDigest editor loves deaf history; he is always reading
up about deaf accomplishments in past years.
This week he came across two tales –

Rocky Stone, before he founded SHHH, which in turn became
HLAA, was a CIA operative, despite his hearing loss, and
was involved with the operations inside Iran during the
seventies

John A DeLance, who passed away in 1974, was written up
in the March 1976 edition of the Deaf American, serving
in the US Army, during World War II. The story said he
served as the first lieutenant and was involved in
scouting missions against the enemy in Alaska.

Fact or fiction? Both men were deaf – Stone was late-deafened
while DeLance, who kept his deafness a secret, attended
North Dakota School for the Deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

who pays for your interpreting work?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The first American patent for a shorthand machine was granted to
Miles Bartholomew in 1879.  He continued to make further improvements
to that machine and received another patent in 1884, but his system
never advanced beyond writing one letter per keystroke.

In 1906, inventor and reporter Ward Stone Ireland developed a
shorthand machine using the concept of producing several letters and
even several words with a single keystroke.  He obtained his first
patent in 1910 and produced the first stenotype machine, but it
weighed 54 pounds, so it was practical to be used only in a fixed
location.  He continued to improve his design, and by 1912 he was
able to produce his fourth stenotype machine, which weighed 8-1/4
pounds.

The key to the success of Ireland’s keyboard was that few keys were
used, and he could reduce or eliminate the awkward reaching for
keys.  This keyboard design is the one still in use in court
reporting and captioning shorthand machines today.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

graduating from either NTID or Gallaudet without really
learning sign language!

(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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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

Deaf people that face discrimination while
apartment-hunting need to know that their
rights may be addressed in the Fair Housing Act.

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Did you know that –

Judith Pachiarz, M.D., fought much opposition from people
who felt she cannot attend medical school because of her
deafness. Despite graduating from University of Illinois
with bachelors in microbiology and zoology and with a
doctorate in microbiology and immunology at St. Louis
University, she still was not encouraged to attend
a medical school. Instead she taught veterinary science
at the University of Kentucky during the seventies.
Trying harder and harder she finally was able to enroll
in a medical program – at the University of Louisville
School of Medicine. This meant she was older than the
average medical school student! She finally graduated
in 1983 and has been successful in the medical profession.
Currently she is the pathologist and the transfusion
service director of a medical center in Los Angeles.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Lexington School/Center for the Deaf has appointed
Frank Bowe as its new CEO.
Frank, who is deaf, has advocated rights of
the disabled during the seventies and wrote several books
on these issues. He was the leader in the Section 504
sit-in at the old HEW headquarters in the late seventies.
The sit-in was to spur the HEW get Section 504 written into
regulations, a task the agency had been dragging their feet.

(editor’s note: he served as a CEO for only a short time; he passed away in 2007)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It has been a long time in coming, but finally
Virginia government has decided to formally close
the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in
Hampton. It will become a surplus state property on
July 1, 2009.
The school should never have remained in operations
for so many years. There was already another school
in Staunton. For some reason the Virginia government
never could make up their minds – thus dragging
their feet for over 40 years. In the meantime other
southern states quickly made up their minds on merging
their Schools for the Deaf and the Schools for the
Negro Deaf. But not the Virginians until just now!

(editor’s note: the state still has not yet decided
on what to do with the surplus campus, which is
growing weeds)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We are seeing more stories employees learning sign
language, be it at an airport, or at a department
store, or at a hospital, in an effort to communicate
with the deaf.

This is great – just that if these hearing people have
not seen a deaf person in 10 years and if a deaf person
finally shows up, without warning, is it possible
for these hearing people to quickly remember their
rusty sign language?

Sad to say, no!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An immigrant, whose primary language is not English,
was trying to say something

I thought she said:
did you get tomatoes from this guy?

Tomatoes?

She repeated the same thing over and over

Monitors?

Fortunately, a co-worker overheard the conversation
and explained that the immigrant was trying to say:

did you get binders from this guy?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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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position opening
Assistant Principal
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

Employee Type:    Full Time

Description: Professional Responsibilities: The employee must be able to perform these assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and the safety/security of others.

The assistant principal is responsible for assisting the chief academic officer in the effective management and operation of programs, personnel, materials, and facilities in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of the assigned school program through planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating functions of the overall management and leadership of the school. He/she shall assist in providing an educational program, which is responsive to student needs and one that addresses the goals and objectives of the school within the financial limitations of the schools budget. The following responsibilities reflect the Louisiana Standards for Principals in Louisiana, 1998.

I.     Vision
A.    Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision B.    Brings the school vision to life by using it to guide decision making about students and the instructional program C.    Maintains faculty focus on developing learning experiences that will enable students to prosper in subsequent grades and as adults D.    Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning to the community E.    Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching strategies, and ongoing school improvement F.    Assists in monitoring, assessing, and revising the school vision and goals as needed G.    Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity

II.    Teaching and Learning
A.    Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences B.    Encourages and supports the use of both innovative and research-based teaching strategies to engage students actively in solving complex problems and methods of student assessment which will enhance learning for all students C.    Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations; provides constructive feedback to faculty and staff; and suggests models of effective teaching techniques when needed D.    Fosters a caring, growth-oriented environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievement are emphasized E.    Promotes collaboration and team building among faculty

III.  School Management
A.    Maintains a safe, secure, clean, and aesthetically pleasing physical school plant
B.    Establishes and/or implements laws, policies, regulations, and procedures that promote effective school operations
C.    Maintains a positive school environment where proper student discipline is the norm
D.    Manages fiscal resources responsibly, efficiently, and effectively and monitors whether others do so as well
E.    Manages human resources responsibly by selecting and inducting new personnel appropriately, assigning and evaluating all staff effectively, and taking other appropriate steps to build an effective school staff
F.    Monitors support services such as transportation, food, health, and extended care responsibly
G.    Provides and coordinates appropriate co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
H.    Uses shared decision making effectively in the management of the school
I.      Manages time and delegates appropriate administrative tasks to maximize attainment of school goals
J.     Uses available technology to manage school operations
K.    Monitors and evaluates school operations and uses feedback appropriately to enhance effectiveness

IV.  School Improvement
A.    Assists in providing ongoing opportunities for staff to reflect on their roles and practices in light of student standards and school goals
B.    Grows professionally by engaging in professional development activities and making such activities available to others
C.    Facilitates school-based research and uses these and other research findings to plan school improvement initiatives, paces the implementation of these changes, and evaluates their impact on teaching and learning
D.    Fosters the genuine continuous involvement and commitment of the school community in promoting the progress of all students toward attaining high standards
E.    Enhances school effectiveness by appropriately integrating the processes of teacher selection/evaluation and professional development with school improvement

V.    Professional Development A.    Communicates a focused vision for both school and individual professional growth
B.    Uses research and data from multiple sources to design and implement professional development activities
C.    Secures the necessary resources for meaningful professional growth, including the time for planning and the use of emerging technologies
D.    Provides opportunities for individual and collaborative professional development E.    Provides incentives for learning and growth and encourages participation in professional development activities at the national, state, and parish levels F.    Assesses the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning

VI.   School Community Relations
A.    Is visible and involved and treats members of the school community equitably B.    Involves the school in the community while keeping the school community informed C.    Uses school-community resources to enhance the quality of school programs, including those resources available through business and industry D.    Recognizes and celebrates school successes publicly E.    Communicates effectively, both interpersonally and through the media F.    Assists in protecting instructional time when scheduling events and communication efforts

VII. Professional Ethics
A.    Models ethical behavior at both the school and community levels B.    Communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior C.    Respects the rights and dignity of others D.    Provides accurate information without distortion and without violating the rights of others E.    Develops a caring school environment in collaboration with faculty and staff F.    Applies laws, policies, regulations, and procedures fairly, consistently, wisely, and compassionately G.    Minimizes bias in self and others and accepts responsibility for his/her own decisions and actions H.    Addresses unethical behavior in self and others

VIII. Additional Responsibilities
A.    Assists with planning, preparing, and distributing student and faculty handbooks B.    Cooperates with community agencies whose purpose relates to the health, safety, and welfare of students C.    Assists with the closing of school activities D.    Displays dependability and punctuality in attendance and in meeting obligations E.    Exhibits initiative F.    Exhibits willingness to accept and use suggestions for improvement G.    Recognizes and follows established communication channels H.    Develops and implements a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the supervisor I.    Completes a Self Evaluation J.    Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree with a background and experience in the education of the deaf is preferred.   Must have at least five years professional educational experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students. Experience at a residential school is preferred.

Must have at least three years of classroom teaching experience with deaf students.

Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Louisiana as a teacher with hearing impaired endorsement and as a school principal. Possession and presentation of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf/Council on Education of the Deaf (CEASD/CED) certification will satisfy the Louisiana requirement for hearing impaired endorsement on the teaching certificate.

Must possess human relations and management skills with which to develop and maintain a cohesive common purpose faculty and to direct the functions of subordinates.

Preference will be given to applicants possessing sign language skills; others must be willing to learn such skills. The minimum acceptable Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level for effective job performance is Advanced Plus.

Applications are being accepted online at http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For an online application guide email mailto:sross@lsdvi.org

For assistance contact: LSDVI/Human Resources Scarlett Ross 225)757-3213

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

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

Job Title: Office Manager
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Residential Program Director
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full Time

Description:    Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.  This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical, dental and psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation; confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean, safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates in the completion of required documents, including but not limited to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports, behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms, etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:    A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along with two years. experience as a program director, or three years of experience in a managerial level position in the human services field working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various positions available

Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 Web: http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
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:alton@clemson.edu ).

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.

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position opening
Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR/L)
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

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
mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

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position opening
CSC Program Administrative Associate/ASL Interpreter
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

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:rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

EEO/AA Employer.

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position opening
CSC Project Specialist Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

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 rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

EEO/AA Employer.

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Exciting Opportunity! Work with Deaf Colleagues and Clients!

North Suffolk Mental Health Association is looking for qualified individuals
to work with our team at the Deaf Supported Apartment in Revere The work is
challenging and rewarding and the job responsibilities include the
following: teaching daily living skills (ex: cooking to budgeting to job
search, depending on client needs), supporting independence, pointing out
social and recreational opportunities in the Deaf community and beyond, and
networking with other professionals to promote the clients. psychiatric
rehabilitation and progress in reaching their goals. Full-time Over night
Resident Counselor , Full-time 2nd shift Resident Counselor and relief
positions open.

Requirements include ASL fluency and a valid driver.s license. Previous
experience is helpful but full training will be provided.

Deaf Friendly Environment
Be a part of an excellent team and move your career forward!

Give us a call! Send us your resume! Make the move!
N.S.M.H.A.
Attn: Deanna Emberley-Handricken
Program Coordinator Deaf Supported Housing
530 Border St
East Boston, MA 02128
VP: 781 549-7159
Fax: 781 629-3369
Email: demberley@northsuffolk.org
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opportunity: interpreter . DFW

Job Title Interpreter

Posting Number B000279
Position Status Full Time
Category Instructional Support
Class Code 51
Position Type Budgeted
Pay Rate $15.51
Location South
Department SO Disability Support Serv

Job Summary

Facilitates communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing
individuals in classrooms and meetings using American Sign Language or the
mode of communication preferred by the student.

* Provides sign-language interpreter services
* Creates interpreter schedules to cover all students classes requiring their services including part-time staff and contractors
* Interprets/transliterates information using American Sign Language or the mode of communication preferred by the student
* Assists with scheduling interpreters
* Receives request for accommodations and documentation, determines services needed, and coordinates services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and
Blind/Low Vision students
* Ensures appropriate intake, advising, retention, and follow-up services for Deaf/Hard of hearing Interviews, hires, and evaluates interpreters and
note takers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensures policies/procedures in place are compliant with Section 504 and
ADA
* Acts as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and community resources
* Coordinates Disability Support Services sponsored workshops and materials
* Presents workshops on various topics regarding disabilities and the function of the DSS office
* Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
* Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
* Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

* Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited
college or university
* Two (2) years of experience
* Experience with computerized systems
* Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
* Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
* State Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally
works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of
electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate.

Special Instructions Summary

Posting Date 02/08/2013
Closing Date N/A
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the
following individual

Contact Information Gail Walters
Contact Phone 817-515-4896
Contact Email gail.walters@tccd.edu

Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas

Job Posting: ASL adjunct faculty needed at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is seeking Sign Language adjunct faculty
for Fall 2013 to teach daytime sections of:

SLG101 TR from 12:40-2:30 p.m.
SLG102 MW from 9:50-11:50 a.m.

The Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college
or university:

*a masters degree in the teaching field, or
*a masters in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate
semester hours in the teaching field, or
*masters in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching
field, and
*EDU 250 – Teaching and Learning in the Community College — or equivalent
must be completed within two years of date of hire.

The Occupational Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited
college or university:

*the same qualifications as those listed for Academic Teaching Fields, or
*a bachelors degree plus three years work experience in the field to be taught,
or
*an associates degree or 64 semester hours and five years work experience
in the field to be taught, or five years experience in the field to be taught.

Interested candidates should apply by completing the application at: http://www.maricopa.edu/ employees/divisions/hr/jobs/ applying/ptteaching

Requirements include submitting:
1. a current resume and
2. unofficial transcripts (official will be required if you are hired)

Please contact Virginia Edwards at virginia.edwards@cgc.edu for more details.

………

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

Announces

the Position of

American Sign Language/English Specialist

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
15-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School for the Deaf Schedule AH

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50175/5340

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

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.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Preschool Classroom

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
16-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School for the Deaf Schedule AH

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50278/5340

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of a classroom Instructor for the Jean
Massieu School for the Deaf (JMS); provides appropriate programming for
deaf/hard-of-hearing students, three to five years of age, with emphasis in
the ASL/English approach to teaching deaf or hard-of-hearing students;
prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates
information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate
curriculums, as provided; provides effective language training with the
family in a controlled listening environment; advises and teaches parents in
the area of deafness/hearing impairment and language development; assists
parents in embedding activities within the child.s everyday routines with
weekly Parent Therapy sessions; provides and maintains equipment/materials;
takes a collaborative role at staffing meetings, IEP meetings, student
transitions, and aids in IEP success through appropriate assessments,
including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal
development, and follow-through of the IEP; attends training sessions and
workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training
colleagues in language skill development programming; coordinates with JMS
supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

LSL Preschool Classroom

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
17-13

Green Acres Elementary School Schedule AH

North Ogden, UT  84414 DPR 50428/5320

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of a classroom Instructor for the Utah
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HoH) division;
provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, three to
five years of age, with emphasis in auditory skill development; prepares and
writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on
children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided;
provides effective auditory training with the family in a controlled
listening environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of
deafness/hearing impairment and auditory development; assists parents in
embedding hearing activities within the child.s everyday routines with
weekly Parent Therapy sessions; provides and maintains equipment/materials;
takes a collaborative role at staffing meetings, IEP meetings, student
transitions, and aids in IEP success through appropriate assessments,
including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal
development, and follow-through of the IEP; attends training sessions and
workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training
colleagues in auditory skill development programming; coordinates with D/HoH
supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

From barry@deafdigest.com Sun May 12 17:44:13 2013

Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 17:44:13 +0400 (MSD)
From: Barry Strassler <barry@deafdigest.com>
To: Barry Strassler <barry@deafdigest.com>
Subject: monday jobsblue

2. High School ASL Teacher Position Opening
Posted by: “Amy-Jean Leblanc” amyjean30@gmail.com terpaim
Date: Sat May 11, 2013 6:45 pm ((PDT))

Submitted by Amy-Jean Leblanc on behalf of Kyle Kiser

Job Description:
The North Middlesex Regional High School World Language department is
seeking a highly qualified American Sign Language teacher. ASL has a
growing enrollment among high school students. Qualified candidates will be
able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of American Sign Language and
pedagogical practice. Candidates should have a practical understanding of
adolescents, and be prepared to work collaboratively in a professional
learning community. Candidates will be responsible for developing effective
lesson plans, share best practices, ensure student mastery of standards,
communicate expectations consistently, and provide the necessary supports
to help students succeed.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: Varies with experience and education

Contact Information
Kyle Kiser , ASL Teacher
45 Main Street
Pepperell, Massachusetts 01463
E-mail: kkiser@nmrsd.org
Fax: 978-597-0350

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