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DeafDigest Blue – May 30, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – May 30, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jason Ammons, a long
time Washington, DC area resident who departed us.

There was much more to Jason than his quiet, low-key dignity
while mingling within the Deaf Community.

As a father he was the influence encouraging his three deaf
daughters to pursue their lifetime goals and accomplishments.

Oldest daughter Paula Jean Ammons retired from a lifetime
career at Maryland School for the Deaf, winding up as the
supervising teacher of Family Education program.

Middle daughter Donalda Kay Ammons, who needs no introduction,
served a double role – a 31-year career with the Gallaudet
department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures,
ending up with a brand new honor – Professor Emerita by the
board of trustees. Her other role was equally important,
many years of service to the ICSD/CISS (governing body of
Deaflympics), including a six year term as the President.

Lastly, but not the least, Sandra Ammons, the baby of the
Ammons family, is a professor at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA
teaching ASL and Deaf Culture.

What about Jason? If it was not for Jason, there would never
been a famed Gallaudet Iron Men basketball team of 1943!
Yes, he never played a minute in the championship tournament,
but there was a reason for it. He was injured and could
not play. Since Jason, the team’s all-important 6th man,
was hurt, the coach was forced to use all these 5 Iron
Men to win the tournament championship despite being the
last seeded team. No Jason, no Gallaudet Iron Men, and
no championship, the only one in campus history.

As you can see, Jason contributed mightily to the Deaf Culture.

Thank you, Jason.

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A lucky Deaf Community in Washington state
http://deafdigest.com/washingtonbenefactor/

An all-deaf courier company in India
http://deafdigest.com/alldeafcouriercompany/

– Very Hot News

the Deaf vs State lawsuit trend continues.
The latest is the one in Georgia where a
mother, frustrated at lack of state
services for her deaf daughter, stepped up
to file a lawsuit.

It all began not too long time ago with a
Missouri lawsuit; since then a handful of
Deaf vs State lawsuits have surfaced, one
by one, practically on a weekly basis.

– Sunday May 23rd

Different parts of brain used for Deaf Grammar?
Yes, according to scientists from Dalhousie
University’s Neuroscience Institute in Nova
Scotia, Canada working together with colleagues
at University of Rochester.

DeafDigest editor remembers a lecture from a
Deaf Education professor from Iowa way back in the
sixties, which basically said the same thing.

So, is it a new story or an old story?

– Monday May 24th

The Ninth Circuit for Appeals seems to deal with
hot deaf-issues (interpreters, movie captions),
more than other circuits.  Why is it that so?

A deaf attorney said:

The Ninth Circuit is–by far–the largest circuit court
in the country, and it covers the most population.
Simply by averages, they will (by definition) hear the
most deaf cases, the most criminal cases, the most gay
rights cases, the most immigration cases, the most
trademark cases, etc.

So that’s pretty much the reason why they are the “most
reversed” by the Supreme Court  In raw numbers- sure,
they get reversed the most by the Supreme Court.  But
that’s only because they send the most cases to the
Supreme Court (by a wide margin).

– Tuesday May 25th

Sometime ago DeafDigest mentioned a “tooth-implanted
hearing aid”

This topic has surfaced in the June edition of
Popular Science on page 54.

Will it replace the CI?

– Wednesday May 26th

It was not too long time ago that announcement
was made of the closing of the Jean Massieu Academy,
a deaf charter school in Arlington, Texas.

But instead of closing, the state granted the school a
reprieve. This school is now accepting students, pre-K
through 12.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Paddy Laird, a revered figure in the Deaf Culture/DeafHood/
Deaf Studies circles, is asking all of us to link to this
site:

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TO TRY TO LIPREAD
Lipreading is not easy. Some deaf can lipread.
Some deaf can’t lipread.
Also, lips of many hearing people are hard to
read; very few lips of hearing people are easy
to read.
Many hearing people think every deaf person can
lipread; they get angry when deaf people tell them
they can’t lipread.
Many hearing people don’t realize that everyone
speaks with different lip movements. No two hearing
lip movements are the same.
Lipreading is always frustrating.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com.videos/lipreading

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

EMBARRASSING SPEECH
Few days ago, Ann Curry, who is hostess of “Today”
TV show, gave a speech at Wheaton College in
Massachusetts. She praised the college for its famous
graduates. It was the wrong college that she praised,
since there is another Wheaton College in Illinois.
It was very embarrassing.
It happened to the deaf one time. There was an
event by Metrocast in Washington, DC in early
1980’s to announce the captioning of its sports
programs. A well known deaf leader gave a speech,
praising Metromedia for giving captions.
It was very embarrassing, because Metromedia and
Metrocast names can be confusing.
But the Metrocast people did not like it !

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speechmistake

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(updated posting 5/30)

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EASIEST MEDICAL SPECIALTY FOR DEAF PHYSICIANS
We have a number of deaf physicians, or at least those with
degrees in medicine.
Communications is always an issue, unless all of deaf physicians’
patients are deaf.
Is there such a thing as an easiest specialty for the deaf
in the medical profession?
Perhaps radiology is it? It involves x-rays, CT scans, and
MRIs. The deaf radiologist may not need to interact with
patients.

A BUILT-IN ALARM CLOCK
How did one deaf man wake up in the mornings
in order to go to work?
This deaf man, who lived in England, said:

I would stare at the clock for one minute. I say
to myself “the time now is 1:36 and I will wake
up at 6:15″ – and then drum this information into
his mind while sleeping.

Did this method work? He has never been late
to work every morning.
DeafDigest finds this method strange – because
we have wake up signalers on the market, sold by
vendors that deal with the Deaf Community.

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A CASE OF DOUBLE NODDING
What is a Case of Double Nodding? It is when
a deaf person nods at a hearing person to fake
understanding of what is being said.
And in the case of the hearing person, he would
also nod to fake his understanding of the Deaf
Speech.
A farce? Yes, but it is human nature.

A WINNER AMONG HACKERS
There are White Hat Hackers. There are also
Black Hat Hackers.
The White Hat Hackers hack into systems to
tell manufacturers how to improve their products.
The Black Hat Hackers hack into systems to
destroy them.
Well, at the TechCrunch’s Hack Day taking
place this week in New York, there was a contest to
build an iPhone fastest from scratch.
The winner only took 48 minutes to complete
the task.
The winner is deaf. Sorry, his name is not known.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

could you sign that gesture again? I’m fascinated.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because the steno machine only has 22 keys, a common question
I am asked is:

How do you write letters that are not on the keyboard?

What captioners, CART providers, and court reporters do is that
they use combinations of letters to make other letters.  For
instance, when a captioner sees the steno TPH written with the
left hand, what he or she sees is an N.  The steno TP is the
letter F, and the steno PH is the letter M.  These keys are
stroked at the same time, like a chord on a piano.  You do not
type them one at a time, like a typewriter.

The T is depressed with the left ring finger.  The P is depressed
with the left middle finger.  The H is depressed with the left
index finger.  You can see that just a slight misfingering could
change the meaning of what is being written.

An announcer may say that they are going to discuss “how to make
your vacation fun?”

If the captioner missed the H with his or her index finger, that
could be transcribed as “how to make your vacation none.?”

A COLLAR DURING MUSICAL FESTIVALS
Could a special collar help the deaf follow the music at
musical festivals?
Yes, if Frederik Podzuweit, a German designer, has his
way. He has come up with a special collar that vibrates
depending on the musical beat that would allow the deaf
to enjoy the music the same way hearing people do.
The problem is the collar may be uncomfortable to wear
especially on hot days.

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

accept being told “it is not important” when he does
not understand what the hearing conversation is all about

to tell a deaf person “it is not important” is a Cardinal
Sin ! Just tell the deaf person what was being said even
if it was trivial or meaningless

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm, is
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC is forcing hearing aid compatibility
compliance onto 8 offending wireless cell
phone providers.

And should these providers balk or prove to be
evasive, the penalty is up to $150,000 per
violation per day.

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The Deaf and the Law

High number of deaf people in Vietnam are arrested!

Why?

read the story at:
http://deafdigest.com/arrestedinvietnam/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Stacy Keibler, a woman who formerly wrestled
professionally, was introduced on TV. The
captions showed:

stayfree keebly

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The USA Today, May 22nd edition, ran a story on Airport
Noise and getting a free air conditioning unit in return.
People living near Los Angeles International Airport
are able to complain less about aircraft noise.
Contractors hired by the airport are installing free
air conditioning units in residents’ homes. The residents
are happy because of air conditioning and not being bothered
anymore by the noise.
What about deaf residents? They may not be necessarily
bothered by noise but would still be able to qualify for
free air conditioning?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

FCC is concurrently conducting two Deaf Races – race towards
24/7 – all TV sets – captioning capabilities and the race
towards hearing-aid compatibility requirements.
Which race will win? Good question. FCC recently issued a
report saying that mobile-phone vendors will face compatibility
requirements down the road this year.

(editor’s note: hearing aid compatibility continues as a
serious problem despite repeated FCC warnings)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Two hearing people and one deaf person work in the
same office area. No one else is around.

Two hearing people were chatting with each other
when suddenly one of them whispered something into
the other’s ear.

Is that hearing whisperer afraid the deaf person,
who cannot read lips at all, would catch what is
being said?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

Your state is under order of selection but thankfully
none of your customers complain about order of selection

(editor’s note: order of selection is defined as –

consumers are served through the use of priority categories,
with consumers with the most significant disabilities
served first)

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You and a hearing person enter the elevator at
the same time. The hearing person has his arms
full with groceries, and you volunteer to punch
in his floor number.

You intensely watch his lips, hoping you will catch
the number that can be lipread.

He seems to be saying “even”

You are not sure if he said seven or eleven

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Reasonable Doubt
by Steven Barish

1985

fiction; deaf detective catching a murderer

been out of print for a long time

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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Job Announcement
Program Manager, Bridgman Home
San Diego Youth Services
San Diego, CA

Status: Full-Time

Compensation:
$50,000-$53,000/Year + Excellent Benefits

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Division Director.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of quality youth
services, including overall supervision of the contracted
components.  Must participate in Center Development Team (CDT);
develop resources that are in line with community needs; and maintain
and evaluate quality services that are in contract compliance with
funding sources. Expected to supervisor 5 to 8 direct line staff and
may carry a minimum caseload.

Duties: Program Manager ensures that:

1. Ensure the development, implementation, and evaluation of
program(s) that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS
as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards
of quality.

2. Provide personnel management to include the hiring,
training, supervision, and evaluation of core staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Coordinate in-service trainings and component meetings for
the purpose of training/supervising staff and facilitating
communication.

4. Participate in the development of policies and procedures
pertaining to personnel.  Work with Division Director and SDYS toward
the development, management and coordination of component staff and
ensure that the component has adequate staffing to provide delivery
of services in compliance with contracts.

5. Maintain quality volunteer program in conjunction with
Volunteer Services.

6. Liaison with community referral and funding sources to
enhance and maintain relationships.  Expand community linkages for
referral and advocacy.

7. Coordinate and maintain statistical systems for funding
sources, contract compliance.  Provide necessary reports and
statistics to funding sources and monitor quality assurance of
services via case file review procedures.

8. Attend and assist in facilitation of weekly staff
supervision meetings and participate in appropriate agency-wide
committees.

9. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of
service-partner protected health information and other applicable
information and material in accordance to agency and center policies,
and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.

10. Responsible for service coordination including scheduling,
curriculum development, staffing and evaluation.

1. Develop and monitor comprehensive service system including
intake, screening, assignment and follow-up.
2. Develop and maintain relationships with local schools, community
groups, and community centers.
3. Assist Division Director with ensuring standards of quality to
include service partner confidentiality, program philosophy, and
SDYS guiding principles.
4. Provide direct services (i.e. group facilitation, tutoring, case
management, etc.) as needed to meet contract objectives.

15. Participate in grant development.

1. With Assistance from the Division Director, monitor budget and
comply with fiscal policies and procedures.

Qualifications:
*  Demonstrated systems-thinking with three years experience in
middle management in residential services.
*  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
*  Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
*  Demonstrated experience in staff development, program and
community planning, and contract and fiscal management.
*  Must have knowledge of and competency in deaf culture.
*  Ability to read and write in English is required.
*  Experience in counseling youth and families providing assessment,
crisis intervention and education.
*  experience with youth and designing youth leadership systems,
preferably in residential settings.
*  Demonstrated leadership ability, ability to function effectively
in stressful situations, sensitivity to direct service
perspectives, tolerance of differences, creativity, and sense of
humor.
*  Willing and able to meet background clearances.

– Must have valid driver’s license with a good driving
record.

Send resume to:
SDYS,
attn: BHPM,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138

or fax to (619) 221-8611 or e-mail to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
Case Manager (2 pos)
Advocates, Inc
Framingham, MA

Deaf/Hard of Hearing or fluent in ASL ( American Sign Language)
and knowledge of Deaf Culture; this is required to work at one of
these programs

Advocates is a Human Service agency that is looking to hire two Case
Managers to work in our two Quincy programs. At these two programs,
the staff and clients are either Deaf or Hard of hearing. In order
to work at one of these programs you must be Deaf/Hard of Hearing or
fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and knowledge of Deaf Culture

This is requirement to work at one of these programs.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org or go
to our website at http://www.advocatesinc.org and apply online.

The Case Manager is responsible for documentation and maintenance
of assigned consumer records, including all areas of the Individual
Service Plan (ISP), medical concerns and appointments. Also should
be proactive and must focus on individual advocacy, empowerment,
and community integration.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide case management for two or more individuals in the program
as identified by supervisor and advocate for the needs of the
individuals.

2. Report to the shift on time and remain alert and responsive to the
needs of the individuals throughout the shift.

3. Participate in the development of the Individual Service Plan
(ISP) and program specific interventions for individuals.

4. Develop, implement and monitor interesting, creative, and person
centered goals with individuals.

5. Complete monthly reports: progress reports, data collection
summaries.

6. Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications
(CPR/First Aid, SOLVE, MAP, HR/DPPC).

7. Advocate for the rights of the individuals; ensure that individuals
are treated with dignity and respect; uphold the human rights of all
individuals.

8. Provide skills training and support to the individuals as identified
in the ISP, including but not limited to the areas of Activities of
Daily Living (ADL) routines, behavioral treatment plans, community
integration activities, communication and health care

9. Provide a safe, homelike living environment for the individuals.

10. Assist individuals with home maintenance and perform cleaning
duties as assigned.

Qualification/Education/Experience:
1. BA/BS in related field, or equivalent of two (2) years related
experience.

2. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

3. Basic computer knowledge.

4. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and
ability to use good judgment.

5. Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of
consumer empowerment and community integration.

6. Sensitivity to the needs of the population we support

7. High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to
function in a team atmosphere

8. Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an
operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use
it to transport individuals.

Advocates’ philosophy is based on common values and principles
that guide the delivery of all of the services we provide.
We believe that all individuals have the right to pursue their
personal goals and to contribute to the community. We believe
they are entitled to receive accessible services; to live in
decent and affordable housing; to be treated with dignity and
respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse communities. The
employees of Advocates and the recipients of the services we
provide work together with the community to ensure that these
universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including
medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement,
410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce

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seeking applicants
ASL Teacher, High School
The Howard School
metro Atlanta in Georgia

Founded in 1950, The Howard School is an independent, coeducational
day school currently located in Metro Atlanta.

The Howard School focuses on depth of understanding through a
project – and problem-based curriculum.  The Howard School is a
leader in professional leadership and development for the community,
priding itself on its programs that address a research-based
understanding about the natural variability in the ways that
children learn.

We are in the process of collecting cover letters and resumes for
American Sign Language Teacher – High School

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree required.
-Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred.

-Prefer bilingual ASL English, bicultural native or near-native ASL
speaker.

– Experience in Learning Disability or related education a plus.
– Prefer animated speaker, possibly with theater experience.
– Teach ASL I according to Georgia Standards
– Ability to work with collegial teams.

Hours: Part-time (7 hours per week, one class per day plus 2 hrs
meeting and planning), Monday – Friday. Interested candidates
please send cover letter and resume to: mailto:hr@howardschool.org

The Howard School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Announcement
Relief Overnight Child Care Worker (CCW)
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Wage: $15.00 per hour
Hours: variable, as needed, on-call

Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Lead Child Care Worker
and Program Manager for the maintenance of the deaf group home level
12 facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing
environment for youth in residence.

Summary of Duties
1. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other
in-house activities, as scheduled.

2. Coordinate recreational and academic enrichment activities and
independent living skills.

3. Coordinate youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs.

4. Provide crisis intervention services, as necessary.

5. Transport service-partners to off-site appointments, court, etc.
using own and agency vehicles.

6. Purchase food and other necessary supplies as indicated by Lead CCW.

7. Maintain warm, welcoming and clean office grounds and facilities.

8. Complete incident reports within specified timelines.

9. Document all services provided on communication log and in youth
files.

10. Participate in all scheduled staff supervisions and meetings
including treatment team.

11. Work within the context of a team environment and contribute
positively to the culture of the team and the workplace.

12. Maintain working knowledge and comply with all CCL regulations as
applicable to the position.

13. Maintain knowledge of Group Home and SDYS Programs Policy and
Procedures.

14. Provide relief coverage of work shifts, as necessary.

15. Complete 40 hours of initial training the first year of employment
and 20 hours of on-going training thereafter.

16. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner
protected health information and other applicable information and
material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable
regulations and laws including HIPAA.

17. Maintain a working knowledge of IT equipment.

Qualifications:  Associates degree and two years full-time work
experience with adolescents in a residential setting or Bachelors
degree and ability to work with youth.  Must be fluent in American
Sign-Language. Must have knowledge of and competency in the deaf
culture. Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in-crisis and
transition.  Must be available for on-call shifts, mainly overnights
and weekends as needed with short notice. Must be able to pass
clearance to work with minors (livescan clearance, clear TB Test,
clean DMV record).

Must be willing to use own properly insured transportation for work
purposes with mileage reimbursement.

Send resume to:
San Diego Youth Services
attn: RCCW,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138,

or fax (619) 221-8611 or e-mail to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org

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ANNOUNCING
Senior Lecturer in American Sign Language
American Sign Language Program,
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State University
offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the university’s undergraduate
requirement for a general education sequence in modern/foreign language
credits.

The Program is administered under the Foreign Language Center
within the College of Arts and Sciences. (see: http://asl.osu.edu/ )

The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus, which is a
thriving city with a large and active Deaf community.
(see: http://ci.columbus.oh.us/ and http://experiencecolumbus.com/ )

Responsibilities:
The Ohio State University seeks to appoint one full-time Senior Lecturer
position (non tenure track) in American Sign Language for the 2010-2011
academic year. This is a one-year position with the possibility of
renewal, to begin duties in September 2010.
The position will involve, at minimum: teaching seven (7) sections of ASL
over three (3) quarters in the academic calendar (Autumn, Winter, Spring);
service on committees; commitment to and initiative in collaborative
curriculum and program development; and continued individual professional
development.

Qualifications:
Required: Native or near-native fluency in ASL; BA in Education (ASL,
Deaf, foreign language), Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or related field;
demonstrated excellence in teaching (preferably at the college level);
knowledge of Deaf history and culture; extensive/broad experience with the
Deaf community; sensitivity to issues facing the Deaf community; and the
demonstrated ability and commitment to work well with others.
Preferred: Masters degree or higher in Teaching ASL as a Foreign/Second
Language, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Education, Interpreting, or related
field; ability and willingness to teach with digital media; American Sign
Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification.

Applications:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled or closed. Salary $33,000-35,000 with benefits. The
Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
and provides reasonable accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans,
disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. Letter of application and curriculum vita may be sent
electronically or to the address below. Three letters of recommendation
must be submitted directly by the author.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita (resume), and three letters of
recommendation to:

Lauren Sanders, ASL Program Associate Coordinator
The Ohio State University
Foreign Language Center
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1340

mailto:sanders.67@osu.edu

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor
Time base: 2nd Shift – Monday -Thursday, 2pm – 11:15 pm

Qualifications:
– High School Graduate
– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training
– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities:
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students

– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in
child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well-rounded individuals.

-Weekend Residential Advisor:
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications:
– High  School Graduate

– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities:
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the students

– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops
in child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop
into healthy well-rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax # 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Residential Weekend Supervisor
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

qualifications:
– Residential program experience

– Proficient use of ASL

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid certification and restraint
training

Please send letter of interest & resume to
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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Position Vacancy Notice
Regional Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
job located at Northern Idaho, Region 1 & 2

Begin Date:    August 2010

Nature of Work: Provide home intervention programs for parents of deaf and
hard of hearing infants from birth through three; Provide educational and
consultive services to students from birth through 21 who are deaf or hard
of hearing; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Exceptional Child certificate with Hearing
Impaired endorsement; Additional certificate/endorsement preferred;
Excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language;
Experience working with parents and infants; Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree,
Master’s degree preferred.

Salary:    Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits:    Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:    Interested persons are to submit a letter of application,
resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of
recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:    Northern Idaho – Region 1 & 2

Closing Date:    Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later
than five days after the employees’ first day of employment with the
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, whichever
is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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(updated May 30th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– Community Advocate — Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – 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 Specialist
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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