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DeafDigest Blue – May 31, 2015

DeafDigest Blue – May 31, 2015

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/bitter-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-both-friendly-unfriendly/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-network/

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

6 different BBQ sauce flavors:
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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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Top stories about the deaf:

The Finnish Association of the Deaf has been honored by the
Jodi Awards in UK for its innovative use of sign language
archives.

Music preventing hearing loss? A small study sample of about
160 adults revealed that musicians hear better than non-musicians.
Valid? Small samples are not always that valid.

Yet another new deaf cafe in Great Britain, this time
in the South Derbyshire area.

A group of deaf Mental Health First Aid instructors
were trained at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,
and they are certificated to of assistance to those in need.

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is opening
an outreach facility in Charleston.

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MEAL NUMBERS ON WALL MENU
Some fast food places are deaf-friendly. Some others
are not.
When a fast food place has a wall menu that says #1
for hamburger; #2 for cheeseburger, #3 for steak sandwich,
etc up to #10, then it is deaf-friendly. You can just
flash your fingers and point to the wall, and the
sandwich-maker will know it.
But numbers #11 and higher are not deaf-friendly.
Not easy for sandwich-maker to understand you if you
prefer menu #14. Will he understand you if you flash
10 fingers and then four fingers?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-both-friendly-unfriendly/

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ANGRY ABOUT DEAF RELAY CALL HANG UPS BY THE HEARING?
We hate it when we use a relay service only to be hung up.
The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center is planning
to do something about it.

Their press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-relay-hang-up-survey/

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

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Gallaudet’s Elena Ciccarelli in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

http://deafdigest.com/2015-elena-ciccarelli-gallaudet-3-sport-athlete/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having special education students being placed in a class
with the interpreter. Rationale was that –

having an interpreter in the classroom will slow down the
pace so that special education students would be able
to function better

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,

there have been many individuals and organizations advocating for
captioning in movie theaters, at live political events, and on the

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the

order to provide meaningful accessibility. If an organization says
that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%,

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and

is up to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to
the companies and organizations providing captioning so that they
know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where they are

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Some deaf people have “perfect” speech, thus creating
doubt among hearing people of their own deafness!

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

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DeafLaw

There was a patent infringement lawsuit between
Cochlear and the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for
Scientific Research

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf Sarcasm. Hearing Sarcasm. Whats’ the difference?
Not really – all sarcastic remarks hurt just the same,
but both share a common thread. It is all just in
the brain.
This is according to a team of researchers at the
University of Haifa. The brain region detects hidden
meanings that lean towards sarcasm.
Well, detecting hidden English meaning or detecting
hidden ASL meaning – same thing!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Child psychologists Betty Hart and Todd Risley
said that deaf children who not quickly implanted
upon birth have already missed hearing out on
32,000,000 words by the time they are of age 4.

Really or just fuzzy math? Many words are repeated,
and if the mother says “I love you” everyday, does
it count as three words or duplicated number of words?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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:

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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job opening announcement
Paraprofessional – Kindergarten
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY: Salary paid by the Blue Valley School District; and will be
commensurable with experience

SCHEDULE: Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

EMPLOYMENT DATE: Open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide one-on-one instructional assistance to
individual student(s) and/or groups of students with disabilities under
the supervision of a certified special education professional. Creates,
adapts, or modifies classroom activities, assignments and/or materials
under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of
supporting and reinforcing student learning. Monitors individual in a
group setting for purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
environment. Implements, under the supervision of the supervising teacher,
behavioral plans for student with challenging behaviors. Collects and
records student data. Follows written work schedule, arriving and leaving
on time. Maintain appropriate communication with student, teachers,
parents and other professionals. Participate in activities designed to
increase knowledge and improve skills related to performance of
job-related responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate effectively in American Sign
Language and English with student, staff, parents. Ability to work
cooperatively. Ability to correctly operate school machines, tools, and
equipment. High School diploma or GED. AA or higher degree or training
working with students preferred. ASL and English assessments will be
given at the time of interview.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment, a background check will be
conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social &
Rehabilitation Services. Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate
must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

CONTACT: Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, 913/210-8113 v/tty,
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Social Studies & Post High School Program
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY: Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule
depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE: 181 School Days / 2015- 2016 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE: Immediate

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state
and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other
materials/tests deemed necessary. Perform work associated with student
instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials,
direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain
classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students
on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use
appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as
determined by the ASL/English evaluation. Complete and turn in to the
designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub
plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written
reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as
mandated by the State. Provide direct instruction to group of students
in High School and Post High School Program (PHSP), and conduct group &
individual job coaching, training, and counseling for students in the
PHSP.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for
Secondary and Hearing Impaired (1911); Education/Deaf/HH with emphasis in
Social Studies (7-12). Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of
Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract. (ASL and
writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are
required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of
Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services. Also a
Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of
employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. Send resume and copies of all
college transcripts. For consideration request an official KSD
application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT: Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Director; Phone: 913/210-8113
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310
Or Linda Thompson, HR Assistant 913/210-8114, email: mailto:lthompson@kssdb.org
or Tom Burdolski, HR Professional, 913/305-3004 , E-mail
mailto:tburdolski@kssdb.org
Fax 913/621/2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career announcement – No 03-10-083
Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status Non-Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Responsible for community interpreter referral services for programs in
both Arizona and New Mexico. Processes interpreter requests, schedules
staff and contract interpreters, and confirms interpreting schedules.
Documents interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs
payroll/billing data for processing. Assists in negotiating new
agreements and billing arrangements for interpreting services. Maintains
current and accurate information for contract interpreters, consumers and
billing actions. Position may from time to time be stressful and require
a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
. Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and experience
with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the
preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
. Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
. Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
. Assists supervisor with negotiating new agreements or billing
arrangements for interpreting services
. Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
. Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
. Provides internal and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
. Assists with community and emergency coverage, as schedule permits
. Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
. 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
. Associates or 2 years post-secondary education
. Natural or assisted hearing within the range necessary to clearly
understand voiced telephone transmissions
. Ability to type at least 50 wpm with minimal errors
. 1 year of experience in data entry, word processing and
spreadsheet applications
. Pass drug screening
. Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
. Bachelor’s in related field
. Additional years of directly related experience
. 1 year of customer service experience
. 2 years of experience in the field of interpreting
. State or National certification
. Fluency in American Sign Language

Salary $12.90 – $16.13 depending on experience

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

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: www.ccs-soaz.org

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 7068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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career announcement – No 03-10-084
Program Director II – Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring
programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities: case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency
support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1
support services, access technology, etc. Assures that programs comply
with contractual requirements of funding sources. Plans, develops, and
conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service
delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote
awareness of services as well as local capacity. Assists in program
budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and
require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as
assigned.

Essential Functions
. Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and
Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service
coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational
skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener
services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities
. Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality
services and contractual requirements of funding entities
. Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by
contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and
Tutoring programs.
. Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs.
. Assists in the developing of administrative and operational
policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs
. Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators,
Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community
Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the
quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality of work meets
contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery
. Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs
to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual
requirements
. Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development
trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable
of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness,
vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies
and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as
well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency
policies and procedures.
. Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs
in those programs
. Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in
response to clients and contractual needs.
. Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central
system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of
client services for all three programs (which includes intake and
assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true
person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans
(which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation,
etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and
Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
. Oversees the management of the client services process.
. Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client
services process.
. Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those
with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from
COPD
. Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop
supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community
for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including
those with significant disabilities
. Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided
by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
. Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the
programs
. Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff
development trainings
. Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
. Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and
graduate programs
. Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New
Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer
organizations) as needed/required
. Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s
Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth
of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or
deafblind
. Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct
services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
. Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual
obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
. Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to
increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify
and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
. Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for
compliance
. 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
. Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or
related field
. American Sign Language Fluency
. 3 years of supervisory experience
. 5 years. experience in providing vocational services to
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years.
experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to
individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5
years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
. Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and
presentations
. Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written
communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional
materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.)
. Pass drug screening
. Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
. Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
. Additional years of directly related experience
. Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities
and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living,
technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
. Fluency in Spanish
. Fluency of Braille
. Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than
ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
. Experience working with individuals with developmental
disabilities

Salary $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ 85705

520-623-0344

Fax resume and cover letter . 520-770-8505

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

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

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 7068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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career announcement – No 03-10-086
Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status Non Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services. Responsible for
agency community interpreter referral services. Processes interpreter
requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms
interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents
interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data
for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a
high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
. Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
. Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
. Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
. Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
. Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
. Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and
experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to
the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
. Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as
needed
. Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
. Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
. Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and
private entities
. Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
. Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
. Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
. 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
. Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related
experience may substitute for education requirements)
. Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
. 1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
. Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
. Bachelor’s degree in related field
. Customer service experience
. EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
. National Certification
. Completion of formal internship/mentee program
. Additional years of directly related experience
. 200 documented mentee hours

SALARY $12.90 – $16.13 depending on experience

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

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: www.ccs-soaz.org

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: www.ccs-soaz.org

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

. Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment. Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment: The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website: http://csdb.org/
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position openings
Two BSW Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Social Work
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(Instructor or Assistant Professor Rank)

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students
from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that
reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal
employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages
deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups,
people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

General Information: The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and
undergraduate (BSW) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education (CSWE). The BSW program has approximately 50 majors
enrolled annually who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning
styles, and educational experiences. The overwhelming majority of the
undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing. The position is contingent
upon funding.

Responsibilities: There are two available positions. Both are full time,
nine-month, tenure track BA Social Work faculty positions. Under our
current department model, incumbents will be responsible for oversight and
instruction of the micro and macro practice sequences in the curriculum.
Incumbents will be responsible for infusing research-based content and
multicultural content into practice courses at all levels to reflect
evidenced based practice. Incumbents are responsible for ongoing course
development for both on campus and distance education, for assessment
purposes for the Office of Academic Quality and CSWE reaffirmation and
other compliance-related activities, advising students, service to the
department, university, and community; and, involvement in scholarly and
professional activities. The instructor rank requires an MSW and the
assistant professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
with three (3) years post-MSW social work practice experience. If an
incumbent does not have a completed Ph.D., (s)he will be expected to
complete a doctoral program prior to all tenure and promotion actions; a
plan for obtaining a Ph.D. should be addressed in the application.
2. Candidates must provide evidence of teaching ability (e.g., higher
education courses, professional workshops, presentations, online
teaching).
3. Candidates must have experience working with linguistic and
culturally diverse Deaf communities.
4. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable;
if not already proficient a new faculty member must develop proficiency in
ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
. Current, valid Master-level social work licensure or
license-eligible (for the micro-practice position, a license is required
within 1 year of appointment).
. Expertise in teaching a diverse student population, including Deaf
and hard of hearing students with various learning styles and learning
needs.
. Experience in active social work research and record of scholarly
activities (e.g., publications, presentations, program assessments and
evaluations, grant-writing activities).
Application: The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April
26, 2015.

Please submit an application package via email containing the following:
1) A cover letter of application specific to this position. In your
application include a summary list succinctly explaining the depth of your
experiences in meeting each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
and job description criteria.
2) Curriculum vita or resume
3) One sample of a scholarly work
4) Three letters of professional reference sent via email to the
Search Committee Chair, Dr. Barbara White, from the individuals serving as
references. The Chair of the search committee may contact your references
directly.

Email the complete package electronically to Dr. Barbara White, Chair of
the Search Committee, at mailto:Barbara.White@gallaudet.edu with the
subject “BSW Practice Faculty Application..

Review of applications begins immediately after closing date. Position
begins August 16, 2015.

Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer
and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to
apply for open positions. Per faculty guidelines, Gallaudet University
has expectations for American Sign Language fluency and base personnel
actions on achieving proficiency. Any faculty who scores below 3 must
take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) every year
until a 3 or better is achieved; individual departments may establish
higher criteria for ASL proficiency. Beginning in August 2016, all
faculty actions for promotion and merit increase decisions will be based
upon ASL fluency and classroom discourse competence (Gallaudet Policy
6.8.6).

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Many wonderful job opportunities
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The
Learning Center for the Deaf.

and how to apply.

– Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
– Staff Interpreters
– Occupational Therapist
– Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Walden School Clinical Director
– Walden School Family Partner
– Walden School ILS Specialist
– Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
– Staff Nurse
– Wraparound Family Partner
– Daycare Teachers (Full-time & Part-time)
– Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Coaches

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three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

* Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

* Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

* Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:
http://www.rhabehavioralhealth.org/programs_services/our_deaf_and_hard_of_hearing_services/

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)

mailto:LGray@rhanet.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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:

staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

one year of experience in administration in the human services

management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Rehabilitation Counselor

supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and

a plus!

support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;

a plus!

PAHrtners West

management position

administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership

Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the

maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

administrative and communication skills, both in person and in

communication modes and language levels.

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’

and evening shifts.

advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

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 our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and

American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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