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DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 2011

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/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at:
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A panel was hosted by the American Sign Language department
at Alamo College in Texas. Topic was discrimination that
the deaf and hard of hearing people face in the real world.
Several panelists, each explaining their versions of how
they face and deal with discrimination.

Not really about the deaf specifically, but it might as
well as be deaf-related. Many local governments are broke,
and as a result, some of them are beginning to charge
drivers responsible for accidents. Many of these accidents
send fire trucks and police to the scene – and it costs
money. Now – the big question is – what if the driver
is deaf and gets into an accident? Does he have to pay
for interpreters that are sent to the scene?

– Very Hot News

Many companies in many nations would not hire the deaf.
But Take One Animation Studio, based in the Philippines,
was willing to hire the deaf to become animators. Yes,
these deaf candidates had to be trained to learn how to
become animators. And after a group of seven deaf
individuals completed the training sessions, they were
hired.

A lawsuit has been filed against the state of Maryland
on basis of the state’s new congressional districts.
It was charged that the new district has lumped together
the Western Maryland farming communities with the urban areas of Montgomery County, which sits above
the District of Columbia. The individual that filed
the lawsuit is Howard Gorrell. He is deaf. And he
received good news when Iowa’s Legacy Foundation
has jumped into the lawsuit with financial support!

– Sunday November 6th

An article re CI said that the best CI candidates are:

* those without hair cells in the inner ear
* those that have been recently late-deafened
* those with good speech and English skills
* those that are willing to trained to learn new skills
* those not afraid of anesthesia and surgery
* those that want to function in hearing world
* those that are realistic about CI’s limitations

Bottom line – people who want CI may not necessarily be
best qualified

– Monday November 7th

Not a good time to be in North Carolina because the decision to close either North Carolina School for the
Deaf or Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf or
the Governor Morehead School for the Blind lies with
the state education department. As a result, instead of
working together, the blind groups are fighting the
deaf groups! Decision must be made “soon”.

– Tuesday November 8th

Janet Gordon has been appointed as the interim superintendent
of Ohio School for the Deaf. She previously served as the
school principal.

– Wednesday November 9th

What we, the deaf, take for granted in USA, will be something
new to the deaf Filipinos. It is the relay center. Plans are
underway to set up the first relay center in the nation.
Already 30 to-be relay operators are going through training
sessions to learn how to operate the brand new relay center.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Could sign language video clips not be captioned for
the benefit of non-signers that want to learn signs?
This is happening in United Kingdom. The sign clip
presentation was a partnership between the
Sign Health and the National Health Service. Already
many late-deafened people are upset about it.

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

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JOB TRAINING UNFAIR TO THE DEAF?
Sometimes a deaf employee is being trained to do a
complicated job task. A hearing employee trains the
deaf employee but gives up because of communication
problems.
But this same hearing employee shows patience with
a new hearing employee that is being trained for this
same complicated job task.
Is it fair to the deaf? No, but we now have ADA,
interpreters and job coaches. In the past we didn’t.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Conference Dates Changed

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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DON’T ALWAYS ASSUME DEAF PERSON WANTS AN INTERPRETER!
A deaf employee told a hearing employee that he did not
want to attend an event.
The hearing employee told the deaf employee that they will
hire an interpreter for that event.
The deaf employee said “No, because I will not attend the
event.”
The hearing employee did not listen and hired an interpreter.
The deaf employee did not show up. The hearing employee had to
pay the interpreter for nothing.
If a deaf employee says no, then hearing people must listen
and respect.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

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

THE DEAF OF ERITREA
The Eritrean National Association of the Deaf has asked the government to encourage the deaf to pursue higher education.
This is a good goal, but one thing troubles DeafDigest.
Eritrea is not a thriving nation in Africa. Many hearing
people of Eritrea have problems getting jobs. If they could not
find jobs then what are the chances of the deaf, even those
with degrees in higher education.
Just something that is a concern.

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COUGHLIN’S DEAF PLAYERS
Every football fan knows who Tom Coughlin is. He was voted
#1 as the most hated coach in the NFL, according to a recent
poll among pro football players.
Tom Coughlin’s deaf players? Yes. Way back in the early
eighties, RIT had a football club. Several players on
the club team were NTID students.
Said one deaf player, in an interview few years ago:

Tom was tough, but fair!

RIT football? Not any more. RIT disbanded its football
team after operating the program for only a few years.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

How did your client become deaf?

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

A DEAF CANDIDATE IN NEW ZEALAND
Mojo Mathers, a deaf woman, is running for election, on behalf
of the Green Party.
Many deaf candidates make deafness an agenda while campaigning.
But Mojo is different.
Her agenda is to clean up New Zealand’s rural waterways by
forcing the farmers to clean up waste.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked why captioning sometimes appears when a program is
aired on one channel and then disappears when the program is later
broadcast on a different channel or on the Internet.

Just because something is captioned once does not mean it will remain
captioned in future broadcasts.  Sometimes a television program is
shown in different forms on different stations.  The program may be
shown on broadcast TV, cable, satellite, in-home video, or
syndication.

Many times the program may be re-edited for later broadcast.  If a
program is re-edited, it needs to be captioned again.  Sometimes a
new distributor of a program may be unaware that the program was
captioned when it first aired and may show it without captions.

Another problem occurs when shows are broadcast on TV and later
appear on the Internet.   Even though the programming was captioned
when shown on TV, most times it will not be captioned on the
Internet.  While the FCC requires closed captioning for most
television broadcasts, that is not true for the Internet.  The FCC
does not currently require captioning on the Internet, DVDs, or video
games.

THESE GOOD OLD NEWSPAPER DAYS
Years way back, printing was a great profession for the deaf.
Many schools for the deaf taught printing as part of their
vocational programs.
Was there a reason for printing as a great profession for
the deaf? Possibly, noise as the reason.
Newspaper plants were so noisy that hearing printers
had problems communicating with each other. Not so with
deaf printers.

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updated every Monday

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

One day during the 1960’s a deaf man, probably a drifter,
was passing through Frederick, MD and stopped at a house,
across the street from Maryland School for the Deaf. He had no sign language skills, and basically communicated
via gestures. The landlord “felt sorry” for him and
allowed him to stay at a room in her house, rent free,
meals provided on one condition – that he do work
around the house (yard work, painting, fixing up things,
etc). The deaf man did not understand that he had to do
the work around the house to earn his keep. Communication
difficulties took place. The concerned landlord then asked for communication help from two deaf teachers at the
school. After much struggling the deaf man managed to
understand what he was supposed to do. The next day, however, he disappeared and was never seen again!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Tennessee attorney Tim Edwards, not deaf, has filed a
lawsuit on behalf of his clients, alleging that the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant device, with this AstroSeal feedthru, has been failing at an unprecedented rate and that
the manufacturer ignored the problem from way back in 2004.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #1, as explained by Gorrell:

First Complaint (ADA) with the District of Delaware against the Legal Aid of Delaware for ignoring deaf applicants. The Court granted my motion for appointment of counsel and so, the case was settled and then the Legal Aid started to
accept deaf applicants.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-deaf-rights-lawsuit-1/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If Teleportec, a Dallas high tech company, has its way
then interpreters and TTY relay services may be obsolete – perhaps
not in this lifetime, but in the next!
Teleportec proposes to transmit holographic images of people
through high-speed digital circuits.
What this means is we can communicate in sign language with
friends 3,000 miles away by watching each other on huge screens.

(pretty much looks like our Deaf web cam/video cam network
that is thriving these days)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What does DeafDigest feel about Sen. John McCain’s
resignation from the Gallaudet Board of Trustees?
For one thing, he rarely attended the board
meetings. And another thing, instead of using his
political powers to broker a peaceful solution to
the presidential selection dispute, he chose to
stay away and to remain silent. He spoke up only after
the board voted to terminate the presidential-
designate appointment.
Apparently he was more concerned with his chances
in the 2008 presidential elections than to worry
about Gallaudet’s needs. Keep in mind he is from
Arizona, a state with an interlinking network of
cooperating regional programs for the deaf and two
anchor-based state schools for the deaf in Tucson and
Phoenix.
His biggest mistake was not to get fully involved
while on the Board of Trustees. A huge shame!

(fast forward five years to now; peace is the rule
on the Gallaudet campus)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In some states, a high school diploma is only required for
people that sell hearing aids, in addition to passing
the required state exams.

But audiologists must have a masters’ degree.

Hearing aid sellers and audiologists do some things that
are basically the same. A high school diploma for some
and a masters’ degree for some?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Football talk between deaf man and his hearing son-in-law

Deaf man thought son-in-law asked:
Do you like the Colts?

Deaf man was puzzled because both of them are not Colts fans
and never talk about Colts at all. Colts are way there in
Indianapolis, and this was on the East Coast.

He actually asked:
Do you like the coach?

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

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

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

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field
in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness
program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding
counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment
Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed
dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training
for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff,
coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the
physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and
accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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positions open
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
various locations in Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center
Location: Brattleboro,VT
Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience.
Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including
Autism.
Training and experience in instruction improvement
Effective communication skills to include ASL
Responsibilities:
Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center
Teachers.
Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program.
Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center.
Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications:
* BA degree or equivalent experience
* Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience:
* Work from a philosophy or empowerment
* Ability to work with a diverse population
* Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize
* Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling
mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; 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 student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop
into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

* Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students; Proficiency in ASL; Valid driver’s license; Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

* Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT,
please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or send email to:
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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