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DeafDigest Blue – November 18, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – November 18, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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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.


This just in –

Bert Carter, president/CEO of the Vermont Center for the Deaf/Austine School for the Deaf, will
be leaving his position at end of June. Citing
family reasons, he will move back to his home state
of Massachusetts

Top stories about the deaf:

New Zealand’s National Foundation for the Deaf has
warned its deaf people to be extremely careful if
ordering hearing aids through the internet. Even
if when the cost is much lower than at hearing
aid providers, such internet purchases are not
great deals at all!

Hong Kong’s Association for the Rights of Hearing Impaired Students is asking the government to help
pay for hearing aids and cochlear implants for
deaf students. It is not known, yet, the position
the government is taking.

Deaf children of Kosovo will be getting free CI’s,
courtesy of the Qatar Charity. Additionally Qatar CI specialists will be training their
colleagues in Kosovo on how to follow up after
these implants.

Harvey Dillon, not deaf, is an educator that works with
parents and children in Maitland, a town in Australia. He suggested that when children do not behave in the
classroom, they should be sent for a hearing exam.
He said in many cases these misbehaving children have
hearing losses that no one were made aware of!

Do deaf people lipread themselves better than lipreading
other lips? Yes, according to a team of researchers from
Washington University. DeafDigest editor has never tried
to read his own lips and so, cannot say if this theory
is valid.


Attention: interested ASLPI evaluators

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) will be conducting
ASLPI training (phase 1) January 10-13, 2013 to a limited group of
individuals who apply and qualify for the training.

Individuals who successfully complete and pass all phases (1, 2 and
3) of the ASLPI training program will be eligible to apply for the
full-time ASL Proficiency Evaluator position with ASL-DES that will
be advertised. All other individuals who successfully pass all phases
of the ASLPI training program will join our pool of ASLPI evaluators
who work with the system on an “on call” basis and who assist in
providing ASLPI evaluations for individuals, programs and businesses

The application is located on the ASL-DES web site:

a limited number of people will be accepted into the training so do not delay in submitting your application.

If you have questions, please email:


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A deaf person won a lawsuit to have a movie house show
captioned movies.
But after he won the lawsuit, it was for nothing – because
he got married; his wife had a child – and he was so busy
taking care of the baby that he has no time to go out and
enjoy a captioned movie!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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

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Curious how to connect with your Spirit Guide or do Yoga properly,
or even learn how to do those fun paranormal activities, we offer you
awe-inspiring, life-changing ASL Spirit Quest Cruise experience

more information at:


You take the subway to work. At the same time every
morning you see the same stranger’s face and you
think he is hearing.
But one morning that person carries a backpack
that shows a Gallaudet logo.
Suddenly you are puzzled. Is that person deaf?
For months you see the same face and there was no
hint, if any, of the person’s deafness!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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

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surviving Cochlear Implant manufacturers – who are these?

do visit:

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A drawing of an old railroad locomotive is being hung
at the Museum of the High Plains in McCook, NE.
It was drawn by Dean Hofman as a young man. He graduated
from Nebraska School for the Deaf and pursued art as a
avocation before passing away at the age of 22 in 1960
because of illness.
His real job was commercial artist for Douglas Aircraft.


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At home football games at Illinois State University, there is a marching band, consisting of 275 members.
In that band, the trombone player, Mark Reppen, is deaf. He
has been playing trombone all his life. And an interpreter helps
cue him during these marching sessions just to make sure he is
in sync.


being asked this question –

what do you do for a living?

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


This week our nation will celebrate a holiday that often causes
people to slow down and reflect on the many blessings they have in
their lives.

As a profession, court reporters, CART providers, and realtime
captioners have much to be grateful for.  Although many of us have
struggled as our nation has struggled financially, for the most part
realtime court reporters are still able to find employment.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime
captioners who bring us newcasts, sporting events, and other live
broadcasts.  Much of their work must be done when others of us choose
to spend time with our families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are
often during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us.  There are live
events that must be captioned on holidays.  When a disaster strikes
or an emergency takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of
the day and night.

Thank you to all of you who have worked hard to bring access via
captioning and CART to people across America over the years.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say:


For those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you


A hearing person comes to you and says something. You tell
him to please speak slowly or to write down on pad because
of your deafness.

That hearing person shows a pained look on his face, full
of sympathy and apology, saying “oh, I’m so sorry you cannot

But before you have a chance to respond, he walks away from you!

(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, please go to the bottom of the Gold section



During the summer, the  U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila
dismissed the lawsuit filed by deaf Melissa Earll against eBay.
She accused eBay of discriminating against the deaf because of the
need for voice verification via telephone. Judge Davila, however,
left the door open, saying eBay could be violating the California
civil rights law (Unruh Act). Ms Earll has just refiled the
lawsuit, citing this Unruh Act.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Tripod, as mentioned in DEAFDIGEST a couple of weeks back,
is no longer involved with captioning of first run movies.
But taking its place is Insight Cinema.
It will be interesting to see how things develop because
we are getting more alternative ways of having movies
captioned. Plus more subtitled foreign movies are entering
the mainstream theatres.
There is a lawsuit going on in District of Columbia
to force open captioning of all movies. If the lawsuit
prevails then would such alternative methods be rendered

(editor’s note: so much has been going on with captions
for the past ten years; in other words it has been
a volatile series of developments)


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Does Richard Branson, the flamboyant international
entrepreneur, dislike the disabled, especially the
He owns Virgin Airlines, an Australian air carrier.
Brenden Borellini, a Deaf-Blind Australian, was
kicked out of one Virgin flight.
What was Brendan’s crime? That he is Deaf-Blind and
the Virgin employees did not want to be responsible
for him in case there was a disaster.
The irony is that Brenden is an experienced traveler,
who has been traveling all his life since he was at
the age of four.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a program on TV, profiling the life of
Marc Dreier, not deaf, who was a big time swindler.
While swindler Bernie Madoff was heavily publicized,
Dreier was right up there with him, but managing
to stay out of the glare of the news.

Anyway DeafDigest editor’s memory was jogged –
and he wrote down a list of deaf individuals who were
swindlers. He had to stop writing down the names because
the list was getting longer and longer.

The moral – when a deaf person promises easy earnings,
stay away from him ASAP even if he happens to be your
close friend!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At an office party, a fellow employee pointed at a new employee

I thought he said:
he is a cheese


He actually said:
he is a genius



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–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Two positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

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



Position announcement
Job Order # 10294
Lecturer in American Sign Language
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
Tempe & downtown Phoenix, AZ

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science seeks a full-time lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL). The nine-month appointment begins August 2013.

Responsibilities include teaching four levels of ASL at both the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, and participating in program advancement. Requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university.

Desired qualifications include five years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university, experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce classroom teaching materials, and experience with digital video production and editing.

To apply, send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references (email and/or phone number, and address) to:

Paul Quinn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 870102, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.

E-mail applications are encouraged and must be sent to:

The application deadline is January 25, 2013; if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Supporting credentials and additional materials may be required later.

Visit for program information.

ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

A background check is required for employment.


Employment opening
Communication Specialist/Speech Language Pathologist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains is accepting applications for COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST / SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP).  Position is responsible for providing speech language instruction to Preschool through Transition age students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at. under Non-Classified Employment to view the job announcement in its entirety; excellent benefits; open until filled; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload a formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator certification (if applicable), and a copy of Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) (if applicable). Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO  80903

E-mail:; (719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)



(revised posting)

positions available
Rehabilitation Counselor II
State of Maine
(one position in Lewiston; one position in Bangor)

For Deaf and Hard of hearing

Yearly salary $34,091.20 to $46,217.60

Maine has 2 positions available for Rehabilitation Counselor II to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.  The positions are 2 year temporary positions that we are hoping will become permanent

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program
as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: November 8, 2012               Closing: November 26, 2012

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions. One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center.

Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualification includes six (6) year combination of experience and/or education demonstrating knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation

After meeting the minimum qualifications, preference  will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

Proficiency in Sign language (ASL) required.

Interested persons must complete the Direct Hire Application Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center,
Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at:

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required.

The completed application packet must be postmarked on or before November 26, 2012 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108,,
Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to:


Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Advocates Inc
positions based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts


We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges). Positions include awake overnights,  day
and evening direct service workers, senior counselors, outreach
workers and clinical program managers. Enjoy a career within a
communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented, person
centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access

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.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality,
community based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Over 1000 dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including
residential supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse
services, psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for
children and families, community justice services, advocacy and
benefits services, family supports, employment and vocational
services and day habilitation programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with
mental health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and
intellectual disabilities, autism and pervasive development
disabilities, brain injuries and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with
Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with
disabilities and individuals with developmental disabilities and
co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs
and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to


(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential
programs.  Responsibilities include:  assessing service needs of
consumers to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public
and private services and programs such as medical, vocational and
other services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services
field preferred; or High School Diploma& 12 credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Talladega, AL

more information at:


Ad_DEAFINC_work Position Opening


DEAF Inc. is pleased to announce a new position opening – Community
Partnership Program Assistant. We’re looking for a dynamic talented
person to join the DEAF Inc.’s Awareness Department. For more
information, click here:

Community Partnership Program Assistant

Position Description:

The Program Assistant supports programs for the Community
Partnership, a nonprofit foundation committed to educate the public
community the needs of effective communication for individuals who
are Deaf and Hard of hearing and late deafened with the awareness of
effective communication in our community through collaboration. Deaf
Inc. has a pleasant, flexible work environment and offers the
opportunity for someone to truly make a difference in the lives of

Essential Functions :

1. Coordinate programs, and support business activities and their
applications as developed.

2. Provide clerical and administrative support to Community
partnership, including attending committee meetings, taking and
distributing minutes, maintaining records and financial accounts

3. Coordinate volunteers participating in programs development and

4. Track volunteer hours; maintain volunteer database.

5. Organize meetings, including related tasks such as audio visual,
transportation, catering. Flexibility to travel, make reservations
for accommodations for seminars, workshops, presentations, booth and

6. Provide status reports as requested.

7. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Ability to collaborate with various groups and individuals.

2. Ability to efficiently prioritize duties, multitask and complete
assignments with deadlines.

3. Ability to work independently with good judgment and discretion.

4. Strong writing, analytical and problemÿÿsolving skills.

5. Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning,
records management.

6. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

7. Strong attention to detail with the ability to work independently
with minimal guidance.

8. Strong communication skills, team and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or Equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred)

2. Minimum 2 years administrative experience, preferably in program
organization or delivery, community outreach, case management, or
customer relations.

3. Experienced skills in applicable software packages MS Office, MAC
and office equipment.

4. Ability to work well under pressure.

5. Demonstrated project administration skills.

6. Sensitivity to consumer needs.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Paid
Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays (all depending upon employment

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Shirley Corbett
Director of Community Relations

Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.

25 E. Frisco Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119

FAX: (314) 266-7427

Deaf Ed Teacher Wanted, Arlington ISD

Job Opening – Deaf Education Teacher – Martin High School, Arlington TX

Minimum Certification/Education and Experience:

* Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
* Master’s degree preferred
* Teacher certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (EC-12) and
* Highly qualified in at least 1 core subject (English, Math, Science or Social Studies)
* TASC (Texas Assessment of Sign Communication)

Those interested go to and apply. Also email resumes to:

Shari Price – Assistant Principal <>
and Melodie Hrabak – Curriculum Coordinator <>

CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 682-867-8600

Advocates Inc. is seeking a part time staff interpreter, up to 25 hours a week in a benefits position to join our innovative Communication Access Team. The ideal candidate will have a B.A, B.S or higher in a related field and hold current certification under the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (CI, CT, NIC). Candidate must possess an understanding of the Code of Professional Conduct and the ability to work as part of a team. Mental Health Interpreting experiences a plus. Advocates Inc. is a progressive agency that believes in “First ,We Listen”. If you would like a challenging opportunity to work amongst professional colleagues, send in your resume and cover letter to:

Advocates Inc. Attn: Human Resources
One Clarks Hill Suite 305
Framingham Ma 01702
508-628-6408 or visit us on the web

Canyons School District has after-school classes for their students at several elementary schools.  Some of the junior high schools also have classes for elementary age children that are held in the early evenings. A class they would like to start offering grade 1-6 children beginning in January is American Sign Language.  Anyone wanting more information can email me.   I have also attached a flyer if that would be helpful.

Thank you,
Marsha Wright

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA American Sign Lanugage/Deaf Studies Instructor

American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor- Spring 2013
This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin 11/08/2012. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by 11/07/2012.

Job Description
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels)
2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL and new courses that might be added to the existing program
3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and reports for all courses
4. Evaluate student outcomes
5. Assess students’ language competency levels
6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services
7. Participate in program/division meetings
8. Serve on department and college committees
9. Travel to multi-campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend schedule
10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies unit

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally accredited college or university
2. ASLTA qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university: preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Deaf Studies/ASL/Deaf Education
2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary or professional setting.
3. ASLTA certification or RID certification
4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals

Required Documents
Required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts) must be attached directly to the ONLINE application. If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ONLINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email or fax to 702.651.5778

SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

For more details on this position, please visit our website at

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community.

CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. AA/EOE/ADA.

Quitman School district is looking for a full time interpreter for a 6th grade
student? They can call Jill LaRosa at 501-428-1341 if they are

We are currently seeking an Interpreter Coordinator and Interpreters to join our staff roster. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.
Thank you!

Sara C. Gerhold, Interpreter Coordinator
State of Connecticut
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Interpreting Unit
P.O. Box 330730
West Hartford, CT 06133-0730
860-899-1647 (direct)
860-231-1690 (voice)
860-231-8746 (fax)

PT Caregivers needed to work in Irving area (zip code 75039)

I am in need of 1-3 non-smoking females to care for my daughter in my home Monday – Friday. Hours will vary from semester to semester depending on my work/school schedule and will be anytime between 7 am – 7 pm three days a week and 7 am – 10 pm two days a week (weekend hours available on occasion). This is a job share situation with a couple of other ladies since I need a total of 60 hours of care total each week. Work to begin approximately 12/01/12.

My daughter is deaf, moderately mentally challenged, and has minor physical challenges but she is fully ambulatory and does quite a bit on her own. This job is ideal for college students. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Duties include:
helping her with grooming/bathing/hygiene/dressing
keeping her on task with light housekeeping and cooking
administering medications
accompanying her on recreational activities

You must be able to communicate using American Sign Language, be patient, have reliable transportation, be able to arrive to work on time, and have a clean criminal history. You also must be CPR certified or be willing to get certified. Interested individuals should submit resume as soon as possible. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!

If interested, please email at

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has recently posted the position of Interpreter Coordinator on the Central Management Service’s (CMS) website at<>.

Title to apply:    Executive I, MC Option
Deadline:            November 9, 2012
Work Hours:      Full Time, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location:             IDHHC Springfield Office

This position requires a current grade from CMS and you will need to send in your application to CMS for a grade.  Do not send applications to IDHHC’s office for grading.  The application process is stated on the CMS website under “How to Apply”.  If you have any questions regarding the grading process you will need to contact CMS Examining directly and the contact information is also included on their website.

Magnolia School District is seeking a sign language interpretor for a sixth grade student.  Please send resume to Julie Amstutz, Director of Special Education, Magnolia Public School.  1400 High School Drive Annex, Magnolia, AR 71753 or email to  Applications can be found at  For more information, contact Julie Amstutz at 870-234-7651

Massachussetts – interpreter job
Job location is in Westford at Westford Academy. The hours to fill would be from 7:25-2:00 Monday thru Friday. Beginning November 20th, until the end of the year. if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible

Special Recreation Instructor (H) (Deaf / Hard of Hearing)

JobID: 786

Position Type:

Special Recreation/Special Recreation Instructor (H)

Date Posted:  10/31/2012

Closing Date:  11/14/2012


Title:   Special  Recreation Instructor (H)         (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Program)



Under general supervision, plans, promotes, organizes, instructs and conducts recreation and leisure activities designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and other special populations in Chicago. Conducts classes, coaches teams, controls special recreation equipment, and recruits and trains volunteers.  Serves as liaison with local advisory councils and local park staff.  Performs related duties as required.



Plans and implements a community recreation curriculum and teaches a variety of physical, leisure, adapted aquatics and recreation activities to deaf & hard of hearing citizens and  others with disabilities and to other special populations.  Instructs and supervises Park District patrons involved in sports, games and recreation and athletics.  Demonstrates proper techniques and skills for recreation and athletic activities. Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants. Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and the community. Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized activities. Resolves conflicts among participants. May work with a special population, including but not limited to senior citizens and populations with physical, sensory and other disabilities. Plans and implements summer activities for Camp Sign, a summer day camp for the deaf & hard of hearing youth and other sports camps. Accompanies, supervises and coaches athletes at local, regional, national and international Special Olympics, para olympics and other scheduled events.

Evaluates individual skill levels and assesses the leisure capacity of program participants.  Develops and identifies realistic recreation and athletic goals for patrons who are deaf & hard of hearing and who have other disabilities and other special populations.  Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized recreation and athletic activities. Helps develop and promote the Park District Special Recreation Program. Contributes to program management in the areas of planning, monitoring and training program volunteers.  Provides technical supervision for personnel assigned to work with participants.  Issues and maintains an inventory of recreation equipment and supplies.  Sets up recreation apparatus and equipment.  Performs general administrative duties including but not limited to registration, fee collection, maintenance of health records and parental release forms, and other record keeping duties.  Supervises unorganized play and enforces Park District rules and regulations. Conducts and attends workshops and in-service training seminars.



Training and Experience:

Completion of at least 20 credit hours in an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education, Recreation or a closely related field, plus one year experience in Therapeutic Recreation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  An Associate of Arts degree in one of these fields is recommended.  A Bachelor of Arts degree is preferred.  Certification Requirement: Valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross or other nationally recognized organization.  Certification Recommended: Therapeutic Recreation Assistant or Specialist (National Council for Therapeutic Certification), Adapted Aquatics Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Special Olympics Sport Coach (various). Fluent in ASL-American sign language is preferred. Extensive experience working with deaf & hard of hearing population is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of therapeutic recreation theories and principles.  Knowledge and understanding of a deaf person and culture. Knowledge of deaf resources. Familiarity with commonly accepted methods and techniques for teaching children and adults with disabilities and other special populations.  Effective oral and written communication skills.  Skill in teaching a full range of therapeutic recreation sports and cultural and social activities.  Ability to observe and evaluate individual participant progress.


Union: SEIU �Local 73    Career Service EEO: Para-professional FLSA: Non-Exempt


SALARY: $ 16.81 Per Hour

Mental Health Professional for the Deaf
Truman Medical Center . Kansas City, MO

Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO is seeking a Qualified Mental Health Professional to serve their Specialized Outpatient Center for the Deaf. .    Must be a licensed professional (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
.    Must be ASL Fluent, either certified in ASL or able to be certified
.    Must be able to also work with hearing clients

.    Previous Experience Required

The qualified candidate is one who is patient-centric, has skills working as a member of a team, is trauma informed, builds trust, communicate effectively, knows how to align performance for success, is adaptable, and can build partnerships.
This position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Sarah Stanton

Also apply through

LaGuardia Community College

Program for Deaf Adults

Division of Adult and Continuing Education

Job Announcement
Full-Time Position:  Assistant to Program Coordinator

The Program for Deaf Adults (PDA) is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, administrative assistant for its Continuing Education Programs.  Duties and responsibilities include: assist Program Coordinator with day-to-day program operations; VP and walk-in reception; conduct student intake, screening and placement assessments; provide orientation, introductory workshops, advisement, and referrals; produce marketing materials and surveys; maintain database files, clerical duties and statistical reports.

Associates Degree required; Bachelors Degree or equivalent preferred
Two year minimum administrative experience required in an educational institution or community-based program preferred
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Excellent English communication and writing skills Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Detail-oriented, self-motivated, with outstanding organizational skills
Ability to understand and follow college policies and procedures
Working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & other web-based applications
Knowledgeable with electronic marketing, web maintenance, and social media

Hours:        35 hours per week with benefits (Applicants must be able to work from Monday – Thursday evenings until 8 pm and Saturday mornings when courses are offered)

Deadline:   Nov. 7, 2012 or until filled.  At least two letters of professional references required.

E-mail or fax a current resume along with a cover letter to:

Kat Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director

Program for Deaf Adults/C 203

LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 609-2069 Fax

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and American with Disabilities Act Employer .

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for a one to one classroom aide to work with a middle school student who is very oral. He does use some sign language. The student is in a Deaf environment, so the aide must have good total communication skills. Please contact the EDCO Program for the Deaf, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460. Telephone (617) 244-3407. Or send e-mail to

Local Non-profit Company has immediate openings for part time and full time positions available in Allegheny county working directly with adults who have intellectual disabilities. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver.s license. Certification in American Sign Language Preferred but not required. Interested applicants may apply in person at Fayette Resources, Inc. 101 North First Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Excellent benefits package available and competitive wages. EOE

If you should have any questions please let me know.
And also If you have anyone interested they can also email me or fax their resume to 412-382-7194.


Melissa Chamberlin
Deputy Director


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