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DeafDigest Blue – November 20, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 20, 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/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

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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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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Vinette Fern Doree,
a Minnesota deaf woman, that departed us. Do mention
her name with national deaf leaders and the chances
we should shrug our shoulders as to say “we never heard
of her.” She was a local mover and shaker, in her quiet
way in the Twin Cities area – fighting for rights and
needs of the deaf – be it new laws, more interpreters
and more money, etc, etc. Said her daughter:

She was a pioneer in the deaf community long before it was popular, and she fought very hard for deaf rights

Thank you, Vinette Fern.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

At risk is the shutting down of the well known wildlife park,
the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park in United Kingdom.
Funds needed to keep the park operating and to feed the
animals is desperately short. The owners of the park are
John Denerley and wife Kathryn. They are deaf.

How to best integrate Gallaudet University with the
neighborhood has been a topic of considerable debate
with the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Program
panel. We care about Deaf Culture that Gallaudet fosters,
but the neighbors basically do not care about it. The
big question is – how to pull Gallaudet out of its isolation and be a major part of the neighborhood,
especially the thriving Farmers Market across the street.
The panel is suggesting deaf-owned rental properties and
deaf owned stores and shops. But there is no silver
bullet answer.

– Very Hot News

The School Sports Australia lost and Deaf Sport Australia
won. It was a lawsuit to allow a visual starter to be used
in a track meet so that a deaf runner would know the race
has started. Without it, the hearing runners would already
have taken off by the time the deaf runner realized the
race has started! The Australian Human Rights Commission
ruled in favor of the deaf runner.

– Sunday November 13th

After spending 18 years as director of Texas Office for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, David Myers has announced
his retirement. His last day of work is December 31st. David
is the last of the Old Guard, those who started in the vocational
rehabilitation field during the sixties as one of the first
deaf counselors in USA. Over the years he has moved on to
a number of administrative positions in various agencies
serving the deaf.

– Monday November 14th

Did the FCC emergency broadcast warning test of last
week perform well? According to a deaf resident of
Houston, TX, there was an ASL interpreter on the
TV screen. That interpreter, however, was pictured
“half on the screen, half off the screen”!

– Tuesday November 15th

The deaf people of Cebu, a province in the Philippines,
have been urging each store to designate one hearing
employee to learn sign language in order to communicate
with deaf customers.

– Wednesday November 16th

CI manufacturer Advanced Bionics has been slapped with
lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky and
Oklahoma, on basis of product malfunctioning. It was
alleged that patients had to go through another surgery
to have the implants exchanged.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Jobs are so hard to find that a job at a casino is one
to be cherished. Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino has been praised for hiring seven deaf individuals. Said an appreciative employment placement specialist for the deaf:

They’re not hesitant to hire our candidates

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

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TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FAMOUS DEAF
Who is Dummy Hoy? A famous baseball player.
Who is Beethoven? A famous musical composer.
Who is Thomas Edison? A famous inventor.
We have many other famous deaf people.
Is this an old story to us?
No, because many hearing people and also
many deaf people never heard of these famous
deaf people !
This is a shame.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/

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

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Announcement

Deaf History International Conference

July 24th to 29th, 2012

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more information at:
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TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

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

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A FULL STORY ON THE DEAF BRAIN
The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition showed a picture of
the “Deaf Brain”.
The full story is at:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/news/unlocking-mysteries-deaf-brain

A MISLEADING NEWSPAPER STORY
There was a story of a woman, who “became” deaf overnight
upon birth of her third child.
But upon reading the story further, it said that with each
birth (two of them) she lost more and more of her hearing. And that the third delivery made her “completely” deaf.
It was not as if she quickly became deaf after being
hearing all her life.
At any rate, she can hear again – thanks to a CI.

A PLAYGROUND FOR PRE-SCHOOL DEAF CHILDREN
There was a story in the papers about deaf pre-school
kids in Monterey, California getting a new playground.
This makes DeafDigest editor wonder. Is there such
a thing as a Deaf Playground – as opposed to a regular
playground for all kids?
A Deaf Playground means total visibility; nothing
would block deaf kids from seeing everything. If
there is a Deaf House, then there should be a
Deaf Playground?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing client:

I feel sorry for your client because of his deafness. His future is bleak

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

THERE IS A GALLAUDET DORM
There is a number of dormitories on the
Gallaudet campus.
But one dorm is interesting. The name of that
dorm is:

Gallaudet Residence Hall

No, it is not on the Gallaudet campus. It is on
the campus of Central Connecticut State University!
How and why is there a Gallaudet dorm on that campus?
DeafDigest does not know. Probably because of its
proximity to the American School for the Deaf,
West Hartford, CT, which has a strong Gallaudet
heritage.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people see me providing CART services, I am frequently asked how
someone becomes a CART provider or realtime captioner and how long it
takes.

CART providers and realtime captioners use the same basic skills as
court reporters, so you would attend a school that teaches court
reporting.  The National Court Reporters Association has a list of
NCRA certified schools and participating programs.  You can get that
information on their website at www.ncraonline.org

As far as how long it will take you to get through court reporting
school, that is a more difficult question to answer.  Every person is
different.   First you will learn the shorthand theory, and then you
will spend time building your speed.  It is essentially up to you how
long it will take.  It may take between two to five years, depending
on what school you attend.

The programs in the schools are set up so that you must pass one
speed to progress to the next higher speed.  For example, you must
pass tests at 100 words a minute in order to progress to the next
class at 120 words per minute.  If that takes you six weeks or six
months, it is totally up to you.  Most schools require that you pass
tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

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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:

A high school football star was recruited to play for a
hearing college, and was praised for ignoring Gallaudet’s
recruiting efforts. And after he finished his football
eligibility at the hearing college, no one was willing
to help him find a job or to get funding for his
hearing aid. He contacted DeafDigest editor, very bitter
about the way he was being “used” at the hearing college
for his football skills.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A new book is being marketed –  Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II, as
written by Philip Eade. The book said that Philip’s mother
was Princess Alice of Battenberg, a deaf woman, who did not
sign and relied on lipreading. She married Prince Andrew, but
during the marriage ceremony, the Orthodox priest asked
her if she agreed to the marriage. Not understanding what
he was asking, she said no! The marriage took place, anyway.
Princess Alice, as the mother, and Philip, as the son, were
not close. They hardly knew each other. This explains why
Philip had a reputation for being insensitive to the needs
of the deaf and of the disabled, often mouthing off bad jokes
about them.

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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)

Third Complaint (non-ADA) with the District of Maryland against the
Maryland Government (specifically Child Support Enforcement). The Court granted my motion for appointment of counsel AND a motion for extension of time (for allowing time to see if the Maryland General Assembly would pass my SB 928).  The case was
honorably dismissed after the Governor signed SB 928 into law.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-child-support-enforcement-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do parents of the deaf in the Ontario province of Canada care?
Schools for the deaf in Brantford, Belleville, Milton and London
are threatened with closing. The government staged meetings
throughout the province to hear out parents. Yet at one meeting
just one parent showed up!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A true story, though hard to believe. A
certain movie theater in Texas ran into
sound problems. A deaf man ran to the rescue
and restored the theater sound system!
A joke? No. The sound problem took place at
the Palace Theatre in Sequin, Texas. The only
person who knew how to fix the problem was
out of town. The only other person who knew how
to fix it was a deaf man. Not a hard of hearing
person with a hearing aid but a bonafide deaf
person. As deaf in deaf.
The deaf person was David Pierce who
rushed to the theatre. It took him two hours of
tinkering but got the sound system restored.
Said Pierce “Funny how hearies are depending
on a Deafie to fix the sound system.”
When DeafDigest expressed surprise that a deaf
person could fix sound, David said “One does not
have to hear to work with sound equipment.”
David Pierce? Palace Theatre? Sequin, Texas?
Sounds familiar?
Yes – David Pierce, a man of multiple skills,
is the one that owns Davideo Productions, draws
up weekly Old Fogeys for DeafDigest and promotes
these Deaf Film Festivals at the Palace Theatre
in Sequin, Texas.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The judge turned down Netflix’s motion to dismiss the
case filed against them by a group of plaintiffs in a
Massachusetts courtroom. A win for us? Not really,
unless the FCC changes its regulations to require
internet web sites to provide captions. If the FCC
does not change the regulations, then Netflix may
likely win the lawsuit!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the house of the in-laws, I thought the daughter-in-law
asked me:

Do you want June?

Puzzled, I asked her again.

She actually asked me:

Do you want juice?

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:         Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

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

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com/

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