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DeafDigest Blue – November 21, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – November 21, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudetrisk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/relaybeforeada/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/schoolsuperintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerousactivity/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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CSD Brings Discounted Broadband and Equipment to Nation’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Do you want high-speed Internet access but can’t afford it? Are you
interested in high-speed Internet access at discounted rate? And, are
you interested in a discounted video-capable netbook as well?

CSD and Project Endeavor are bringing high speed Internet/broadband
services to the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing community! If you
are income eligible and qualify for the program, you can receive
high-speed Internet, a netbook, training on how to use both, and even
more!

To find out more about Project Endeavor, call VOICE: 877-NET-ME77,
e-mail mailto:info@projectendeavor.com, VP at (605) 496-0738 or go to
http://www.projectendeavor.com

(Made possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.)

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(updated AT&T posting)

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg – we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and
follow instructions on the screen.

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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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– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

To be deaf in Ukraine, a nightmare
http://deafdigest.com/zagrebina/

a deaf golf champion at her real job
http://deafdigest.com/stuart/

– Very Hot News

Greg Hlibok at it again!

Back-track to Year 1988 – Greg and three other student leaders came
forward to successfully spearhead the Gallaudet Deaf President Now
rebellion that ousted an unpopular choice for the Presidency and
to replace her with a new deaf president.

Fast-forward to today – Greg was named Chief of the FCC’s Disability
Rights Office.

Why is this a huge deal, a big time deal?

Because during the prehistoric years of 1979 thru 1983, DeafDigest
editor served as Executive Director of TDI. During these years
there was NO ONE at FCC that showed interest or even sensitivity
to the needs of the deaf. Yes, FCC approved Line 21, that was all
so necessary to get captions on TV – but that was about it.

And so, Greg continues as the pioneer and as symbol of where
we, the deaf, want and stand.

Congrats, Greg!

– Sunday November 14th

The government of Jamaica, last year, announced that the deaf
would be permitted to drive cars. Since then, the government has
been dragging its feet, much to the anger of the Jamaican
Deaf Community.

The government excuse is that a special signaling device
must be installed on all deaf-driven cars.

The problems are that no other nations require such special
devices on all deaf-driven cars

and that

such special devices are no longer in production

Stay tuned!

– Monday November 15th

the state of Minnesota has proposed new rules on the
training of special education teachers for the deaf
and the hard of hearing, but created a new category
called – Oral/Aural Education.

Educators in the state are not quite sure on what to
make of this new category.

– Tuesday November 16th

Is an inclusion policy a good one or a bad one?

Lorraine Michael, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador’s New Democratic Party (Canada) is saying
that a school system may not be able to accommodate
the needs of all students at one setting. This is
an implication that the province school for the
deaf should not be shut down.

– Wednesday November 17th

A deaf man in a Terp magazine!

A terp magazine published by the RID? No.

It is a magazine published by the University of
Maryland. The university mascot is the Terrapin,
hence the abbreviation – Terp.

Anyway, Dr Steven Rattner, a deaf dentist, with a
huge clientele in the Washington, DC area, was profiled in the magazine. He graduated from University of Maryland in 1977.

It is a rarity that a deaf person would be profiled
in a hearing college magazine.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

How should the ADA be expanded? This is what the
federal government officials are looking into.

Should it require emergency call centers to have text
paging equipment? Should it require all movie theaters
to install captions on small screens at patrons’ seats?

Information is at:
http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010.htm

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A TOUGH JOB: DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
It is not an easy job to be the superintendent of a
school for the deaf.
Superintendents do not work on education of the
deaf. They worry about unions, about money, about
public relations, plans for new buildings on the
campus.
Some days they are stuck with 4 or 5 meetings all
day with no time for lunch or to chat with teachers
and principals.
It is a tough job – just like being the president of USA!

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

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

A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY?
Which is more dangerous? Football or car racing?
A mainstreamed school would not allow a 16-year old
deaf kid to play football because the principal
felt it was too dangerous for him.
But he was allowed to race cars, and he has been
doing very well in car racing.
Why? Some school principals have different
opinions.

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

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

CI HELPING THE DEAF HEAR BETTER THAN HEARING PERSON?
Does a CI help the deaf to hear better than a hearing person?
This seems to be a strange question. But a newspaper
story was written like this:

He was born deaf, but a cochlear implant helps the 13-year-old
hear sometimes more acutely than a person with normal hearing.

Puzzled, DeafDigest editor discussed this with an
educator that works with the deaf.
The educator said:

Wow. I don’t know about the “hears more acutely” part of it, but I know that some early implanted children have good potential with implants.  Others don’t, but you don’t
know until you try. His learning style is probably an
auditory learning style, but clearly he is also a visual learner.  I would lay you odds he is also gifted and talented

Possibly a smart deaf kid hears better with a CI than
an average deaf kid? Just dunno!

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KATE MIDDLETON’S DEAFNESS CONNECTION
As we all know, Kate Middleton is going to marry
Prince William of Wales.
Would she, by any chance, have a connection
with the deaf?
There was a story going on that Harriett Martineau,
who became deaf as a teenager, is a ancestral direct link to Kate. Harriet, who grew up in Norwich, an English city,
in the 19th century, was a controversial woman with strong views on many topics – slavery, women’s rights, equality
of races, atheism, etc
She was a journalist that critics loved to hate and
tried so hard to suppress her.

THE CI AND THE AIRPORT SCANNER
We’ve pretty much read all about these horror airport
scanner stories in the newspapers and on web news sites.
One question remains with us:

Will the scanner mess up the CI?

The response from an audiologist:

No. May hear funny noises in the CI but that is about it.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Said an angry interpreter:

You are an interpreter working in a challenging setting, one that requires a great deal of technical knowledge and linguistic expertise.  However, your deaf consumer does not know what a great job you are doing because he/she is either texting or sleeping through the whole thing!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday that causes many 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.

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

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

HAP/PEU/THA*PBGS/TKPWEUFG

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

ANOTHER DEAF EXPO
Deaf Expos come and go, but yet, there’s always another one
coming up soon.
The next one is The 2nd International Deaf Expo at
New Delhi, December 13th-17th.
Expo theme is:

Empowering Technologies in Education of the Deaf/ Hard
of Hearing

This expo group is separate and apart from other deaf expos
that have been staged in USA in recent years.

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updated every Monday

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DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. Why cannot we, the deaf, unify 100 percent behind a
deaf or a Coda candidate for public office?

A. same reason why the hearing do not unify 100 percent
behind a hearing candidate. There are political party
concerns, there are issue concerns, there are different
opinions – all of which makes American elections interesting and colorful.

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

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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays
In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
in an anti-sign world dominated by oralists and professional
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— WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! —  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner with Miss Deaf International!  All girls will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added soon for all countries’ key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up and support MDI and our cruise’s event.

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information – even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

coming up next month is a Department of Justice hearing
on Accessible Web Information, meaning our captioning
needs on web site as well as on Captioning of Movies
in movie houses

DeafDigest wonders if this hearing has clout or is just a talk-fest?

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The Deaf and the Law:

A lawsuit filed in Australia some years back was scary.

A deaf, blind, physically and mentally disabled woman filed a lawsuit for “wrongful life.”

If the woman won, it could have ushered in a flood gate of
copycat lawsuits everywhere in the world, blaming nature
for being born deaf!

A frivolous law suit? Yes.

Nothing, however, came out of that lawsuit filing.
The judge probably threw it out.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

This week’s DEAFDIGEST is dedicated to the four members
of the national Austrian deaf ski team that perished in the
tunnel fire at a ski resort.
It is the deaf sports world’s worst tragedy since
1961 when four members of the Motor City (Detroit) Association
of the Deaf basketball team were killed in an automobile
accident.
One of the Austrian deaf victims was Josef Schaupper,
the world’s best deaf skier.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Rubella, a cyclical disease that was the leading cause
of deafness, gone for good?
Well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
is saying that it no longer is a public health threat.
In the past when rubella hit us, many schools for
the deaf had to quickly expand to accommodate a huge
surge in student population before contracting as
the disease wound down.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When Youtube made this announcement that
all of their videos be captioned, the
deaf people were thrilled.

That was few months ago.

To date, just few videos are captioned.

A deaf leader contacted one of the Youtube
people as a follow up. These Youtube people
would not respond to him.

Is Youtube basically telling us it is our
responsibility to caption, not their responsibility?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A subscriber said –

My oral deaf friend and I frequent this nail place every month. The employees are all Asian. At first my friend and I could not lip read them when they talked to each other and we soon realized that they speak in their native language at times but we can lipread them when they speak in English.

They are really funny and nice and easy to lipread when they speak English

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

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DeafBook of the Week

History of the College for the Deaf
1857-1907 by Edward Miner Gallaudet

book was published in 1983

edited by Lance J Fischer and David L. de Lorenzo

and published by Gallaudet Press

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

Happy reading !

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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seeking individuals
Residential Care
Tucson Residence Foundation
Tucson, Arizona

T.R.F. is seeking individuals for Full-time & Part-time positions providing direct care to individuals with developmental & hearing disabilities. American Sign Language knowledge preferred but not required. Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma/ GED. Evening & weekend hours avail. EOE.

Starting wage – $8.50 – $8.76/hr

Paid training for new employees

Benefits at 90 days

Apply at: Tucson Residence Foundation 115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ

Mon. – Fri.  8:30a – 4:30p e-mail: mailto:c_winkler@qwestoffice.net

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us
One Position in Northern CA

Position title: California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

– Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

– Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs that support the Outreach Plan.

– Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

– Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services for businesses, agencies and organizations.

– Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation skills, visual aids and written proposals.

– Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach activities throughout California.

– Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings, scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:

– Prior work experience with the user communities that can benefit from relay services
– Deaf – Senior – Hard of Hearing

– Excellent presentation skills

– Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

– Knowledge/ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

– Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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position openings
School for the Deaf (Pittsburgh)
Location(s): Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pennsylvania

– Title: Teacher/Special Education
Location(s): Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Status: Full-Time

Description:
The Teacher/Special Education Teacher (SET) is responsible for developing,
implementing, and monitoring effective individualized academic programs
for each assigned student. The Teacher/SET also assists the mental health
specialist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the
individualized mental health treatment plan for each assigned student.
The Teacher/SET is a member of a classroom team.

Responsible for academic programming for up to 18 students. Assists in
development of mental health programming for up to 18 students.

Requirements:
1. Education/Credentials/Licensure. Bachelor’s degree in Special Education
and/or Education and Specific State Teacher Certification.
2. Experience. Fluency in Sign Language (PRSD)
3. Clearances. Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4. Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

– Teacher/Counselor: Deaf Services (Pittsburgh)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Full-Time
Posted: 9/15/2010

Based in the residential component of our Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf, we have various shifts for residential and non residential staff. The T/C is responsible for providing primary care for the youth in the program. The T/C is involved in all phases of the development of the child and acts as a mentor, teacher, and role model. The T/C also provides therapeutic counseling and direction on a one-on-one and group basis and provides appropriate socialization and therapeutic activities toward the development and social and interpersonal
functioning of the child. Applicant must be a strong advocate of children and teenagers in the community, school, and placement to ensure success.

Requirements: BA/BS degree is required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proper clearances. MUST have Sign Language proficiency (ASL).

For either position, click on:
http://www.pressleyridge.org/index.php?pID=121

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Placement Coordinator – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor:
Location: Brattleboro, VT

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

Qualifications: High School Graduate

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language. Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid
and Restraint Training. Willingness to learn behavior management techniques. Understands the uniqueness and
development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students

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

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

– Weekend Residential Advisor:
Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: 35-38 hrs

Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications: High School Graduate

Effective communication skills to include American
Sign Language. Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid
and Restraint Training. Willingness to learn behavior
management techniques. Understands the uniqueness and
development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal
relationships among the students

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

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

– Teacher for an oral/Deaf child

Location: Enosburg, VT public high school

Time Base : Full time

Please send letter of interest & resume to:

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

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

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

Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), Fall 2011. PhD in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related field required. 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 required, publications, service. Letter of interest, CV, referee list or 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations.

All electronic applications to: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1543

Email Dr. Debra D. Andrist, chair, at mailto:andrist@shsu.edu with questions

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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job openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

DSC 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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM – SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

– STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Compliance
with PA Act 57 is required.

– PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR:  (Full time) We are seeking a
team player with a proven background working with quality improvement
and system integration activities which includes: developing,
implementing and monitoring PI initiatives & quality control
activities of program regulations such as CARF standards to ensure
high standards are being met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input
various data into database systems as well as analysis to provide
data reports. Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human
services with 5 years of experience in human services field,
preference someone with a strong clinical background, must have
excellent time management, writing and organizational skills. Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

– BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: (Full time/ Part time) We are seeking a clinical
professional with experience in utilizing the principles of applied
behavior analysis; assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the
application of interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong
interpersonal skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist
will be working with the treatment team to provide supports to
clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must
have the ability to provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff
in providing therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in
treatment planning process and documentation. Qualifications:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst;
Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master’s Level
Mental Health Clinician with documented training in the field of
Behavioral Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign
Language preferred, but will consider candidates with an open
mindedness to learning about this population.

– NURSE: (Full time) This position is to provide medical support for
staff and clients in need, training and coordinate medical care.
Qualifications: BSN/RN current licensed; family and psychiatric
medicine experience preferred; 2 years’ experience with Deaf and Hard
of Hearing consumers preferred; ASL skills a plus. Duties: Coordinate
health care and management of Deaf and Hard of Hearing residential
consumers; coordinate care with health care providers; provide
information and training on health and management to program staff
and residential consumers. Collaborate with Program Psychiatrist and
DSC team. Insure performance improvement activities regarding health
care are implemented.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community and in our residential programs.  Duties: Responsibilities
include assessing services needs of consumers, primarily children, to
insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent living
skills instructions, advocate for access to public & 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 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 or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents! We are interviewing now.  Please see below for open
positions:

– MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: This position is to provide clinical support
to adolescents and their family members. Qualifications: Masters in
Social Work or Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the
state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity;
knowledge of impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs
of persons who are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults
and children. Responsibilities include:  Assessment and intervention
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and groups,
utilizing a variety of communication modalities to accommodate the
need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries and other
reports as required.

– RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers’
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301

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