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DeafDigest Blue – November 25, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – November 25, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-for-nothing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/is-that-person-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
if you have another computer, click on bottom video)

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Cyber Monday Special Surprise

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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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 Jerry Lee Bass,
who departed us. A resident of Las Vegas, he operated
with his wife Caroline Preston Bass, an interpreting
service agency. Not only that, he fought for the upgrading
of standards for interpreters to live up to.

This just in –

Have we ever had, in the past, a deaf person who was a Rhodes
Scholar? DeafDigest does not think so – but this may change
as Rachel Kolb, a deaf graduate student in English at Stanford
University, was recently accepted for the world prestigious
Rhodes Scholars program. She is interested in issues pertaining
to access, equality and difference and communications, and she
will go for her double masters in contemporary literature and
in comparative social policy. Congrats, Rachel !

Top stories about the deaf:

It was announced last week that Bert Carter was leaving his
position as director of Vermont Center for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing/Austine School for the Deaf. It was learned
that he was appointed as the president of Willie Ross School
for the Deaf in Longmeadow, MA. His first day on the job is
July 1, 2013.

A new school for the deaf in Michigan? St. Martin Lutheran International School for the Deaf will open doors in the
2013-2014 school year. It is located in Hartland, about
60 miles from Detroit. Will this school survive? DeafDigest
has seen several new deaf chartered schools struggle and then
close doors shortly afterwards.

We, in USA, have C-SPAN and it is captioned. British deaf that
want to follow political discussions in the Parliament is simply out of luck. Kate Green, the MP, is not too happy
about it and wants the Parliamentary Finances and Services Committee to fund captions on its parliamentary TV program.
She was told that the BBC is not under any statutory obligation.
She is not giving up and still fighting to have captions
on the parliamentary TV programs.

Do British hospitals provide interpreters. Yes, said the
hospital spokesperson; no, said the frustrated deaf couple.
The deaf couple – Paul and Samantha Voisin, said 5 times
they wanted an interpreter and couldn’t get one. The hospital
said they provided interpreters 60 times (for their son that
has serious medical issues). The catch – must make an appointment
for an interpreter; those showing up in the emergency room
may face problems getting an interpreter. So, it is a matter
of they said, the hospital said!

The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel has
complained that the deaf people wear beepers that do not work
when emergency alerts have been transmitted. The Israeli Home
Front Command is looking into this matter.

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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
nationwide.

The application is located on the ASL-DES web site:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/aslpitraining.xml

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:
mailto:aslpi@gallaudet.edu

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THE ANGRY DEAF MAN
It is unfortunate that some deaf people always
look very angry, even if they are not angry at all.
These deaf people have expressions on their faces
that always look angry – scaring away many other
deaf people.
It is not funny. It is often sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

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

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
if you have another computer, click on bottom video)

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DEAF WITH PERFECT SPEECH
There are few deaf people that have perfect speech.
Their speech is so perfect that hearing people refuse
to believe that they are deaf!
Some are late deafened; some learn perfect speech
while growing up.
Some of them avoid hearing people because it is
always a struggle when hearing people don’t believe
they are deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

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

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
if you have another computer, click on bottom video)

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list of race horses with deaf names:

http://deafdigest.com/race-horses-with-deaf-names/

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A TECH SUPPORT COMPANY IN CHATTANOOGA
CompuPeace is a tech support company in Chattanooga,
Tennessee – catering to the computer needs of homes and
businesses.
The owner – Todd Lindstrom – is deaf, and a NTID graduate.
He was written up in a Chattanooga newspaper.

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A DEAF CHARACTER IN A MOVIE
A new Filipino movie is Busong; it is about two hearing half-sisters
fighting each other because they fell in love with a deaf man!
It is not known if the deaf character is played by a hearing actor
or by a deaf actor.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

why are you volunteering this interpreting assignment?

(interpreters do not volunteer; they perform as assigned)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people have asked if captioners are ever asked to cover
assignments at the last minute, with little or no time to prepare.

The answer to that is, yes, it happens because of illness, equipment
failure, emergency news coverage, and many other reasons.  Hopefully,
the captioner will have some familiarity with the assignment because
he or she captioned a similar or related assignment before.

When 9/11 happened, captioners were captioning across the country “by
the seat of their pants.”  Many had never encountered “al-Qaeda” or
many other related terms in their work before.  Also, many brand-new,
in-training captioners were thrown on the air at that time because of
the round-the-clock news coverage.  The experienced captioners just
couldn’t keep going 24 hours a day.

Recently, we have seen expanded news coverage and special programs
related to Superstorm Sandy and other natural disasters, and
captioners have had to step in to cover those assignments.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

dealing with hearing people that just cannot believe
that a deaf person could drive a car!

(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 postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

Many people think ADA applies only to privately-owned
businesses. This is not correct. ADA applies to local
organizations, either private or public, whether it is
government funded or privately funded.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Wyndholme Village is having its fourth auction on December 3rd.
This planned community for deaf senior citizens in the
Washington/Baltimore area has faced past problems in obtaining
funding.
Jim Lancelotta, the Wyndholme Village operator, expresses
optimism with the upcoming auction, saying a group is working hard
to get the needed funds before December 3rd.

(editor’s note: the hoped-for deaf retirement community in the
greater Washington, DC area continues as a dream)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Terry Portis resigned as the executive
director of Hearing Loss Association of
America. He will stay on until HLAA hires his
replacement.
DeafDigest hopes the new executive director
will align HLAA with other national organizations
serving the deaf and the hard of hearing.
A national coalition is only as strong as its
weakest link. And the weakness of the coalition
was that HLAA was not part of it.
Not being part of the coalition was not what
Rocky Stone had in mind when he founded the
SHHH (now HLAA). He wanted all organizations
to work together, despite differing goals
and differing philosophies.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why do employers refuse to hire the deaf?

One reason is cost of interpreters. If the job
has a high turnover, the employer do not want to pay
several hundred dollars for an interpreter only
to see the deaf person quit a few weeks later!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A fellow employee said something that I thought was:
big kiss in the kitchen

big kiss?

He actually said:
biscuits in the kitchen

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Three 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:

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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seeking applicants
MOST Program Counselor
JFGH
Rockville, Maryland

JOB IS LOCATED IN ROCKVILLE, MD

JFGH is currently looking to hire a MOST Program Counselor fluent in ASL. Please see the job description below for details.  The hours are 9a – 3p Monday – Friday.  The pay rate would be between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour depending on education and experience.  If you know of any good candidates that might be interested, please share my contact information with them, or ask them fill out a job application on our website

http://www.jfgh.org/GetInvolved/Employment.aspx

Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.

Job description:
The MOST Program Counselor is responsible for transition programming for MOST program participants. The MOST Program Counselor will initiate and promote individuals’ participation in activities necessary to support their Individualized Transition Plans (ITP), on which each participants goals toward Self-Sufficiency, Community, and Vocation are identified.

This includes but is not limited to:
– Teaching and facilitating participants’ independence in self-help, activities of daily living, and safety skills
– Identifying and introducing participants to social, recreational, and transportation resources in the community, and promoting development of social skills
– Assisting in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences, conducting work readiness training, assisting with completion of applications and job interviews, and providing job development and job coaching. Candidates with background in special education, vocational rehabilitation, or job coaching are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
–    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience. –    Fluent in ASL
–    Experience with behavior management and task analysis. –    Experience with job coaching and job development. –    Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills. –    Experience working with individuals with disabilities. –    Valid MD, VA, or DC driver’s license. –    Must pass all background checks. –    Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test. –    Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide assistance to participants. –    Must be familiar with computers.

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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: mailto:paulq@asu.edu

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 http://shs.asu.edu/asl 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.

https://www.asu.edu./titleIX/

A background check is required for employment.

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

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(revised posting)

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

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II Class Code 3082
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

BENEFITS:
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
counseling.

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: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm

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: mailto:Andrew.Birch@maine.gov

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

www.http://advocatesinc.org

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
department.

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 mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

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(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.

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
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.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS – FOR ADULTS:  (Full time position)
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: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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Hancock Madison Shelby educational services is seeking an interpreter for a new student.  Please contact Carla Nugent, HMSES, 1834 Fields Boulevard, Greenfield, In 46140, 317-462-9219 for more information.

There is a part-time interpreter position opening up at the Boston Arts Academy. The start date will be mid-January.

This is a .4 FTE position, 16 hours per week. We are currently looking to fill Monday – Thursday, 1:45 – 5:45pm.

If you are interested please email Sarah Chase at schase@bostonartsacademy.org with your letter of interest and resume.

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Early Intervention ASL/English Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 71-12

Northern Utah Area Schedule AH                 (including Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Counties )                                        DPR 50199/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP DHoH); provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, birth to 3 years of age, with emphasis in ASL/English skill development; prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided; provides effective home visits as well as ASL/English Language training with the family in a controlled language environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of deafness/hearing impairment and ASL/English language development; assists parents in embedding visual language activities within the child.s everyday routines; keeps appointments with families; provides and maintains equipment/materials; serves as Early Intervention (E.I.) team member; follows up on referrals; takes a collaborative role at E.I. staffing meetings, IFSP and initial IEP meetings and student transitions and aids in IFSP success through appropriate assessments, including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal development and follow-through of the IFSP; attends training sessions and workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training colleagues in ASL/English skill development programming; coordinates with PIP DHoH supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Early Intervention ASL/English Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 71-12

Northern Utah Area Schedule AH                 (including Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Counties )                                        DPR 50199/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP DHoH); provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, birth to 3 years of age, with emphasis in ASL/English skill development; prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided; provides effective home visits as well as ASL/English Language training with the family in a controlled language environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of deafness/hearing impairment and ASL/English language development; assists parents in embedding visual language activities within the child.s everyday routines; keeps appointments with families; provides and maintains equipment/materials; serves as Early Intervention (E.I.) team member; follows up on referrals; takes a collaborative role at E.I. staffing meetings, IFSP and initial IEP meetings and student transitions and aids in IFSP success through appropriate assessments, including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal development and follow-through of the IFSP; attends training sessions and workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training colleagues in ASL/English skill development programming; coordinates with PIP DHoH supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

Ad_DEAFINC_work Position Opening

Announcement:

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
others.

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
oversight

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
etc.

6. Provide status reports as requested.

7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Abilities:

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
arrangement)

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
Email: shirley@deafinc.org

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 http://www.aisd.net and apply. Also email resumes to:

Shari Price – Assistant Principal <sprice@aisd.net>
and Melodie Hrabak – Curriculum Coordinator <mhrabak@aisd.net>

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Shari Price
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: sprice@aisd.net
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
www.advocatesinc.org

Utah
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

mwrigh90@BruinMail.slcc.edu

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 hr.recruitment@csn.edu 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 http://jobs.csn.edu

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.

Arkansas
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
interested.

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)
http://www.ct.gov/dors
http://www.ctinterpreter.com

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 aporterfield1@austin.rr.com

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 Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov<mailto:Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov>.

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 jamstutz@magnoliaschools.net.  Applications can be found at http://www.magnoliaschools.net  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 d.stains@att.net

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