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DeafDigest Blue – October 27, 2013

DeafDigest Blue - October 27, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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


Top stories about the deaf:

Robert Hill was placed on administrative leave from his
position as superintendent of the Arizona State Schools 
for the Deaf and the Blind by the governing board.
Next step is to sort things out with the attorneys
regarding allegations filed by four school employees.
The board finally made the decision after going through
several meetings and basically deciding nothing!

The deaf community of Wales are angry at the
Action On Hearing Loss, a private agency that
advocates rights and needs of the deaf. They
are saying this agency has been quiet with
respect to the Welsh legislative body not
wanting to caption their proceedings.

The Human Rights Watch, an international organization, 
issued an announcement that deaf children have
a right to a quality education. 

San Diego State University once had Deaf Studies
program. It was dropped because of low interest.
Efforts are being made by a small group to reestablish
this program.


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   This is a true story. A young and immature Gallaudet
male student was very rude to an older, married female
   He gave her very hard time every day, laughing and
mocking at her and showing her no respect. She was angry,
but kept her mouth shut.
   One day, this young student told her that he was
applying for a job as a dorm counselor at a school
for the deaf.
   The female student told this young student:

my husband is the dean of students at the school for
the deaf and I will tell him how rude you have been to me!

   The immature student's face was red and he did not get
the job!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video


Deaf Women Conference of New England

Nov 7-9, 2014

Portsmouth, NH

more information at:


   DeafDigest editor received an advice from a travel agent.
It said it is important to tell everyone that you are deaf -
ticket counter clerk, gate agent, flight hostess, etc. And
also to ask for escort to get into the airplane and also
to get out of the airplane.
   Are we, the deaf, helpless when we travel? No. We, the
deaf, travel much better than hearing people - because
we depend on our eyes and on our common sense!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video


Plants named after deaf people


   It is not about institutional food that is causing
problems with students at Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf.
   It is the food restrictions enforced by the USDA
that is causing students to be upset. Not only the
portions are smaller, as required, but the food
was described "not appetizing."
   MSAD Superintendent Brad Harper said:

The thing that has parents and athletes upset is that seconds 
are no longer available

   The school is trying to find a way to make students
happy without breaking the federal guidelines!

   The Advanced Hearing Aid Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
has been accused of fraud, fooling the public into
thinking audiologists, with credentials, work there.
   The owners were arrested and due to show up in court,
but they didn't show up. 
   Warrants are out there for their arrests.


being told that their signing hands are blessed!

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, 


In addition to the letter keys on a steno machine keyboard, there is
a key in the middle that is an asterisk key.  Since you can't
backspace on a steno machine keyboard like you can on a typewriter
or computer keyboard, the asterisk key is how most captioners and
court reporters indicate that they made a mistake.  If a captioner
realizes that he or she stroked an incorrect stroke, the captioner
will hit the asterisk key and then restroke the correct steno. 
If you were to type on a computer keyboard the word "stat" when you
actually meant to type the word "star," you would backspace on your
keyboard and retype the "r" correctly.  If a court reporter or
captioner were to make a similar mistake and stroke "STAT" instead of
"STAR," that reporter cannot back up on the keyboard.  
He or she would stroke an asterisk and then restroke the whole word
"STAR" correctly.  The reporter's steno strokes would then look like
this:  STAT/*/STAR.  The computer would then remove the "STAT" stroke
and replace it with "STAR."


being begged by a hearing child to watch a movie
(that is non-captioned)

(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)



We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of 
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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and 
hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at 
or VP at 202-400-2655


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The ante has been upped in the captioning lawsuit filed
against the University of Maryland's Comcast Center,
saying the athletic department does not caption their
media announcements!


Did you know that - 

Betty Broecker, who passed away not too long time ago,
was a deaf leader among deaf leaders. In a long career,
she served as director of the Center for the Deaf at 
Community College of Philadelphia, director of the
New Jersey Division of the Deaf, editor-in-chief of
the Silent News (no longer in business), director
of the Independent Living Program in New Jersey.
She was an advocate, a writer and a charismatic
spokesperson on the rights and needs of the deaf.


News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Maurice 
Potter, Faribault, Minnesota, who departed us. 
He not only recognized as the greatest deaf baseball
umpire in history but also as the greatest
umpire in state baseball history!
   Maurice umpired baseball games (high school,
college and semi pro) for 44 years, and was
always assigned to umpire important games.
   Not just he was great in umpiring but he
could have played minor league baseball. He felt
that a stable home life and stable employment were
more important than being a vagabond ball player.


News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Do we have fearless deaf individuals climbing
up and down the bridge posts, some 875 feet high?
This is called rappelling.
   Erica Vance is deaf and a student at
Tennessee Temple University. She was part of a
hearing rappel team that climbed onto and off
the bridge posts last week on Bridge Day.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Historians, both deaf and hearing, know that Harvey Lillard,
a deaf man way back in 1895, sort of opened up the field
of chiropractic. Complaining of a bad back, he went to see 
D.D. Palmer, a hearing man, who was a "healer." This
field was born when Lillard's back was fixed and was painfree.

Would that field have been born if not for the deaf man's
bad back and seeing the right person at the right time?


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf employee thought the supervisor said:
please do the Travers' audit


No such an employee by the name of Travers

The supervisor actually said:
please do the travel audit



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-         Public Relations Director - Los Angeles, CA

-         Placement Coordinator - West Covina, CA

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

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

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

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



Job Announcement 
Executive Director
Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) 
Vancouver, Washington

Job Description: 
The Executive Director is responsible for agency operations and ensuring 
the delivery of both direct and indirect services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf-Blind individuals in SWCDHH.s service area. These 
responsibilities include management of personnel and services: 
implementation of Board policies; communication with the public, Board and 
community; program development; fundraising; data collection and 
fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct client services to 
provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and information and 

Knowledge and Abilities Desired: 
.	Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues 
facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required.
.	Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are 
Hard of Hearing.
.	An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf, Deaf-Blind 
and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social services, in 
addition to familiarity with laws and regulations pertaining to Deaf, 
Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumers.
.	Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices, 
knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the social 
service delivery system.
.	Proven ability/skills with grant writing. 
Minimum Qualifications: 
.	A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling, Psychology, or 
a related field - a Master's degree is preferred.
.	Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind 
and Hard of Hearing with supervisory experience (1 year).
.	Fluency in American Sign Language
.	Good communication skills including presentations and report 

Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience. 

SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities and 
minorities are encouraged to apply. 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional 
references by regular mail or email.

Deadline:  November 15, 2013

ATTN:  Search Committee - Executive Committee
301 SE Hearthwood Blvd
Vancouver, WA  98684


For more information, contact Don Redford, Board Chairman at


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh! 

New positions now open.

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. 
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
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 in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

- Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all
programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;
responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,
coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and
handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist
wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years' administrative
assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree
preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and
excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language
strongly preferred. 

- Job Title:             
Residential Program Director

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.
This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing
staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual
budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs
are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,
dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;
confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,
safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates
in the completion of required documents, including but not limited
to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly
and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,
behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,
etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,
hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential
support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the human services field along
with two years' experience as a program director, or three years of
experience in a managerial level position in the human services field
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

- Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time or Part time position

This position provides interpreting services for: psychiatrist
appointments, family therapy, home visits with Deaf children and
adults, staff meetings and trainings.  Must be able to work with a
team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters, as needed. 

AA degree with a minimum of three years' interpreting experience OR
BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of
mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.
Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance
with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

- Job Title:
Residential Case Manager

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop
service plans; provide independent living skills instructions;
advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical
and vocational services.

BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years'
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver's license.

- Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Glenside, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging
client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and
aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence
and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening

HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver's license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

- Job Title: Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type: Full Time

Description: This position supervises support staff, directs various
aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees
payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps
create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the
benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all
programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees
invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA
guidelines. Provides interpreting services for: emergency situations,
mental health evaluations, and staff meetings

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human
Resources Management or related field, plus three years
office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years
of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language
required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and
excellent organizational/time management skills. Compliance with PA
Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

- Secondary Science Teacher

- System Administrator & Desktop Support

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter,
resume, application found on website -
as well as three professional references and/or three letters
of recommendation to All documents must be present
in application packet to be considered for the position.


Job Announcement
Mental Health Clinician
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Full-time, $41,500 to $43,000/year + benefits

Specific Responsibilities: Reports to the Licensed Program Manager. 
Provides assessment and treatment in Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, 
and Treatment (EPSDT) Medi-Cal outpatient clinic co-located at a Licensed 
Residential Level 12 six-bed group home serving deaf and hard of hearing 
youth. Provide specialty mental health clinic and community based services 
including individual/family/group therapy, crisis intervention, case 
management, and rehabilitation. Follow Utilization Management process and 
complete Behavioral Health Assessments, Safety and Crisis Prevention 
Plans, Client Plans, Progress Notes, and Discharge Summaries, and 
facilitate medication evaluation and monitoring for each youth placed. 
Maintain an accurate and timely electronic record of client services in 
the County Management Information System using the Anasazi data collection 
program in accordance with the San Diego County Mental Health Services 
Organizational Provider Manual. Maintain .5 FTE equivalent or 20 hours or 
1200 minutes of billable services per week. Maintain working knowledge of 
Community Care Licensing and Medi-Cal regulations, county placement and 
mental health contracts to ensure compliance.

Qualifications:  Must be fluent in American Sign Language and demonstrate 
specific competence in deaf culture.  Licensed or license-eligible in good 
standing in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or other 
mental health profession with at least one year experience working with 
children, youth, and families in a clinic or community setting and at 
least one year experience providing specialty mental health services 
including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, and 
evaluation. Must possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and 
dual diagnosis treatment. Experience working in trauma-informed and dual 
diagnosis programs preferred.  Knowledge of case plan development and 
collaboration with multiple agencies and familiarity with child welfare 
services, probation department, and children's mental health preferred. 
Positive attitude, appreciation of different perspectives, and sense of 
humor. Physical requirements include computer literacy, repetitive hand 
use, standing, walking, bending, lifting up to twenty pounds, sitting for 
prolonged periods, work in office/home/community environment, high energy 
for multiple tasks, limited exposure to physical risk, with reasonable 
accommodations to perform essential functions. Hire pending results of 
health screening, drug testing, tuberculosis test, ongoing criminal and 
child abuse checks, and reference check. Must have reliable vehicle, 
relevant auto insurance, clean driving record, and willing to drive 
vehicle for job related tasks.  Must be available after hours to meet 
staffing needs and for some 24/7 emergency and crisis situations. Able to 
perform the essential functions of the position with regular and 
predictable attendance.

Send resume to: 
Attn: BMHC
PO Box 80756
San Diego, CA 92138

or send to or fax to (619) 221-8611

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United 


Job Announcement:
Relief Residential Counselor
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Relief, On-Call, $13.75 per hour

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Program Manager and group home 
administrator for the maintenance of the deaf group home level 12 facility 
and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing environment for the 
youth in residence. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, 
and other in-house activities, as scheduled. Coordinate recreational and 
academic enrichment activities and independent living skills. Coordinate 
youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs. Provide crisis 
intervention services, as necessary. Transport service-partners to 
off-site appointments, court, etc. using own and agency vehicles.

Qualifications:   Associates degree and two years full-time work 
experience with adolescents in residential setting or Bachelor's degree 
and ability to work with youth preferred.  Must be a team player with 
patience and interest/passion in working with youth with emotional and 
behavioral issues.  Demonstrated understanding of the importance of 
structure and stability for youth.  Must be willing to develop or possess 
working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; 
experience working in trauma informed and dual diagnosis programs 
preferred.  Must be fluent in American Sign-language (ASL).  Must have 
knowledge of and competency in the deaf culture.  Demonstrated ability to 
work with youth-in crisis and transition.  Must be available for on call 
shifts, 24-hours a day, and 7 days a week as needed with short notice.   
Must be able to pass clearance to work with minors (live scan clearance, 
clear TB Test, clean DMV record).  Must be willing to use properly insured 
transportation for work purposes with mileage reimbursement.

Send resume to SDYS, Attn: RRC, P.O. Box 80756, San Diego, CA  92138, or 
fax (619) 221-8611 or  e-mail to   

Opened: 10/1/13

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United 


(revised posting)

position opening
Project Coordinator
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc
Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project
Project Coordinator

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc. seeks a highly motivated 
and skilled individual for the position of Project Coordinator for the New 
Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project. 

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
- Coordination and implementation of statewide training regarding the New 
Hampshire Educational Service Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing
- Development and maintenance of The New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Education Initiative Project Website. 
- Develop and implement a survey/needs assessment to assess the current 
status of New Hampshire's education of deaf and hard of hearing students.  
Plan, develop and implement professional development workshops, 
conferences and trainings focused on improving educational outcomes for 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in New Hampshire.  
- Assist parents, educators and the community with questions or concerns 
regarding the education deaf and hard of hearing students and related 
- Collaborate with other state organizations, agencies, schools and projects 
to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of 
- Maintain the state's instructional materials for deaf and hard of hearing 
- Maintain the state's FM loan program for New Hampshire schools
- Participate in recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage area of 
service providers for deaf and hard of hearing students
- Attend Department of Education meetings as required
- Create reports as necessary to satisfy funding requirements.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

- Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students (TODHH, SLP, 
School Counselor, etc.)
- Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational services for 
deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices and current research in 
the field of deaf and hard of hearing education.
- Extensive working knowledge of the New Hampshire Educational Service 
- Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
- Knowledge of federal and state laws related to the education of students 
who are deaf and hard of hearing.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience providing trainings and workshops as well as facilitation 
- Proficiency in English (required) and American Sign Language (preferred)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Masters degree with a major study in a Deaf and Hard of Hearing education 
related field
- The ability to work independently within established timelines and 
demonstrate effective organizational skills.

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. 

Position Available: October 14, 2013

Application:  Please provide a resume to:

Susan Wolf-Downes 
Executive Director
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, 
Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application:  December 1, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Susan Wolf-Downes 


open positions
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, Connecticut

Located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a 
residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  
It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in 
America.  ASD is approved by the Departments of Education in Connecticut, 
Massachusetts, and New York and serves students from nine states as well 
as International students.

announces the following vacancies:

Substitute Teacher - campus and outreach

Substitute Interpreter - outreach

Residential counselor - male and female

Community Inclusion specialist




For detailed job information visit  
and click on "About Us", then follow the prompts.

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

Human Resources 
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of 
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital 
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability 
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present 
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), 
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state 
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.   


position opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State's grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master's Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K - $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at



position openings
Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors
locations across New Jersey

ACCESS, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf 
and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, has the following positions 

Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible to provide direct services, case management and 
linkage to other services/HH adults with mental illness in the community 
and in the home. 

1.  Coordinate receipt of entitlements, linkages to medical and 
non-medical services, provide transportation when necessary.   
2.  Complete all documentation requirements, including development of a 
comprehensive care plan and progress notes.
3.  Teach independent living skills, recreational/leisure skills, oversee 
medications coordinate medical appointments.
4.  Use appropriate therapeutic approaches to engage and motivate clients.
5.  Identify potential crisis situations and use appropriate crisis 
intervention skills to diffuse situations and/or coordinate care.
6.  Perform outreach services to absent and/or missing clients.
7.  Educate and advocate for clients.

Caseworker - Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling or related 

Residential Counselor - BA/BS Social Work/Counseling/MH/Health discipline 
OR 1 or more years college PLUS related work or life experience OR h.s. 
diploma PLUS 4 years of related work exp. Valid NJ drivers license, first 
aid/CPR certification.  Team-oriented, ASL fluency, written communication 
skills, organizational and problem-solving skills are required.  

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For 
immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.5599, or email your resume to: 	



until filled

Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 - $9,922 Monthly

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction
oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training
Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all
Instructional Principals.

Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine
program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of
curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior
intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based
education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general
faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet team with the other
Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to
school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,
professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching
assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of
the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the
community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs
and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,
Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all
services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all
practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master's degree and possession of or eligibility for California
credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
- Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in
fulfilling the mission of the school
- Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
- Knowledge of dual language philosophy
- Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques
for decision making
- Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
- Ability to work collaboratively with others
- Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
- Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 - $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency
examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and
verification of transcripts and

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,
and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
until filled

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( )
in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting 
Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation


Job Opportunity: Interpreter Coordinator Assistant Needed 

 Deaf Action Center
 3115 Crestview Dr.
 Dallas, Texas 

 Job Description Under direct supervision of interpreter coordinator, 
performs a variety of routine clerical, reception, and office support 
functions; performs other related duties as required. 

 * Recordkeeping
 * Responsible for maintaining office filing and recordkeeping systems;
 * enters, edits, and retrieves data;
 * oversees billing function of department by calculating charges and 
sending/following up on bills,
 * processes forms such as expenditure claims, employee time sheets, 
interpreter vouchers;
 * maintains records, confidential files and other related information for 
interpreting department needs.
 * Communication/Customer Service
 * Answers and routes telephone calls
 * conveys information orally, in sign language and in writing;
 * answers inquiries from businesses, clients, and staff, regarding 
departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
 * directs clients to appropriate resources;
 * schedules and coordinates interpreter assignments;
 * provides materials, and initiates requests for information when 


 * Operate standard office equipment.
 * Ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals across the 
 * Highly refined interpersonal, conflict resolution, problem solving, 
writing and verbal communication skills.
 * Accurately type and learn to efficiently use various software 
applications including Microsoft Office Suite; communicate effectively in 
oral and written form;
 * Follow instructions;
 * Organize and prioritize work;
 * Perform basic research and report results;
 * Read and apply rules, regulations, and procedures;
 * Learn and follow standard office procedures;
 * Learn appropriate filing and recordkeeping systems;
 * Work cooperatively and effectively with staff, clients and businesses, 
and the deaf/and hard of hearing community, and the general public. 


 * Completion of an Interpreter Training Program and/or Executive 
Assistant program preferred.
 * Any combination of training and/or experience which demonstrates 
ability to perform the duties as described;
 * a typical qualifying background would include experience working in an 
office environment involving public contact. 

Preferred qualifications: 

 * Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language and other sign 

 CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 214-521-0407
 CONTACT FAX NUMBER: 214-521-3658

orCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing has the following open 
position - STAFF INTERPRETER POSITION AVAILABLE. Please see the flier 
attached under separate posting.

Interpret assignments as delegated; Willing to travel within NorCal 
Service Region, mainly covering 100-mile radius from Sacramento including 
Modesto, Yuba City and Redding. Assignments vary from day to day. The 
community interpreter will gain a wealth of experience interpreting for a 
variety of assignments that range from medical appointments, business 
meetings, funerals, administrative hearings, events at the capitol, 
school-parent meetings, college classes and platform interpreting,

1. NAD and/or RID Certification; Adherence to RID Code of Professional 
2. Completion of Interpreter Training Program preferred. 
3. Ability to assess and adapt interpreting styles to fit the 
communication needs of the individual who may be deaf, hard of hearing, 
deaf-blind, or recently deafened including ASL, tactile, oral, etc. 
4. Flexibility to accept last minute assignment cancellations and changes 
5. Good work ethic including positive attitude, appropriate dress, 
reliable attendance, regular communication and accountability.
6. Customer service skills to work with and educate customers and 
consumers about the role of interpreter. 
7. Valid California Drivers License, proof and current automobile 
insurance as required by law.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Susan Peterson, Human Resources Manager
NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
4708 Roseville Road, Suite 111, North Highlands, CA 95660

FAX: 916.349.7580 or Email:


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