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DeafDigest Blue – September 1, 2013

DeafDigest Blue - September 1, 2013

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-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest is now on FaceBook and Twitter! Facebook - please like our page at: Twitter - please be a follower at: @deafdigest for subscription changes, go to the bottom -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos with captions: This week's ASL Videos with captions: (if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another computer, click on bottom video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always confidential .... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Do you fumble with your videophone remote because it has such small buttons? The Large Button Videophone Remote Control can help you out. It has large, easy-to-read buttons and the remote itself is almost as wide as a sheet of paper. With dimensions of 4.75¡íL x 8.25¡íW x 1¡íD, it is easy to hold and hard to lose. The VP Remote works with Sorenson, D-Link, and Blackcrow videophone models and uses 2 AA batteries (not included). Find the Large Button Videophone Remote Control (HC-VP/REMOTE) at Harris Communications for $20.00. For more information, go to: or contact us at: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Dedication: DeafDigest dedicates this edition to McCay Vernon, not deaf, who founded the Deaf Graduate programs at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). He did not just teach classes but reached out, making deaf-related contributions in Psychology, Mental Health, Counseling and other areas. A colleague said he was the first person to really start pushing for Civil Rights for Deaf people (hint - many years BEFORE we dared to think of ADA). People came to him for advice and counsel and he has steered many of them towards successful deaf-related careers. He always made deaf people feel good about themselves. As a matter of appropriate timing, he passed away on the day of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.! DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Stephen Pink, a British amateur deaf filmmaker who departed us. He had been making deaf films way back into the early sixties. Top stories about the deaf: Parents of the deaf in the Hamburg (Pennsylvania School district are upset about switch of interpreters, feeling the change would impact on the learning processes of their children. The FCC wishes to hear from all you re educating the hearing on relay service; which hearing people do these dreaded hang ups or refuse to accept relay calls. The same goes for business places. David Blunkett, the former UK Home Secretary, who is blind, blasted the British broadcasters for not doing enough with captions to accommodate the deaf. Zanzibar is creating a new Constitution - and already the Zanzibar Association for the Deaf are already making demands to ensure that their rights are being included. The Deaf Seniors of America conference in Baltimore has been declared a success. Over 1,000 people were in attendance. The next one will take place in Asheville, NC in 2015. .............................................................. Hearing Highway Safety How can you stay safe What can you do if you or a loved one is pulled over by police? How can you avoid a dangerous situation? For answers to these questions and for more information about driver safety please visit this page The HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy and behavioral health topics, and resources available in Pennsylvania to persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing. We are now on FaceBook. Please share videos with family and friends. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) .............................................................. .............................................................. Read what they say Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV - for the phone! Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! CapTel® Captioned Telephone - See What Everyone is Talking About! .............................................................. .............................................................. A BRACELET THAT VIBRATES We have vibrating alarm clocks? These clocks wake us up in the morning. Do we need a bracelet that vibrates? Don't know - but there is a deaf inventor that is hoping to invent it. That deaf inventor is asking for investors. - for ASL News version with captions, please visit: ..................................................... ..................................................... open to all counselors from anywhere in USA 2013 NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness Portland, OR Sept 9-11, 2013 more information at: ..................................................... ..................................................... DANGEROUS TO MAKE A FRIENDLY GESTURE WITH POLICE? Is it dangerous to make a friendly gesture with police? A hearing man who is a firefighter and also a minister, was waving hello at two police officers. They did not know him and thought he was making a dirty gesture. They tasered him and put handcuffs on him. Luckily another police officer knew him and told them to let him go. It is scary for the deaf that use friendly gestures with the police! DeafDigest knows of several deaf friends that were roughed up by the police because of these gestures. - 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 and Hard of Hearing individuals in Government list of goals for deaf employees in the government sector: Read more ................................................ ................................................ A NEW BOSS, THEREFORE LONGTIME DEAF EMPLOYEE FIRED Gabriela Hernandez-Nunez, who is deaf, was a cashier for 11 years at the Quality Christmas Trees Ltd in Houston, TX. This company changed bosses, and she was fired, saying "she could not keep up with her work because she was deaf." Angry, she has filed a lawsuit against the company on basis of job discrimination. NOISE-INDUCED DEAFNESS NO MORE? Noise-inducted deafness no more? According to a team of researchers at Oregon Hearing Research Center, a new protein has been discovered that could possibly prevent noise-induced deafness. There is a catch - it was tested on mice and it works. Next step is to work on human beings. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked if the deaf client is "capable" of functioning! if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a high school or university setting, you will find that remote CART also has many advantages. For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom and connect via the Internet with a CART provider who is located at some other location. There would be a microphone or microphones in the classroom so that the CART provider could hear what was going on over a phone line or Internet connection. One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved as you would with onsite CART. If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote CART is easier because the CART provider does not have to move all of the CART equipment from one location to another location. Everything onsite is done by the student, so there is no outside person involved onsite. Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART provider in your area, any CART provider anywhere in the country could cover the assignment. It could be especially helpful in a rural area where there are no CART providers. A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF deaf people can drive despite not being able to hear, and there are laws forbidding headphones while driving (for the hearing). (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) .............................................................. REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN? We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section .............................................................. .............................................................. DeafLaw Re the Starbucks lawsuit filed by disgruntled New York deaf coffee drinkers, the buzz is that they would hog the tables all day and only pay for one coffee cup - disrupting the store in and out traffic ....... Did you know that - Martina Rautier, who is deaf, and a Canadian, was one of the world's best Telemark skiers during the mid-nineties. Telemark is a form of competitive skiing, not part of the regular skiing competitive events. It is also known as free heel skiing, where skiers "stand" on their toes while going downhill. It never really caught on, but this event continues on a low profile. Martina, while deaf, does not know sign language. ..... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: When these Belgian tennis stars Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne met each other for the first time in these Under-10 girls' tennis tournaments, they communicated in HBSL. HBSL? It is Hearing Belgian Sign Language. Belgium, being a quad-linguistic nation, Kim only spoke Flemish and Justine only spoke French. They had to use hand gestures to communicate with each other. (editor's note: both famous tennis professionals have since then retired from competitive tennis) ...... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: The big story of the week is that gene therapy will help the deaf to hear. This is what the scientists at Oregon Health and Science University is saying. DeafDigest has this question: Will it render CI and hearing aids obsolete? (editor's note: 5 years and still waiting, waiting........) ...... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: A huge African electronics plant sent a lengthy press release boasting of hiring the deaf, some of them being employed for the first time in their lives. Yet this lengthy press release does not say what jobs were these deaf hired for - entry level, dead end positions - or positions with promise of growth and promotion? ....... A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? DeafDigest editor entered a local Starbucks store in Washington, DC, to purchase a carton of coffee beans. The clerk serving the counter was rude (she was rude to everyone not just to the deaf). She said something that DeafDigest editor could not understand. It was something like: do you want a receipt? or do you want a free coffee? Because of her surly nature, it was not easy to ask her to repeat the whole thing, so DeafDigest editor said no and left the store with the purchase. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! - * Community Advocate - Ventura * Health Educator - Los Angeles (Part-time) * Public Relations Director - Los Angeles * Bookkeeper - Los Angeles (Part-time) 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 E-mail: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Austine School for the Deaf Brattleboro, Vermont - Due to an established new service model, the William Center Program, located in Brattleboro, Vermont has the following career opportunities: Director of William Center Time Base: Full Time Qualifications: Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline. Minimum of 5 years direct service and administrative experience. Training/experience in program development. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL). Responsibilities: Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations. Oversee the supervision and development of all William Center staff. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Develop and implement program budgets. Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff. Maintain accurate records. Other duties to be determined by President. - Teacher of the Deaf for students on the autism spectrum Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: Full-Time Qualifications: Degree in Deaf Education/Special Education, MA preferred. Endorsement in area of teaching assignment preferred or extensive experience in autism spectrum disorders. Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language. VT license in special education and /or area of teaching assignment. Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and assessment. Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques. Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom activities for groups with diverse learning styles and abilities. Teaching experience in area of assignment. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent writing skills. Responsibilities: Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school education. Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning opportunities. Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately stimulating classroom. Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress. Participate in staff professional development activities and staff meetings. - Other Career Opportunities include: Infant Teacher Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School campus, Brattleboro, VT Time Base: Full-time. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and one year experience. Fluency in American Sign Language. Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required. Able to life and carry up to 50 pounds. Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs to the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills of the children in the classroom. Plan and implement skills of the children in the classroom. Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events and parent/guardians meetings request. Plan and implement age-appropriate activities. Maintain a positive and clean learning environment. Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs. Willingness to work within a Team of Teachers/Educators @ LAECC. - Nurse Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: Full-time Qualifications: RN/LPN with appropriate experience. VT state licensure required or willing to obtain. CPR certification preferred. Willingness to learn ASL required. Pediatric experience preferred. Knowledge of child and adolescent development Excellent interpersonal skills. Responsibilities: Operates the health service department when on duty. Administers and cares for all student medications. Provides in-service on health to students and /or staff. Other duties as determined. Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau Kelly Therieau Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. 130 Austine Drive Brattleboro, VT 05301 802-258-9510 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Part-time Teaching Specialist - 2013-14 American Sign Language Program Department of Educational Psychology College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area of American Sign Language. Responsibilities will include teaching American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters. Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed. Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position: • BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum) • Native or Native-like fluency in ASL Preferred qualifications • MA/MS degree • Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26, 2013. Application Process: The search committee will begin review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013. Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant's qualifications for this position. Transcripts and letter of recommendation may be attached with applicant's on-line application or sent to: ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington 240 Vocational and Technical Education Building 1954 Buford Ave St. Paul, MN 55108 (612) 624-1274 Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- career announcement Vocational Program Director I COPD Albuquerque Albuquerque, New Mexico No 03-10-058 STATUS Exempt Primary function: Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals. Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with disabilities. Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems. Maintains contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. May perform other duties as assigned. Essential functions: . Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals . Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to coordinate services . Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through the Agency system . Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for program eligibility; completes all required program paper work . Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and environmental adaptation needs of the work site . Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with disabilities . Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching . Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to training and job opportunities . Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies . Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities . Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs . Acts as a liaison to other community agencies . Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures . Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options and NISH contracts . Supports the Agency's use of best practices . Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of techniques with consumers in the program . Meets with employers and supports the development of training and employment options for consumers . Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance measures and develops reports, as requested . Maintains communication with referral sources . Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills . Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts . Writes monthly progress reports, as required . Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record . Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists . Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete . Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer satisfaction . Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers and employers . Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor . Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity . Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on coaching needs . Supervise and independently evaluate employees . May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business Minimum qualifications: . Bachelor's in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field . 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor . 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals . Fluent in American Sign Language skills . 1 year of supervisory experience . Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system . Pass drug screening . Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report Desired qualifications: . Master's in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field . Proficiency in American Sign Language . Additional years of directly related experience . 2 or more years of supervisory experience . 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation . 1 year of experience working in Vocational Education . First Aid and CPR certification SALARY $17.35 - $21.69 depending on experience and educational background SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience HOW TO APPLY Complete application at: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf 3908 Carlisle NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107 505-255-7636 Fax resume and cover letter - 505-255-8029 Email resume and cover letter Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068 OPEN March 14, 2013 CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled Equal opportunity employer Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence. As a value-driven organization we create an environment where everyone can thrive and meet their full potential. We strive to create the same sense of unity amongst our employees as we do the community members we serve. Through our work, we put into action what we believe in, have hope in, and envision. Our total compensation package is above the average employer offering sick, vacation and holiday, a Pension Plan, and a 403(b) match, 100% paid health insurance, life, LTD and an array of other competitive benefits. The ideal candidate has a passion for providing support and services to individuals and families in need. This candidate also has hope in the abilities and strengths of the people we serve to find solutions to their struggles and improve their lives. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. Description: 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. Responsibilities: 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 credentials. 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring! 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: Job Title: Residential Program Director Location: Glenside, PA Employee Type: Full Time Description: 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. Qualifications: 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: Case Manager Location: Glenside, PA Employee Type: Full time position Description: This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the community and 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. Qualifications: 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 Location: Glenside, PA Employee Type: Various positions available Description: 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 shifts. Qualifications: 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: Staff Interpreter Location: Glenside, PA Employee Type: Full time position Description: This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings. Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. Qualifications: 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. 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 Visit us at: Like us on Facebook: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening University Ombuds Gallaudet University Washington, DC The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President. Requirements: Master's degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application. Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and -- as necessary-- help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions. Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University's structure, culture, policies and practices. Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University. Must have reputation for integrity. Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence. Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand. The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President. To apply or for more information go to: or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Chief Enrollment Management Officer Gallaudet University Washington, D.C. Reporting to the President and as a member of the President's cabinet, the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic recruitment, retention, and financial goals; leads the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission effort consistent with the University's strategic goals and direction; engages the entire community to establish strong collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to graduation of all undergraduate students, including international students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and transition to college, all to support enrollment growth. This position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost, academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees, departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections, and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and responsible awarding of financial aid; and serves as liaison with the Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many other external stakeholders involved with enrollment. Qualifications: Master's degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff. Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English. To apply or for more information go to: or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ECNV is Hiring Title: Director of Community Services The Director of Community Services is responsible for directing the Community Services department at the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV). ECNV is a cross-disability organization of consumers operated by the use of public and private funding. ECNV provides independent living services to individuals with disabilities who reside within the Northern Virginia jurisdictions of Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church as well as all other independent cities and townships in this Northern Virginia geography. The position provides programmatic oversight; frontline staff supervision; participants in senior management team; explores grant and contract opportunities; develops programmatic components of federal, state, and local grant and contract proposals both new and continuations; researches potential funders for existing and projected programs; writes grant proposals; supervises statistical and demographic reporting with particular emphasis on core IL service delivery; provides program development; liaisons to assigned Board Committees; delivers presentations before community groups and agencies; program and organizational planning. Reports to the Executive Director. Duties & Responsibilities: Provides program oversight, supervision and support to diverse staff including up to 4-6 Peer Counselors, Core IL Systems Specialists to ensure accurate and timely IL service delivery consistent with Title VII, Part B & C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Work on federal, state and local grants and reports and have through working knowledge of regulations and reporting requirements. Advocate for federal, state and local policies on issues related to disability. Organize and direct or co-facilitate staff meetings on a group or individual basis. Develop and implement the PC Training program. Develop or encourage staff participation in training opportunities and staff development activities. Collaborate, as a member of the Management Team. Evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of program operations across staff and inter-programs. Develop program and administrative reporting systems. Participate in Resource Development activities to include: grant research and grant proposal writing (programmatic); contract proposal writing. Program development to include: analysis of potential program opportunities, program resource and policy development, program marketing and additional program activities related to enhancement and expansion of organizational services. Designated Project Manager. Advise Executive Director on departmental issues. Oversight of program data management policies and procedures to ensure data is recorded appropriately. Undertake duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Qualifications & Skills Bachelor.s degree or equivalent experience. 5 to 7 years. experience directing programs and services in non-profit organizations. Demonstrated experience managing a staff of 4-6 and departmental budget. Project management experience. Genuine and demonstrated knowledge, excitement and passion for Independent Living philosophy. Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, persuasion, public speaking, consensus building, and decision-making. Proven written and verbal communication skills. Proven track record in grant writing and soliciting foundation support. Excellent organizational skills and comfort with technology and maintaining traditional and electronic files. Creative thinker. Strong attention to detail, with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Proven skills in advocacy on disability issues. Demonstrated experience managing and complying with local, state and federal grant requirements. A personable demeanor and a sense of humor are a plus. Conflict Resolution skills. Must be able to travel independently throughout the service area Applications . Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, with salary requirement, to Qualified candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing Date . Applications must be received by 5:00pm EST, September 9, 2013 About these ads -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ other deaf-related jobs -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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