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DeafDigest Blue – September 1, 2013

DeafDigest Blue - September 1, 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.



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

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.

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   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:


   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.

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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


   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-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
   There is a catch - it was tested on mice and it works. Next
step is to work on human beings.


being asked if the deaf client is "capable"
of functioning!

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


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

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.


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)



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.

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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?


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.



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and application to:

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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

Director of William Center
Time Base: Full Time

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).

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

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.

Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning
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

- Other Career Opportunities include:
Infant Teacher
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School
campus, Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: Full-time.

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.

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

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.
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


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,

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 
.        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 
.        Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include 
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT 
.        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 
.        Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of 
Hearing consumers and employers
.        Represents agency on planning committees as determined by 
.        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 
.        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 

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


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.

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


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

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:
Case Manager

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: 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

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:
Staff Interpreter

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

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. 

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

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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 

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 

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 
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 
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 
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
. 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
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