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DeafDigest Blue – September 19, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - September 19, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/richattorneys/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafaccomplishments/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/publicsigning/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyhumanresourcesdirector/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New Amplicom Clocks with Wireless Bed Shakers The first of its kind, the new Amplicom alarm clocks have WIRELESS bed shakers. The bed shaker slips easily into a pillow case and can be used up to 300 feet away from the alarm clock. Take the bed shaker with you when you take naps on the couch! The Amplicom clocks can also alert you to phone/videophone calls with its built-in phone jack. To introduce these new clocks, Harris Communications has them on sale for 15% off!* Two versions are available: - The Amplicom TCL200 Digital Dual Alarm Clock (HC-TCL200) and - The Amplicom TCL 100 Analog Alarm Clock (HC-TCL100). Both include a wireless bed shaker. *Sale ends September 23, 2010. For more information on these clocks, go to: http://bit.ly/harriscomm_ddb091910 or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf * On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe * DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter * The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all * Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! 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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements. Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation's premier VRS provider. Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our products, services and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical devices. Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young children and adults. Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Ruben F. Garcia, San Antonio, Texas, who departed us. Despite attending Texas School for the Deaf, he was not part of the Deaf Community and rarely used sign language. Still, he operated the Blue Moon Cafe, a Tex-Mex eatery that was a haven for recording artists and musicians. They looked him up when they were in town. That restaurant existed for 30 years before closing. - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: A skilled pottery artisan in Vietnam http://deafdigest.com/thuha/ Advice for deaf individuals seeking federal government jobs http://deafdigest.com/jessicahunt/ - Very Hot News Who will be the new NTID President? As we all know, Alan Hurwitz has moved on to the Gallaudet presidency. Will it be Gerard Buckley or Roberta J. Cordano or John C. Wyvill? These three individuals were named as finalists by the NTID search committee. They will be visiting the campus within the coming few weeks. - Sunday September 12th The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is where the oil spill victims could file claims for costs and damages. Are interpreters available for deaf claimants? The facilities administrator said there is a TTY and email. The administrator, however, sidestepped the interpreting question. - Monday September 13th What does Gallaudet president Hurwitz have to say about the rejection of the infamous 1880 Milan resolution that banned sign language in classrooms? He said: For me, it was an historic and humbling moment He made that comment during the Gallaudet welcome back speech - Tuesday September 14th Oregon School for the Deaf was not the only one having this Makeover experience. The other lucky school is Rochester School for the Deaf. As explained by the Rochester spokesperson: The "extreme" Forrester Hall at RSD renovation project was a local effort that occurred over the summer months. While we relocated summer school dining rooms and infirmary facilities to other buildings on campus, architects and contractors literally gutted the RSD Forrester Hall dining rooms, kitchen and foyer areas. They had to work quickly so that everything could be open for students and staff at the start of our 2010-2011 school. To reveal or unveil the new spaces we borrowed on a popular part of the "Extreme Makeover" show. We pulled our school bus up to the Forrester Hall entrance doors and assembled all students, staff, Board members, and the project architect and contractors. After Superintendent Dr. Mowl and others made some remarks about the RSD Forrester Hall renovation project, everyone signed and shouted "MOVE THAT BUS!" The local Rochester channels covered the event. ... (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) ...... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: 6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada November 6, 2010 Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children, a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising event. SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services. The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc. Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations. Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker. Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more information ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS 15% OFF! Save 10% on all Sonic Alert products during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language! Any Language! Over 150 languages available, including: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc Dial: LLVRS.tv IP address 209.123.87.228 using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system or Call: 877 744 6111 to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge. The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ A BIG CITY AND A SMALL TOWN Deaf people that live in big cities (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles) and in big deaf communities (Washington, DC and Rochester) are used to seeing other deaf people that sign in public or go to stores and have clerks sign to them. It is different in small towns. We do not see too many deaf people that sign in public. And many store clerks do not know signs. Well, one ASL student was visiting a small island in Hawaii. Very few people around on that island. He went to a store to buy something and saw a deaf clerk. Both were shocked but glad to know that they can communicate with each other in ASL. This is rare - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/publicsigning/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ What: A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by AHRQ Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results with all who provide counseling services across the nation If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or if you know counselors in your region who work with this population please forward this survey to them at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation for their time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please let us know. The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com ) Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help! ................................................................ SIGNING WITH ASL AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS During a training session, a deaf person had two interpeters with him. The deaf person used ASL with a lot of facial expressions. At the end of the training session, the deaf person was scolded by the angry human resources director. The angry director told the deaf person he has a bad attitude because of ASL use and facial expressions. The human resources director is crazy. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyhumanresourcesdirector/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A DEAF-ONLY BAR There was a mention over the internet about a new gathering place for the deaf in Moscow, a bar reserved for them twice a week. Will this work? If deaf people linger at a bar for hours at a time and just nurse one drink before leaving for home, then the bar owner will not like it. Years ago in Manhattan, the owner of one bar had a deaf brother, who was popular in the Deaf Community. The deaf brother then encouraged his friends to patronize the bar. The deaf did; the bar was packed every Friday night with deaf patrons. But they only bought one beer and only sipped at it for hours. The bar owner did not like it and had words with his deaf brother. The deaf patrons eventually stopped going to that bar. DEAF SCHOOLS IN THESE LOW MORTGAGE TOWNS Yahoo ran a story giving us a list of ten cities where one can pay $800 or less per month in mortgage. The listed towns are Austin, Texas; Sarasota, Fla; Albuquerque, N.M.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Columbus, Ohio; Phoenix, Ariz; Columbia, S.C; Boise, Idaho; Pittsburgh, and Atlanta. DeafDigest wishes to point out that six of these towns have deaf schools - Austin - Texas SD Minneapolis/St. Paul - Metro/North Star Columbus - Ohio SD Phoenix - Phoenix Day SD Pittsburgh - Western Pennsylvania SD Atlanta - Atlanta Area SD ....................................................... ................................................................   Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the Internet....Deaf Match International ! 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Why go anywhere else?......For the best selection of Assistive Devices for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (pagers, clocks, vibrators, doorbell/phone/baby cry signalers, fire alarms, amplified & VCO phones, listening systems, etc)....go to www.HearWorldUSA.com    EXPANDED New Free Catalog of Products Available....You'll find hundreds of the latest, "state-of-the-art" hearing products and devices to choose from !  Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight 7 Days a Week For more information....contact: United TTY Sales and Service / Hear World Communications TOLL FREE: 1-866-889-4872 (Voice or TTY) In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY) FAX: (301) 963-0785 VP: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: info@hearworldusa.com Web:  http://www.unitedtty.com or http://www.hearworldusa.com Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld ................................................................ ................................................................ DEAFNESS AND DISABILITY Are physically able deaf people considered to be disabled? Yes and no. All depends on which law in which state would define disability. With the ADA, a deaf person is disabled if ability to hear is an important part of the person's lifestyle. Confusing? Yes, this is why we have attorneys that specialize in the ADA and in Disability Rights. THE UPCOMING MATT HAMILL MOVIE It may take a long time for a movie to be made. It was only last year when the Hamill filming crew "took over" the campus of Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD). The crew shot some scenes of a "young Matt Hamill" that was played by RSD student Theodore Conley attending school while growing up. It is not known yet when the movie will be premiered, but when it does, then keep an eye on the Rochester campus. Did Matt actually attend RSD? No, but movie producers take liberties when filming many scenes. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked to give free ASL lessons if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com A DIRECTIONAL SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF? Now is the football season and fans can get quite emotional. And when they are emotional, especially when their team loses, they often make comments about the deaf that mocks us. An example was this: But when it comes to explaining this to Boise State fans, you might as well be giving a speech at the Directional School for the Deaf Directional School for the Deaf? This is a new one and DeafDigest is not sure exactly what it implies - but it is not flattering to us. COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series As a CART provider, I find that in certain circumstances one of the hardest things for me is hearing and understanding what people are saying.  Sometimes people with a hearing loss don't realize that there are situations where hearing people do not hear or understand a speaker.  If a speaker turns his or her back on you or if someone next to you coughs, sneezes, or laughs, it can be impossible for someone with normal hearing to hear every word that is said. In a classroom setting, it can be difficult to get the students to speak up to be heard.  Sometimes they intentionally want to speak softly so that no one will hear them make a mistake, or they may be shy and not want to be embarrassed. Another problem can be when the CART provider is sitting in a position where it is difficult to hear.  The CART provider may be positioned in the corner of the room, and if the acoustics are not good, the CART provider may not hear or understand what is going on. There can also be noises outside of the room that interfere with hearing.  Construction might be going on, and these would be sounds the CART provider would have to try to block out in order to hear the speakers. If you find your CART provider using "(inaudible)" frequently during an event or if you find that what is coming up on the screen does not make sense, you might want to ask the speakers to speak up.   ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... always be on SSDI while many deaf people are on SSDI, many others don't when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011 Great cruise for those with walking limitations the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship For more info, contact: Joy Carney mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net ................................................................ Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%. All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom, New Addition, Deck, and Siding. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels ***Attention Real Estate Investors*** Surdus, LLC is expanding with a new division that will specialize in buying undervalued, foreclosed, and bank-owned residential property. We fix it up and market it for profit. We take care of everything. There is good opportunity in the market in the metro DC, VA, and MD area. We are looking for passive investors from anywhere who are interested in profit sharing while they pursue other priorities. For more information, contact us at surdusllc@gmail.com Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded VA# 134097 DC# 68004119 MHIC# 127587 ................................................................ ................................................................ Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! the University of Queensland hinted that their 3MT software could help the deaf applicants polish up on their oral speaking skills when making grants presentations in front of a peer review group. ..... The Deaf and the Law: - location Wisconsin - case a hearing aid dealer refused to refund the purchase of a hearing aid by a customer, who passed away shortly afterwards. His argument was that it passed the 30-day return privilege, never mind the fact that the widow was still grieving for the loss of her husband. - result even with the assistance of the attorney, the dealer would not budge. - comment the dealer is a jerk ...... The Captioning Blunder of the Week: he is rye handed (right handed) .... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: One of the participants in the BT Global Challenge, a 10-month yacht race is Charlotte New, a deaf woman from United Kingdom. ...... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: DeafDigest applauds Elizabeth Ayers Gibson, a NTID/RIT graduate for achieving a high distinction - as Advanced Practice Sonographer with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. A member of the staff at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, she became the first hospital sonographer to achieve this such a honor, not to mention being one of the few in the nation. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: There was a joke that made its rounds over the internet. It went like this: Deaf Man #1 said: my wife was angry at me last night and would not stop nagging at me in ASL Deaf Man #2 said: when my wife got angry at me last night, I turn off the lights Is this joke realistic? ...... A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? from a DeafDigest subscriber: There was this discussion over this dental claim that I was processing Coworker was saying..."per Agent" I repeated her to be sure I understood..."Agent?" No, she said it's "Agent" and I said it again and I was still wrong so she wrote it down She was saying "Ashley" if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ....... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: You got a new secretary who is a fast learner ....... DeafBook of the Week No Sound Autobiography of Julius Wiggins, founder of Silent News The Silent Press, Inc 1970 & 1980 Flora A Clark & Sarah B Dona (editor's note: Silent News is no longer in business) DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his private home library. Some books are still in print; some books are out of print. Some books are old; some books are recent. Happy reading ! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job posting Clinician / Therapist - Social Worker, Day Treatment Deaf/HH program Victor Treatment Center Santa Rosa, CA http:://www.victor.org RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case management for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in the Residential and Day Treatment programs. Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their caseload. Consult with the residential program in the implementation of the plans. Counseling with assigned clients aimed at preparing the client to analyze and better understand the reason for placement and to handle associated emotional problems, resolving the difficulties between child and family that led to the need for placement, and planning for the return of the child. Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers. Shall consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are available and provided. Assures the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Completion of a clinical program with Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of behavioral science from an accredited educational institutional. * Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California) * Valid driver's license/clean DMV. Be willing to complete physical fitness health screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and a back screen; and must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to interact and communicate in a timely, friendly and cooperative manner with other professionals working within the mental health child care industry both in public and private agencies while traveling, meeting, presenting, participating in workshops and training sessions, or performing clinical services pertaining to the Agency's clients. Must be able to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or hostile manner towards the client DESIRED REQUIREMENTS * Two years experience in a clinical position in residential treatment. * Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents. Salary: DOE with FULL BENEFITS (medical, dental, vision, paid vacation). To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Vacancy announcement Voc Rehab Counselor I - Deaf and Hard of Hearing State of Vermont Southeastern region of Vermont The State of Vermont is seeking a dynamic Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in attaining training and career goals. Position is based in Southeastern region covering Brattleboro, White River Junction and Springfield. Master's Degree and fluency in American Sign Language required. For additional information, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehabilitation Counselor for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services at: mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package. To apply you must use the online job application at http://www.careers.vermont.gov Job reference is #27490. For questions related to your application, please contact the Department of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) or (800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement School Psychologist The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Philadelphia, PA Full-time, 10-month position in a center school for the Deaf program. Requires Master's Degree in School Psychology and at least two years experience in a program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Knowledge of deafness and experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic educational setting. Proficiency in sign language required. Responsible for coordinating the development of comprehensive Evaluation Reports for students. Provide consultation services to school personnel and/or students and their families. Assist in the planning and administration of the required state assessments and/or the school-wide student achievement testing program. Some collaboration with community behavioral health agencies. Send letter of interest and resume to: Jane Homka Executive Secretary The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 100 W. School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Residential Counselor - Bayhouse North Suffolk Mental Health Association Revere, MA Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. For more than 50 years, we've been helping individuals with mental health, disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so deeply for. We are currently looking for Residential Counselors and Awake/Overnight Counselors to work in our Residential Home in Revere, MA. This position is responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in a residential setting through advocacy, teaching, and service planning. A High school degree or GED required; Bachelor's in related field preferred. One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Valid Massachusetts driver's license required. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Must be or have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified. North Suffolk offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, and generous paid time off. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Attn: Recruiter, 301 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150; Fax 617-912-7971, Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org Equal Opportunity Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (revised posting - 9/19/10) open positions Deaf Services Center Glenside, PA 19038  Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.  We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or have many years of experience in the field of human services we have a career building position waiting for you!  E.O.E. DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions: WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES. STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters. Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience. Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Compliance with PA Act 57 is required. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player with a proven background working with quality improvement and system integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports. Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with 5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language preferred. BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis; assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to learning about this population. INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in residential program.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver's license. RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts. Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) We are adding to our administrative team! Qualifications: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3 years of administrative experience with computer proficiency in MS word and excel; Must possess strong writing/proof reading skills and excellent organizational skills; Fluency in  American Sign Language required. Duties: Responsible for maintaining primary consumer charts for all programs ensuring information is kept in a confidential systematic filing and tracking manner. Responsible to set up new and discharge charts, conduct chart utilization reviews, maintain/update release of information (ROI's), answer all phones/TTYs/VPs and provide some assistance with translation with voice calls, track and maintain company vehicle information, and troubleshoot computers, copier machines and other technical equipment. We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see below for open positions: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide clinical support to adolescents and their family members. Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required. RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available) The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent consumers implementing and following behavior modification system, teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience required with Deaf Community working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities; maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers' growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts. Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM! Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR Deaf Services Center 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301            

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