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DeafDigest Blue – September 19, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - September 19, 2010

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

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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)

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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:
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or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to 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.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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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

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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)

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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!

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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

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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.
 
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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

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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

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, 
and Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
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contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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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

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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
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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.

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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

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he is rye handed (right handed)

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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.


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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.

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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?

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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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You got a new secretary who is a fast learner

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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 !

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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(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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