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DeafDigest Blue – September 23, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – September 23, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfect-deaf-body-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-batteries-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ada-lawsuits-california/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-employees-hate-each-other/

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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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This just in –

September 25th will feature a mini-documentary on
the football team at California School for the Deaf,
Fremont. The link is:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/

Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Thomas Wheeler,
who departed us. A former resident of Huntsville, Alabama
and a former student at Alabama School for the Deaf, he
was an aeronautical engineer with the NASA. His list of
accomplishments is long, too much for this column.

Said an acquaintance:
He was a very bright and hard working man. Many respected him.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Labour Party of Malta said if their candidates win
election then efforts will be made to reduce barriers
the deaf people face in every day life.

Deaf people using the Apple iOS devices are able to
turn on captions and subtitles. This feature, unfortunately,
is not for the built-in Apple default YouTube apps.

Deaf people of Qatar, needing emergency attention
are now able to use a special 992 line. It was installed
last week. Yes, it is the same as our 911 line.

There are sign writing books being sold in USA and
Great Britain. And now in Poland, the first
deaf sign writing book is being published.

ACCESS News, which serves the Austin, Texas Deaf
Community, will be aired again for its second
season.

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Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses,
assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the
“Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft
vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the
weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic
Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival
mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at
http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are
only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the
net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home
over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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DO CALIFORNIA PEOPLE LOVE ADA LAWSUITS?
Do California people love to file ADA lawsuits?
Why is DeafDigest asking this question?
Because 40 percent of ADA lawsuits in USA are from
California!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ada-lawsuits-california/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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newest addition to list of elected deaf public officials

Raphaël Button, a deaf French political leader, was elected as Substitute Deputy in Rosny Sous Bois, a city of 40,000
people near Paris. Not exactly sure what a Substitute Deputy
means – a search of that phrase on the web did not produce
a satisfactory answer. Apparently it has something to do with
being a back up legislator in event of absence of the regular
legislator.

At any rate, he is being added to the list of elected deaf
public officials at:

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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TWO DEAF IN A BIG FACTORY OF 10,000 EMPLOYEES
At a big factory, there are two deaf employees.
This factory is in a small town where Deaf Community
is small. That factory has over 10,000 hearing employees.
Both deaf employees hate each other, and they
don’t talk to each other every day.
They admit that their social life is lonely in that
small town!
It is sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-employees-hate-each-other/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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The federal government wants to hire the deaf.

Questions and answers at:

http://deafdigest.com/federal-government-hiring-deaf/

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THE WAY THE DEAF IS SERVED IN TEXAS
No two states operate the same as far as state commissions
of the deaf are concerned.
Some states are serious about serving the deaf. Some states
are lax when serving the deaf. DeafDigest editor knows which
states are lax but does not want to name these offenders.
Anyway, what about Texas? Interesting – The Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services has 14 Deafness Resource Specialists
that work with local agencies to provide advocacy services with
communication access.
It works in Texas. Other methods work in other states. Not
comparing apples with oranges!

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PUBLIC NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS
Who reads the public notices in newspapers – these “boring”
public legal announcements?
The average person doesn’t – because as DeafDigest said –
boring. So, who reads them?
The advocacy groups do. There was a recent public notice
in a Washington, DC handout newspaper regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004.
These advocacy groups submit comments on important
disability-related issues.

A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF OLDER THAN AMERICAN DEAF SCHOOLS
Many of our deaf schools in USA were founded during
the 19th century.
Has there been a school for the deaf that was founded in
the 18th century?
Yes, but not in USA. It is the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate that opened its doors in 1792.
Is it the oldest deaf school in the world? DeafDigest
does not want to say yes without doing research on other
deaf schools in the world.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Codas, not certified as interpreters, telling interpreters
that they are signing the wrong way

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Your car alarm goes off, and you know nothing about it.

(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)

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DeafLaw

In South Dakota there is a disagreement between the deaf client
and his attorney. The attorney said that the comments the
deaf client made through an interpreter should be suppressed.
It is on the grounds that the interpreter was not qualified,
and that the deaf client waived his Miranda rights without
knowing it. A judge will rule on this issue soon.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

After a hard fought soccer game, the members of the Scranton
Day School for the Deaf (Pennsylvania) team sat down to a post-game
meal at the cafeteria of the opposing high school team.
The accommodating dieticians (perhaps too accommodating) handed
each player a Braille menu for them to select their meals!
Said Scranton athletic director/team coach Doug Boersma
“Congratulations to the team for keeping it all in perspective
and being gracious and courteous as they enlightened the very
embarrassed workers after a long, tiring and frustrating game.”
The team didn’t win on the field but they won in the
cafeteria.

(editor’s note: the Scranton State School for the Deaf has
since have become the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Children, under the auspices of the Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lonnie Tanenberg, who is deaf and a CSUN
graduate, was just hired to be the athletic
trainer at Mills College in California.

(editor’s note: he is no longer at this position
at Mills College)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Who gestures better? A deaf person or an immigrant hearing person?

DeafDigest editor was at a Subway eatery ordering a sub. A
hearing immigrant person was standing next to DeafDigest
editor.

The Subway counterperson had no problems following DeafDigest
editor’s gestures. He, however, struggled while trying to deal
with the hearing immigrant’s gestures!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf person handles the office supplies for the
department

A supervisor came over.

The deaf person thought the supervisor asked
to order more “mid light” folders

The supervisor actually asked
to order more “manila” folders

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

– Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

– Case Manager – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Fremont, California

Temporary (Mid September 2012 to January 2013)
Full-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed –    Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
–    Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
–    Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
–    Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
–    Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
–    Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
–    Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
–    Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    BA preferred
–    Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  October 5, 2012 at 5pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org ) under About/Jobs, cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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position opening
Principal
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.

The Principal serves as educational and instructional leader. Provides supervision, guidance, and direction to staff through
regular meetings and consultation.  Provides program supervision and guidance to    academic and residential SSDHHC staff.  Assures all teachers are observed and evaluated.  Advises teachers regarding educational techniques and procedures; completes written reports as necessary.  Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units, and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students.  Responsible for the after school/
residential program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.Ed. in Special Education is required.  PA Instructional II
Certification in Special Education and PA Supervisory or Principal Certification required.

The Principal should have extensive knowledge of the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and possess the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs. He/She must also possess extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Skilled in staff supervision is necessary. Fluency in manual communication is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; FBI Clearance; Act 24.

Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills preferred but not required at hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – High School
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present
lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Dual certification in Mathematics or Science preferred.
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is Advanced.  The minimum level accepted at hire is Intermediate

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Rome, Georgia

information at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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We are Unique.
We Value Public Service, Communication Access and Technology.
We Aspire to Make a Difference.

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes planning and supervision of all accounting activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, investments, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing and production of financial statements for all programs.

The CFO partners with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the President of Operations on all tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding. The CFO also serves as the main external and internal point of contact for finance-related matters including annual financial audits of CSD financial statements.   As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will guide cross-divisional teams among main program areas, including Relay, Interpreting, Contact Centers, Human Services and other Emerging Programs, with financial and budget needs.

For more details about this outstanding job opportunity, please view the complete posting  and job description on our website:

http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities/ChiefFinancialOfficer.aspx

Throughout our locations across the country and abroad, all of our employees work towards a shared goal and each of us contributes to our collective aspirations and overall mission of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions while respecting individuality and innovation.

For more information, check out:

Our Careers Page: http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities.aspx
Blog: http://csdhome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSDCommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSD_tweets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/csd_99904
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Apply With CSD Today!

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job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD.s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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position announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Childcare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are
most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for
the Deaf is an EOE.

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position announcement
Overnight Child Care Supervisor
Walden School (at Learning Center for the Deaf) Framingham, MA

Overnight Child Care Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are
most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for
the Deaf is an EOE.

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Job Title: Facilitator/Counselor

Main duties: As a direct service provider, the client.s facilitator will assist the service recipient in the development of functional skills through one-to-one training in the community and natural settings, consistent with the service recipients. Individual Service Plan (ISP). The facilitator will provide service recipients with high quality, community integration training, volunteer opportunities and employment development and exploration. Creel Industries is looking to fill positions in the areas of North County to include Poway, Ramona, Fallbrook, Rancho Bernardo, as well as Central, East & South San Diego.

Qualifications: High school diploma, or at least one year of previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Experience is important, but motivated & enthusiastic individuals, who lack experience in the field, but are eager to work in a rewarding social services area, will receive the necessary orientation. Applicant must have reliable transportation and proof of insurance. Applicants with bilingual, as well as American Sign Language skills, are encouraged to apply, but all applicants will be considered for these positions.

Responsibilities: Conducts client contacts and schedules and weekly activities consistent with the clients. Individual Service Plan (ISP) long and short term goals. Facilitator will also assist client and other members of the planning team with the intake and assessment process if required by the program. Depending on the physical needs of clients, some self-care assistance, such as toileting and feeding may be required in order to fully support the client.s success.

Please email your resume to chris@creelindustries.com

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082345

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears              JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting instructors by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills and academic areas.  Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, and activities and rules of center.  Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and records behavior.  Cleans and inspects dorm.  Order supplies as needed. Escort residents on recreational activity trips.  Communicates with supervisor and parents of behavioral problems, answers questions and exchanges information.  Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

GRADE:                                C111

APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manger     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing Address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082422

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears              JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting instructors by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills and academic areas.  Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, and activities and rules of center.  Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and records behavior.  Cleans and inspects dorm.  Order supplies as needed. Escort residents on recreational activity trips.  Communicates with supervisor and parents of behavioral problems, answers questions and exchanges information.  Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

GRADE:                                C111

APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manger     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing Address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF  Mike Phillips . Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082418

POSITION TITLE:  Sign Language Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears   JOB DESCRIPTION:  Develop and conduct on-going in-service training, workshop, and/or classes, such as Deaf Culture, Dear Awareness, Current trends, American Sign Language (ASL), Assistive devices, etc. Provide information and/or training/workshops to various groups regarding interpretive services and roles, assistive devices. Coordinate schedules, locations, equipments and guest instructors to present training programs. Provide consultation and outreach services for the community and other agencies in the area. Prepare and monitor community sign language classes and tutoring sessions. Identify members of SCPI team and set up training for SCPI team. Establish and administer a Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) for the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) Staff, and maintain SCPI records and documentation. Prepare status reports, memorandums, and other correspondence. Plan, create, and implement ASL programs for students, and attend and participate in meetings and seminars. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a Bachelor.s Degree in linguistics, education, or related field; plus two years of instructional experience in the area being taught. Must be certified in American Sign Language (ASL). PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Prefer high school diploma with years of experience in teaching sign language or at least have a Bachelor.s Degree.  SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted.  Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test. APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 26, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manager     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Licensed Practical Nurse II

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Announcement No. 57-12

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School

Schedule TL

1655 East 3300 South

DPR 50441/6120

Salt Lake City, UT  84106 (Could possibly be assigned to Ogden.)

JOB SUMMARY Supervises children with severe medical conditions in

classrooms for deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired students;

may monitor and care for students with trach tubes and feeding tubes and

may suction students; attends to the medical needs of students as they are

transported to and from school; follows the directions of the Registered

Nurse in dispensing medications and in performing routine and emergency

medical care for the students; assists the classroom teacher to include

health impaired students within the normal classroom activities; attends

IEP conferences, parent meetings and staffing upon invitation of the

classroom teacher and/or school nurse; assists classroom teacher in

following recommended programs established by the Occupational Therapist

and Physical Therapist for the medically fragile students; collects data

for school nurse and/or classroom teacher regarding student health issues;

performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the

State of Utah is required.  Ability to follow written and/or oral

instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe,

record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic

form; maintain a high level or confidentiality.  This position has

strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking,

recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar

activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility.  Must

be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.  There are risks found in

potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g.

being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the

possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive,

and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to individuals who have

American Sign Language (ASL) skills.  Successful completion of criminal

background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  $14.03 hourly.  This position is eligible for a full

benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability

insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave to include annual, sick, and

holiday pay, and other valuable benefits.  The State requires employees to

receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card

account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full time position for nine months each

school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency

need.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week.

OPENING DATE:   August 31, 2012 CLOSING DATE:   Septermber

9, 2012

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must register and

submit an electronic application and resume with the Utah Job Match

on-line system at https://statejobs.utah.gov.  The requisition number for

this position is 27583.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known

disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable

accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human

Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior

to the interview.

The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal

Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  If hired, your

continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your

employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer

and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of

applicants.

The Columbia University Sign Language Club is looking for an American Sign

Language teacher to teach once a week on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on the

Columbia Campus. The skill levels of the students ranges from all levels,

so we need someone who feels comfortable teaching at all levels.  It is

very laid back and a fun environment, with the first 45 minutes usually

devoted to vocabulary and grammar and the second half devoted to practice

and games.  There is no set curriculum and it is a group of eager

students.  Pay is $45/hour plus $4.50 for transportation.  Classes run

from late September/early October to late April/Early May, with a few

weeks of break for winter vacation.

Please e-mail Gabrielle Lucero at grl2112@columbia.edu if you are

interested.

….

The Department has posted two (2) Rights Representative positions for the

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Lansing, MI.

The Investigator position carries out a range of professional rights

representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide

programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and

other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting

discrimination. Provides training and informational seminars.

Advocates for Michigan.s deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind community by

providing information and technical assistance on federal and state laws,

researching laws, regulations, policies, and other information to assist

the community, their families, the general public, employers, legislators,

state and local governments with understanding the need for communication

access. Aids the community in understanding of their rights.

Responds to PA 204 related questions from the public.  Receives and

investigates violations of the Deaf Persons. Interpreter Act. Assist with

rule promulgation and implementation.

The Coordinator position carries out a range of professional Rights

Representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide

programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and

other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting

discrimination

Advocates for Michigan.s disability community by providing information and

technical assistance on federal and state laws, researching laws,

regulations, policies, and other information to assist deaf, hard of

hearing, deaf-blind person, general public, employers, legislators, state

and local governments.

Administers the Michigan Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) test

for interpreters; provides training and informational seminars; serves as

a liaison to various organizations; provides or arranges sign language

interpreting services, and provides staff support to Governor-appointed

council

If you are interested, please apply through NEOgov. It is position number

1501-12-042 and 1501-12-044.   The posting closes on Tuesday, September

11, 2012.  If you have not already bookmarked the link, you may access the

posting though:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm

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