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DeafDigest Blue – September 25, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – September 25, 2011

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/employmentdiscrimination/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cirecall/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.net/videos/video-bribe/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-accident/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
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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 a deaf person who
perished in the 9/11 disaster ten years ago. At that time,
it was not known if there were deaf victims. But it
was learned recently that Leon Lebor, a deaf florist,
was one of the victims. He worked in the Twin Towers
lobby at the time of the disaster.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Over the years we have a number of disc jockeys that
are either deaf or hard of hearing. The latest one
to surface in the news is Lori Martinez, who operates
out of a radio station in Chicago. What does a DJ
really do? Picks out music that are to be shown
on the radio program.

The Senses Foundation (Australia) which works with the
deaf and the blind, has lost $1.5 million in Australian
dollars because of bad investments. As a result, this
organization has filed a lawsuit against Counterpoint,
a financial investment company, for mismanagement.

– Very Hot News

Are restaurants in New York, some of them considered to be
the best in the world, friendly to the deaf, as well as
with the disabled? This is what a New York district
attorney is trying to find out. His office is distributing
surveys for these select restaurants to find out.

– Sunday September 18th

On Bravo’s reality series “Work of Art” one of the participants is Leon Lim, born in Malaysia but a resident
of New York City. He is deaf. The irony is that he is
competing in a TV show despite having never owned a TV in his life!

– Monday September 19th

The National Health Service of United Kingdom
has stopped distributing hearing aid batteries for
hearing aid users. No reason was given but the
hard of hearing Britons are upset about it.

– Tuesday September 20th

The Cochlear is suffering. This Australian company
was embarrassed about its product recall. And because
of this recall, its stock price went down twenty
percent. While just 150 of the 25,000 of its implants
had to be recalled, the reputation has been tarnished.

– Wednesday September 21st

McCormick & Schmick’s, a famous restaurant chain, has
been charged by the EEOC on basis of job discrimination.
A deaf prep cook was fired despite earning good work
performance reviews. Efforts to negotiate a settlement
failed, and which led to the filing of charges in the
courts.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Jim Terrion, a deaf resident of Prince George, BC, was
said to have raised over $500,000 in funds for the
Terry Fox Foundation. It seeks to raise funds for
cancer research.

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

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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A HEARING AID BRIBE
Almost all bribes involve money. But a hearing aid
bribe?
Yes, it took place in Florida three years ago.
A political group wanted state legislators to pass
a bill for them.
This political group bribed state legislators
with free hearing aids. It did not matter if legislators
were hearing or deaf.
125 legislators accepted hearing aids. Two “honest”
legislators turned it down.
It is not fair; poor deaf people in Florida cannot
afford hearing aids; rich hearing legislators that
do not need hearing aids still accept it as a bribe!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-bribe/

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

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Seattle Deaf  Film Festival
March 30 – April 1, 2012
University of Washington

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/seattlefilms/

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A CAR ACCIDENT
What is a half hit-run accident. It is when a
hearing driver has an automobile accident with a
deaf driver.
The hearing driver got out of the car and
said something to the deaf driver.
The deaf driver told the hearing driver that he
is deaf and to please write down on a pad.
The panicked hearing driver got back into the
car and drove away!
DeafDigest editor hopes the surprised deaf
driver copied the license number of the
half hit-run hearing driver!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-accident/

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

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Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival
October 8 and 9, 2011
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the
best of the autumn season to Long Island. This year’s Festival,
to be held on October 8 and 9, 2011, from 9 am to 5 pm, at 40 Frost
Mill Rd. in Mill Neck, NY, will be better than ever. Also known as
the “Apple Fest”, this 50 year tradition features a wide
variety of apples, crafts, grilled bratwurst, cheeses, baked goods,
fudge and strudels, a full-line of famous Karl Ehmer wurst and bacon
products, a “Gourmet Shop”, apple cider, a popular children’s activities area and more. Children’s authors will read books in the pumpkin patch on both days, and visitors can also participate in a 50/50 Raffle at for just $10 a ticket. The winner receives half of all money collected. Past winners have taken home over $10,000!

There will also be opportunities to learn about the Deaf and the
programs and services provided by the Mill Neck Family of
Organizations. The Festival will showcase the latest in Deaf
technology, and in a new Hospitality Tent, visitors can purchase sign
language novelty items and books, as well as celebratory Mill Neck
2011 milestone anniversary mementos – Mill Neck Manor School for the
Deaf is 60, the Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center is 20 and Mill
Neck Services for Deaf Adults is 25. Additionally, a special
performance by CODA comic Alan R. Abarbanell, “The ABABABA Road
Tour” chronicling his experiences growing up hearing in a Deaf
family, will be held on Friday night, October 7th, at 7:30 pm in the
Deaf Education Auditorium on the Mill Neck Manor campus. Tickets are
$15 per person and can be purchased at the door. 

For more information, call (516) 922-4100 (V/TDD) or visit
http://www.millneck.org

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MANY DEAF PEOPLE BREAK THE LAW IN ARKANSAS
Many deaf people break the law in Arkansas,
but for some reason, the police have never
arrested them!
What is the law? Go to:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/22323/99603-i-m-arrest-what-fifty-bizarre

And then scroll down to Arkansas. Be surprised!

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SHODDY AND DISTORTED INTERPRETING ON TV NEWS
An association of the deaf have filed a formal complaint
regarding shoddy and distorted interpreting on TV news
programs.
That is terrible. Where in USA is it taking place?
No, not in USA, but in Botswana!
The complaint was filed by the Botswana Association of the Deaf,
saying TV interpreting has led to confusion rather than informing
the deaf as to what is going on.
Probably Botswana does not have its own professional interpreting
certification agency, like our own RID.

A VISITING POET AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Famous poet Ilya Kaminsky is an Ida Beam Distinguished
Visiting Professor. This week he is visiting University of
Iowa, featuring his works.
A web site describes him involved as a poet, critic, translator and professor.
Well, what about it? He is deaf. Has been deaf since age of 4.
And what makes it more interesting is that his deafness is not
mentioned on this site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Kaminsky

Ashamed of his deafness? Do not know. Does he sign?
Again, do not know!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this:

am I signing too fast?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people ask me how I “type” so fast.  The reason is that CART
providers and realtime captioners do not “type” most words letter
by letter.  They write whole words or phrases phonetically on their
steno machines. 

Captioners put unusual names and terms in dictionaries in their
computer software.  Most of the software programs for CART providers
and captioners use a main dictionary for words, phrases, and names
that would be appropriate for all assignments.  Then they also have
what are called job dictionaries. 

A captioner may have a job dictionary for the names of basketball
players for a basketball game, and that captioner may also have a job
dictionary for the names of news anchors and personnel at a specific
television station.  A CART provider might have a job dictionary for
biology terms used in college classes, and he or she might have a job
dictionary for the names of all the people and places discussed at
the local city council meeting.   If unusual names and terms are used
that are not applicable to all assignments, it makes sense for the
captioner to create a job dictionary.

If a word or name comes up that is not in one of the captioner’s
dictionaries for that assignment, the captioner must think quickly
enough to fingerspell that word, or an error will occur.  

A BREAKTHROUGH IN SRI LANKA
Are we seeing a breakthrough in Sri Lanka, an island nation
off the shores of India.
The deaf were never allowed to drive cars. There was an
announcement this week that the Minister of Social Services
is going to ask the cabinet to allow the deaf to drive.
It was the request of the Sri Lanka Deaf Persons’ Federation
that spurred the minister into action.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

A deaf woman, attending a medical school, never saw a
deaf person in her life and had this impression that
she was the “smartest” deaf person in the world.
The interpreter, a Coda, whose parents were Gallaudet
graduates, immediately told the medical student that
she is not the only smart deaf person around and that
there are many of them around all over the world.
Still angry about that comment, the interpreter quit
her assignment the next day!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Do we need a sign language glove that coverts ASL into words?
Well, Ryan Patterson, not deaf, invented that device and has
already won $420,000 in cash and in college scholarships.
There are many different signs for “computer” and for
“football” and so on. Is a Glove going to capture it all?

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf woman, wanting to take driving classes in Texas,
was denied when requesting an interpreter. She filed
a lawsuit, and this case has been referred to the
US District Court.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

SMUGGLING A GRANDFATHER ON THE GROUNDS OF US NAVAL ACADEMY
Erin Coppedge, who is deaf, is a member of the women’s soccer
team at George Washington University. Her team had a game against
Navy on the grounds of the US Naval Academy,
Because of security concerns, walk-in fans were not permitted
to watch the game. Grandfather Bo Coppedge is a retired admiral
and a former Navy athletic director. Not even his imposing
credentials and connections with the administration at the
academy would allow him to watch his granddaughter play.
Erin had to resort to subterfuge to sneak in her grandfather
to the game.
The Washington Post wrote up this little episode. You guessed
it – Erin’s deafness was not mentioned in the story.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The newspapers said that Oom Zandberg Jansen passed
away early in the week.
No one would know who he is unless one lives in
South Africa and avidly follows rugby (they are just
as crazy about their rugby as we are with our football).
Anyway Oom was a legendary radio and TV commentator
years back who did not hesitate to make his views known
on anything related to rugby in South Africa.
And – Oom was deaf. The newspaper report said:

Jansen, although he was deaf, attracted a great following
as a radio and television commentator on rugby who pulled no
punches.

A deaf commentator? Won’t happen in USA but it did in
South Africa.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest mentioned Hearing Body Language and
Deaf Body Language in a past edition.

A subscriber said:

Yes, it seems we do. I don’t realize it myself but I’ve had hearing people ask me if I’m deaf.

I say yes and then I ask them how they know. It’s my behavior and sometimes my voice.

Sometimes it makes me feel self conscious 

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a job re-training session, I thought the
person said:

visitor

She actually said:

physician 

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Press Release of the Week

Rocky Mountain Deaf School wins a big grant

read more at:
http://deafdigest.com/rdmsgrant/

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job title
Outreach Consultant for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Montana School for the Deaf & Blind
position located in Billings or other community in Eastern Montana

START DATE:  August 22, 2011

STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (200 duty days)

SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes

PAY GRADE:  Contract exempt

POSITION NUMBER:  51300321

BARGAINING UNIT:  MEA/MFT

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their home communities by providing information, technical assistance and consultation with the goal of promoting appropriate intervention strategies and educational practices for deaf and hard of hearing children in Montana.

Facilitates the implementation of the Family Advisor Program, which involves home-based early intervention services for infants and preschool age children.  This includes working with parents, overseeing the work of family advisors, and collaborating with other service providers to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that appropriately meet the needs of children.

Provides classroom support, consultation and technical assistance for school age children. Provides classroom based assessments, offers recommendations and suggestions to classroom teachers and specialists who directly serve deaf and hearing impaired students, and provides information on professional and instructional resources. Participates in evaluation team meetings and assists in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Assists in the planning and facilitation of annual Family Learning Weekends, Summer Skills Programs, and facilitates other learning opportunities for students.  Works with the MSDB admissions coordinator to facilitate appropriate referral of students for evaluation and placement at MSDB.

Completes summary reports of site visits and contacts, travel logs and expense vouchers, and other documents required by the outreach program supervisor.  Keeps Outreach Data Base current. Reviews and approves reports and invoices submitted by contracted Family Advisors.

Additionally, serves as a resource to the medical, home, education and community service agencies by providing training and information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education.  Previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in an educational setting preferred.  Applicants with degrees in related fields and previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be considered.  Must be able to obtain a Montana Educator’s License with special education endorsement within three years of date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of general special education instructional practices and specifically best practices in the education of the deaf; educational and audiological assessment procedures and interpretation of assessment results; support services typically utilized in the education of the deaf, including speech/language and interpreter services; special education rules and regulations and the IEP/ETR process. Ability to comply with data collection, records management and reporting features assigned to the position.  Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad constituency through the application of skills and knowledge fundamental to the position as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   The successful employee must be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision or direction.   The position requires extensive travel working hours beyond those of a typical teaching position with an average of 2 to 3 nights away from home each week.  The position may require occasional work on weekends and extended workdays with meetings before and after regular school hours.  This is a “tele-work” position requiring the employee to work out of a home-based office, usually located in a community outside of Great Falls.  Telework employees must be able to maintain the basic machines and functions of an office as well as securing routine maintenance for the state vehicle assigned to the position.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference).
3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
7.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website:  http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION:  This position is a contracted position 200 days.  Salary is determined by the schedule as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible state employees are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance.  Other benefits include deferred compensation program and retirement.  Employees earn approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours pay period worked and employees who qualify are entitled to up to 15 days military leave with full pay.  Earned

leave benefits may be used for maternity and parental (birth/adoption) leave and for immediate family illness care.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND using the information provided above.  TTY users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing 711-253-4091.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: http://mt.gov!stateiobs/stateiobs.asp . You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center..

SPECIAL INFORMATION: MSDB IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.  Grades encompassed in this program include elementary, middle school, and high school levels.    The schedule may also be adjusted temporarily or permanently for reasons such as training, meetings, student needs, agency needs, emergencies, etc.  This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

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positions open
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
various locations in Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center
Location: Brattleboro,VT
Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience.
Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including
Autism.
Training and experience in instruction improvement
Effective communication skills to include ASL
Responsibilities:
Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center
Teachers.
Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program.
Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center.
Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications:      
* BA degree or equivalent experience
* Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience:
* Work from a philosophy or empowerment
* Ability to work with a diverse population
* Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize
* Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling
mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness
to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness
to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and
development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop
into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time  

* Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students; Proficiency in ASL; Valid driver’s license; Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

* Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT,
please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or send email to:
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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recruiting for applicants
Pre-K Teacher
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/louisianateacher/

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position opening
Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA 01701

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

Contact Info:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

www.tlcdeaf.org
inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
fax: 508-875-3355

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posting
Deaf Youth Program Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, Inc
Worthington, Ohio

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/dypohio/

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position opening
Large Accounts Director, VRS
Purple
Rocklin, CA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplelargeaccounts/

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position opening
Human Resources Generalist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplehrgeneralist/

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position opening
Medicaid Service Coordinator
The Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Rochester, NY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/rochestermedicaid/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles

*  Staff Interpreter – 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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