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DeafDigest Blue – September 26, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - September 26, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/publicsigning/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyhumanresourcesdirector/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/whattime/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dyslexia/

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Harris Communications has added many new products to their website
including alarm clocks, signaling systems, books, DVDs and novelties.
Check our website frequently for the latest products available for
deaf and hard of hearing people.

So, what's new?

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presentation of the book and sign language interpretation.

"Little Deaf Spies", (DVD360),  a heartwarming film presented in
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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.

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Fired for refusing to wear earmuffs on the job
http://deafdigest.com/ceanpriest/

Deaf medical resident's serious interpreting issues
http://deafdigest.com/wendystueck/


- Very Hot News

One of the nation's last surviving manual bookbinding 
businesses was deaf owned, the Atlantic Bookbinding Company 
in Atlantic, Iowa.
 
It was owned by Soren Petersen, who has been in the field
for 50 years. He is closing the shop at the end of this
month, weary of these 12-14 hour, 6 days a week grind.



- Sunday September 19th

Synetic Theatre is a physical theater company in
Rosslyn Virginia. Anyway Hector Reynoso, a Gallaudet
student, has been cast in the role of Percival and
Holy Grail in the theater's upcoming production of
"King Arthur." The play is visual and wordless,
a perfect fit for deaf actors.



- Monday September 20th

Cricket is a popular sport in Australia, not that so
in USA, except with some immigrant groups.

Anyway, Nick Watkins, who is deaf but makes use of his
hearing aid to communicate with others, achieved a lifetime
dream - to become a captain of his hearing cricket team
in Australia.

Is cricket captain a big deal? Yes. The captain is the boss,
more or less the team's head coach, making decisions with
players and strategy that would hopefully decide the matches
in his team's favor. When not busy with cricket, he is a partner
with a transport company.



- Tuesday September 21st

Lance Allred, who played few games for Cleveland Cavaliers
two seasons ago as the first deaf player in the NBA, has been
offered a contract with the Indiana Pacers.


- Wednesday September 22nd

What has become of Kenny Walker, a deaf football player that
played for Denver Broncos for two seasons and also played
one season in the Canadian Football League - during the
nineties?

He is now a new assistant coach with the Gallaudet football
team. He came on board few weeks ago.

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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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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 9 and 10, 2010, 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, the event features a wide variety of apples, 
crafts, grilled bratwurst, a "Cheese House," 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. 

Legendary Sportscaster and Author Len Berman will join us on Saturday and 
children's authors will read books in the pumpkin patch on both days. 

In addition, visitors can also participate in a 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are 
$10 each, and 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, Mill Neck Manor School and the 
organization's programs and services. 

The Festival showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign language 
novelty items and books. 

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

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ASKING FOR TIME
   Many times a stranger would come to you and ask
"what time is it?"
   You look at your watch; if it is 9:50 AM, you would
show him 10 fingers; if it is 3:15 PM, you would show
three fingers.
   It is much easier than saying "ten to 10" or
"nine fifty" or "three fifteen."
   Sometimes, it is much easier to show him your watch
and let the hearing person look at it.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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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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DYSLEXIA AND THE DEAF
   Dyslexia is a disability that prevents people from reading
normally. These people are not stupid, just that they have
problems reading.
   Many years ago, schools never heard of dyslexia and placed all
dyslexic children into "slow learning" classrooms,
   There are some deaf people with dyslexia, and again, they are
not stupid.
   DeafDigest editor knew of an old deaf classmate that had dyslexia;
he was a smart person but suffered for years in classes with other
slow learners.
   High schools for the deaf would not accept that classmate. 
Forced to find a job as a young man, he struggled for years in
many low paying jobs. 
   Then he found luck - finding a job in a rich men's private club 
as masseur. He became a rich man from tips that these wealthy
men gave him.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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A COMMENT BY A LATE-DEAFENED PERSON
   Many late-deafened people still retain "perfect"
speaking skills.
   This can be a problem when hearing people don't
believe that these late-deafened people are really
deaf because of their excellent speech.
   One late-deafened person said:

My voice works; my ears don't

   He said this helps hearing people realize his deafness.



TO BE CAPTAIN OF A CRICKET TEAM
   Cricket is a sport that is not largely played in
USA, except among immigrants. But it is a popular sport
in many other nations.
   There was a story of Nick Watkins, a deaf man,
being selected as the captain of a hearing cricket
team in Australia.
   DeafDigest wondered what was the big deal about being
a team captain?
   Well, in cricket, it is much different from being captain
of a softball team.
   A cricket captain has much more responsibilities as opposed
to softball.
   To get an idea of the captain's responsibilities, click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_%28cricket%29

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A DEAF GHOST IN FLORIDA
   At Wendell's Ocala Ghost Walks & Historical Tours in
Florida, there is a Deaf Ghost.
   Said the tour owner:

The Deaf Ghost's name is Mr Rao; he leaves an earthy smell
when he is around.
  
   Halloween is a month from now. Just keep that in mind.



THE DEAF AND THE DANGEROUS JOBS
   A deaf writer wrote on a web site regarding these
dangerous jobs:

It depends on the kind of work you do, but being deaf 
in the workplace often comes with risks

   All jobs come with risks, and it has nothing to do
with ability to hear. Deaf people have eyes, and while
hearing people have ears, there are many accidents
that involve hearing workers.
   And when a deaf worker is hurt in a dangerous job
accident, people will blame it on deafness. But no 
one blames "hearingness" when a hearing person is hurt
in a job accident!




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment by a hearing person -

even though I don't understand sign language, your signs look much
better than other interpreters!





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






COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When you are watching the output of a CART provider or a realtime
captioner, there may be times when something comes up on the screen
that makes no sense.  Unfortunately, with technology, there is always
an opportunity for a glitch to take place. 

One of the most difficult parts of the process for consumers is
figuring out what the problem is.  Is it a problem with the equipment
of the television station or distributor?  Is it a problem with a
telephone or Internet connection?  Is it a problem with the equipment
of the captioner?

Even though you may not know exactly what the problem is, it is
important that you communicate with the people providing the services
to let them know that there is a problem.

There are times when people providing captioning services do not know
that there is a glitch in the system.  If the people watching
captioning do not communicate with them, the people providing the
captioning think everything is fine and continue to do what they have
always done.

Unfortunately, there are also people who may know that there is some
sort of problem, but they may not want to spend the time or the money
to fix the problem.  Again, it is extremely important that you
continue to communicate with them until the problem is fixed.

It can be very frustrating dealing with a situation like this, and it
might be tempting to just ignore it.  The problem is that if you
ignore it, the people providing the captioning think no one is
watching captioning, and they think that providing captioning is not
important.

It is very important that we all learn to be educated consumers and
advocate for quality captioning.  




AN OLD TIME DEAF STREET PERFORMER
   Years ago at Dalton, Georgia, a small town, there was a
deaf man, who was a street performer.
   Said an old timer:

He could just make guttural noises. He walked around and
put on little shows. He would dance for you. He worked 
some for a farm but mostly he walked around town collecting 
nickels and dimes. His main trick was to turn up a bottle of 
Coca-Cola and glug, glug, glug, glug and it would be all 
gone. He could do it in one swallow.

   While it may be funny, pretty much does not make us, the
deaf, look good.
 
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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

safely drive and sign to their deaf passengers at the same time


No. This is just as dangerous as texting while driving!




when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

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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!

Many deaf people are angry at Nottingham University Hospitals
hearing aid repair service in England. 

Repairs take a long time and seemingly forever. They used to
drop off the broken hearing aid and pick it up later. Not
any more. 

The service spokesperson said:

Since newer digital hearing aids were introduced in 2005 they
take longer to repair. Because the centre deals with 22,000 
patients a year appointments are now the only way staff can 
deal with repairs.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
Los Angeles

- case
Ventura County accused of violating ADA by refusing to hire
a qualified deaf applicant

- result
the rejected deaf applicant received $45,000 in settlement and
the county officials agreed to train supervisors to observe the
ADA regulations on job applications

- comment
did the deaf applicant win? Yes, $45,000 was paid - but the applicant
did not get the job, which was given to someone else. And the
county would still not admit wrongdoing, despite the settlement
agreement!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the next batter hate (hit) a home run

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Terence Parkin, the sole deaf participant at the Olympics in
Sydney, Australia, will come home with a medal.
   Terence, who hails from South Africa, is a silver medalist in the
200 meter breaststroke swimming event.

(editor's note: It was the Hearing Olympics, not the
Deaflympics)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The FCC, in a recent decision, ruled that relay services
cannot block calls to a telephone number just because the party
whose number it has asked them to do so.
   Confusing? Well, it is not the same as the Do Not Call list
that prohibits telemarketing calls. Yet, if we are using the relay
service to call a number that is already on the Do Not Call list,
the relay cannot stop us but we can be prosecuted for placing such
calls.
   Meaning relay is allowing us to commit a "crime"? Yes. Ever so
paradoxical.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The spokesperson, for the Weherenberg Campbell 16 theater, based
in Springfield, MO, said:

Open-captioned movies are not cost effective. They were not 
well attended; hearing people would not usually attend unless 
they were with a hearing-impaired person. Even with just
subtitles, it's very distracting.

But - this theater scheduled an open captioned movie on Sundays
at 1 PM, at the same time the town deaf church starts their
weekly services!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say:

safe?

or

did he say:

save?



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 find out that your state agency observes Washington Birthday
the day after Christmas, which is strange.    However, strangeness
pays off when you find out that in certain years, Christmas and the
day after Christmas falls on a Monday and Tuesday...permitting you to
have a four day long weekend.

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DeafBook of the Week


Deaf Peddler

(Confessions of an Inside Man)

by Dennis S Buck

Gallaudet University Press
2000




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 opening
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager 
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program 
Manager. 

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing 
information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type "01266" in the keyword search.

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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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