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DeafDigest Blue – September 29, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – September 29, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.



DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George
Fellendorf who departed us. He was an engineer
when his daughter was born deaf. Making a career
switch, he served as director of AgBell for
16 years (1962-1978). While he advocated the
oral education of the deaf, he did not oppose
the use of sign language, and in fact, knew
little signs himself.

Top stories about the deaf:

Barclays is a world famous bank, based in
London. Many Barclays employees do not know
about the deaf or of deafness. They were
recently exposed to deafness issues by a
deaf advocate.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore
opened its mental health clinic for deaf children. Said a deaf mental health administrator
“This is great. There are a few mental health clinics around that serve deaf children, but
fewer are psychiatric clinics”

A newspaper wrote up a good story about North
Dakota School for the Deaf – just that the name
was changed to North Dakota School for the
Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The center focuses on education of the deaf across
the state instead of just focusing only on the
Devils Lake campus.

The Parliament of Scotland has praised the
Cinema Exhibitors Association for providing
captions for the deaf in movie houses across
the nation.

Things are getting better in Vermont as far as
emergency 911 text messages are concerned.
Two wireless carriers have worked with the
state authorities to make improvements.


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In many hearing parties, hearing people do not
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Deafhood vs Deafness Conference

October 12, 2013

Anaheim, CA

more information at:


There was a research survey of a large group of
hearing men.
The survey asked what was their biggest fear.
Approximately 90 percent of them said they were
afraid of becoming deaf!

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deaf mental health issues

………………………………………… …………………………………………

Does the Bank of America know what ADA is all about,
specifically meaning interpreters for its deaf employees?
Yes, because every big corporation has attorneys and
human resources people that make sure what they do is
Yet, this bank fired a long time deaf employee. This
led to a lawsuit, accusing Bank of America for not providing
interpreters upon her request!
When asked about it, the bank would not respond.

Schools in Utica, NY may be using sign language
in its classrooms. It is not for a foreign language
requirement, but for a different reason.
They think sign language may help immigrant students
learn English better!


being asked –

do you get tired of working for the deaf every day?

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


In 1982, even more “firsts” took place with regard to CART and captioning.  This was the first time a deaf attorney ever argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael Chatoff argued on behalf of a deaf girl from New York in the case of Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Amy

Because the Supreme Court does not hear live testimony, they do not normally have court reporters present.  As a result, this was also the first time a court reporter was brought into the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court permitted CART technology to aid the deaf lawyer.  Mr. Chatoff, who could speak but not hear, communicated with the Justices of the Supreme Court during oral arguments by reading their questions from the CART display and then speaking back to them.


having forgetful hearing people shout behind them,
expecting them to quickly respond!

(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)



We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at or VP at 202-400-2655


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The pendulum has swung. When ADA was written into law
in 1990, the internet was not a priority, and the judges
were not inclined to make it accessible to the deaf.
The shoe is now on the other foot; more judges are
making the internet an accessibility requirement for
the deaf.


Did you know that –

Ruth Fulton Benedict, who was deaf, was an outstanding
anthropologist. She specialized in pieces of culture among
the Native American tribes. Things like pottery, costumes,
dances, fascinated her. She passed away in 1948.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to a hero, Moe Biller
who passed away earlier in the month.
Biller, who was not deaf, served many years as the president
of American Postal Workers Union, the union where many deaf
postal employees are affiliated with.
When the Gallaudet students erupted with protest over
selection of a hearing person as the new president (Deaf
President Now movement), Biller jumped into the fray with
an outright $5,000 to the DPN treasury.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do Deaf Families have bratty children?
Of course, the same as with Hearing Families!
Bratty children are the same everywhere, until
they grow up to become responsible adults.
Anyway, how would Super Nanny deal with
bratty children from a Deaf Family?
This program is supposed to be aired on the
ABC network on October 10th.

(DeafDigest editor didn’t see that program;
hopefully these Bratty Codas have become
responsible individuals)


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

An ad said:
store offers sign language services

offering sign language services as in providing
interpeters for the deaf on field assignments?

No, this store has a hearing employee fluent in
ASL, and would be on call to serve deaf customers


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a friend was saying something – but cannot figure
out if he was saying mashed or smashed



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–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   Community Advocate –  Ventura

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

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



position openings
Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors
locations across New Jersey

ACCESS, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, has the following positions available.

Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible to provide direct services, case management and linkage to other services/HH adults with mental illness in the community and in the home.

1.  Coordinate receipt of entitlements, linkages to medical and non-medical services, provide transportation when necessary. 2.  Complete all documentation requirements, including development of a comprehensive care plan and progress notes.
3.  Teach independent living skills, recreational/leisure skills, oversee medications coordinate medical appointments.
4.  Use appropriate therapeutic approaches to engage and motivate clients.
5.  Identify potential crisis situations and use appropriate crisis intervention skills to diffuse situations and/or coordinate care.
6.  Perform outreach services to absent and/or missing clients.
7.  Educate and advocate for clients.

Qualifications: Caseworker – Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.

Residential Counselor – BA/BS Social Work/Counseling/MH/Health discipline OR 1 or more years college PLUS related work or life experience OR h.s. diploma PLUS 4 years of related work exp. Valid NJ drivers license, first aid/CPR certification.  Team-oriented, ASL fluency, written communication skills, organizational and problem-solving skills are required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.5599, or email your resume to:



position opening
High School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is presently looking for a High School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions. This is a full-time 10 month position with competitive salary and benefits.

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Deaf Education or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
2. Possession of or eligibility for appropriate certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
3. Level 3 ASL competence as measured by the ASLPI preferred.
4. Experience working with high school age Deaf children.
5. Understanding of and support for an exploratory, experimental approach to teaching and learning. Experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum.
6. Understanding and knowledge of normal child growth and development.
7. Understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse population.
8. Experience working as a member of an instructional team is preferred.
9. Excellent professional communication skills are a must.

The Future Transition Teacher will be responsible for implementing Media Literacy, Soft Skills and Financial Literacy along with job readiness skills into the classroom. This position requires the teacher to be in contact with outside agencies for student internships and mentorships. In addition, teachers work with other support personnel (e.g. therapists, curriculum and behavior support staff, communication specialists, etc.) to provide an integrated and well-rounded instructional program for each student.

Classroom teachers are responsible for the development and implementation of IEP’s with the involvement of parents and school districts, and for implementing instructional activities consistent with the educational mission and philosophy of the school.

Only candidates with above qualifications will be considered.

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144


Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment Specialist. This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services. The Interpreter/Employment Specialist 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.

. 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

. Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
. 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: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits
such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application http://( 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

Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

New positions now open.

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

– Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all
programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;
responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,
coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and
handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist
wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’ administrative
assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree
preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and
excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language
strongly preferred.

– Job Title:
Residential Program Director

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.
This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing
staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual
budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs
are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,
dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;
confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,
safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates
in the completion of required documents, including but not limited
to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly
and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,
behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,
etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,
hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential
support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along
with two years’ experience as a program director, or three years of
experience in a managerial level position in the human services field
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

– Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

This position provides interpreting services for: emergency
situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits
with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

AA degree with a minimum of three years’ interpreting experience OR
BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of
mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.
Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance
with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

– Job Title:
Residential Case Manager

Glenside, PA


Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop
service plans; provide independent living skills instructions;
advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical
and vocational services.

BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

– Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Glenside, PA


Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging
client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and
aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence
and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening

HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

– Job Title: Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type: Full Time

Description: This position supervises support staff, directs various
aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees
payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps
create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the
benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all
programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees
invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA
guidelines. Provides interpreting services for: emergency situations,
mental health evaluations, and staff meetings

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human
Resources Management or related field, plus three years
office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years
of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language
required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and
excellent organizational/time management skills. Compliance with PA
Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301
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Career announcement Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.  Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with disabilities.  Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems.  Maintains contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. May perform other duties as assigned.

.    Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
.    Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to coordinate services
.    Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through the Agency system
.    Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
.    Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and environmental adaptation needs of the work site
.    Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with disabilities
.    Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching .    Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to training and job opportunities
.    Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
.    Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
.    Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs .    Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
.    Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
.    Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options and NISH contracts
.    Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
.    Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of techniques with consumers in the program
.    Meets with employers and supports the development of training and employment options for consumers
.    Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance measures and develops reports, as requested
.    Maintains communication with referral sources
.    Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills
.    Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts
.    Writes monthly progress reports, as required
.    Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
.    Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
.    Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
.    Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer satisfaction
.    Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers and employers
.    Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor
.    Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
.    Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on coaching needs
.    Supervise and independently evaluate employees
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

.    Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
.    5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
.    2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
.    Fluent in American Sign Language skills
.    1 year of supervisory experience
.    Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
.    Pass drug screening
.    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

.    Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field .    Proficiency in American Sign Language
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    2 or more  years of supervisory experience
.    1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
.    1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
.    First Aid and CPR certification

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:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107


Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled



Career announcement Program Director-Client Services
Southwest Community Services
Tucson, AZ

No. 03-10-204

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS        Exempt – Full Time

Position Purpose: Supervises and directs Client through COPD in the areas of counseling, advocacy, case management, client intake, assessment, supported employment and day treatment programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals and provides therapeutic counseling. Develops internships and SSP training programs, consumer assessment procedures and essential group meetings for consumer population.  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. Supervises receptionist duties. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Develop, and recommends to management with formulating administrative and operational policies and procedures for Client Services activities
.    Oversee the daily operations of the counseling, advocacy, case management and supported work programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals; monitors contracts, quality of services, and billing and collections processes
.    Oversee and monitor staffing patterns and consumer needs; determines departmental response to changes in consumer needs
.    Supervise Client Services staff to include Program Coordinators, Counselors, Support Service Providers, Case Workers and Case Aids, and the receptionist duties
.    Provide supervision to interns and practicum MA level students
.    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
.    Assure that client service programs meet contract standards, staffing patterns, staffing oversight and CARF standards
.    Provides therapeutic counseling
.    Ensure counseling and case management program quality and productivity standards
.    Develop, oversee and monitor training programs for interns, Service Support Providers and other project staff
.    Develop and implement, with staff assistance, consumer assessment procedures, to include both ecological assessments and personal futures planning, as well as standardized intake and assessment procedures
.    Assist with project development to foster enhancement and growth within the program
.    Report caseload size, consumer needs and staffing patterns to supervisor for review of         productivity
.    Oversee the intake and case coordination processes
.    Conduct case staffing with appropriate staff; schedules and monitors case review processes
.    Responsible for maintaining all cases and caseloads and contract requirements in accordance with outside agency service contracts
.    Develop, with staff assistance, group meetings in areas of Substance Abuse, Women’s Group, Anger Management, Parent’s Group, Budgeting classes and other groups as deemed appropriate
.    Responsible for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
.    Responsible for the development and facilitation of a balanced programmatic budget
.    Coordinate external training opportunities for staff, e.g., substance abuse workshop
.    Responsible for SCS/statewide program development and consultation to staff regarding consumer services in the area of behavioral health services
.    Develop programs, as needed, to meet Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumer needs
.    Review and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
.    Support COPD in the development of community activities, Board priorities and staff training
.    Develop community partnerships, and oversee staff training, and presentation sin the community
.    Oversee referrals, intakes and screens clients into the programs, coordinates client services throughout the system; determine staffing pattern response in relationship to consumer needs
.    Aids in the development of contracts specific to Client Services.
.    Develops and implements FCC program.
.    Works with staff to support the development of a state-wide SSP Curriculum
.    Works with the Courts and outside partners in the development of a victim domestic violence program.
.    Assure all staff are knowledgeable of best practices to persons with a hearing loss and represent SCS in services to persons with a hearing loss
.    Assure all programs meet contract standards including DOL and CARF
.    Conduct site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for accreditation compliance
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

.    Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field
.    LPC, LISW, LAC .    American Sign Language skills
.    5 years of supervisory experience in program management
.    5 years of experience working with Deaf or Hard of Hearing persons in a counseling and professional capacity
.    Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
.    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

SALARY        $19.50 – $24.86/hour; DOE

HOW TO APPLY    Send application and/or resume to:

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

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter –

Apply online at

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated based upon evaluation of their qualifications, experience and training.

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly performing applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as outlined in the job description.

OPEN            August 29, 2013

CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer


until filled

Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction
oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training
Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all
Instructional Principals.

Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine
program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of
curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior
intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based
education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general
faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other
Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to
school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,
professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching
assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of
the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the
community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs
and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,
Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all
services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all
practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California
credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in
fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques
for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency
examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and
verification of transcripts and

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,
and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
until filled

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( )
in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation


Aspire Indiana, Inc.  LCSW Position Available

Licensed Clinical Social Worker . Deaf Services
Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker position available at their Deaf Services Outpatient Office located in Indianapolis, IN.  The LCSW will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults.  Duties include but are not limited to: evaluations/ assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:

·         Master.s degree in Social Work from an accredited university

·         Recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

·         Two years professional experience in providing clinical social work service to, preferably, in a mental health/health care setting

·         Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness

·         Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines

·         Must be extremely detail oriented

·         Good communicator with strong written skills

·         Good presentation skills

·         Must be flexible and cooperative

·         Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts

·         Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

·         Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·         Must be results driven

·         Professional presentation

·         Must be self-motivated and research oriented

·         Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills

·         Must support diversity

Desirable Qualifications:
·         Licensed by the State of Indiana preferred; applicants with an out-of-state LCSW license, must apply for Indiana licensure within 30 days to obtain temporary LCSW license
·         Ability to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals highly preferred
·         Prior experience working with children, families and/or adults

The Edmonds School District in Edmonds, Washington just north of Seattle is
home to our regional program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students from
Preschool to 12th grade. Come and join our team of 15 Educational
Interpreters working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, staff and
community members. This position is 9:50-1:50 daily, starting at Madrona
in an intermediate math class and then to Edmonds Woodway High School for 2

** **

To apply visit the district website at and click on
Employment, Classified Openings, View Open Positions and Apply.
Applications must be completed and submitted to the district by September
30, 2013.****

Job opportunity at Greenspoint near Houston
We are hiring for an Imaging Scanner. Must be able to access computer, index and image large volumne of documents. Sedentary. Would like to provide an opportunity for an otherwise qualified applicant with a hearing impairment. Background check required, Greenspoint area. Private employer. Hourly rate $12.00 with full benefits. Please email me. I am a hearing HR Director & have basic ASL skills.

Judy Yarberry


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