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DeafDigest Blue – September 30, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – September 30, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/family-reunions-with-deaf/

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The Story of an Unlikely Athlete

Lance Allred is probably the last person you would expect to make it
in professional sports. He grew up in a polygamist commune in Montana
and struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is also deaf.

Despite a lot of setbacks, Lance finally realized his dream of
playing in the NBA, becoming the first legally deaf player in the
league.

“Longshot” is Lance’s personal story. Written by Lance, he is
self-deprecating, witty and wholly original.

Find “Longshot” (B1211) at Harris Communications for only $25.99.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb093012

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/  (updated every Monday)

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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 Jack Slemenda,
a lifelong Pittsburgh resident, who departed us.
He was the pillar of the Pittsburgh Deaf Community,
serving as officer of the local deaf club, helping spread the word of sign language everywhere, and
helped with the state association and the deaf senior
citizens group. And most important of all, helped
deaf people find jobs.

Top stories about the deaf:

Marja Brandon has been announced as the permanent Head
of School at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. It is a
promotion for her from her interim title.

For the past several years Kevin Bella, himself deaf,
was the head football coach at California School for
the Deaf at Fremont. No longer the coach at the school,
he has resurfaced as the assistant coach at Mission San Jose High School. With a team of hearing players, Bella
uses gestures and signals to get across to them. It
was not easy at the start, but the players are now
used to him.

The National Association of School Psychologists has enacted a resolution to support the needs of deaf students in all school settings.

The EEOC won a lawsuit against Creative Networks,
a company that provides services for the
disabled – an irony because that same company
refused to hire a deaf applicant! This company
was based in Phoenix.

The school system in Victoria, a state in Australia,
has been accused by the Australian human rights commission
of discriminating against some deaf students that want
to enroll. Some of these schools would not admit deaf
applicants.

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

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

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

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

Sign language interpreters will be available.

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

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

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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HEARING PEOPLE OFTEN NOT REALIZE REASON FOR GESTURES
Deaf people point fingers and use gestures. Example is
pointing at a table in restaurant they want to be seated.
Or pointing at a cake at a Starbucks counter.
Some hearing people don’t like gestures; they think
gestures are mocking them. And they get angry about it.
Their faces become red when they realize reason for
gesturing is because the person is deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-gestures/

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

Attention:
this video may not work with iPads

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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-of-color-conference/

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ALWAYS SAME THING DURING HEARING REUNIONS WITH DEAF
Many family members are close with each other for
many years. They stay in touch through telephone calls
and emails and etc.
And during family reunions, deaf members are always
hugged with smiles on faces.
But do these hearing family members communicate with
the deaf such as fingerspelling or lipreading or with
notes?
In most cases, no! They just gesture for a few minutes
and then ignore the deaf.
Is it normal and sad?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/family-reunions-with-deaf/

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

Attention:
this video may not work with iPads

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We had a championship deaf semi-pro football team

do read the tale at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semipro-football-team/

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AN UNLIKELY HEARING AID MANUFACTURER?
We have approximately 25 hearing aid manufacturers.
Possibly the 26th manufacturer, the newest and the
most unlikely one is – the Apple!
Yes, the Apple as with Macs and these iPads. And
going one up, Apple has applied for two patents
with their new-concept hearing aids, which is supposed
to work with these iOS 6 models.
Will be interesting to see how all of these play
out.

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A DEAF MANAGER OF A POPULAR PIZZA RESTAURANT
In Stratford, CT, a popular pizza restaurant is managed by
a deaf person.
It is Acropolis Pizza, and if you are in the area maybe you
could check out the manager.
Incidentally, we do have a number of deaf-owned restaurants.
The list is at:

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

SOME IMMIGRANTS ARE INSULTED BY GESTURES
DeafDigest editor frequently eats at a certain restaurant
near his home. The hostess, herself an immigrant, was always
insulted when DeafDigest editor points to his favorite table,
rather than to be led to a different table.
Why was the hostess insulted? It was learned, many months
later, that she was an immigrant of Russia but quickly learned
English in USA.
She was proud of her acquired English-speaking skills and that gesturing by hearing patrons made her look stupid.
She did not realize that DeafDigest editor was deaf. She
thought he was a hearing person that liked to make people
look stupid by gesturing and pointing.
All was forgiven with explanations!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

video relay connections where the face of the deaf signer
is either dark or blurry, making it difficult for the
interpreter to connect the face with the signs.

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.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you nap during your subway ride on way to work, not able
to hear the announcements of next station to stop. As a
result, you wake up 5 stations past your destination
station!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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DeafLaw

Pro bono is always a sticky issue among attorneys, because
it takes time away from their billable hours. But in one
recent disability-related lawsuit in Washington, DC,
two high-powered law firms were involved with pro bono work. In the first law firm, there was a deaf associate. And
in the second law firm, there was a partner whose son
was deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A DeafDigest subscriber reports seeing an advertisement in
Yuma, AZ – a picture of a smiling deaf kid standing by a
collection jar and asking for donations to be sent to an
address, across the border in Mexico.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

UPS is still refusing to hire deaf truck drivers,
arguing that they were still required to be able
to drive safely at all times.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
ruled that UPS is discriminating against deaf
drivers. UPS is still saying they do not discriminate
and are claiming safe driving is the issue, not the
inability to hear.

(editor’s note: UPS is still not hiring deaf drivers)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest editor was making a deposit at a bank.
The new teller didn’t know him, but another
teller sitting next to her, knew him.

DeafDigest editor lipread the other teller telling
the new teller:

He’s deaf

Wondering – if the bank customer had some kind
of disability, would the other teller tell her
that? Or is that statement reserved for deaf
customers only?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf employee thought the fellow employee asked:

Did you get my eBay?

eBay?

The fellow employee actually asked:

Did you get my email?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

– Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

– Case Manager – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
President
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Talladega, AL

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/president-job-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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position opening
Certification & Education Specialist
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Opening:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education
Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to
the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam
administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education
Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the
director, managers and the department.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  October 5, 2012 at 5pm

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

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

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

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

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

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

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

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

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

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, check out:

Our Careers Page: http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities.aspx
Blog: http://csdhome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSDCommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSD_tweets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/csd_99904
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CSDMedia

Apply With CSD Today!

https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication

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

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

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

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

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

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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position announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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

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

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

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

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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New England Homes for the Deaf 154-160 Water Street  Danvers, MA 01923 TTY 978-739-4010  VP 978-767-8784

ASL Teacher  New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a Contract or Per-diem ASL Teacher.The ideal candidate for this position will be ASLTA or equivalently certified.   The ASL teacher will teach ASL to employees at all levels.  The teacher may also provide one on one tutoring as needed.

Program Outreach Coordinator Oversee Deaf Senior Centers and work in collaboration with center Coordinators to ensure needs of the seniors. (i.e. referrals, training etc.)

Mom in Manchester looking for Nanny w/experience working w/children who have hearing loss

a Mom in Manchester, CT who has 11 month old twin boys. She is looking to have an extra set of skilled hands to help out for approximately 6-10 hours a week. One of the boys has a hearing loss

CThandsandvoices@cox.net

P/T Housekeeper/Team Member Needed . previous experience  required Housekeeper/Team Member: Responsible for the cleanliness of client.s homes and/or businesses.  ID : #10404586 # of Positions : 1  Minimum Education Level : High School Diploma/GED  Experience Required : 1 year  License Required: Drivers License  Training : *Previous Housekeeping/Maid/Janitorial Experience Required*  Salary : $13.00 hourly Duration : Part Time Regular  Shift : First Shift (Day)  Hours per week: 15  Start Date : 9/1/2012  Position Description/Responsibilities:  Perform various cleaning activities, to include cleaning bathrooms, bathroom fixtures, showers and tubs, and including washing floors, cleaning kitchens, vacuuming carpets, dusting, polishing and other cleaning-related activities in accordance with instructions given.  . Must be depended on to arrive at work at the prescribed time each day, knowing full well that tardiness and absences from work will place  hardship on fellow team members and disrupt client cleaning schedules.  . Report any broken items, accidents, injuries, security, or safety violations promptly.  . Report any emergency maintenance problems to include toilets and other water fixtures.  . Wear appropriate uniform and personal protective equipment in accordance with the job you are performing. . Learn specific cleaning techniques of the company based on time and motion. Work smarter, not harder.  . Understand and adhere to safety procedures as established by the company.  . Attend and participate in meetings as requested by the Team Leader, Office Manager, or Owner.  . Drive to specified locations when requested and clean and maintain vehicle.  . Leave premises in a safe manner as to the condition it was found.  . Secure homes, including locking doors and windows, and activating alarms, without letting pets out.  . Perform other cleaning/organizing related duties as assigned. Position Details: . Part-Time  . Residental & Commercial Properties  . Currently approx. 15 hours per week  . Willing to travel to job sites in towns of Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, South Windsor, West Hartford & New Britain  . Rate of pay is $13.00 per hour  . Uniform Required . Solid Color Scrub Top & Bottom & Sneakers  Position Requirements: . Own Vehicle Transportation  . Previous Housekeeping/Maid/Janitorial/Organization Experience  . Ability to Read, write and communicate effectively in English with  team members and clients.  . Ability to reach, bend, stoop and kneel . Ability to stand for extended periods of time  . Ability to lift 20 pounds (Move couches, chairs and other furniture as needed). Company Information Simplistic Solutions, LLC<http://www.simplisticsolutionsllc.com> Commercial & Residential Cleaning/Organizing Service  215 Layton Ln New Britain, CT 06053

Application Information

Instructions : Complete and email the attached application, or email your Resume to simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.com<mailto:simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.com>

Contact Catherine Riley-Mitchell by email or phone for an application. Email : Catherine Riley simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.com><mailto:simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.co > m>  By Phone : Call Catherine Riley at 860-836-5858

US Department of Labor Employment Opportunity for Disable People and Veterans in San Francisaco CA

Office Management Assistant (Office Automation)

U.S. Department of Labor . Office of Federal Contract Compliance GS-0303-07

San Francisco, CA

We are looking for an Office Management Assistant to serve as the confidential assistant to the District Director for our Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) in our San Francisco Office.

We are considering VRA and Schedule A eligible applicants for this opening.

Interested applicants should send their resume and supporting documents (Military Service documents for the Vets and Schedule A letters for persons with disability) to me at Mengesha.rosa@dol.gov or Fax it via 415-625-2414 Attention- Rosa Mengesha by Friday Sep 21, 2012

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Below is what the role entails in general. Duties include but are not limited to:

·        Provide general administrative support to the District Office computer software applications.

·        Obtains, prepares assembles background information, graphs and charts for management reporting requirements.

·        Prepares computer-based charts and graphs reflecting accomplishment of assigned projects.

·        Serves as the District expert on office management functions.

·        Manages correspondence, requests, reports and congressional inquiries

·        Other functions as assigned.

Rosa Mengesha

U.S. Department of Labor- San Francisco/Seattle Region

Phone: 415 625 2369, Cell: 415 265 0367 Email: mengesha.rosa@dol.gov

ACDHH Hiring Additional Deaf Specialist

ACDHH aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. Our mission is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sectors, accessibility for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and persons with speech difficulties to improve their quality of life.  We are currently looking for a Deaf Specialist to join our team! The Deaf Specialist will provide advocacy; information and referral; and outreach and education services related to deafness. Click here for more information! **This posting will close on October 3rd at 5pm**

https://secure.azstatejobs.gov/pljb/global_jsp/applicant/DisplayJob/JobDetails.jsp?display=1&pljbHome=/azgovjobs/mainjb/applicant/index.jsp&id=47888

Career Exploration & Job Fair

When: October 2, 2012

What: Job Fair and Workshops- Prepare to meet business leaders, attend workshops, and explore your career opportunities

Where: Sanderson Community center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 5709 S 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT

Workshop schedule: 10:30- Applying for and Working in Federal or State Government 11:30- What are Employers Looking For? (Employer Panel) 12:30- Social Security Disability and Working (Lecture Hall) 12:30- How to Apply for Federal Employment USAjobs.gov (Classroom B/C)  1:30- Successful Job Search: Secrets to a Winning Interview

Interpreters will be onsite and available for all workshops. Any questions, please contact Leah Lobato at leahlobato@utah.gov or 801-887-9538.

Job Opportunity: Program Coordination Specialist . Austin    Position Opening    Program Coordination Specialist    DARS . Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services    Position number:  00028370    For further information, go to http://www.dars.state.tx.us, point your cursor to .News & Information. in the top navigation bar and select .Jobs..  An application will need to be submitted online.    The position is looking for someone who loves to manage projects and is BEI certified or equivalent to interpret for the Director of the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as well as for other DHHS meetings/staff.   New England Homes for the Deaf has openings for part-time Activities Assistants and CNAs or HHAs to accompany residents to appointments and help with Activites. We are understanding and supportive of deaf and deaf/blind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of deaf and deaf blind seniors. For more information please visit us at www.nehd.org <http://www.nehd.org/> .

Activites Assistant:

Responsibilities

Facilitate creative activities with residents and encourage residents to participate.

Assist in the transport of residents to activity location.

Create, copy, and distribute Activities schedule to all residents each morning.

Properly document each resident.s daily activity participation in the appropriate logs.

Provide appropriate group and one-on-one activity for all residents as required.

Sort, deliver and assist residents with mail daily.

Rearrange furniture. Set up activity areas.

Assist residents with filling out forms.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Experience:

An attitude of respect and compassion towards all residents and staff.

Willingness to work weekends as needed.

Ability to communicate clearly using ASL.

Experience with tactile signing

Related prior experience is necessary

HHA/CNA Companion:

Responsibilities

Accompanies residents to doctor.s appointments, shopping trips and other outside activities

Assists Activities Assistants with Activities

Perform other Duties as Assigned

Requirements/Experience:

An attitude of respect and compassion towards all residents and staff.

Willingness to work weekends as needed.

Ability to communicate clearly using ASL.

Experience with tactile signing

CNA/HHA Certification is preferable

Ability to keep confidentiality with respect to resident.s medical appointments, etc.

New England Homes for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug free workplace. Please email your resume to kmelanson@nehd.org. <mailto:kmelan

Job Title: Facilitator/Counselor

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

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

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

Please email your resume to chris@creelindustries.com

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082345

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

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

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

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

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

GRADE:                                C111

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

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

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082422

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

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

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

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

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

GRADE:                                C111

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

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

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF  Mike Phillips . Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082418

POSITION TITLE:  Sign Language Coordinator

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

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

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