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DeafDigest Gold – April 11, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – April 11, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchildsigns/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/smalltowndeaf/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
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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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation
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.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

CI children develop language at slower pace?
http://deafdigest.com/cochlearimplantchildren/

Breaking the ice between deaf community and hearing ASL class students
http://deafdigest.com/icebreakerevent/

– Very Hot News

a list of big time cable TV providers to contact if you
have problems with captions on your cable TV at home.

The list is at:
http://deafdigest.com/cablecontacts/

– Thursday April 8th

The Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Department of
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Austin, Texas, has received
information indicating that an on-line scam, using the name of the
Texas Commission for the Deaf could be a threat to the deaf community
in Texas and nationally.  As reported, a person was informed by email
of winning  “Hot Ball:15, an alleged Texas Lottery Commission lottery
game and would receive a cash prize of $250,000.  The hitch is that
the “winner” must send in a check for $450 to receive a check for the
cash prize.

Another scam also reported  involves a phone call from a man named
Wayne Doublas with the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services,
who claims that  the Office is awarding a prize of $100,000 to 
person who volunteers their time for the benefit of the  deaf
community, and the person contacted had been selected  as the winner
of the prize. The “winner” was asked to give their full name,
address, bank routing and account numbers and social security number,
claiming that this information was needed to wire the money and for
tax purposes. No person by the name of Wayne Doublas works at the
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and is unknown to us.

For additional information, contact mailto:david.myers@dars.state.tx.us

– Friday April 9th

The Twilight movie “New Moon” on DVD has its commentary
subtitled for the benefit of the deaf.

– Saturday April 10th

Thanks to the Obama Stimulus Package, hard of hearing passengers in
the New York subway system would be able to activate the t-coil
in their hearing aids with the subway information booths and call
boxes. For now seven stations are already equipped, but by the
end of 2011, almost all, not every single, subway station would
be equipped.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

NOW ENROLLING TAMPA BAY STUDENTS FOR THE FALL!

Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf
14088 Icot Boulevard – Clearwater, Florida 33760

Tel. (727) 539-7879 – Fax (727) 539-7627
http://www.blossomschool.org

One-of-a-kind in Florida, Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf is a private, non-profit school in Clearwater for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults from pre-school through 8th grade.

Why choose Blossom?

– It is a perfect environment for a deaf or hard-of-hearing child, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults featuring the Montessori method of teaching and a visually oriented curriculum for children in pre-school through 8th grade.

– We offer customized, hands-on lesson plans developed specifically for each child and follow the Sunshine State Standards.

– We offer a very low student to teacher ratio and classes with ASL-proficient teachers.

CALL US TODAY or e-mail to mailto:jrutenberg@blossomschool.org !

If eligible, McKay Scholarships, Step Up for Kids Scholarships, privately-funded Blossom Scholarships, VPK and CCC are available.

Giving Children a Chance, Parents a Choice

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

– education support services
– clinical services
– job skills training
– employment support
– life skills training
– school to work transition planning
– community involvement
– recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or
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THESE DEAF-WARNING TRAFFIC SIGNS
Many of us see these “Deaf Child” signs while
driving our cars.
Are there really deaf children around? In one
Maryland neighborhood, a “Deaf Child” sign was
posted when the deaf child was about 3 or 4 years
old. That was about 30 years ago.
This sign is still there even though the
“deaf child” grew up to become an adult, graduated
from Gallaudet, got married and moved out to a
different neighborhood !

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchildsigns/

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

A DEAF CHILD FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN
Many small towns have deaf children. When a child is deaf, this becomes a problem
with the parents and with the education
people.
The choices are:

1. send the child to a residential school
2. hire a full time interpreter for him in hearing school
3. hire a full time teacher for him in hearing school
4. family to move to a big city where deaf schools
are located.

Always a difficult decision to make.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/smalltowndeaf/

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

LIPREADABLE LIPS BECOMING UNLIPREADABLE !
A while ago DeafDigest editor was watching the
5 Ingredient Fix program on the Food Network. The
hostess, Claire Robinson, spoke with lips so easily readable that captions were practically
unnecessary ! This fact was mentioned in a previous
edition of DeafDigest.
Since then, her lips have become more and more
unreadable.
Could it be that when Claire slows down and paces herself with the tempo of her cooking, her lips are readable.
But when she races the clock, then her lips are just
the same as all others on all TV programs – equally
unlipreadable ?

NOT-IN-MY-BACKYARD SYNDROME HURTING SOUTH DAKOTA?
We have heard of this phrase “not in my backyard”
when people oppose efforts to build a new project or
a new development near their homes.
Well, in South Dakota, education of the deaf
is a sore issue.
There are two powerful groups in the state that control
education – Board of Regents and the state Department of
Education.
Apparently neither wants to assume control and
responsibility of the South Dakota School for the Deaf,
as well as with education of the deaf in the state.
What does it mean – that local school districts are
left holding the bag ! Do read the above article, which
also has a signed video regarding the deaf child in a
small town.

USING DEAFNESS AS A NONDEAF-RELATED POLITICAL STATEMENT
Bhagat Singh, not deaf, was a freedom fighter in India,
before the British hanged him in 1931.
He made a political statement as follows:

If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud

He was referring to the British being deaf to the
demands of the freedom fighters in India.

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THE DEAF
A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

I find that psychiatrists do not like interpreters because they are not sure of the nuances of sign language and of body language of a deaf person.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

American Society for Deaf Children

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/asdc/

AN UNFRIENDLY ELEVATOR
DeafDigest editor recently entered an
elevator of a commercial building.
The sign above the emergency telephone said:

blinking indicates call is answered

The call will answer a deaf voice but it may
not understand what the deaf person, with
poor speaking skills, is trying to say.
Hopefully the elevator computer will alert
the security desk to a malfunctioning elevator.
Still, the message on the sign is not comforting
to the deaf trapped in a stuck elevator.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

none of my deaf friends wear hearing aids, so why
should I ?

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In Poland, there is a hearing aid center that
goes by the name of:

World Centre for Partial Deafness Treatment

It is where people get their CI’s. Is Poland
saying that those getting CI’s will be
partially treated for their deafness ?

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Gallaudet University Athletic Summer Camps Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department is
excited to announce its slate of Summer Camps for this summer. The
Bison will host four different sport camps on campus plus two special
volleyball camps in Fremont, Calif., from the end of June into July.
The summer camps are run by Gallaudet’s athletic coaching
staffs, which bring an abundant amount of professional and collegiate
experience to each and every camp.

The four camps being held on campus include football, girls’
basketball, boys’; basketball and girls’; soccer.
Volleyball will host a hitter/setter camp and then an overall
fundamental camp.

The first two camps are football and girls’; basketball being
held from Tuesday, June 22 until Saturday, June 26. The next two
camps are boys’; basketball and girls’; soccer held from
Saturday, June 26 until Wednesday, June 30. The cost of each camp is
$250. If you have a group of five or more the price of the football,
boys’; basketball, girls basketball and girls soccer camps get
reduced to $225 per camper. The football, boys’; basketball and
girls’; soccer camps are open to players in 9th through 12th
grade. The girls’; basketball camp is open for girls;
players that are 8 to 18 years old.

The volleyball camps kick-off at the California School for the Deaf
in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday, July 15 with the hitter/setter camp
that runs until Saturday, July 17. The cost of that camp is $75. The
fundamental camp picks up on Saturday, July 17 and will run until
Wednesday, July 21, and costs $175 and is open to girls’;
players that are 10 to 18 years old.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the Gallaudet
University Athletics Summer Camps please complete your application,
medical and payment forms before Friday, May 28, 2010. The deadline
for the volleyball camps is June 18, 2010.

For more information or questions please contact Joseph Kolcun,
Sports Camp Coordinator at mailto:joseph.kolcun@gallaudet.edu or VP
1.866.760.0729.

2010 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS INFORMATION
*  Official Web Site – Links to forms, more information
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/index

*  2010 GU Athletics Summer Camp Brochure (PDF)
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/camp10-brochure.pdf

*  2010 GU Athletics Summer Camp Application, Medical, Payment Forms
(PDF) – DEADLINE: Friday, May 28, 2010
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/camp10-application.pdf

*  2010 GU Volleyball Summer Camp Application, Medical, Payment
Forms (PDF) – DEADLINE: Friday, June 18, 2010
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/vbcamp10-application.pdf

*  Gallaudet University College of Professional Studies and Outreach
(CPSO) Sports Camp Web Page
http://cpso.gallaudet.edu/Summer_Programs_Home/Sports_Camps.html

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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More
from a Conference

Hi … We are the 31st World’s Largest Silent Weekend

The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000
participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice,
beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as
well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours
of seminars to choose from.

The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida
Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have
a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other
conferences’ hotel prices.  The room costs are even lower than
last year … just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!  For your planning convenience, the website has the
dates from 2010 to 2020 posted.

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

There are simply no other local, regional or national venues
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at
http://www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com

A DVD “When ‘Duck’ is not Enough”
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help
deaf babies!  This is the world’s longest group motorcycle benefit
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast
inns!

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.

These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in July 17, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A group of researchers from the Netherlands has
claimed to discover, yet another, new deafness-related
gene.

rest of story at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafnessgene/

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Emily Cressy
http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/040810aaa.html

became deaf during her pre-teen years, she is an outstanding
soccer player, the top player on her University of Kansas
women’s soccer team

Question of the week:

Q. Where can I buy a directory of VP users?

A. Sorry. The web site posting of all VP users has
been shut down permanently, thanks to abuses.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that we have a directory of VP users in USA

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1890 – The Battle at Wounded Knee between the Sioux
nation and the United States was triggered by Black Coyote
who refused to give up his rifle.

Black Coyote was deaf and many historians feel he could not
understand the command to give up his rifle.

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Deaf and the Money:

What Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), which is “across” the river from Washington, DC, faces is the same as what many other deaf
service agencies face.

Below is a message on a web site posted by NVRC, as edited:

The budget for Fairfax County for the year starting July 1, 2010 proposes
the same level of funding for NVRC that we had for the past two years.

Although the demand for our services continues to rise, and the funding has not, NVRC is thankful.

With the exception of Fairfax County, all of our other contracts either have cut our funding during the past two years or propose to do so.

This will be the last public hearing on the budget for the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors.

After this hearing the Board of Supervisors begins meeting to ‘mark up”
the budget and holds a final vote for its adoption on April 27, 2010.

(end of the posting)

The mark up is scary. The money cannot be added to a line item but
can be taken out during these back and forth mark up sessions!

Service agencies are very important to the deaf; many municipal
government officials do not realize this fact !

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

The Gallaudet Research Center released these stats –

two to four out of every 1,000 Americans are functionally deaf

one out of every 1,000 Americans become deaf before the age of 18

nine to 22 out of every 1,000 Americans have severe hearing
impairment

more than half of the Americans incur hearing loss after they reach
the age of 64

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DeafResources

Standardbred (trotters) racing career statistics of Rick Macomber,
who is deaf, and races horses professionally in Indiana

http://deafdigest.com/rickmacomberracingstats/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis – so do check this site from time to time)

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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

Brief background on past deaf major league ball players
http://deafdigest.com/deafmajorleaguers/

a deaf basketball team in Montreal
http://deafdigest.com/montrealbasketball/

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

– DeafDigest Sports archives:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsportsarchives/

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position opening
Clinician
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly knit
team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care every
opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to support,
technology and training, we think you will find one of the most rewarding
and satisfying experiences of your career.

CLINICIAN
Paterson, NJ Campus – Monday-Friday, Day Shift

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing
behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ,
you will help meet the case management and treatment needs of service
recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to,
children, adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic
environments.

Responsibilities will include:

– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– developing/implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services
– completing and maintaining medical records and report writing
– developing discharge plans
– conducting various therapeutic treatment modalities

– providing crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior management to patients

– evaluating and developing interventions
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language, along with a familiarity of
Deaf Culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with
hearing loss. The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ
Drivers License will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical,
oral/written communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive
benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care. For
immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in
Subject matter to: kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at:

http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital – St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health
needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or
Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to:
Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath,
1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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Come Join Our Team
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable Westchester County is advertising for the following positions

For full details, job descriptions, and application form, please visit the Employment page at our website:

http://www.nysd.net

OPENINGS
– Executive Director
– High School Principal
– Athletic Director
– Guidance Counselor
– Teacher – Computer Graphic Arts
– Teacher – Speech
– Social Worker – (ASL/Spanish speaking)
– Caseworker – Bilingual
– Substitute Teachers

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open position
CASEWORKER, Residential Group Home
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus – Evenings & Weekends

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, you will help meet the case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
– providing case management service
– coordinating and supervising  program activities
– documenting requirements in accordance with established standards
– ensuring the continuity of care
– identifying/resolving conflicts and/or crisis situations
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Rehab or a Mental Health related discipline, 1 year of case management experience, and preferably, Licensure as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the State of New Jersey.

The ability to counsel/educate consumers and their families, effectively resolve problems, and communicate fluently in American Sign Language will be expected, as will familiarity with Deaf Culture and the technology used for individuals with hearing loss. Valid NJ Driver’s License also essential.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital – St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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open position
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER, Residential Group Home Program
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus – Evenings & Weekends

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a
tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people
in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through
our commitment to support, technology and training, we think you will
find one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences of your
career.

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing
behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people
throughout NJ, you will help meet the case management and treatment
needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing,
including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and
seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
– assisting with all program activities
– providing and monitoring program activities
– maintaining structured and focused activities with consumers
– meeting documentation standards in content and timeliness
– providing transportation for consumers and their families

– recognizing signs of abuse, neglect and domestic violence and report incidents

– assisting staff with outreach and home visits to program participants
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a High School Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree preferred), plus 4 years of related work experience, the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language, and a valid NJ Drivers License. Familiarity with deaf culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss will also be expected. Strong problem-solving and oral/written communication skills will also be required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job
title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org
or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital – St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher – Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening
effective July 1, 2010.

– Supervising Head Teacher – Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out:
http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer
to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the
position.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us
Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities.
Requires minimum high school diploma; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.  Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred. Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site. All shifts available.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: National Deaf Academy, Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757.

Phone (352)735-9500 mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com

EOE

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Job Postings
Teachers at Preparatory School at the National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Full-Time Teachers Wanted

This position required full-time teachers to obtain current Bachelor’s degree and Florida certification.  Two years in Special Education and working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Dual-Sensory with Communication Disorders is preferred.

– Teacher in Special Needs Program must have Varied Exceptionality or Exceptional Student Education certification

– Teach in Deaf Education Program must have Hearing Impaired certification.

This position exists to provide direct instruction and other educational services to children, adolescents, and young adults in treatment in order to help them maintain or improve their academic performance levels/standing, as well as help them make a smooth post-discharge transition back into their home school setting.  This responsibility is carried out by careful instructional planning utilizing a well designed Individualized Educational Plan.  The classroom instruction follows unit planning that based on the best practices and evidence-based researches for Exceptional Student Education students.  The teachers are able to communicate fluently through American Sign Language (ASL) and deliver multi-sensory and innovative strategies in all instructions.  In addition, the teachers provide positive behavioral support and interventions in their classroom.

– Contractual Visually-Impaired Teacher Wanted

This position is a contractual basis that requires a certified teacher specialized in Visually Impaired with a background in American Sign Language.  This position focuses on working with Visually Impaired and Deaf-Blind students who are in a behavioral health residential facility. This position also requires extensive knowledge of assessments and services in order to help the visually-impaired students maintain or improve their quality of life while they are in treatment and for transition.  Teacher must be familiar with multi-modality instruction, including instructional and Braille materials.  To be a partner with the educational team, Visually Impaired teacher is responsible providing an array of education service delivery to meet the needs and abilities of the students based on the recommendations from the assessments and Individualized Educational Plan.  In this position, the teacher who works with visually impaired students with behavioral disorders requires flexibility with unexpected setbacks and fluctuated schedule.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939

or send resume to: National Deaf Academy, Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.

Phone (352)735-9500 mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com

EOE

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position opening
Deaf Services Manager
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/

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Position Vacancy Notice
Position:      Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:    August 2010 Position:    Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Nature of Work:    Provide academic programs for elementary and/or middle/high school students and other duties as assigned. Minimum

Qualifications:    Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree acceptable, Master’s degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or Language Arts Certification.

Salary:    Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:    Comprehensive fringe benefit package included

To Apply:    Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:    ISDB campus in Gooding. Closing Date:    Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later than five days after the employees’ first day of employment with the school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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(new)
job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/

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(new)
job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/

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(new)
job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/english/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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(updated April 11th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate – Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

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 Specialist
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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ASL Teacher
Rochester, NY

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/rochesterasljob/

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Sign Language Teacher
Boca Raton, FL

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/bocaratonasljob/

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ASL Specialist Richmond, KY

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/richmondasljob/

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Director/Instructor Interpreter Education Program
Chattanooga, TN

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/chatasljob/

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Senior Project Specialist
Washington, DC area

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/tecaccess/

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Program Manager
Seattle, Washington

http://deafdigest.com/fedwayjob/

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ASL teacher
Atlanta, GA

http://deafdigest.com/gatech/

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