DeafDigest Gold – April 21, 2013
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Top stories about the deaf:
the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind is looking for
a new superintendent. And there are complaints that
the screening committee is heavily tilted in favor
of the non-deaf. Only one deaf person is on the
committee; the rest are not deaf.
Sonova, a CI manufacturer, is appealing the US court
decision to award $7,250,000 to a CI user whose CI
failed. At that time of failure, it was an Advanced
Bionics product but in due time, was bought out by
Sonova, which is located in Switzerland.
Louisiana may be doing a deaf tax swap – meaning
reducing the surcharge on landline phones in
favor of charging a 2 cent tax on cell phones –
all for the purpose of financing the state relay
operations and the telecommunications fund. The
governor, however, opposes the wording in the bill.
Angry attorneys are accusing the federal government
of ignoring the needs of deaf prisoners at the
Monterey County Jail in California. They are saying
deaf prisoners have access to almost nothing at
What to do in case there is a disaster involving
deaf people? The Georgia Emergency Management Interpreting Initiative has hosted a meeting, involving
a group of first responders in Floyd County. This
county is where Georgia School for the Deaf is
located in Cave Spring, a tiny town.
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DEAF DRIVING WHILE CHATTING ON SKYPE
In Maine, drivers can use the cellphone while
What about the deaf? Could the iPad with Skype on it
be mounted on the dashboard, so that the deaf person
can communicate in ASL while driving?
Dangerous? Yes, but if hearing drivers can drive
with cellphone in Maine, then why not deaf drivers
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Call for papers for Gallaudet University 150th anniversary symposium
April 9-10, 2014
more information at:
TOO BUSY TO LEARN ASL?
There was an ad which said “Did you want to learn
ASL but you have been busy? Now is the right time”
This was for a class in ASL. DeafDigest editor
is puzzled about this ad.
To learn ASL and to sign it very well requires
practice 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Going to the
class once a week to learn ASL will not help the
person learn fast.
It is the same – too busy to learn ASL and also
too busy to practice ASL 24 hours a day/7 days a week!
DeafDigest editor does not like the ad.
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A BAKERY IN TAIWAN’S BIGGEST CITY
Quilly is the name of a bakery in New Taipei City,
the biggest city in Taiwan. This bakery is owned by
Tony Cheng. He is deaf and he learned all about baking
while attending culinary classes. And he has entered
and won prizes in baking competitions in Asia.
Tony’s business is family based. His father delivers the
baked goods. His mother does the marketing. His younger
brother is learning the baking ropes in hopes of working
side by side with Tony some day soon.
While Tony does not use sign language, he makes it a
point to hire the deaf to work for him in the bakery.
If one visits New Taipei City, the bakery is located
in the Xinzhuang District, an industrial area.
2013 Jr. NAD Conference
hosted on the Gallaudet campus
November 5-10, 2013
more information at:
SWALLOWING THE BITTER MEDICINE
Could pills help make deafness disappear? Well, in some parts
of the world, there are still families that force their deaf
children to swallow certain pills.
Even if the pills taste bitter, they are forced to swallow
it. Does deafness disappear because of these pills?
No, but desperate families will resort to anything to help
their children hear!
LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
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Deaf Justice Coalition (New York City)
do visit it at http://deaf-justice-coalition-new-york/
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
A newspaper story said:
This teenager, who wears a hearing aid, cannot take part in
most sports because of his hearing condition.
Huh! If he cannot participate in most sports because of his
medical issues, then it is understandable – but is it
because of his deafness? He doesn’t even have a CI, where there
are many doctors not too happy about CI kids playing rough
sports such as football and rugby.
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Deaf Question of the Week:
Q. When a child gets a CI, how many parents are realistic enough
to realize, later on, that this implant may not work for him?
A. A parent said, in a newspaper story:
She will always be a deaf child. She just has to figure stuff out.
She thinks the child will have few struggles down that path. The doctors tell us to expect about one year for the auditory pathway to develop.
For a late-deafened adult, a CI will probably work better right away than with a deaf child.
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Rene Pellerin’s corner:
I tend to pour uncooked rice into a cup.
Often it pours faster than I can stop!
Rice goes everywhere on the counter and the floor!
It seems to take days to pick it all up!
OK, I got smarter! I now put the cup inside the pot.
Then, I pour the rice into the cup, overflow? No problem!
Dump the rice from cup to pot, add water and boil!
Now, my next step? Mastering stir fried rice…..without the mess?
Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:email@example.com
Deaf Wish List of the Week:
That deafness is treated with respect. Many people
believe that deaf people are lying about their
deafness or not trying hard to overcome their
Year 1978 – Camp Laughton, Grahamsville, NY, closed up
for good. This camp which opened up for business in 1950
served campers from schools for the deaf in the metro
New York area. And even though the camp proprietors,
Laura and Milton Nadoolman, were orally-oriented, they
looked the other way when deaf campers communicated
with each other in sign language. We have many camps
for the deaf in USA nowadays but in the fifties
there were so few camps and so, Camp Laughton was one
of the pioneering camps.
DeafNumbers of the Week:
new captioners needed to keep up with FCC’s
captioning rules (more hours, more channels)
Deaf Collegiate Athletes:
– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, JR, track;
is no longer on the roster but serving as volunteer assistant
– Western Washington – Thomas Guidon, SR, track; his best this
season is 13-5 1/4 in pole vault
– William Jewell – Mo O’Connor, FR, softball; was supposed to be
playing this season but she isn’t
– Willamette – Rachel Heringer, FR, tennis; record is 1-12 in
#3, #4 and #5 singles; 2-13 in #2 doubles
– Winthrop – Michael Patrick, incoming fr, baseball; will play
in spring 2014
Elite Deaf Athletes
– Willie John, Vanuatu Cricket Association, India; no updates
– Yehuda Gruenfeld, International Chess grandmaster, Israel;
his profile is at http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=2800020
– Chris Jackson, Noble County (IN) Wolfpack, Great Lakes Football League;
not yet known if he has suited up or has hung up his cleats; he is
over 40-years old!
– Thomas Keinath, USA table tennis; no recent updates
– Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens water polo team candidate;
is hoping to make it with the national hearing team
Deaf Sports Library
The Blue edition mentioned Dummy Taylor and
Dummy Hoy. Did these two famous deaf
major leaguers oppose each other in a major
Yes. On May 16, 1902, Taylor’s New york Giants played against Hoy’s Cincinnati Reds. Hoy got two
hits off Taylor, but Taylor got the last laugh
as his team won the game 5-3.
Never again would they face each other in a game!
New York Giants? Football Giants? No, New York
Giants moved to San Francisco in 1957.
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –
– Administrative Assistant – Riverside
– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
– Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga
– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)
– Staff Interpreter – Riverside
To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
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CSC Program Administrative Associate/ASL Interpreter
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
CSC PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE/ASL INTERPRETER . ID# 13235.
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,105/Mon.
DUTIES: Provides staff support to the CSC Project Specialist and serves as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, as needed by program staff or public members attending meetings related to project activities. Coordinates the daily operations of the CSC and serves as a receptionist. Coordinates information and referral activities, organizes and supervises volunteers as needed, and dispenses assistive technology when appropriate. Responsible for completing purchase forms for the project.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college. EXPERIENCE: At least four (4) years of experience in interpreting for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Experience must include providing information and referrals, community training, and educating about interpreting and communication access. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Customer service knowledge. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. General knowledge of community services for persons with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications. Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Working knowledge of office equipment and machines, computers, and rehabilitation technology for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind. Knowledge and understanding of communication and information access issues affecting the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Ability to communicate fluently in various language systems of American Sign Language and written English. Ability to negotiate. Good organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal agencies. Ability to analyze, plan, organize, and implement clerical/administrative support to meet all program deadlines. Able to use personal computers, and proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and e-mail. Able to use Internet for research. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities. At least three (3) years of experience with accounting software and/or databases. Experience working with individuals with disabilities. Experience working with research and grant proposals.
INQUIRIES: Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com , click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.
CLOSING DATE: April 29, 2013.
CSC Project Specialist Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
CSC PROJECT SPECIALIST . ID# 13236.
Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $3,222/Mon.
DUTIES: Collaboratively plans, implements, and evaluates the Comprehensive Services Center (CSC) that provides services to persons who are hearing and/or vision impaired. Leads activities related to the project, from collaborative design of training, selection of curriculum, and review of policies and procedures, through data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination. Works with Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation staff and consumer advocacy groups to strategically plan, seek funding for, and implement and evaluate the CSC activities.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Business, Special Education, Human Services, Social Science, or Rehabilitation Counseling. EXPERIENCE: Two to four (2-4) years of work experience in health services, human services, or a related field, with specific work experience working with hearing and/or vision impaired. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications. Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Working knowledge of computers and word processing programs. Knowledge of electronic communication. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and written English. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing both, English or American Sign Language communication modalities. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal agencies to ensure integration of hearing and/or vision impaired persons into the community. Highly skilled in public speaking venues, to include but not limited to, video blogs, conferences or workshops, videoconferencing, and legislative testimony. Highly skilled in ensuring full communication access of written documents, website information, face-to-face meetings, telecommunication, and video communication to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Ability to work on and complete multiple tasks within a dynamic work environment. Able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to draft and write final reports and meeting minutes. Demonstrated ability to work independently and function as a cooperative and supportive team member. Able to provide own means of transportation to attend meetings or perform other related work that may require travel.
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from and accredited college or university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Education, Health, or related Human-Services fields. Experience in conducting surveys. Knowledge of collaborative research project planning and teamwork. Knowledge of how to conduct a literature review and summary. Knowledge of personal computers and computer software including: instrument design and data collection, entry, verification and analysis. Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities. Additional training in vocational rehabilitation counseling; professional certification; authorship of funded grant proposals, publications in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and/or in related health and human service fields. Experience with federally funded research projects; VR services and the Hawaii VR service system. Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating human services and/or educational and training programs and activities. Knowledge of website construction and maintenance. Ability to assist with logistical planning, implementation, and coordination of any conferences, seminars, special events, and other technical assistance consistent with the goals of the project. Able to design effective meeting agendas and conduct or facilitate an effective meeting with populations that the project supports.
INQUIRIES: Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to email@example.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.
CLOSING DATE: April 29, 2013.
Part Time VRI ASL Interpreters
LSA Video, Inc
Are you looking for a way to supplement your freelance interpretation
work from home?
LSA Video, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services
Associates, is currently seeking American Sign Language Interpreters
for part-time on-call Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) work. In order
to be considered for this position, you must be certified by the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and licensed or registered in
your home state.
This is a great opportunity for you to supplement your freelance
interpretation work with VRI! You will be able to log-in from home
and work the hours that best fit your schedule (i.e., before / after
a Face-to-Face Interpreting assignment, on the weekends, overnight
hours and even in the event of an assignment cancelation).
You will be paid an hourly on-call rate just for logging in, plus a
per-minute interpretation rate for all sessions connected to you and
serviced. Please note that since you will be providing
interpretation services over the Internet via a Webcam with our
clientele, you will be expected to look polished and professional at
all times when logged in and on call.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the LSA Video VRI team,
please review the full job description and apply for this position
online at PT VRI ASL Interpreter.
Should you have any questions about this posting, please contact LSA
Video’s American Sign Language Manager, Suzanne Dunleavy, via e-mail
For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please visit: http://lsavideo.com
To apply, please visit:
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Salisbury, Maryland
Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or
equivalent required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and
work within a team approach environment. Ability to teach, advise
and motivate people. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation
and good driving record required.
Job Goal: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from personal
hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living
skills training in individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern
Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented environment.
Qualified candidates may email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804. DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Accounting Clerk II/Payroll Specialist
San Leandro, CA
(temporary full-time position)
This position involves specialized work in maintaining, verifying and posting transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records filing systems for the accounting department. This position is also responsible for all payroll functions, including taxes and benefits.
This is a temporary full-time position, reporting to the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services. We are looking to fill this position Tuesday May 28, 2013 through Friday July 19, 2013.
. Maintain the information and filing systems for the accounting department
. Prepare deposits
. Reconcile invoices with purchase orders
. Prepare checks . Reconcile employee benefit payments
. Maintain and reconcile time sheets, attendance records and vacation/sick leave status records
. Assist Director of Accounting and Administrative Services in maintaining accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and general journals
. Office support for the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
. Other duties as assigned
. Accounting and office knowledge and experience, (AA preferred)
. 3 years. experience in Accounting
. Excellent organizational skills . Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and accounting software
. Ability to work independently . Ability to work on several projects at the same time and meet agency deadlines
. Ability to work as part of an accounting team
. Knowledge of American Sign Language
SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 at 12 noon PST
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org, under .About./.Jobs.), cover letter, three professional references and resume via mail, email, or fax to:
Patty Souza, Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
14895 E. 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578
Fax: (510) 483-0778
Please inform DCARA if communication access or other special assistance is required for scheduling interviews.
DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.
Current / Anticipated vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2013-2014 school year, as follows:
– Transition Teacher, – Employability Center; – Middle School Language Arts; – High School Science
– Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)
Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.
Terms of Employment: The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.
Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification. Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind / 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail: mailto:email@example.com; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)
Interviews will be conducted on-site at
the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
CSDB is an EOE
PAHrtners Deaf Services
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:
– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR: (Full time
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. Duties: Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications: BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.
– CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.
– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills. Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities. Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.
– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills. Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.
– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals. Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.
Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
more information at:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)
Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
Walden School Overnight Child Care Worker
Walden School Residential Counselor
Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind
full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California
DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community. This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.
– Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
– Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
– Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. – Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
– Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
– All other duties and assigned,
– BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
– Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
– A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).
– Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
– Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
– Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .
SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578
DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia
Sign Language Interpreter for 2012-2013
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a high school diploma, be currently licensed by the State Division of Professional Registration and must be at least a Level Three.
JOB DESCRIPTION / DUTIES: Interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing students needed to interpret spoken language into Sign Language during all classroom activities, teacher instruction, peer conversation, assemblies, etc.
1. Provide as the major link in the communication process for the deaf/hearing impaired student in the classroom.
2. Serve as communication link for the teacher to the student, student to teacher, and student to student relationships as well as the principal, counselor, speech therapist and the nurse.
3. Be able to transmit all communication messages in an accurate manner.
4. Maintain and increase skills by attending workshops and reading current literature.
To Be Assigned
Per Salary Schedule / Per Year
Indiana School for the Deaf has just posted a full time position for an ASL interpreter. The link for job information and to apply is http://www.in.gov/spd/2334.htm. Once on this page, click apply and you will be able to search for the interpreter position within the state job bank.
anyone interested in working in
San Bernardino in our Deaf Services department? We are searching for a
Career Services Specialist (same thing we were looking for in CV) and a job
coach for the Deaf.
Please forward this info to anyone you may know that is interested.
Proficiency in ASL is a must for both positions. Any interested persons
should apply online at www.goodwillsocal.org and also may contact Jessica
Rodriguez at email@example.com
Center for Living & Working, Inc (CLW) in Worcester is having a part time Communication Facilitator or Staff Interpreter position opening. For more information can be found below.
Title: Part time Communication Facilitator: Must be in current Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or already graduated from ITP and is willing to become Massachusetts State screened interpreter through MCDHH while working at CLW. or Part time Staff Interpreter: Must be either a Massachusetts State Screened interpreter or be Nationally Certified.
Responsible to: Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Company: Center for Living and Working, Inc., (CLW), is a 501(c)(3) non – profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities, and located in Worcester, Massachusetts. CLW is a consumer directed, multi-programmed, multifaceted agency, dedicated to the empowerment of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible. CLW provides four core services: peer support, skills training, advocacy and information and referral. · Provide communication facilitating services for the following: a. Individual client meetings b. Agency staff meetings c. Inter-office communication between Deaf staff and other agency staff members not experienced in sign language. d. In-service training given by Deaf Staff. e. Off-site interpreting with IL Specialist or DHILS Director. · Schedule and coordinate freelance interpreter services or CART services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Staff as needed. · Active participation in Deaf/Hard of Hearing staff meetings. · Edit and proofread written materials. · Work with Interpreting Intern if needed · Perform other duties as assigned by DHILS Director. Qualifications: · Demonstrate ability to communicate in American Sign Language. · Sensitivity to and awareness of Deaf/Hard of Hearing people. · Strong inter-personal communication and written skills. · Ability to function in stressful situations · Experience with or involvement in the Deaf Community · Knowledge of and commitment to independent living philosophy · Ability to interact effectively within a multicultural environment. · Own means of transportation. For Consideration: Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.com) or fax to: 508-797-4015. Center for Living & Working, Inc., ATTN: Human Resources, 484 Main Street, Suite 345, Denholm Building, Worcester, MA 01608
The New York Foundling (the “Foundling”) is one of the oldest, largest and most well-respected human services agencies in New York. Established as a home for abandoned children, the Foundling has been saving children, preserving families, and building communities since 1869. We have over 1300 employees located in every borough of New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties and in Puerto Rico.
Provide clinical supervision of social worker staff, as well as direct service to families (individual, family counseling/therapy, case management). Supervision of staff, face to face contact with clients. Telephone contact with outside agencies. Meetings (staff meeting, case conference). Case coverage for absentee workers. Advocate for/with clients. Answer telephones for program as needed.
REQUIREMENTS: MSW required, fluent in American Sign Language required, 2 years experience in Child Welfare. 1 year experience as a supervisor, computer literate, Spanish speaking preferred, good clinical, organizational, management, and writing skills.
We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, in-service training, flexible work schedules and competitive salaries.
How to apply:
We invite you to join our dedicated & diverse workforce by applying directly online through our website — http://www.nyfoundling.org/get-involved/job-opportunities – or by sending your resume along with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-727-6805 (fax).
Jefferson County Board of Education in Birmingham, Alabama anticipates the need for 3 Interpreters for the 2013-2014 school year. These positions require an Alabama Permit/License through ALBIT. Please contact Pamela Higgins at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> for further information.
Educational Interpreter Elmwood School District
Elmwood, WI 54740
The Elmwood School District will be hiring an EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER for a Kindergarten student. Start Date: April 8, 2013
End Date: June 6, 2013
Up to 35 hours per week Looking to hire someone full-time but will consider an applicant that is willing to work part-time (example; Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays or Tuesdays/Thursdays).
Please send, email, or fax resume and letter of interest to;
Elmwood School District
213 South Scott Street
Elmwood, WI 54740
I am currently searching for two staff members for a deaf client who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The first position would be for a house staff; This is a live in, seven day per week position in the Bristol, CT area. The house staff’s shift is typically from 2pm in the afternoon until 9am the next morning. On the weekends, the staff are required to work with the client 24/7. The base rate for this position is $43,000 per year, with a $50.00 per week grocery card. Room and board is included in the position and the housing that the staff live in are industry leading. The responsibilities of the house manager can be seen in the first attachment. The primary requirements for the position, are two years worth of experience working with an individual who had suffered a TBI/stroke(one year experience can swapped for a degree). The second position would be for a job coach, who would work with the client Monday through Friday, between 9am and 2pm. The job coach would work on community exploration, vocational tasks, transport the client to medical appointments, etc. This position would pay between $14 and $15 dollars per hour as a starting rate. The responsibilities of the job coach can be seen in the second attachment. Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Regards,
Jamie Arber, MA CBISDirector – ABI Services.Employment Options, LLC.www.EmploymentOptionsllc.comTel:203-267-3810Fax:203-267-3813
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