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DeafDigest Gold – April 25, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - April 25, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/matlinyoutube/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/comics/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New Children's Storybook Series on Sale "Story Times with Rhymes and Signs" is a colorful new storybook series now available at Harris Communications. These 8 books will keep children captivated as they learn to sign. To introduce these new books, we have them all on sale for 15% off! Buy one book or all eight in the series. Each book in the series covers a certain topic. Titles include "The Best Day in Room A: Sign Language for School Activities"; "The Big Blue Bowl: Sign Language for Food"; "See the Colors: Sign Language for Colors", and more... As the book is read, children can sign along with the story. The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage children and teach signing! *This sale ends April 29, 2010. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/harriscomm_storytimes or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The Sprint Relay Data Only Plan for only $29.99 per month at the Deaf Pager Store Other monthly charges apply**. Go to www.deafpagerstore.com/newsletter/Monthly_Charges.pdf Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a 2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the Samsung Moment[tm] with Google[tm]. 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Go to: http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g042510n=g042510 or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! 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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our products, services and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- http://www.georgiarelay.org/ Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New Children's Storybook Series on Sale "Story Times with Rhymes and Signs" is a colorful new storybook series now available at Harris Communications. These 8 books will keep children captivated as they learn to sign. To introduce these new books, we have them all on sale for 15% off! Buy one book or all eight in the series. Each book in the series covers a certain topic. Titles include "The Best Day in Room A: Sign Language for School Activities"; "The Big Blue Bowl: Sign Language for Food"; "See the Colors: Sign Language for Colors", and more... As the book is read, children can sign along with the story. The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage children and teach signing! *This sale ends April 29, 2010. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/harriscomm_storytimes or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: A state agency has given a hearing-impaired teacher the right to sue his employer for discrimination http://deafdigest.com/karlglover/ Local teen fights back in Tae Kwon Do http://deafdigest.com/emilyscott/ - Very Hot News How effective is DNA testing on newborn infants for their hearing losses? Not effective according to researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Journal of the American Medical Association is running this report. - Thursday April 22nd A new cafe is opening up in Frederick, MD downtown, not too far from Maryland School for the Deaf. The name of the cafe is Shannon's Tea House & Art Gallery Cafe. The owner is Shannon Cooley; she is deaf. - Friday April 23rd Schools for the deaf athletic teams routinely schedule games with other schools for the deaf. Almost all of these schools belong to regional deaf schools athletic conferences. The Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD) is one such regional conference. And it is probably the nation's most far flung conference - with schools as far west as New Mexico School for the Deaf, as far southwest as Oklahoma School for the Deaf and as far north central as Minnesota and Wisconsin schools. Announcement was made this week of admitting one more school into the conference - Arkansas School for the Deaf. GPSD conducts tournaments in volleyball, basketball and track; eight of these schools field football teams and they play against each other. - Saturday April 24th Where would the one million dollar TV game show winnings of Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox go to? She pledged that funds be given to Georgia and Atlanta Area Schools for the Deaf, but her family filed for bankruptcy. Creditors are claiming the money whereas these two deaf schools are also staking claims. To sort it all out, a hearing has been scheduled on April 30th at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newnan, Georgia. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) .... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: A Mansfield, Ohio newspaper ran a piece regarding religious services not really serving the needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing. It questioned the religious groups' efforts to welcome the deaf while denying them interpreting services or amplification services. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. APRIL SHOWERS BRING SIGNALER SAVINGS! April will shower you with savings! Save 15% on all Bellman Signalers and Receivers during the month of April! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for more details on our TTYs and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. 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The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have your ten digit number available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal .............................................................. .............................................................. MARLEE MATLIN IN "MY DEAF FAMILY" Marlee Matlin wanted "My Deaf Family" to be on a reality TV show. All TV producers turned her down. As a result, she is producing this show on Youtube. Why did the TV producers turn it down? The TV producers were afraid that hearing people would not like captions and too much signing. DeafDigest is surprised - because Marlee is a powerful and well known person in Hollywood and many TV producers listen to her. It is just that a deaf reality show was very different from hearing reality shows, and the TV producers were scared of it. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/matlinyoutube/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A THANKFUL CODA Do we have Codas that credit their success to being the offspring of the deaf? There is one - Troy Day, Austin, Texas. Because his father was a self-employed auto mechanic, the son grew up making telephone calls asking for car parts. While Troy has become a sheriff's deputy, his hobby (custom cars) became a side business with two partners. If the deaf dad was not into cars, Troy would have been into something else. AN OPERATION WITH A GLITCH A newspaper in Malta ran a story of its first CI operation - but tempered it with the comment that it had a glitch. A glitch? The story said that the CI did not work after it was implanted, forcing the surgeon to replace the "broken" CI. We are always reading these "successful" CI operation stories in the newspapers but never one that would mention a glitch! We also do not routinely read stories of routine medical operations in the newspapers, much less these "failed" operations. Perhaps the Malta newspaper was honest about the glitch in this operation. A COMMENT THAT MAKES NO SENSE As you all know, DeafDigest editor surfs every day on the web, always looking for deaf-related news or deaf-related tidbits. Here is one, not edited: the man who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and one end of her ear trumpet was put into his hand, had nothing to say. How would one interpret this tale? Open to many different interpretations - all of them nonsensical ! 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: The psychiatrists do not know if the things the clients said are the interpreters' interpretation of the situation or if the response is a cultural factor within the deaf community A STRANGE CASE OF DEAFNESS Some causes of deafness are common; some other causes are not common. One such deafness case is not common. A newspaper story recently described a subject's deafness. It said: he is not deaf, but his hearing is delayed. The sounds he hears echo back and forth, just like being in an echo chamber LARRY THE CABLE GUY Do we like Daniel Lawrence Whitney, who is better known as the Larry the Cable Guy? He is part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour that is winning popularity everywhere. Why is DeafDigest asking if we like him? Because, in a newspaper story, it said: He offers a gross imitation of the way deaf people talk Many deaf people cannot speak. That is understood. And to make fun of deaf people that cannot speak well is a serious no-no. And therefore, DeafDigest detests him. 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: National Association of the Deaf For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://deafdigest.com/nad-2/ AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I still can't hear anything even with the hearing aid turned on full blast .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? I am the mother of Emily, age 5 (hearing) and Sarah, 15 months (CI) is the mother saying Sarah is not deaf but a CI ? .............................................................. .............................................................. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html .............................................................. .............................................................. Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service If you are looking for someone with tax and bookkeeping background who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to provide bookkeeping & tax service for your personal, business or organization, I can provide the service. My bookkeeping service can be customized in any way to meet your financial needs and goals. It includes general bookkeeping, taxes, payroll, financial reporting, training and much more. To have accurate financial information will empower you to make wise and more accurate financial decisions. My tax service provides you with the preparation of individual federal and state tax returns and to answer questions that will help you get a better understanding of how the adjustments, deductions or credits may affect your tax situations in other possible ways. My firm is based on professionalism and confidentiality with a guarantee of complete satisfaction. Please feel free to contact me to make an appointment. Thank you. Terence Berrigan Berrigan's Tax & Bookkeeping Service Web Page: http://www.berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com VP: (866) 669-9616 Pager: mailto:TBerrigan@sprint.blackberry.net Email: mailto:Terry@berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, wanted to shut down the captioning and court reporting diploma program, which was of benefit to the deaf community. The shut down was to save money because of NAIT's budget shortfall. The deaf community screamed and NAIT backed off. Still, one more obstacle remains. A special committee will review these programs and come up with a decision by end of the year. .... Deaf Picture of the Week: Shannon Cooley she has just opened her cafe in downtown Frederick, Maryland http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/business/display.htm?StoryID=103699 ..... Q. Is there a captioning yahoogroup where I could participate and discuss TV and movie non-captioning and bad-captioning issues? A. Yes. Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Captioning/ send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... Wish List of the Week: that Obama will select, and that Congress will concur, a new nominee to replace the retiring Stevens, that is sensitive to the needs of the deaf ..... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1885 - a new soccer stadium was built in Doncaster, United Kingdom. It was named Deaf and Dumb Ground, because it was located next to the school for the deaf. A year later the name was changed to the Intake Ground. ..... Deaf and the Money: The only reason why the blind get an extra standard deduction and the deaf don’t is because the blind lobby was more effective in convincing those in Congress to give them a break. said the msn moneycentral web site ..... 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 ..... DeafResources A listing of past deaf ball players in the major leagues http://deafdigest.com/deafmajorleaguers/ 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) ..... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports - A newspaper story on college tennis star Andrew Giuffrida http://deafdigest.com/andrewgiuffrida/ - A newspaper story on college women's lacrosse star Barb Previ http://deafdigest.com/barbprevi/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports042310/ for list of elite deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/ for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/ for list of deaf collegiate athletes: http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcement - High School Teacher - Information Technology teacher OR Business Teacher Iowa School for the Deaf Council Bluffs, IA Qualifications: To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher's Certificate, which includes an endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a secondary teaching endorsement. We are looking for an Information Technology Teacher OR a Business Teacher. We prefer candidates who have CompTIA A+ Certification and desktop/network support expertise. Classes for this position would include keyboarding/data entry; Net etiquette; using desktop applications such as Word, Excel, etc; computer repair/troubleshooting. Applicants with the ability to obtain a business endorsement are also encouraged to apply. Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/ Additional endorsements are beneficial. Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to: Human Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898. Or contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information. View general school information and job description on ISD's web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing state of North Carolina Applicants may view the posting on our website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/ Click on "Job Vacancies" North Carolina State Applications (PD-107) http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app The PD-107 was revised in June, 2009. Please use the current version. Resumes in lieu of State Application ARE NOT accepted. Applications must be mailed to: DSDHH ATTN: Brenda Raing 2301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2301 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening Reading Specialist American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT SCOPE OF DUTIES: Provides leadership and direction at the various grade levels by working with teachers, administrators, and students by implementing a comprehensive literacy program through staff development, classroom visitations, and provides feedback to teachers and administrators on literacy programs. Collaborates with Director of Education, Principals and Assistant Principals on analyzing school data and assist with planning future literacy needs. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or related field. Connecticut state teacher certification (057 or 065)) required with an endorsement as a Reading Specialist. (102 or 097) Minimum of five years experience teaching in a deaf education environment. Knowledge of Special Education and Deaf Education. Preferred SCPI level of Advanced. Good judgment. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, administrators, parents and students. Consideration will be given to the following: coursework, experience with diverse ages and groups, certification, ability to work well with other teachers and staff, organizational skills, prior experience, and experience conducting workshops/training. HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website, http://www.asd-1817.org to download an application or send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources Office American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 FAX: 860-570-1832 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Program Developer, Part-time Non-Exempt DCARA San Leandro, CA DCARA has an opening for the Program Developer position, which is part-time (30 hours/week). This position is responsible for all aspects of program development. This includes working with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with all grant reporting requirements. The major tasks are researching and developing summaries of potential funding sources for administrative staff; making recommendations regarding various aspects of potential funding resources; coordinating the development of goals and activities for funding proposals; writing proposals and attending pre/post meetings needed to draft proposals; submitting required reports; and monitoring the program and financial requirements of the funder. This position reports to the Director of Client Support Services and is effective July 1, 2010. Responsibilities: - Work with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with all grant reporting requirements - Maintain current grant records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting - Track statistics in conjunction with program staff - Researches and makes recommendations on appropriate funding sources - Works with Management Team to develop appropriate goals and activities for applications - Develops and coordinates the proposal process - Attends pre/post meeting with funders - Monitors evaluation and measurement tools - Prepares statistical and narrative reports for all funders in a timely manner - Maintain strong and consistent relations with funders - Work with Director of Client Support Services to provide input for all written materials (including Annual Report and quarterly newsletter) Required Skills: - BA degree in Social Services or Business field or five years of professional experience in diversified funding development activities - Knowledge of nonprofit organization structure - Excellent communication and writing skills - Strong organizational and analytical skills - Proficiency in American Sign Language - Proficiency in MS Windows including MS Word and MS Excel Desired Skills: - Master's degree strongly desired SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education. DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 11 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday. DEADLINE: Friday, May 7th, 2010, 5:00pm APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org , click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references and resume to: DCARA Human Resources 14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200 San Leandro, CA 94578 or mailto:hr@dcara.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening American Sign Language/Interpreter Prep Front Range Community College Westminster Campus (in Colorado) American Sign Language/Interpreter Prep. Program Lead Faculty Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a Co-Coordinator/Lead Faculty for our ASL/IPP program This position will share leadership of the overall program offerings with the ASL co-coordinator. Master's Degree required with Evidence of involvement with the Deaf and interpreting communities. Commitment to high standards in interpreter education and of the ASL/IPP team a must. For complete job announcement and application, visit: http://www.frontrange.edu/employment EOE/AA -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Title Posting # Posting Dates Steam Plant 567920 4/15/10-5/15/10 Audiologist 567921 4/15/10-4/29/10 Sub Teachers 567922 4/15/10-5/6/10 Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/ Mission Statement - The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Deaf Services Manager BJC Behavioral Health St Louis, MO for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated April 25th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2010 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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