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DeafDigest Gold – August 15, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 15, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafwaitress/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/badaslsigning/


This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hassle/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiring/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

(this link has been slightly revised); do not
use the older link)

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The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*!

Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's America's
first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds.

Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm]
processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3"
display. It works in 3G and 4G markets with access to over 50,000
apps you've come to expect from an Android[tm] enabled phone.

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Go to: 
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg081510

*Up to 10x Faster claim:  Based on download speed comparison of 3G's
600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600
kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps).  Actual speeds may vary.

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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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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.

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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:

Behind the scenes with a tennis tournament captioner
http://deafdigest.com/mikemcintyre/

Association of Late Deafened Adults founder Bill Graham's story
http://deafdigest.com/kitrykrause/


- Very Hot News

The Winter Deaflympics in Slovakia is still on after 
belatedly complying with the conditions set by the
International Sports Organization of the Deaf.

The event will take place next February 18-26, 2011.




- Thursday August 12th

Visual emergency weather warning alerts on top of
vending machines? Yes, in the Kobe City area of
Japan, courtesy of Coca Cola West. Sixty such
visual displays will be located at public
facilities.



- Friday August 13th

The Department of Labor will be distributing
22 million in grant money for programs to educate,
train and place jobs for the disabled, the deaf
included.



- Saturday July 14th

Upset with "inaction" and "dirty politics"
two members quit the Monroe County Disabilities
Advisory board. One of the two members is deaf.

Monroe County is where NTID is located and where
deaf population is high.




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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

(revised posting)

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the
National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs
several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of
hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program
administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing
so. Allow me to explain.

My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet
University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at
Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is
the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning.

You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is
associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers,
programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they
can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing
communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of
this message.

Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is
confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are
uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those
questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of
participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about
deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this
study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies
on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for
participating in this study.

I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any
questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address
is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet
University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this
study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at
mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu

The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On
behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the
data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey. This
project has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB and Walden
University IRB # 05-28-10-0283826.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the
Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE"

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updated every Monday

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DEAF COLLEGE OR HEARING COLLEGE
    We have deaf students that attend Gallaudet,
RIT and CSUN. We also have deaf students that attend
hearing colleges everywhere.
    At Gallaudet, classes are taught in ASL. At RIT and
CSUN, interpreters are available.
    At hearing colleges, it is always a struggle. One
deaf graduate of a hearing college said it was always
a hassle.
    Worth it to attend Gallaudet, RIT and CSUN or to
attend hearing college?
    You decide!

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

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


HIRING FRUSTRATIONS
    Story is almost always the same over the
years. It is that a deaf CEO wants to hire the
deaf for positions in his company. But at the
end he hires the hearing instead of the deaf.
    Why? Deaf discriminating against the deaf?
No. It is difficult to find qualified deaf
applicants for these jobs.
    As a result, he hires the hearing. And
the Deaf Community always gets upset about
these hired hearing persons!
    It is a situation no one wins.

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

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


STATE FUNDING ISSUES HITTING THE DEAF COMMUNITY HARD
    How bad are we, the deaf, being impacted by
funding cutbacks on the state level?
    Let us take Wisconsin as an example. What is happening
in Wisconsin may or may not necessarily be the same
in every state.
    Being impacted are:

- vocational rehabilitation budget and hiring cutbacks

- Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing budget and hiring cutbacks

- deaf needs (employment placements and free hearing aids) not being met

- more deaf getting on Social Security Disability rolls because of no jobs

- outreach by the ODHH severely restricted


NOT YET A BUZZWORD IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY
    A new phrase has surfaced in a British newspaper. 
It is not yet a buzzword, but who knows, some day 
it just might.
    It is GOR, and, no, it has nothing to do with
a gorilla.
    GOR stands for Genuine Occupational Requirement.
An explanation is this:

An organisation for deaf people might legitimately 
employ a deaf person who uses British Sign Language 
to work as a counsellor to other deaf people whose 
first or preferred language is BSL

    Could this buzzword be exported to the American
Deaf Community?


A GALLAUDET AT A NON-GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY!
    When we see the name Gallaudet, we immediately
associate it with Gallaudet University.
    True, in 99 percent of cases - but there is a
Gallaudet at a non-Gallaudet University (CCSU).
    If you are touring the campus of the Central 
Connecticut State University, and ask someone
about Gallaudet, they would know what you are
talking about.
    One of the CCSU dormitories is named after
Gallaudet, this one is Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet,
the father of Edward Miner Gallaudet, who founded
Gallaudet University.



FREE TIME IN A CITY
    A traveling salesperson (hearing), away from home
on sales trips, would often spend their free time
at bars.
    This has nothing to do with drinking, but more of
being around people, even strangers. He would just
quietly listen to conversation going on around him
just to occupy his free time.
    What about the deaf that travel a lot? Some 
got to movies. Some go to museums. Some stay in
hotel room and watch TV movies. And, some,  as DeafDigest
suspects, would lug their laptops with these built in
video cameras - to chat with family and friends.
    A hearing way of killing time; a deaf way of
killing time. Two different ways? Perhaps.


LACKING A DEAF SKIER'S VEST
    A deaf man, wanting to go skiing, could not find
a Day-Glo vest that said "Deaf Skier" at a skiing lodge.
    The lodge, however, had a "Blind Skier" vest and
the deaf man put it on, and went skiing for few days.
    Others skiers could not believe it when they thought
they saw a "blind skier" zooming without a guide.
    The final straw was that this "blind" skier lined
up his family together for a picture shoot. Other
skiers "bumped" into each other, gawking at the photo
scene that the "blind" skier took with his camera!





OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

    We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

International Sports Organization of the Deaf (CISS)

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

http://www.ciss.org/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


it does not look good to wear a hearing aid in public

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


I am not deaf; I just have a hearing disorder


to have a hearing disorder is also to be deaf,
sorry !


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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

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Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not
Find a Conference Offering All of This!  June 23-26, 2011

1.  Scheduled every year to  the year 2020 ... see
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2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see
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3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see
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4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some 
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5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ...
you can't even get a hot dog for this  at other hotels!

6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida 
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7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom
Saunders, Shannon Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, 
Jon Barr, Bill Ross, Francisco Olivera,  Faith Powell and 
over a dozen other highly recommended presenters.  
See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend.

8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING
fledging (starting at only $89 per person); beginners,
intermediate and advanced signers with language-focus and
interpreting-focus CEU classes for advanced ASL students
and interpreters.

9.  20+ exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks  every hour,
there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants  in the
exhibit area

10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants

11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see  www.DrSign.com

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the 
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this will be our 10th
year, starting July 16, 2011 from Florida to Alaska. This is 
scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time
Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC caught its own loophole in the Hearing Aid compliance rules
that allowed Apple and others to get away with it. These iPhones
were not hearing aid compatible. Now these manufacturers are given
12 months to comply.

As always, stay tuned!

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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #2

Q. Name the National Hockey League player who continues to hold the
record for the most career regular season goals despite retiring in 1999

A. Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky scored 894 goals in 1,487 games.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Kayci Russo
deaf horse rider in competition

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20091125/articles/911259939

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I was in Indiana and tried to find "Deaf Man's Village"
but couldn't it. Why?

A. It is buried under the Mississinewa Reservoir, built in
1964! Deaf Man's Village was founded by Native American 
chief Shepoconah, who became late deafened. He set up
a trading post in Mississinewa that thrived for a while
in the early 19th century.



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:

With respect to the so-called shoplifting incident in
Los Angeles where it was believed that one suspect
was violently seized by the security guard, the GLAD
issued a statement:

GLAD is appalled by this incident since it clearly showed ignorance on the 
mall and its security staff. I am very concerned because this popular 
location has many deaf and hard of hearing customers residing in this 
area, yet the mall remains ignorant on how to communicate with deaf and 
hard of hearing individuals.

While the security guard used excessive force in choking the deaf 
customer, the other deaf customer attempted to communicate with the 
security staff that the customer on the floor is deaf; however, he was 
brushed away as if he was not a human being.

GLAD hopes that these two deaf men will contact us so we can work on this 
unfortunate incident. It is crystal clear that the mall lacks the 
knowledge on working with people with communication barriers. The whole 
incident is completely unacceptable


DeafDigest hopes this issue will be resolved


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - Vint Cerf, who was hard of hearing, is known as
the Father of the Internet. He, however, became an actor
just for one TV episode - Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict

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Deaf and the Money:

$9.99

cost of 1902 Gallaudet football team picture on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Photo-Gallaudet-College-University-Football-/170523462927

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

600

telephone patent infringement lawsuits that Alexander 
Graham Bell defended and won


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DeafResources

Presidents' connections with the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/presidents/

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

top deaf sports newspaper stories & links:

Deaf vs Deaf football schedule
http://deafdigest.com/deafvsdeaffootball/

a 3-handicap deaf golfer in Scotland
http://deafdigest.com/denisbrown/


DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports081310/

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/

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

Residential Life Trainer (8/17 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039268&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

School Educator I (8/17 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039319&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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job opening 
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for 
"Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator" staffed in the state 
of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned 
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in 
other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel 
within the state of Tennessee and other states as needed, while residing 
in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:

- Senior Community

- Hard of Hearing Community

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users

- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities and communication modes

- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Service is helpful

- Experience in public relations

- Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet 
deadlines

- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

- Hold a valid driver's license


Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html 
or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on 
the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or 
disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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Job Posting
Director of Deaf Services for the Division of Mental Health
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of
Director of Deaf Services for the Division of Mental Health.

Under limited supervision the Director of Deaf Services will assume
responsibility for the design, implementation and evaluation of the
department's program of services to consumers who are Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. This includes both adults with severe mental illness and
children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. Activities
include policy development, budget oversight, and program design.

Job Responsibilities: 
Provide DBHDD leadership in developing culturally and linguistically
competent services that meet the needs of individuals that are deaf and
hard of hearing.

-Plan and implement DBHDD services for consumers who are Deaf and Hard
of Hearing, including the personnel requirements, budgets,
administrative functions and evaluation of service delivery.

- Coordinate the services of DBHDD to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers
with other local, state and national agencies, public and private to
ensure collaboration and continuity of care.

- Recruit, orient and assist in assigning staff to service components
delivering services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers.

- Identify alternative funding sources for program expansion and
development.

- Advocate for the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers within the
Department and with other local, state and national agencies.

- Coordinate the Department's response to the disaster mental health
needs of individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

- Supervise the implementation and evaluation of all related contracts.

- Adhere to DBHDD Corporate Compliance policies, training requirements
and agency regulations.

- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 
- Master's degree in Human Services with at least ten years of experience
in program design, implementation, management and evaluation.

- Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and prepare
written correspondence in English.

- Experience in the supervision of clinical staff.


Preferred Qualifications: 
- Skilled in American Sign Language, knowledge of Deaf culture and
system's theory.

- Thorough knowledge of Deaf culture, mental health practices, DBHDD
service components, administrative policies and procedures, state and
national resources agencies and the unique needs of youth and adult
consumers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

- A doctorate degree in social sciences and three years of related
experience subsequent to the degree; or a master's degree in the
social sciences and five years related experience subsequent to the
degree, two years of which must have been in public mental health
services

Benefits: 
- In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits
package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities,
employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays,
vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life
insurance.

- This position is a pay grade 19 on the statewide salary plan.



Employment Information: 
- This position is located in downtown Atlanta.

- A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta
has the vibrancy of the world's great urban centers combined with the
Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here
you'll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights
era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

- We're located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as
well as direct access to MARTA's rail and bus system.

- Come to Georgia's capital city and experience first-hand our historic
charm and  hospitality.

Applying for this job: 
- Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to:
mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

- To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or
type the following title in the subject line of your email: Director of
Deaf Services

- Candidates for this position may be subject to employment drug testing
and criminal background check.

- The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of
Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified
emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to
assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

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position announcement
CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) 
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and 
direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education 
services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las 
Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date: August 2, 2010
Closing date:  August 20, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher 
quality of life for clients with specific focus on late-deafened and hard 
of hearing populations.  Individual will also promote equitable access to 
Health/Medical, education, social, employment and legal services.  In 
addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation 
services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to 
individual client's needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide 
accurate Identification/Assessment of individual Client's 
telecommunication needs and will conduct appropriate equipment 
distribution tailored to the needs of the client.  Will provide expertise 
in the field as needed.  Will coordinate training/mentoring activities for 
general public and the client DHHARC serves.  Conducts developmental and 
implement program activities for DHHARC.  Participate in 
Technology/equipment distribution responsibilities of the Center.

Willingness to conduct Outreach/education responsibilities as assigned. 
Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend 
hours when needed.  Ability to work independently as well as a team is 
essential.  Ability to creatively problem-solve various work situations.

SALARY: $36,244 - $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of advocacy techniques
- Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
- Maintain effective record keeping practices

- Two years experience working with hard of hearing and/or deaf 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf populations

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and 
related services

- Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs.
- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and 
Deaf populations

- Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with 
communication disorders. (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled and 
late-deafened)

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and application 
to:

DHHARC 
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(August 20, 2010)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, 
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national 
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political 
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at 
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX 
or 775-434-0290 VP

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position openings
CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program/ACCESS Partial Care Program
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.

CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program - Full Time / Day Shift
ACCESS Partial Care Program - Full Time / Day Shift

Paterson, NJ Campus

As key members of our ACCESS Program or ACCESS Partial Care Program, 
statewide programs that provide behavioral health services to Deaf and 
hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help meet the 
clinical 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:
- developing and implementing treatment strategies
- performing comprehensive clinical assessments 
- 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/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 
collect/summarize data, 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:Careers@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 announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Campbell, California

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard 
of hearing persons employed

- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community 
and employers

- Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews 
and orientation

- Provide employer education on employability of 
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and 
technical assistance workshops

- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as 
needed

- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine 
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on 
clients

- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as 
assigned by Employment Services Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
- American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or 
other nationally recognized certificate) required.  Candidate without a 
certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification 
within six/6 month of employment);  BA preferred

- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf 
Culture

- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of 
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

- Able to travel to appointments within the workweek

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education. DCARA 
offers 11 days of holiday leave plus a paid one-week 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
  click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail 
to:
Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Or via email to:
mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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long list of open positions
DEAF SERVICES CENTER
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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 you! 
E.O.E.

DSC 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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

- THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; 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.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current
national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are
preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full
time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in
residential program. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA/BS
degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma &
12 credit hours in social science with 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.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers, primarily
children, to insure continuum of care; develop service plans;
independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public
& private services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.

 

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents! We are interviewing now. 

Please see below for open positions:

- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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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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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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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 August 15th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)
- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)
- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA
- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA
- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)

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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