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DeafDigest Gold – August 19, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – August 19, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


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Gold section.


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Top stories about the deaf:

The London Olympics are now history. And what is
it to our Deaflympics. Just one word – GREED! The NBC and Coca-Cola both pour money into the Olympics. We are talking about billions of
dollars. But not a cent to our Deaflympics.
So much for greed hurting us.

For years mentally ill deaf residents of North
Carolina were treated at the Dorothea Dix Hospital
in Raleigh. This hospital has closed its doors
for good. The only beds available for the deaf
right now is the Broughton Hospital in Morganton.

It was announced that the World Individual Chess Deaf Championships will be taking place next
month at Kazakhstan. Approximately 180 participants
from nearly 30 nations are expected to take part.

Politically and socially, the people of India and
of Pakistan both do not get along. It, however,
has not stopped a deaf Pakistan girl from getting
a CI from a social service agency in India!

The Equal Rights Center said that nearly 50 percent
of the deaf using the relay service in the Washington, DC
area, encounter discrimination when seeking to rent


Deaf-REACH Crab Feast and Silent Auction

Join us for a festive day of crabs and good times!

All you can eat crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw,
side dishes, desserts and assorted sodas and water. BYOB as usual!

SILENT AUCTION is back this year!!

Saturday, September 15th 2012
8712 Beaver Dam Rd
Beltsville, MD 20704

Advance tickets $40.00 per person or $75.00 for 2 tickets.
Tickets at the door are $45.00 per person.

For over 40 years Deaf-REACH has been helping deaf people with
special needs. Deaf-REACH provides a variety o significant services
to this community.

To purchase tickets contact Lorre Weinstock
VP 202-559-5072
V 202-832-6681
F 202-832-8458


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Could a pet dog become a hearing ear dog? No,
because a hearing ear dog requires months of
But many hotels confuse a pet dog owned by a deaf person with a hearing ear dog. As a result they give big discounts for hotel rooms for a deaf traveler with his pet dog!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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

this video may not work with iPads


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

more information at:


Years ago, videos were either captioned or subtitled. Times
have changed. We are seeing less and less captions on these
As an example, on three movie titles, these were captioned
in the past, but not captioned anymore nowadays.
Why? The Warner Archive Collections spokesperson was asked and
he was evasive and would not respond directly with this issue.

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

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2013 Deaf Seniors of America Baltimore conference

updates at:


Former Gallaudet president-designate Jane K Fernandes
made newspaper headlines some years back, responding to her
critics by describing herself as:

I am not deaf enough (for them)

Well, there was a newspaper story in Great Britain about
Katie Stephen. She is challenging a medical assessment panel
which said she became deaf because of a medical injection
but also said that:

she is not considered disabled enough

Why not disabled enough? Because she was made deaf – in
one ear, while still hearing in the other ear!

A newspaper story surfaced that there are shortage of
interpreters that know such languages – Thai, Vietnamese, Somali,
Swahili and rarer African languages.
This story was talking about the hearing – especially the
immigrants that flood the European continent. It did not mention
the deaf and their need for sign language interpreters.
Yet, we, the deaf, suffer from serious shortages, the same
as the hearing do.

(video with captions)

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.


Arizona Association of the Deaf

visit it at:


I don’t have a lot of time.

(editor’s note: don’t have a lot of time to just
to put on the hearing aid in the morning before
going to work?????????)


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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this



A newspaper ran this headline:

A woman born without eardrums

What is wrong about this –

A woman born deaf?

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true that a deaf Native American was responsible
for the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, an event that continues as a sore point among the Native Americans?

A. One version says yes, other version says no – historians
are continuously trying to sort it all out.

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Vacation in Maine, me!

We went to a small zoo here during our stay in Maine. Interesting, as a
Blind man, I got to go free. There was a combination of animals, farm
animals and animals from different countries such as monkeys, tigers and so on.

Lots of feedings by us humans….the goats, the ducks and the fawns.

I posted a picture of myself feeding a fawn on Facebook.

People reported that I was feeding a lion!

Silly friends I have!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Wish List of the Week:

that in small towns, deaf people have no
problems getting interpreters, watching
captioned movies, town residents tolerant
of the deaf, plentiful employment opportunities
and having a great social life!



Year 1672 – philosopher John Wilkins passes away. He felt that
deaf people, despite not being able to speak, were capable
of rational thought and should be allowed to express themselves
via sign language


DeafNumbers of the Week:


known causes of deaf-blindness. A few of these are
Usher syndrome, Cytomegalovirus, premature birth,
meningitis, encephalitis, asphyxia and head injuries


Deaf College Athletes:

– Boston College – Austin Solecitto, a baseball pitcher, is an incoming freshman

– Brandeis – Nikki Cote, freshman, 9.38 ERA as softball relief pitcher; hit .290 as part time starter

– Buffalo – Brittany Ronald, sr, rowing; her final event
was with the varsity 8 boat that finished 2nd at the Philadelphia Dad Vail Regatta

– Campbell University – Kaylin Ashley Yost, so, women’s
golf; shot 75.09 average, #1 best on the team

– CSUN – Ashley Griffith, jr, women’s track; while listed
on the team roster, did not appear at any events in the
spring season

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Meghan Agosta played hockey for the National Canadian team
in the 2010 Winter Olympics and is on current National Team roster

– Charles Albenasi, pro wrestler, Florida

– Lance Allred, pro basketball, Kyoto Hannaryz, Japan;
played in the Japanese All-Star game with his Western
Conference all-star team

– Pete Altham, Fylde rugby club, UK, low level pro rugby league;
listed on the team roster on the team web site

– Cerdas Barus, Indonesia, chess grandmaster; last win was
Telin International Switzerland tournament in 2011

Deaf Miscellaneous Sports:

– SWCID men’s basketball team; new coach is Kevin Bohlin;
plays a club schedule against college clubs and college
JV teams, cannot play an official junior college schedule

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–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

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

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

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



position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist

Teacher (Walden School)

Residential Counselor

Overnight Residential Counselor

Submit resume online at or email

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher II
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Area:    Student Services
Tenure:  Limited Term

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent Time Base :    Full Time

Work Schedule
This position is employed 194 working days per school year from mid-August through late June.

Description: Under the direction of the Director of Student Services, the Supervisor of Counseling and Speech Services oversees and supervises the general operations of both the Speech and Counseling Services Departments at CSDR.

–    Supervise Counseling, Social Work and Speech and Audiological staff in conducting evaluations and providing services for assigned department/ student caseloads.
–    Consultation with staff, parents and community organizations related to student needs and intervention.
–    Review student referrals to determine appropriate services to be administered. –    Attend Super Cabinet and Student Services staff meetings to discuss issues related to school support services as well as general school wide issues.
–    Conduct Counseling and Speech Services staff meetings to share general school wide information with department and to discuss issues specific to the department.
–    Weekly individual clinical supervision with counseling staff on students who have or need designated instructional services.  Assist staff in providing family and parent intervention as needed.
–    Attend IDT, IEP, and other staff meetings on campus as needed.
–    Supervise Counseling and Speech Services secretary in the overall operations of the department.
–    Oversee school wide Character Counts and Preventative Education programs.
–    Review all written communications of staff that is provided for IEP meetings, letters and reports that are requested of other agencies.
–    Supervise and place college interns with appropriate mentors and complete all required documentation and evaluations required by the universities/colleges.
–    Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Counseling staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Required Qualifications: –    Possession of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Administration,  or the equivalent
–    Possession of a California Pupil Personnel Credential (PPS) with authorization as a School Counselor or Clinical License (LMFT, LCSW, LPC) or the equivalent
–    Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and in standard written English
–    Knowledge of Deaf Culture and Community
–    Possession of/or eligibility for an Administrative Credential

Desired Qualifications: –    Training in PAWS and CPI techniques and strategies
–    Knowledge of California state laws and procedures
–    Minimum of 5 years. experience in Counseling, Social Work, Mental Health, or Human Services with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students
–    Minimum of 2 years supervising college interns, clinical license interns or school staff
–    Some knowledge of speech and audiology needs of Deaf and  Hard of hearing students

Salary:    Monthly  $5,392 – $7,223*
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside 3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA  92506
Attention:  Jennie Machado
Director of Student Services

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Mariann Kambouris at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice).

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.


Job Announcement
Athletic Director
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Position:       Teacher Specialist

Area:   Physical Education
Tenure:  Limited Term and/or Permanent

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent
Time Base :     Full Time

The Teacher Specialist is employed 194 working days per school year, from mid-August through late June.  The Teacher Specialist is responsible for the Physical Education Curriculum and after-school athletic activities for the school.

General Duties: –    Scheduling games and other events with other schools
–    Recommending/choosing coaches
–    Ensuring that all qualifying conditions are met for each sport
–    Arranging activities for home athletic events
–    Provide leadership in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of curricula related to Physical Education.

Required Qualifications: –    Fluency in expressive and receptive American Sign Language (ASL): and –    Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree, and possession of, or eligibility for, a valid California Credential.

Desired Qualifications: –    3 years prior full time, working experience in the area of athletics.
–    Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
.    Knowledge of Varsity and Junior Varsity programs, league, CIF and related organizations; rules and policies.
–    Ability to communicate effectively in standard written English.
–    Experience in curriculum development and Physical Education Standards.

Salary: Monthly* – $4,885 – $6,550
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Alyce Berard
Director of Instruction

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Personnel at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice)

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.


Job Posting
Executive Director
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
Swarthmore, PA

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC) is an innovative, non-profit
organization with a mission to promote equal communication accessibility
and cultural awareness for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals
through our highly respected and much utilized sign language interpreting
services. In addition, we provide CART services, sign language classes,
workshops, sensitivity training and advocacy. We are located near
Philadelphia and serve southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and
northern Delaware.

DHCC is searching for a charismatic and dynamic leader to manage our
sustainability and growth. The Executive Director is responsible for
ensuring day-to-day operations including human resources and financial
management, fundraising, public relations and community development. The
successful candidate will possess exemplary skills in organizational,
business and program development. Furthermore, this person must be a
skilled communicator with a passion for DHCC’s mission who can build
partnerships with key stakeholders including Board of Directors, staff,
consumers and interpreters.

-Master’s degree in business, community development, non-profit
management or public administration. Consideration given to other degrees
with appropriate experience

-Minimum of five years experience in a senior management position

-Financial management experience with multi-million dollar budgets

-Proven experience with public relations and fundraising

-Fluent user of American Sign Language (ASL)

-Experience with Deaf and hard of hearing communities and
knowledge of related organizations

-Experience with presentations, program development and community

-Excellent communication skills and strong written English

-Comprehensive analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
·Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

-Collaborative management style and effective team player

Application Deadline: September 15, 2012 or until filled.

Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:

Mr. Larry Brick
Chair of Search Committee
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Fax: 610 604-0456 Email:

For more information about DHCC and the detailed job description visit


many open positions The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Secretary (Full-time)

Secondary English Teacher

Elementary Teacher

Secondary Classroom Assistant

Elementary Classroom Assistant

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist

School Counselor

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant

Child Care Worker – Overnight

Child Care Worker – Residential

Child Care Worker – Day

ILS Specialist

Recreational Specialist

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitute)

Walden School Teacher

Family Partner (Part-time)

Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)

Submit resume online at or email

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701


position opening
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:


open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential
programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part-time and per-diem

Medication Administration
Direct Student care
Scheduling of Doctors appointments, medication reordering
Documentation of student care
TEAM nursing approach

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Fax# 802-258-9574


New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a Contract or Per-diem
ASL Teacher. We are understanding and supportive of Deaf and Deafblind
culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our team and
assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

Description and Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will be ASLTA or equivalently
certified. The ASL teacher will teach ASL to employees at all levels.
The teacher may also provide one on one tutoring as needed.

We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind
seniors. For more information please visit us at

New England Homes for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer and
provides a drug free workplace. Please email your resume to <> .

You may also fax your resume to (978) 774-0271 or apply in person at 154
Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Kathryn H. Melanson

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.

154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923 <>

978-774-0445 ext. 251


MCDHH Employment Opportunity

Case Manager/Children’s Specialist – full time

The Case Manager/Children’s Specialist provides services to children
birth to 18 years who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
Services include early intervention and early childhood information and
assistance to families of children (birth to 6-8 years) who are deaf,
hard of hearing or have acquired a hearing loss; case management
services for hearing children of deaf or hard of Hearing parents when
the issues involve language development and/or education of the hearing
child; consultation on Individual Education Plans and Individual Family
Service Plans and on transition to Individual Transition Plans; and case
management services to identify and procure needed services and
cross-agency case coordination. The incumbent of this position will also
provide guidance and counseling to parent(s) to promote positive change
on behalf of children and families, technical assistance to early
intervention, early childhood and educational programs and will
represent and participate in early intervention and education-related
committees and work groups. Bachelor’s degree or higher in social
work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human
services is strongly preferred. Ability to communicate using American
Sign Language required; Ability to communicate in Spanish strongly

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit <>

If you have any questions, please contact Sehin Mekuria, Human Resources
Liaison, at 617-740-1630 (v) or 617-326-7546 (VP@ Reception Desk), or
email at <>



Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you have a passion for helping
others? Are you a person of utmost integrity driven to make a difference
in the lives of persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?
If so, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Vermont’s premier
mental health agency serving Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, encourages
you to apply to become the ASL Instructor for the Agency. This position is
full time with benefits.

ASL classes are offered to agency staff, community members, and groups of
individuals with various developmental disabilities. This position also
provides 1:1 therapeutic ASL supports to strengthen the communication
skills of the deaf and hard of hearing clients and will provide direct
community support to deaf consumers with developmental disabilities.

The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor’s degree in education,
social work, or human services field; be fluent in ASL and have knowledge
of the deaf culture; possess appropriate teaching certificates for
American Sign Language and demonstrated experience instructing ASL up to
Level 5; and have a minimum of two years experience providing services to
individuals diagnosed with Autism and /or Developmental Disabilities.

Please visit our website at, email us at or
stop by one of our offices on Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans to drop off
your resume/cover letter or complete an application.

Human Resources
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478


Arkansas Department of Career Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Office of Human Resource Management


Position will be located in Little Rock.

Rehabilitation Services is recruiting personnel for the following
(Vocational Rehab)
Position # 22081455
Grade C116

Minimum Qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s
degree in special education, social work, or a related field. Additional
requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require
review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB

Preferred Qualifications:  National Certification, Minimum qualification
of a QAST level 3 or above.

Applicants must complete a State of Arkansas employment application to be
considered for employment.  Resumes only will not be accepted.  The
application must be received before 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. An
application can be obtained at the ARS Human Resources Office, your local
Workforce Services office or    For additional
information contact:

Human Resources
525 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 683-3340 – FAX: (501) 296-1672
Division of Rehabilitation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Indiana School for the Deaf is currently looking to fill a staff
interpreter position with the school.

Interpreting Services Office

Indiana School for the Deaf

1200 E. 42nd St. Room G42

Indianapolis, IN 46205

VP# 866.327.0876

Phone# 317.550.4823

Fax# 317.644.1841


Employment Opportunities

Position: Interpreter Coordinator–Full-Time

Company: Deaf Action Center (DAC), Dallas, TX

Required: Strong communication skills when interacting with businesses
and the public

Knowledge and understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
Exceptional phone skills
Strong organization and record keeping skills
Highly self-motivated.



Position: Information & Referral /Hearing Loss Resource Assistant: Full

Company: Deaf Action Center (DAC), Dallas, TX

Required: Exceptional phone skills

Strong communication skills when interacting with the public
Can communicate in ASL and understand Deaf culture
Strong computer skills (create brochures, Power-Point and letters)
Event planning and office/clerical skills


GURIEC is seeking a qualified individual
to fill the Coordinator position.
Center: Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center
Position:  Coordinator
Department: Department of Interpretation
Job Number: HR-12076
Status: Accepting applications
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Project Director,
works collaboratively with National Consortium of Interpreter Education
Centers to develop and/or conduct training programs, services and products
based on information from needs assessments and best practices; and
facilitates and coordinates appropriate and timely professional
development activities for interpreters and consumers within the region
and nationally.
Master’s degree in sign language interpretation, rehabilitation, human
services, social science or related field. Sign language interpreting
certification by a national body required. (Applications from individuals
holding a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree without national
certification would be accepted with exceptional field experience and sign
language fluency.) Must have knowledge of: program planning strategies and
evaluation; trends and effective practices related to interpreter
education; record-keeping techniques; public speaking techniques and
instructional methods for adult learners; computer programs such as Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and Dreamweaver or other web design software. Must be
able to: work within a collaborative structure and team environment;
create, plan and implement programming related to interpretation for
Deaf/Deaf-blind/hard of hearing individuals; develop and conduct training
programs, workshops and seminars based on needs assessments; coordinate
Region-wide activities and outreach; provide technical assistance
regarding interpreter related or programmatic issues; administer funds and
maintain accurate budget records; prepare and maintain records and
reports; explain policies and procedures to stakeholders and consumer
groups; communicate effectively orally, manually and in writing; establish
and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
work independently with little direction; supervise and train other
personnel as assigned; prepare and deliver oral/manual instruction and
presentations; demonstrate interpersonal skills using patience, tact and
courtesy; maintain current knowledge of advances in the interpreting field
involving linguistics, literature, current research, instructional
technology and resources; and travel regionally and nationally at least,
if not more than, twice annually.
This position is funded by the Department of Education Rehabilitation
Services Administration.  Ability to learn and follow Government rules and
regulations related to assigned activities and in preparation for grant
renewal proposals required.
For more information, please contact Human Resources at Gallaudet

University of Vermont
American Sign Language Program
POSITION AVAILABLE: American Sign Language Adjunct Lecturer
JOB DESCRIPTION: The ASL Program is seeking to add another Adjunct
Lecturer to teach ASL 001 and ASL 002, beginning January 2013.  The
used for ASL 001 is the updated version of “Signing Naturally: Units
1-6” and for ASL 002, “Signing Naturally: Level 1” (units 7-12).
* Master’s degree in ASL/Deaf-related field or equivalent
* Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language
* Minimum 1 year experience teaching at the college level
* Willingness to learn and use online resources such as BlackBoard
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and
* Ability to work well with people
* Ability to communicate effectively both expressively and in writing
* ASLTA certificate or willingness to obtain this certificate within one
year of hiring
* Familiarity with the “Signing Naturally” curriculum and/or willingness
to be trained
COMPENSATION: Competetive Continuing Education scale salary (for more
info, inquire within)
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following
documents via e-mail:
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae
* Letter of Interest (cover letter)
* 3 professional references (two of them must be Deaf): include name,
address and e-mail for each
All candidates must submit the above to the ASL Program Coordinator: Keri
Ogrizovich via e-mail:
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Staff Interpreter Position at University of Vermont
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The University of Vermont is committed to diversity and inclusion. For
more information regarding the University of Vermont’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the President’s web site
Position Details
Posting Number: 0040504
Department: Academic Support Prg/30420
Advertising Title: ASL Interpreter
Position Type: Staff
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Job Summary/Basic Function: The ASL Interpreter interprets for students,
employees, and community events open to the general public as assigned for
an average 28-30 hours a week. The ASL Interpreter may participate in
departmental and divisional diversity initiatives based on availability
and has personal goals for increasing multicultural knowledge, awareness,
and skills. This individual helps create and carry out the Academic
Support Programs mission, which includes a commitment to multiculturalism
and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications:
(or equivalent combination of education and experience) A Bachelor’s
Degree and certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is
required, along with three years’ experience as a certified interpreter.
Knowledge of science and math to be able to provide interpreting services
for high-level science and math classes required. Must have a demonstrated
commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism; ability to
work well with people; and the ability to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing.
Desirable Qualifications:
Other Information:
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are
required to include in their cover letter information about how they will
further this goal.
Special Conditions External candidates must complete a 4-month
probationary period
A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees
Staff Hiring Band:
(Salaries are set within the band based on each candidate’s education and
experience, job responsibilities internal equity, and/or available
department funding.) Hiring salary budgeted at mid to high end of pay band
Payband Min:
Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be
prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x
FTE) 29,840
Payband Max:
Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be
prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x
FTE) 56,700
Full Time Equivalency 1.0
Term (months per year) 12S
Job Open Date:
(Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is
subject to removal without notice)
Job Close Date:
(Jobs close at 4:30 PM EST)
Job Category: Staff/Exec-Acad Affairs
Job Type: Full-Time
Staff Union Code: NU
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt
The University of Vermont is committed to diversity and inclusion. For
more information regarding the University of Vermont’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the President’s web site


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