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DeafDigest Gold – August 22, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 22, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/llowellmyers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/farmerattitude/

(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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Introducing a phone that lives up to its name

Coming on August 31st, America's First 4G-Capable Phone with
Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen, the
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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:

Hearing Loss in Older Adults  Its Effect on Mental Health
http://deafdigest.com/claudiadewane/

an aspiring deaf ballet dancer
http://deafdigest.com/susanpierce/

- Very Hot News

DeafDigest expresses disappointment at the news that
major league prospect Tyson Gillies, who is deaf,
was arrested on possession of illegal drugs in
Florida.

A member of the Philadelphia Phillies farm system,
he is a Canadian - which means if the arrest ends up
with serious consequences he could be banned from
entering USA to play ball.

DeafDigest hopes that as a first-time offender, he will
be let go, and the arrest expunged from his records,
and that he will be on his best behavior for the rest
of his life, baseball career included.

- Thursday August 19th

Alan Gifford, who is deaf, and was twice elected to public
offices in small New England towns, is filing a complaint
regarding the aerial pesticide spraying of mosquitoes in an
effort to wipe out this crippling EEE virus.

It was not the spraying, per se, that triggered Gifford's
complaint. Instead it was that a public announcement was
made of the spraying. This very same public announcement
bypassed the deaf community in the town where Gifford
lives.

He only learned of the spraying when a hearing member of
his family told him and his wife, also deaf, about it!

Will the state of Massachusetts do something about it -
the need to inform the deaf, whereas a regular public
announcement won't do?

- Friday August 20th

Aaliyah Cheatham, a young deaf woman, just 15 years old, won the
Miss Monroe Teen USA for the second year in row. She will be
taking part at the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant.

- Saturday July 21st

What happens if a deaf family dials up 911 because of a medical
emergency and no one immediately shows up?

This took place in Brantford, Ontario. The emergency crew
did show up only after 44 minutes of waiting.

Fortunately the medical emergency was solved. But the angry
deaf couple is demanding that the 911 procedures with deaf
households be reviewed.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF ATTORNEY LOWELL MYERS
    Lowell Myers was a famous deaf attorney in
Chicago.
    He worked with a deaf man in a famous murder
case during the early sixties.
    He did something that almost everyone never
did - earning two college degrees at the same time.
    He went to one college to earn his bachelors
degree and he went to another college to earn his
masters degree, yes, both at the same time.
    Both colleges did not know about it. When they
found out, they were angry and made a new rule
that students studying for the bachelors degree
cannot study for masters at the same time.

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

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

A STORY OF TWO DEAF FARMERS
    During the sixties, two students enrolled at
Gallaudet; their goal was to own a farm.
    The first student had a good attitude; he took
business administration courses and also courses
in biology. He felt these courses would help
him with knowledge in farming.
    The second student had a bad attitude; he
told Gallaudet people "I know everything about
farming; you can't teach me anything new that
I should know about farming."
    The first student became a very successful
farmer. The second student failed as a farmer.
    It is important for all farmers to have
good attitudes.

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

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

GALLAUDET MUSIC?
    Gallaudet Music? This is not a joke; do click on:
http://mp3skyline.com/rid-0x5e0de-artist_-_album-mp3-download.html?ref=1180&ref_sub=dpl43015
    If the link does not work, try this one:
http://referer.us/8/Azqkg2

CSL: 12,000 BC ?
    Never mind these Geico TV cavemen ad jokes, did the real alive
cavemen of 100,000 BC use CSL or as better known as Cave Sign
Language?
    Possible, says David Armstrong, a retired Gallaudet professor.
He feels that gestures may have been what these pre-historic
people have used to communicate - years before the voice was
the way to go.
    Unfortunately we do not have a CSL dictionary. Would have been
extremely revealing if such a dictionary was discovered.

CANNOT HELP BUT WONDER
    There was a short newspaper story regarding a deaf
customer of a fishing supplies store.
    The store proprietor said:

my best customer could not buy a state license online
because he does not have a credit or a debit card. And
he could not call the toll-free number to get a free
federal permit because he is deaf.

    DeafDigest cannot help wonder if that deaf person
fell through the cracks, totally unaware of services
offered by the local deaf agency, the deaf state
commission, and the vocational rehabilitation?
    Sad to say, the answer is that many deaf people
fall through the cracks.

OOPS, HE IS DEAF
    Last week a deaf scuba diver, after working a lake in
Fond du Lac County (Wisconsin), laid on the shore to rest
up after suffering from a temporary ear problem.
    Because he did not respond to yelling by observers,
he was assumed to be dead. Rescue personnel was summoned
to the shore - only to find the resting scuba diver
was deaf.
    Amid much furor, he simply went back to water!

LOSING MOVIES WITH DEAF CHARACTERS
    In the early years of movies, we have had a number
of deaf characters in movies, both silents and talkies.
    The most dangerous threat to these oldie films
is the Silver Nitrate. It was estimated that approximately
80-90 percent of these oldie films have already been
destroyed.
    This may also mean that 80-90 percent of scenes involving
these deaf characters have also been lost for good.

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:

Described and Captioned Media Program

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

http://deafdigest.com/dcmp/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it is embarrassing when people point fingers at
me because of my hearing aid whistling

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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?

a miracle hearing aid surgery

hearing aid surgery? Meaning CI implant?

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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 ...
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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!

Could late-deafened people be able to drive cars without
being distracted?

This topic was written up in a publication by the
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Conclusion was, yes - these late-deafened drivers
do get distracted.

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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 #3

Q. This man from Finland was elected president of the World
Federation of the Deaf in 2003 and still holds this position

A. Marrku Jokinen.

From 1997-2003, he was Vice President of the European Union
of the Deaf

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Hotel Hassler in Rome, Italy

considered to be one of the world's best hotels; it is owned
and managed by Roberto Wirth, who is deaf.

http://deafdigest.com/hassler/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Exactly what does a state commission for the deaf do?

A. No two state commissions operate the same. Some of them
may do, or may not do, the following:

*  collects data and disseminate information about deaf and HOH
*  conducts research on deafness and hearing loss
*  certifies interpreters
*  creates awareness on the needs of the deaf and HOH
*  helps deaf and HOH clients to services available to them

There may be other services such as distribution of devices
for the deaf.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that the ugly tackling incident of a deaf shoplifting
suspect never took place in Los Angeles

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1715 - a book was published and is titled:

The History of the Life and Surprising Adventures
of Duncan Campbell

it was written by Daniel Defoe

one of the characters in the book is Duncan. It is believed
that it was the first time a book was written that involved
a deaf character

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Deaf and the Money:

$2,000,000

offered by friends as retirement package for president
Calvin Coolidge in 1924 when he decided not to seek
re-election.

He wanted the money to be given to Clarke School for
the Deaf because that was where his wife taught before
she married him.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

more than 200

different sign languages all over the world,
according to Wycliffe Bible Translators

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DeafResources

How can I file an ADA complaint with the Department of Justice?
http://deafdigest.com/adacomplaints/

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:

Scotland wins men's team title at the eighth World Deaf
Golf Championships.

http://deafdigest.com/denisbrown-2/

MDGA tournament

Winner of the Al Van Nevel Memorial Award (Handicap Champion)
2010 at the MDGA tournament held two weeks ago was Terry Misener
from Michigan.

The Dr. Frank B Sullivan Memorial Award (Senior Handicap Champion)
2010 went to Dick Chadwick from Arizona.

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports082010/

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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open position
Case Manager
Eastern WA Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Spokane, WA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Manager position
open.  Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and
hard of hearing community, and ensure communication accessibility to
various local, state and federal programs.  Should possess American
Sign Language skills and ability to use various modes of
communication when working with persons with a hearing loss. 

Master's Degree in the helping profession or a Bachelor's degree with
several years of case management experience is required.  Open until
filled. 

Resumes with references accepted:
EWCDHH,
1206 N. Howard,
Spokane, WA 99201.

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Announcement of vacant positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Washington, DC
on campus of Gallaudet University

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet
University, in our nation's capitol.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many
different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the
diversity of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard
of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with
disabilities, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

- English Teacher, MSSD
- Science Teacher, MSSD
- Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume, three current and signed
letters of recommendation, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any) and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University
KDES- Room 3201
800 Florida Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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Announcement of vacant positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Washington, DC
on campus of Gallaudet University

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet
University, in our nation's capitol.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many
different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the
diversity of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard
of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with
disabilities, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

- Weekend Coordinator, MSSD
- Curriculum Manager
- Research Manager
- Chief Academic Officer

Job Descriptions can be found at
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Professional Staff under Job listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University
application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office - College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

Or FAX a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University
application form to: 202-651-5344

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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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 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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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 22nd)

- 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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