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DeafDigest Gold – August 22, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 22, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: This week's ASL Videos: (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: (this link has been slightly revised); do not use the older link) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 new Samsung Epic[tm] 4G!  Video chat with your friends at neck-breaking speeds using Qik or other video chat Android applications.  Or view your favorite videos from YouTube. Plus many more exciting apps!  You also have three choices for texting - sliding QWERTY, virtual keyboard or Swype technology on Sprint's newest 4G device!  Combined with the Sprint Relay data only plan at only $39.99 a month for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, this is an amazing combination.  Visit for updates! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! 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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation's premier VRS provider. Go to for more information on all of our products, services and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Hearing Loss in Older Adults Its Effect on Mental Health an aspiring deaf ballet dancer - 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) .... 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 or 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 to fill out the Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE" .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. ACCESS 4 ALARM CLOCK AND TELEPHONE SIGNALER ON SALE! Don't be late for the first day of school! WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special. Purchase the Access 4 Alarm Clock and Telephone Signaler at 20% off! Great features include a bright flashing LED light, flashing visual alert and extra loud audible alarm. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: We're on Facebook! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language! Any Language! Over 150 languages available, including: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc Dial: IP address using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system or Call: 877 744 6111 to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge. The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ 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: (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: (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: If the link does not work, try this one: 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: AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID it is embarrassing when people point fingers at me because of my hearing aid whistling .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? a miracle hearing aid surgery hearing aid surgery? Meaning CI implant? .............................................................. .............................................................. 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: .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see 3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see 4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some  hotels charge $36 per day for parking 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  location ... direct access from I-4 and close to airport 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 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 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 With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida .............................................................. .............................................................. 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. ..... 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 .... 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. ..... 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 the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... Wish List of the Week: that the ugly tackling incident of a deaf shoplifting suspect never took place in Los Angeles ..... 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 ..... 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. ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: more than 200 different sign languages all over the world, according to Wycliffe Bible Translators ..... DeafResources How can I file an ADA complaint with the Department of Justice? for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, (examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time) ..... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports top deaf sports newspaper stories & links: Scotland wins men's team title at the eighth World Deaf Golf Championships. 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 last edition of DeafDigest Sports: for list of elite deaf athletes: for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: for list of deaf collegiate athletes: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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: Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457 Gallaudet University Application Form link: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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: Or FAX a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to: 202-651-5344 Gallaudet University Application Form link: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: - 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: or apply online at: EOE M/F/D/V ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job 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 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: DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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: 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:

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