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DeafDigest Gold – August 24, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – August 24, 2014

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-line-of-deaf-fans/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soap-opera/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/washington-dc-police-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/more-deaf-signers-or-non-signers/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A man from Turkey was ruled guilty for employing
illegals in his place of business. One of these
illegals was a deaf person.

Mariella Paulino, a young deaf woman, completed a
fellowship with the Code For Progress. Her task
was to create software that allows the deaf
to filter only what they want to hear not
what they don’t want to hear.

The new superintendent of Rochester School
for the Deaf is Antony McLetchie. He is
deaf and he replaces the retiring Harold
Mowl.

In Troy, Wisconsin, a small town, a hearing
mother of a deaf child, is threatening action
if drivers do not slow down in front her
house. She is afraid that her deaf child
would be hit while playing outside.

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announcement

effective with this edition, all DeafDigest videos will be shown
in the MP4 format. DeafDigest will no longer exhibit videos in
the outdated FLV format. The older format was shown side by side
with the MP4 format as a favor to subscribers that have not
upgraded their computers for that reason. Thank you for
understanding.

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WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT IS DIFFERENT
In Washington, DC, there is a special police unit
that is called the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison
Unit. This unit communicates with the deaf and
the hard of hearing on serious issues. They can
be found on the Gallaudet campus during big events.
Do other cities have it? Yes, there are police
officers in other cities that know ASL, but are
there special units that work with the deaf?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/washington-dc-police-deaf/

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A PICTURE OF A GA-SK STORE NEAR YALE UNIVERSITY
Do look at the picture. A GA-SK store in New Haven,
Connecticut, near Yale University.
A GA-SK store as in deaf devices?

http://deafdigest.com/ga-sk-deaf-store/

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MORE DEAF SIGNERS OR MORE DEAF NON-SIGNERS
Do we have more deaf people that use sign language
or do we have more deaf that don’t sign? This was
the issue brought up in a special program on the
British Broadcasting Corporation TV network.
The truth is that we have much more deaf people,
either in USA or in United Kingdom, or even anywhere,
that do not use sign language!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/more-deaf-signers-or-non-signers/

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What is Deaf Standard of Living?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-standard-of-living/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Deaf captions wasted

http://deafdigest.net/videos/deaf-captions-wasted/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing!

read about it at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-state-agencies-of-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing/

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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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THINKING OF REMODELING YOUR OLD KITCHEN, OUTDATED BATHROOM,
OR UGLY BASEMENT?

We specialize in remodeling kitchen, bath, and basement of your
dreams throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:
mailto:info@surdusremodeling.com or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Book

A Place of Their Own

(story of an all-signing town in Martha’s Vineyard; everyone
that lived there – deaf and hearing – used sign language
to communicate with each other)

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-marthas-vineyard/

DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private
library.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– translator, foreign language

this website is growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are there always stories of deaf people arrested and
not being given an interpreter?

A. Always things that all through the cracks.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

“Smart Shoes”

This was announced recently to help blind and DeafBlind people.
It seems to be a limited GPS in the insoles of your shoes with a
charger to charge the battery via a USB port on your computer.
It will vibrate to let you know when to turn right or left.

I can picture plugging this in next to my computer…sniff sniff…

Or going through a puddle could be a shocking experience!

Anyway, this company is serious and ready to take pre-orders
and get this onto the production line!

Link below:
http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2014/07/25/indian-firm-develops-smart-shoes-for-people-with-vision-disabilities/

Perhaps I can avoid walking into garage doors?
(missing the transition from road to driveway?)

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

A newspaper story says it is harder and harder to find a federal
government job. DeafDigest hopes that Obama continues to push
for the deaf to get these federal jobs.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1610

a legend is strong in Mysore, a region in India

A widow was robbed of her jewels by bandits. This angry
widow then cursed the future kings of Mysore – that all
of them would not be able to bear children – but with
one exception, that the successfully born baby became
deaf!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

percentage of programs that are supposed to be captioned

in New Zealand – 25 percent

in Australia – 85 percent

in United Kingdom – 100 percent

in USA – supposed to be 100 percent

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Kirsten Miller, a Canadian, is a freshman
member of the women’s hockey team at
Mercyhurst University.

A couple of years back, this same university
had another deaf Canadian women player.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida

is she retired for good? She has not raced in two
years despite intentions to switch to a different form
of racing

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DeafSports Library:

oldie football pictures
http://deafdigest.com/1940-new-york-deaf-fanwood-football-scrimmagfanwoodfootball2/
http://deafdigest.com/1940-new-york-fanwood-deaf-football-team/
http://deafdigest.com/carrying-the-ball-in-1940-new-york-fanwood-deaf-football-gam/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-secretary-job/

Daycare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

Secondary Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Walden School Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.

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position opening
Employment Specialist
Mill Neck Services
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment
Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment
services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional
disabilities.

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the
job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining
appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative
to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree
and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as needed.

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car
needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Services
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765

mailto:mreeger@millneck.org
mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=467222

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Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Role Title: Counselor II – 49012
Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description
Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website: www.vadars.org
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389
Job Posting Number: 0081676
Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:
Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at
the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is
currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency
policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced
independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management
services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental
restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload
of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance,
counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans,
develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify
customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational
preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills
training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community
outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and
School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers
in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee)
level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The
minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary
for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry
level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the social,
economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods
and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign
Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication,
cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing;
working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to
establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources
and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current
CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be
considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s
degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience.
An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a
Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in
an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling
or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal background
investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display
the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive position,
and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background
investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC eligibility
MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display the
date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and
Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state
applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during
application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification
and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation
Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at:
http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document
Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information:
Name Human Resource Services
Phone 804-726-1919
Fax 804-662-7662

Address:
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229

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position opening
MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology
College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
13-Aug-2014

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
?Best Places to Live in America? by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine?s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best ?quality of life in the nation?; and is among Essence
Magazine?s ?Top 10 Cities for Black Families.?

Detailed Job Description
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) Program prepares teachers to work in public
high schools and schools for the deaf. Program graduates receive
certification in a subject area (grades 7-12) and in the education of
deaf and hard of hearing students (K-12). We are seeking an
individual with expertise in English Education and Deaf Education.

The responsibilities of this faculty position include:
– Design, develop, implement and assess student teaching.
– Teach courses from the pedagogy sequence and/or other courses
within one’s expertise.
– Conduct research in areas related to the department such as:
pedagogy, language/communication development, foundations of
education, history/legal aspects of education, cognition, or
instruction of a secondary content area.
– Provide academic and job placement advising.
– Assist the chair in writing grants.
– Assist the chair in marketing the program and in reviewing
applications for admission.
– Participate in department, college and university committees and
activities.
– Participate in professional organizations and professional
development activities regarding teacher education and supervision.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Earned doctorate degree (or ABD*) in education of the deaf, English
or a relevant field, for example, English literacy, reading,
linguistics, English Education.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State professional or permanent certification
in teaching deaf and hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7-12.
– Minimum of three years teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing
students at the middle-school or secondary levels.
– Record of scholarly productivity: for example, recent relevant
publications, presentations, editorship, professional service and
contributions in relevant area of expertise.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture.
– Two years experience as a cooperating teacher or university
supervisor.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, educational change,
curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition,
theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of the
education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
– We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to
RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a
doctoral degree in a relevant field. If the successful candidate is
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer
status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start
of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Minimum Education Level EdD
PhD

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/497409

Keyword Search: 1179BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
– A brief teaching philosophy
– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

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position opening
Residence Director
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Supervise the Five-Day Residence program, which offers
academic tutoring and independent skills training in a residence setting.

Percentage:
100% for 10 months from September through June

Responsibilities:
– Plan and supervise all aspects of the residence academic, social and
recreational program.
– Assure compliance with State Education Dept. regulations
– Manage budget allocated to the residence
– Comply with policies and procedures of Lexington School
– Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff and
students within the residence
– Develop and maintain contact with students. families
– Develop and maintain contact with educational staff

Qualifications:
– MSW or MA in counseling preferred; MA in teaching
field or BA with experience in the position considered
– Fluency in sign language
– Experience in working with adolescents
– Residency experience

Available:
September 2014

To Apply, Send resume as a word attachment to:
mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to 718-350-3332.

Please put (Residence Director) on the subject line.

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Job Announcements
Rehabilitation Counselor (2 positions)
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
positions in August County (Fishersville)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

– Rehabilitation Counselor
We are currently seeking applications for two (2) positions.

Both positions are located in August County (Fishersville), which is
part of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services
Position Number: 00389
Location: Augusta (Fishersville DRS Office)
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

– Interpreter for the Deaf

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Position Number: W0287
Location: Fishersville
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

For detailed information, review the positions at our Interactive Job
Listing website: http://www.vadsa.org/jobs/

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job description
Therapists
RHA Behavioral Health Services
offices in several North Carolina cities

RHA Behavioral Health Services Wilmington, Lumberton, Greensboro, &
Charlotte Locations

JOB DESCRIPTION
Applicant MUST know American Sign Language.

By employing deaf professionals, RHA ensures that the unique needs of the
deaf community and deaf culture are respected and integrated into all
services, including mental health and employment services.

Our services are designed to offer support to deaf individuals as they
seek to establish stable living arrangements, learn new skills and
information, find helpful resources, and gain meaningful employment. We
believe that people should be as independent as possible in their lives,
while receiving the support they need to be successful in reaching their
goals.

Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Therapists provides comprehensive
clinical assessments and evaluations, as well as medically necessary
outpatient therapy services to deaf and hard of hearing adults and
children with mental health, developmental disabilities and/or substance
abuse challenges so they may attain personal outcomes and lead full,
meaningful lives that they envision.

Our DHH Therapists rely on experience, knowledge and education with
limited direction to provide quality services to the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing populations.

Quality Management/Clinical
– Facilitates clinical intakes and assessments for adults and
children with a wide variety of mental health, developmental disabilities,
and substance abuse challenges
– Provides comprehensive clinical assessments to determine services
needed and medically necessary
– Effectively evaluates and treats clients
– Formulates comprehensive person-centered treatment plans that are
individualized to the individual/family’s specific treatment needs and are
based on clinical experience and knowledge.
– Utilizes various, best practice therapy modalities of treatment
– Provides individual and group therapy services to promote optimum
mental health and overall wellbeing
– Establishes and maintains the confidence and cooperation of
individuals and families on service, other staff members, and community
stakeholders in carrying out the goals and objectives of the treatment
plan
– Maintains and exhibits self-awareness and professional boundaries
– Establishes a non-threatening therapeutic treatment environment
– Prepares/obtains correspondence reports as necessary to implement
effective assessments, treatment plans and therapy services
– Performs clinical role consistent with RHA policy and procedures,
State and Federal rules and statutes
– Serves as a member of the QA Audit Team to review various charts
for accuracy

Advocacy and Mentoring/Coaching
– Encourages individuals and families receiving services to explore
their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and to develop insights into
themselves, their relationships, and how to achieve their desired
outcomes

Operations
– Submits and obtains authorizations from Value Options and Local
Management Entities
– Ensures that services rendered to persons served are billable via
management of cases and/or providing direct services
– Ensures treatment service records are in compliance with and
corrected in accordance to agency, state, local, federal, and
accreditation standards.
– Ensures that documentation of service planning, authorization,
billing and provision is completed in a manner consistent with RHA policy
and procedure and state rules, definitions, or laws
– Ensures adherence to confidentiality of records and documentation
consistent with HIPPA guidelines
. Ensures that incident reports are completed and submitted to
appropriate state/local agencies and consistent with RHA policy and
procedure.

Team Work
– Participates in treatment team meetings
– Provides on-call/first responder services as scheduled at local
office. Provides crisis intervention and response for individuals assigned
to caseload or as additional on-call role.
– Refers individuals inquiring about services or receiving services
to appropriate community agencies and resources
– Communicates ideas on improving services to Team Leader and/ or
Director
– Provides clinical, technical assistance to team in case
conceptualization, development, and/or implementation of PCP
– Attends clinical team meetings
– Coordinates clinical team meetings as requested or directed by the
Director or Team Leader to enhance clinical knowledge and ensure quality
provision of integrated services
– Provides training other teams on clinical and diagnostic material
at the request of the Director or Vice President of Operations

Communication
– Maintains consistent communication with Team Leader, Therapist,
and State Director (as appropriate) regarding documentation,
authorizations, consumer progress toward goals, and consumer satisfaction.
– Maintains regular contact with the persons served, their treatment
teams, guardian and significant others in the person’s life
– Business Performance
– Provides clinical services and supports in attainment of budgetary
goals
– Collaborates with management to promote the growth of the company
by making sound clinical decisions regarding revenue and expenditures as
related to current and new services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education/Experience/Certifications/Licenses
– The minimum requirement for this position is either:
* A Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing,
Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health,
developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services
experience; or
* Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing,
Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health,
developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services
experience; or
– Licensure or provisional licensure in one or more of the following
categories: Psychologist (PhD-level), Licensed Psychological Associated
(LPA), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nurse
Practitioners approved to practice and certified by the American Nurses
Credential Center as an advanced practice nurse practitioner in
psychiatric nursing.
– Must have knowledge and experience with the age and population
served
– Fluent in sign language
– Valid driver’s license including personal vehicle coverage.

Qualifications/Skills
– To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– as may be required or amended by company policy. Develop
organizational and communication skills that foster TEAMWORK.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and a thorough knowledge of deaf
culture
– Knowledge of social, cultural, economic and special needs of deaf,
deaf-blind, late deafened, and hard of hearing persons and their relation
to vocational and social adjustment.
– Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the
role and responsibilities of interpreters.
– Ability to work cooperatively with local officials, social service
agencies and the general public and to make effective use of community
resources.
– Ability to write in English and present effectively.
– Knowledge and skill in computer operation, video communication
equipment.
– Ability to travel in assigned geographical areas across the state
to monitor services sites.

Benefits
RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible
full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness,
financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known
for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and
opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the
organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:
– Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription
insurance
– 403(b) retirement program
– Paid Time Off . up to 26 days of PTO for full time employees!
– Life and AD&D Insurance
– Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit
– Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative
– Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
– Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that
you serve!
– Many more benefit choices!

JOB SNAPSHOT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit – Social Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience 2 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare – Health Services, Not for Profit –
Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified

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announcement of position openings for School Year 2014-2015
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

– Athletics and Recreation Program Coordinator
– Assistant Principal, KDES
– Evaluation Association

Application Information:

Send a completed Gallaudet University Application Form & up-to-date resume
and email electronically to:

personnel.office@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-651-5352-Voice, 202-250-2284 Videophone
Fax: 202-651-5344

Job employment application can be found at:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html
by clicking on Job application

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employment opening
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf seeks a qualified New York State
certified High School Math Teacher. The successful candidate must
possess:

MA in Deaf Education or related area, NYS Certification in Math for grades
7-12. Previous experience with teaching Math to deaf students.

Excellent communication skills.

Fluency in Sign Language.

Proven ability to work as part of a team.

Fax resume & cover letter to 516-922-0093 or email to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

Mill Neck is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant Director/Principal
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time, 12-monthposition. Responsibilities include
regularly observing, evaluating, and advising academic staff regarding
educational techniques and procedures, developing written reports as
necessary with the Director. Supervising student discipline and serves
as a resource to teachers in planning and implementing behavior
management procedures. Obtains support services for students in
need of counseling, evaluation, or diagnosis not provided within the
department. Reviews student progress, makes recommendations, and
develop reports regarding changes in curriculum, classes or program.
Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units,
and/or other service agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate
programs with compliant IEPs and IFSPs. Support parents in efforts
to obtain the most appropriate placement for their children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PDE Principal Certification or PDE Supervisory Certification and PA
Instructional II Certification in Hearing Impaired are required.
Master’s Degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing is highly
preferred. The extensive knowledge of the educational needs of Deaf
and Hard of Hearing children and the ability to develop, revise, and
adapt curriculum to meet program needs is required. In addition,
extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards
including IEP process is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance, Act 82.

the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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position announcement
Classroom Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team
meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management
techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS
curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment
tests. Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content
area. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain
same. Previous experience working with Deaf students. Advanced Rating on
the SLPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position announcement
Residential Counselor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned residential students in
dormitory setting Provides general supervision during the out of school
hours for a group of deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual,
social, and emotional growth.

Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students
in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and
freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect
for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or
Associate’s Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf
children. Advanced Rating on the SLPI

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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