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DeafDigest Gold – August 29, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 29, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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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
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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A strange tale of a deaf inventor who claimed a patent and was in jail

A talented deaf artist & cartoonist we didn't know about

- Very Hot News

The  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sometimes
decides in our favor, and sometimes against us, decided this
one in our favor.

This agency ruled that deaf and disabled Social Security
Administration employees were correct in that the agency
discriminated against them. They were denied opportunities
for promotion.

This means the deaf and the disabled can proceed with a class
action lawsuit.

- Thursday August 26th

A Filipino activist has expressed disappointment at the
lack of participation by members of the Filipino Deaf 
Community in conjunction with the Persons With
Disabilities group's involvement in the past national 
elections in May.

He discovered the reason - lack of registered deaf voters!

As a result, he is pushing for a Election Awareness Campaign
among the deaf.

- Friday August 27th

Does UPS welcome lawsuits filed against them?

DeafDigest cannot help but wonder. UPS fought against
a drawn-out lawsuit regarding discrimination against
deaf drivers that wanted to drive UPS vehicles.

And now this - the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
said that UPS definitely discriminated against Mauricio Centeno, 
a deaf employee, who suffered through staff meetings without an

The appeals ruling threw out the lower court claim that
ruled in favor of UPS.

UPS, not giving up, said they will "review the decision and
evaluate its options".  If UPS is stubborn, the next step is
the Supreme Court.

- Saturday July 28th

It was learned that the average unemployment rate for
disabled workers is 16.4 percent, which is
above the national 9 percent unemployment rate.

How much of a percentage of the deaf is factored in,
DeafDigest does not know?

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


6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

(revised posting)


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"


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    This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the
metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day; 
she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off
at the same station. They both also do not know each
    One time, the metro station train broke down.
There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered
to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know 
what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that 
same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She
hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That
emergency bus takes them both to their train station.
    That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man's day.
In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair
woman, as she was taller than everyone.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:

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of each DeafDigest edition)

    You work at a factory. You like one hearing person
but you do not realize that no one likes that hearing
person. He is very unpopular.
    That hearing person leaves his job for another
job. A few friends hosted a farewell party for that
unpopular employee. But almost no one shows up
at that farewell party, except for you.
    You are puzzled why no one shows up - even with
refreshments and soft drinks.
    You realize no one told you that this hearing
person was very unpopular!

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of each DeafDigest edition)

    Years ago we were served by these publications -
the Silent News, The NAD Broadcaster, the Deaf
American and the Frat.
    None of these publications mentioned a deaf
attorney who thrived for years with his own
practice in Philadelphia. The attorney was
Harold Diamond.
    DeafDigest editor only learned of this attorney
via a photocopy of an article that was written in
The Pennsylvania Lawyer sometime during the seventies.
    He made a comment:

The deaf do not go to deaf lawyers, largely out of
fear that their problems will end up known to the
tight-knit deaf community

     When a baby is born deaf, many upset parents find
something to blame for his deafness. This is unfortunate
and may place a burden the baby may have to carry for
the rest of his life.
     A newspaper story said:

The gene responsible for the deafness problem remains unidentified

     DeafDigest wonders why genes are thrown into the
blame game?

    Much publicity was generated over the security man tackling
the alleged deaf shoplifter in Los Angeles.
    Is there a right way and a wrong way to stop an
alleged shoplifter?
    One DeafDigest subscriber, himself not a police officer
nor a security person, said the right way is to run in front
of the alleged shoplifter to block him from walking any 
further. And that the wrong way would be to tackle him 
from behind.
    Well, it all depends. If a shoplifter runs away
from the store, it is obvious and tackling from the behind
may be necessary. But if the shoplifter is walking slowly,
then there may be no need to tackle him.
    Another way, is to yell. A hearing person would hear it.
A deaf person, without a hearing aid or a CI, may not hear it.

    There was a story of a deaf woman in the Philadelphia area
being hit by train as she walked near the tracks.
    The police report said that the accident was the
cause of her being deaf.
    DeafDigest editor is not that sure. Deaf people have
eyes. Hearing people have ears. Still eyes and ears do not
prevent these people from being hit by trains.
    Possibly it was something else - absentmindedness and
being oblivious, or perhaps a medical condition that affected
them while walking.


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

International Catholic Deaf Association

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

    When a deaf person is job hunting, especially deaf
professionals, it is always a dilemma - to put down on the
application form that he is deaf or to withhold the
    Said a deaf job hunter:

I never include the fact I'm deaf on my resume when answering 
job postings. I always get people interested and then after they 
contact me and they want to have an interview, I tell them I'm 
deaf. They kind of start to be awkward and don't know how it's 
going to work

    Is he correct or is he wrong? This is a question that
has no correct answer.


as a loner, I'm not comfortable around people, so
don't need a hearing aid to talk with them


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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this



retiree deafness

means the same as selective hearing

which is a hearing joke about a husband tuning out
wife's nagging - such as please take out the trash,
please rake the leaves outside, etc


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
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12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
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If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the 
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Department of Justice has tightened up the
ADA regulations, especially with Title II, which
involve the state and local governments. This
announcement was made recently.


A Deaf Fantasy:

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

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #4

Q. The 1914 assassination of this heir to the throne of
the Austro-Hungarian Empire has often been referred to as
"the shot heard around the world" because it led to 
World War I.

A. Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

World War I was supposed to be "The War to end all


Deaf Picture of the Week:

the part of Indianapolis, where the old Gallaudet, Indiana town existed
in late 19th century. The picture shows the approximate location.
The town eventually disappeared from the maps.

another picture of the approximate location of Gallaudet, Indiana
as taken by Kenneth S Rothschild during the eighties


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is Gallaudet Hearing Scale (exact spelling)
that was posted on yahoo question site

A. No such a thing and it was verified with a superintendent
of a school 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 every single store in USA will be outfitted with flashing
anti-theft strobe lights at the exits.

Said a deaf community leader:

We have tried to explain to the stores that they need strobe
lights when the alarms go off. That way the deaf people will
have no excuse for not knowing that the strobe lights went off.


DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1990 - the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf closed its
doors for good. The province Education Minister gave the promise 
that excellent programs for students were guaranteed.

Twenty years later, as pointed out by the Saskatchewan Deaf
Association, the deaf community is still waiting for these same
promises. They were not too pleased when the current Education
Minister repeated the same promise - sounds like a repeated recording
from a broken record player.


Deaf and the Money:


the cost to start a football program at one school for the deaf.

The cost is higher than other several deaf schools that restarted
football in recent years because of cost of road trips to play against
deaf opponents


DeafNumbers of the Week:

37 years

a hearing aid dealer seen that much from the first day he opened his
dealership for business. Year one, he sold hearing aids attached
to eyeglasses. Over the years it revolved to invisible devices
attached to cellphones, televisions and MP3 players with
many colors to suit wearers' tastes.



Andrew Foster, founder of schools for the deaf in Africa

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:

2010 MDGA deaf golf tournament results are at:

A 27-year old deaf pitcher in college wooden bat summer league

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

Business Officer (09/09/2010 closing date)

School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 closing date)

to click on any of above positions, go to:

contact person:


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

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


School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010)
- Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson
- North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each 
of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) 
positions through September 24, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your 
assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested 
persons.  Thank you.

- For North Carolina School for the Deaf
To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD 
Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or 
fax it to 828-432-5309.

- For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf 
To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, 
ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 
27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can 
obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the 
following weblink:

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: 60038911
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 - $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 - $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 09/24/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work: 
The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential 
schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five 
(5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight 
of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The 
Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, 
residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include 
planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting 
short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school 
deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is 
a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical 
thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles 
and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish 
working relationships with staff, the general public and other government 
agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations 
and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and 
demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf 
and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational 
programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively 
using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements: 
Master's degree in education, school administration, or specific field 
related to special education and five years of education experience 
preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of 
administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School 
Administrator-Principal licensure as 
outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must 
be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, 
skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing 
if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying 
for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will 
also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position 
which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal 
criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and 
non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All 
applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office 
indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be 
submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include 
the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be 
accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in 
the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a 
(PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web 
site at:


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 

- 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 

- 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 

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


position openings
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.

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 

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 

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:


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.


- 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 

- 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 

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

- 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 

- 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 
Human Resources
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 29th)


- 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


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