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DeafDigest Gold – December 22, 2013


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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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Top stories about the deaf:

The Fake Mandela interpreter has been admitted to a
hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He has been
telling people he has been interpreting for years!

Missouri superintendent Barbara Garrison is retiring.
Her last day on the job is December 31st. She has been
in Deaf Education field for 44 years.

A library assistant at the Corona Public Library in
California is Trixy Betsworth. She is deaf and has
a Masters in Library Science.

University of Bristol is spending £245,000 on
research into St Saviour’s, England’s first deaf
church. It was founded in 1870.


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For many years our interpreters were doing great jobs
interpreting stuff that hearing people say.
Now we are reading newspaper stories of some interpreters
like they were movie stars or star musical singers!
In a way it is not fair. All of our interpreters work
very hard while interpreting and we thank them for their
great work.
Times have changed and the media thinks it is a big wow
that interpreters can sign “beautifully”!

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World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conference

27 and 28 September 2014

United Kingdom


A small deaf agency needed a new CEO but could not
afford to pay a very high salary. A former CEO of another
deaf agency was earning a very high salary but was not
happy at that old job.
He saw the job ad and applied for the job – at a very
low salary. He was quickly hired and everyone thought they
were lucky to find him at low salary.
It was a trick. Every year he asked for a raise, and
the board could not say no. Few years later, after few
raises, his salary was higher than his old job.
That made the board angry. As a result, he no longer
became popular and was hated in the Deaf Community!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Disability Hiring Efforts


Every nation has its own set of sign language. For many of
us, we have no way of knowing if our sign for a certain word
is nice or dirty when viewed by deaf people of a certain nation.
An example was the sign for Greece. The Greek athletes coming
to Washington, DC to take part in the 1965 Deaflympics were offended
by our sign describing their nation.
That we did not know – and some of them were insulted!

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

oral children and ASL children

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


Texas Association of the Deaf


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We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of
your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

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

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

National Mental Health Institute on Deafness/I Love ASL

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am seeing a number of deaf people with C-shaped scars around
their ears. Does that mean they rejected their implants?

A. Not always! There have been operations when the CI surgeons cut open
the skin but stopped the operation upon seeing bone formations that would
not be good for the implant! Unfortunately, the C scar stays with the
person for the rest of their lives.

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Wish list

Each year we sit back and review our accomplishments for the year.

Each year we set our goals and wishes for the new year.

Below is my wish list:

Re Revamp the National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program
(NDBEDP) – This is a pilot project that FCC established.  There are
issues that need improvement in the program for the future.  So this
is a must watch program to offer our feedback and support.

Support Service Provider – Create nationwide SSP services so that we
individuals who are DeafBlind can travel freely across USA.  Each
state needs to have SSP services for various life needs such as
traveling, shopping, and attending social events.

Telecommunication – Assure there is access to telecommunication for
individuals who are DeafBlind.  TTY relay service, IP Relay service
(text mode), establish Communication Facilitator for video
telecommunications.  (Video Relay Services and Video to video

There are more, but these are the highlights of the wish list I would
like to see happen in the year 2014

Happy Holidays!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that some hearing people stop using fake gestures, thinking
the deaf will easily understand them!



during the 16th century – Italian doctor Geronimo Cardano says the deaf person are able to do reasoning. Up to that time
everyone thought deaf people were just stupid – because of
their inability to hear


DeafNumbers of the Week:

3.7 percent

of people in the Rochester, NY area that are either deaf or
hard of hearing


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Tyler McFarland, a senior, is a member of the men’s swimming
team at Kalamazoo College


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Adam Evans is a promising MMA fighter in England


Deaf Sports Library

people, upon reading that Derrick Coleman is the first deaf offensive
player in the NFL have completely misunderstood this fact. He is the
third deaf player in NFL, but the first one to play on offense.

The first two deaf players, Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker, both
played on defense


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mainstreamed athletes



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–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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



position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
St Louis, MO

Invites applications for the Executive Director position


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of DEAF Inc. and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services.

Examples of Work;
-Directs the day to day operations in the areas of fiscal and personnel management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policies and applicable laws.

-Responsible for developing and implementing organization’s budget, coordinating the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions; selection, evaluation, direction, training and supervising of employees.

-Manages program development including analyzing, evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing, work distribution and assignment of duties.

-Participates and leads the organizations. strategic planning efforts and progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

-Is visible and involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

-Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures and standards for programs and services to meet those needs.

-Communicates a focused vision for the organization for individual staff’s professional growth and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

-Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for the development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Bachelor’s degree in administration, social service, or deaf-related field AND a minimum of 3 years of administration experience required; must include cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Preference given to applicants who have: Master’s degree, fluent in American Sign Language with grant-writing experiences.

Applications to be mailed to:
Attention: Karyn Houston, Board President 25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119


Application can be emailed to:

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the announcement in whole:


position opening
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf (ASD) is seeking an Executive Director to lead and provide strategic vision to the nation’s oldest school for the deaf and the birthplace of deaf education in the U.S. ASD serves deaf and hard of hearing infants, children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers through its statewide Birth-to-Three program, the core pre K-12 grade campus-based program, outreach and support services provided to school districts, a licensed treatment center and academic program for behaviorally challenged deaf and hard of hearing students, an international program for high school-age students and an adult vocational program.

The Executive Director is the CEO and administrative head of the school and reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or a related field; 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a complex and diverse educational institution; excellent written and oral communications skills and ASL proficiency; finance and budgeting expertise and strategic planning experience.

For more information including a complete job description and application procedure, please visit the ASD website at Application deadline is February 7, 2014.



position opening
Reno Executive Assistant
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno, Nevada


DEFINITION: The Reno Executive Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day effective running of the Northern Nevada office as well as clerical support/office duties.

Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Reno, Nevada
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

– Provides necessary support to CEO by offering complete secretarial and administrative support
– Coordinates and maintains scheduling of events and meetings
– Prepares routine letters, reports and memoranda for CEO’s signature, retrieves documents, records and information as well as prepare responses of routine inquiries
– Maintains effective filing systems while ensuring files are up to date
– Monitors and maintains office supply inventories
– Conducts Informational and Referral activities
– Individual is responsible for voice, TTY and VP calls
– Develops and participates in program activities for DHHARC
– May need to work at other locations when required by a project
– Works in the evening and on weekends when needed.

– Clerical Support Experience; ability to type at least 60 words per minute
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language
– Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access/Database
– Record keeping and filing experience required
– Ability to answer phone calls and VP calls
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf community’s needs
– Able to grow with the job’s demands

. High School diploma or GED
SALARY: $32,376-$33,671 – DOE

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and letter of interest to no later than 5PM on Friday January 3, 2014.

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.


position opening
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Requests for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: a Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit


position opening
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We are seeking a dedicated individual to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational,  social services plus document interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.

Requirements are the completion of ITP / Associate Degree, two years of interpreting experience, and at least one of the following: NAD4, RID CI, CT, EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or higher. Experience in community interpreting preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience and educational background. You will enjoy up to 27 days of time away from work your first year! We pay 100% of your health insurance, life, and LTD, and offer dental, vision, and a 403(b) match program. A challenging role in a supportive work environment!

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website:

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, Tucson, AZ 85705.


or fax to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.



position opening
Registered Nurse – Overnight position
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, Florida

POSITION TYPE:  Career Service

DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Center

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month position (215 days):  $28,942.23 – $32,962.08.  FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation (including driver’s Motor Vehicle Registration license check in accordance with FSDB Transportation policy).

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday – Thursday 10p- 6:30a  (Schedule may vary).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student.  Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders.  Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and within the scope of practice for R.N.  Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment and per physician orders.  Documents interventions in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.  Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.  Promotes student’s personal and social integration.  Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones.  Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter.  Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions.  Establishes and conducts health care in-service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress.  Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.  Collects patient health data.  Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition.  Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment.  Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods.  Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis.  Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing.  Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form. Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goals and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities.  Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.  Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care.  Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection.  Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.  Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.  Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.  Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.  Knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge and ability to learn and perform crisis prevention intervention (CPI) and CPR.  Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including EKG machine, pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.  Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.  For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy.  Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran will be the candidate selected to fill the position.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

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and in Keywords enter 48008590.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2014


position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D.

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce


Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor, Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2014

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching, cultural studies, Deaf Education, and interpreting.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and Deaf Studies or other related courses.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following: NOTE:  Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of study
4.    One automated student evaluation.  If none are available, provide a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not available and provide some other evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential.
5.    Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6.    Provide evidence of any relevant certificates
7.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than two years old)
8.    Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Substitute Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)

Elementary Teacher

Walden School Family Partner

Elementary Classroom Assistant

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor

Wraparound Family Partner

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor

Daycare Teacher

Daycare Substitute Teacher

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant

Computer Systems Administrator

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight

Walden School Relief Worker (CCW Substitute)

Walden School Child Care Worker – Day

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website) as well as three professional references


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!


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:

— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations

— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: to learn more about each

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301; 215-884-9770 TTY/V


job description
Curriculum Coordinator for 21st Century Learning
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports to:    Director of Academic Technology and 21st Century Learning

Employment information:  This is a full-time, 11-month position.

Summary Statement:  The primary role and responsibilities of the Curriculum Coordinator include collaboration with faculty members and departments in the development, writing, alignment, implementation and assessment of district/common core curriculum (for the improvement of instruction), as well as the evaluation, purchase and incorporation of texts, resources and technology into classroom instruction K-12.

1.    Master’s degree required, preferably in related areas such as Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, or related fields which include design, instruction, and assessment.
2.    At least five (5) years teaching experience in an educational setting.
3.    Past experience in curriculum instruction and supervision required.
4.    Extensive knowledge of common core standards and curriculum and instructional design, including integration of academic technology, emphasis on math and English Language Arts critical.
5.    An extensive knowledge of and experience with recent and emerging educational practices, academic technology, common core standards and assessment, curricular alignment, etc.
6.    Must be organized, assertive, creative, able to assume initiative and responsibility.
7.    Must be able to work well with people, hearing and Deaf.
8.    Comfort and breadth of experience with interactive and academic technologies
9.    Fluency in ASL.

Duties and responsibilities:
1.    Ensure that the school’s curriculum is aligned with the state standards to achieve school goals. 2.    Map and align current school curriculum and practices to common core – finding gaps, holes, and misalignments.
3.    Create comprehensive plan to move to full alignment of the common core by grade level and program.
4.    Align curriculum objectives to student testing
5.    Work with each grade and individual teachers to better understand and implement common core standards and meet alignment goals.
6.    Participate in the adoption of all textbooks and supplementary instructional materials. 7.    Provide ongoing evaluation of curriculum maps/curriculum guides, with annual updates of objectives and assessments;
8.    Work with academic departments to insure both vertical and horizontal alignment and best practices.
9.    Develop individual teachers abilities to implement and assess curriculum in daily practice and in planning lesson
10.    Monitor and evaluate staff curriculum development
11.    Develop in teachers. ability to check for understanding and track progress according to standards.
12.    Help create and manage curriculum guides aligned to state standards by grades and departments
13.    Be able to demonstrate through uses of such tools as pre- and post- tests of students. successful implementation of curriculum and improved or attained understanding.
14.    Understanding of the Danielson framework for curriculum practioners is preferred 15.    Experience, understanding, and knowledge of a variety of academic technology applications, and creative and extensive experience with integration of academic technology required.
16.    Ability to organize, lead, and train a variety of topics for professional development (in support of curriculum and instructional programs) in these areas required.
17.    Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Head of School

if interested, contact:

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144