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DeafDigest Gold – December 30, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – December 30, 2012

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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-networking/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-hearing-party/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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Holiday Gifts and the New Year

The presents have been open and a new year is upon us. Did you get
the presents you expected?

Let us know if you have any questions about products you received
from Harris Communications. If a return is necessary, we will be
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Is there a cure for Sudden Deafness Syndrome? Don’t know, but
there was a story of this syndrome being cured by a natural antioxidant used in Chinese medicine. Is this story
believable? Again, don’t know.

There is concern in New Zealand that health officials have been
ignoring warnings about flawed newborn hearing screening exams.
And that 2,000 babies are being retested. As a result of this
scandal, eight health officials have been fired.

The U.S. News & World Report ran a survey of 100 best jobs;
#16 on the list is sign language interpreting.

Two rival British agencies – the Action on Hearing Loss and
the Deafness Research UK are thinking about merging – in
order to be in a stronger position to raise funds. Are we
seeing this happening in USA? No!

We have been reading all about space tourism, meaning there are
people that want to visit the outer space – Moon, Mars, etc.
An issue that surfaced this week is that weightlessness may be a problem with hearing people. Well, for those who became
deaf because of spinal meningitis, weightlessness is not a
problem!

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF AT HEARING PARTY
You are deaf and you are invited to a hearing party.
No one knows sign language and you feel out of place with
no one to talk to.
Your hearing friend is at the party but he is busy chatting
with other hearing people.
This hearing friend chats for a long time with another
hearing person. The conversation seems serious and important.
But when the party ends, the hearing person tells you
that the person he had a long conversation with is really
dumb, stupid and not too bright. The long conversation really
meant nothing.
How would you know about it? No way!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-hearing-party/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Year 2012 deaths of notable deaf people

http://deafdigest.com/2012-notable-deaf-deaths/

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A FAMOUS DEAF ARTIST FOR NOTHING!
A famous deaf artist is William Agnew. He is from
England and he died in 1914.
He became famous because of his paintings of Queen
Victoria using finger spelling to communicate with
a deaf woman.
Where are the paintings? No one can find these
paintings!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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a deaf carpenter job opening at deaf school in Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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NOT KNOWING ANY DEAF ATTORNEYS
A question posted on an attorney web site in California asked
if there were any deaf attorneys around.
A clueless hearing attorney said that he does not know of
any.
We have approximately 175-200 deaf and hard of hearing
attorneys.
Perhaps if that clueless hearing attorney would do a
google search, then he would be amazed.

MUSIC IMPOSSIBLE FOR DEAF?
Is music impossible for the deaf? No. Many deaf people enjoy
music. And we also have deaf musicians (not those that are late
deafened but those who have been deaf all their lives).
There is a study that says deaf brains perform the same
as with hearing brains when appreciating music – depending
on right conditions.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

A deaf coxswain on hearing rowing team

http://deafdigest.com/videos/coxswain/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

All India Deaf Bank Employees Association

what is this all about?

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/all-india-deaf-bank-employees-association/

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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
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper headline screamed –

Implants for deaf people are miraculous

Sounds that a hearing aid brings not considered miraculous?

Why?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have noticed that DeafDigest carries many stories about
the deaf in the United Kingdom. Why?

A. For some reason, British newspapers are willing to write up
more about the deaf as opposed to American newspapers!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

New Year’s Wishes

I am preparing for a show at First Night Burlington.

That is a New Year’s Eve event in the city of Burlington, Vermont.

My New Year Wishes for 2013:
1)  Get American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) back up.

2)  Add SSP programs throughout the USA

3)   Improve access to Video Relay Services for  the Deaf-Blind
community

4)    Improve access to Telephone Relay services for Braille users
who are Deaf-Blind

I believe these 4 wishes are the most important needs for 2013

Let’s work together to make these happen!

Best wishes to you all in the New Year!

Welcome 2013!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year 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:

that deaf people all over the world will have a wonderful and
prosperous 2013

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DeafHistory:

Year 1943 – a newspaper ran an article about Deaf Chippers.

Deaf Chippers?

During the World War II years, there were many jobs available for
the deaf in the war factories. One such job was a chipper. They
work with steel, using machine tools. Steel, prepared by chippers,
go to battle ships used for combat in the seas. The story said that
these deaf chippers were not bothered by intense factory noise
that bothered many hearing workers!

This such story was written up in a Marin county, California newspaper.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

175

deaf students attending CSUN, according to a newspaper quoting
figures from CSUN’s National Center on Deafness

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Evansville – Connor Sprick, SO, men’s swimming; swam mostly exhibition
heats and relays

– Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Brittney Daughtry, SO, women’s basketball;
nothing showing on the web site

– Hawaii – Peggy Liang, SO, women’s swimming; awaiting the team’s next meet next
week with Minnesota/Boise State.

– Kalamazoo – Tyler McFarland, JR, men’s swimming; not among team’s top swimmers

– King’s University, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, JR, volleyball; the web site lists
his name on the roster

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Pete Altham, Fylde rugby club, UK, lower level pro rugby league;
still on the active roster

– Lance Allred, pro basketball, Kyoto Hannaryz , Japan; is not on the
team roster’ no idea of his current whereabouts; even his personal web site
is not saying anything!

– Reagan Anders, pro women’s football, Southern California Breakers; team seems
to have disbanded

– Cerdas Barus, Indonesia, chess grandmaster; he is still listed on a chess database
but no recent updates

– Joey Bell, Jr, Canada, MMA fighter; no recent web updates

DeafDigest Sports: – http://deafdigestsports.com/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Three positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, 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:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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 and/or three letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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 and/or three letters of recommendation to
mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

please scroll down in this employment section for more position
openings at The Learning Center for the Deaf

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high-performing. innovative. committed.

position opening
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Golden, CO

Position:
Executive Director of a bilingual charter school

Nature of work:
Provide innovative leadership to guide RMDS in its vision and assume responsibilities to ensure accountability of school’s rigorous academics, finances, and overall school management.

Responsible for building partnerships with parents and community; supervising and establishing working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies; and implementing new and current research in the field of Deaf education. Represents and advocates on behalf of the school with governmental bodies, private agencies, and the community about issues pertaining to Deaf education. Accountable for annual School Improvement Plan and other documentation required by the district and state.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree with licensure in Deaf Education required. Administrative and leadership credentials, such as Director of Special Education or Principal license, preferred. Proficiency in American Sign Language and written English; excellent communication skills; knowledge of Bilingual Education practices, financial management, and applicable Special Education laws, codes, regulations and procedures; experience in leadership roles, public relations, fundraising and recruitment.

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience (11 month administrative position).

To apply:
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three recent employment references to:

Search Committee
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
1921 Youngfield St., #204
Golden, CO 80401

Closing date:
Completed applications must be received on or before February 1, 2013.
Applications will be pre-screened before candidates are invited for an interview.

Rocky Mountain Deaf School is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, or genetic information.

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position opening
Interpreting Services Lead Technician
San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA

Closing Date: 01/07/2013
Open Until Filled: No

Pay Information: Range 29*, ($3,520 ? $5,605) per month based on the
current AFT Office Technical Salary Schedule. All new employees will
begin on Step C ($3,881). Promoted or transferred employees will be
placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (can
accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with
assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible
dependents. Employees hired after 1/1/13 will be required to pay 50%
of their PERS Retirement costs. A temporary probationary period will
be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD
Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining
agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions
of employment to include salary and benefits.

The salary range for this 80% position is $2816 ? $4484 per month,
for 11 months of each year.

*The salary range for this classification reflects the market
adjustment additive.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Type: Classified
Bargaining Unit: AFT / Office Technical
Range: 23
Location: District
Department: DSPS

The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for
Interpreting Services Lead Technician located at the District
Administrative Office in Student Services-Disability Support Programs
and Services. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm OR
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday, 7:00 am to 11
am. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours
based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the
option of the Chancellor.

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated
cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration,
qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that
includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).
References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online
application will be considered an incomplete application; please
enter N/A if any section does not apply.

1. Complete online application;
2. Supplemental Question No. 12: (please see Supplemental Questions
section below) – you will need to create a table and upload to your
documents screen. [Upload using Other document label.]

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates,
please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e.,
personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload
requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading
extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this
posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only
complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be
accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be
sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the
strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:

SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO
EMPLOYMENT:

– Submit ?official? college transcripts as stated on application
(even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
– Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
– Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment
(Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition
of continuing employment);
– Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s
expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of
employment);
– Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the
United States; AND
– Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located
at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its
full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the
cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the
medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental,
vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional
development. Contract employees become members of the California
Public Employees? Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

For more information and to apply,
visit:  http://apptrkr.com/303863

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Quality Assurance Coordinator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-quality-assurance-coordinator-job/

Elementary Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-job-coach/

Awake Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Secondary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

Walden School Awake Overnight Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Substitute Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

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 and/or three letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

NON-CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.

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Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ 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 about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS – FOR ADULTS:  (Full time position)

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential
programs.  Responsibilities include:  assessing service needs of
consumers to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public
and private services and programs such as medical, vocational and
other services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services
field preferred; or High School Diploma& 12 college credit hours in
social science with two (2) years mental health direct care
experience.  Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL,
familiarity with other visual communication modes and language
levels.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
and travel various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws
governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301
http://www.pahrtners.com

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position opening
Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist
CaringWorks, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Needed for New Residential Addiction Treatment program in Georgia.

CaringWorks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA is currently seeking a full-time licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist fluent in ASL to work in a residential addiction treatment program.  A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited school required.  A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to mailto:wandareed@caringworksinc.org or fax to 404-371-8928.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist will be responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The specific duties will include:

1.    Contributes to improving program development for CaringWorks.

2.    Complete comprehensive behavioral assessments and write treatment plans that include and reflect full client involvement. 3.    Utilize evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral strategies, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
4.    Provide psycho-education on issues related to addiction and mental illness for clients, and families as needed to facilitate.
5.    Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients.
6.    Complete daily progress notes and discharge summaries. 7.    Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
8.    Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
9.    Provide emergency services during work hours and after hours as assigned.
10.    Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations.
11.    Other duties as determined by the Clinical Director. All services shall be provided in accordance with the established licensing and accreditation standards governing the agency as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.

SUPERVISION: The Clinical Director supervises this position. Supervision is exercised over all assigned program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited school required.

2.    A current Georgia License is required. Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed), valid and unrestricted.

3.    A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful.

4.    Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

5.    Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

6.    Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including ADA a plus.

7.    Effective verbal and written communication skills.

8.    Strong team/consensus building skills.

9.    Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to treating behavioral health disorders.

10.    Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

11.    Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. Familiarity with ETO database software and/or Medicaid billing protocols preferred.

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LaGuardia Community College Program for Deaf Adults

Job Announcement Part-Time Assistant to Program Coordinator T

he Program for Deaf Adults (PDA) is seeking a dynamic,
self-motivated, administrative assistant for its Continuing Education
Programs. Duties and responsibilities include: assist Program
Coordinator with day-to-day program operations; VP and walk-in
reception; conduct student intake, screening and placement
assessments; provide orientation, advisement, and referrals; assist
with marketing materials and surveys; maintain database files,
clerical duties and statistical reports.

Qualifications: Associates Degree required; Bachelors Degree or
equivalent preferred Two year minimum administrative experience
required in an educational institution or community-based program
preferred Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) Excellent English
communication and writing skills Excellent interpersonal and customer
service skills Detail-oriented, self-motivated, with outstanding
organizational skills Working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel,
PowerPoint & web-based applications Knowledge of electronic
marketing, web maintenance, and social media Hours: 20 hours per week
with benefits (Applicants must be able to work weekday
afternoon/evenings)

Deadline: January 11, 2013 or until filled. Minimum two letters of
professional references required. E-mail or fax a current resume
along with a cover letter to (no phone calls please): Kat
Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director Program for Deaf Adults/C 203
LaGuardia Community College 29-10 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY
11101 (718) 609-2069 Fax katb@lagcc.cuny.edu
http://laguardia.edu/pda/cep/

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action and American with Disabilities Act Employer .
www.lagcc.cuny.edu

. National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a behavioral health setting, has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. A Master’s degree in counseling, social work and/or a related field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license eligible. This position requires that the candidate have experience working with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. The candidate will be providing:

Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
Fluent in American Sign Language preferred.
Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Send resume to: Director of Human Resources, National Deaf Academy, 19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, FL 32757 Email: barbara.tashlein@uhsinc.com V: 352-735-9500 Fax 352-735-4939
EOE

Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for Disability Liaison position at NYC area.

http://newyork.us.jobs/viewjob.asp?jobid=10448347

Job Title: Tax Examining Technician (TET)

Department: Department of the Treasury

Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number: 13CW2-WIX0018-0592-05-AS

SALARY RANGE: $31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 17, 2012 to Monday, December 24, 2012

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0592-05

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Seasonal on Swing Shift – Career or Career Conditional Appointment

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 07

DUTY LOCATIONS: 45 vacancies in the following location: Ogden, UT, US

WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today’s global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators.

Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

Technicians (TETs) in many areas throughout the Service. In the SB/SE function, TETs contact taxpayers, their representatives, and third parties to secure payment of delinquent taxes and the filing of delinquent returns. They respond to a variety of telephone contacts; analyze and resolve tax processing problems; and provide information and recommend enforcement action on all types of individual and business accounts. In the W & I function, TETs assist management by providing oversight and direction, assigning case referrals, and answering taxpayer inquiries to resolve issues such as tax processing. In the LMSB function, TETs track IDRS status and updates, internal record systems, and control over group suspension of cases awaiting Joint Committee clearance. In the TE/GE function, TETs examine and process all statute and potential statute cases, and ensure that all statutes are correct. In the CI function, TETs perform work that involves analyzing, searching, determining, initiating appropriate actions on all types of tax issues containing conditions and account relationships that must be resolved to close issues. In the Appeals function, TETs are responsible for computing complex restricted interest, closing complex cases, and providing assistance in processing problem resolution cases to taxpayers and their representatives.

WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low income taxpayers. Positions are located in Ogden, UT.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

KEY REQUIREMENTS

. Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.

. Moving expenses are not authorized.

. Shift Work: Swing M-F 4:30pm-1:00am

. Season is from February to June – 4 months.

. Alternative Work Schedule may be available

DUTIES:

As a Tax Examining Technician, you will:

Provide assistance on inquiries initiated by taxpayers by determining information needed to resolve inquiries, and researching pertinent tax data through IDRS, accounting records, telephone contact, IRS officials or other agencies;

. Take corrective actions to close a case, such as adjusting taxpayer’s account computing tax liability, and preparing manual refunds;

. Refer possible violations of tax law or cases requiring examination determinations or legal determinations of the tax code.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 years of age or older, and meet one of the following: (1) have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; (2) have completed a formal vocational training program; or (3) have a statement from school authorities agreeing with the decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-05: A. One year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness.

OR

B. A Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

OR

C. A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Reading, Listening, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills, Flexibility, Teamwork and Customer Service. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “NOT QUALIFIED” determination for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.

2. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level

(i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.

3. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career

Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 6 STEPS.

STEP 1: Create a USAJOBS Account at: https://my.usajobs.gov

STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS “Resume Builder” or “Upload” your resume into USAJOBS.

STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS, copy and enter the announcement number in the keyword search field. Select “Yes”, if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click “Search for Jobs.”

Click “Apply Online” on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click “Apply for this position now!”

STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4)

Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click “Apply to this Vacancy”.

STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.

STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click “Finish” at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

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