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DeafDigest Gold – February 10, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – February 10, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

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


Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

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Harris Communications Now Offering Sprint Relay Cell Phones

Harris Communications, through our association with Sprint Relay, is
now offering customers the ability to order Sprint Relay store
products on our website. Sprint Relay has the brands you know best
and includes some of the most popular smartphones.

To order products, simply go to the Harris Communications website and
click the Sprint Relay Store banner on the left hand side. Special
discounts are available to Deaf and hard of hearing people when you
click that banner.

It is convenient. It is easy. Save money now on all your cell phone

To find out more, go to:

Contact us at if you have questions


Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.


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Top stories about the deaf:

The Mirakle Couriers, a courier service in Mumbia (India)
consists of deaf couriers. This business is a success.
But owner Dhruv Lakra, who makes it a point to hire deaf
people as couriers, has not been successful in his efforts
to establish branches in other bigger cities in India.
He says resistance against the disabled is strong in other
cities whereas people in Mumbia are a bit more understanding
of the deaf.

In Zambia, the government gives land to people so they could
do subsistence farming. The deaf people do not get land, for
the simple reason that they cannot hear. The Zambia Deaf Youth and Women has asked the government to change the policy.

Deaf students attending University of Montana are suffering
for one reason – shortage of interpreters. The ratio is
one interpreter for every two deaf students. Other colleges
have dealt with shortages by advising deaf students to
bunch together to attend classes – but this is a problem
if a student majors in something that no other deaf students
major it!

Not too long time ago, state politicians talked about closing
Iowa School for the Deaf. It wasn’t closed and the direction
is now shifting towards the establishing of state regional
centers for the deaf. This concept was okayed by the state
Board of Regents.

The low numbers of deaf people that live in Iceland will have
something to celebrate – the official government recognition
of the Icelandic Sign Language. The ceremony took place last


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A police officer was asked if they use gestures while
chasing criminals in dangerous situations.
This police officer explained that SWAT teams use
signs and gestures to communicate in situations where
silence is required.
If we, the deaf, watch these SWAT communications, we
probably will easily understand what they are saying.
But would hearing people understand? Some do; some don’t!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


New Organization for Early Childhood Education Professionals

March 21-23, 2013

Austin, Texas

more information at:


It is annoying. You enter a store, looking for something
to buy. Someone is following you. And you are not aware
of it. That clerk is trying to ask you, behind your back,
if you need help.
The clerk thinks you are ignoring him, and he continues
to follow you, thinking you may be a shoplifter!
It really freaks you out.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


American Society for Deaf Children

2013 Conference
JUNE 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

more information at:
Read more


Ken Lynch, who is deaf and relies on a hearing aid loop
to keep up with communications, is a councilor with the
Sandy Town council in Great Britain.
He has asked the council to install a hearing aid loop,
and was turned down. And to make things worse, he was warned
he would be kicked out if he missed too many meetings!
This ugly mess made the news in the British newspapers this

At the Philadelphia Daily News, there was a horse racing
The writer of the regular column was Steve Klessel. He
is deaf.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

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


Deaf Employees at IRS

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he is a semi-mute


Well, many years ago deaf people were called semi-mutes!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are Super Bowl captions so important to us?

A. It is the most important advertising moment of the
year; everyone watches the Super Bowl, and advertisers
put in their best and most important ads just for that
big event. And not to caption their best and most
important ads is, simply – discrimination against us!

send your questions to

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:


It is amazing how iPhone is becoming accessible for people who are Blind, Vision Impaired and Deaf-Blind.

Several popular Apps for the Deaf-Blind include money identification, GPS, Barcode reading and so on.

Here is the link below to browse some Apps available for you.

Many Apps are free or low cost!

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 all future deaf truck drivers will be able to
work in the profession much easier as opposed to our
40 deaf truck drivers having to jump through the



Year 1979 – in Great Britain, the first captioning of a
TV documentary program took place


DeafNumbers of the Week:

Year 2010 – 6,800 individuals in Singapore

Year 2012 – 8,600 individuals in Singapore

that have claimed to become late-deafened. Why the spike
in numbers? Good question!


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; pinned his opponent from
University of Northern Colorado, helping his team to a 34-10
dual meet win

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; injured and
out of season

– Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, SO, gymnastics; her 9.800
in vault helped her team almost defeat University of Utah

– Colgate – Hannah Fitton, JR, women’s swimming; was not among
the team leaders in her events in the team’s most recent meet

– Erie Community College, FR, Crystle Marion, women’s basketball;
not too much information on her on the college web site


Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Nick Hamilton, Cleveland Indians farm system, baseball; waiting
for spring training to start

– Jalen Harris, Milwaukee Brewers farm team; ditto re above

– Grant Isenbarger, Fort Wayne Federals Junior team, hockey;
scored 3 goals and assisted on 10 others in 33 games

– Yuya Ishii, pro baseball, Japan; waiting for spring training
season to start

– Willie John, Vanuatu Cricket Association, India; no recent updates


Deaf Sports Library

USA national deaf basketball team rosters that will compete in
the 2013 Deaflympics


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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


Please post the following position. Thanks!


full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.


position opening
Principal K-12
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

Non-Classified Job Description – Principal K-12

This new position will plan for, coordinate, and implement educational services to all students who are deaf or hard of hearing Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Principal of RI School for the Deaf is the
educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in the effective management of classrooms, curriculum, teaching personnel, instruction, and materials.

The Principal shall lead in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12) in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of
our students. The Principal shall assist in the daily operation of the school and shall assist in providing an educational program which is responsive to student needs; develops and implements standards-based
curriculum and encourages the use of current and effective instructional practices. The Principal leads the faculty in addressing the goals of the school and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE),
guided by the Common Core Standards. The Principal shall assist with compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the RI School for the Deaf.

– Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about students and the instructional program.
-. Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior.
– Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
– Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
– Assists in daily planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and curriculum development projects.
– Supports the teachers. efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
– Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
– Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
– Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
– Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
– Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
– Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
– Assists in planning for and assessing the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
– Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
– Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
– Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.

– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s mission and goals.
– Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Education Leadership, or related area
– Ability to earn certification from the State of Rhode Island as both a Teacher of the Deaf and School Principal.
– Fluency in ASL (SLPI Level: Advanced) and standard written English.
– A minimum of three (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.
– A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students.
– Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes.
– Ability to plan well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
– Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
– Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
– Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment.
-. Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and the knowledge of student assessment, and performance improvement tools.
– Knowledge of the professional standards for teaching.
– Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction.
– Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective feedback.
– Ability to support the effective use of classroom technology.
– A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students with hearing loss.
– Ability to communicate in ways appropriate to the needs of the school population.

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 12 month
SALARY RANGE: $80,226 – $110,301 Per Year

Application Materials:
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Sharon Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Materials to include:
– Complete/Current Resume
– All Certification and Professional Licenses
– Two (2) Current Letters of Recommendation with complete contact information
– ASL/SLPI Certification

*Upon conditional offer of employment, selected candidate must provide a Criminal Background Record
Review per TITLE 16 Education, CHAPTER 16-2 – School Committees and Superintendents; SECTION 16-2-18.1


Open teaching positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University, KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link: and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.


open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Overnight Residential Counselor – (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)

Teacher – Walden School

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)

Child Care Worker – Overnight

Therapeutic Mentor – Wraparound Program

Family Partner – Wraparound Program

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –, as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to

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


job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

details at:


Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education
program and maintain office hours, participate in the following:
recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum
and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and
serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate
will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related
field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language.
Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a
school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED:
Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience
in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and
willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal
arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the
Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education
Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED
accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education
program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal
arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary
team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience..
USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge,
and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and
who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of
Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to
Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at ), letter of application, resume, copies of
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of
recommendation to:

Personnel Office,
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma,
1727 W. Alabama,
Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal
arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts
Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding
interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the
liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program
features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the
senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO
seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized
fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal
arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles
southwest of Oklahoma City.


position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: January 07, 2013               Closing: January 18, 2013

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions.  One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center. Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine Direct Hire Application.  Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center, Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at:

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108, Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: ( )


position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated 326 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field
–    Native or near-native ASL competence

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities; deaf applicants preferred
–    Desire and ability to assume administrative duties as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:     February 8, 2013

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting Number 0818845.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131


high-performing. innovative. committed.

position opening
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Golden, CO

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.

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.

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.


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

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.


Transition to Work: Program Coordinator Description

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing seeks a skilled, experienced, Program Coordinator able to communicate at an advanced intermediate level or higher in American Sign Language to oversee all aspects of a multi-faceted cooperative series of projects made available through federal vocational rehabilitation funds from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Description of Position

The Program Coordinator will oversee, manage, recruit participants, ensure smooth program coordination, and produce reports as needed for this multifaceted vocational readiness project. The project components shall include but are not limited to:
. Overall administration of an internship program placing high school and college students in state agencies as well as local non-profit and for-profit organizations as they match students’ goals.
. Provision of group learning opportunities for any interested students such as a general orientation, learning lunches, and end of program review and acknowledgement.
. Administration of grants to deaf/hard of hearing school vocational programs to augment service provision to their student population during summer months.
. Administration of grants to community organizations to provide payment and support to student interns.
. Provision of job coaching for students. This will be done in collaboration with additional contracted MCDHH project staff.
. Ensuring comprehensive project reporting through progress reports, a final report, and tracking and quantifying of pre-determined project performance measures.

Specific Activities to be Performed

Working under the direction of MCDHH’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs, the Program Coordinator will perform an array of substantive and administrative tasks associated with the projects listed above. These activities include but are not limited to:
. Supervising two job coaches located in various regions across the Commonwealth
. Updating the grant announcement and application document for deaf/hard of hearing school vocational programs and community organizations
. Updating the student intern application
. Updating recruiting materials for student interns and oversee recruitment activities
. Facilitating all payments to participants and vendors as appropriate
. Ensuring the correct, accurate, and timely submission of all forms and paperwork necessary for complete administration of program operations
. Ensuring that each project component runs smoothly and that all participants receive communication access support
. Matching students to internships based on their career goals
. Providing and coordinating job coaching to interns based on their career goals and any issues which arise
. Recruiting placements for interns and provide education as necessary regarding the unique needs of deaf/hard of hearing interns/employees
. Developing quantitative and/or qualitative reports of program activities as needed and directed, including tracking performance measures
. Collaborating with appropriate community agencies
. Coordinating vocational opportunities with equal access regionally across the Commonwealth
. Performing other related activities as assigned

MCDHH anticipates that the Program Coordinator’s work activities will require an average of 20 hours of work per week. Work space, including computer access, will be provided at MCDHH’s Boston headquarters located at 600 Washington Street.

Supervision and Coordination

The Program Coordinator will work under the direction and supervision of the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs.. It is anticipated that the Contractor will report to the Deputy for Programs and Policy no less frequently than every two weeks in a modality to be determined by mutual agreement.


It is required that the Program Coordinator has the following qualifications:
. Have experience coordinating projects of similar size and scope with minimal guidance and supervision
. Expressive and receptive American Sign Language skill at least at the advanced intermediate level
. Knowledge at least at intermediate level of MS Word and MS Excel software programs
. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
. Ability to maintain accurate records
. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
. Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives
. Bachelors Degree required or 1-3 years experience in education of deaf and hard of hearing children, rehabilitation of deaf, or related field

In addition, it is desired that the Program Coordinator have the following qualifications:
. Experience and knowledge of disabilities and public sector service delivery to individuals with disabilities strongly desired
. Experience developing internships and/or summer work experience projects for high school and/or college age Deaf and/or hard of hearing students in Massachusetts in a challenging economic environment strongly desired
. Experience and knowledge of current programs and services offered by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission desired
. Experience with vocational rehabilitation of high school and/or college age individuals, transition-to-work, or similar populations desired
. Experience administering federal grants desired

Anticipated Contract Duration

March 4, 2013 . September 30, 2013


The Contractor will be compensated at the rate of $40.00 per hour. Travel and travel-related expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with standard Commonwealth policy and procedures.

MCDHH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter detailing the fit between your experience and the qualifications list above and your current resume to Jane Sokol Shulman at by Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. Questions regarding assigned duties can be directed towards Ms. Shulman.

Current RID Headquarters Openings:
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to lead its RID Government Affairs Program (GAP) in advocating on behalf of our organization.s pursuit of excellence in interpreting and transliteration services. The RID GAP was created to advocate on behalf of the welfare and interests of professional sign language interpreters and the establishment and adherence to standards within the profession at both the state and federal levels. Areas of GAP advocacy include the requirement of certification and standards through licensure and regulation; and representing interpreters in policy development and decision-making. The program aims to strengthen RID relationships with members, coalitions, professional organizations, consumer groups, industry partners and government agencies through a four-pronged approach that includes representation, advocacy, collaboration and communication.

Meetings Manager: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a national membership organization, seeks a Meetings Manager responsible for the planning, coordinating and marketing of all association meetings and events, including the biennial national conference and exhibition as well as five regional conferences, board of directors meetings, committee meetings, and all other meetings/events.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to

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