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DeafDigest Gold – January 27, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – January 27, 2013

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-frustation-in-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-box-hearing-box/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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

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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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“Introduction to American Deaf Culture” on Sale Now

Written by a member of a multigenerational Deaf family, “Introduction
to American Deaf Culture” (B1216) is a comprehensive book that
explores how Deaf people are best understood from a cultural
perspective. Topics covered include how culture is defined, how the
concept of culture can be applied to the Deaf experience, and how
Deaf culture has evolved over the years. Author Thomas K. Holcomb
enhances the text with engaging stories interwoven throughout.

This is a valuable book for college-level courses and can also help
parents and educators of Deaf children understand the world of Deaf
culture.

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce this new book with a
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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:

The deaf community of Malta is complaining that a sign
language interpreter is not around during televised
political debates. And as usual, the government is ignoring the pleas of the deaf community.

A deaf British activist has accused service agencies
of not providing the deaf with their needs. He said that
these agencies are more concerned with winning government
contracts than to adequately serve the deaf.

Another deaf social club is closing, a victim of
changing times. The Northwest Indiana Deaf Club
has closed on January 12th after last gathering
of its members. Some of deaf people from as far
as Indianapolis made the trip to honor the existence of the club. This club started in
1947 and was able to last 66 years.

Text 911 for the deaf is coming up soon in Canada. The
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
made this announcement. Jan. 24, 2014 is the deadline for all
telephone and wireless companies to implement this system.

Fresno University’s Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies has been enriched by over one million due to
a donation by Joe Slotnick, who did not even attend that
university!

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updated every Monday

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OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.
Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.
The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.
Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/

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

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American Society for Deaf Children

2013 Conference
JUNE 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

more information at:
Read more http://deafdigest.com/2013-american-society-deaf-children-conference/

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GESTURE LANGUAGE OR PANIC LANGUAGE
Some hearing people use gestures when communicating with
the deaf. These gestures are often easy to follow and
understand.
But some hearing people use PSL. It means Panic Sign
Language. These hearing people panic and wave their hands
or wave their fingers up in the air. This is Panic Sign
Language.
Do we understand Panic Sign Language? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard Of
Hearing Clients?

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-rehab-counselor-program/

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LOSING OUR BEST FRIEND IN THE SENATE
Senator Tom Harkin, for years, has been our best friend
in the senate. Because his late brother was deaf, Harkin
was always sensitive to the needs of the deaf, as well of
the disabled.
Not any more soon. He will not seek reelection in
2014.
Why? By the time 2014 kicks in, he will be 75, and he felt
it is right time to step down.
DeafDigest hopes there will be someone else in the senate
who will be as sensitive to the needs of the deaf as Tom is.

DEATH OF AN EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor makes it a point to honor outstanding
individuals with a Dedication, upon their deaths.
A criteria, loosely applied, is that the person must
have contributed to the Deaf Community in some ways.
It is impossible for DeafDigest editor to keep track
of every death. Many people do not report such deaths
and also the newspapers do not always cover such deaths.
An example is the passing of Dr. Patricia McAnally,
who left us few weeks ago. She was not deaf but had a
profound influence on students that took Deaf Education
courses at Illinois State University.
Said a colleague who knew her well – she had the
potential to become a superintendent at a school for
the deaf – but she stayed at her position with the
university.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-the-courtroom/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/conference-of-interpreter-trainers-for-deaf/

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is deaf with a hearing implant

do we describe a hearing person as:
he is hearing with eyeglasses?

No, we don’t!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The Super Bowl reminds DeafDigest editor of the
NAD Conferences. What is this all about?

A. Corporations save their best announcements on their
new inventions and new innovations for commercials at
the Super Bowl. The same goes for deaf manufacturers,
deaf publishers and deaf businesses that save their
new products and new announcements for the NAD
Conference!

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:

Kick the Can

How many of you remember our childhood game “Kick the Can”?

Anyway, I seem to be playing “Kick the Can” in my house!

When I dropped a plastic storage container recently,  I found it hard to find since it was clear.

So when walking through the kitchen, all of sudden I kicked the container!

There are days that I give up and wait for the first person to arrive home to pick things up!

Meanwhile, I have been practicing up playing “Kick the Can”.

That will come in handy as I “kick” the football next weekend!

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 we have more TV programs that are fully ASL and
fully open captioned (for the benefit of hearing people)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1988 – Reggie Williams, a Cincinnati Bengals NFL player
with a serious hearing loss, was appointed to the Cincinnati City Council. In the following year he ran in public election
for this same council seat and was elected.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7.5 percent

you can deduct certain deaf-related medical expenses as
long as these, as added up, exceed 7.5 percent of your
adjusted gross income

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Ryerson (Canada) – Dana Carson, jr, women’s hockey; as goalie, has
blocked 85.3 percent of shots, allowing 3.71 goals per game

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; has not been mentioned
in team’s press releases recently; perhaps she has been injured and not
playing

– Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, SO, gymnastics; in her last meet,
she scored a 9.775 in her event, tying for the best on the team

– Champlain (Quebec) – Zacharie Bérard, SO, men’s basketball; no updates

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

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Lee Duck-hee, Korea, junior tennis player; played in the Australian
Open, junior division; he is only 14 years old

– Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida; no word on her 2013 racing plans

– J.R. Fitzpatrick, auto racer, Canada; waiting for season to start

– Kevin Frost, Canada, world indoor rowing championships; no recent updates

– Mat Gilbert, Wales, pro rugby – Mogliano (Italy); no stats on web site

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Deaf Sports Library

A picture of NCAA-I wrestler with a winning record so far this season;
LJ Helbig qualified for NCAA in 2011 and currently has a career
record of 76-54 in the 197 lb class

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wrestler-helbig-u-ofwyoming/

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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

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  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

Please post the following position. Thanks!

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

details at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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Full-time job announcement Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
position at 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    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,

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    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).

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    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.

DEADLINE: February 5, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at www.dcara.org 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.

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position opening
Walden School Lead Child Care Worker
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ),
as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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position opening
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
curriculum

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
http://www.usao.edu/employment ), 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.

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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

$34,091.20-$46,217.60

BENEFITS:
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: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm

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: ( mailto:Andrew.Birch@maine.gov )

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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 http://hr.unm.edu/ 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, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ 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
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position opening
Educational Interpreter
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – 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 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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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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Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

Long Island School District looking for P/T Teacher of the Deaf to work with elementary school children in a public school.

Please submit resume, cover letter and proof of certification to: ndhr515@aol.com

Alabama
Mental Health Associate – fluent in American Sign Language

Position description
Trussville area treatment facility for adolescent males seeks Mental Health Associate fluent in American Sign Language for fulltime position. Provide “line of sight” supervision, positive interaction and role modeling. Must remain alert at all times, anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene. Respond quickly to escalating behaviors, utilize de-escalation techniques to diffuse situations, and display neutral emotions. Accurately and timely document resident’s progress in treatment.

Full benefits. Pay based on education and experience. Some flexibility in scheduling may be available.

Must successfully pass background and drug screen. Strict attendance and punctuality policy.

Minimum qualifications
* Must have experience (paid, volunteer or family-related) serving the deaf and hard of hearing community. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

* Must be able to safely monitor residents and perform physical management techniques and crisis intervention

* Associate degree in psychology, social work, education, criminal justice, or other related mental health field (may substitute 2+ years experience in a residential mental/behavioral health setting for degree)

* Detailed and organized with strong documentation skills

* Experience in a school, correctional or residential mental/behavioral health setting strongly preferred

How to apply
http://www.alabamaclinicalschools.com/employment.html

English to American Sign Language Translator(s)

Description:
The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Community project, funded by UCLA and USF grants, is seeking for translators fluent in American Sign Language and written English. The translators will work as a team while translating the original English material, such as medical educational texts and questionnaires, written by the project team, into ASL. The contractor will be responsible for the equivalency of the content material conveyed in ASL, seeking and opting for the most captivating, informative, and visual-oriented translations for the Deaf community. Translated material will be subject to be filmed by team members of the project. The contractor should be able to film their own translated drafts with webcam and share their work with the team members and other translators as well.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and translating experience are required. ASL fluency must be near native or native. Other than being fluent in English and ASL, the contractor should be aware of the socio-linguistic and cultural complexities of Deaf community. The contractor should be able to grasp medical information in the areas of cancer and genetics to be presented for all ranges of ASL users. Work within Bay Area and physical presence is a must for scheduled meetings. Access to a computer with webcam and high-speed internet is required.

Compensation:
The pay rate will be hourly and depending on skill and expertise. The length of the contract and the amount of hours will depend on the translating process. Tentative starting work is from summer until late fall of 2012. The contractor is responsible for own transportation for scheduled meetings with the Research Assistant and Principal Investigator. Mileage will be reimbursed if hired.

Deadline: Until filled.

2- American Sign Language to English Back-Translator(s)

Description:
The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Community project, funded by UCLA and USF grants, is seeking for translators fluent in American Sign Language and written English for its back-translation phase. The translators will work as a team while translating the educational videos signed in American Sign Language, produced by the project team, back into English. The contractor will be responsible for the consistency of information between the work in ASL and the written English.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and translating experience are required. ASL fluency must be near native or native. Other than being fluent in English and ASL, the contractor should be aware of the socio-linguistic and cultural complexities of Deaf community. The contractor should be able to grasp medical information in the areas of cancer and genetics to be presented for all ranges of ASL users. If the applicant is a Sign Language interpreter, certification is preferred. Work within Bay Area and physical presence is a must for scheduled meetings. Access to a computer with webcam and high-speed internet is required.

Compensation:
The pay rate will be hourly and depending on skill and expertise. The length of the contract and the amount of hours will depend on the translating process. Tentative starting work is from late fall until winter of 2012-2013. The contractor is responsible for own transportation for scheduled meetings with the Research Assistant and Principal Investigator. Mileage will be reimbursed if hired.

Deadline: Until filled.
Submit your resume (Curriculum Vitae preferred) and state your interest working for this project to Research Principal Investigator, Dr. Boudreault at: pboudreault@usfca.edu

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Early Intervention ASL/English Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 03-13

Statewide Schedule AH DPR 50211/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP DHoH); Serves as the ASL/English specialist on the Orientation team, provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, birth to 3 years of age, with emphasis in ASL/English skill development; prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided; provides effective home visits as well as ASL/English Language training with the family in a controlled language environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of deafness/hearing impairment and ASL/English language development; assists parents in embedding visual language activities within the child.s everyday routines; keeps appointments with families; provides and maintains equipment/materials; serves as Early Intervention (E.I.) team member; follows up on referrals; takes a collaborative role at E.I. staff meetings, IFSP and initial IEP meetings and student transitions and aids in IFSP success through appropriate assessments, including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal development and follow-through of the IFSP; attends training sessions and workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training colleagues in ASL/English skill development programming; coordinates with PIP DHoH supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

Missouri

Branson Community School District is accepting applications for a Contracted Certified/Licensed Interpreter approximately 34 hrs week (Self-employed/no benefits.)

Preferred MICS Intermediate, Advanced or Comprehensive.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Julia Scott SPED Coordinator: Scottj@branson.k12.mo.us and to TOD Erin Proffitt proffitte@branson.k12.mo.us

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