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DeafDigest Gold – July 21, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – July 21, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-athletes-hate-each-other/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-election-problems/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf/captioned-airflight-movies/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-english-languages/

(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
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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“Bragg on Bragg” at Harris Communications

Legendary Deaf performer Bernard Bragg shares a lifetime of
performances, experiences, and memories in the DVD “Bragg on Bragg”.

With a mixture of classic-to-modern video clips and Bernard Bragg’s
insightful narration, we are offered a special window into his life.

This DVD takes you on a journey of the deaf culture landscape through
the years and is an amazing resource for any ASL, Deaf Culture, or Deaf
History class.

“Bragg on Bragg” (DVD375) is available at Harris Communications for only
$29.95.

(DVD is 88 minutes with 29 minutes of bonus features; English
subtitles.)

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisC0mm_DDG072113

or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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:

Thinkso’s 2013 Give a Brand! has awarded the
Deaf Abused Women’s Network with a pro bono
branding. What this means is that DAWN will be
getting a professional make-over in an effort
to get high profile attention of its services
on behalf of deaf women that need assistance.

An abused deaf victim who was not provided with
an interpreter cost the city of Portland, Oregon
$51,500 in damages. The city has then agreed
to provide interpreters for the deaf in the future.

Finally after a year of waiting, the Virginia School
for the Deaf and the Blind now has a new principal.
It is long time teacher Pat Trice, who has a masters
from Gallaudet.

As a child Claudia Gordon came to USA from Jamaica,
and enrolled at Lexington School for the Deaf, becoming
a basketball star. Years later she is now a recent Obama
appointee, advising him on the needs of the disabled.

We now can add Hungary to one more nation offering
vido relay services for the deaf. It only just started
this week.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Read What They Say

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!

CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says
over the phone, letting you read everything that they say
– Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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MOVIES ON FLIGHT
United Airlines has something new. It is movies for everyone from
behind the seats. A passenger has about 200 different movies to pick out
from. Must play with screen commands to pick the movie.
Are the movies captioned? Yes and no. About 150 movies are American,
and all of them are not captioned, but there were about 50 foreigh movies,
all of them captioned with choice of language.
Some captioned movies were good with serious plots. Other captions were
“karate action” crime movies made in China, South Korea and Japan.
If you are not a crime drama fan, then you are stuck!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf/captioned-airflight-movies/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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STREET LANGUAGES IN PARIS
DeafDigest editor went to Paris for vacation. Not his first time in
Paris. Went to Paris about 3-4 times in the past.
What is the difference between Paris 10 years ago and now? Is is street
languages!
Ten years ago, people spoke only French on the streets. Now, it is
English, English and English.  Many tourists from USA, Canada, Australia,
South Africa, India, etc visit Paris and they all speak English on the
Paris streets.
Would a deaf person realize the changing of languages? No!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-english-languages/

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

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Deaf poem by Susan Small

http://deafdigest.net/deaf-poem-by-susan-small/

she is not deaf but has a great appreciation of what we, the
deaf, do

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A HEARING AID DEALER IN FRANCE
In Nantes, France, DeafDigest editor passed by a hearing
aid dealership.
The name of the dealership was Correction Auditive. It is
interesting to see how different nations and different
languages describe our need for hearing aids and of deafness!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/towedcar/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Empire State Association of the Deaf (New York)

http://deafdigest.com/empire-state-association-of-the-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?

my son is born with severe sensorineural hearing loss
(4 words just to describe this hearing loss)

my son is born deaf
(just 2 words)

2 extra words not needed

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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

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

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

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We have already known about the Starbucks discrimination lawsuit
by a small group of New York deaf coffee drinkers. Why was this
happening?

A. Very puzzling. The Starbucks baristas, for the most part, are
courteous, friendly and experienced with the customers. Possibly
there were incidents that led to ill-will between these disgruntled
deaf coffee drinkers and the baristas – which led to this lawsuit.
Truth may surface in the courtroom! DeafDigest editor is a coffee
drinker and he goes to Starbucks in many American cities as well
as in Madrid and Paris and there was never an ugly incident.

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:

Swimming

Many of us like to swim! There is an issue of support while we swim.

We know we cannot depend on SSP, friends and family all the time.

How can we swim without bumping into strangers?

At a public or private pool, talk to whoever is in charge.

Discuss your needs while you swimming with the staff.

One simple solution is to rope off one lane to allow us to swim unimpeded.

This will be accessible and rope can be used as a guide.

Anther option?  Adult swim time!  There are less people and roping
one lane can still be done to meet for your needs.

Umm, diving board?  That’s another story!

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:

Many deaf people of France are forced to move to Paris to
seek employment. DeafDigest wishes there are many employment
opportunities for them in these small French towns.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1760 – the Institut National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris
has been founded by Charles-Michel de l’Épée as the first
school for the deaf in the nation.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

at Cafe Signes, the deaf restaurant in Paris

6
deaf employees

3
hearing employees

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

coming back to play golf in her final season of
eligibility is rising senior Kaylin Ashley Yost
at Campbell University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Terence Parkin, a deaf silver medalist in swimming in the past
Olympics, has entered the Deaflympics as a cyclist. Because of
training injury he may withdraw!

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Deaf Sports Library

list of NTID athletes in RIT hall of fame

one great NTID athlete is not in the hall of fame. Do click
on below to find out who that athlete is!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ntid-athletes-in-rit-hall-of-fame/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles o   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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 Announcement
Part-Time Driver
DILA
Salisbury, MD

DILA is hiring for a Part-Time Driver to provide transportation services for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals with other disabilities to locations
throughout the Eastern Shore. Shift varies with some evenings and weekends.
Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license with clean
driving record with no moving violations, follow all safety guidelines per
MVA and 3-5 years experience. Fluency in ASL preferred or willingness to
learn. Send resumes to DILA, Attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Rd,
Salisbury, MD 21804 or apply on-line at www.dila.org. DILA is an EEO
employer.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
position located in Duluth, Minnesota

$22.62 – $33.34 hourly ($47,231 – $ 69,614 annually)

Contact: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Description of Work:
This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to
deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues in
Duluth, MN and Northeast Minnesota. The main responsibility of the Mental
Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the
remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination,
consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement
assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults. The candidate will be
housed in Duluth and will travel in Northeast Minnesota on a regular
basis.

Main Responsibilities:
Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision)
to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities
include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation,
treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency
coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment
plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required.
Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on
Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute
psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are
accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity
building in the regions covered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or
behavioral-health related field

At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced
professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing
direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals
Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state
of Minnesota

Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications

Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care
organizations

Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork
duties accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances

Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills

Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM
diagnoses

Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some
statewide travel

Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services
Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

What’s Good About This Job?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of
others using your expertise in mental health, ASL, and Deaf Culture? We
seek an enthusiastic and innovative mental health clinician to provide
services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental
health issues in Northeast Minnesota. These services will enable deaf
clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in
their home communities. In addition to counseling individual deaf and
hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with
couples, families, and groups when available. This position will work with
a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHSD Northeast Regional
Office in Duluth, MN and will travel across 7 area counties.

Duluth, Minnesota:
Duluth is located on the north shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is
also accessible to ocean-going vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles
away via the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As one of the
major tourist destinations for the Midwest, Duluth features America’s only
all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge,
which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and
Minnesota Point (known as Park Point locally). Minnesota is considered one
of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most
golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise
with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

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:

Job Title:
Residential Program Director

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description:
Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.
This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing
staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual
budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs
are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,
dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;
confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,
safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates
in the completion of required documents, including but not limited
to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly
and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,
behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,
etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,
hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential
support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along
with two years’ experience as a program director, or three years of
experience in a managerial level position in the human services field
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

Description:
This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging
client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and
aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence
and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening
shifts.

Qualifications:
HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides interpreting services for: emergency
situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits
with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

Qualifications:
AA degree with a minimum of three years’ interpreting experience OR
BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of
mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.
Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance
with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

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

Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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job opening
– part-time Receptionist
– part-time Deafblind Aid
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a part-time Receptionist
and a part-time Deafblind Aid. We are understanding and supportive of Deaf
and Deafblind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our
team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!
We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind
seniors.

For more information please visit us at http://www.nehd.org

–  Receptionist
Answer the Video Phone and TTY.  Greet visitors and family members to
NEHD.  Assist with front desk duties.  ASL fluency is necessary.  Must
have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

–  DeafBlind Aid
Deafblind Aid will assist Deafblind residents with daily activities.  Must
be able to communicate using tactile sign.  ASL fluency is necessary.
Must have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer and
provides a drug free workplace.  Please email your resume to
mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org

You may also fax your resume to (978) 774-0271 or
apply in person at 154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Kathryn H. Melanson
New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.
154 Water Street,
Danvers, MA 01923

mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org
978-774-0445 ext. 251

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Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Framingham, MA

ADVOCATES INC.
www.advocatesinc.org<http://www.advocatesinc.org>
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advocates-Inc/109340295781878?v=app_4949752878

Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges).

Positions include awake overnights,  day and evening direct service
workers, senior counselors, outreach workers and clinical program managers.

Enjoy a career within a communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented,
person centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access department.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality, community
based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.  Over 1000
dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including residential
supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse services,
psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for children and
families, community justice services, advocacy and benefits services,
family supports, employment and vocational services and day habilitation
programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with mental
health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and intellectual
disabilities, autism and pervasive development disabilities, brain injuries
and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with Prader-Willi
Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with disabilities and individuals
with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health needs. Our
culturally sensitive programs and supports serve individuals and families
from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

Susan Nathan
Human Resources Recruitment Manager
One Clarks Hill
Framingham, MA. 01702

office 508 628-6408
blackberry 774 279-0419
mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

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position description
High School Principal
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11a

REPORTS TO:                Executive Director

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
To provide education leadership and supervision of the High School
faculty, staff and students in the development and implementation of
curriculum and instructional programs to meet the student learning needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
.        To provide leadership and participate in the development and
implementation of curriculum designed to prepare students to meet NY State
learning standards, and to satisfy the requirements for NY State High
School and /or IEP Diplomas, as appropriate
.        Plan, develop and implement instructional programs to prepare
students for post-secondary education, training, employment and community
living, and to integrate vocational and career education into overall high
school program
.        Develop and implement a program of transition planning that meets
all State and Federal requirements, that involves students and families in
long-range academic and career planning, and that is fully integrated
within the Annual Review process as required by the IEP
.        Review course requirements and determine class assignments and
develop master schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher
assistant schedules
.        Oversee student placement, grading, advancement and recommend
students for graduation
.        Direct and assist in management of student’s behavior and
discipline as needed
.        Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants and other
departmental staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement as
needed
.        Provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional
staff as needed
.        Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of high school
faculty and staff
.        Recommend purchase of supplies, materials and equipment for the
high school
.        Supervise and monitor all state education requirements, such as
RCT/Regents and other testing programs, the IEP process, fire drills, etc.
.        Approve all extra-curricular time for high school faculty and
staff.
.        With other administrators, develop, coordinate and direct
professional development programs for all high school teachers and teacher
assistants.
.        With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised
school policies and procedures.
.        Communicate regularly with parents about High School activities
and meet with parents to discuss individual needs or special problems as
needed
.        Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school
community.
.        Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and
programs in the High School
.        Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding
education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.
.        Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed
properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become
issues.
.        Work cooperatively with local schools districts, agencies,
parents, staff and students on intramural and extramural educational
programs of benefit to Fanwood students.
.        All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
.        Possess NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf
.        Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or
Administration
.        Masters Degree in Deaf Education or other related field
.        A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level
of Intermediate Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must
obtain Advanced level
.        Strong written communication skills
.        Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate
.        Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience,
preferably with high school students
.        Previous supervisory experience preferred

TO APPLY:
. Forward a resume with cover letter to:

Human Resources
New York School for The Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

.        fax 914-703-4004
.        email employment@nysd.net

The New York School For The Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – High School
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:                        High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day
position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming
in academics, language development and communication, in addition
to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational
adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present lessons of appropriate
academic work to their students, use appropriate communication
techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed information,
work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying their
child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.  Stay abreast of current trends
at the state and federal levels and best practices in the Education
of the Deaf.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        PA Instructional I or Instructional II
Certification in Deaf Education required. Master’s Degree in Deaf
Education also preferred. PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA
Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement
system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and life insurance.

STARTING DATE:        August 19, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its
programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis
of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion,
disability, or gender preference.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – Elementary
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:                        Elementary School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.
Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language
development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward
healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and
present lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use
appropriate communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of
conveyed information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards
identifying their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming
for them accordingly through the IEP process.  Stay abreast of current
trends at the state and federal levels and best practices in the Education
of the Deaf.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification
in Deaf Education required.  Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.
PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI
Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system,
medical, dental, and vision benefits, and life insurance.

STARTING DATE:        August 19, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its
programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis
of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion,
disability, or gender preference.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.
Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language
development and communication, in addition to guiding students
toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or II certification in Deaf
Education required. Information on PA teaching certification may be
found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI;
“Intermediate” level skills required at time of hire.
FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:         Dependent on education and experience

BENEFITS:        Excellent benefits package including membership in the
State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term
disability and life insurance

STARTING DATE:        August 19, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:        Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to discriminate
in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the
basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion,
disability, or gender preference.

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Title: Employment Specialist – Full Time
Locations:
Compensation: $27,000-$30,000 Description: The Employment Specialist will
provide job search, placement, and coaching activities including contacting
employers, creating resumes, preparing individuals for interviews, and
scheduling appointments for interviews. The Specialist will provide job
coaching and employment support to consumers in community sites assisting in
overcoming barriers to employment while maintaining quality assurance,
productivity and efficiency to the employer. Other responsibilities include
acting as an advocate and liaison for consumers working in the community,
completing all required paperwork in a timely and efficient manner and
participation as an interdisciplinary team member, designing and modifying
job search plans based on the needs of the individual and networking to stay
abreast of labor market trends. The candidate should be able to work
independently with little supervision, adapt to a schedule that meets the
needs of the consumer, and have experience working with individuals with
disabilities. Qualified applicants should possess excellent oral/written
communication skills, problem solving abilities and be customer/detail
oriented. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology,
Rehabilitation or related field Experience: 1-2 years; American Sign
Language (ASL) proficiency required —

Michelle Gainey, Employment Services Administrator
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Robert S. Foltz Building
118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
p: 412-632-1718 * c: 412-657-2007 * f: 412-632-1443
michelle.gainey@goodwillswpa.org

Job Opportunity: Residential Support Specialist . Kerrville
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Posted By Deaf Network Team

Job Opportunity: Hill Country Signs of Hope

1610 Goat Creek Rd
Kerrville, Texas

Job Openings for Hill Country Signs of Hope. Residential Support
Specialist needed for Deaf group home.

For more information, Please call 830-895-0747 or Text 210-725-8193.

Contact Angela Wilhelm at hcsignsofhope@yahoo.com or call at (830)
895-0747 for any questions.

Job Opportunity . TCC: Instructor for Sign Language and Interpreting

Job Title    Instructor, Sign Language and Interpreting
Posting Number    B000478
Position Status     Full Time
Category    Faculty
Class Code    23
Position Type    Budgeted
Pay Rate    See Salary Schedule
Location    Trinity River
Department    TR Arts

Job Summary
To assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate
College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies
available to complement the teaching and learning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
. Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning,
afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and
external stakeholders. expectations of College as assigned by designated
supervisor
. Demonstrates a sensitivity toward and respect for the myriad of
diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and service
area
. Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course
syllabi as assigned
. Prepares and delivers instruction to students
. Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities
to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of
learning
. Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks for departmental
adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks
. Prepares assignments
. May compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading
assignments
. Designs and maintains an active classroom environment conducive to
student learning and success
. Maintains student attendance records
. Evaluates student performance and learning
. Provides regular and timely evaluation feedback to students
. Assigns grades consistent with course requirements
. Assists in District commitment to assessing student learning outcomes
and program learning outcomes and to achieving institutional performance
measures
. Participates in TCC.s institutional effectiveness program including the
preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs)
. Accepts and participates in the necessary training to offer courses via
varied delivery methods such as distance learning
. Accepts assignments as necessary at other sites such as for dual credit
courses
. Accepts and participates in the service mission of the college
. May conduct research in particular field of knowledge and publish
findings in professional journals
. Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and
vocational curricula, and acting as adviser to student organizations
. Serves on campus and District committees
. Performs basic student enrollment and recruitment functions, such as
community outreach, support of student registration and student retention
activities
. Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows
a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
. Completes all required training and professional development sessions
sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
. Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence,
student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
. Technical/vocational fields require a minimum of an Associate.s degree
with three years of experience in the teaching field
. Developmental courses require teaching experience
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
. Master.s degree preferred, plus BEI certification . Advanced (Level III)
or higher or national certification with willingness to become state BEI
certified at the advanced level
. Hearing candidates should have sign language certification at the
advanced, master or national level
. Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community
. Recent experience in teaching ASL for credit in post-secondary programs
. Fluency in ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar
base
. Good communication skills when working with Deaf and hearing colleagues
. Commitment to excellence in teaching
. Willingness to collaborate extensively with other professionals in the
ASL/Deaf Education/Interpreting programs

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects,
tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently
lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to
25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee
occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally
exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.

Special Instructions Summary
A growing, well-respected and elite program in the DFW Metroplex and
within the state. The SLIP program at TCCD at Trinity River campus is
dedicated to preparing graduates with the skills to pass the state
certification test.
Posting Date    06/28/2013
Closing Date
Open Until Filled    Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the
following individual
Contact Information    Scott Robinson
Contact Phone    817-515-1125
Contact Email    scott.robinson@tccd.edu

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Case Manager II 360001
July 08, 2013 – July 24, 2013
Location:        St. Paul, MN
Salary Range:        $19.00-$19.50/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:        Non-Exempt
Benefits:        Eligible
Employment Type:        Full Time
Description:
People Incorporated’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services  is a case
management program located in St. Paul. We are seeking a full-time Case
Manager II (360001). Case management services are provided to adult
residents of Ramsey County who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Referrals
are received from Ramsey County and eligibility for services is based upon
criteria for Rule 79 Adult Mental Health Targeted Case Management or
Vulnerable Adult/DD.

The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Duties:
Case managers meet with recipients on a monthly basis, assess their needs
and work with the individual to create a treatment plan. The case manager
coordinates services with other providers to assist the individual with
satisfying the goals of the treatment plan. Areas addressed include
medical monitoring, financial stability and assistance, vocational
coordination; help with independent living skills, housing assistance, and
problem solving. We provide a culturally and linguistically accessible
case management service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind adults.

Primary areas of responsibility for the Case Manager IIinclude the
following:
Review Diagnostic Assessments
Complete screenings, functional assessments & level of care reassessments
Develop ICSP & ongoing updates
Implement the ICSP
Acquire resources, services & natural supports
Monitor and Coordinate the review of goal progress and effectiveness of
services, resources and supports

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
Fluent in ASL
Bachelor’s Degree in the area of behavior science
2000 hours experience working with adults diagnosed with mental illness
Valid drivers license
Current auto insurance
Excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
Case management experience
Knowledge of Ramsey County resources
Harm reduction, motivational interviewing and person-centered approaches

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