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DeafDigest Gold – July 22, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – July 22, 2012

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-first-or-deaf-only/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-family-owned-businesses/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stranger-elbowing-another-deaf-stranger/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-at-crowded-hotel-lobby/

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New HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The new HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a
gorgeous 4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send
images and videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant
capture.

With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos
hands-free on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

The HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a Sprint Relay
Store Data Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.
Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited
markets, on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available,
you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with
the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing
people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG072212

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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- What the stories are saying about the deaf?

4H is a national youth organization sponsored by the
National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture. It helps young people
learn to become contributing members of the society
by their work in the agricultural field. Kaity Hagen,
who is deaf, has been chosen to represent her South St. Louis County (Minnesota) as a state ambassador.

- Very Hot News

Those wanting to buy TV LG LCD CS5 television sets may
be wise to wait a bit longer! There was a discussion on
a deaf discussion blog that it is a no-win situation!
If the cable is connected to the TV set, then picture
is bad. If the cable is connected to the cable top box,
then picture is great but it kills captions!

- Thursday July 19th

The National Theatre of the Deaf has removed the interim tag
from Betty Beekman, promoting her to permanent executive
director. Additionally, the theatrical group is moving
back to its roots – at the O’Neill Theater Center
in New London, CT.

- Friday July 20th

Deaf people in Arizona will now be able to watch captioned
movies at the Cinemark moviehouses, thanks to settlement
of a lawsuit.

- Saturday July 21st

Aaron Marquis, a hearing aid provider in San Luis
Obispo county in California, is being accused of
insurance fraud and pretending to be a doctor.
The attorney defending the provider said he is a
Board Certified audioprosthologist, and has never
pretended to be an audiologist. The authorities,
however, is not convinced.

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A SURPRISE WAKE UP FROM QUICK NAP
On the Washington, DC metro, DeafDigest editor was taking a short
and quick nap, waking up at each station to make sure he did not miss
his stop.
Suddenly a stranger next to him accidentally poked his elbow,
waking up the DeafDigest editor.
Puzzled, he looked at the stranger. It was a deaf person signing
to another deaf person.
The DeafDigest editor did not know the deaf stranger.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stranger-elbowing-another-deaf-stranger/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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STUCK IN A CROWDED HEARING HOTEL LOBBY
At deaf conventions, hotel lobbies are always crowded,
and we always tap on deaf shoulders, telling them “excuse
me” when we walk through with our bags.
It is different with crowded hearing lobbies at
hearing conventions. We cannot tap them on the shoulders
because it is considered assault and battery.
And for a deaf person who cannot speak, very hard to
say “excuse me.”
What should the deaf person do?  Wave in front of a
hearing person, asking him to please move?
Many hearing people don’t like hands to be waved in
front of their eyes!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest/videos/deaf-stuck-at-crowded-hotel-lobby/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Deaf people can get lifetime National Parks pass at no cost

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-parks-pass-for-deaf-no-cost/

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A COMMENT BY AN ADVOCATE IN IRELAND
An advocate for the deaf in Ireland made this comment:

We need a lot more awareness especially in relation to sign language
interpreters, access for the deaf community. People seem to know more
about other disabilities in Ireland but always seem to forget about the
deaf community. It is almost like we are a hidden disability, of sorts

HANGING ART IN RESTAURANTS
Many restaurants hang on the walls the pieces of art by local artists.
A few of these artists are deaf. Yet we have no way of knowing
about it unless someone mentions it or if a newspaper story
mentions it.
The reality is that we have many, many talented deaf artists
that we do not know about.

MANY FOOD TRUCKS ARE NOT DEAF FRIENDLY
We see more food trucks everywhere – in downtowns, city parks,
public events, etc.
Many of these food trucks are not deaf-friendly. The lines are
long and the vendors often do not slow down to communicate with
the deaf. And it is not easy for a deaf person to point at a
posted menu because the vendor cannot see it unless he steps
out of the truck to see what the deaf person is pointing at!
Much different with hotdog carts. Just point at it and
the vendor knows it.

A DEAF OWNER OF A RESTAURANT
We have known of deaf people owning restaurants in
Los Angeles, Austin, Texas and San Francisco.
Here is another one – Matt O’Varanese, who is deaf,
owns The Standard, a restaurant in Stanardville, VA.
It is near Charlottesville, VA, where the famous University of Virginia is located.
A web search said that he is classically trained in
the ways of cooking up great meals.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

for a change of pace, this video is based on one of the DeafDigest
Mid-Week edition stories.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-cat-for-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

And the Mid-Week link, where the story appeared, is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20120620/

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://deafdigest.com/national-council-of-hispano-deaf-and-hard-of-hearin/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I look professional without it and unprofessional with it

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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?

I have a boy that has a bilateral AN in addition to having a bilateral hearing loss

wouldn’t it be easier to just say the son is deaf, instead of trying to
describe his deafness in so many words?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could a deaf person become a railroad engineer?

A. This question was asked of a railroad industry veteran. He said:

I doubt that any railroad would allow deaf engineers because of the use of
the radio for all communications.  All personal electronics are prohibited
while operating as a crew member of the train.  Also at your physical it is
required to pass a hearing exam for any job at the railroad.

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:

I use a cutting board almost daily and I have some issues with the food running away from the board!

I received an OXO good grip cutting board/scoop as a gift.  It has a curved tip on 3 sides.

It was a sure way to scrape the cut food to the bowl.

Another use which I have found it handy for is peeling potatoes and scraping the peels into the waste container!

This is a sure way to avoid searching for food on the floor before the mouse finds it!

Hey, cut safe!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that the state of Arkansas would cease and desist cronyism
politics when it comes to working with the deaf – and to
hire qualified applicants instead of hiring people that claim
to know ASL while they really don’t

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DeafHistory:

Year 1989 – the Canadian Deaf Theatre was founded and operated
for several years. It is no longer active.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

99 percent

A deaf person who wears a CI and a hearing aid says she is able to
hear 99 percent of the time.

True or false? You decide!

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DeafLibrary Resources

It is expensive to be deaf

http://deafdigest.com/expensive-to-be-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

La Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is accepting applications
for the following positions: DEAF MENTOR, TEACHER, EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER,
PARA EDUCATOR.

For details and to place your application visit http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position announcement
Associate Director
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc
Silver Spring, MD

THE OPPORTUNITY
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. is seeking
a talented and versatile professional for the position of Associate
Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong,
clear commitment to expanding and diversifying TDI’s revenue streams
for its daily operations.  Responsibilities include strategic plan
implementation, operations planning and evaluation, project
management, financial planning and monitoring, grant writing and
fund-raising.

QUALIFICATIONS
*  A Masters’ Degree of Arts/Science is preferred.  However, the
candidate must possess at least a Bachelors of Arts/Science
Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management,
Public Administration, Human Services or other related field.
*  Minimum of three years of job related work experience with
demonstrated competence in the following areas:  working with
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, familiarity with
the philanthropic process, budget development, program planning,
grant writing, and non-profit or government management
responsibility.

COMPENSATION
TDI offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary
range for this position is $50,000-$60,000, depending on education
and experience.  TDI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically,
which includes a list of at least three professional references and
compensation requirements via email to TDI Executive Director Claude
Stout  at mailto:cstout@tdiforaccess.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF July 31, 2012.

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

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position opening
High School Teacher
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The campus is within 15 minutes of downtown Omaha, Nebraska.  ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS:      To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate, which includes an endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a secondary teaching endorsement. We prefer applicants with:
-    Experience in special education work experience and the transition area; and /or
-    Math endorsement; and/or
-    Science endorsement.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: www.state.ia.us/boee/.  Additional endorsements are beneficial.  Applicants must possess the ability to reach the level of sign language proficiency designated for the position within the time frame established by the School’s Sign Language Communication Policy.

TO APPLY:    Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to Human Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898.   Or contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.  View general school information and job description on ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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two open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email
to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Child Care Worker (Day, Overnight, Residential) – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Family Partner (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email
to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

- Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

- Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential
programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals.

- Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part-time and per-diem

Responsibilities:
Medication Administration
Direct Student care
Scheduling of Doctors appointments, medication reordering
Documentation of student care
TEAM nursing approach

- Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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several positions
to help the deaf and hard of hearing clients
Arizona counties (Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa)

- Seeking out ASL signer (non-certified) that can communicate with hearing world to find jobs for individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing.  We have openings in Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa County.  The starting rate is $16.00 an hour, and depending on experience higher.

- We also have opening for tutors, career exploration and work adjustment which is at a higher rate. Full time and part time work.  Must pass background check, be fingerprinted, and have reliable transportation.  Must be organized, good communication skills (oral, and written).  Computer a must. Must be self directed.

To apply send resume to mailto:Martdepue@aol.com or call Stella (VP) 520-720-0855, or Pat (office) at 480-988-1189.

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position opening
Director HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Job Description

Position:
Ultimately administers and provides oversight to the day-to-day management of the program operations.

Duties:
-    Oversees intake, assessment, admission and discharge of Consumers;
-    Monitors and oversees evaluation of programs;
-    Ensures coordination of interagency programming and services to clients;
-    Ensures that programs collect appropriate program and client data and meet reporting requirements;
-    Interviews and hires HIV Program Specialists;
-    Carries out performance evaluations of Program Specialists;
-    Coordinates and arranges training activities for the HIV program;
-    Ensures that programs meet licensing and safety standards;
-    Coordinates services between consumers who do not receive CSA/sub-provider services from Deaf-REACH and their CSA;
-    Serves as a member on the Quality Improvement Committee;
-    Develops program design for new services;
-    Locates and assists with writing grant proposals;
-    Markets to recruit clients;
-    Attends staff meetings;
-    Supervises Program Specialists regularly;
-    Coordinates student interns to be interviewed and placed in various programs.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing or equivalent field with three years experience with deaf persons who have additional disabilities, especially with mental illness and mental retardation, and two years experience in administration; strong background in clinical consultation and behavior management; prefer fluency in sign language and knowledge of psycho-social-cultural aspects of deafness.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 Hours per week

send application and resume to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20017
ATTN: Joye Crump

mailto:Crumpj@Deaf-REACH.org

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

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

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
-    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
-    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. -    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
-    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
-     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
-    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
-    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
-    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
-    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
-    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
-    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
-    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
-    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
-    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

- Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

- Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Staff Interpreter -  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

-  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

-  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

-  Job Developer/Interpreter -  Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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