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DeafDigest Gold – July 25, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 25, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boycewilliams/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cutegrandchild/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterviewing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafjewelry/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

(this link has been slightly revised); do not
use the older link)

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
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Gold section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Racing before becoming deaf
http://deafdigest.com/ronniepolaneczky/

Churches putting hearing-impaired in the loop
http://deafdigest.com/manyaabrachear/


- Very Hot News

Professional acting is a tough profession; actors
worry about getting the next role once their present
role ends.

Deaf performer Shoshannah Stern is no exception.
It practically was not too long time ago when she
was part of the cast in the Jericho episodes on TV.

It was just announced that she is joining the cast
"Lie to Me" with the Fox network. She will perform
for an undetermined number of series once the
program debuts in November.




- Thursday July 22nd

Australians ahead of us with movie house captions?

It was just learned that by the end of 2014, Australia's
top four movie chains will caption their films on at least
one screen in their multi-screen complexes.

What about us, the Americans? Lawsuits, lawsuits and
lawsuits. But there is hope - the Department of Justice
may push forth a proposal to require half of films
be captioned. But it will take a series of hearings,
hearings, and hearings.

Lawsuits and hearings, a way of life in litigious USA?



- Friday July 23rd

A total of 250 body scanner units will be installed at
airports. For the benefit of deaf passengers, the
video, coming with these body scanners, will be
captioned. This way, the deaf passengers will know
what it is all about.


- Saturday July 24th

for one week, Las Vegas was the Deaf Capital of the World.

Why? As one deaf person put it this way:
it is Deafdom so as to speak of

So many deaf events were going on under the Las Vegas
"roof" - exhibit hall, pageant, WRAD, organization gatherings,
US Deaf Tennis tournament, poker tournament, side parties, etc.

Said another person:
It was quite an experience; little overwhelming; it was
truly amazing

Oh, every gathering has its share of incidents.
One such incident was the protest by the Chinese
delegation over the elimination of their participant
in the deaf pageant. Basically because of misunderstanding
of international signs, the Chinese group thought their
candidate made the cut to make it to the finals. The
protest was overruled and the candidate from France won.


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf 
News)


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Amid much excitement on Howard A. Rosenblum succeeding the retiring
Nancy J. Bloch as the next CEO of NAD, many of us forgot when would
his first day of job would be.

It will be April 1, 2011. As an attorney in the Chicago area, he
probably needs time to wind up his work before making the big move
to Silver Spring, MD.

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Coming soon!

The largest web survey of deaf and hard of hearing people in U.S.
history!!!!

The global economy is changing before our eyes. Manufacturing is giving
way to a service industry.

Help make sure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left behind in the
21st century labor market.

For too long have policy makers relied on vague information about Deaf and
Hard of Hearing people.  

Let them hear directly from you about your experience in the workforce so
that policies can assure competitive employment for our youth.

The "National Deaf Employment and Technology survey" will identify trends
in employment, the skills, and technology necessary to compete in the 21st
Century workforce.

For 15- 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of
education, vocational, and social services to deaf and hard of hearing people
in the U.S.

Data from this study will be made available to all who are interested!

Look for the Deaf Employment and Technology survey

Coming soon!

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

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updated every Monday

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BE CAREFUL WITH A JOB INTERVIEW AT A SCHOOL
    This is a true story. A deaf man was being
interviewed for a job at a residential school for
the deaf.
    That school wants to hire the best people -
best teachers, best counselors, best teacher
aides, best librarians, etc.
    The deaf man, himself a Gallaudet graduate,
told the principal that he would be happy to
be a janitor or a maintenance man at the school.
    He did not get the job.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterviewing/

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of each DeafDigest edition)


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IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement
Released: 6/19/2010

The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be
held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The theme of the conference is "2010 and
Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade."  This Conference is open to all
Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that
are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their
peers on best practices.

We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever.  The
Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote
presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August
9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of
Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America
Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A copy of the conference announcement flyer
is provided online.  Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online
registration and latest updates.

Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for
your manager ASAP.  Register online if you want to be kept informed of the
upcoming conference announcements.  Please go to
http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/   For more information about
the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org

For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement
and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact:
mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org

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IRS JOB Fair
Released: 6/19/2010

IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a
career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah.  The purpose of the event is to assist and
interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who
qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The
fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information regarding the career fair, please visit
http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/jobfair/

Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters
from several state and federal government agencies.

To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and
Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information
and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release.

Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be
guaranteed an interview at the event,  However, agencies will be available
to share information regarding career opportunities within their business
operating division with everyone who attends the career fair.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to
HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be
considered for an interview by the hiring official.  In the subject line,
please make sure you type:  "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair."
Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked.

Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August
2.  Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4
confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an
interview.  Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with
hiring officials in various operating divisions.

Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled
for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the
right to conduct an interview on the spot.

For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org 
or visit the IRS-DEAF website at:  http://www.irsdeaf.org/

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A $50,000 DEAF JEWELRY
    What is a $50.000 Deaf Jewelry? Some deaf women give up
using CI. Instead of putting the CI away; they still wear
the CI only as a piece of jewelry with fancy colors
painted on it.
    Yes, it is a very expensive piece of jewelry.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafjewelry/

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

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important 
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do 
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the 
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other 
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* The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
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Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
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* Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm

* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated 
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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mailto:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices 
are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. 
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. 
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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HSL AND ASL
    We have our own ASL, which is American Sign
Language.
    And there is HSL. What is HSL? It is
Hollywood Sign Language.
    Said a Deaf Movie critic:

Hollywood is notorious for making interpreting/communication 
a lot easier than it actually is.
 
Mark Harmon used to give one sign on "Reasonable Doubts," and 
the audience was expected to believe that Marlee Matlin's 
character would understand the equivalent of three full 
sentences from that single sign. 

    The Deaf Movie critic is correct.



MOST COMMON QUESTIONS DURING DEAF AWARENESS EVENTS
    Deaf Awareness Days are everywhere. Hearing people
attend Deaf Awareness events to learn what deafness
is all about.
    What are the two most common questions, often asked
of presenters?

1. Do you know ASL?
2. Do you sell hearing aids?

    Deaf Awareness Days are a success if hearing
people do something about what they have learned
about us, the deaf.
    If they go home and forget all what they have
learned, oh, well!


A DEAF-OWNED BUSINESS IN NEW JERSEY
    Paint A Pot is a pottery shop in Beach Haven Gardens,
New Jersey, which is near Long Beach Island.
    Patrons enter the shop, pick a ceramic piece and
paint it on the spot.
    Assisting them is Amanda Klinger. She is deaf,
and there have been times when patrons use pad and
pen to communicate with her.


A CONTEST WINNER IN THAILAND
    A team recently won the Microsoft Development contest
in Thailand. Their entry was the Speech-to-sign-language 
software.
    Students from Kasetsart University in Bangkok worked
days and nights for six straight months to get the design
just right for the contest.
    It is not known, however, if the winning team members were
deaf or hearing, nor if the Speech-to-sign-language in
Thai sign language could be modified to ASL.


A RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY TO ASK HOW TO COMMUNICATE
    A Deaf Advocate wrote:

I hate it when I am at any place, be it a chain fast food place, 
or waiting to have a mammogram done or at the dentist's office and 
I am asked if I can read lips. 

I am not asked how I prefer to communicate, but if I can read
lips.  I can read lips, but I will admit I am NOT always able to 
read lips 100% of the time, so I prefer to communicate by notes 
to ensure that misunderstanding does not occur. 

What I do is shake my head and start signing.  They then will quickly 
give me a notepad and pen. 

I have written to them, "Are you aware that you are being rude in 
asking me if I can lipread?  It is like asking a person in a wheelchair 
if they can walk.  You should instead ask how I prefer to communicate."  





OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

    We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/nchdhh/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I would be called a loser by friends if I wore a hearing aid

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. ...


Dilemma? We, the deaf, know how to deal with people in
the hearing world.


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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not
Find a Conference Offering All of This!  June 23-26, 2011

1.  Scheduled every year to  the year 2020 ... see
http://www.drsign.com/future.html

2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see
http://www.drsign.com/2010%20topics.html

3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see
www.DrSign.com

4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some 
hotels charge $36 per day for parking

5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ...
you can't even get a hot dog for this  at other hotels!

6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida 
location ... direct access from I-4 and close to airport

7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom
Saunders, Shannon Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, 
Jon Barr, Bill Ross, Francisco Olivera,  Faith Powell and 
over a dozen other highly recommended presenters.  
See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend.

8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING
fledging (starting at only $89 per person); beginners,
intermediate and advanced signers with language-focus and
interpreting-focus CEU classes for advanced ASL students
and interpreters.

9.  20+ exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks  every hour,
there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants  in the
exhibit area

10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants

11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see  www.DrSign.com

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies,  we have the
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our  9th
year, starting July 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is
scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time
Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the Arizona State University and University of Texas jointly
won $3 million in federal funds.

Purpose is to test how the CI can be modified.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

a deaf umpire in Australian Rules football

one picture shows how he warns players that argue too much
with him!

http://referer.us/2/LqDWa3

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. On some programs I am seeing a few seconds delay in captions.
I filed a complaint with the cable provider. They told me there
is nothing they could do about it. Is it true?

A. No, but if it is a common problem with all of your shows,
file the complaint with the FCC.



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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Wish List of the Week:

Now that Kosovo has been recognized as a legal
nation by the World Court, we will see this
nation becoming a new member of the World
Federation of the Deaf as well as a new member of
the Deaflympics body.

The more deaf nations, the merrier !

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1926 - the first lip reading tournament takes place
in Philadelphia. It is, however, not known who won the
tournament - a deaf person or a hearing person!

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Deaf and the Money:

$4.00

the asking price on EBay on a Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet postage
stamp (PB # 1861 Face Value)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

A 2007 survey indicated that:

38 percent of state courts have interpreters available

31 percent of state courts have listing devices available

percentage went up much higher with courts located in bigger cities

Remember, it is 2010; are the 2007 stats still valid?

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DeafResources

outstanding deaf individuals in scientific fields
http://deafdigest.com/scientists/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/


(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

top deaf sports newspaper stories:

Deaf swimmer Hannah Fitton to swim for Colgate
http://deafdigest.com/hannahfitton/

a deaf member of the Canadian national junior baseball team
http://deafdigest.com/jalenharris-2/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports072410/

for list of elite deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/

for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/

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long list of open positions
DEAF SERVICES CENTER
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

DSC 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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

- 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 fields; 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.

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current
national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are
preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full
time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in
residential program. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA/BS
degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma &
12 credit hours in 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.  Duties:  Assess service 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.

- 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.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  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.

 

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents! We are interviewing now. 

Please see below for open positions:

- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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

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LAST CALL!!  

Deadline: July 30, 2010

Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership 
Executive Director
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA is in beautiful Northwest, surrounded by trees, 
mountains, and water. Home of outdoor activities, many
hiking trials, and good seafood. You a sport fan? Seattle is 
home of Seahawks and Sounders!

The Executive Director position announcement is now posted on 
the ADWAS website:

http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html

Deadline: July 30, 2010

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Job Posting
Creative, Passionate Teachers Needed!
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are currently
accepting applications for Teachers of the Deaf for the upcoming
school year.  

TLC is a supportive, vibrant learning community where our innovative
staff share a commitment to the academic, social and emotional growth
of each and every student.   Our mission is to ensure that deaf and
hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys to
building competence, character and community.

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for
the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).   For more
information on our programs please visit our website at
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and reference to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, 
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

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position openings (2 positions)
Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist - Full Time
Seattle Children's
Seattle, WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is
rewarded and new ideas are encouraged. At Seattle Children's, the Pacific
Northwest's premier pediatric care center, we offer more than just
state-of-the-art facilities and open career growth potential. You will also
find a true commitment to our patients and families that reach far beyond
the bounds of clinical expertise.

Currently we have a need for a 2 full time Deaf Educator/Communication
Specialist to provide early intervention services for families with
deaf/hard of hearing children between 0-3 years old enrolled in the Family
Conversations program. The Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist will
provide appropriate developmental and educational evaluations of deaf/HOH
children 0-3 years old in their home or other parent-identified community
setting; and in family support groups. In addition, you will assist with
administrative and intake services secondary to providing direct services
and helping families in identifying formal and informal services through
community support systems.

Our Family Conversations program is unique to Seattle Children's. The
program focuses on the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth
through age 3. Our specialists are trained in working with families of
children who are young. Our team meets with families each week in patient¹s
homes.

At Seattle Children's, we believe in accountability, respect and teamwork -
not only with patients and their families, but also with each other. If you
share these principles, we encourage you to join us. We offer excellent pay
and benefits, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, retirement
plans, and opportunities for career advancement, paid training days, and so
much more.

For immediate consideration, please apply online to
http://www.seattlechildrens.org

Our position requisition number is 10-923 and/or
10-922.

Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Announcement 
Deaf Interpreter 
SignOn Seattle
Seattle, WA

Overview: The Staff Deaf Interpreter provides professional, quality
interpreting services to SignOn's customers while participating in a
collegial, supportive atmosphere with the SignOn Team. 

Requirements:
  *  Experienced Deaf Interpreter: Certified (CDI) preferred
  *  Documented experience working with minimal language Deaf
     individuals, non-standard ASL/sign users, and with monolingual
     Deaf clients
  *  Minimum of 500 hours interpreting experience in various legal and
     mental health settings
  *  Preferred Deaf-Blind interpreting experience (if none, must
     complete training by December 2010 at your own expense)
  *  Five-years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching language
     and culture with certified hearing interpreters preferred
  *  Experience developing Deaf interpreters preferred

Duties:
  *  Be available 30 hours per week to provide part-time staff
     interpreting services (Guarantee of 24 hours paid per week)
  *  Work schedule will vary from day to day depending on interpreting
     demand (priority); this tends to vary from zero to full days;
     unless the staff DI is on an interpreting assignment or in the
     field mentoring interpreters they will be expected to be in the
     office available to interpreters and administrators
  *  Remaining time will spend working with SignOn management
     providing website support, professional development to staff -
     workshops, mentoring, etc. - and whatever is deemed necessary and
     appropriate for the benefit of SignOn and its staff interpreters.

Why SignOn?
  *  The largest user of Deaf Interpreters in Seattle
  *  Deaf-centric consciousness
  *  Full range of benefits
  *  Additional income earning opportunities possible
  *  Supportive work environment

to apply, please contact
mailto:KarenG@SignOnASL.com

SignOn - we're good

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(revised posting)

position opening 
High School Teacher of the Deaf
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
position based in Swanton, Vermont

Time Base: part time

Responsibilities:  
-  Teach all levels /content areas of high school education
-  Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives
-  Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in
students.

Requirements:
-  Degree in Deaf Education, MA Preferred
-  American Sign  Language fluency & English preferred
-  Vermont Teaching license in Special Education

Please send letter of interest and resume to
Kelly Therieau
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

or:
Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fax # 802-258-9574

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job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/

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job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/

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job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/english/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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(updated July 25th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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 Specialist
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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