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DeafDigest Gold – June 22, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – June 22, 2014

Gold edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-sorry-leaving-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-new-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-skateboarding/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-sad-story/

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The 2014 Commonwealth Games, due to take place
next month in Glasgow, Scotland, is a big event
involving 70 national teams – all either part of
or formerly part of the British Empire (England,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc). All sports
are being played during the Games week. To honor
the Games, the torch will be carried in by relay
runners. One of the first relay runners in Scotland
is Fraser Gunn. He is deaf.

The last graduation for now but hopefully future
graduation ceremonies. The Austine School for the Deaf
has graduated its last class of four seniors and then
will close up. To close up for good or to come back
in two years? The school people are hoping for the
latter.

The new executive director of Kansas Commission for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is Robert Cooper.

Women’s pro basketball player Tamika Catchings is
deaf but no one would know it. Anyway there was a story
of her foundation helping impact the lives of teenagers.
The name of the foundation is Catch The Stars Foundation.

A school in Ghana refused to allow an interpreter to
accompany a deaf student during end-of-school-year exams.

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Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise
waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so
let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A SAD STORY ABOUT A DEAF EMPLOYEE
About 25 years ago, a deaf woman quit her job at
NAD because she wanted a better job with better pay.
She got a new job at the post office.
She was told to go a training class at the post office.
She showed up at the training class. There was no
interpreter for her.
Angry, she quit her new job with post office on first
day and went back to NAD. hoping to get her old job back.
The NAD said no, sorry!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-sad-story/

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

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2015 tentative Deaf Seniors of America conference
Asheville, NC

http://deafdigest.com/2015-tentative-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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EASY WAY FOR LONELY MAINSTREAMED KID TO MAKE FRIENDS!
Many mainstreamed kids have lonely lives at home because of
too few deaf friends.
Some of these kids make easy friends with hearing kids. How?
Sports such as youth football, youth basketball, youth baseball?
Yes and no.
The most popular activity among young kids, age 17 and younger,
is skateboarding. Every town has a group of young kids always
skateboarding together. Some deaf kids join these hearing skateboarders
and they are always welcome. They communicate easily via gestures.
This is the reason why some of these deaf kids quickly go out
for skateboarding after they arrive home from school!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-skateboarding/

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

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2015 Deaf Seniors of America conference registration form

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference-registration-form/

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

Deaf Attitude that changes
http://deafdigest.com/videos/attitude1/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Colorado Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/colorado-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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Deaf Pin

an early Gallaudet University pin
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be published in DeafDigest, please email the image to:
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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is an

– archaeologist

this website is growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I heard that there is a Deaf Cafe in Paris.
What is the name of the cafe?

A. Cafe Signes.

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 am following up to my previous blurb discussing hiking up mountain trails.

I also had mentioned a special cane tip called an “All Terrain” tip.

The All-Terrain tip did not do the trick for me on Vermont’s mountain trails.

The reason I had an issue was that the tip is heavy and it flopped from side to side!

I would not recommend the all-terrain cane tip for folding canes.

A solid non-folding cane would work better.

My family got me nice hiking poles for Father’s Day, so I am set!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that Netflix would wake up!

Netflix would not caption until they were forced.

And Netflix hired someone that laughed at ASL interpreting

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DeafHistory:

Year 1964 – Applied Communications Corp, or better known
as APCOM, was established to manufacture and sell TTY
modems in the Deaf Community. Not too long afterwards,
as many as half dozen TTY manufacturing companies
joined the competition. None of them are still alive
nowadays!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10 to 12

hours per week that intervenors help the Deaf-blind
function with their every day activities in Ontario. Canadian Deaf-blindactivist Elio Riggillo says it
is not enough.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Ben Martenson, an incoming freshman, will be a member
of the men’s golf team at Albion College

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Jalen Harris, a deaf player with the Milwaukee Brewers
farm system, seems to be out of baseball. Search of
several baseball web sites have indicated him not playing
at all this season. He spent three seasons in the low
level Brewers system, being stuck, and not advancing at
all.

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DeafSports Library:

Famous deaf baseball researcher
http://deafdigest.com/ralph-linweber-deaf-famous-baseball-researcher/

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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 !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher (MA State License Required)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Secondary Vice Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Head Youth Soccer Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Youth Soccer Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Assistant Soccer Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Assistant Volleyball Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.

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job opening
TRS Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for TRS Outreach Coordinator

This position will be staffed in Baltimore, MD.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote TRS and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American Sign Language is required. A Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of two years public relations experience is preferred. Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well as a driver’s license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote CapTel service and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Education, Experience and Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required – Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus
– Excellent presentation skills
– Experience in public relations activities – Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
– Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
– Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects – Ability to understand and follow directions
– Strong analytical and interpersonal skills – Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
– Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
* Senior Community
* Hard of Hearing Community – Able to travel alone – Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service (VACTS).

Education, Experience and Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required. – Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
– Excellent presentation skills
– Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
– Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
– Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects – Ability to understand and follow directions
– Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
– Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
* Senior Community
* Hard of Hearing Community – Able to travel alone – Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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position announcement Superintendent
Virginia School for the Deaf
Staunton, VA

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-virginia-deaf-superintendent/

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Communication Sciences and Disorders Lecturer
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences
Lexington, KY

Requisition SP552114

The College of Health Sciences is currently seeking a part-time Lecturer in our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) division to serve an important need on UK’s campus due to greatly increased demand in American Sign Language (ASL) instruction which exceeds our current capacity. The individual in this position will assist the CSD program and the current ASL Instructor in meeting this demand. American Sign Language is approved as a foreign language for UK students.

The Instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in American Sign Language and Deaf culture. The courses to be taught will vary depending on student need but can include a combination of ASL I, II, III, IV, and lab courses. The assignment could include Distance Learning courses in instructional television, and online formats as well as face to face traditional classes. The individual is responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and college policies and procedures.

Master’s degree required in American Sign Language Interpreter Training, Deaf Studies or related field with major emphasis on American Sign Language, from an accredited institution of higher education. Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) Superior or Superior Plus Rating or American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI 4.5) and American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) certification or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) (CSC, CI, NAD V, or NIC) required. A concentration in Education or another foreign language, historical or cultural area, or additional discipline depth in the humanities or the Social Sciences is highly desirable. Experience with distance education and Internet course development is helpful. Extensive and creative use of several instructional technologies is desirable. Must demonstrate previous successful teaching experience. College teaching experience preferred.

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

To apply for requisition SP552114, UK Employment Application must be submitted at https://pa087.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=250503

If you have any questions, please contact HR Employment at (859) 257-9555 option 2 or mailto:ukjobs@email.uky.edu

Application deadline is Sunday, July 6th, 2014. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen. The University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Jose, California

Full-time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment Specialist. This position is based at the Employment
Development Department branch in San Jose and reports to the Director of Employment Services.

The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office
support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed
– Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
– Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
– Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
– Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
– Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
– Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
– Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
– Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
– Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Minimum of 2 years of employment development and/or equivalent
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under (Contact/Jobs),cover letter, resume & three professional
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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DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

Job announcement
Community Relations Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California (headquarters office)

DCARA has an opening for the position of Community Relations Specialist. This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director of Community Relations. The CR Specialist supports community relations by being the point of contact for those who donate time, monetary gifts and in-kind services to DCARA, recording and facilitating donor appreciation efforts. The CR Specialist runs the Volunteer Program, reconciles donor records with the Accounting Department for appropriate checks and balances, and provides community education through agency-wide events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Input donor information into donor database and generate required donor reports.
– Assist CRD Director in reconciling donor records with Accounting Department reports.
– Assist CRD Director in preparing thank you letters and maintain accurate records of letters sent.
– Manage volunteer program: recruit, screen and coordinate volunteer/internship efforts for DCARA.
– Support organizing, proofreading, and ensuring readiness of DeafLink and the Annual Report for publication.
– Assist IT Support Specialist for postings to eNews, Facebook, Twitter and Website.
– Point of Contact for maintaining list of staff signed up for booths and events throughout the year.
– Input client/volunteer information into client database system.
– Coordinate special projects/events as delegated by the Director of Community Relations.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– High school diploma or GED.
– Experience with Mac and Windows PC, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
– Highly organized with attention to details.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently as well as with a large group.
– Fluency in American Sign Language.

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers extremely competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits. These benefits will be pro-rated to the part-time position.

DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under employment) cover letter, resume & three professional references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 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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Job Description
Family & Children Services
DEAF MH Program
Palo Alto, CA

Job Title: Case Manager, Deaf Unit CMH, 20 hours/week position Department: DEAF MH Program Reports To: MH Clinical Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly Approved Date:

Summary: County Mental Health Department provides counseling, rehab counseling and case management for Deaf/HOH individuals and their family members who are facing mild to severe mental illness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
– Provide case management services to existing and new clients- average caseload will be 12 clients and about 50% of the working hours will be out in the field with clients.
– Collaborate with clinicians on the DEAF team.
– Attend weekly Deaf Unit Meetings and weekly supervision..
– Participate in professional development as seems appropriate.
– Research resources, information and services for above programs.
– Provide assistant with outreach events as needed.
– Advocacy activities.
– Complete necessary documentations including CMH documentation.

Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies: To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
– Customer Service . Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service; Meets commitments.
– Interpersonal skills . focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
– Written Communication . Writes clearly and informatively; Edit work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
– Teamwork . Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback.
– Ethics .Works with integrity and ethically.
– Organizational Support . Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
– Professionalism . Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
– Safety and Security . Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.
– Attendance/Punctuality . Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other similar field.
– ASL fluency required.
– Knowledge of CMH contract and requirements.
– Team player.
– Work with minimal supervision.
– Knowledgeable of Santa Clara County resources.
– Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software.
– Applicants must have a valid CA driver’s license and access to an insured personal vehicle. – TBA and Background check.
– Thorough understanding and experience in the delivery of services to an ethnically and economically diverse population. – Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is frequently required to walk up or down stairs. The employee is frequently required to sit and use computer. The employee is frequently required to drive. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Please send your cover letter and resume to mailto:hr@fcservices.org if you are interested in this position

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Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School
(Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION: $50,219 – $80,190 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing professional development opportunities for educators and family members. This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired, multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Position starts no later than August 2014. Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined. Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Position will be posted until filled. Contact Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to: Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action.

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position opening
Director Dyers Arts Center & Meeting Planning Services
NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description To direct the NTID Dyer Arts Center and Meeting Planning Services
Department, including the management of the NTID Dyer Arts center as
an exhibit venue.

Required Minimum Qualifications – BA
– Six (6) to eight (8) years in arts management, public relations, and
/or meeting/event planning.
– Negotiating, design, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
required. 0 Project management experience required.

How To Apply http://apptrkr.com/470573 Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number 1033BR.

EOE

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current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

– Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach
Elementary Education
Transition Teacher, Employability Center

– Future vacancies:
Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment: The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website: http://csdb.org/ E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Position Opening: Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Reports to: Manager of Interpreting Services

Posting Date: April 28, 2014

Major Responsibilities
1. Process accounts receivables for interpreting services customers (70% of position).
2. Provide sign language interpreting services to staff and customers, as needed (30% of position).

Specific Duties
1. Maintain receivables in a timely manner for submission to the business office.
2. Verify interpreter’s invoices for accuracy.
3. Review vouchers and timesheets for ACCES-VR billing.
4. Prepare monthly statistics of interpreting services, including quarterly ACCES-VR reports.
5. Provide sign language interpreting services for staff members and customers, as assigned.
6. Perform other duties as needed to assist the Manager of Interpreting Services, Scheduling Coordinator, and the business office staff.

Other Responsibilities
1. Assist, as needed, at DAS activities and events (including fundraising events).
2. Perform other tasks and projects, as assigned by the Manager of Interpreting Services and Executive Director

Required Minimum Qualifications
1. 1-2 years of receivables experience with college/business school education preferred
2. Keyboarding accuracy
3. Ability to adhere to deadlines
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
5. Excellent telephone etiquette and strong customer service skills
6. At least two (2) years of training and experience working as a sign language interpreter
7. Knowledge of deaf culture and experience working with the deaf community

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form
Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter Start Date: Monday, May 12, 2014;

position posting open until filled.

How to Apply Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director, at mailto:nburns@wnydas.org

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position opening
Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week) Deaf Access
Services, Inc. – Buffalo, NY Develop and oversee the American Sign Language
(ASL) program and other community outreach sessions designed to enhance the
Western New York community’s understanding of ASL, sign language, Deaf
Culture, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the rights and needs
of persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Experience
Experience teaching American Sign Language (ASL) classes Background in
developing curriculum for ASL/sign language classes Experience developing
and implementing in-service courses/sessions

Required Application Documents
Completion of DAS Application Form (available at www.wnydas.org) Curriculum
Vitae or Resume Cover Letter List of References

Start Date: As soon as possible; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply
Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director;
mailto:nburns@wnydas.org

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open position
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

We are looking for a Math Teacher to start in September 2014. The
successful candidate must possess: Masters Degree in Deaf Education
or related field. NYS Certification in Math for grades 7 – 12.

Previous experience with teaching Math to deaf students. Excellent
communication skills. Fluency in Sign Language. Proven ability to
work as part of a team. Interested persons should apply to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
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 in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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