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DeafDigest Gold – June 23, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – June 23, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-networking/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/can-hearing-gesture-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination/

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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:

Tom Wheeler has been nominated by Obama to become the
next FCC boss. What are his views on our needs (captions,
telecommunications, emergency 911 texts, etc). Hard to
say. His background is lobbyist for these cable and
wireless companies. These providers have been notorious
for opposing our needs. Is he going to switch his
leopard colors and advocate on our behalf?

Two years ago Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
was on the chopping block. The community rallied to save
the school. The Wilson, NC community is having a celebration,
not forgetting the turn of the events that saved the school.

Apple has promised captions on iTunes Movies and TV Shows.
The target date for captioning on everything is June 2015.

Shortage of lipreading classes in Wales? A newspaper article
pointed it out, saying that late-deafened senior citizens
are being placed in jeopardy due to lack of lipreading skills!

Anjela Kairuki, the Tanzania Deputy Minister for Constitution
and Legal Affairs, has been pushing deaf women to assert
their basic rights in social, political and economic activities.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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WATCHING HEARING PEOPLE WHILE THEY TALK
You watch some hearing people while they are talking
for a long time with someone.
You may notice something. There are hearing people that
never move their hands during the long talk.
And there are hearing people that move their hands all
the time during the long talk.
Wondering if it is easy for deaf to gesture with a hearing
person that moves his hands all the time?

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/can-hearing-gesture-with-deaf/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
They are oral and do not know sign language.
In many of these stories, there is not one word about
discrimination.
Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
hiding their discrimination?
DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
discrimination!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination/

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

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The Genetics Program for EDHI Professionals

Genetics EHDI Course – Fall 2013

offered online by Gallaudet University

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-genetics-online-program/

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A CHALLENGE FOR NEW ZEALAND BUSINESS LEADERS
Lance Cairns, not deaf, is a legendary cricket player in
New Zealand.
On behalf of The National Foundation for the Deaf, he
has challenged the CEO’s of New Zealand’s corporations to
have their ears covered up for a day. He wants them to understand
better what it is like to be deaf.
Cairns is interested in deaf because he has had a hearing loss
for all of his life.

REMEMBERING THE DEAF
Rudy Turkal, not deaf, is a local historian in Massillon,
Ohio.
He gives many speeches a year. One speech he will never
forget was with a deaf audience, with the interpreter
on the stage.
He made a joke, and expected quick laughter from the
audience. The laughter was delayed, and only came after the
interpreter finished signing what he said.
He said:

It was very humbling

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Jersey Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/new-jersey-association-of-the-deaf-2/

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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?

a newspaper story was like this –

Despite being hearing-impaired, she graduates with honors from NTID

the writer is being redundant because NTID confers degrees to their
deaf graduates. The writer is implying that it is a wow that this
deaf girl is a NTID graduate.

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could a deaf person work as a car mechanic despite
not being able to hear the engine noise?

A. Yes. He could do body work, paint work, suspension set-up,
interior re-trimming, cooling systems, heating systems,
air conditioning, tires, wheels, brake systems, detailing.

And for engine noise, he could ask a fellow mechanic to pin-point
the noise for him!

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:

Advocating

Every year, the State agency for the blind has a public hearing
on their State Plan.

They are required to submit the State Plan to the Federal Government.

Before the State Plan can be sent to the Federal Government, they must
obtain public input on the State Plan.

I attend each year to push for needs for the DeafBlind population in
our state.

Some good comes out of this advocating work.

We now have a plan to meet more often to work on the needs for individuals
who are DeafBlind in our State!

So in your State you can do the same!

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 deaf individuals, those uncomfortable mingling with the
hearing, would stop making these anti-hearing comments!

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DeafHistory:

Around Year 100 – Quintus Pedius became the first identified
deaf person. There have been deaf people before his time, but
they were not identified.

(it is Year 100, not Year 1000)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

49

signs in political phases and words were created for
Japanese TV sign language interpreters so that the
deaf TV watchers can understand what is being said.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Teagan Gerhart, sr, Stanford, softball, wound up her
career as the team’s top pitcher with a 21-13 record and
2.58 ERA

note: Stanford kept it a secret about their softball star, and by the
time she graduated, the announcement of her deafness was made!)

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

— a deaf poker player wins big money in World Series of Poker

David Chiu, who is deaf, won first place money of $145,520 over
246 other poker players in a recent World Series of Poker event.
He has now won a total of $7,612,754 in poker tournaments, 12th
best in most career earnings. And it is his 5th first place win.
David does not know sign language.

– Tony Tatum, Utah Blaze, Arena Football League
played 2 games so far; 7 solo and 3 assisted tackles;
2 pass interceptions for 16 returned yards

– Emma Meesseman, pro women’s basketball, Washington Mystics;
a rookie, she is 20 years old, is 6’4 tall and is an
average player

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Deaf Sports Library

– should Gallaudet give a speech to the Gallaudet football team?

Gallaudet had a football game with Stony Brook in 1977. One
of the Stony Brook students was Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet III,
whose past ancestor was the father of Edward Miner Gallaudet,
the founder of Gallaudet University. The student gave the
team a pre-game speech. Did the inspired Gallaudet team go
all out and win the game against Stony Brook? No, Gallaudet
lost 22-13. Yes, it is the same Stony Brook team that is
practically going big time in NCAA-IAA football nowadays.

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–  HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–  Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

Occ. Code I-11a

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!
Glenside, PA

http://www.pahrtners.com

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, 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!

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:

– Job Title:      Residential Program Director
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full Time

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

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

– Job Title:    Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides individualized supportive
counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to
promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:     BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human
services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with
behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required;
must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

– Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various positions available

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

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

– Job Title:                  Office Manager
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various
aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create
procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits
department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs,
monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years
office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of
supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent
organizational/time management skills.

– Job Title:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

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

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

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301
Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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Open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Walden School Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Quality Assurance Coordinator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-quality-assurance-coordinator-job/

Professional Development Manager
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-professional-development-manager-job/

Purchasing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-purchasing-specialist-job/

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

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

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-teacher-job/

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

Occupational Therapist (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

Speech Language Pathologist (Aug-Nov)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

ASL Specialist (temporary)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Therapeutic Mentor (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Family Partner
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter,
resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ),
as well as three professional references and/or three letters of
recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be
considered for the position.

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year.  The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times.  Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved.  The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities.  The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies.  Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

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

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

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

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

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

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

REPORTS TO:            Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day
position.  Responsibilities include providing interpreting services
for students, staff, parents and visitors. Interprets in a number
of different settings including mainstream classes, IEP meetings,
field trips, in-service    training, professional meetings,
training, professional meetings, assemblies, conference calls, etc.
Works a flexible schedule depending on the need for interpreting services.

MINIMUNM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Certificates required: NIC, RID or NAD.  Interpreter registration with the
PA office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance

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

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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position openings
Access Residence Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, New Jersey

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

Right now, our Paterson, NJ Campus has exciting opportunities available in
its ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health
services to the deaf and hard of hearing people of New Jersey, and a place
where treatment is provided in a culturally affirmative environment that
supports Deaf Culture.  Candidates will help meet case management and
treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing
within a variety of therapeutic supervised settings, and will be expected
to ensure the provision of program services, engage individuals in the
treatment process, and ensure continuity of care.

– RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
Access Residence Services
Full Time, Evenings & Nights * Per Diem, Eves, Nights & Weekends

Develop individualized treatment plans, address treatment needs, assure
the provision of psychiatric rehabilitative services to consumers, enhance
clients skills of community living/managing health needs, identify signs
of symptomatic problem behavior, and ensure the safety of all consumers.
You will also communicate/document all observations and discussions
utilizing established protocols, deescalate potential crisis situations,
and perform other related duties as needed. Requires a BS in Mental
Health, Health or related discipline .OR- a current NJ RN License and 2
years of work/life experience, -OR- a High School Diploma and 4 years of
related work/life experience, along with CPR and Basic First Aid
Certification.

– CASEWORKER
Access Residence Services * Full Time – Day Shift
Provide counseling and case management to clients utilizing a variety of
therapeutic approaches, complete psychosocial assessments/develop
treatment plans, help clients obtain entitlements and linkages to other
community resources/services, and assist in the resolution of problems. In
addition, you will accurately complete all documentation, identify/respond
to crisis situations, conduct outreach activities, and handle other duties
as needed. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology,
Psychiatric Rehabilitation or Mental Health related discipline, 2 years
experience, and the ability to collaborate with other programs/agencies on
shared cases. Certified Social Worker (CSW) Licensure preferred.

To qualify for either of the above positions, you must also possess:
.    Proficiency with American Sign Language
.    Familiarity with Deaf Culture, and knowledgeable with current
technologies available to individuals with hearing loss
.    Solid oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving
and PC skills
.    Valid NJ Driver’s License and excellent driving record
.    Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred

We offer competitive salaries, a dynamic, satisfying work environment, and
a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please fax
973.754.4511, email your resume (put “ACCESS Program” in subject field)
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at:
http://www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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position opening
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1310

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

Western Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month,
non-tenure track instructor for the American Sign Language/ASL Studies
undergraduate program with a 15 credit teaching load per quarter. WOU is
the only institution in the Northwest that provides three years of ASL.

Students are able to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts foreign language
requirement by taking two years of ASL and American Sign Language studies
is also offered as a major and minor. WOU’s ASL courses are taken by over
250 students each year.

The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package
included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in ASL and
ASL Studies including ASL I to IX, Deaf History, ASL linguistics (e.g. ASL
morphology and cherology), ASL literature, and American Deaf Culture.
Please visit our website at www.wou.edu/education/sped/aslstudies.php to
view a complete outline of the program.

Qualifications:
Required
. Masters degree in ASL Linguistics or demonstrable expertise in teaching
ASL Linguistics
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
. Ability to design a syllabus that clearly communicates outcomes,
expectations, assignments, and grading
. Five to ten years experience in ASL usage
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds

Preferred
. ASLTA certification
. Experience teaching at postsecondary level
. Program development and coordination experience

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Kara Gournaris,
mailto:gournark@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1310 NTT Instructor, American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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position opening
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies

(Division of Special Education)
Recruitment Number: F1309

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin June 21,
2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks
qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a
full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position with a 12-credit
load per quarter in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate
ASL/English Interpreting programs. Coursework in these programs are
offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and
condensed formats. The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education
accredited undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU prepares
students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of
settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the
demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which
to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting
program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education
Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in
Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders,
mentors, and teachers of interpreting. The university strongly encourages
applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to
multicultural education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and
degree. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses,
both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies
program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses
focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include
student advising, alternative calendar/off-campus teaching, program
development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project
supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the
summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
. MA in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, or
linguistics)
. National interpreting certification (e.g., CDI, CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12)
required
. Experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level
(specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Experience with online education and openness to online instruction
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on
interpreting/interpreter education
. Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and
interpreter practitioners
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting
backgrounds
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
Preferred
. Ph.D/Ed.D in related field
. Three years experience teaching ASL/English Interpreting (specifically
theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
. Experience with training interpreter educators
. Program development and coordination experience
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
. Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for
growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate
in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Pamela Cancel, at
503-838-8803 or mailto:cancel@wou.edu

For more information about the program, go
to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:

Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Teaching philosophy
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1309 NTT Instructor, ASL/English Interpreting
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

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

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

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

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:

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

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

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

REPORTS TO:            Elementary School Principal

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

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

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

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

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:

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

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

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

REPORTS TO:    Principal

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

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

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

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

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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DEAF, Inc. is looking for a motivated, well-organized and friendly
receptionist with customer service experience to work at the front desk.
Duties and responsibilities include answering calls, greeting visitors and
implement lobby open/close procedures.

Requirements include strong knowledge of telephone protocol and procedures,
typing, word processing experience helpful.
ASL fluency preferred, fluency in spoken and written English. Punctuality,
amicable, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with
consumers and visitors. Sensitivity to and awareness of Deafness issues.

For more details on the position visit our website: Front Desk Receptionist
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/Front%20Desk%20Receptionist%
20June%202013.pdf>

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references to:
DEAF, Inc.
Attn: Ann Thompson
HR/Administrative Coordinator
athompson@deafinconline.org

Parent Educator-Specialist

Open Date: June 13th, 2013
Close Date: July 8th, 2013
Employer: ACDHH
Contact: Lynn Wakefield, Business Manager
Email: l.wakefield@acdhh.az.gov
Phone 1: (602) 542-3363
Job Title: Parent Educator-Specialist
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) was
established in 1977.  Its goal is to improve the quality of life for deaf,
hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-impaired Arizona residents.  ACDHH
is seeking a Parent Educator-Specialist to:

Provide awareness and resources to parents, educators, families and other
stakeholders in the lives of children who are deaf, hard of hearing or
deaf-blind.
Collaborate with service providers of early detection of hearing loss,
advocacy, education and transition of children/youth.
Develop and maintain an ACDHH parent resource directory and parent website
section.
Provide professional consultation to educators, parents and advocates.
Maintain collaborative relationships with key staff in the Arizona
Department of Education and other parent resource organizations.
Develop and cultivate community relationships through presentations,
workshops, and hearing screenings; provide resources/advocacy for
accessibility.
Conduct outreach to the local community through event planning,
presentations, booths, etc. (moderate travel required)
Collaborate with other ACDHH staff to provide/coordinate sign language
classes, baby sign classes, and parent education classes/workshops.
Assist parents with education and parenting skills for their deaf or hard
of hearing children.
Conduct research needed to support ACDHH resource and program development.
Document services provided in ACDHH.s service contact system and other
reports as assigned by supervisor.
Perform special projects as assigned by supervisor.

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a part-time Deafblind
Aid and a part-time Receptionist. We are understanding and supportive of
Deaf and Deafblind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part
of our team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind
seniors.

DeafBlind Aid

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

Receptionist

Answer the Video Phone and TTY. Greet visitors and family members to
NEHD. Assist Administrative Assistant with light typing and accounting
duties as needed. ASL fluency is necessary. Must have a pleasant
personality and be able to work well with others.

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer
and provides a drug free workplace.
You may fax your
resume to (978) 774-0271 or apply in person at 154 Water Street ,
Danvers , MA 01923 .

Kathryn H. Melanson

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.

154 Water Street , Danvers , MA 01923

kmelanson@nehd.org <mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org>

978-774-0445 ext. 251

Bristol Community College Deaf Studies program is currently seeking
qualified instructors for several classes this fall (and on-going). We are
located in Fall River with campuses in New Bedford and Attleboro.

Master’s degree in related field is required, however, BS degree in
related field with ASLTA certification and experience teaching adult
learners may be considered. Native or near-native language skills are
required for ASL courses.

Deaf/HH people with appropriate degree and experience are HIGHLY
encouraged to apply.

We are most motivated to find a qualified, intermediate-level-ASL adjunct
with experience teaching at the college level. We have a course available
Mon and Wed at 11 at our Fall River campus – conveniently located right
off 24S and near 195.

ACDHH is looking for a Parent Educator-Specialist to add to our team! The
Parent Educator-Specialist will provide awareness and resources to
parents, educators, families and other stakeholders in the lives of
children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. Cover letter and
resume can be submitted to l.wakefield@acdhh.az.gov by July 8, 2013.

Substitute Interactive Community Advocate

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services is looking for a team player
on the Deaf Services team.

This position requires:
. providing support services to adults who are deaf or hard of
hearing with medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental
disabilities in Franklin & Grand Isle counties.
. Reliable transportation with valid Vermont drivers license
. Participating in the development of consumers individual
service plans
. High school diploma required
. Proficient in American Sign Language

Wages of pay can be structured to fit income limitations

Please visit our website at www.ncssinc.org or stop by one of our offices
on Fisher Pond Road in St. Albans, VT to complete an application.

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