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DeafDigest Gold – June 30, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – June 30, 2013

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

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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/can-hearing-gesture-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-fight-each-other/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-groups-separate-from-each-other/

(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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This just in –

Two contradictory stories about the deaf of Hawaii.
The first story said the governor has signed a bill
to spend $400,000 to establish a deaf and blind
service center. Yet there was another story of
the deaf protesting the state budget cuts for
living assistance and interpreter referral
stories. Does Hawaii have problems getting its
act together?

Top stories about the deaf:

Will University of Bristol shut down its famous Centre for Deaf Studies program? The university faculty meeting is
scheduled for July 5th and this issue is on the agenda.
Already the Center workers have been given their pink slip
in advance!

Melton is one of these counties in United Kingdom. It has a
county council. And eight of these council members went
through a 10 week British Sign Language training course.
Do we find this happening in USA? Probably not!

A newspaper said that the deaf Hawaiians succeeded in establishing
a center for the deaf after 50 years of dreaming. DeafDigest
is puzzled about that claim because there was a Hawaii Services On Deafness which existed between 1974 before closing in 2007.

A facebook application for the deaf-blind in Sweden has been planned by Atea, a high tech company

The Isle of Man, an island between Great Britain and Ireland,
and with population of 85,000 people, hosted a presentation by a deaf Irish advocate Gareth Foulkes. Goal was to create
awareness of deafness among the island residents.

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OUR DEAF ACTORS JEALOUS OF EACH OTHER?
We read stories of hearing actors hating each other. An
example is Charlie Sheen demanding that Selma Blair be
fired from the “Anger Management” TV program.
What about our deaf actors? DeafDigest editor asked a
deaf person with background in Deaf Drama plays and movies.
He said that deaf actors fight with each other the same
as hearing actors fight with each other.
Hearing people. Deaf people. Same thing – we are all
human beings!

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-fight-each-other/

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

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Seeking deaf with stroke and/or brain injuries

Salk Institute

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-salk-institute-injuries/

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TWO SEPARATE GROUPS IN SAME PARTY
What happens when two separate groups are invited
to the same party?
Both groups will ignore each other and chat only
with members of its own group.
An example is a VIP Democratic person marrying
a VIP Republican person. These Democrats and Republicans
will not mingle with each other.
This is for hearing only, not for deaf? Wrong! DeafDigest
editor has been to weddings and big events where Gallaudet
people and NTID people were invited.
The Gallaudet people stayed with each other and the NTID
people did the same thing.
Democrats-Republicans. Gallaudet-NTID. No difference!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-groups-separate-from-each-other/

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

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visiting Yosemite National Park

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-services-at-yosemite/

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RESPONSES BY DEAF RESIDENTS OF JAPAN’S SOUTHERN ISLAND
The Japanese Southern island is vulnerable to emergencies
(earthquakes, tsunami, etc).
The Miyazaki Association of the Deaf conducted a survey
among the deaf residents (1,500 of them).
Two responses were the most –

lack of advance warning

lack of trust in evacuation procedures

DEAFLYMPIC TORCH RELAY TEAMS
Relay teams carrying the lighted torch are a tradition
with the Olympics. The upcoming Deaflympics at Sofia,
Bulgaria, will have a twist – a bicycle flame relay.
Purpose of the relay is two fold – to make the public
aware that we, the deaf, can play sports, and to
urge for safe biking lanes for deaf bicyclists.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/casper-wyoming-deaf-community/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Cued Speech Association

http://deafdigest.net/nationalcuedspeechassociation/

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

a yahoogroup posting said:

Looking for an “unofficial” interpreter

unofficial interpreter – as if the interpreter lacks
RID certificate?

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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. How often would a deaf stamp be issued by a government?

A. There is no set frequency of these deaf stamps. Each country
has its own stamp issuing policy. As an example, the Deaf of
Canada has submitted a stamp proposal. But will it go through
remains to be seen.

(response by Kenneth Rothschild; he will be giving a presentation
titled Deaf Stamps – New and Past Discoveries – at the upcoming
DSA Convention. This presentation is updated, different from his past
presentations)

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:

Summer is here and children are playing outside.

I trip over the toys left on the lawn!

Sometimes, I accidently step on their plastic toys, “crack”.

Sometimes my lawnmower eats their toys!

I have to figure out how to get children to pick up their toys!

Maybe it is time for me to invest a lawn sweeper?

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 when a person is losing his hearing, he would get
help immediately instead of being perceived as aloof
or lost in his own thoughts or just being stubborn

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DeafHistory:

Year 1926 – historians have said that the first lip reading
contest took place in Philadelphia at some deaf event.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

116

wins by past deaf major league pitcher Dummy Taylor
(1900-1908) with the Giants and the Indians

106

losses by Taylor

21

games won in 1904, his best major league season

Taylor was been featured in a town celebration of his life
at Oskaloosa, Kansas last week.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

to be playing football this coming season

Austin Peay – Preston Gilbreath, sr
Castleton – Brandon Boyle, sr
Chapman – Conner Svetly, fr
Fort Lewis College – AJ Moody, so
Minnesota – Marshall, Alex Weis, fr
Sam Houston State – Demontrai Lewis, fr
Santa Rosa Junior College – Cody Waterman, fr

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

(minor leagues)

Tyson Gillies, .259 BA; Reading Fighting Phils, class AA

Scott Gorgen, promoted to Springfield Cards (Class AA); had 3-2 record in class A

Nick Hamilton, .235 BA; Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A)

Jalen Harris, .250 BA; Helena Brewers (Class A)

Scott Woodward, released by Dodgers; no longer in minor leagues
(not sure if he is playing in an independent league)

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Deaf Sports Library

Lacrosse at a school for the deaf

Lacrosse is just about the fastest growing sport in USA.
Lacrosse has been around for so many years, but it was
mostly confined to the Baltimore suburbs, Long Island,
and upstate New York. Not any more, it is everywhere.

What about lacrosse at a school for the deaf. There
was a story in the Missouri Record, the publication
of Missouri School for the Deaf about older boys
playing this sport in a modified form!

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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

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (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:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Occ. Code I-11a

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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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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.

POSITION: Interpreter Coordinator
E. H. Gentry, Office of Field Services
Huntsville Regional Center

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
. Must possess a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent, or a
baccalaureate degree.
. Must possess and maintain or be eligible for Alabama Interpreter
Licensure upon employment.
. Preference will be given to applicants with formal work experience in
interpreting for the deaf and deaf/blind.
. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in program
management.
. Must possess human relations skills to work cooperatively with the
community and AIDB staff.
. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and
holidays.
. Must possess knowledge of federal and state laws related to interpreting.
. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator.s license as
issued by the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
. Must possess an automobile for use on the job and liability insurance in
effect.
. Must be willing to travel extensively on a daily basis.
. Must possess a minimum entry sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED
according to AIDB evaluation system (SLPI/SCPI); and ADVANCED PLUS must be
obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
. The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background
information check including, but not limited to, FBI and ABI record
repositories. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a
non-refundable fee of $51.40 and appear for scheduled fingerprinting
appointment.

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of Blind or Visually Impaired and Deaf or
Hard of Hearing and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified
applicants and employees that do not impose undue hardship and are not
essential functions of the job.

PERFORMANCE RESONSIBLITIES:
. Provide interpreting services and sign language training.
. Interpret for deaf, deaf/blind, and hard of hearing individuals and
groups in legal, business, personal and/or service delivery settings within
AIDB and the community.
. Assist in developing interpreting agreements with various community
service agencies.
. Assist in developing community education workshops and training sessions.
. Assist in making presentations to various agencies and groups about deaf
awareness and interpreting services.
. Coordinate meetings for program review with Regional Director.
. Develop, maintain, and monitor interpreting services database.
. Submit billing and pay vouchers related to local interpreting assignments.
. Coordinate periodic in-service meetings with interpreters.
. Coordinate/teach sign language class as approved by the Regional Center
Director.
. Perform other duties as assigned.

SALARY: $37,049 – $49,421 Scale PI Rank 47
(260 Days)
Direct deposit is required.
This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime or compensatory
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open Until Filled
This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated,
necessary for compliance or direct service delivery and may be terminated
at any time.

For More Information Contact:
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind . Human Resources
E-Mail: humanresources@aidb.state.al.us
Barbara Davis
Marsha G. Martin
Recruitment and Employment Office
Director Human Resources
256-761-3302 Voice/TDD – 256-761-3372 Fax
256-761-3311 Voice/TDD

Regions Hospital is a full-service, private hospital and a Level I Adult and Pediatric trauma center. Employees enjoy opportunities for personal and professional growth available only at one of the top teaching hospitals in the Twin Cities area.  Our dedication to patient care and commitment to a healthy workplace, and Best Care Best Experience, has allowed us to be recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association with the Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace Award.

Regions Hospital Interpreter Services Department is currently seeking an Interpreter Supervisor to join our team in St. Paul.  In this leadership role, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of interpreter services at one or more individual sites where multiple interpreters are staffed. This includes managing 20+ interpreter staff, managing staffing levels in each language to meet service & financial goals, coordinate 24/7 availability of professional language services, and ensure compliance with national certification requirements for ASL interpreter staff.

As our ideal candidate, you will hold a Bachelor.s degree; have at least 1 year of leadership experience and previous interpreting experience.  An Associate.s degree with 10 years of interpreting experience can substitute for the Bachelor.s degree requirement.  Completion of a Nationally Accredited Interpreter Training Program is preferred.  Candidates with ASL & RID certification highly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please apply online at www.regionshospital.com/careers Job ID #27118.  EOE

Hinckley Elementary School is in need of an ASL interpreter.
We are seeking a certified American Sign Language interpreter or a fluent signer with interest in working with Autistic (ASD) child. Preference given to certified interpreter and experience or course work with ASD. Ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team setting with special ed., regular ed teachers, and a variety of student situations. Position is for 173 student days, 6.5 hours per day. Starting wage is $17.21 per hour with benefits. Apply electronically at www.hf.k12.mn.us send letter of interest, resume, three reference letters, transcripts to Principal Jeff Wilson at jwilson@hf.k12.mn.us position open until filled

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