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DeafDigest Gold – March 18, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 18, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/landlord-hates-deafblind/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-applicant-and-mother-at-interview/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Every deaf person that watches captioned programs
knows (and has suffered through) these bloopers.
But possibly the worst case of bloopers surfaced
during the Great Britain’s TV program – Dancing on Ice.
There were so many bloopers that the British Deaf
Community lit out in anger. When TV stations scrimp
on captioning costs, they pay the price. Interesting
that we, the Americans, laugh off these captioning
bloopers, but the British people were upset about it.

Bluff City is a small town in Tennessee, near Bristol.
A city council meeting took place; it was attended by
a deaf couple. The meeting was not interpreted even
though the couple requested an interpreter in advance.
The deaf man was not too happy about it and asked why
their request was not granted. No one on the council
was able to give him a satisfactory answer, instead,
pointing fingers at each other!

– Very Hot News

Linda Mitchell will be retiring from her position in August as superintendent of Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. She has been with this position for a good number of years.

– Thursday March 15th

In Holliston, Massachusetts, a CI user is protesting
the establishment of a solar farm nearby. She is
saying that these solars will interfere with her
CI. The surprised town planning board has delayed
the vote on this solar farm proposal for that reason.

– Friday March 16th

Could deaf man, handcuffed behind his back upon arrest,
file a lawsuit against the police on basis of his
rights being violated? A judge in a Maryland court
said no. How and to what extent would the deaf man
be able to communicate, while his hands were handcuffed
behind him, was not addressed!

– Saturday March 17th

Dr. Gail Murray, on the staff of the UH Case Medical Center
and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio,
was interviewed on ABC News. She said that mental health
services must have sign language interpreters. At the hospital
she works with deafness and hearing impaired issues among
the babies.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Will the FCC listen to us?

The FCC has asked us how can the Video Relay Services
be improved. We are telling them to please make the cable
and the internet connections inexpensive so that
every deaf person in USA can afford these services.
Will FCC listen to us? DeafDigest hopes so.

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updated every Monday

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WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?

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Plug in your own lamp and be alerted by different flash patterns
for different sounds – the doorbell at the front door, a knock
at the back door, or the telephone ringing.

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GIVING A LITTLE TIP AT A RESTAURANT
Many people complain that deaf people do not tip
enough for the waiters at restaurants. There are also
many hearing people that are also cheap tippers.
DeafDigest editor was with a group of deaf people
eating at a restaurant in New York about 40 years
ago. It was at midnight. The group was hungry, but
the waitress was very rude and her service was lousy.
And when the food came, it did not taste good.
The group had two choices – to discuss this with
the restaurant manager or to tip very little. The
group agreed to tip very little – to teach the
restaurant a lesson.
The check was about $49.75. The group gave the
waitress $50.00 in cash and told her to keep the
change.
The waitress was angry and chased the group
into the street. She was told she deserved the lousy
tip!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/

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

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2012 ADARA Conference
June 28-30, 2012
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-adara-conference/

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HEARING TEACHER OF ASL CLASS
One school started a new ASL class. About 20
students signed up for that class. The school
advertised for a deaf teacher with a doctorate
degree.
No one in the deaf community was interested.
The school looked for a long time but with no
luck.
As a result, the school hired a hearing teacher
that has a doctorate and is fluent in ASL.
The deaf people were upset that a job went to
a hearing person.
Whose fault is it?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

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

THE ARIZONA HEARING AID LAW
In Arizona, there is a law regarding hearing aid providers.
These providers must be licensed by the state and that the exam
has two parts – written and knowledge of business procedures.
The state wants to change the law – to require providers
to go through a 160-hour apprenticeship under a licensed
provider.
The hard of hearing community in the state opposes this
proposed change to the law.

GENE SEQUENCING FOR A REASON
Gene sequencing helps researchers identify which gene is which.
And at University of Iowa, the doctors do gene sequencing for a
reason.
It is to decide which deaf children benefit better, or not,
from a hearing aid – and/or – a CI.
In these good old days, deaf children were given hearing
aids with no second thoughts or whatever.
Times have changed.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Women United

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-women-united/

A MISLEADING HEADLINE
There was a web posting that featured a headline as follows:

Deafness might damage your health

This is puzzling – because there are many healthy deaf people.
Yes there many other deaf people that are not healthy – but the
same goes for hearing people.
Actually the article meant to explain that because of deafness
as communication barriers, these deaf people have problems accessing
health care (doctors, dentists, health care facilities, etc)
The headline should have been worded differently.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I’m too embarrassed to wear a hearing aid

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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 newspaper story said:

Hearing Disability Doesn’t Stop Raymondville RB From Signing Football
Scholarship

Despite being deaf, B.J. Flores of Raymondville will play college
football. He signed a full scholarship to Gallaudet University in
Washington, D.C.

DeafDigest is not sure what is the writer supposed to be saying?

1. There are many, many deaf football players. Two of them played
in the NFL. Is the writer saying it is so amazing that a
deaf person could play football?

2. Gallaudet University is not allowed to offer football
scholarships because it is a member of NCAA-III which does not
allow such scholarships. Yes, Gallaudet can offer academic
scholarships, but certainly not football scholarships.

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do we really care when the TV captions are bad?

A. We may laugh about it, but we do care.

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:

Alarm clocks

There are various types of alarm clocks for individuals who are Deaf-Blind.

Most of the clocks are very fragile where you actually touch the hour and minute hands.

At CSUN, there was a Technology conference with an exhibit booth.

It showcased a new vibrating alarm clock for the Deaf-Blind at the conference.

The features described were excellent and much needed.

That clock is called Helen and it is the size of a credit card.

The shocking part is the price – $1,300 each!

Excuse me!  But who can afford this?

You can view this new technology here

http://www.bones.ch/bones/pages/eng/products/helen.html

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

Since interpreters are so expensive, we wish that there is a
special fund. There are deaf people that want to attend a
hobby club meeting, a town council meeting, a breakfast
meeting, etc – but cannot because of the high cost of
interpreters.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1747 – Pierre Desloges, deaf at age of 7, was a
well known author of political books, that was published
during the French Revolution. Interestingly enough he did
not learn sign language until he was 27

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13,000 airports in the United States

fewer than 700 have control towers that allow deaf pilots
to land.

Deaf cannot land at radio controlled towers

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf soldiers in the Civil War
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Principal
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

Summary:
The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement.  The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families.  The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
–    Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
–    Three years. successful experience in a school leadership position.
–    Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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Opening teaching positions at
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2012-2013

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    English Teacher-MSSD
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
–    Elementary Teacher-KDES –    Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University . KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012.  New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012.  The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

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(ad is revised)

Deadline to apply is: March 16, 2012

position opening – re-announced
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Georgia

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081689&entry_timestamp=2012-02-10-14.34.36.815152

or

http://tinyurl.com/7mffw5s

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position opening
Human Resource Director
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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Employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at.. http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. Applications are requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; position is open until filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range:  $81,226 (minimum) to $92,562 (maximum). Excellent benefits.

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

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

Website: http://csdb.org/

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

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

CSDB is an EOE

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

*  Dispensing Audiologist
http://deafdigest.com/dispensing-audiologist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

*  Billing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/billing-specialist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

*  Family Partner (Wraparound Program)

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and
submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the
application packet.

Submission of Application:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Submit Online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are
most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for
the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Director
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

WPSD’s current enrollment is 207 students, of which 80 are residential.

WPSD is an “All Inclusive communication Environment”.  We recognize that each child’s language and communication needs are different, and we try to accommodate each one. We believe that some students’ first language is ASL, and for others, it is English. To  meet their needs, we offer an environment where ASL, Sign Supported English and speech and amplification are used, depending on the student and the situation. the situation

REPORTS TO: Executive Director/CEO of the Programs of the Western Pennsylvania School for
The Deaf

POSITION DESCRIPTION:    This position is an exempt, full-time, twelve-month position (on call, 24/7 during the school year)

The Director is responsible for all aspects of student programming at WPSD including the academic, residential, technology, library/media center and counseling/evaluation programs.
The Director supervises four Principals, the Dean of Students, Coordinator of Technology, Coordinator of Counseling/ Evaluation, Curriculum Coordinator, Mainstream Coordinator, IEP Coordinator, Reading Specialist, Coordinator of Children’s Services, and Registrar. Approximately 100 staff are within these programs.
The Director directs the development and revision of curriculum and works with other departments to assure coordination of curriculum sequence to ensure compliance with state regulations and to adhere to the standards of the School.
The Director is actively involved with the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students.   The Director meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students The Director reviews student progress and makes decisions regarding placement and educational planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional II certification in Deaf Education, PA Supervisory Certificate, M.Ed in Deaf Education or Educational Leadership.

Extensive knowledge of educational needs of deaf and hard-of- hearing children.  Extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Proven track record of managing and leading academic and residential programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Strong communication skills including the ability to maintain positive relations with parents, alumni and the local community
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language     Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are required at hire.
PA Act 24, PA 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.  Valid driver license required.

SALARY Commensurate with other school superintendent-level positions

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        March 30, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:
Jay Knowles
President
Dragonswood Advisors, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

mailto:Joseph.knowles@att.net

The Western PA 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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job opening
Information Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Bachelor Degree
–    Two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements: –    Ability to communicate efficiently using American Sign Language

Duties include collecting and reviewing information pertaining to deafness and coordinating dissemination of information.  Identifying services available to consumers and develop a system to maintain current information useful to state agencies, parents, and consumers on a statewide basis. Maintain database information keeping it accurate and current as well as tracking requests handled. Maintain information on the web as it pertains to the directory. Biannually publish a statewide directory of services to the deaf and hard of hearing for consumers and their families. Maintain agency library to provide deaf related materials to constituents.  Oversee data entry and duties pertaining to the KCDHH Library. Represents the agency on boards, committees, and attends meeting directed by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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job opening
Interpreter I
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Interpreter I.  The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Temporary/Permanent license as an interpreter issued by the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    High School Diploma –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Duties for this position include providing interpreting/transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing staff for meetings, conferences, workshops, interviews, telephone calls, etc., including one to one and group settings.  Prepare written translations of speeches, legal materials, and other instructional and educational materials. Participate in special workshops and in-service training activities to further professional development. Assist the Telecommunication Access Program in processing applications, working with consumers and understanding of the equipment being provided. Assist in maintaining financial documentation/filing and other daily office tasks.
Assist the Access Center with projects, research and assignments as determined by the Executive Director. Conducts research and provides assistance on special projects as assigned by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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