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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf people wanting to sign up for AT&T relay services
are forced to jump through the hoops. Signing up with
other deaf relay services are much easier. Why? AT&T
has learned its lesson after having to pay $18 million
fine. AT&T was accused by the Justice Department for
collecting relay fees for calls not really made, especially
those by out-of-nation swindlers that try to fake their
a 16-year-old deaf violinist, Israelle Johnson, will perform at the New Albany Symphony Orchestra (Ohio)
in April 2014. This performance will be timed with a
laser-light show. the orchestra officials hope this
experiment will attract deaf patrons.
The Nigeria National Association of the Deaf have scolded
the federal government for ignoring the needs of the deaf
in employment re-training programs, normally available
to the public.
The Dearborn Public Schools system in Michigan may drop
the foreign language requirements for its students. If
this happens then ASL classes may be in jeopardy!
Much to the anger of the deaf of Victoria, in Australia last year the Auslan sign language course was eliminated, saying there
was no way to train future interpreters to learn the sign language. The Victorian State government this week agreed to
restore funding for the cause, making Deaf Australians happy.
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DEAF COMPLAINTS, MANY YEARS AGO AND TODAY
Many years ago, deaf students that attended mainstreamed
classes (without interpreters) had a complaint – that many
hearing teachers were hard to lipread. The deaf students will
tell each other which teacher was easy to lipread, and which
teacher was hard to lipread.
Today, deaf students have a different complaint – that some
interpreters (without certificates) cannot sign too well!
Times have changed!
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Deaf-owned, deaf-run businesses with hearing customers, the four questions
BOUNCERS IN BARS
Many bars have bouncers. They have two roles – not allow
underage kids to enter the bars; and to keep peace in the bar
when drunk people want to fight.
Have we had any deaf bouncers? There have been several
deaf bouncers – now and in the past. DeafDigest editor knows
of two deaf bouncers – one was a 285-lb former Gallaudet
football player; the other was the famous deaf fighter
Deaf bouncers can do their job by using gestures.
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Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 5 – 9, 2013
Troy University Montgomery, Alabama
MAKING A LIVING SELLING PIECES OF ART IN TAIWAN
Artist Claire Wang is deaf. While she owns “Claire’s Handmade
Workshop” gallery in Taichung, a city in Taiwan, this is not
where she makes most money.
She travels from festivals to festivals, from booths to booths,
from workshops to workshops across Taiwan, and sells her pieces
of work. She does not speak and while she uses sign language,
she uses gestures and points to notes to communicate with art
DEAF ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE BROKE
Many hearing organizations are broke, the same as with the
These organization goals and missions are admirable – to
help people that are in need of help.
The problem is – it takes money to make an organization
run well. A number of organizations are successful because of
ability to bring in funds. A majority of organizations are not
so fortunate and they struggle much of the time.
This is sad, but a reality in the non-profit sector, both
deaf and hearing.
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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Nebraska Association of the Deaf
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
A person said:
I am double-sided deaf.
Deaf as in deaf in both ears? Yes, but what is so wrong about
I am deaf
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.
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Deaf Question of the Week:
Q. What is captioning glasses, that DeafDigest mentioned
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A. On the movie screen, the captions are invisible. Captioning
glasses will help you see the captions that others do not see.
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Rene Pellerin’s corner:
Recently I had a medical appointment and I required interpreter service.
The interpreter referral service agency was not able to fill the request due to interpreters already being booked.
The referral agency asked if I was willing to use an iPad and video remote interpreter service. (VRI)
That will not work with me since I require access to communication tactilely.
The solution this time was to add a Deaf interpreter with VRI!
The appointment went smoothly.
Video Remote Interpreter services are available from several different companies/agencies around the country.
Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:email@example.com
Deaf Wish List of the Week:
that there will be less intermarriages among family
members in some remote tribes. It has been said that
such intermarriages among families in Jordan is one
of the leading factors of deafness among children!
DeafHistory wars in London?
The archives at the UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss
has everything you may need to know about the deaf and of deafness.
Yet, no one knows about it. Why? Because it is maintained by the
Royal National Institute for the Deaf, which supports oral
communications and is hated by the British Deaf Association!
DeafNumbers of the Week:
different deaf yahoogroup sites that focus
on hearing loss issues
Do these hearing loss yahoogroups compete against each
Not really because each one focuses on a different hearing
loss topic, though there may be duplicate postings!
Deaf Collegiate Athletes:
– Hawaii Manoa – Pono Tokioka, incoming FR, men’s golf;
will be enrolling this coming fall
– Hope – Jordan Carrigan, SR, baseball; as team’s top reliever,
appeared in 17 of his team’s 39 games, but with a 5.17 ERA
and 4 saves
– Kutztown – Lauren Schlitt, JR, women’s lacrosse; only played
two games this season
Elite Deaf Athletes:
– Ryan Owen, Bedford Blues, top level professional rugby team (UK);
– Paea Paongo, Ultimate fighter, Tonga; has not had any fights in
– Neiba Ponce, horse racing jockey, Washington; no updates
Deaf Sports Library
The deaf in major league sports
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –
– Administrative Assistant – Riverside (CODIE)
– Administrative Assistant – Cypress (OCDEAF)
– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles
– Staff Interpreter – Riverside
To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:
If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:
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
(position closes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM)
Regional Center Manager, Charlotte
Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The position will close on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
Here’s the link to the posting:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Mental Health Services for Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing People
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Los Angeles County (California)
Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture, fluent American Sign Language, a minimum of two years post-graduate experience with documented clinical supervision, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 20 hours per week with benefits.
Saint John’s emphasizes continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program provides culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA County Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents.
Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or a PhD. In psychology, licensed in California or license eligible; American Sign Language fluency, and ability to respond to crisis situations.
Send a letter of interest and resume to:
Susan Hajiani, LCSW
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher
The Decorah Community Schools
The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther College, seeks:
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Certificate: Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline: May 22, 2013
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an K-12 setting. Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Prefer dual licensure that includes K-12 teaching license. Proficient in American Sign Language.
Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:
Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
Decorah, Iowa 52101
563-382-3125 or 382-4451
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
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.
British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf
host schools, South Slope Elementary and Burnaby
South Secondary Schools.
A unique opportunity to lead a unique community of educators Burnaby, BC
The British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf (BCSD) is a
state-of-the-art, innovative program, highly regarded throughout North
America for its commitment and success in integrating students with the
student population in our host schools, South Slope Elementary and Burnaby
South Secondary Schools.
BCSD is now searching for a K-12 Principal, two teachers –
Special Education and Access at the secondary school, and two teachers –
Primary at the elementary school
For the Teacher positions, your cover letter should include which position
is being applied for (grade or subject area), when you are available, your
main assets, strengths and talents. Your resume should include your name,
address, phone number, e-mail address, education, degrees/diplomas,
certificates, work history, awards, publications, and professional
references. Your information should also include a copy of your BC Teachers’
certificate, a copy of your transcripts, a copy of your final practicum
report, and a statement of your philosophy. You can either email to:
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your resume and supporting documents by
Friday, May 31st to:
School District 41 (Burnaby)
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1W2
For the application process for graduates of a Canadian teacher education
program outside of BC, see more details on
For eligibility requirements for International graduates, the information in
this section applies to you if you have completed a teacher education
program outside of Canada
Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted.
If you would like more information about these positions, please contact Dr.
Joe McLaughlin at mailto:email@example.com
Part Time VRI ASL Interpreters
LSA Video, Inc
Are you looking for a way to supplement your freelance interpretation
work from home?
LSA Video, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services
Associates, is currently seeking American Sign Language Interpreters
for part-time on-call Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) work. In order
to be considered for this position, you must be certified by the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and licensed or registered in
your home state.
This is a great opportunity for you to supplement your freelance
interpretation work with VRI! You will be able to log-in from home
and work the hours that best fit your schedule (i.e., before / after
a Face-to-Face Interpreting assignment, on the weekends, overnight
hours and even in the event of an assignment cancelation).
You will be paid an hourly on-call rate just for logging in, plus a
per-minute interpretation rate for all sessions connected to you and
serviced. Please note that since you will be providing
interpretation services over the Internet via a Webcam with our
clientele, you will be expected to look polished and professional at
all times when logged in and on call.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the LSA Video VRI team,
please review the full job description and apply for this position
online at PT VRI ASL Interpreter.
Should you have any questions about this posting, please contact LSA
Video’s American Sign Language Manager, Suzanne Dunleavy, via e-mail
For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please visit: http://lsavideo.com
To apply, please visit:
Accounting Clerk II/Payroll Specialist
San Leandro, CA
(temporary full-time position)
This position involves specialized work in maintaining, verifying and posting transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records filing systems for the accounting department. This position is also responsible for all payroll functions, including taxes and benefits.
This is a temporary full-time position, reporting to the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services. We are looking to fill this position Tuesday May 28, 2013 through Friday July 19, 2013.
. Maintain the information and filing systems for the accounting department
. Prepare deposits
. Reconcile invoices with purchase orders
. Prepare checks . Reconcile employee benefit payments
. Maintain and reconcile time sheets, attendance records and vacation/sick leave status records
. Assist Director of Accounting and Administrative Services in maintaining accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and general journals
. Office support for the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
. Other duties as assigned
. Accounting and office knowledge and experience, (AA preferred)
. 3 years. experience in Accounting
. Excellent organizational skills . Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and accounting software
. Ability to work independently . Ability to work on several projects at the same time and meet agency deadlines
. Ability to work as part of an accounting team
. Knowledge of American Sign Language
SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 at 12 noon PST
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org, under .About./.Jobs.), cover letter, three professional references and resume via mail, email, or fax to:
Patty Souza, Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
14895 E. 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578
Fax: (510) 483-0778
Please inform DCARA if communication access or other special assistance is required for scheduling interviews.
DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.
PAHrtners Deaf Services
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:
– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR: (Full time
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. Duties: Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications: BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.
– CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.
– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills. Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities. Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.
– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills. Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.
– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals. Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.
Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
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female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind
full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California
DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community. This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.
– Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
– Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
– Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. – Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
– Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
– All other duties and assigned,
– BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
– Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
– A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).
– Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
– Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
– Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .
SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578
DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia
Behavioral Health Professional proficient in American Sign Language
Arizona Health Care provides services to adults with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities in a group home setting. We are accepting applications for a House Manager proficient in American Sign Language to manage the group home and provide services to our clients in a community based treatment program.
The successful candidate must have four years experience in the field, or Bachelor.s Degree in the field and be able to pass a background check. AHCCMS offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Call 602-230-2222 or apply in person at Arizona Health Care 110 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or fax resume to 602-230-7606
Job code: ASLCB0413 EOE
Job Opportunity: Bilingual Computer Literacy Instructor/ Employment Specialist . Houston
Interested applicants should send their application, resume, and cover letter to Matthew.Dickens@careerandrecovery.org. (See downloadable file below)
TITLE: Bilingual (ASL-English) Computer Literacy Instructor/ Employment Specialist
Responsible for the Jesse H. Jones Computer and Technical Center. Teaches computer competency skills to adults who are deaf and hard of hearing to augment existing literacy skills. Provides full employment service case management to deaf/hard of hearing clients by assisting with job placement and retention. Assists with the documentation requirements related to the Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).
PROGRAM: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)
SALARY RANGE: Grade IV
* Bachelor.s degree or higher, in rehabilitation, business, marketing, or related human services; and one year of documented experience providing employment services with assistance in computer usage to individuals; or
* Associate.s degree in computer science, rehabilitation, business, marketing, or related human services; and two years of documented experience in a professional or personal setting routinely working with people with the deaf or hard of hearing; or
* Extensive experience in the operation of computers, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Explorer.
* Prior teaching experience.
Ability to teach reading, writing and math, using computer and other technology.
Experience in computer literacy instruction.
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and other sign systems.
Intimate knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of current business application software.
Ability to plan and organize work in a time efficient manner.
Ability to work as a team member.
Ability to represent agency in a professional manner.
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Maintains statistics on all enrollments and program participation, including certifications and levels achieved.
Provides instruction in computer software for those students interested in and showing aptitude for word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Provides assistance in basic reading, writing and math skills in computer lab. Provide instruction in other areas, such as social studies, and science.
Maintains records and complete reports on time.
Develops individualized instructional plans to meet students. academic needs. Review and evaluate students. progress on an ongoing basis.
Develops and implement culturally-appropriate assessment and evaluation of students.
Maintains student documentation consistent with funding and program guidelines.
Develops or adapt materials appropriate to the academic level of the students.
Plans and implements a formalized computer literacy program with specific to track client progress.
Provides comprehensive case management services to ensure that clients are properly prepared to engage in a successful job search.
Develops and implement an employment plan for each client and to that end, set realistic goals, action steps, and time frames for their successful completion.
Provides for supportive services to enhance the clients. ability to get a job (haircuts, referral for interviewing outfits, bus tokens for transportation to interviews, etc.).
Conducts Job Readiness Skills Workshops in ASL.
Solicits job orders and match clients to appropriate job openings.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISOR: Director, DHHS
Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.
A United Way of Greater Houston Agency
2525 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
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