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DeafDigest Gold – May 16, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - May 16, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: and
follow instructions on the screen.


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Gold section.


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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

What handicap? Deaf couple graduate from HGTC

Late-Deafened Judge Paul Benshoof: Advocate for Listening 
Systems in the Courtroom

- Very Hot News

Deaf rapper Sean Forbes has signed a deal to cut a record
label with Web Entertainment, the very same company that
rocketed Eminem to fame

- Thursday May 13th

Oxford University is one of the world's most prestigious
universities and it is located in United Kingdom. It would
not be an exaggeration to compare Oxford with these Ivy
League universities though both are very different from 
each other.

We have not known too much in the past if Oxford has had
any deaf students. But it was learned just this week that
Oxford has 41 students that are either deaf or have
serious hearing losses. And like with deaf students in
hearing colleges, they have their own classroom issues
(note takers, interpreters, CART, etc).

- Friday May 14th

Those taking a stroll through the town of Big Spring, Texas, 
where the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
is located, may notice something interesting.

At the Comanche Trail Park there are two statues - one of
a big buffalo and another of a small buffalo. Both statues
were built by welding class students at the SWCID.

- Saturday May 15th

All non-profit groups, both big and small, both
deaf-operated and hearing-operated, must file
tax returns by midnight on Monday.

This law, passed in 2006, makes filing a requirement.
The fear is that small, deaf-operated nonprofit
groups, may be clueless and as a result, risk having
their charters revoked.

Even if the nonprofit group only grosses under
25K per year, they must still file.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Texas BEI Hispanic Trilingual Interpreter Certification Begins

full story at:


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    Belgium had two famous hearing tennis players -
Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters.
    Belgium has 3 languages -  Dutch, French and German.
Justine spoke French. Kim spoke Dutch. They met
each other for the first time at the age of 10.,
    When they were on the same doubles team, they
had to communicate with each other in sign language.
    Both women are now older and they both can
speak English, and they have stopped signing to
each other!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:

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

    A newspaper had a story about a movie house
    The story said that every day he is busy -
counting ticket sales, counting candy and popcorn
sales, giving duties to his staff, checking
newspapers to make sure movie titles and
times are correct, etc, etc, etc.
    The newspaper did not mention one thing -
that he should make sure that captions will
work with the films that he would show
at the movie house.
    DeafDigest worried that hearing people
think captions are not important!

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

    Last week's DeafDigest, in the DeafNumbers of the Week
section, mentioned that 30 percent of Dalmatians in USA 
are deaf.
    Of course, just joking, a DeafDigest subscriber
wondered if we had that many deaf Dalmatians in the
all-time famous cartoon "101 Dalmatians"?
    Did Walt Disney have this in mind when he worked
on that cartoon?
    The original version was made in 1961, before
Disney died few years later.
    Disney, by the way, had a deaf librarian in his
employ for many years.

    A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

The mental health professionals do not know how to
make use of the interpreters, and even worse, they
do not understand what Deaf Culture is all about.
This is a serious issue everywhere in USA.

    We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

National Cued Speech Association

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

    Could a deaf person, desperately seeking employment,
find a job at a prison?
    Correctional officers that work at the Huntsville, TX
prison, told a deaf person that he could find a job
at the prison.
    Not walking down the aisles and checking on the
prisoners but just by sitting in a glass-enclosed
booth and pressing a button to let people in and out.
    The deaf person declined, saying he did not want
to work in that kind of environment.

    Best coffee in an East Africa restaurant? Yes, 
according to a reporter from The Telegraph, a
Great Britain newspaper.
    He was writing about the Neema Crafts Gallery Café
in Iringa, Tanzania.
    This restaurant is 100 percent deaf-staffed, over
100 of them.

    The reporter wrote:
The restaurant, which is entirely staffed by deaf people, 
serves fantastic food, cakes, ice cream and some of the best
tea and coffee in East Africa. It is a favourite stop-off 
for everyone, from ambassadors to the guy with hardly a shirt
on his back.

    So, if you are passing through the town of Iringa, and
craving for the best coffee around, do stop by that cafe.
    This cafe is operated by a hearing British couple that
believes in giving employment opportunities to the deaf.

    Do we have any deaf beekeepers around, anywhere
in USA?
    While writing stories for the long-defunct Silent News,
DeafDigest editor interviewed a late-deafened beekeeper
(he did not know ASL).
    But do we have any ASL-speaking beekeepers? There is one
in Charles Lyne, from West Virginia, who is just getting
involved with beekeeping.
    Since we all love honey, beekeeping is important.


I don't like to wear a hearing aid


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I was born sensoneurologically prelingustically deaf

why waste two difficult words that many people will not
understand when it all means just one thing - deaf?


Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:


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exhibit area

10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants

11.  Beginning this year, classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!
Best of all ... you can still join more than 500 others at this
year's 31st Silent Weekend and save $100 by forming a group as little
as five participants to register before June 10!  See
We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see
If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our 9th
year, starting June 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is
scheduled every year!  See 
With enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time
Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

It was learned that the most common cause of
deafness among newborns is cytomegalovirus.

Cytomegalovirus? It is an infection that bypasses
the mother but may hit the fetus, thus leading
into deafness. Cytomegalovirus, however, may not
be developed until after the child is born.


Deaf Picture of the Week:

Leonard Hall 
Attorney for the City of Olathe

he is a deaf and a former Deaflympics runner


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have heard of two national deaf basketball tournaments
for the deaf - the USADB and the NDBO.

What is the difference?

A. USADB attracts better players and better teams; NDBO
does not.

And also, only players registered with the USADB can
represent USA in international deaf basketball
competition.  NDBO players, can, however, only if they
register with the USADB.

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in 
future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Wish List of the Week:

that deaf people stop panicking over "possible"
loss of video relay services.

The panic is uncalled for and only creates 
unnecessary confusion in the Deaf Community.


DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1852 - the first deaf church in USA was founded; it was the
St. Ann's Church for the Deaf, New York.


Deaf and the Money:

from $500 up to $2,500

for refusing to turn on captions, upon request of deaf patrons,
at Maryland bars. It will be a new law in Maryland.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


the number of deaf attorneys in Australia.

the sole attorney is Kathryn O'Brien, who has
her own practice in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



Hard of Hearing Teacher copes in hearing classrooms

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

Greg Suryn Batting Over .400 For Red-Hot Pioneers

Tamika Catchings talks about her hearing loss

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position opening
Curriculum / Assessment Coordinator
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

(TOSA - Teacher on Special Assignment)

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:

  where the official job announcement for Curriculum / Assessment 
Coordinator may be found in its entirety, including major duties/
responsibilities, under Non-classified employment.

Position is open until filled.  Excellent benefits.  Salary 
based on appropriate education and experience.

This position is responsible for contributing to the improvement of 
educational programs and services provided at CSDB by supporting 
efforts in curriculum development and instruction, student 
assessment statewide and program accountability.

This position reports to the Director of Special Education.

Interested persons are invited to send a formal letter of interest, 
current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary 
history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies 
of transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification 
(if applicable) to:

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

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


two open positions
ASL Instructor
Boston University
Boston, MA

School of Education

Programs in Deaf Studies

School of Education - Boston University - Boston, MA

The Programs in Deaf Studies at Boston University is seeking two 
full-time instructors to teach American Sign Language courses at 
the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in the ASL
program which serves to fulfill the program requirements for 
students in Deaf Studies degree program and to satisfy the foreign 
language requirements for students in other programs throughout 
the university.

Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of ASL courses 
each semester and participating in the ASL laboratory. Depending 
on background and experience responsibilities may include teaching 
courses other than ASL. Other duties that may be included are 
academic advising of major and minor students in the Deaf Studies 
program, assisting in routine tasks such as scheduling of courses, 
recommending adjunct faculty, and attendance at faculty meetings.

The individual will also be expected to collaborate effectively 
with the Director in the Programs in Deaf Studies in curriculum 
and material development and implementing program policies and

The list of courses included in the American Sign Language program 
is: ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL 5, and ASL 6.

The ASL 1-4 courses are required for students in College of Arts and
Sciences who wish to study ASL to meet foreign language requirements.

The ASL 5-6 courses are the required additional courses for students 
in both the Deaf Studies and the Education of the Deaf programs.

Some of the courses in the Deaf Studies program are: 
Introduction to the Deaf World, Culture and History of Deaf people, 
Deaf Literature, and Structure of ASL.

Masters degree in Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or related 
fields is required.

Applicants must have college or university teaching experience and 
demonstrate fluency in American Sign Language as well as documented 
involvement with the Deaf Community.

ASLTA certification is desirable.

Posting date: May 12, 2010

Application deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three 
letters of recommendation by e-mail to:

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Marlon Kuntze, Director of Programs in Deaf Studies

Contact information:
Daniel Goncalves, Secretary, Department of Literacy and Language, 
Counseling and Development

Boston University is an EO/Equal Access/Affirmative Action 

The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, 
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sex orientation, 
gender identity of expression, disability, veteran status, or 
martial status.

Application by members of all underrepresented groups is 


American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
- Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

- Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

- Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

- Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

- Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

- Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

- Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

- Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

- Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field.
- Fluency in ASL and written English.
- Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
- Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
- Professional ASL teaching experience.
- In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
- Good communication & interpersonal skills.
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

- Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 - $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer


open positions - please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA
DSC 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:


- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current
national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; 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.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 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.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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

Email: or Fax: 215-884-6301          


position opening
Director of Sales Operations (Full Time)
Clearwater, Florida

Director of Sales Operations individual will help plan, build and manage 
a world-class operations organization in support of our direct US Sales 
organization with strong business analytics and process management 

The individual will design reports, policies, processes, strategies and 
approaches for the sales operations function.

The position takes responsibility of, and manages sales operations on a
day-to-day basis including the design and successful adoption of CRM 
tools, automated quoting, proposals, pricing exception approval tracking 
and commissions.

Additionally, the position provides sales metrics information and 
business analytics such as customer contact, call frequency, call points, 
product data, and progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).

This position will interact extensively at both a senior management, 
field management, and the sales team. A Director with cross-functional 
departmental interactions teams including sales, finance, legal, 
customer service, Technical support, IT and marketing.

- Help manage CRM reporting; provide training on "Best Practices" to 
effectively utilize CRM and develop process documentation, training 
and continuous process improvement

-  Ensure account information is up-to-date and relevant in helping drive 
account strategies

-  Ensure account assignment process is effectively managed, tracked and 
reviewed to ensure resources are aligned, assigned and communicated to 
optimize sales effectiveness.

-  Assist the VP in the establishment and management key financial and 
non-financial performance metrics, targets, and tracking processes to 
be used for performance measurement

-  Build and run sales reports, including pipeline reporting

-  Assist in the identification and resolution of most significant 
operating bottlenecks impeding revenue delivery and recognition

- Establish and maintain sales quotas and compensation plans

- Develop, maintain and report progress against the operating budget for 
the Sales department

- Degree preferred in Business

- Minimum 2 years experience in a business setting

- Experience in assisting with CRM design, deployment and operation

- Strong work ethic and flexibility with ability to put in the extra hours 
during peak times (especially end of quarters)

- Experience working in a fast-paced, constantly-evolving team 
environment. Strong project management, problem solving, interpersonal, 
written and verbal communication skills essential

- Previous experience and strong aptitude for working with numbers and 
profitability analysis

- Experience in design and implementation of sales compensation programs

- Experience time management and organizational skills to juggle competing 
priorities with limited resources

- Excellent strategic, analytic, communications, and presentation skills

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary 
requirements to be considered.

Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid 
Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K, Paid Holidays and Employee 
Assistance Program

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:


(deadline extended to May 28th)

position opening
Program Developer, Part-time Non-Exempt
San Leandro, CA

DCARA has an opening for the Program Developer position, which is 
part-time (30 hours/week).  This position is responsible for all 
aspects of program development.  This includes working with program 
and finance staff to ensure compliance with all grant reporting 

The major tasks are researching and developing summaries of potential 
funding sources for administrative staff; making recommendations 
regarding various aspects of potential funding resources; coordinating 
the development of goals and activities for funding proposals; writing 
proposals and attending pre/post meetings needed to draft proposals; 
submitting required reports; and monitoring the program and financial 
requirements of the funder. This position reports to the Director of 
Client Support Services and is effective July 1, 2010.

- Work with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with all 
grant reporting requirements

- Maintain current grant records in database and in paper files, 
including grant tracking and reporting

- Track statistics in conjunction with program staff

- Researches and makes recommendations on appropriate funding 

- Works with Management Team to develop appropriate goals and 
activities for applications

- Develops and coordinates the proposal process
- Attends pre/post meeting with funders 
- Monitors evaluation and measurement tools

- Prepares statistical and narrative reports for all funders in a 
timely manner

- Maintain strong and consistent relations with funders

- Work with Director of Client Support Services to provide input for 
all written materials (including Annual Report and quarterly newsletter)

Required Skills:
- BA degree in Social Services or Business field or five years of 
professional experience in diversified funding development activities

- Knowledge of nonprofit organization structure
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Proficiency in American Sign Language
- Proficiency in MS Windows including MS Word and MS Excel

Desired Skills:
- Master's degree strongly desired

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and 
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life 
insurance benefits in addition to 11 days of holiday leave plus one week 
paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE (EXTENDED):  Friday, May 28th, 2010, 5:00pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at , click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, 
three references and resume to:

Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578



job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health
needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to:
Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath,
1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at
any questions you may have about this position


job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


(updated May 16th)


- Community Advocate -- Bakersfield, CA

- Community Advocate -- Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter -- Los Angeles, CA

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:

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

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



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