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DeafDigest Gold – May 19, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – May 19, 2013

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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bar-bouncers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/elected-deaf-officials/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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New ASL Movie: “Black Sand”

Harris Communications has many ASL movies now in stock. One of those
movies, “Black Sand”, tells the story of four students who descend
upon a tropical rainforest resort in Costa Rica with the purpose of
having an adventurous vacation at an aunt’s place. After arriving,
they find there is a darker side to paradise.

“Black Sand” (DVD418) is available for only $24.99 at Harris
Communications.

Movie details: 90 minutes; signed in ASL; no audio; closed captioned;
rated PG-13.

To see a video clip and find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG051913

or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Utah State University has endowed a chair – National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management to Karl White, who is not
deaf. This chair does not sit too well with the deaf community
in Utah. Among long line of accusations against White, the bottom
line is that the deaf people think he believes he is superior
to them! White has denied all of these allegations.

DeafDigest mentioned it as an issue last year and it
continues – the refusal of the New York City Department of Education to transport hearing siblings that attend
the same 47 School for the Deaf as with their deaf
siblings. This school accepts hearing siblings of deaf
students, but parents must transport them to the school
whereas deaf siblings are able to ride the bus. Yes,
the parents are furious. It is no fun if the hearing kid
lives in the Bronx and must endure long subway rides to
Manhattan whereas the deaf kid rides the school bus.

The bionic ear? A team of researchers at Princeton University
has built a bionic ear, saying it functions as good as
the human ear. The implication is that it could help
some deaf people to hear. The researchers used the new 3-D
printer to construct such an ear.

Fire alarm boxes may be obsolete, but there is a federal
mandate to see that all boxes are in working condition.
One big reason is to help the deaf report fires. This
was the issue raised by advocates in New York City
in a story that ran this week.

Deaf groups have been telling the FCC what they think of closed
captions via the IP programming. Bottom line is – it stinks!

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Teaching Positions Available at a Two-Week Sign Language Summer Day
Camp

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf has openings for two teachers for
our Summer Sign Camp for Hearing Kids. The camp runs July 8-12 and
July 15-19 from 8AM to 4PM. Candidates must be very enthusiastic and
enjoy teaching beginning and intermediate ASL to hearing children
ages 8 to 16 years old.  Prior experience in teaching ASL preferred.

Additional information on the camp can be found at http://www.millneck.org

Candidates should send their resumes to mailto:Turzi@millneck.org

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEARING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS
For many years we have deaf individuals that won
public elections.
Many hearing elected officials run again and win
again, run again and win again.
But many elected deaf officials lose when they
run again.
Why? Maybe hearing voters are disappointed in
deaf elected officials?

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/elected-deaf-officials/

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

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Hearing Aid insurance; worth it or not?

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aids-deaf-insurance-coverage/

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BE CAREFUL WITH A RESPONSIBLE JOB
DeafDigest knows a deaf person that had many
responsible jobs in schools for the deaf. He
was never promoted, and always quit his job and
then find another new responsible job.
Same old thing over and over for so many years.
Why?
Because that person was not careful with his
responsibilities. He would arrive late for important
meetings; he would miss deadlines on important
reports; he would be absent from work without telling
his boss, etc, etc.
And he continues to complain that no one was fair
with him!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference
Baltimore, MD
August 23 – August 27, 2013

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

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A DEAF DISC JOCKEY IN AUSTRALIA
William Kroger is deaf and wears hearing aids in both ears.
He says his hearing gets worse each year as he gets older.
His deafness does not prevent him from becoming a disc jockey
in Brisbane, at the Wharf Tavern. He operates under the DefWil
name.
How does he function as a disc jockey. He does not use the laptop,
instead mixing and keying with a device to see the screen waves.
He said:

I prefer mixing the hard way by feeling the vibes via the headphones

A DEAF COIN TO BE MINTED BY US MINT?
Is there such a thing as Deaf Coin? Hard to say, but the
US Mint is turning out 4 new $1.00 Presidential coins every
year along with an accompanying $5.00 gold coin for the
respective presidential spouses.
In 2014, there will be a Calvin Coolidge $1.00 coin and
the $5.00 Grace Coolidge gold coin.
Before Grace married Calvin, she was a teacher at the
Clarke School for the Deaf! While dating Grace, Calvin often
visited the school to see her.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf
Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/heard-deaf-washington-dc/

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Deaf Ear Records

it is a musical records store in Wisconsin

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. When a functionally deaf person attends a college
that is not Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN, are they really
happy, satisfied and fulfilled?

A. Hard to say. A mystery!

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:

Reading manuals

When we purchase electronic devices, appliances, tools, etc,
we, the DeafBlind, cannot read the manuals.

One choice is to place the manual your scanner and read it from your computer screen.

Braille users can read it this way, too (with appropriate screen reader on their computers).

The other choice is log on to the company’s website.

Chances are you will find manuals available online.

This method is a lot less work!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that deaf people, those uncomfortable with the hearing
people, stop screaming “audism” at the slightest incident
or irritation!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1949 – Bruno Groning, an evangelist (not deaf), was promising to heal deafness; he attracted audiences wherever he went

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In Pennsylvania, the cost of special education goes up
but tax money goes down. It varies percentages district
by district but the end result is the same.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Medialle – David Wantuck, SR, golf; the college has not
updated its web site in a year!!!!!!

– Missouri U of Science & Technology – Kyle Rich, SR, baseball;
hit .288 (36 of 125) in 41 games; a singles hitter

– Ohio State – Donovan Robertson, FR, track; personal bests are:

60m hurdles – 7.57
100m – 10.71
110m hurdles – 13.60
200m – 21.53
400m hurdles – 51.77

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, pro lacrosse; league’s 3rd
leading scorer after 3 games

– Vesna Radonich, paddling, New Zealand; no recent updates

– Patrick Rizzo, top USA marathon runner; at the London
Marathon, ran a 2:16:05m good for 12th place

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Deaf Sports Library

Deaf golfing participants group picture

1968 Southwest Deaf Golf Association tournament
at Waco, Texas

http://deafdigest.com/1968-deaf-swdga-golf-tournament-participants/

would you recognize any of your old friends in the picture?

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position announcement
American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

This is a contractual, part-time position with the Signs for All program.

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2013

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:    Teach a variety of ASL courses to students. Participate in weekly meetings with the program coordinator.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:     New York State Certification as a teacher in American Sign Language.

ASLTA (American Sign Language Teacher Association) Certification.
Previous experience working with students in a formal classroom or training program.

Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides
residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH)
children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in
the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to
fill the following positions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 Web:
http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
Supervising Interpreter/Tutor
Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind
Great Falls, MT

DIVISION:    Education
STARTING SALARY:   $22,983 (RID certified) – $28, 331 BA degree – Dependent on education and years of experience
SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
STATUS:  Full Time Permanent
PAY GRADE:  Contract Exempt
POSITION NUMBER: 51398013
BARGAINING UNIT: START DATE:  August 19, 2013 CLOSING DATE:  until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: .    Plans yearly interpreter schedules and makes daily substitute adjustments as necessary. Use understanding of difference between Sign Language and Sign Systems to select appropriate placement of interpreters with students including the case of extracurricular activities.
.    Evaluates interpreters based on strengths and areas for improvement as determined by the interpreter’s Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment as well as evaluates current level of employment productivity.  Use these evaluations to help subordinates establish professional development goals and work toward achievement of these goals. .    Provide support to interpreters in way of classroom observation, discussion of the interpreter’s mental processing, and how mental processing relates to achievement of message equivalence while still supporting the empowerment of the teacher/student dynamic in the public school setting. .    Substitute interpret in the public school for interpreters who are absent for various reasons
.    Interpret for MSDB campus activities including but not limited to assemblies, disciplinary meetings for staff or students, IEP meetings, business meetings, and staff activities.
.    Coordinate and plan activities related to sign language development goals of staff & supervises the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) committee.  Ensure that SLPI results are communicated in a positive way to staff members.  Copy interviews into disc format from video cameras. .    Work with other deaf staff members to ensure common signs are used for routine activities such as social skill goals, lockdown/evacuation procedures, or signs for curriculum that will be seen in testing environments.
.    Work with Outreach, Office of Public Instruction, and other constituents to explain and clarify the role of the interpreter in the classroom, share best practices in the field of interpreting, as well as provide support and ideas related to child success within an interpreted education.
.    Work in concert with Principal and Supervising Teacher to provide inclusion support which includes in-service training for LEA teachers and support staff providing service to deaf/hard of hearing students.
.    Other duties include: Mentors new interpreting staff as needed. Hold quarterly interpreter meetings. Coordinate and supervise placement of interns. Serve on committees . safety, supervisory, planning, etc. Write reports and articles to support MSDB.s public awareness. Oversee tutoring services.

EDUCATION AND    EXPERIENCE:  Completion of an Interpreter Training Program that leads to an RID/NAD Certificate, Associates or Bachelors Degree in Interpreting, B.A. in Education of the Deaf, Child Development, or Special Education. EIPA score 4.5 or above, or satisfactory score on other ITP assessments, SLPI Rating of Advanced Plus.  Three (3) years of successful employment in a school setting as an interpreter or other position where sign language was utilized to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing children on a daily basis.  Preference given to those with supervisory experience.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: .    Knowledge of RID, EIPA and NAD testing and evaluation systems
.    RID Certification; EIPA score of 4.5 or better and SLPI of Advanced Plus
.    Knowledge of mentoring and ASL linguistics
.    Understanding the roles and responsibilities of an interpreter and members on an educational team
.    Development of language in deaf children as part of their educational experience
.    Factors that impact deaf or hard of hearing students. educational experiences
.    Social and emotional experiences of deaf and hard of hearing children in the public school setting
.    Public education and special education history, laws and the ER/IEP process
.    Use of technology for networking and peer support
.    Effective interpersonal communication using negotiation, problem-solving and conflict management as necessary
.    Ethical fitness
.    Effective writing and public speaking skills
.    Commitment to professional development
.    Cultural mediation between the deaf and hard of hearing and hearing staff, students and the public
.    Compliance with policies and procedures of the school .    Effective working relationships with the teachers, support staff and the students .    Knowledge of systems/organizations and how they operate
.    Organizational and time management skills

BENEFITS:     Full insurance package

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications may be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised12/05). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference).
3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  The State of Montana and the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process.  For the school to consider any such accommodations, the applicant must notify the school in writing of any needed accommodation by the application deadline.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport or a green card.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  MSDB is a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus: there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist for hire shall submit to a finger-print based national criminal history background check conducted by the FBI prior to recommendation for hire.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405.  Phone (406) 771-6000.

Supplemental Questions   –   Supervising Interpreter/Tutor

1.    Describe the type of interpreting experiences you have had, which has been the most rewarding and why.

2.    Describe your approach to mentorship.

3.    Describe how you organize and complete/delegate tasks.

4.     Explain your process of conflict resolution.

5.    Describe your leadership approach.

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position opening
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
Program Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position vacancy
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher
The Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa

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

Job Description:
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
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451
mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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

REPORTS TO:    Principal

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

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

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

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

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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open positions
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

http://sd41.bc.ca/employment/teaching_qualifications.htm

For the position of Principal, please submit your resume and supporting
documents by Friday, May 24, 2013 to http://www.makeafutre.ca or email
mailto:applications@sd41.bc.ca

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:applications@sd41.bc.ca or mail your resume and supporting documents by
Friday, May 31st to:

Human Resources
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
http://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/Teacher/AppFromOutsideBC.aspx

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

http://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/Teacher/InternationalGraduates.aspx

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:joe5mcl@aol.com

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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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    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,

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    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).

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    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:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

details at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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Come lead and join a dynamic team of interpreters & captioners at De
Anza Community College in Cupertino, CA.
We are now seeking:
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Supervisor
Salary: $5,600.01 plus benefits Position: Full-time

Before you apply for this position, you must have ready and available
the following items in electronic form.
.A District application .Resume.Cover Letter.Diversity
Statement.Scanned RID Certification Verification
Please visit www.fhdajobs.net and click Support Staff for complete job
description and application instructions.

Come lead and join a dynamic team of interpreters & captioners at De
Anza Community College in Cupertino, CA.We are now seeking:Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Services (DHHS) SupervisorPosition: Full-timeDe Anza College
offers an excellent benefits package, which includes medical dental,
vision care coverage for employee and eligible dependents, long-term
disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.Salary:
$5,600.01 per month plus benefits
Please visit www.fhdajobs.net
<https://email.fhda.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=N-gpn02zHUmV8PcLqpyx7QL1zbXQH9A\
IAsfKq91KflFPmpFeA9KLo3roZgvivtXYO8R-gSlL1_Y.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fhdaj\
obs.net%2f> and click Support Staff for complete job description and
application instructions.

Exciting Opportunity! Work with Deaf Colleagues and Clients!

North Suffolk Mental Health Association is looking for qualified individuals to work with our team at the Deaf Supported Apartment in Revere The work is challenging and rewarding and the job responsibilities include the following: teaching daily living skills (ex: cooking to budgeting to job search, depending on client needs), supporting independence, pointing out social and recreational opportunities in the Deaf community and beyond, and networking with other professionals to promote the clientsâ.. psychiatric rehabilitation and progress in reaching their goals. Full-time Over night Resident Counselor , Full-time 2nd shift Resident Counselor and relief positions open.

Requirements include ASL fluency and a valid driverâ..s license. Previous experience is helpful but full training will be provided.

Deaf Friendly Environment
Be a part of an excellent team and move your career forward!

Give us a call! Send us your resume! Make the move!
N.S.M.H.A.
Attn: Deanna Emberley-Handricken
Program Coordinator Deaf Supported Housing
530 Border St
East Boston, MA 02128
VP: 781 549-7159
Fax: 781 629-3369
Email: demberley@northsuffolk.org
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:                Sign Language Interpreter

LOCATION:               Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:             Fall 2013

HOURS OF WORK:   Monday-Friday; schedule based on school year calendar

DUTIES:   To provide interpreter services for students and staff at the Minnesota State Academies.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Completion of an Interpreter Training Program and must hold national certification.  Accepted national certifications are:
·         NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Level IV or V, or
·         RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification
o   Certificate of Interpretation (CI), and/or
o   Certificate of Transliteration (CT), or
o   Educational Interpreter Performance Assessement (EIPA), or
o   National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Also, Advanced sign language communication skills are required for this position.  A Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) assessment will be conducted upon hire.

SALARY:   $17.91-26.02/hour (app. 1680 hours-includes hours worked, holiday pay and vacation leave)

For information, contact:     Martina Hagen, Human Resources Director
Minnesota State Academies
615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Phone: 507/384-6603

Apply on-line at www.careers.state.mn.us.

OPENING DATE:  May 9, 2013
CLOSING DATE:  May 28, 2013

DEAF, Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, well-organized
and detail-oriented individual with accounting experience to work with the
finance department at our Allston office. Duties and responsibilities
include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Allocation, assist
with financial reports, GAAP, Year-End and Ad-Hoc, and other duties as
assigned. Part-time contracted 14 hours a week.

Requirements include Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a
minimum of 3 years similar experience required. Public accounting or
nonprofit experience preferred. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with persons
across disciplines and levels required.

For more details on the position visit our website: DEAF, Inc. Accountant
position
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/Accountant%20part-time%20%20
14%20hrs%2009.25.12.pdf>

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

Project HOPE at DEAF, Inc. is looking for an individual who will provide
client-centered medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS,
cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist
will receive comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of
available services and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service
providers, and work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support
progress towards their health goals. Includes full benefits!

Requirements include BA degree in a human-service or health-related field,
or two years of experience in direct services or case management; basic
knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and
their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for
communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have
own car and willing to travel. Personal or working experience with chronic
health conditions a plus.

For more details on the position visit our website: Project HOPE Health
Specialist
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/DEAF%20Inc.%20Health%20Speci
alist%20Job%20Announcement%20Mar2013.pdf>

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

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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
jaymie.goodwin@ahccms.org
Job code: ASLCB0413   EOE

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