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DeafDigest Gold – May 24, 2015

DeafDigest Gold – May 24, 2015

Gold Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Interpreter bill


Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


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Top stories about the deaf:

Yanetani Atsuko, a deaf woman, elected to the Akashi-shi Assembly
in Japan, has given her first speech. She was greeted warmly.
Interpreters followed her around.

Kentucky School for the Deaf is losing something that it had
for 28 years – a helipad. For years helicopters have taken
off to pick up patients for the Ephraim McDowell Regional
Medical Center. This helipad is being built on the hospital
premises. The move will not impact on the area medical needs.

FCC voted to have cable carriers make emergency messages
accessible to the deaf-blind.

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind will make
an announcement in June who their next superintendent
will be.

If funding is not restored by the Minnesota legislators,
then personnel at Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
may be laid off in July.


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A deaf person has a strange hobby. It is lawsuits.
This person loves to file lawsuits. He would file
lawsuits against his ex-best friends! Why? He feels that
if people do wrong with him, then the lawsuit is the
best way to make things even.
At one time he was involved in six separate lawsuits;
paying attorneys for each of these lawsuits.
Did these lawsuits make him a rich man? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


Nobel Price winners that were deaf


Years ago many deaf union printers worked for the Washington
Post newspaper. They were skilled printers that did a great
Job with the newspaper every day.
Times changed ~V during the late seventies; the newspaper
bought out some deaf printers. But there was still a group
of deaf printers at the Post that did not want to retire.
Technology made their jobs unnecessary but they could not
laid off as the union protected them. This went on for a
long time until the Post finally bought out all of them.
These lucky deaf men getting pay for doing nothing?
Well, they were very bored, just gossiping and playing
cards all day every day.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


Deaf Interpreter Conference updates

June 20-24, 2015

Minneapolis, MN



deaf not know hearing was unpopular

Do enjoy viewing that video!



New Hampshire Association of the Deaf


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this


Deaf Book of the Week

Deaf Peddler

Confessions of an inside man

by Dennis S Buck

published 2000 by Gallaudet Press


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– hazmat handler

this website is growing every weekend:


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it difficult for a deaf person to become
an immigrant in Canada?

A. Canada is afraid that if the deaf immigrant
is not able to earn a living, he will be a
burden on the society.


Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

As I mentioned last week, I was attending an Austine
School alumni event.

I didn’t find a ride home that evening after the show.

I stayed at a friend’s house.

A special guy drove me home.  He had to travel an additional
hour out of his way to get home.

Otherwise, I would have been stuck in Brattleboro, Vermont
until the 5:15 PM train!

Thank you, friend from way over the other side of the mountain!

In Vermont, “you cannot get there from here”
unless you have awesome friends and caring people around you!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the government of Canada would stop thinking
that the deaf is a burden to society.



During the 1300 BC

The Hittites, an empire in Turkey, employed the deaf in
their palaces and temples. Observers made notes saying
that the deaf communicated with each other with their
own sign language


DeafNumbers of the Week:

70 percent

of the deaf in South Africa are unemployed, according to
a newspaper story


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Linfield – Abigail Heringer, fr, golf

was supposed to play golf this season, but is not
on the roster


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Joey Brozovich, kickboxer, Canada

see a picture of himself in action


DeafSports Library:

Dean Smith – world’s best deaf athlete


DeafDigest Sports:

you can subscribe; no cost


if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please

click on mainstream on the right side of for the list of
mainstreamed athletes



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*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, 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:

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



anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their

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.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at: where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

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

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at



Teaching Specialist Position
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology,
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the
area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment,
100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime
teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student
performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with
individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American
Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that
include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%) Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching
courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705).
The individual appointed will prepare, revise and develop course content
and curriculum using technology, evaluate student performance, and meet
with individual students as needed.

Other Duties (10%) The individual appointed will complete professional
development assignments, participate in department and program meetings as
expected, and engage in all aspects of the ASL Program.  In addition,
appointee will provide external support services/outreach and other duties
as assigned.

.       Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.
.       Prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum using
.       Evaluate student performance
.       Meet with individual students as needed
.       Complete professional development assignments
.       Participate in department and program meetings
.       Provide external support services and outreach
.       Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       BA/BS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered
only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time
teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally and/or MasterASL Curriculum)
.       American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification
or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of professionals and
colleagues in a variety of environments in an open, honest and
professional manner to promote an effective instructional team.
.       Extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and
.       Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture.

Preferred qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       MA/MS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, and Linguistics.
.       Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum:
Levels 1-3.
.       Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Community organizations on
local, state and/or national levels.
.       Experience in curriculum development and digital pedagogy.
.       Knowledge of and ability to use various software programs for
teaching and research not limited to: PowerPoint Presentation, Keynote and
Final Cut Pro X.

Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a full time
position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 31, 2015 through May
29, 2016.

Application Process:  This position will remain open until filled, however
the search committee will review complete applications on June 26, 2015.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at:


Complete applications will consist of the following:
1.      A letter of application
2.      Curriculum vita
3.      Official transcripts that substantiate degree
4.      Three letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar
with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this
5.      A 5-minute video introduction of applicant.
a.      Criteria for the 5 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can
be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,  age, marital
status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender


position available
School Psychologist (10 month)
Lexington School/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Conduct comprehensive psychological and psych-educational
evaluations of deaf students ranging in age from 3 to young adult.

Percentage:             100%

.       New York State certification as a School Psychologist required.
.       Sign Language fluency required.
.       National School Psychology Certification preferred
.       Broad knowledge of testing practices with deaf person preferred.
.       Knowledge of Spanish, written and verbal, preferred
.       Strong interpersonal skills.
.       Ability to write clear, concise reports.
.       Knowledge of conducting Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and
developing Positive Behavioral Support Plans (PBS) preferred
.       Perform intake, triennial and requested review evaluations.
.       Represent School as a member of multidisciplinary team.
.       Provide consultation to School departments and individual staff.

Available:              September 1, 2015

Deadline:               Until filled

To Apply: or fax at 718-350-3332
(Please indicate School Psychologist in subject line)


position opening
American Sign Language Lecturer
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of
Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites
applications for a faculty position with a major focus in  American Sign
Language (official UF title: Lecturer). We are seeking a dynamic
individual to fill a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, non-tenure accruing
position in a vibrant department whose missions include education,
research, and service.  Primary responsibilities for this position are
teaching introductory and advanced courses in American Sign Language and
related areas. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in an
applicable field. Preference will be given to applicants with professional
certification by ASLTA, an earned doctorate in American Sign Language, ASL
Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or related field, fluency in
ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar base, broad
knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community, recent
experience in teaching ASL for credit in a post-secondary program,
effective communication skills working with Deaf and hearing colleagues, a
commitment to excellence in teaching, and experience collaborating with
other professionals.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive
university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs
( It has a long history of established programs in
international education, research and service and is one of only 17
public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American
Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part
of the University’s Health Science Center, which includes the Colleges of
Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.

To view the job posting online and submit an application packet, which
includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references, go to and search by Requisition# 0908254.
Application deadline date is May 20, 2015.  Anticipated start date is
early August, 2015.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to
building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an
accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position,
please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771
(TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.


open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website: Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.


position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL
Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon
qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner
and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in
ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience,
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August
24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that
will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming
soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be
filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more
about the positions and apply online at

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.



three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)


open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,

Learn more about the positions and apply online at
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing

School website:

Questions? Contact



(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to ; fax 410-543-4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

Provide direct care independent living services and support to
individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication
administration and intensive independent living skills training in
individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore.  Shifts
varies within a team oriented environment.

Qualifications:   Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or
equivalent required;  one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and
work within a team approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise
and motivate people.  Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation
and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three
business references to, fax 410-543-4874 or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


updated posting

position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: and

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at or contact Teresa Chandler,
Human Resources Office, at (913) 645-5358 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions.  E-mail:  Fax #:  913/621-2310

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity


Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at for information on how to apply


position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to, or apply online at
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


position openings
– Service Integration Program Manager
– Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager
State of Washington

for full position descriptions
Service Integration Program Manager

Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager


Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( )
as well as three professional references to

Walden School Teacher (Licensed)

Walden School Overnight CCW

Walden School Residential CCW

Walden School Substitute Teacher

Walden School Relief Worker

Walden School Day CCW

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield MA)

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield MA)

Staff Interpreter

Classroom Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)

Substitute Classroom Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant

Daycare Substitute Teacher

Assistant Coach

Head Coach


position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Social Science

Faculty Rank

Employment Category

Anticipated Start Date

Department/College Description

leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented,
ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and
backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have
chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of
Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university
with nine colleges emphasizing career education and
experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates
and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private
universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and
is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT
has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of
the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a
National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of
dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes
region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the
third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater
Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is
rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population
comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and
another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the
largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks
3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family”
by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
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Detailed Job Description

Please note-this is Temporary Position

Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad areas of
Deaf cultural studies, structure of American Sign Language and
social sciences.  Participate in Institute service as time

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest
in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship;
integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism;
innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and
diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral or Masters degree in Deaf studies or relevant social
sciences discipline and successful teaching experience.  Must
enjoy working with undergraduates in a collaborative
environment.  Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at
Search openings, then Keyword Search: 1473BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital
status, gender, gender, religion, gender orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or
disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate.
If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please contact the Human
Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: Fax: 215-884-6301

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:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, 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
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

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

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex 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 our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

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

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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