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DeafDigest Gold – November 24, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – November 24, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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A Great Value: Sign Language Stories 3 DVD Set

Featuring 9 stories brought to life with original music, voice and
sign language, the “Sign Language Storytelling Stories 3 DVD Set” is
a wonderful gift for children that can be enjoyed all year round.

Included in the set are “Goodnight Moon…and More Great Bedtime Stories”, “A Pocket for Corduroy…and More Stories of Friendship”, and “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed…and More Children’s Stories”.

The stories are a fun way for both hearing and deaf children to learn
the richness of the visual language.

Each DVD contains read-along text, an interactive quiz and ASL

Find the “Sign Language Storytelling Stories 3 DVD Set” (DVD370) at
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Gold section.


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Top stories about the deaf:

It is happening again. Last week it was mentioned that
a deaf choir was kicked out of Trafalgar Square in
London. A public outcry forced the city officials
to backtrack. Now it is happening at the Rushmere Shopping Centre in Armagh, Northern Ireland! Something
to do with the rule against soliciting for funds.

A perfect hearing aid? Well, a group of hearing aid
researchers at Ohio State University has claimed that
their prototype hearing aid will remove background
noise. They are saying the percentage is raised
from 10 percent to 90 percent on the level of understandability among the users. Fact or fiction?

US Armed Forces telling CI people what to do? This was
the possibility hinted by the Marine Maj. Gen. Bob Hedelund
in a recent speech. Concerned with many military vets
that go deaf, he wants the military forces to control
the direction the CI research and CI policies will go to.
Will this impact the vision by these CI manufacturers?
Do not know.

A big issue right now in United Kingdom is the Access
to Work regulations – with respect to how interpreters
are being paid and how are they to work with the deaf.
So angry Deaf Brits are about it that they signed a
petition that has already collected nearly 4,000 signatures.

Odessa Smith-Wallace, a deaf student, age 17,  at a school in London, has been selected to serve on
the Kent Youth County Council. She has been campaigning
for the rights of deaf and disabled in schools.


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A deaf person was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner
by a hearing friend. No other deaf friends invited him
to dinners in their homes.
There is a choice – decline the dinner with hearing
group and stay home or accept the dinner with hearing
groups and be isolated during the dinner.
Which is best? Not easy decision.

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Deaf Pilialoha II Conference

July 17-21, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

more information at:


A deaf person who wants to win promotion to a better
job and better pay, works very fast with his job tasks.
All the hearing people work at their normal pace with
their job tasks.
The boss told the deaf employee to slow down so that
hearing employees can catch up with him.
The deaf employee refused. As a result, he got everyone
in the office to hate him – and he was not promoted nor
got a pay raise.
Discrimination? Maybe not – he did not listen to his boss
to slow down.

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Gallaudet University 150th anniversary symposium

Washington, DC

April 9 and 10, 2014

more information at:


US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee to favor the United Nations’ international human rights treaty.
The senators support ADA and the rights and needs of the
disabled – but – unfortunately, they play political games.
This is the reason why rights and needs of the deaf and the
disabled have been ignored!

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

refusing to learn sign language at Gallaudet and NTID

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



South Dakota Association of the Deaf


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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


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
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

AVLIC is Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada; it is just like our own RID in USA

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins


Deaf Question of the Week:

asked by a worried deaf mother of a CI deaf son

Q. My son has a CI, and he wants to play football.
I am afraid the CI will be destroyed because football
is a rough sport?

A. Just tell your son to take off the CI while playing
football and to tell the coach to devise hand signals so
he could know what to do while on the football field

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Rona writes again


I have learned from different folks with Usher Syndrome how various
colors affect their vision.

1 – When wearing sunglasses, sometimes a particular color glare
strikes at the corner of their eyes, making them think that their
tinted sunglasses might be wearing out from cleaning frequently.

Result – it is not the sunglasses!

2 – If you are wearing regular clear glasses and you are in a very
bright room, you may notice color glare reflections distracting you:
glare can cause a rainbow prism!

Result – it is not the glasses!

3 – Sometimes when you move suddenly, you may notice a color shield
appearing in front of you. Surprise! Your eyes spontaneously blink to
get rid of the disturbing / distracting color, but it just won’t go
away for hours!

Result-Our eyes are responding like wearing sunglasses!

Colors may come in many forms: grey, purple, pink, orange, yellow,
tan, red, etc.!

You can / may see the room shading to what appears to be in one or
two colors.

One may ask oneself: How or where in the world did those colors come

Result – It’s really coming from our eyes themselves.

Your retina characteristics change as one progresses in age, meaning
that the retina can appear to be “washed out”.

As an analogy – it would be likened to one ‘pulling down the window

Wouldn’t that be like a ‘kaleidoscope’ in your imagination?

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

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that there are free legal clinics for the deaf everywhere
in USA – with plenty of interpreters available



during 1990’s – Carlos Vives, who was deaf, owned Vives
Communications, a cable TV provider, in Santa Marta, a city of 430,000 people, in Columbia. He had nearly 10 people working for him. While he was a Deaf Success story, unfortunately, it did not last too long. He was assassinated by a business rival, and the business closed down.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


number of public meetings that took place in Virginia
during 1990’s and 2000’s to decide which
school to keep and which school to close – Virginia
School for the Deaf at Staunton (kept open) and
Virginia School for the Deaf at Hampton (closed)


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, jr, gymnastics

waiting for season to start on January 11th; it is a
late-starting winter season sport


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Alex Hickey, who is deaf, plays for the Geelong Falcons,
a junior level team in Australian Rules football and
is hoping to be drafted by one of these big time teams
in the Australian Football League


Deaf Sports Library

Gallaudet football championships

1988 – Atlantic Coast Football Conference
1989 – Atlantic Coast Football Conference
1998 – Eastern Seaboard Football Conference
2013 – Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

both Atlantic Coast Football Conference and the
Eastern Seaboard Football Conference are no longer
in existence


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–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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 Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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



Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor, Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2014

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching, cultural studies, Deaf Education, and interpreting.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and Deaf Studies or other related courses.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following: NOTE:  Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of study
4.    One automated student evaluation.  If none are available, provide a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not available and provide some other evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential.
5.    Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6.    Provide evidence of any relevant certificates
7.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than two years old)
8.    Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Substitute Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)

Elementary Teacher

Walden School Family Partner

Elementary Classroom Assistant

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor

Wraparound Family Partner

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor

Daycare Teacher

Daycare Substitute Teacher

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant

Computer Systems Administrator

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight

Walden School Relief Worker (CCW Substitute)

Walden School Child Care Worker – Day

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website) as well as three professional references


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!


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 and in Pittsburgh,
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:

— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations

— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: to learn more about each

Like us on Facebook at:

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301; 215-884-9770 TTY/V


job description
Curriculum Coordinator for 21st Century Learning
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports to:    Director of Academic Technology and 21st Century Learning

Employment information:  This is a full-time, 11-month position.

Summary Statement:  The primary role and responsibilities of the Curriculum Coordinator include collaboration with faculty members and departments in the development, writing, alignment, implementation and assessment of district/common core curriculum (for the improvement of instruction), as well as the evaluation, purchase and incorporation of texts, resources and technology into classroom instruction K-12.

1.    Master’s degree required, preferably in related areas such as Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, or related fields which include design, instruction, and assessment.
2.    At least five (5) years teaching experience in an educational setting.
3.    Past experience in curriculum instruction and supervision required.
4.    Extensive knowledge of common core standards and curriculum and instructional design, including integration of academic technology, emphasis on math and English Language Arts critical.
5.    An extensive knowledge of and experience with recent and emerging educational practices, academic technology, common core standards and assessment, curricular alignment, etc.
6.    Must be organized, assertive, creative, able to assume initiative and responsibility.
7.    Must be able to work well with people, hearing and Deaf.
8.    Comfort and breadth of experience with interactive and academic technologies
9.    Fluency in ASL.

Duties and responsibilities:
1.    Ensure that the school’s curriculum is aligned with the state standards to achieve school goals. 2.    Map and align current school curriculum and practices to common core – finding gaps, holes, and misalignments.
3.    Create comprehensive plan to move to full alignment of the common core by grade level and program.
4.    Align curriculum objectives to student testing
5.    Work with each grade and individual teachers to better understand and implement common core standards and meet alignment goals.
6.    Participate in the adoption of all textbooks and supplementary instructional materials. 7.    Provide ongoing evaluation of curriculum maps/curriculum guides, with annual updates of objectives and assessments;
8.    Work with academic departments to insure both vertical and horizontal alignment and best practices.
9.    Develop individual teachers abilities to implement and assess curriculum in daily practice and in planning lesson
10.    Monitor and evaluate staff curriculum development
11.    Develop in teachers. ability to check for understanding and track progress according to standards.
12.    Help create and manage curriculum guides aligned to state standards by grades and departments
13.    Be able to demonstrate through uses of such tools as pre- and post- tests of students. successful implementation of curriculum and improved or attained understanding.
14.    Understanding of the Danielson framework for curriculum practioners is preferred 15.    Experience, understanding, and knowledge of a variety of academic technology applications, and creative and extensive experience with integration of academic technology required.
16.    Ability to organize, lead, and train a variety of topics for professional development (in support of curriculum and instructional programs) in these areas required.
17.    Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Head of School

if interested, contact:

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144


job description
Infant/Toddler Home Visitor (Contractor)
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To:                 Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention

Employment Information: This is a fee for service position. This position does not carry benefits.

Summary Statement:      The home-visitor provides special instruction to infants, toddlers and their families.

1.    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education or deaf education; Master’s degree preferred.
2.    One year (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early childhood experience preferred.
3.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification.
4.    Proficiency in American Sign Language as demonstrated by an Intermediate score of 3.0 or greater on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or its equivalent.
5.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Expectations and Responsibilities:
1.    Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of typical child growth and development.
2.    Demonstrate understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse urban population.
3.    Demonstrate the ability to embed supports and services within a family’s typical routines.
4.    Demonstrate the ability to provide balanced information to families in terms of language, communication and educational options.
5.    Participate and contribute to multidisciplinary team evaluations and the development of outcomes for Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
6.    Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with school and agency providers.
7.    Initiate routine progress monitoring as indicated by IFSPs, regional and state requirements.
8.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services.
9.    Participate in staff meetings as necessary.
10.    Meet all state and county training requirements. 11.    Be available to continue service delivery in July and August. 12.    Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention.

if interested, contact:

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144


job description
Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To: Director of Admissions and Educational Outreach

Employment Information: This is a full-time, 12 month position

Summary Statement:      The Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention will provide leadership and coordination to an interdisciplinary team of professionals, families and children.

Program Statement:     First Conversations is a program operating under The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.  Serving infants/toddlers with hearing loss and their families, the First Conversations team provides families with information and resources about language development, early learning and educational options. Qualifications:

1.    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education, deaf education or related field. 2.    Five years (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early intervention field experience preferred.
3.    Strong leadership and supervisory experience.
4.    Strong understanding of language development and communication options for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, including thorough understanding of developmental milestones in American Sign Language (ASL), listening and spoken language. 5.    Strong understanding of special education laws, specifically IDEA Part C. 6.    Commitment to social justice, empowerment of families and support for diversity, specifically within an urban framework. 7.    Strong organization skills, flexibility and decision making capabilities. 8.    Knowledge of Pennsylvania early intervention system preferred. 9.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification and Supervisor certification.
10.    Demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in American Sign Language. 11.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

1.    Provide leadership, coordination and evaluation of early intervention services. 2.    Supervise and evaluate all educational and clinical infant/toddler early intervention providers. 3.    Assist in employee recruitment, selection, evaluation and termination.
4.    Provide program development and marketing in the community. 5.    Develop and deliver professional development on topics related to early intervention and serving children with hearing loss.
6.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services; support the implementation and practice of mandated policies.
7.    Monitor selection and implementation of curricula and assessment for early intervention programs.
8.    Monitor the development and service delivery of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
9.    Serve as a liaison between First Conversations and various agencies (i.e. CHOP, IDS, Childlink, OCDEL).
10.    Represent First Conversations at relevant interagency meetings (State Interagency Coordinating Council, IDS Director’s Meetings, Teaching Learning Collaborative Supervisors Meetings, Early Intervention Providers Association). 11.    Oversee fiscal operations including provider enrollment into PROMISe billing system.
12.    Manage referrals (i.e. accept/assign, report start dates, maintain caseloads). 13.    Support family engagement demonstrating an understanding of adult learning principles.

if interested, contact:

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144


open positions
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is hiring for the following

– Driver (Part-time)

Qualifications:  Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s
license with clean driving record with no moving violations, follow
all safety guidelines per MVA and 3-5 years experience.  Fluency in
ASL preferred or willingness to learn.

Job Goal:  To provide transportation services for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals with other disabilities to locations throughout
the Eastern Shore.  Shift varies with some evenings and weekends.

– Independent Living Advisor (ILA)

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.

Job Goal:  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.

– Job Coach

Qualifications:  Six month’s experience with training, coaching and
motivating people. Skilled in use of structured training techniques
for teaching job performance skills; job-related skills and work
behaviors. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  To provide individual and group on-the-job training for
individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes
teaching and coaching how to develop job skills, employee/employer
relationships, work ethics and communication for successful
employment outcomes.

– Specified Program Support (Part-time)

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent, 2 yrs exp. with
programs in a nonprofit organization, preferably housing programs.
Must be willing to travel a 50 mile radius & work well with a diverse
group of individuals, community members & licensed contractors. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  Responsible for coordinating the maintenance & repairs
with various vendors for HUD properties.  Determines the severity of
the needs & takes the initiative to contact, solicit bids, & schedule
work to be completed.  Conduct inspections & meets repair workers at
the various sites.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business
references to; fax 410-543-4874; apply online at or mail to Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow
Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity


Position openings
Deaf Can Inc/Deaf Living Sober program
Northeast Minneapolis (Minnesota)

– Case Manager
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 32 hours a week

– Tenant Assistant
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 14 hours bi-weekly

Description: Deaf Can Inc.’s, Deaf Living Sober program, has an opening for a Case Manager and Tenant Assistants working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind individuals who are in recovery and living in independent apartments utilizing the skills and experience of the Specialist to adapt and maintain a sober and meaningful life.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Central Avenue Apartment Staff and other RS Eden employees to assure safety and maintain communication between programs.  We provide a safe environment and teach residents the skills necessary to live, work, and socialize in a sober community. The primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Therefore, fluency in ASL  and other various manual forms of communication is mandatory.

Duties: The Case Manager support for individual resident. Responsibilities include:
.    Provides individual instruction to resident on self-care, household-chores, and other general resident specific programs.
.    Acts as a role model demonstrating good skills in recovery approaches and understanding addiction philosophy.
.    Daily contact and accountability of residents to their schedules.
.    Assisting, locating, planning and developing appointments and follow up care for health, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, legal, spiritual health, transit and any other directed by the resident.
.    Provide hands on localized training on Twin Cities public transit such as bus and light rail systems and accompanying residents on initial appointments as needed. .    Complete charts, logs, incident reports and all other written documentation as required by program policies and procedures.
All program employees attend regular staff meetings.

Required Qualifications:
.    Minimum of 21 years of age
.    High school diploma/GED
.    Two years of Adult Foster Care /Human Services / Educational experience
.    Knowledge of addiction LADC, MN model 12 steps, relapse and recovery approaches
.    Additional work or volunteer experience with persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind.
Preferred Qualification:
.    LADC, social services and human services degrees preferred

Contact to express interest in applying for either positions


position opening
Technology Coordinator
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:        Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, 199-day position.  The Technology Coordinator is responsible for server and client computer maintenance, back-up and security, and maintenance of other technology on the campus.

The Technology Coordinator should possess an understanding of network distributed computing concepts and experience with both PC, MAC and tablet (iPad) platforms and should have a working knowledge of technology that is used in an educational setting such as SMARTboards, document cameras and related educational software. Experience instructing in the use of technology-based services is also recommended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field is preferred. Experience in a school setting also preferred.

The Technology Coordinator should have working knowledge of Windows 2008 Server; Active Directory; VMWare, file sharing, content-filtering firewalls, phone and communication systems, video conferencing technology, technology-based security systems, PC & MAC hardware maintenance; Windows XP . Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5 . 10.8.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) is “Survival Plus”.

The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:        Commensurate with experience

Until filled


Send letter of application and resume to:
Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.


Job Posting
Community Employment Services Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full time – Salaried

Manage all employment services offered at Deaf Adult Services by establishing and maintaining activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in accordance with in-office directives and ACCES-VR contractual obligations. Responsibilities include providing assistance with job development/placement efforts; work in conjunction with traditional employment resources, develop employment opportunities, identify openings and opportunities for individuals in need of employment assistance; Other duties include job interview readiness, job counseling to individuals and employers, sensitivity awareness and training for existing and potential employers of deaf and hard of hearing clients. Responsible for accurate and timely billing documentation of services provided.

Specific Duties:
. Assist individuals in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes
. Provide job search/career information workshops and presentations as needed
. Make arrangements for interpreters and interviews for individuals and potential employers
. Monitor individual performance on the job and advocate as needed
. Counsel and support individual when job performance is not satisfactory and work with them to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or review other employment options
. Provide program information to various businesses, non-profit agencies, schools, and update information as needed including the removal of employment barriers
. Recruit potential Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates for job placement services
. Ensure the delivery of services reflect Independent Living philosophy and Consumer empowerment and self-advocacy
. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director within the objectives of the position

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
. 3 years Job Placement experience with demonstrated placement success
. Sign Language and Deaf Culture knowledge
. Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 5 years experience
. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
. General computer knowledge including Word and Excel
. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of program and individual information
. Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize work assignments
. Must have reliable transportation, a valid New York driver’s license and current automobile insurance as required by law

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to:; Position available immediately.


Job Posting
Manager of Interpreting Services
Deaf Adult Services
Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full time, Salaried

The Manager of Interpreting Services is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Interpreting Department at Deaf Adult Services including interpreter relations, customer satisfaction and vendor accounts . Participate as part of agency management team with Executive Director, Business Manager and Director of Advocacy and Community Education Services to ensure continuous quality and stability of programs.
Specific Duties:
. Supervise all interpreting services staff. Participate in annual review, hiring and any disciplinary measures needed.
. Review all customer contracts and prepare for signature
. Oversee and ensure appropriateness of all interpreting assignments
. Assess/evaluate the skills/certification of all interpreters at least annually
. Submit a written monthly report, including program statistics, to the Executive Director
. Coordinate CEU training opportunities for Western NY interpreters.
. Stay abreast of current relevant technology and standards of the industry through knowledge of disability law, RID and NAD.
. Coordinate the ACCES-VR/MWBE and ECDSS interpreting contracts including ensuring timely and effective tracking and reporting as required by contract.
. Work with Executive Director on Interpreting specific grant projects and funding opportunities
. Conduct outreach and marketing in order to recruit new business.
. Remain knowledgeable about local interpreting dynamics as a method to evaluate and mentor inexperienced community interpreters.
. Submit current news and information for dissemination in DAS E-News
. Attend staff development opportunities
. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
. Must possess NIC or equivalent certification or CDI certification
. At least 6 years of professional interpreting experience
. Diplomacy and strong people skills
. Effective problem solving and communication skills.
. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Cultures
. Knowledge of RID Code of Professional Conduct
. Thorough knowledge of ADA
. Relevant education and training required to obtain knowledge and experience of the interpreting industry
. Proven successful relationships with local Deaf and HH communities
. Organizational and time management capabilities
. Computer competency and knowledge of customer service principles

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to:; Position available immediately.


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