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DeafDigest Gold – November 28, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – November 28, 2010

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/poorclothingtaste/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fundraise/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unionmeetings/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/yellowcaptions/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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$150 Rebate Offer at the Deaf Pager Store

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**Offer ends 1/8/11. For rebate details, go to:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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CSD Brings Discounted Broadband and Equipment to Nation’s
Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Do you want high-speed Internet access but can’t afford it? Are you
interested in high-speed Internet access at discounted rate? And, are
you interested in a discounted video-capable netbook as well?

CSD and Project Endeavor are bringing high speed Internet/broadband
services to the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing community! If you
are income eligible and qualify for the program, you can receive
high-speed Internet, a netbook, training on how to use both, and even
more!

To find out more about Project Endeavor, call VOICE: 877-NET-ME77,
e-mail mailto:info@projectendeavor.com, VP at (605) 496-0738 or go to
http://www.projectendeavor.com

(Made possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.)

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Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

http://att.com/relay

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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

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

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg – we have a
Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and
follow instructions on the screen.

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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

adopted deaf children in Jacksonville, Illinois
http://deafdigest.com/russell/

A deaf advocate in Upstate New York
http://deafdigest.com/morris/

– Very Hot News

The Nevada governor-elect Brian Sandoval has asked
Denny Voreck, who is deaf, to be part of his
Transition Team.

Denny is a busy man that wears several hats. In addition
to worrying about the issues in Nevada, mainly financial,
he also worries about basketball.

Basketball? Yes. He coaches the girls’ freshman basketball
team at Liberty HS in Nevada, one of the biggest high
schools in the state. It is a hearing, not a deaf, basketball
team, by the way.

Said Denny:
Saturday, we had our first basketball scrimmage; Monday, we will
have our first Transition Team meeting; Thursday, we will have
our first game of the season.

Basketball and politics? Yes, if Obama can do it, so can Denny!

– Thanksgiving Day, November 25th

Bill Furman, who is deaf but wears hearing aids, and is the
Centre County Sheriff’s Deputy and a constable in Pennsylvania,
is currently locked into a bitter lawsuit with the state police.
In order to be certified for his local law enforcement position,
he needs to attend training classes hosted by state police.
They told him he cannot attend classes and Bill is angry.

– Friday November 26th

We’ve read in the newspapers about the anger over
pat downs at the airports. Well, a deaf woman took her service
dog to the airport.

Yes, you guessed it, the TSA people looked at her service
dog and immediately was given the full pat down in full view
of everyone.

Is it possible that without the service dog, she would
be allowed through the gates unchallenged?

– Saturday November 27th

Netflix at it again.

Last year Netflix said they were working on captions on instant
streaming but cautioned it would be a year before it would be fully implemented.

How fully implemented is it? It was estimated that 300 videos
are already captioned but with 17,000 not yet or will not be
captioned!

Yes, deaf viewers are not too happy with the turtle-like
captioning pace.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A dosimeter to the rescue?

If a worker complains he is becoming deaf because of workplace
noise, and if the boss does not believe him, then the
dosimeter may be the solution.

It measures the ear’s exposure to noise during the full work day.

And if the dosimeter tells the boss that the workplace is noisy
then he needs to do something about it.

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updated every Monday

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SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

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WE THANK THE RID
If we meet an interpreter that is not a member of
RID, then we need to be careful.
RID is strict. Interpreters must follow RID rules,
standards and ethics.
Many years ago, there was no RID. In New York
City many deaf people worked as printers. And when
there were union printers’ meetings, someone had
to volunteer as interpreter.
There was a hard of hearing man, fluent in ASL,
that volunteered as interpreter. The deaf printers
were not happy with him, but was stuck with him.
This interpreter would often change the comments
that was mentioned during the meetings, and that is
why the deaf printers did not trust him.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unionmeetings/

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

YELLOW CAPTIONS
DeafDigest editor and his son-in-law went to a
bar to have some beers.
The bar was big and there were many TV sets on the walls. And all of these TV sets were turned on
for captions.
And all of these captions were yellow in color
and on top of the screen – so easy to read and to
follow.
Yellow captions better than white captions?
DeafDigest editor thinks so.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/yellowcaptions/

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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A THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT ELMIRA, NY
DeafDigest editor and his wife spent the Thanksgiving weekend,
with family at Elmira, NY.
While eating at restaurants, doing some shopping and stopping
at coffee cafes, etc, DeafDigest editor noticed that the clerks,
hotel people, customers and waitresses were friendly.
DeafDigest editor wonders if it is because they never saw
sign language before and were somewhat curious about it,
hence their friendly looks?
Keep in mind Elmira is within driving distance of
NTID, Rochester School for the Deaf, St Mary’s School
for the Deaf and the New York State School for the Deaf.
In bigger cities like New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC.
deaf people signing in public are generally ignored. The
same goes for Rochester, NY.

DOUBLE HEARING SCREENING TESTS
The reason for the trip to Elmira, NY, asides from the family
Thanksgiving dinner, was to see the one-month old grandson.
DeafDigest editor asked the mother if the grandson had a
hearing screening test. The mother said the baby was tested
twice.
There is a reason for the double testing – to make sure
the results of the first test is valid. Cannot always rely
on results of one test without making sure the second test
backs it up.

A BARBER SHOP STORY #1
A long time hearing barber, with his own shop in a small
South Carolina town, has a lot of memories.
His worst memory was a deaf man coming to his shop for
a haircut. Because of a communication misunderstanding,
the deaf man did not like the way his hair was cut. The
barber and the deaf man passed notes back and forth
with instructions on how to re-do the haircut.
At the end, the deaf man did not like the way the
hair was cut and was upset about it and demanded the barber
cut off all of his hair! Never again would the deaf man
come to the same barber shop.
To this day, this nightmare still bothers that barber.

A BARBER SHOP STORY #2
A deaf barber worked at a Florida barber shop many years ago.
The barber shop owner’s daughter gave this tale:

My father took special care of one barber who was deaf. This deaf
barber only made sounds that my Dad seemed always to understand. When
things were more complex, Dad would write to the deaf barber what the customer wanted. Dad said the deaf barber was funny and always making jokes. I never heard the deaf barber say anything, but Dad communicated all the time with him.

Dad didn’t know sign language, so over time they made up their own. Dad
also respected the deaf barber and his skill at cutting hair. I learned from watching my Dad and the deaf barber that any prejudice you have about a handicap can be overcome, if you want to overcome it. It is just the desire, the will and having no fear.

A STRUGGLE FOR INTERPRETERS AT HEARING CHILDREN’S SCHOOL
Taking place right now at Gwinnett County in Georgia
is the school board turning down deaf parents’ request for
interpreters at meetings with children’s teachers.
The school board says they cannot afford interpreters.
And to make this issue even more insulting was the hint that
the children can act as parents’ own interpreters!
The school board chairperson, however, asked the school
district to gather more information so the board can review
this issue.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

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

USA Deaf Sports Federation

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

http://deafdigest.com/usadsf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Hearing aid is always noisy

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a comment that went like this:

She wasn’t deaf, she had limited hearing but could still hear

Huh! How is it that a person of limited hearing is not
considered deaf. And if she still could hear, it is
with the assistance of a voice spoken loud next to her
ear, or with an amplifier or with a hearing aid or
with a CI

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

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

The Florida Hotel offers
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video
clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip
will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, in a recent speech, said
that Next-Generation 9-1-1 will enable a deaf person to communicate with an emergency call center by sending text messages to the 9-1-1 call taker.

DeafDigest hopes this will work better as compared to past 911 systems
that failed us only so too many times.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

How can I get the attention of someone with Usher Syndrome?

Sometimes people tease me by tapping me on the shoulders and yet I
cannot find them.  Once I was tapped on my shoulder and could not
find anyone next to me.  There was a second tap on the other shoulder
and still I could not find anyone.  Finally, this person waved her
hand in front of my face.  Ooops, she 4′ 7″ tall… no wonder I could
not find her!

A tip to getting the attention of someone with Usher Syndrome is to
pat them on the shoulder and keep your hand on their shoulder.  They
will follow your arm to locate your face.  You will be acknowledged,
but do not assume you are recognized (lighting and degree of vision
loss impact this).  Identify yourself.  Then, we will set up a
comfortable approach for deeper communication.

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning – some questions are not deaf-related and are tough
to answer.

Question #17

Q. Recently surpassing General Motors as the largest automaker
company and under investigation by Congress, this company
began recalling vehicles in November 2009 for issues related
to the acceleration pedal and floor mat?

A. Toyota Motor Corporation

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Pictures of Michael Lizarraga, deaf CSUN basketball player in action

taken by Michael Pimentel, professional sports photographer; he is deaf

http://michaelpimentel.com/blog/?p=29

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. If a hearing track runner listens for the sound of
the starter’s gun, and if a deaf track runner watches the
strobe flash, which runner has a slight advantage?

A. It would be the deaf runner. According to wiki answers,
the speed of sound is much slower than the speed of light;
in fact it is about one million times slower!

Said a former competitive deaf swimmer:

So deaf swimmers who watch the light definitely have an advantage!!!

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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Wish List of the Week:

that in case of emergency at public facilities (subway stations,
city streets, airports, etc) we have interpreters available
on the spot

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1906 – the US Civil Service reached a decision – that the
deaf cannot seek government employment.

Very fortunately for a large number of deaf and hard of hearing
civil servants, President Theodore Roosevelt would not allow it

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Deaf and the Money:

between 11 and 18 percent

Netflix has raised rates on DVDs and DVD/Blu-ray-by-mail packages
while at the same time, not increasing the numbers of videos
being captioned

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

75

known deafness-related genes

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DeafResources

Audiologist, what does he do?
http://deafdigest.com/audiologist/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/

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

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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VRI – Interpreter
Language Services Associates
Horsham, PA

Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services.

LSA offers a full suite of interpretation, translation and multicultural solutions to more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 language offerings. The company has quickly become one of the largest and fastest-growing language service providers in the world with an impressive growth rate of 30 percent in 2009.

LSA is actively seeking experienced VRI Interpreters to work in our state-of-art call center located in Horsham, PA.  Candidates must possess American Sign Language (ASL) and/or English transliteration as well as spoken English skills. We have both full time and part time positions working on-site in our Horsham office.

Job Responsibilities:
* Interpret between American Sign Language (ASL), and/or English transliteration and spoken English, through web-based VRI system

* Answering inbound calls in a timely manner

* Assist clients with basic troubleshooting (refer to manager or IT department if necessary)

* Provide superior customer service

* All other duties as assigned by Manager (may include, but not limited to, video and web based ASL recorded translations)

Requirements:
* Maintain, as applicable, compliance with any national, state, or local licensure and/or certification requirements

* Adhere to the RID Code of Professional Conduct

* Strong attention to detail

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Professional and positive phone manner with clients from all types of businesses

* Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the 24/7/365 demands of VRI

* Familiarity working in a windows environment (MS Office suite, remote connections-gotomypc, etc.).

* RID CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC; or NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master; or NAD (Level IV or V), certification and proof of current Pennsylvania registration

* Experience with VRS or VRI systems(preferred)

* PC Trouble shooting skills preferred

* Minimum of at least a high school diploma

* Willingness to learn and take on more responsibilities as needed

* Attention to detail, while working in a fast paced environment

* At least 5 years of interpreting experience

* “Can-Do” attitude

* Must have the ability to provide VRI services from home, when required

* Candidate must be available to start training 12/20/10

To see a full job description (for full and part time positions) please visit our career website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=LSAWEB&cws=1

Or send resume directly to:  mailto:DEhrenberg@LSAweb.com

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Executive Director Search
Georgia Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Decatur, GA

Position Summary:
– To serve as the Executive Director – To serve as the primary spokesperson in all areas of media, public relations, and marketing. – To oversee the implementation of strategic goals and objectives, programs and services delivery, budget and fiscal management, personnel, and human resources. – To secure adequate state, federal, unrestricted and restricted funding to support the operation . – To keep abreast of legislation related to the Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind community.. – To oversee contracts from state and private foundations. – To provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of  our philosophy, mission, strategy, goals and objectives.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, Master’s preferred.
– Strong background in multiple programs and services for the Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind community. –  Five years of experience in non-profit, community-based management and supervision of a large staff. – Three years of professional experience with grant procurement, project management and fundraising efforts. – Must have good organizational and time management skills. – Must have excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills. – Must be able to problem solve, make sound decisions, and collaborate with other agencies.

http://www.GACHI.org

Please submit Resumes:
Via E-mail
mailto:gachiboard@gmail.com

GACHI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Placement Coordinator – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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 Specialist
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 opening
Sign Therapist II
Regional Mental Health Center
East Chicago, Indiana

Sign Therapist II

Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.

Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients.

Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities.

Minimum of two years of experience required.

License preferred.

You may mail/fax or email your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville IN 46410-6353

Fax:219-757-1810
mailto:Diane.johnson@geminus.org

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(November 21, 2010 update)

Job announcements
DCARA

– DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (FULL TIME)
Fremont and San Leandro, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-es/

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Campbell, California

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http://deafdigest.com/main/dcara-campbell/

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
San Francisco, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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Open positions
ZVRS
various locations

– Title: Senior System Administrator
Locations:  Clearwater, Florida

Summary: Responsible for the administration, management and operations of the internal servers and virtual machines supporting the call center platform

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
A solid understanding of Unix and Open Source (Linux) operating systems; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts.
Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, VBScript, a shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write small C or C# programs.

Required Background:
More than five years of previous system administration experience.
Desirable Background and Skills:
A degree in computer science or a related field.
Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
Publications within the field of system administration.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and

Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

– Title: Regional Sales Manager
Locations: Colorado

Description:
The Sales Manager will be responsible for individual, business and government accounts, introducing ZVRS to new customers, while also strengthening ZVRS. relationship with current customers. Is Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers of all walks by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Responsibilities:
– Plans and directs videophone sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Primary POC for VRS users, major government and business accounts in assigned region.
– Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
– Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain service needs.
– Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior Director of Sales.
– Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, 401K and match, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

– Title: Technical Support Rep – Tier Two – Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer Service personnel.

Responsibilities: Answer video inbound calls from customers and answer their questions, record their complaints and/or concerns.
When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate departments.
Provide remote connection support to customers PC for router, modem or no-ip configuration.
Ability to troubleshoot on products.

Qualifications:
MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
Must be willing to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends.

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) positions through October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or fax it to 828-432-5309.

– To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145. E-mail: mailto:tonia.hartley@dhhs.nc.gov

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 – $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 – $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 10/25/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five (5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements Master’s degree in education, school administration, or specific field related to special education and five years of education experience preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School Administrator-Principal licensure as outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a (PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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