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DeafDigest Gold – October 24, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – October 24, 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/medicalinterpreting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lookingforjob/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/skee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingeardog/

(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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The Sprint Relay Data Only Plan for only $29.99 per month at the Deaf
Pager Store*

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a
2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the
Blackberry® Curve[tm] 9330 Smartphone with 3G, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera and
dedicated media keys.

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

*Other monthly charges apply. For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg102410

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Harris Communications Provides Products for Oregon School for the
Deaf on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

see the press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-makeover/

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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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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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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:

Deaf Ecuadoreans Stand Up for Identity, Rights
http://deafdigest.com/gonzaloortiz/

A deaf British couple with a family of hearing children
http://deafdigest.com/helenbell/

– Very Hot News

many deaf people suffer from issues related to vertigo,
tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease. Do we suffer either of
above because of our deafness or is this a problem
many hearing people face?

Whatever? Jay Rubinstein, a surgeon/biomedical engineer
at University of Washington, has come up with device
called vestibular prosthesis. It would be inserted inside
the person’s head, which is supposed to ward off such
ailments.

A legitimate invention or a quack? Time will tell.

– Thursday October 14th

Colleges traditionally stage homecoming day events in the
fall months. San Diego State University is no exception,
but with a twist.

Isidore Niyongabo was crowned as the Homecoming Day King.
He is deaf and came to USA from Burundi. A serious person,
his goal is to get a graduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience Medicine, with hopes of helping the
deaf of Third World nations. He is also fluent in
three spoken languages and in three sign languages.

– Friday October 15th

Ken Fisher, who brews his own beer which have been served
overseas, including Elland Brewery in England, has come
up with a new beer.

It is called Deaf American Pale Ale Firkin Tapping, and
it will be served at the Brewers Union Local 180 in
Oakridge, Oregon on November 4th.  You can reach him at
gratefuldeaf@hotmail.com

– Saturday October 16th

Sonny Wasilowski, who is deaf, is still in running
for the Faribault city council. DeafDigest hopes
he will win a seat.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold’Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk’s Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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A DEAF NATIVE AMERICAN WITH MANY SKILLS
On the Assiniboine Sioux reservation at Fort Peck,
Montana, there was a deaf Native American. His name was
Merrol Flynn. People called him Skee.
He had many skills. He was the town policeman, the
town fireman, and the town council member. And during
the day time he had his own auto body shop.
When he retired from everything five years ago,
it was hard for the town to find several people to
replace him in these different tasks.

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

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

HEARING EAR DOG IN NORTHRIDGE
Few years ago, a deaf person with a hearing ear dog
was not permitted to enter a restaurant in Northridge,
California.
The deaf person protested, saying hearing ear dogs
were permitted.
The restaurant manager told the deaf person that
guide dogs are permitted but not hearing ear dogs.
DeafDigest is puzzled. What is the difference
between a guide dog and a hearing ear dog?
And the restaurant manager should have known
better because Northridge has a large deaf population
because it is near CSUN.

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

(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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WORDS OF WISDOM FROM A DEAF TRADER
There are trade shows (stamps, coins, computer parts, model
railroads, baseball cards, comics, etc). And there are auctions.
Could a deaf person function well in such an environment?
Said a veteran deaf trader (as edited):

In a show, sometimes, I get more than what I expect!!!  I still relish the fact that I got a hard-to-find item at a bargain cost. I go to such shows so frequently that the dealers know what I’m looking for. A mature deaf person is a plus as compared to a youngster. Dealers like to deal with mature adults.

DEAF IN THE HAIR STYLING PROFESSION
We have a number of deaf individuals in the
hairstyling profession.
Here is one – whose name surfaced this week –
Rozalyn Polecastro, who works out of a hair
salon in Palatine, IL.

ANOTHER DEAF OWNED SHOP
DeafDigest has learned of a tea and coffee shop
in Seoul, Korea, which is deaf-owned.
Seems there is a good number of deaf-owned or
deaf-operated shops and stores in Third World nations.
Not that so in USA. Why? Perhaps something to do with
the deaf being able to find decent jobs in USA, and so,
not too desperate to create a living for themselves.
And in the Third World nations, opportunities are
limited, forcing the more ambitious deaf individuals
to go into business for themselves.

ALMOST NEVER FAILS – WAITERS’ DEAFNESS STORY
DeafDigest editor and his wife frequents the
restaurants in Washington, DC.
And it almost always never fails that the waiters
come up with a deafness-related story.
Examples are:

– I was born in Bulgaria and my deaf sister lives there
– I am deaf in one year
– I took ASL classes in school
– my ex-boyfriend was deaf
– I played football against Gallaudet
– I played football against a deaf school
– my high school football teammate was deaf
– my college played volleyball against Gallaudet

And so on.

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:

Deaf Basketball Officials
(deaf basketball referees)

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

http://deafdigest.com/deafbasketballofficials/

KOTOBAGARI IN JAPAN
What is Kotobagari? It is word hunting by Japanese publishing houses
and it does not permit words such as foreigner, leper, blind,
crazy, slaughter house, moron, etc.  And yes, the word deaf is included as well as deaf-mute.
Reason is political correctness. This is why Japanese people do not
see the words “deaf” or “deaf mute” in newspapers.
Nothing wrong with the word deaf but plenty wrong with the word
deaf-mute or even of deaf-dumb.
Just wish the Kotobagari code is used by all newspapers in the
world, not just in Japan – but the word deaf is acceptable.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t like stuff on in my ears

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

someone who is non-hearing

why get too complicated? Just call that person deaf and
that is all there is to it

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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.

Early bird registration begins at just $89!  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, Bill Ross,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points
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!
A team of researchers affiliated with the
University of Minnesota Medical School is saying
that there are different types of age-related hearing
losses. Simply put, no two late-deafened human beings
may suffer same kind of hearing loss!

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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 #12

Q. Aside from a failed restoration attempt in 1917, the
Qing (or Manchu) dynasty was the last ruling dynasty of
this country before it was removed from power in 1912.

A. China

The Qing dynasty had been in power since 1644.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Father Shawn Carey
deaf priest

http://referer.us/8/XquBo2

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do deaf people sign with regional accents?

A. Yes, but seems to be less and less of these regional accents.

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 all hearing people would easily understand gestures and
would not be gesture-impaired

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

What is Deaf History? Is it about deaf people
that helped create a Deaf Historical moment?
Or is it also about hearing people that have
helped create a Deaf Historical moment?

this issue was brought up by an individual who
pursues Deaf History as a lifelong hobby?

DeafDigest thinks it is a combination of both.

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Deaf and the Money:

60 cents per mile

paid by a school district to provide transportation
for a student that lives in a small town 60 miles away
from Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

we are talking about $36.00 one way or $72.00 both ways per day

The agreement was for the total paid not to exceed $13,500

The amount agreed on covers one full school year

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

a deaf man who owns his own exterminator business said

– a base of 500 regular customers

– 15 percent of these customers are deaf

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DeafResources

ADA – questions and answers
http://deafdigest.com/adaquestionsandanswers/

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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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

top deaf sports newspaper stories & links:

an interview with Gallaudet football coach Kenny Walker
http://deafdigest.com/randysider/

a nice newspaper write up on a mainstreamed football player in Illinois
http://deafdigest.com/jeremywerner/

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports102410/

for list of elite deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/

for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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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job announcement
Clinician / Therapist – Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case management for DEAF/HH severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation of the plans.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are available and provided. Assure the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* MUST know ASL (American Sign Language)

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Prior experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children or
adolescents in a Residential Treatment setting.

* Valid driver’s license and clear driving record. Be willing to complete pre-employment physical fitness health screening examination that includes a drug screen; and must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or hostile manner towards the client

Salary: Based on clinical experience and education. Full benefits available
upon date of hire.

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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position opening
Quality Assurance Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Responsible for auditing programs for compliance with grant requirements and/or fee for service funding plans to maximize revenue to the agency

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; one to three years quality assurance and/or auditing experience required, preferably in a DD provider agency. Must be detail oriented and have good analytical, time management and presentation skills. Must be able to understand and interpret various regulations and contractual requirements and must be self-motivated. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Position Classification: Full time, permanent, exempt employee.

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:dila@dila.org

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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Job opening
Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Rhode Island Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator”

Location:  Rhode Island Area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Rhode Island Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Excellent presentation skills – Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Speech Disabled
– Deaf Community

– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
– Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people who have differing hearing and speech abilities
– Understanding of Deaf Culture
– Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred
– Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users of the services
– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful
– Experience in public relations activities
– Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines – Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills
– Associate’s Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor’s Degree required
– Hold a valid driver’s license – Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and a full time paid benefit package.  Apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by October 15, 2010

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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(updated – October 24, 2010)

Job announcements
DCARA

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

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

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

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

– DIRECTOR, CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Full-Time, Exempt
San Leandro, California

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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