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DeafDigest Gold – September 12, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - September 12, 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/mentalhealth/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/actorinterpreter/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coxswain/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handshapes/

(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
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downloads and send and view photos and videos with the speed of the
Now Network[tm]. This full feature smartphone is slim, compact and
lightweight and includes Wi-Fi®, Trackpad navigation and 2.0 MP
camera.

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:
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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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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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:
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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:

the value of Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind
http://deafdigest.com/maryvorsino/

a good move for a successful deaf woman
http://deafdigest.com/hannahsutherland/




- Very Hot News

It never pays to defraud the deaf.

A deaf man, about 10 years ago, was sent to prison for defrauding
the deaf.

And now this - Marvin Ray Cooper, who is deaf and from Hawaii, was 
ordered to repay the deaf victims 4 million dollars plus 2.4 million 
in civil penalties with the Securities and Exchange Commission and 
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This was announced
in news this week.

And we should soon be hearing of a deaf man in New Hampshire,
accused of defrauding the deaf with his mortgage service schemes.



- Thursday September 9th

Two hard of hearing women, Anne McIntosh and Danielle Rose
joined forces in North Carolina to come up with an organizer
book - Be Well: Essential Medical Organizer

This organizer allows parents to keep track of their children's
medical appointments, pills, vaccinations and all that.

A local newspaper this week ran this story




- Friday September 10th

It was announced that on October 6th a demonstration
will take place on the grounds of the Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
in Boston.

The protesters are accusing the agency of ignoring
the special education needs of the deaf students.



- Saturday September 11th

Asphyxia, a deaf woman whose real name is not known,
has been lauded for her entertaining black magic
as one of Australia's better known circus performers.

She uses puppets, huge books and sign language to
captivate her audiences.

She was written up in an Australian newspaper.



(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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Kentucky will host the 40th Annual Southeast Regional Institute on
Deafness (SERID) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY,
on October 16 - 19, 2010.

SERID rotates among eight southeastern states and includes large numbers 
of participants from those states as well as others from across the United 
States.

Participants include technology staff, administrators, educators, outreach 
personnel, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, consumers, graduate 
students and interpreters.

SERID features a variety of keynote presentations, concurrent workshops,
cultural activities and exhibits that provide an excellent opportunity
for professional development and networking.

We would love to invite your participation in this premier training event.

For additional information, please go to our website: 
http://www.serid.org

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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updated every Monday

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A DEAF COXSWAIN ON HEARING ROWING TEAMS
    Many colleges and some high schools, near the rivers,
have rowing teams.
    These rowing teams have a coxswain. The coxswain
sits in front of the boat and is the boss; rowers must
listen to the coxswain's commands - such as "ready",
"hold", "power" , "slow", etc.
    Could a deaf person become a coxswain? Yes, there was
a deaf woman who was the coxswain for Washington State
University women's rowing team about 20 years ago; there
also was a hard of hearing student that was the coxswain
of a rowing team in Rochester, NY.
    These hearing rowers get used to these "deaf" voices
and know what to do.


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


(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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WHAT IS CUED SPEECH?
    Many of us do not know Cued Speech. DeafDigest
editor does not understand Cued Speech.
    But in Cued Speech there are eight handshapes.
Each handshape stands for a small group of letters
and numbers.
    For example, two fingers means either j or n or
t. One finger means either d or p or 3, etc, etc.
    The handshape chart is at:
http://www.cuedspeech.org/PDF/IPA_Chart.pdf


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


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



A PROFESSIONAL LIPREADER
    In 1950, the Life Magazine (long since been out of business)
hired Gallaudet English instructor Bob Panara to lipread the
lips of Queen Elizabeth during her visit to USA. She watched
the football game at University of Maryland and Bob used his
binoculars to read her lips.
    Gallaudet president Leonard Elstad was not too pleased about
it and made it a policy that no one on the Gallaudet campus
could be hired again as a professional lipreader.
    Now this - someone from Gallaudet asked by ESPN to lipread
the lips of great tennis player Roger Federer. There was no audio
for a few seconds during part of Federer's comments, and ESPN
was anxious to know what he said.
    No luck. Not possible to read lips of accented English and
with lisped movements.



A DEAF IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY
    We are always reading about these immigrant
success story - someone immigrated to USA and
over the years, built up a million dollar
business, employing a good number of Americans.
    But have we had any successful deaf immigrant
stories?
    There is one - Jan Rawecki came to USA from
Poland, and owns, with his wife Terry, the
Gosia's Pierogies.
    They bake pierogies (Polish dumplings) for
sale at outlets and farmers markets in the
Pittsburgh area. It started out as a hobby
but ten years later it has become a full time
business, employing a number of people.



HOW DEAF IS REED DOUGHTY OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS?
    Reed Doughty, an important part of Washington Redskins'
defense, has a lifelong hearing loss.
    Some day he will lose much, if not all, of his hearing.
There was a newspaper write up about his hearing loss, and
it is at:

http://deafdigest.com/reeddoughty/



DEAF WEST THEATRE WINS A GRANT
    Deaf West Theatre, considered to be the nation's #1
deaf theatrical group, has won a grant, albeit a matching
grant.
    This grant is earmarked for captions for the benefit of
the deaf in the theater and over the internet.
    The funds come from a program served by The Doris Duke 
Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and 
Theatre Communications Group.


AN OBAMA ANNOUNCEMENT
    President Obama made an announcement - that Howard A. Rosenblum,
the NAD CEO-designate, has been nominated for a chair on the
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board.
    This will be one more item on his plate on the day he takes
over as the NAD CEO next year.


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:

Sacred Circle

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

http://deafdigest.com/sacredcircle/



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

My mood tells me whether to wear it or not at any
particular moment

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section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Let's not be deaf to the needs of disabled

is that supposed to be a pun, because we, the deaf, are often
considered to be part of the disabled group?

How about this one?

Let's not be deaf to the needs of deaf

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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.
 
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.
 
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!

The  US Department of Justice Final Regulations for Titles II 
(State/Local Governments) and III (Commercial Facilities/Public 
Accommodations) as related to the ADA, will be posted on the
web site at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr on September 15th.

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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

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

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #6

Q. What is the derivative of 24x(square2) + 3x ?

A. 48x + 3 or 3 + 48X

(sorry, DeafDigest editor forgot all the mathematics he
learned in high school and at Gallaudet)

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Tony Wallace
deaf police officer, Hoonah, Alaska; was shot to death
in line of duty

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s1720301.shtml

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is there such a thing as a professional lipreader,
the one who spies on people's lips for a living?

A. DeafDigest thinks there is no such a thing. Yet
it does not prevent newspapers and media from hiring
lipreaders to try to lipread what famous people are
saying.




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 deaf educators would be treated with utmost respect
in some overseas nations. Susan Elliott, a deaf educator,
was invited to give a speech at the Singapore's Teachers
Conference. The invitation was withrawn upon learning
of her deafness, and then extended again with apologies
all around.


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:


Year 1960 - a proposed routing of St Francis Drive threatened
to cut through a piece of the campus of New Mexico School
for the Deaf in Santa Fe. A public outcry killed this proposal.

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Deaf and the Money:

$275.00

estimated cost to set up a booth for a deaf service
agency at the homecoming day football game hosted by
Texas School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

expected attendance: 1,800

at homecoming day football game hosted by
Texas School for the Deaf


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DeafResources

Beethoven's deafness and his work with music
http://deafdigest.com/michaelberkeley/

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:

Louisiana SD restarting football after a two-year absence.
http://deafdigest.com/louisianafootball/

Redskins' Reed Doughty's deafness
http://deafdigest.com/reeddoughty/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
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http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports091210/

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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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

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 September 24, 
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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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 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
Austine School for the Deaf

- Teacher for oral/deaf student  
Enosburg, Vermont public high school

Time Base: Full Time
requirements: Degree in Deaf studies

 

- Speech-Language Pathologist 
Brattlesboro, Vermont

Speech-Language Pathologist, consultant and /or part time.
Degree and License required

 

Please send resume, cover letter & three written reference to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org 

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School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010)
- Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson
- North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton

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 September 24, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your 
assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested 
persons.  Thank you.

- For North Carolina School for the Deaf
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.

- For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf 
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.

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: 60038911
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: 09/24/2010
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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