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DeafDigest Gold – September 19, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - September 19, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/coxswain/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/handshapes/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrongword/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/ciadvocate/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Video Chat Never Looked So Good! Video chat with America's newest 4G smartphone, the Samsung Epic(tm) 4G now at the Deaf Pager Store. Powered by Android(tm), the Samsung Epic includes a Super AMOLED 4" screen and two cameras: one 5 megapixel camera/camcorder and a forward facing VGA camera for making video calls via Qik and Fring. The Deaf Pager Store is the store with the devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people. 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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! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Robert Pollard discusses mental health needs of the deaf http://deafdigest.com/pattisinger/ Deaf manager of nurses at a Kansas hospital http://deafdigest.com/marianneaiello/ - Very Hot News Way back in the early forties, Joseph Wiedenmayer, a deaf man, began his career as a diplomat with the US Foreign Service. He would stay in that field for 22 years before retiring. He served as consulate and first secretary of embassies in Uruguay, Spain, Italy, Australia, Brazil and Thailand. Why is DeafDigest bringing this up? Because Jane Cordell, a deaf woman, was appointed as Britain's deputy ambassador to Kazakhstan. And upon learning of her deafness, her appointment was revoked. British officials cited high costs of "trained" oral interpreters to accompany her on her tours. Wiedenmayer's deafness was never an issue. Cordell's deafness became an issue. Yes, she is filing a lawsuit against the British government. - Thursday September 16th Commissioner Charles H. Martin, of the County of Bucks, Office of Commissioners (Pennsylvania) made a comment during a recent commissioners' meeting that mocked the deaf. When protesters surfaced from the audience, Martin denied that his comment was mocking the deaf. - Friday September 17th A certain employer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has the deaf in mind. It is the Premier Inn that plans to open its new Titanic Quarter/City Airport hotel. The new hotel will create 45 jobs and the management plans to reserve some of these openings for the deaf. The management is working with the Department for Employment & Learning and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf to locate qualified deaf applicants. - Saturday September 18th Vampires associated with Gallaudet University? Well, way back in 1975 deaf filmmaker Peter Wolf, himself a Gallaudet graduate, came up with a full length ASL-movie titled "Deafula." And now this - Gallaudet is offering a course that is titled: Vampires: Their Historical Significance in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture Vampires and deafness together in lockstep? DeafDigest does not think so. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) ..... seeking deaf individuals all ethnic and racial backgrounds to sign at least 50 cancer signs deadline: Sept 24 The University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center is seeking Deaf individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds to sign at least 50 cancer signs. Filming will be done Nov 12-14 at Gallaudet University. You will receive reimbursement for your travel expenses and be paid $25 per hour. Auditions are required. For application instructions, please contact Melanie Nakaji mailto:mnakaji@ucsd.edu by Sept 24. ..... 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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! .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS 15% OFF! Save 10% on all Sonic Alert products during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. 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The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ DEAFIE OK OR NOT OK? DeafDigest editor received a press release from a deaf businessman that wanted to place an ad in DeafDigest. The press release called deaf people "deafies." This was not OK with DeafDigest editor. Could we use the word "deafie"? It all depends. If deaf people tease and joke with each other, the word "deafie" may be OK. But if a hearing person calls a deaf person "deafie", it is not OK. In an ad or a press release, "deafie" is not OK. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrongword/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. 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! .............................................................. THE CI ADVOCATE AND THE HEARING AID USER There are some deaf people that get a CI. Suddenly they become CI advocates, always telling people that CI is great. We have many deaf people that wear hearing aids. They do not become Hearing Aid advocate. Why? Good question! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/ciadvocate/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) LUCK OR BAD LUCK - WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT A DeafDigest subscriber said: I'm lucky to work at my current workplace. The employees are patient with me. I've had other jobs where hearing people got aggravated with me. Why is it that a deaf person may work in a happy work environment? And also why a deaf person may work in a bad work environment where no one has patience in communications. Is it a matter of luck or bad luck? DELAWARE'S BILL OF RIGHTS History was made on September 10th when Delaware governor Jack Markell signed a bill to establish the bill of rights for the deaf and hard of hearing children. This bill gives these children some rights when attending schools in the state. NO CAPTIONS Few weeks ago Tito Ortiz insulted the deafness of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) opponent Matt Hamill. Now Ortiz is saying it was all blown out of proportion. The problem was that his comments, on a web video, was not captioned. Deaf fans of UFC will have no way of knowing if Ortiz is telling the truth or is just simply lying. THE TRIPLE CROWN BASEBALL WINNER WAS DEAF In the early years of baseball, a famous baseball player was Paul Hines (March 1, 1855 - July 10, 1935). No one knows about him except for those into serious baseball research. Was he deaf? He became late-deafened during his baseball career and eventually passed away as deaf-blind. Some believe he became deaf because of an injury on the baseball diamond. At any rate, he was a great player during his era. Stories of his greatness is at: http://redbirdrants.com/2010/09/06/paul-hines-baseballs-first-triple-crown-winner/ And as for his deafness, look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hines The bottom part says: His hearing had been impaired in the 1880s if not earlier SPECIAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS Every school for the deaf has its own alumni association. There are two alumni associations that are active and are quite special. These are: - Boston School for the Deaf Alumni Association - Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association Why are these alumni associations so special? And why both associations will "disappear" perhaps 50-60 years from now? Both schools closed for good. The surviving graduates of both schools being to their own alumni associations. And when the last alumni member passes away, the association may quietly go away! The same thing happened to Northern New York State School for the Deaf (Malone, NY). These graduates met every summer for annual alumni picnic. The school closed for good in the early forties. 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: IRSdeaf For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://www.irsdeaf.org/ (it is a closed organization, restricted to deaf & hard of hearing employees of the IRS) AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I'd rather spend my money on a car .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? he is non-verbal because he is deaf Non-verbal? Verbal has many different definitions in a dictionary. That comment is misleading. .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Two years overdue to the careful need to process the public comments, the Department of Justice finally issued a final ruling that amends its Title III of the ADA regulations. Title III? It applies to public accommodations. Governmentalese? Yes, regulations on top of other regulations. ..... 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 #7 Q. The common name for this 19th century invention often credited to Alexander Graham Bell came from the Greek words for "afar" and "voice"? A. Telephone The invention of the telephone has been claimed by several people, but it is commonly attributed to Bell. .... Deaf Picture of the Week: Asphyxia (real name not known) Australian deaf circus performer http://referer.us/0/kmy4k3 ..... Deaf Question of the Week: Q. Have we ever had a judge that was deaf? A. Yes. Norman Barron served as judge in the Delaware court system. Actually he was late-deafened, but suffered slow deafness as a young man and which got worse and worse as he got older. He retired about 10 years ago, not able to keep up with the dialogue in the court room. send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... Wish List of the Week: that angry football fans, irate over bad performances of their favorite teams, stop referring to the deaf while blaming the coach or the referee or the players. An example would be like this: University of Texas cannot defeat Texas School for the Deaf! ..... DeafHistory - Looking Back: during the eighties - SCPI (Sign Communication Proficiency Interview) requirement started to grow and is the requirement for employment as teachers at schools for the deaf ..... Deaf and the Money: a deaf leader, himself a printer, during the sixties, boasted: I make more money than the Gallaudet president. That was years ago. Nowadays salary paid the Gallaudet president is pretty much in line with salaries paid other presidents of other universities. ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: 3,000 number of emails per week read by deaf Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill ..... DeafResources Alexander Graham Bell versus Thomas A. Edison http://deafdigest.com/bellversusedison/ 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) ..... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports top deaf sports newspaper stories & links: Canada and hockey in the Winter Deaflympics http://deafdigest.com/alisonkorn/ A big mainstreamed player in Ohio http://deafdigest.com/jasonwilliams/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports091810/ 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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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  -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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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