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DeafDigest Gold – September 19, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - September 19, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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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)

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

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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.

See the Samsung Epic at: 
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg091910

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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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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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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:

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)

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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.

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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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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)

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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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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


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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.

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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!

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.

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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 #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.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Asphyxia
(real name not known)
Australian deaf circus performer

http://referer.us/0/kmy4k3

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3,000

number of emails per week read by deaf Ultimate Fighter
Matt Hamill

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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)


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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/

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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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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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