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DeafDigest Gold – September 21, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – September 21, 2014

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fool-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-deaf-confusion/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-deaf-frustrations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-know-nothing-about-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Will there be extended funding for TV programs
in British Sign Language or will it stop? The
last day of funding is September 22nd and the
British deaf is waiting to find out.

The legislators in Iceland are in favor of a
new motion to require captions on all media
programs in the country.

The National Deaf Academy Behavioral Health System
in Mt Dora, Florida has been slapped with three
separate lawsuits, alleging abuses of deaf patients.

The Los Angeles city council has asked the
city police and fire departments to take a better
look into their 911 service for needed upgrades
(text messages).

a message from Rene Pellerin
Dear friends and family,

I am on a BOOM team. Our team is participating in VSA Vermont’s
BOOM VT, a free drumming festival, on Saturday, October 18th,
at the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College in
Colchester, VT. We are raising monies for VSA Vermont, a great
organization that uses the magic of the arts to engage the
capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults
with disabilities. If you want to pledge in support of our team
and inclusive arts check out the FirstGiving website, find my
team and donate there!
http://www.firstgiving.com/364487/boom-vt-2014

And remember that you can come and see our team and other teams on
October 18th. You can even make a drum in the morning from 10 AM to
noon and then listen to and participate in the drum festival program
from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. We’d love you to be part of this fun,
family-oriented event and to come cheer on our team!

Sincerely,
René Pellerin
Damien & Nicole

editor’s note:
Rene is a contributing writer with his Rene Pellerin’s corner,
which discusses the needs of the Deaf-Blind

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THE NEW SUBWAY $3.00 SANDWICH DEAL IS FRUSTRATING
The Subway fast food outlets are pushing a $3.00
sandwich deal.
It is frustrating to the deaf. There are no signs
inside the restaurants explaining what the deal is
about. And also, people need to ask the Subway people
for details.
Many immigrants, with limited English, work at
these Subway outlets. To ask them to explain
the special $3.00 sandwich deal – without posters
or without hand out menus – is very frustrating
for the deaf. Many can’t read handwritten notes and
many do not fully understand the gestures.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-deaf-frustrations/

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Deaf Mid-Atlantic Festival
November 15-16, 2014
West Friendship, MD

http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-midatlantic-festival/

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DEAF
When a hearing person meets a deaf person for the
first time in his life, he has many questions in his
mind, such as:

1. how can a deaf person wake up in the morning?
2. how can a deaf person drive a car?
3. how can a deaf person read and write?
4. etc

We have many deaf awareness events; there are many
stories in newspapers about the deaf; there are TV
programs about the deaf, etc. Yet, these hearing
people still do not realize these things!
Frustrating!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-know-nothing-about-deaf/

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Greater Austin Foundation for the Deaf providing aid to
Austin Association for the Deaf
for clubhouse renovations

press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-austin-deaf-clubhouse-aid/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
Do enjoy viewing that video!

deaf doorbell frequencies

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doorbell-frequencies/

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Austin Association of the Deaf (Texas)
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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

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Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:
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Deaf Book

No Sound, co-written by Flora Clark and Sarah Dona

Life of Julius Wiggins, founder of Silent News

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-no-sound/

DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private
library.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– coroner

this website is growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are schools for the deaf on the east coast
mostly privately funded whereas most schools in the
other parts of USA funded by the state?

A. Good question. A big mystery!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Advocating

Right now in Vermont, we are working together for a rally to Save Austine
School!

The school closed in June with little warning and all deaf services provided
under Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing closed abruptly
September 12th!

Deaf activists have been working around the clock.

For me, it is difficult, since I have been an advocate for the Deaf, the
Hard of Hearing and the DeafBlind for many years.

I am not able to just jump in the car and drive and join others to discuss
plans.

I have done a few tasks for the group via emails. Contacting Government
officials is not very easy.

They use web forms to request their involvement or assistance. The Save
Austine School rally is planned for September 27 at our capital in
Montpelier for all afternoon.

Volunteers interpreters are on stand-by!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that Austine School for the Deaf is revived as a
new state agency

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DeafHistory:

Year 1846 – there was an article in a British library
that mentioned Jeremy Fox, a deaf man, who was employed
in Great Britain as city lamp lighter.

(keep in mind there was no electricity at that time)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19,438

deaf and hard of hearing people, younger than 65, that
live in the Rochester, NY area according to an article
in a local newspaper

that precise that figure?

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Anna Smither, a senior, is a member of the women’s
soccer team at Meridith College in South Carolina

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Jeff Morrison is an elite dirt auto racer in
Illinois

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DeafSports Library:

former long-time deaf female pro basketball player

http://deafdigest.com/kirsten-cummings-former-deaf-woman-pro-basketball-player/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
Fax #: (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Intensive Needs Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Girls Residential Counselor (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Secondary Math Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Speech Language Pathologist (Temp/3-months)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

Secondary Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Secondary English Teacher (Licensed)
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EEC Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
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Elementary Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
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Secondary Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
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Walden School Child Care Worker Supervisor (Overnight)
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Walden School Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
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Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
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Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Springfield MA – PT)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield MA – PT)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to clear an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing
intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals. Develops
employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the
employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with
disabilities. Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation,
Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems. Maintains
contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of
consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes
and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in
client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees.
Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of
performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program
performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
– Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and
to coordinate services
– Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities
through the Agency system
– Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for
program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
– Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and
environmental adaptation needs of the work site
– Develops relationships with community employers to provide a
network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing and persons with disabilities
– Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching
– Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA,
Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs,
school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery
systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase
access to training and job opportunities
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and
SCS policies
– Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to
Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental
entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS
Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options
and NISH contracts
– Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
– Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the
competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of
techniques with consumers in the program
– Meets with employers and supports the development of training and
employment options for consumers
– Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and
performance measures and develops reports, as requested
– Maintains communication with referral sources
– Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth
and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention
skills
– Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT
contracts
– Writes monthly progress reports, as required
– Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
– Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit
counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
– Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
– Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer
satisfaction
– Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing consumers and employers
– Represents agency on planning committees as determined by
supervisor
– Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
– Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on
coaching needs
– Supervise and independently evaluate employees
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related
field
– 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
– 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
– Fluent in American Sign Language skills
– 1 year of supervisory experience
– Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
– Pass drug screening
– Pass FBI Background Check
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 2 or more years of supervisory experience
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– 1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their
qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter – mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068
OPEN September 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence. For more information visit our website at:
http://www.ccs-soaz.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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open position
experienced language interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Iowa State University seeks applicants for an experienced language
interpreter. More information is available online at:

http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85881

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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career announcement
Program Director I – Vocational
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Pima County, Arizona

No 03-10-218

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify
for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS Exempt – Full-Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of
competitive placement, job site training, job placement services, summer
youth, Source America and contract maintenance. Oversees Source America,
WIA and VR placement services. Develops training programs and placement
options. Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and
applicable regulatory guidelines. Designs and schedules staff
professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with
service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development.
Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to
employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in
the marketing environment to best serve COPD. Position may from time to
time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform
other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

– Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their
placement and training needs
– Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job
placement and training
– Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at
COPD
– Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
– Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job
training/placement
– Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and
operational policies needed for vocational programs
– Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training,
Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections
processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
– Oversees compliance with DOL requirements and assures programs
follow appropriate processes
– Oversees development of Job Training Program
– Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
– Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures,
behavioral techniques and community based programming
– Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
– Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers
to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community
partnerships
– Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and
contractual goals
– Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
– Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties
including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation
team
– Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
– Works with Board in development of social media advertising for
agency and clients
– Works with Executive Director in fundraising
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input
regarding COPD’s agency needs
– Coordinates with the county the Summer Youth Program Coordinator
– Able to develop tracking systems to support program needs
– Reviews quality of job placement program and determines
appropriate staffing patterns
– Develops new programs and opportunities
– Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job
training / placement services
– Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to
employers in Pima County
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related
field
– American Sign Language skills
– 5 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
– Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF
accreditation standards
– Knowledgeable of DOL requirements
– Knowledge in technology in areas of excel, facebook and other
social media
– 3 years in work programs in particular Source America
– 3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
– Background in training staff
– Background training community in disability issues
– Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and
pass drug screening
– Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling or Education
– 5 years. experience in work programs
– National understanding of employment issues and their effect on
deaf and persons with a disability.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– Demonstrates knowledge of DOL requirements, and Source American
contract requirements
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69; DOE

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their
qualifications, training and related job experience

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly skilled and performing
candidates who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as
outlined in the job description.

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ 85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter -mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

CLOSING DATE Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence. For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Employment Specialist
Mill Neck Services
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment
Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment
services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional
disabilities.

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the
job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining
appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative
to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree
and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as
needed.

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car
needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Services
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765

mailto:mreeger@millneck.org
mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=467222

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Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Role Title: Counselor II – 49012
Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description
Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website: www.vadars.org
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389
Job Posting Number: 0081676
Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:
Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at
the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is
currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency
policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced
independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management
services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental
restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload
of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance,
counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans,
develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify
customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational
preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills
training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community
outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and
School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers
in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee)
level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The
minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary
for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry
level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the
social,
economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods
and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign
Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication,
cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of
hearing;
working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to
establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources
and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or
current
CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To
be
considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s
degree in a human services or related field and applicable work
experience.
An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a
Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired
in
an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation
Counseling
or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal
background
investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must
display
the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive
position,
and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background
investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC
eligibility
MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display
the
date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and
Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online
state
applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities
during
application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Certification
and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on
Rehabilitation
Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at:
http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document
Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information:
Name Human Resource Services
Phone 804-726-1919
Fax 804-662-7662

Address:
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229

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position opening
MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology
College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
13-Aug-2014

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
?Best Places to Live in America? by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine?s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best ?quality of life in the nation?; and is among Essence
Magazine?s ?Top 10 Cities for Black Families.?

Detailed Job Description
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) Program prepares teachers to work in public
high schools and schools for the deaf. Program graduates receive
certification in a subject area (grades 7-12) and in the education of
deaf and hard of hearing students (K-12). We are seeking an
individual with expertise in English Education and Deaf Education.

The responsibilities of this faculty position include:
– Design, develop, implement and assess student teaching.
– Teach courses from the pedagogy sequence and/or other courses
within one’s expertise.
– Conduct research in areas related to the department such as:
pedagogy, language/communication development, foundations of
education, history/legal aspects of education, cognition, or
instruction of a secondary content area.
– Provide academic and job placement advising.
– Assist the chair in writing grants.
– Assist the chair in marketing the program and in reviewing
applications for admission.
– Participate in department, college and university committees and
activities.
– Participate in professional organizations and professional
development activities regarding teacher education and supervision.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Earned doctorate degree (or ABD*) in education of the deaf, English
or a relevant field, for example, English literacy, reading,
linguistics, English Education.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State professional or permanent certification
in teaching deaf and hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7-12.
– Minimum of three years teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing
students at the middle-school or secondary levels.
– Record of scholarly productivity: for example, recent relevant
publications, presentations, editorship, professional service and
contributions in relevant area of expertise.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture.
– Two years experience as a cooperating teacher or university
supervisor.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, educational change,
curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition,
theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of the
education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
– We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to
RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a
doctoral degree in a relevant field. If the successful candidate is
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer
status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start
of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Minimum Education Level EdD
PhD

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/497409

Keyword Search: 1179BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
– A brief teaching philosophy
– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

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position opening
Residence Director
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Supervise the Five-Day Residence program, which offers
academic tutoring and independent skills training in a residence setting.

Percentage:
100% for 10 months from September through June

Responsibilities:
– Plan and supervise all aspects of the residence academic, social and
recreational program.
– Assure compliance with State Education Dept. regulations
– Manage budget allocated to the residence
– Comply with policies and procedures of Lexington School
– Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff and
students within the residence
– Develop and maintain contact with students. families
– Develop and maintain contact with educational staff

Qualifications:
– MSW or MA in counseling preferred; MA in teaching
field or BA with experience in the position considered
– Fluency in sign language
– Experience in working with adolescents
– Residency experience

Available:
September 2014

To Apply, Send resume as a word attachment to:
mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to 718-350-3332.

Please put (Residence Director) on the subject line.

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Job Announcements
Rehabilitation Counselor (2 positions)
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
positions in August County (Fishersville)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

– Rehabilitation Counselor
We are currently seeking applications for two (2) positions.

Both positions are located in August County (Fishersville), which is
part of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services
Position Number: 00389
Location: Augusta (Fishersville DRS Office)
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

– Interpreter for the Deaf

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Position Number: W0287
Location: Fishersville
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

For detailed information, review the positions at our Interactive Job
Listing website: http://www.vadsa.org/jobs/

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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