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DeafDigest Gold – September 26, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – September 26, 2010

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrongword/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ciadvocate/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handpalm/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/moviemistake/

(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_ddg092610

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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
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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:

70 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed
http://deafdigest.com/stephenroldan-2/

A deaf-owned long time business to close
http://deafdigest.com/sorenpetersen/

– Very Hot News

The Michigan School for the Deaf administration supports
the proposed sale of the school campus, a plan that has
caused controversy in the Deaf Community.

School superintendent David Sanderson has already conducted
two meetings in hopes of placating the Deaf Community

It was proposed that a new school be built, possibly
sharing the campus with Powers Catholic HS.

At this point everything is premature and a newspaper
said it is not a done deal.

– Thursday September 23rd

David Buxton, an elected deaf public official in England,
expressed anger upon being told that his peers in his
political party were disinclined to give opportunities
for involvement in politics among the disabled and the deaf.

– Friday September 24th

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned a Coda, Calvin Bowman,
son of Billy and Patsy Bowman, the well-known deaf
couple in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.

Calvin tossed his hat in the ring for the Maryland
Delegate seat (District 8) and is hoping to win the
election in November.

Cal has been a life-long champion and advocate for the deaf community.  Through his work and volunteer efforts as a sign language interpreter, Cal has worked hard to expand opportunity for the deaf community in his district and throughout Maryland.  

He said:
I was raised in the deaf culture and I was there when my parents and family struggled for a fair shake within the political system.  Now that I have a family and son of my own, it is important for me to make decisions that will help bring a voice to Annapolis for those who do not
feel they have anyone on their side.  I want my son to grow up knowing that there are people out there who are willing to go the extra mile and work hard on behalf of others.  This campaign has been about putting people first, whether my next door neighbor, or my friends and family in the deaf community, I
want them to know they have a partner who will work with them in Annapolis

His web site is:
http://www.calbowman.com/

and his ASL video is at the left bottom side of the screen

– Saturday September 25th

An issue has surfaced in the Phoenix Deaf Community, regarding
the Arizona Cardinals’ football stadium.

Deaf fans of the Cardinals attending the games would need to
deal with hand-held captioning devices. In the past it was
captions on 3 TV screens. And these hand-held devices are distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Late arriving
deaf fans are simply out of luck.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff

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

Two Texas Hold’Em, All In, tournaments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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updated every Monday

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A BAD SIGN LANGUAGE HABIT
What is the sign language gesture that we all hate?

It is when a deaf person shows you the palm of his
hand almost at your face to tell you to “stop”. If you
do it once, it is ok, but if you do it all the time,
it turns off many deaf people.
Be careful if you use that “stop” sign.

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

(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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MISTAKES IN MOVIES
If you watch movies carefully you will find many mistakes.
Examples are a 1980 model car in a movie of a 1950 story; an actor’s
tattoo in a movie of a 1700 story; Empire State building in a movie
of a story in Baltimore, etc.
What was a big mistake in a Deaf Movie. In the famous deaf movie
“Love is Never Silent” (World War II 1940’s days), deaf actor
Ed Waterstreet was signing for the word telephone.
He was using sign for today’s telephone (one hand with finger touching
the lip and the thumb touching the ear). The telephones in 1940’s were
different – it had two pieces – the sign should be a fist near the lips
and a fist touching the ear.

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

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

ANOTHER RESTAURANT HIRING THE DEAF
For some reason there are restaurants in Europe and
Asia that are willing to hire the deaf. Such stories are
written up in the newspapers.
Do we have American restaurants that hire the deaf; do not know because such stories are not written up
in the American newspapers.
Anyway there was a story of the Courthouse Restaurant
in Blackburn, England that plans to hire the deaf.
Hiring the deaf is great – just hope that these deaf
employees are given opportunities for promotion in the
restaurant chain – rather than to be stuck in these
dead-end dishwashing jobs.

A NON-HEARING AID HEARING AID
Do we have a non-hearing aid hearing aid?
Perhaps if one looks at a recent ad in a magazine
that advertises “reading glasses for your ears.”
Huh! This refers to a PSAP. It stands for
Personal Sound Amplification Product.
Interesting the way the ad says it is not a
hearing aid. If it is not a hearing aid but a
PSAP which amplifies the sound that comes into
the ear, then the person must be deaf to use it!
So, DeafDigest declares, PSAP is a hearing
aid, no matter how hard the ad writer denies it.

OTTAWA’S DEAF STREETS
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has something on us
that Washington, DC does not have on us, the deaf.
This city has these Deaf Streets, namely:

– Beam Street
– Malkowski Street
– McPeake Place
– Peikoff Crescent
– McBrien Street

These streets have been named after these famous
Deaf Canadians.

DEAF IN SURF BOARDING
Surfing the waves is a popular recreational activity
among many people.
And we also have a number of deaf people involved in surfing.
In San Diego, Jon Savage, who is deaf, works in a
surf shop and helps instruct the deaf people on how
to surf these rough waves.

INTERPRETER’S NIGHTMARE
After a bad day, an interpreter said:

I had such a bad head cold, and had difficulties in hearing
the instructor. And I had no other interpreter backing me up.

The student she was interpreting for was hard of hearing,
and he even interpreted the missed comments back to the
interpreter!

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:

Jewish Deaf Congress

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

http://deafdigest.com/jewishdeafcongress/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I would rather learn sign language than to wear a hearing aid

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

The batter claimed his swing tipped the ball, but the umpire called it
a third strike and the batter was out. The batter yelled that the
deaf man way up in the stands could hear the tip of the ball

why inject the deaf man into this argument with the umpire. The umpire
stood just behind the catcher and the batter and may have, or may not
have, heard the ball tip!

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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
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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again! 
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video
clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip
will begin July 16, 2011. 

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Much disagreement has surfaced among researchers
on percentage of hearing kids suffering from hearing
loss. One group says it is 15 percent; other group says
it is 10 percent.

The team of researchers at University of Minnesota
is saying the stats are skewered because of beeps
that test one’s hearing. They are saying hearing, or
not hearing the beeps, may distort the stats.

Findings are published in the current edition of the
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

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

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning – some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #8

Q. What was the stage name adopted by Dwayne Johnson when
he was a participant in World Wrestling Federation, now known
as World Wrestling Entertainment?

A. The Rock or Rocky Maivia

Dwayne Johnson is a third generation professional wrestler

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Lian Xiaoyan
deaf manager of a restaurant in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

http://life.globaltimes.cn/life/2010-08/566006_2.html

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. From time to time we have an elected public official
that is a Coda or has a sibling that is deaf or even had
a deaf next door neighbor. One would think that familiarity
with deafness would enable the elected official to vote
in favor of issues that involve the deaf.  It is not
always that way. Why?

A. For every issue brought on the table, there are always
constituents that push the elected public official to vote
their way. It is like two horses pulling the elected public
official into opposite directions.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that deaf patrons entering any restaurant will be treated
with respect and courtesy. A DeafDigest subscriber claimed
he was kicked out of the restaurant on account of his
deafness

(DeafDigest wonders if the reluctance of deaf patrons to tip
well may be the reason for the hostility of the restaurant
management?)

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1885 – a medical journal warned that contagious
diseases (scarlet fver, cerebrospinal meningitis, brain fever, typhoid fever, measles) may cause deafness

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Deaf and the Money:

31 million dollars

cost of a new building at Rhode Island School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

one teacher of the deaf for 142 deaf children in a school

located in Bexley, a small town in the London, UK area

critics are complaining the ratio is the worst

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DeafResources

Deaf Culture, to understand
http://deafdigest.com/deafculture-tounderstand/

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:

deaf captain of a hearing Australian cricket team
http://deafdigest.com/stevendeare/

A mainstreamed linebacker in Dallas
http://deafdigest.com/travisbrown/

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports092610/

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
Client Support Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

DCARA has a part-time job opening (.75 FTE; 30 hours per week) for the position of Client Support Specialist at the Fremont Oak Gardens (FOG), a Deaf senior housing facility in Fremont, CA.  This position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with Deaf, hard of hearing or late-deafened senior citizens who are residents of FOG, as well as senior citizens who live in the Tri-Cities area (Fremont, Newark, and Union City).  This position will also implement community education workshops for Deaf senior groups in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
– Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports.
– Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the city of Fremont and Alameda County that provide services to senior citizens, as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf community. – Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. – Give deaf culture sensitivity training or other related presentations at locations outside of office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
– Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– BA degree in Social Services, Geriatrics, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to seniors or work in a human services setting.
– Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf culture
– Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, hard of hearing and late-deafened senior community.
– Experience with PC including Windows 2007 Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

DESIRED SKILLS:
– Master’s degree desired.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
– Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Friday, October 1, 2010, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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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

School Educator I (09/28/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039319&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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– 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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(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) positions through October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or fax it to 828-432-5309.

– To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 – $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 – $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 10/25/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five (5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements Master’s degree in education, school administration, or specific field related to special education and five years of education experience preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School Administrator-Principal licensure as outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a (PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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