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DeafDigest Blue – August 30, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - August 30, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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Holding our breaths, the news we are waiting for will be announced on September 2nd, between 330 pm and 430 pm EST. It is when Benjamin J Soukup, Jr, the chair, Gallaudet board and James Macfadden, the chair, Gallaudet presidential search committee, will reveal the short list of finalists vying to become the next Gallaudet president. Hopefully around that time, the short list announcement will be made on the web site at: .. Rhode Island will shut down the state government operations for 12 days. The state, like with other states, is broke and must find ways to save money. Exception to the shutdown is the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. It will continue to operate as usual. .. Effective with this edition, DeafDigest introduces a new weekly feature called: A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? Please scroll all the way down and stop just before you reach the employment ads section. Happy Lipreading (or Frustrated Lipreading)! .. Attention: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) employees If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997, please read the announcement posted below in this edition. There is a proposed final settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. .. wanted: a deaf male, age 8-12 to play Matt Hamill role in an upcoming movie Hamill the Movie Casting Announcement Hamill the Movie is looking for a young deaf student who can play the role of Young Matt Hamill. Please read the casting description below. [YOUNG MATT HAMILL] DEAF / Male / 8 - 12 / Caucasian. Matt Hamill is the hero of this film, which is based on the real UFC fighter, Matt Hamill ( ). As a child, Matt had a very difficult time fitting in with his all hearing classmates at school. As hard as he tried to get along with the other children, they would make fun of him. When his grandfather, Stanley, introduces him to wrestling, he finally finds an activity where he fits in and excels... LEAD. (MUST BE DEAF, BUT NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED) All parents who think their son fits the requirement, pls email the producer ASAP (deadline Sept 1st) a brief description of your son and a current picture Compensation: approx $268 a day / approx 4 days of shooting. Also, meals, copy and credit. Requirements: Somewhat flexible schedule, good attitude and preferably a local (Rochester or the surrounding area). Dates: Shooting days would be sometime between Sept 14 - Oct 2 ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF! Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and historical Binion's Gambling Hall. The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played. Hearing players are invited. Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker tables which indicates they are the best in what they do. They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features to make this tournament a dream. Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting it was. This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries, 1st place winner will receive $27,000. Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There is no place in the world like it. Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3 organization and all of the volunteers are serving without pay. All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare to the deaf communities in need. To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am. Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009. We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for many exciting poker experiences ................................................................ DR MARSTERS AND THE TTY MACHINE Dr. James Marsters, who died few weeks ago, was written up in many hearing newspapers. They said he was involved with the first TTY machine in 1964. Weitbrecht was already using his Radio Ham TTY machine to communicate with other hearing Radio Hams from 1940's to 1960's. Marsters and Weitbrecht did not know each other before a friend introduced them. Marsters was a frustrated dentist, not able to use voice phone to communicate with his hearing patients. With Marsters' encouragement, Weitbrecht converted a Radio Ham modem to a Deaf TTY modem in 1964. Marsters and another deaf partner founded a company that manufactured Deaf TTY modems. This company helped the Deaf TTY network grow very fast. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) HEARING GESTURES; DEAF ASL Are Hearing Gestures same as our ASL? Do not know, but some time ago Linguists from University of Chicago researched these Hearing Gestures. DeafDigest is curious to see what these Chicago Linguists said about these gestures. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE DEAF AND THE POLICE We are always reading in the newspapers of ugly confrontations between the deaf and the police - all because we, the deaf, cannot hear. DeafDigest editor had the unfortunate experience of being confronted by an angry police officer recently. He was shouting something behind the editor's back, and thinking he was being ignored, became "in your face" confrontational. And when the officer was told of the deafness, he simply spoke even faster and faster. Nothing ugly came out of it, though, but a formal protest was filed with the appropriate authorities. Come to think of it, it seems that almost every single deaf person, just at least once in his life, have had an ugly confrontation with the police! This is, indeed, so unfortunate and so unnecessary. SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY AND THE DEAF Senator Edward M Kennedy has departed us. Has he ever been involved with the deaf? DeafDigest does not think so, but he did receive a letter from a deaf man in connection with the assassination of his older brother John F. who served as our president. Virgil (Ed) Hoffman, a deaf man, claimed to have witnessed the shooting and wanted to share the information with the Secret Service but got nowhere. He then wrote a letter to Sen. Kennedy, who then sidestepped the issue, saying the Warren Commission report put a closure to this case. ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: .................................... Get a FREE Sidekick 2008 with $29.99/mo. unlimited data plan ! 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For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (clocks, vibrators, signalers, phones, listening systems, etc)....visit ! Free Catalog Available---"Resources and Equipment for People with Hearing Loss"---sign up for one now at ! Discount TTY Repair/Cleaning at the UTSS Service Center ! Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight 7 Days a Week ! For more United TTY Sales and Service (UTSS) TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY) In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY) FAX: (301) 963-0785 VP: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: Web: Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ GALLAUDET'S CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION OF THE HEARING When we see the name "Gallaudet" we immediately associate it with the Education of the Deaf, both K-12 and college. But has Gallaudet contributed to the Education of the Hearing? Yes, but not of Gallaudet University, but by Thomas H. Gallaudet, who founded the American School for the Deaf, and whose son founded Gallaudet University. Thomas came up with the whole-word teaching method in hopes of helping the deaf students learn how to read better. Instead, this method was adapted to the hearing classrooms! To get an idea of what this is all about, do click on: ................................................................ ATTENTION DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) employees Read this notice if you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 2997, and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the Department of Transportation (DOT) FOR DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a proposed final settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing current and former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) employees and applicants for driving positions who use sign language as a primary means of communication due to hearing loss or limitation and who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. The class action settlement, which must be approved by the Court, was reached in connection with a lawsuit, Bates v. UPS, N.D. Cal. Case No. C99-2216 TEH. The lawsuit, which was filed in 1999, alleges that UPS engaged in discrimination in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and various California laws, by requiring all drivers and driver applicants for positions involving driving UPS delivery vehicles on the public roads to pass the DOT hearing standard for drivers of commercial motor vehicles ("Driving Claims"). UPS has denied any liability or wrongdoing. If you are a current employee of UPS, or you were employed by UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time beginning June 25, 1997, use sign language as a primary means of non-written communication due to a hearing loss or limitation, and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, you may be a member of the class affected by this lawsuit and entitled to object to the proposed settlement. The proposed settlement Agreement is available on-line at . If you would like additional information about this lawsuit and the settlement, including a copy of the Settlement Agreement, you can also contact Class Counsel at: Laurence Paradis DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES 2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor Berkeley, California 94704-1204 Telephone: (510) 665-8644 Facsimile: (510) 665-8511 TTY: (510) 665-8716 If you would like to object, you or your attorney must notify the Settlement Administrator by a letter, postmarked by November 26, 2009 and addressed to: Bates v. UPS Settlement Administrator c/o Rust Consulting, Inc. P.O. Box 9427 Minneapolis, MN 55440-9427 ................................................................ NTID WORKING WITH 2012 OLYMPICS The NTID is working with the 2012 Olympics. No, it is not our NTID in Rochester, NY; it is the NTID in Australia. In Australia, NTID is spelled out as National Talent Identification and Development squad. Its' mission is to locate best athletes that can represent Australia at the 2012 Olympics. Hearing Olympics, not the Deaf Olympics, though! DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) Many counselors, working with the deaf, are more of personal aides than as professional counselors. Their tasks include taking their students to the office of the school nurse, or going to the bookstore to help them purchase books. (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked by someone in the audience: do you follow your client all day? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series What should a CART provider do if he or she doesn't hear or understand what is being said in a classroom? Should the CART provider interrupt the speaker? The CART provider's job in a classroom is to provide equal access. Sometimes a student or teacher may be mumbling, and no one in the room can hear or understand everything that is being said. The hearing people might only be getting the gist of what is being said because they are missing words here and there. It is the CART provider's job to communicate that information to the CART consumer. Sometimes a student who is very shy or has a foreign accent is called upon to answer a question, and he or she is unsure of the answer. The student may intentionally mumble or speak very softly or unclearly because they are very nervous and really don't want everyone in the class to hear what they have to say. Interrupting that student might make the student even more flustered and make it more difficult for them to speak in front of the class. In that circumstance, rather than interrupting the student, it would probably be better for the CART provider to communicate to the CART consumer the manner in which the student is speaking. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT? principal (in many school districts we would expect a principal, or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed programs; some districts are different and this reflects in a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week until series run out) (end of series - next week, new series) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Tour of America's National Parks Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas July 11 - 30, 2010 For more info contact: Joy Carney at ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! A bunch of disability advocates are getting together in October at Ottawa, Ontario to discuss museum accessibility issues. This includes interpreting and captions for deaf visitors. Conference takes place at the National Gallery of Canada. .. The Deaf and the Law location: Mississippi case a deaf man had problems with the pump at the gas station, and pressed on the "help" button. After waiting, he gave up and walked to the counter. He slipped and fell down and got hurt. He filed a lawsuit against the gas station. result: case was thrown out of the court comment: the proprietor should have walked over to the deaf person, offering him assistance. It did not occur to him that if a person does not respond to "help" instructions, it is because he is deaf. .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: What has become of the The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)? It was signed into law by Bush, effective the first of this year. Confusion stems over the need to re-write the regulations, just normal stuff on the Capitol Hill when laws are passed but regulations not written in. .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: the hung aryan (Hungarian) man was talking about .... What became of? Brian Determan - past RIT/NTID graduate - present Deafness Resource Specialist in Texas, advising agencies of deaf rights with respect to ADA regulations with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: The Homecoming Day football game at Alabama School for the Deaf will be something special - deaf skydiver Billy Vance will parachute down on the football field just before the kickoff. While parachuting down, an American flag will be attached to the landing gear. It is believed that this stunt is a historic first. The date of the jump is September 11th. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Do we have big time collegiate jocks that care about the deaf? Hope so, but we have at least one - Jordan Steffy, a promising freshman QB with the University of Maryland football team, is it. As a high school student Jordan knew of a deaf student that suffered seizures. Not willing to let it go, he hit on his fellow students at a high school basketball game, collecting $1,200 in donations. The money was then earmarked towards deaf student's operation. University of Maryland is in the backyard of Washington, DC which has a large deaf population. Hmmmm! (editor's note: injuries prevented Steffy from achieving his football potential; he has since then graduated and have moved on) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Nike, the popular sports shoe company, swims in billions of dollars per year. Nike also has a deaf employee that helps design shoes. Nike pleads poverty as an excuse for turning down the deaf designer's interpreter requests. .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: a former Cy Young winner, who now works as a professor and operates a baseball school, sends you email giving career advice for your customer. Nowadays many celebrities don't feel up to talking to everyday people, but this one was helpful in helping this counselor do his job! .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? Jamaica or shoemaker (both words look the same when you try to lipread) if you have lipreading tales, please share these with -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director, Career Center Gallaudet University Washington, DC Deadline: Open until filled DIRECTOR, CAREER CENTER, position available at Gallaudet University. Incumbent will direct, organize, provide leadership and manage activities of the Career Center which include: all internship programs on and off campus, career services incorporating the campus-wide co-op/internship program, employer development and training, career development courses, individual counseling, career development group services, on-campus recruitment program, and graduate student internships and practica; and, the provision of services to disabled students; supervise professional and support staff; plan and manage the Career Center's budget; perform public relations work with parents, financial supporters, and various departments on campus; plan and implement programs concerned with the development and enhancement of students' vocational self-concept, vocational maturity, career entry skills and career planning ability and strengthen the relationship between academics and career planning; provide leadership in job development strategies and efforts that will lead to new or wider employment opportunities for Gallaudet University graduates; assume responsibility for research and program evaluation activities for the Center; and plan and direct public information and public relations activities for the Center. Minimum requirements: Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, human development, guidance or closely related field. Three years progressively responsible experience in career development program, i.e., in a higher education setting. Knowledge of career and general student development theory at the post-secondary educational level. Two years demonstrated competency in a management, supervisory, or coordination capacity. Working knowledge of and experience with strategic planning and budget. Working knowledge of educational, psychological, social, cultural and vocational aspects of deafness. Experience in program development. Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, synthesize, analyze and present information clearly. Excellent communication skills. Willingness to become fluent in American Sign Language. Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range starting at $81,100 annually. To apply, send cover letter, Gallaudet application, and current resume to: Gallaudet University Human Resources Services 800 Florida Avenue, NE College Hall, room 106 Washington, DC 20002 Emailed ( ) or faxed (202-651-5344) documents are acceptable. For more information, go to for application and complete list of vacancies. Gallaudet University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job opening Outreach Coordinator District of Columbia Telecommunications Relay Services & Captioned Telephone Relay Services Washington, DC Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a Full-Time position open for District of Columbia Outreach Coordinator Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Services Location: District of Columbia Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel?) outreach activities, marketing, and gathering information which will help improve the quality of service and increase the number of customers served in the District of Columbia. Individual will be required to travel as needed. Preferred education, experience and skills: - Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred. - Experience in public relations activities. - Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful. - Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply - Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines. - Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills. - Hold a valid driver?s license. Interested individuals may apply by logging on to:, or may contact Cindy Blase in the Human Resource Corporate Department by September 8, 2009. Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 V/TTY or email at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening for Assistant Director of Outreach Education The American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT ASD is located on a 54-acre campus in West Hartford, CT SCOPE OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Outreach Education, supervises the work of teachers, educational consultants, educational interpreters and teacher aides working in public school classrooms in collaboration with local school districts throughout the state of Connecticut. Exercises considerable leadership, ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit the needs, abilities, and learning styles of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students; does related work as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf; Connecticut Teacher Certification, Connecticut Intermediate Supervisory Certificate or ability to secure same. A minimum of five years of teaching experience working with deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) level of Advanced preferred. Knowledge of Special Education and the instructional issues related to the needs of Deaf/hard of Hearing Students. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation range is negotiable. Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available. HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website, to download an application or send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Posting # Closing Date Sub Teachers (5) 564869 09/08/2009 Spoken English Specialist 564757 09/09/2009 Early Intervention Specialist 564871 09/01/2009 Audiologist 564868 09/01/2009 (#) = number of jobs available for that position. Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: Website: Mission Statement: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Controller CSDVRS, LLC aka The Z(tm) Clearwater, FL Description: Growing, high-tech video relay service company overlooking the Gulf in Clearwater seeking Controller with 10+ years experience reporting to the CFO. Responsibilities: - Full responsibility for monthly financial statements - Oversee daily operations of the finance department - Review monthly account reconciliations - Prepare various operational and financial analyses - Prepare annual budget and periodic forecasts - Inventory analysis - Recommend benchmarks and track operational and financial performance - Prepare annual and periodic reports required by regulatory agencies - Monitoring and implementing internal control and processes throughout the company - Direct external financial audits and provide recommendations for improvement - Prepare and monitor MBOs for executives - Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget - Oversee all state reporting requirements (approximately 30 states) Additional adhoc projects as required by the CFO and/or CEO Qualifications: - BA degree in accounting and CPA required. - Public accounting experience preferred. Requirements: - Expert excel skills required - Proficient in Word and PowerPoint - Navision software experience preferred Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. NO CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS SALARY REQUIREMENT IS INCLUDED Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short / Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and 401(K). Application Deadline: Open until filled. Contact E-Mail: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Deaf Service Center Glenside, PA Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing. Our staff environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of human services we have a career building position waiting for you! DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions: - PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: (Full time) This position oversees the case management services for clients who reside in the community. Responsibilities include: day to day management and supervision of case management; coordination of services and programs with other service agencies; manage program expenses accordingly with budget; provide supervision, crisis management, training and coordinate scheduling for case managers; participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as other programming service providers. Qualifications: a bachelor's degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education, or be a registered nurse and 5 years of mental health direct care experience preferably in a case management setting, must have 2 years of supervisory experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. - STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time preferred) Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children. Also interpret for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. The qualified candidate shall possess: AA degree with minimum 2 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals. Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are preferred. Full/part time position available (Note: Full time includes complete benefits package, pt does not include benefits.) - OFFICE COORDINATOR: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Prepare and process personnel files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes, maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising & training support staff. The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelors Degree in business administration, human resources management or related field with 6 years of administrative experience. Must have strong skills in Microsoft office software. - RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration. The qualified candidate shall possess: HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills. Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts. Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR Deaf Services Center 614 N. Easton Road, 2nd Floor Glenside PA 19038 Email: or Fax: 215-884-9774 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Interpreter Coordinator - Full Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Responsibilities: Coordinates all aspects of the Interpreting Program to include, scheduling and providing interpreting services for a variety of situations for staff, individuals, healthcare providers, businesses, etc. through the Eastern Shore; assigns and manages the contractual interpreters with various assignments; coordinates, manages and facilitates the Interpreter Network Committee to assist with planning and promoting workshops for local interpreters, Adheres to the Code of Ethics established by RID. Qualifications: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, Certification from the Registry of Interpreters (RID) or other certification agent preferred, High School degree required. Excellent interpersonal, typing and computer skills. Ability to keep confidentiality. Valid driver's license required and good driving record. Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation, sick and personal leave. To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874 Or email You may also apply on line at Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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