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DeafDigest Blue – August 30, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - August 30, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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News of the Week:
   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James P. DeVaney,
a long time deaf community leader in Omaha, NE, who
departed us.
   While not well known nationally, he was one of the
most respected leaders in the Omaha Deaf Community.
At Nebraska School for the Deaf, he was the Dean of
Boys.

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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:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/

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   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.

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   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)!

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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. 

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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 ( http://www.matthamill.com ).

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 mailto:eben@matthamillthemovie.com

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

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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
http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker
 
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

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-marsters/

(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.

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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.

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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:

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Whole_word_approach

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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 
http://www.dralegal.org .  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
mailto:lparadis@dralegal.org

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

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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
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



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.  

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the hung aryan (Hungarian) man was talking about

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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



mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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!

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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
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Director, Career Center
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

http://www.gallaudet.edu

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 ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) or faxed (202-651-5344) 
documents are acceptable.  

For more information, go to http://www.gallaudet.edu 
for application and complete list of vacancies.

Gallaudet University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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: 

http://www.hamiltonrelay.com/corporate/careers/index.html, 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 mailto:HR@hamiltontel.com

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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, http://www.asd-1817.org 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

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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 www.in.gov/jobs  

If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: 
mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us   Website:  http://www.deafhoosiers.com/

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

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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:   mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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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: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com 
or Fax: 215-884-9774                                             

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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 mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

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