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DeafDigest Blue – March 28, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - March 28, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Ellen Martone
who departed us. She was a promising educator/administrator
in various programs for the deaf over the years after
graduating from Gallaudet.

She had been in ill health for the past several months.

Said an associate who worked with her:
We were all very upset upon learning of her passing

Her most recent position was principal at the New York
School for the Deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Don Bullock,
Fremont, California, who departed us.

As a young man at Gallaudet during the fifties,
he was well known for his prowess on the wrestling
mat - which led him to induction into the
Gallaudet athletic hall of fame in 1995.

He was a long time teacher at California School
for the Deaf, at Berkeley and then at Fremont.

At a private ceremony earlier this week, friends
and associates flew down to pay their last respects.

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Famous Morton Steak House chain has a deafness connection
http://deafdigest.com/mortonthesteakhouse/

Profiling a deaf physician
http://deafdigest.com/philipzazove/

- Very Hot News

We do not have too many apartments for low income
deaf individuals, but a new one has surfaced this
week. Urban Housing Solutions will be developing
a 20 unit apartment building for low income
deaf individuals in East Nashville, Tennessee.
It will be called 701 Porter.

- Sunday March 21st

The winner of the Supreme Champion Heifer category at
the Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show is Kyle Hiebert.
He is deaf and is a mainstreamed student at a local
high school.

- Monday March 22nd

We all worry about the ecosystem of the Great Lakes
because of pollution issues. Leading the Great Lakes
cause is Dr. Linda Campbell, a biologist with the
Queen's University in Canada, who is the Canada
Research Chair. She is deaf and as ASL user,
relies on interpreters to intermingle with
the public during her lectures. 

- Tuesday March 23rd

In case one is wondering, Obamacare will not
cover hearing aids.

- Wednesday March 24th

A teacher of the deaf is honored with her
face on Cheerios boxes this month. This
honor goes to Lori Grusin-Degman, not deaf,
who is an itinerant teacher for the Special
Education District of Lake County in
Illinois.

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Gallaudet University Athletics
Graduate Assistants Program

Gallaudet University, located in historic Washington, DC, is seeking
qualified applicants for the following positions:

- Baseball Graduate Assistant
- Women's Soccer Graduate Assistant

Requirements; Bachelors Degree Required, Acceptance to Graduate
School at Gallaudet University, Valid Drivers License, Previous
Collegiate Playing or Coaching experience, functional computer
skills, Strong work ethic, proficiency in or strong willingness to
learn American Sign Language.

Duties include: position coach, recruiting, practice and game day
preparation, fundraising, video breakdown, coordination of the
academic monitoring program, and other duties as assigned by the Head
Coach and athletic department, while adhering to NCAA rules and
regulations.

Compensation; Full Tuition Remission, Room on Campus, $5,000
Stipend, Optional health plan

How to Apply?

http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/GSPP/Graduate_School/Graduate_Admissions/Application_Information.html

Application deadline:  We will begin reviewing applications
immediately and will continue to receive and review applications
until the position is filled.

Please forward the following information to the appropriate office;

- Baseball
Attention: Curtis Pride

mailto:Curtis.Pride@gallaudet.edu
Office Phone 202-651-5603
Fax 202.651.5274

- Women's Soccer
Attention: Sarah Gumina

mailto:Sarah.Gumina@gallaudet.edu
Office Phone 202-503-0341
Fax 202.651.5274

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DON'T TEASE THE DEAF
   Many hearing kids are cruel, teasing the deaf and
making them feel bad.
   One hearing kid did, and he was sorry for the rest
of his life.
   The deaf kid's father owned a big company that hired
many people. The father saw his deaf son being teased
and did not like it.
   Years later the hearing kid grew up, graduated from
college and applied for a job at that big company.
   The hearing kid did not get the job, and he was
sorry that he teased the deaf kid a lot in the past.
   Too late!

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

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

BRITISH TV BETTER THAN AMERICAN TV?
   How many sign language programs do we see on
American TV programs?
   Maybe zero; maybe one or two? It is different
in Great Britain.
   The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
has money to fund some TV sign language programs
for the deaf.
   Deaf in Great Britain more lucky than we, the
deaf in USA?

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

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

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(updated posting - 2 NEW links)

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Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business -- June 14-18, 2010
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Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 12-16, 2010
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- DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
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Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 21-25, 2010
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- DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
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- DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
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- DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
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Introduction to Windows 7 -- June 7-9  (NEW)
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A COLLEGE DEGREE
   Many of us have college degrees - either
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts.
   But if someone tells us he has a BStSu,
then we all probably would be confused.
   BStS stands for Bachelor in Deaf Studies,
and it is not an American degree - but an
Irish degree, conferred by Trinity University
in Dublin.

A PUZZLING DEAF DRIVER STORY IN JAPAN
   For many years Japan would not allow the deaf to
drive. This law has been modified in 2008 to allow
the deaf to drive.
   Yet there was a recent newspaper story which
said a deaf man failed his driver's exam 60 times
before finally passing and that he has been a
licensed driver for five years.
   Did the deaf man take test 60 times for many
years and then drive for three years before the
2008 law took place?

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COMMENT FROM A HEARING ACTOR PLAYING A DEAF ROLE
   It is always controversial when hearing actors
play deaf roles; yet actors must be able to play
"any" role.
   Well, actor Deep Ng, of Hong Kong, not deaf, played
a deaf role in the TV series "Mei You Qiang de Shi Jle".
   He said:

It was very hard. I couldn't gesture with my hands but
had to lip read

   It is a rare hearing actor that would admit role
difficulties. Most actors won't.

CHINA VS GOOGLE
   We all know about the epic China censorship
versus Google freedom case; depending on how
one looks at it - China has kicked Google out
of the country or Google left China on its own.
   Has it impacted on DeafDigest one way or other?
Too early to say, but DeafDigest sent a routine
email to a subscriber this week. This email bounced
back, saying the route has shut down. The bounced
address contained the abbreviation .cn, which
stands for China.
   The DeafDigest subscription list does not
have anyone with that .cn abbreviation, and
the original subscription address could not
be tracked down.

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

One reason I don't use CART is because of the
time-lag delay between what was just said
and what just showed up on the screen; by
the time I catch on, the professor is already
one topic ahead of me

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this - 

do I respond to you, as the interpreter, when the deaf
person says something to me?

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning? 

Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually
being done live as an event is taking place.  The captions are
displayed immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct
an error. 

Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could
type.  Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some
mistakes.  Although captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may
be writing on their steno machine keyboards at top speeds for
extended periods of time.

It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between
good captioning and poor captioning.  Even though there will always
be some mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not
have to settle for poor captioning.  We must learn what an acceptable
amount of errors would be.

An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable.  When
there are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot
even follow what is going on, it is time to think about complaining
to the television station or programming distributor.  

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

function as a hearing person with a hearing aid
or a CI

not always; even those that function very well
may miss vital information because intensity
in trying to catch every word would work the
opposite

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.  

In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care
provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of
laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the
health care setting so that all persons have equal access
to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.

Features Include:

 *  An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can
    make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
    for an interpreter in case of emergency

 *  Live videos about hospital accommodations

 *  Wellness topics that change each month

 *  Links to information about counseling services

 *  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
    information about emotional and substance abuse topics

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Arizona captioning lawsuit case has
reached the crossroads because opposing attorneys
have agreed to disagree during the settlement
discussions. The guess, according to a deaf attorney
that follows this case, is that the judge will
issue a ruling in our favor.

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The Deaf and the Law

If you live in Arizona and have a complaint regarding
a hearing aid dispenser or an audiologist or a
speech language pathologists, then complaining can
be made much easier.

There is a web link at:
https://app.azdhs.gov/ls/online_complaint/AUDComplaint.aspx

The question is - how many states have this such
web link forms?

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he was wearing path jam masses (pajamas)

....

What became of?

Patrick J. Condon

- past
college student, at loss on dealing with his late deafness;
struggled with use of hearing aids

- present
vice president, Portfolio Analytics, a consulting
firm, specializing in retail stores

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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Pennsylvania School for the Deaf abolished its high school
department in the early eighties. Will the school restore it?
   Headmaster Joseph E. Fischgrund said "a decision will be made during
the next school year as to whether to proceed with the re-establishment
of a high school program at PSD." This was in response to a question
asked by the DEAFDIGEST.
   The PSD's Board of Trustees recently approved a 5-year Long Range
Plan. On the agenda was re-establishment of a secondary option.
   This will be a decision many people in Philadelphia will be
anxiously awaiting.

(editor's note: PSD has since then restored its high school
department)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   A deaf kid was suspended from his high school
because of fighting with a hearing kid.
   The fight started when the hearing kid would not
let up on taunting the deaf kid's deafness. He was
told to stop but the taunting continued.
   The deaf kid could not tolerate any more and
used his fists, thus bloodying up the hearing kid's
lips.
   To be fair, the hearing kid was also suspended
for instigating the fight.
   This incident happened earlier in the week at
a high school on the East Coast.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Sign language is now becoming wildly popular with
parents of hearing babies. On the flip side sign
language is wildly unpopular with many parents
of deaf children.

Why?

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your secretary is fired, but fortunately, your supervisor allows
you to conduct the interviews to replace that secretary.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

you want to buy a lamp bulb?

the clerk asks?

"What Watt?

You think he said:

what what

you are puzzled, thinking the clerk said "what, what" as
if he does not understand what you are saying and is
saying that to express his puzzlement!

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

..

DeafBook of the Week

- A Place of their Own
Creating the Deaf Community in America
John Vickrey VanCleve & Barry A Crouch
1989

tries to detail how we, the deaf, created our own
Deaf Community over the years

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent. 

Happy reading !

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seeking
Finance/Business Manager
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, Michigan

Flint based nationally recognized non-profit, serving Deaf/HH individuals,
seeks experienced manager.  

Responsible for Finance and Administrative Functions of Company.  

Four year degree and minimum three years experience as Controller
required.

ASL, Quickbooks, Non-profit, Computerized Scheduling experience as
plus.  

Forward resume, with salary requirements to: 

Executive Director,
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
1505 West Court Street,
Flint, Michigan 48503

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position opening
Senior Office Assistant 50%
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

this position is tentative and interim until the district
and CESA complete the negotiation process

POSITION
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of advanced
clerical work in support of the program to which assigned;
to provide word processing and data entry support; and to
provide information and assistance to students, faculty,
staff, and the general public.  May be required to work nights,
weekends, and at off campus locations.

Experience and Education Guidelines:  Any combination of
experience and education that would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain
the knowledge and abilities would be:

- Experience:  Three years of responsible clerical experience involving
public contact.

- Education:  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m.
on Thursday, April 8, 2010.  

The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment
at any time.  

Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting our
website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit completed applications to the Human Resources Office.
The Human Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

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Search for the President of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, New York

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), seeks an exceptional and
inspiring leader to serve as its next President.  This is an outstanding
opportunity to head the world's first and largest technological
institute for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, to act as a national
and international advocate for the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing
people, and to contribute as an important member of the RIT senior
executive team.  

Established by Congress in 1965 and opened on the RIT campus in 1968,
NTID provides deaf and hard-of-hearing students with state-of-the-art
technical and professional programs, complemented by a strong liberal
arts and sciences curriculum. Today, the NTID academic enterprise
includes approximately 1,370 undergraduate and 100 graduate students,
200 faculty members, 380 staff, and close to 6,000 alumni. FY 2009
operational revenues totaled approximately $85 million, of which $63
million were provided through Federal support.  

NTID enrolls students in its own degree programs as well as those at the
other colleges of RIT, and offers a unique educational environment where
more than 1,400 deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue academic
studies, share residence halls, and enjoy social life along with over
15,000 hearing students. Additionally, NTID offers a full range of
support and access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students,
including the largest professional sign language interpreting staff
employed by a postsecondary institution in the U.S. Instructors in NTID
classrooms utilize a variety of communication strategies, and on-site
audiologists provide a broad array of speech and language services.
RIT/NTID is also an internationally recognized leader in research to
enhance the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

The President is the chief executive and chief academic officer of NTID,
reports to the RIT President, and serves as an RIT Vice President and
Dean.  S/He will direct Federal government relations activities for NTID
and represent the college externally in professional and community
organizations as well as in the corporate and business communities. S/He
will also lead the Institute's fundraising and development efforts. 

NTID looks to recruit a new head who will build on the strong foundation
in place following the successful tenure of its recent president, a
long-time NTID faculty member and academic leader, and who will also
accelerate the institution's positive momentum and enhance its critical
national and international position in the education of deaf and
hard-of-hearing students. The NTID campus community is currently
finalizing its 2010-2020 strategic plan and preparing the groundwork for
its next President.  NTID seeks an accomplished and collaborative
leader, who ideally brings experience in academic administration,
government affairs, and external relations, and who can inspire NTID to
new levels of achievement with vision, energy, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and a deep passion for and commitment to the Institute's
mission.

RIT/NTID has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search
firm, to assist in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin
immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  All inquiries,
nominations/referrals, and vita with cover letters, should be sent
electronically and in confidence to:

Vivian Brocard, Vice President
Nureen Das, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
E-mail: mailto:4005@imsearch.com

RIT/NTID is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.
Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to
contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment
to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are
encouraged to make application.

For more information about RIT please visit: http://www.rit.edu/
For more information about NTID please visit: http://www.ntid.rit.edu/

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available position
assistant professor position/Deafness programs
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of
Education. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces
the availability of a tenure-track assistant professor position in
the Professions in Deafness programs.

Context:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a doctoral granting
institution in the University of North Carolina system with a Fall 2009
enrollment of approximately 17, 500 students, of whom approximately 25%
are graduate students.  

The Professions in Deafness programs are housed in the Department of
Specialized Education Services and consist of the  following
concentrations: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf; American Sign
Language (ASL) Teacher Licensure; Auditory-Oral Birth-kindergarten
Teacher Licensure; Birth-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure;
Interpreter Preparation.

Qualifications:
1. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Studies, ASL linguistics, or a
related field.

ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2010 is
acceptable.

2. Experience teaching ASL /Deaf Studies courses at the
post-secondary level.

3. Eligible for American Sign language teachers (ASLTA)
certification.

4. Fluency in American Sign Language.

5. Actively involved in the Deaf Community.  

Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the ASL Teacher Licensure concentration

2. Oversee  the ASL/Deaf Studies program which includes Advocacy and
Support Services for the Deaf and Interpreter Preparation 

3. Teach undergraduate courses related to ASL, linguistics of ASL,
Deaf culture and history, methods of teaching ASL, and other related
courses. 

4. Conduct research and seek external funding to expand the program 

5. Participate actively in student recruitment, retention, and
advising.  

6. Participate in curriculum/program development and evaluation.

7. Coordinate activities and events with students and the Deaf
Community.

8. Contribute to the instructional, research, and service mission of
the Department of Specialized Education Services, the
School of Education, and the University.

Salary:
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications 

Starting date:                 August 1, 2010

Application deadline:        March 30, 2010.  Review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:        Send a letter of application, vita, three
letters of recommendation, transcripts and a video describing in
ASL your philosophy/method(s) of teaching.

Dr. J. David Smith, Chair
Specialized Education Services Search Committee
School of Education
UNCG
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC  27402-6170

Phone:   336.334.3738        Fax:  336.256.0185
E-mail:  mailto:Jdsmi24@uncg.edu
Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ses

Persons who are Deaf and/or from culturally diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.

EEO-AA

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open positions
Deaf Services 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/HOH 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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM 

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
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. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
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.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- 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.  Qualifications:  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.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301

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Vacancy Announcement
American Sign Language Lecturer
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Speech and Hearing Sciences

A non-tenure track Lecturer position in ASL will be available beginning in
August, 2010. This is a 10 month appointment with the possibility for
additional teaching in the summer. 

Qualifications:  Native or near-native competence in American Sign
Language; Master's degree in teaching ASL, linguistics, or related field
preferred but qualified individuals with a Bachelor's degree plus ASL
teaching experience will be considered. Candidates should have expertise
in Deaf culture and interpreting and must be able to work with Deaf and
hearing students and faculty.  

Responsibilities:  Teach ASL courses ranging from introductory to
advanced, develop course content and curriculum. The qualified applicant
will be able to engage in the ASL program including external symposia and
retreats. Participation in faculty service also is expected.

Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.  

To ensure full consideration, application must be received by April 9.  

Send a letter of application, vita or resume, official transcripts and
three letters of recommendation to: 

Amy Cornwell,
Chair of Search and Screen Committee,
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences,
Indiana University,
200 S. Jordan Avenue,
Bloomington, IN  47405.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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(updated March 28th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Mentor
St Joseph's, MO

http://deafdigest.com/jobs1-3/

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Interpreter
Beaumont, TX

http://deafdigest.com/jobs2-3/

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mentor
Jefferson, MO

http://deafdigest.com/jobs3-3/

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