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Deafdigest Blue – April 5, 2009

DeafDigest Blue – April 5, 2009

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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.


News of the Week:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerome W. Freeman, Sr,
who departed us.
Jerome was everywhere in the field of Deaf Education and
Deaf Services. After graduating from Gallaudet, he embarked
on a long career that spanned 48 years, reaching out to 8
different states, in different capacities – teacher,
administrator, professor and director.
Thank you, Jerome, for your 48 years of service on
our behalf, making our lives better.

Many American cities are well served with agencies
serving the deaf. But again, many other American
cities are not.
Houston, Texas, is as big a city as other big
American cities go – it has “everything” – yet
a deaf activist pointed out a serious lack of
services for the deaf in that locale!
DeafDigest hopes that Houston will grow to be
on par with other American cities with respect to
agencies serving the deaf.

Is Economic Stimulus money helping the deaf?
Time will tell, but U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
has seen to that disabled-owned businesses are given
priority when stimulus contracts are given out by
Department of Treasury.
DeafDigest hopes disabled includes deaf, and that
more will be coming in favor of the deaf.

Gallaudet University’s Theatre Arts Department presents

on April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8:00 pm.


April 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 2:00 pm.

in Elstad Auditorium.  All performances are open captioned.

URINETOWN, directed by Monique Holt, is a hilarious tale of
greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when
water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city,
a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year draught, has
led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The
citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single
malevolent company that profits by charging admission for
one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero
decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them
all to freedom! 

Appropriate for patrons 12 years old and up.

– Full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the unit fee – one
free ticket with ID;

– non-Gallaudet students with ID: $10 online, $12 at the Box Office

– adults: $15 online, $20 at the Box Office Window;

– groups of 10 or more people, send email or call.  For more
information, visit the Theatre Arts Dept. website.

Phone:          (202) 651-5500 / (202) 651-5502 TTY
Buy Tickets:

URINETOWN (Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman/Book and Lyrics Greg
Kotis) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre
International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are
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The CIA is looking for new spies. Could a deaf person
become a spy?
Rocky Stone, who was deaf, was a spy for the Federal
government. He could communicate with his hearing aid,
but without it he was very deaf.
After he retired from Federal government, he founded
SHHH, which changed its name to Hearing Loss Association
of America.

– for ASL News version, please click on:

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


(a reprint from last week – video had technical difficulties)

We shop often at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Sears, etc.
These stores have different departments. These departments
have supervisory managers.
Do we know of a deaf person that is a supervisory
manager at any of these department stores?
There is a deaf supervisory manager of a Target store
in California. He graduated from a school for the deaf
and did not go to college, but he was able to get
promoted to supervisory manager.
It is not an easy job. He supervises three different
departments at Target. He orders merchandise; he takes
inventory and also supervises his own employees in these
three departments.

– for ASL News version, please click on:

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

For many years the deaf of Nicaragua had no
sign language. They communicated with each other
by gestures and by body language.
There is a new Nicaraguan Sign Language (NSL).
Who helped create NSL? It was not linguists
or deaf leaders?
It was a group of young deaf children!

– for ASL News version, please click on:

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for all comers; deaf and hearing players; must be 21 years or
older to play.

June 23, 2009 – 7 pm

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Las Vegas, Nevada

entry fees?
$200 per player,(no buy in), $140 prize pool,
$40 to Binion’s for administration and $20 to DSA.

This tournament will be hosted at Binion’s Gambling Hall where
it made poker famous. It is located in historical heart of
downtown. Binion’s is where the famous “World Series of Poker”
originated. Since Las Vegas is the poker capital of the world,
you will feel the magnitude of this one as it has the
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We are anxious to have you enjoy the unique and exciting
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Which is worse? A baseball game on TV that is
not captioned? Or a baseball game on TV that is
not voice-broadcast?
A recent Baltimore Orioles pre-season game,
supposedly aired on the radio, was not voice-broadcast
after the first inning.
Rain interrupted the game, and the delay
after the first inning of play, got too long.
As a result, the broadcasters’ boss told them
to go home.
Suddenly, weather got better and the game
was resumed. Hearing fans had to suffer through
8 remaining non-broadcast innings!
Well, what about us the deaf? How many times
have we suffered when captions disappeared on
TV programs? Captions conveniently find a way of
disappearing just as when the punch line was about
to be shown!

A newspaper story featured a headline that said:

He uses Cochlear Implants

Is it tacky?  Should we describe a person that,
in any one of the below?

– uses eyeglasses
– use a wheelchair
– uses a hearing aid
– uses crutches
– is a cancer survivor
– is a heart attack survivor

We should not, hence the CI to describe the person
is tacky.
DeafDigest editor wears eyeglasses. Should a newspaper
story be headlined like this?

DeafDigest editor uses eyeglasses

We have always had deaf owned printing shops
in the past, often in small towns where everyone
knew everyone.
Printing has changed a lot in the past 30
years. DeafDigest is not sure if we have too
many of these deaf-owned printing shops
around. But there is one in Knoxville –
Owen Printing.
Said an acquaintance who knows the deaf
owner, Albert Owen “it is a full blown business;
most of his workers are deaf; he publishes
newsletters and brochures. And a large volume
of orders come from local hospitals and
large companies.”


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Those that scream the loudest will win?
Every year we see schools for the deaf and
agencies serving the deaf being threatened
with budget cutbacks.
Why do some programs survive? And why
do some programs die?
This is where the scream factor comes
in. The Deaf Community that screams the
loudest normally wins. Politicians, not wanting
to be screamed at, will vote to keep funds
coming for these Deaf Programs.
DeafDigest has, over the years, seen
outstanding Deaf Programs die because very
few, if any, deaf people in the community
have screamed the loudest – together!


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Hamilton CapTel® announces alliance with the Ear Professionals

Hearing Professionals Now Able to Recommend CapTel Service in
Their Offices

DALLAS (April 2, 2009) – Hamilton CapTel announced a distribution
relationship with Ear Professionals International Corporation
(EPIC, Inc.) today during the American Academy of Audiologists
AudiologyNOW! conference.

This new relationship extends the family of Hamilton CapTel
solutions to consumers through their audiologist: the person on
whom they depend to resolve their hearing difficulties.

Hamilton CapTel allows those with hearing loss to read captioned
transcriptions of what the other party is saying during telephone
conversations. Using advanced voice-recognition technology, a
specially-trained operator re-voices everything the other party says,
thus allowing the Hamilton CapTel user to effectively use the phone.

Brad Volkmer, EPIC president and CEO said, “EPIC’s network of
hearing healthcare physicians and audiologists distinguish themselves
by providing total diagnostic hearing assessments and complete
solutions for their patients, and still many patients report having
difficulty hearing over the phone. While there are many tools
currently available to address this concern, some patients have not
found satisfactory resolution. With the ability to recommend Hamilton
CapTel, our audiologists round out their list of viable solutions
for patients.”

EPIC unites physicians and hearing health specialists with the best
diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologists in the country. Currently,
EPIC has several thousand audiologists in its network who provide
comprehensive hearing health care services for their patients. The
company has the distinction of introducing the first national hearing
health care plan adopted by numerous companies across the country.

“Hamilton CapTel and EPIC, Inc., will work together closely to create
awareness in the professional community about Hamilton CapTel services,”
said Susan Ramirez, director of business development and operations for
EPIC. “Many people aren’t yet aware of the benefits CapTel offers, and
this relationship will allow us to promote an effective solution
directly to both hearing professionals and consumers across the

John Nelson, president of Hamilton Relay, stated, “Often, people who
have difficulty hearing over the phone seek resolution for this
concern in the office of their audiologists. This relationship with
EPIC allows its network members to now offer this solution directly
to the people who can most benefit.”

About Hamilton CapTel Hamilton CapTel is a service of Hamilton Relay,
a division of Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications
and technology services provider based in Aurora, Neb. Founded in 1901,
Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to encompass eight primary company
divisions allowing Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national
basis. For more information about Hamilton CapTel, please visit

About EPIC:
Established in 1997, EPIC (Ear Professionals International Corporation)
is a broad network of audiologists and otolaryngologists (e.g., Ears,
Nose & Throat specialists), and healthcare administrators. Formed in
1997, the organization operates in 50 states and promotes and provides
a variety of hearing care services to people with hearing loss through
its first-of-a-kind EPIC Hearing Service Plan (HSP).

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– William Jennings Bryan, famous attorney who lost three
times while campaigning for president (19th century)

may have bumped into many deaf students at Jacksonville,
Illinois where Illinois School for the Deaf is located.
He was a student at a private school and at Illinois
College, both located in Jacksonville


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Technical Contact: Tina Hunt
Marketing Communications Manager
Hamilton CapTel
402.694.3656 v/TTY


New CapTel 800i® Available Soon Nationwide
DALLAS (April 2, 2009) – Today, from the American Academy of
Audiologists conference, AudiologyNOW!, Hamilton CapTel introduced
the CapTel 800i® captioned telephone. Designed for individuals who
have difficulty hearing on the phone, Hamilton CapTel is a free
service which will soon be available across the United States on
the CapTel 800i.

Developed by Ultratec, Inc., Captioned Telephone (“CapTel”) allows
people with significant hearing loss to read captioned
transcriptions of their telephone conversations. Captions are
provided by a service that connects to each call. Using advanced
voice-recognition technology, a specially-trained operator at the
service re-voices everything the other party says to transcribe the
captions, allowing the CapTel user to effectively use the phone.

The latest addition to the Hamilton CapTel family of solutions
– the CapTel 800i – uses an existing phone service (either analog
or digital) for the voice portion of the call, combined with a
high-speed Internet connection to deliver captions on incoming and
outgoing calls. The CapTel 800i will soon be available through
participating audiologists.

“With the revolutionary way this phone delivers captions over the
Internet, we are thrilled to add the CapTel 800i to our family of
solutions. For some individuals who have not been able to use
captioned telephone in the past, the CapTel 800i allows us to
deliver the life changing benefits of Hamilton CapTel,” said
Anne Girard, director of marketing for Hamilton CapTel. “For
individuals with difficulty hearing over the phone, seeing what’s
said restores their functional ability to effectively use the phone.”
“The text-based capabilities of the Internet make it an ideal way to
deliver the captions for a CapTel call,” stated Robert Engelke,
President of Ultratec, Inc. “”As more and more options become
available for telephone services, we are pleased to offer CapTel
solutions that take advantage of these latest technologies.”

About Hamilton CapTel Hamilton CapTel is a service of Hamilton
Relay, a division of Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified
communications and technology services provider based in Aurora,
Neb. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to
encompass eight primary company divisions allowing Hamilton to
operate on a local, regional and national basis.

For more information about Hamilton CapTel, please visit

About Ultratec, Inc:
Located in Madison, Wis., Ultratec, Inc. is the world’s leading
manufacturer of text telecommunications equipment for people who
are deaf or hard of hearing. Since 1978, the company has been
instrumental in developing new technologies that allow people with
hearing loss to communicate over the phone. For more information
about Ultratec, please visit



muttered one interpreter:

too much politics involved between agencies that certify

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


When I tell people that I am a CART provider, many times they
look at me with a quizzical look. 

Some of them might be thinking shopping carts.  Others could be
thinking golf carts.   Even members of my family do not understand
what I do.  Some of them still think I use sign language rather
than a steno machine.  

After I explain that CART is an acronym for Communication Access
Realtime Translation, I usually still have a lot of explaining to

I almost always have to use the example of realtime captioning to
explain it.  I try to tell them that it’s captioning without the
pictures.   I explain that a CART provider supplies realtime
translation of speech to text on a computer monitor or another

The best way to understand it is to see a CART provider in action. 
If you or someone you know hasn’t seen the work of a CART provider,
I invite you to check it out at the next conference, meeting, or
other event where a CART provider is present.

if you have a question on any of the CART issues, do email:

it will be forwarded to the CART operator for a possible response
in this weekly DeafDigest section.


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(continuing series)


Newspapers and magazines

Hmm! Silent News and NAD Broadcaster, these well known
deaf newspapers, have closed up

Deaf American magazine, The Frat and few other deaf
magazines have closed up


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Crash course on the Digital Television Transition

This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:

I just bought a DTV converter box. I want to know how to hook it
up to my cable company’s box or TV


People who subscribe to cable or satellite TV are not affected by
the digital transition and those services have built-in conversion
technology to work with your analog televisions so you don’t really
need the DTV converter box. The transition affects people who rely
only on over-the-air broadcasts using rabbit ear antennas. Since
you already bought a converter box, you can still use it on an
analog TV in another part of your house that’s not connected to
cable service. This would be good for emergencies if your cable
service gets cut off unexpectedly from bad weather.

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Rusty Wales’ Wine of the Month

Salute, DG Readers/Wine Enthusiasts!

In this new eNewsletter edition, you may find one article very
interesting that discusses wine making (or wine tasting) as a
hobby that is a perfect fit for the Deaf. 

It may present a hot topic for discussion which we will have the
opportunity to discuss during the workshop where I have been
invited to be a speaker during the Deaf Senior of America
conference in Las Vegas this June. 

Happy reading!

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Thanks to increasing number of scams created
through relay services, merchants are fighting
They are using the “behavior screening” profile
to study customers’ buying patterns. In other
words if someone orders 15 pairs of same shoes,
it sounds fishy.
And also “device fingerprinting” method will
be used, and then cryptographic signatures
may be needed.

The Deaf and the Law


a deaf man was arrested for stealing. He was not
provided with an interpreter nor were efforts
made to help him understand the case he was

pending – weaving its way through the court

a very flagrant violation in Florida of prisoners’

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. Are deaf pro athletes entitled to sign language

A. Yes – but look at this situation –
when Kenny Walker played NFL football for Denver Broncos
during the very early years of ADA, he had a full time
interpreter that shadowed him everywhere.  When the Broncos
cut him he went North to play football in the Canadian Football
League – and his team refused to provide him with an interpreter!

Different nation, different laws!

Shirley Glassman’s Captioning Blooper of the Week:

it’s costing America A For Soon (fortune)


What became of?

Angela Lee Foreman
Rochester, NY

– past
Regulatory Affairs Officer with a biotech company
in Davis, California, and about to go for her
doctorate in biology

– present
Assistant Professor of Biology, NTID/RIT with “past” and
“present” details

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

CSUN, one of the Big 3 collegiate programs for the deaf
(Gallaudet, NTID/RIT and CSUN) is suffering from an
acute shortage of interpreters according to a Los Angeles
Times story.
How bad is it? Well, one student said interpreters are
lacking for half of her classes!

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Excessive noise will not make a person deaf. This statement
was made recently by Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.
The institute spokesperson said there is no difference between
being exposed to noise and among those that lead quiet lives.
Going one up, that spokesperson said that people of Norway
know how to deal with noise – ie turning down the radio volume,
protecting their ears, walking away from the noise source, etc.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Years ago a Baltimore radio program announced that a state
agency is seeking deaf people to apply for jobs.
Luckily for one deaf woman, her mother pointed her to the
state agency making that announcement and she got the job.
Fast forward. We are seeing commercials on TV that hawk
deaf related products but which are not captioned. Or even
of deaf personalities interviewed on TV talk shows, but
which are not captioned at all!

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s pet peeve:

Your supervisor suddenly gets promoted but in the rush to
assume the promotion, she leaves paperwork you left for her
to be unsigned for three weeks.



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position opening
Assistant professor (tenure track)
(computer related field)
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                                                                                           
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Instructional/Support Faculty


– Masters of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science,
Information Systems, or other computer related field.

– Three years full-time work experience in high level scripting,
multimedia/web and database development

– Some teaching/training experience

– Expertise in object-oriented programming (i.e. minimally Java
or C++).

– Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We
are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                                           


You may contact the search committee with questions:

David Lawrence
Search Committee Chairperson
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Department of Information and Computing Studies
20 Lomb Memorial Drive, Golisano-1511
Rochester, New York 14623

Application deadline: April 15, 2009


position opening
Overnight Residential Counselor
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

1-2 years direct care experience in residential program with
Deaf and HOH children preferred. ASL Fluency required. 

Please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

fax # 508.875.3355
phone # 508.879.5110 v/tty
or email:

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE


immediate opening
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist (CTRS)
National Deaf Academy
Mt. Dora, FL

National Deaf Academy a 132 bed residential treatment center serving
Deaf, hard of hearing and autistic children, adolescents and adults
has an immediate opening for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation
Therapist (CTRS).

Responsibilities include planning, directing and organizing
recreational programs, assessments and documentation.

Fluent in American Sign Language preferred, however willing to train
the right candidate. BA in Therapeutic Recreation or related field
& current CTRS required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy
19650 US Hwy 441
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Phone: 352-735-9500
Fax:   352-735-4939



position opening
Clinical Social Worker – Deaf Unit
Westborough State Hospital
Metro Suburban Area; about an hour west of Boston

Full-time opportunity exists for a caring and compassionate
hearing or deaf individual to join the clinical team on a
unique deaf unit within Westborough State Hospital, a JCAHO
accredited facility.

The deaf unit at Westborough is a state-wide resource with
rapid admissions and discharges.

Specialty Social Work services are needed. Social Workers on
this unit must be fluent in ASL and culturally competent in
the Deaf Culture.

In addition, incumbents in this position must have specialized
knowledge of the clinical needs of deaf persons with psychiatric
problems including competence in providing psychotherapy to
deaf individuals and their families. Takes initiative in
formulating and implementing comprehensive treatment plans.
Provides family services as needed including family assessments,
living/home assessments, family therapy and counseling.

Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, tuition
remission, vacation, retirement, free parking.

Salary Range:  $45,353 – $61,873

Resumes to:
Office of Health, Human Resources,
Metro Suburban Area,
Attn: Carolyn Burnett,
Box 288, Lyman St.,
Westborough, MA  01581

or Email:

EEO/AA/MF/V/D Employer


position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Westborough State Hospital
Metro Suburban Area; about an hour west of Boston

Seeking  part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs./wk) for
a specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for deaf persons in  
Westborough, Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston.

This is  an excellent position for an experienced interpreter
with excellent ASL skills who has, (or wants to develop), a
specialization in mental health interpreting.

Candidates must be state screened for interpreting and
transliterating or hold national certification. RID or NAD
certification preferred.

Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, tuition
remission, vacation, retirement, free parking.

Salary Range:  $21,669 to $29,440

Resumes to:
Office of Health, Human Resources,
Attn: Carolyn Burnett,
Metro Suburban Area,
Box 288, Lyman St.,
Westborough, MA 01581

or Email

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer


position opening
Manager, Disability Services
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, IL

What if inspiring students was part of your workday?

Renowned for excellence in teaching and learning, William Rainey
Harper College has been enriching lives through learning for more
than 40 years.

Located in Palatine, IL, Harper is the community college for
Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

We’re looking for dynamic administrators who appreciate our respect
for innovation in the classroom. You’ll be recognized and rewarded
for your creativity, vision, and drive. Employees at Harper thrive
in a supportive, diverse environment; enjoy excellent benefits; and
find inspiration in our ever changing campus setting which features
a center for multicultural learning, library, full calendar of cultural
events, and a wellness/fitness center.

Most importantly, you’ll be empowered to affect positively our
students’ educations, and possibly change some lives in the process.

It’s time to inspire.

Harper College is currently seeking applications for the Manager,
Disability Services position.

The successful candidate will manage and direct the daily work and
future directions of the operational components of Access and
Disability Services, including accommodations (note takers, readers,
scribes, interpreters and business functions).

You will also develop, revise and implement procedures and standards;
monitor and recommend budget proposals and staffing patterns needed
to meet department/College objectives; and provide institutional
consultation about academic and physical accommodation needs.


* Masters Degree in Higher Education, Disability Services,
Rehabilitation or Counseling.

* 3-5 years previous work experience in an educational/college
setting in Disability Services

* Knowledge of key legislation (Rehab Act, ADA, state regulations)
related to disability and of the functional impact of various
disabling conditions

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Prior grant management experience is desirable

* Knowledge of the Deaf community and American Sign Language
fluency are highly desirable

View additional job duties, benefit details and complete our required
online application at:

Harper College is an EOE. Women, ethnic minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.


position openings
– Residential Counselors
– Case Managers
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 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:

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (FT & PT positions) This position provides
direct client services including encouraging client independence in
areas such as skills in daily living and community integration.  The
candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year related experience; 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.

– CASE MANAGERS: (FT position) This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community.
The qualified candidate shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human
Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12 credit hours in
social science with 2 years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess
service needs of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum
of care; develop service plans; independent living skills
instructions, advocate for access to public & private services and
programs such as medical, vocational and other services.

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

or Fax: 215-884-9774


(updated 4/5/09)

Employment vacancies
– Interpreter for the Deaf (2 open positions)
– School Educator I
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

contact person:


position opening
Smoky Mountain Center
Clinical Counselor
Central Region/ Morganton, NC

Clinical counselor is part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
that provides behavioral health assessment, clinical treatment,
case management and advocacy services to deaf and hard of hearing
persons in a 27-county service area.

Clients served will be children, adolescents and adults with a
broad range of diagnoses of hearing. Clients will be referred from
throughout the 27-county catchment area by any of a wide array of
organizations and agencies that have identified the need for the
specialized services delivered by this program.

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work or an
appropriate human services field and must have a professional
license or be license eligible.

Due to the population served by this position, applicants must be
proficient in American Sign Language.

Prefer experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Grade/Step to be determined by qualifications and classification
of applicant

Position is 100% FTE with comprehensive benefits. This is a non –
exempt position

Open until filled

Send a NC State Application to:
Smoky Mountain Center,
Department of Human Resources,
44 Bonnie Lane,
Sylva, NC 28779.

to get the NC State application form, click on:

and click again on:
Microsoft Word Application Extension            

Smoky Mountain Center is an EO, AA employer.


position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
location of vacancy – Macon, Dublin, Valdosta, Columbus and
the Metro Atlanta area

for position description and application procedures, click on:


(updated 4/5/09)

list of employment openings
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

– Job Developer & Interpreter
San Francisco

for any of the above positions, please click on:

and click on the position you are seeking


E-Mail All Applications to


Special notes:

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