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DeafDigest Gold – August 30, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - August 30, 2009

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-houses/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-movieasl/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls 
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

   The Deaflympics are going on right now at Taipei.
To click on a picture of some of the Americans, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/usateam/

   This picture was obtained through Kenneth Rothschild's 
on-going dialogue with an individual in the Taiwan post 
office philatelic section

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   There is a lot of bickering in Canada regarding
the decision by the Canadian Radio-television and 
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC is to Canada
what FCC is to us).
   The CRTC decided that Bell Canada would test its
VRS in Ontario and that Telus would do the same
in British Columbia and Alberta.
   The deaf in Canada has asked for a nationwide
VRS as opposed to provincial VRS, but CRTC
disagreed.
   The CRTC, however, was supportive of the
Internet Relay and captioning needs of the deaf. 

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   The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
has honored Lillian Beard for her interpreting
services.
   What is the big deal? Well, she is 100
years old and is the nation's oldest active
interpreter!

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   Good news for hearing aid users. Senator 
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has agreed to co-sponsor
the proposed Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019).
   This bill, if it becomes law, will allow
tax deductions on hearing aid purchases.

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   Beware - athletes and fans at the Deaflympics!
Souvenirs being sold at stores in Taipei City
may contain excessive lead.
   A councilman is upset and demands an 
investigation.

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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 in the Blue 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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Join us on September 25th and 26th

For the WPSD Homecoming Weekend 

&

140th Anniversary Celebration

Spend the weekend catching up with old friends and cheering 
on the WPSD Lions at volleyball and soccer games against 
PSD.

Enjoy the humor of CJ Jones on Friday evening and celebrate 
WPSD's long history at the dinner on Saturday evening.

For more information, visit the wpsd website at: 

http://www.wpsd.org/special_events.html

Please note:
Hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh area are at a premium due to 
the G 20 Summit meeting we urge you to make your hotel
reservations as soon as possible.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF!

Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of
September!

That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or
receiver is on sale.

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

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for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order)

For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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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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TWO DEAF HOUSES NEXT TO EACH OTHER
   Some time ago two deaf families lived in houses
next to each other. Both houses had side doors
that faced each other about 20 feet apart.
   When these deaf people from one house wanted 
to communicate with someone from the other house,
they just stood in front of the windows of the side 
doors and chatted in ASL without leaving their houses. 
   Not any more, both families moved away.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-houses/

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


LEARNING ASL FOR A MOVIE ROLE
   A hearing actor won a role to play a deaf 
character in a movie. He knew nothing about ASL.
   It took him 44 days of private ASL training
for him to use sign language in the movie.
   The movie itself took 11 days to finish. This
means a 4 to 1 ratio - 44 days of ASL classes for a
11-day movie!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-movieasl/

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


SIGN LANGUAGE AMONG HEARING EMPLOYEES
   At a certain factory in Pennsylvania,
the hearing employees use sign language to
communicate with each other.
   All of them Codas? No. Noise was so bad
from everywhere - the furnace, the metals
and the blowers that normal conversation
was impossible.
   An industrial production consultant
asked:

Is this the most efficient way to operate a 
facility? Lower productivity due to high noise 
is a significant hidden cost in industrial plants


A "DO NOT SOLICIT" ANNOUNCEMENT IN A NEWSPAPER
    A newspaper in West Virginia ran this
announcement:

Deaf, blind schools do not solicit

ROMNEY, W.Va. - The West Virginia Schools for the 
Deaf and Blind do not solicit funds from individuals, 
businesses or organizations, according to 
Patsy K. Shank, school superintendent.

Solicitations made on behalf of the West Virginia 
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind should be reported 
to the Romney detachment of the West Virginia State 
Police at (304) 822-3561 or to Shank at (304) 822-4801

   DeafDigest thought this announcement was a bit
strange since soliciting funds is a way of life
among schools for the deaf. Just to make sure,
DeafDigest contacted a retired administrator who
has worked with a number of schools for the deaf,
both state and private, in his long career.
   He said he was always soliciting for funds
all the time!


STORE REDESIGNED BECAUSE OF LATE-DEAFNESS
   A store owner became deaf in late age.
He is no longer able to communicate with customers
on their orders and requests. He did not want to
sell his business because of his deafness.
   Instead he had the store completely redesigned;
merchandise behind the counter were moved to the
store shelves; signs were posted telling customers
where to locate their merchandise. Price stickers
were affixed to each merchandise.
   Communication was held to a minimum, and the
store success has continued.

SIGNMARK'S DEAL WITH A RECORDING COMPANY
   Marko Vuoriheimo, a deaf rap artist from
Finland, who goes by the name Signmark, has
signed a deal with Warner Music Group.
   Signmark's songs will be in an album that
will be released early in 2010. It will be
in ASL, instead of the Finnish Sign Language.



"PERFECT" SPEECH BECOMES "IMPERFECT" SPEECH
   A deaf person, trained orally, may have high
speech skills, understandable by people around
him in his community.
   Yet, his "perfect" speech may become
"imperfect"!  Why?
   If that person travels to another city
where the accents are different from where
he is from, then his "perfect" deaf speech
may betray him!



HEARING AID VS CI (SHORT SERIES)

   A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins?

Look at your hearing aid first. Will the hearing aid
help you function as a hearing person? If so, you
don't need a CI. If, because of age, the hearing
aid helps you less and less, then you need a CI!



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

on my very first pizza delivery as a new driver,
the customer came out of the door semi-naked!



If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In the Netherlands, there is an abbreviation that
is spelled DEAF.



DEAF as in deaf?

No. Spelled out in full, it is:

Dutch Electronic Art Festival

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs 

We had over 600 at the recent silent weekend.

The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 
participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice, 
beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as 
well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours 
of seminars to choose from.

The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida
Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have
a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other
conferences' hotel prices.  The room costs are even lower
next year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!

Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills
can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes for just $89 per person!

There will be group registration opportunities online after
July 1 at www.DrSign.com .  There are simply no other local,
regional or national conferences offering you so many hours
of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends.  Just
check them out!

Final details will be online beginning in August but the
cost per person is as low as $149 per person and exhibit
tables at $150.

Sign language DVDs are available online at 
http://www.DrSign.com -
      
A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you
how to represent inanimate objects is now available.

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies
is finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html 
for an article from a newspaper.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
      
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   The Department of Justice reached agreement with
Port St. Lucie, Florida to make the city fully
accessible to the disabled, the deaf included.
   This means everything - facilities, services
and programs.
   Despite signing the agreement, the city fathers
aren't too happy, especially when staring at a
14 million budget shortfall.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

What is a typical day of a CEO of a local deaf service agency?

Click on:

http://deafdigest.com/ceo



(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

A football sign language by a hearing team

http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/54429252.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUqPk4DyCc75DiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUHDYaGEP7eyckcUr

what could this mean in ASL?

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Question of the week:

Q. We have a good number of deaf attorneys. Why
cannot some of them do pro bono work on behalf of
low income deaf clients?

A. Below is a comment from a deaf attorney:

the deaf attorneys, as a whole, are really no
exception. Quite a variety of attitudes. Some 
attorneys have never done any pro bono work or 
just cannot afford to do any. So, as far as pro 
bono is concerned, not just the attitude but the
mission of the law firm is a big factor. Some law 
firms encourage it; some don't. And government 
lawyers, as a whole, don't do pro bono work.




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that our deaf friends in Canada be blessed with
full and unlimited VRS services, that we, the deaf,
enjoy in USA.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 595 BC - 547 BC - King Croesus, of Lydia (in modern day
Greece) had a deaf son. The king refused to acknowledge
the son's deafness; the son somehow learned of an assassination
attempt on his father and ran to warn him about it. The
father relented and acknowledged his son's deafness. Not
sure if this is a fact or a myth.

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Deaf and the Money:

The Association of The Tanzanian Disabled Society
is accusing the government of withholding funds
earmarked for deaf service programs

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

17

the number of colleges in Arizona that offer sign language
classes

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports


DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest 
subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

there are no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports in depth!

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position opening
Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL)
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341

Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), 
Fall 2009. 

Graduate degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special 
Education, Linguistics or related field required. 

In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics, 
deafness, and communication issues. 

Native or near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. 

Five years experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic 
and communicative components) at post-secondary level. 

Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly 
accomplishment/promise required, publications, service. 

Letter of interest, CV, referee  list or 3 letters of 
recommendation, teaching evaluations (all electronic preferred) to: 

Dr. Debra D. Andrist, 
Chair of Foreign Languages, 
Box 2147, 
Sam Houston State University,
Huntsville, TX 77341. 

mailto:andrist@shsu.edu  
Email acknowledgements. 

SHSU is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plan 
employer.

Classes available immediately include:
ASL 141 TT 8-9:20
ASL 141 TT 9:30-10:50
ASL 142 TT 12:30-1:50
ASL 263 TT 11-12:30
ASL 263 TT 2-3:20
ASL 264 TT 3:30-4:50
FL 361 Deaf Culture TT 5-6:20

Two hearing, signing, undergraduate TA assistants. Videophone in 
office. Lab testing with individual cameras. 

Summer teaching additional pay.

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(re-posted)

position opening (contingent on funding)
Tenure Track Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be
assigned to one of the following departments:

- Psychology
- Linguistics
- Education
- ASL/Deaf Studies

to read the position description and on application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetfaculty

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position opening
TITLE:        Program Coordinator
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, Massachusetts

DIVISION:        CBFS / NSMHA        
LOCATION:        Bay House, Revere Massachusetts
HOURS:                 40 hours (Monday - Friday, 9a-5p)

JOB SUMMARY: 
Responsible for the clinical and administrative aspects of a 
small group home program, as well as the overall health 
and safety of the residents, under the supervision of the 
Program Manager of Maverick Square CBFS program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and facilitate 
progressive discipline as needed for all staff in conjunction 
with the Assistant Director.

2. Arrange staff schedules to meet the health and safety 
requirements, as well as the individual needs of the 
residents.

3. Supervises the development and implementation of Quality 
Indicators through the ISP process and Program Goals.

4. Participates in the assessment of individual referrals, 
admissions and discharges.

5. Insures the program and individual records are current, 
comprehensive and meet agency and funding source standards.

6. Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside 
service providers.

7. Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and 
maintenance of the house and vehicle.

8. Participates in the development of the program budget, 
and monitors the program expenses.

9. Supervises the management of individual?s funds and 
possessions, within the guidelines of the ISP and agency.

10. Completes all necessary weekly/monthly reports.
11. Implements agency/department policies and procedures.
12. Perform on-call duties as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
BA/BS preferred in human services or equivalent experience.  
Medication, CPR/First-Aid certification or ability to 
receive certifications required.   Two (2) years experience 
in human services. Supervisory experience preferred. Must 
be fluent in American Sign Language.  Knowledge of DMH 
regulations needed.  Computer literacy required.  Valid Mass 
driver's license required.

send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway, 
Chelsea, MA  02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer - EEO/AA

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Position Announcement
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the 
Eastern Shore who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides 
opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community 
life.

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training 
for individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes 
teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee 
and employer relationships, work ethics and communication for 
successful employment outcomes.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED required.  Fluency in 
American Sign Language (ASL) or sign language a must. Excellent 
people and interpersonal skills.  Six months experience with training, 
coaching and motivating people.  Valid driver's license. Skilled in 
the use of structured training techniques for teaching job 
performance skills (such as sequence, quality, and quantity); 
job-related skills (such as grooming, socializing with coworkers, 
or managing one's paycheck); and work behaviors (such as accepting 
supervision, following instruction).

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, 
life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; 
retirement; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid annual leave days ; 2 personal 
leave days; 10 paid sick days and more.

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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open positions
ADVOCATES INC.
Framingham, MA

Has open positions for: 
- Direct Care Counselors 
- Awake Overnight Counselors 

Full and Part Time positions are available to work in our
Deaf programs.  

If you are interested please go to http://www.advocatesinc.org
and fill out an online application under jobs.

Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that
guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that
all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to
contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive
accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be
treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse
communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the
services we provide work together with the community to ensure that
these universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

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Seeking Applicants For
Faculty Positions (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track)
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the 
United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at 
RIT with 16,000 hearing students. 

The department of Science and Mathematics at NTID seeks faculty 
to teach/tutor deaf and hard of hearing students in the fields of 
chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics.  

For detailed job descriptions please visit: 
RIT Career Zone at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter the IRC# or 
select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/
Division. 


Discipline        Job Category                IRC#

Chemistry        Non-tenure track        30317
Chemistry        Tenure track                30459
Biology                Tenure track                30318
Math/Physics        Tenure track                30301

Review of applications will begin Aug 31, 2009 and continue until 
position is filled.        

All applicants must apply online at 
https://mycareer.rit.edu Search under IRC#
                        
We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to 
RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. 

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly 
encouraged to apply. For more information about NTID at 
RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu  

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt. Dora, Florida

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents 
safety, activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation 
activities.

Requires high school diploma or equivalent.  

Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  

Fluent in ASL preferred. 

American Sign Language training provided on site.  

FT and Per Diem, all shifts available.  

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500. 

EOE

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Position Vacancy Notice
Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
   (ASLIE)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of 
Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence.  

It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and 
vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 
American cities in which to raise a family.  

The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven.  
Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American 
Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and 
students.  In addition, the ASLIE department educates students 
seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English 
interpretation.

Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty 
responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the 
design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the 
composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human 
resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned 
resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID 
stakeholders as well as national stakeholders;  and provide 
programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized 
faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and 
ASL/English Interpreting education.

Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until 
position is filled.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career 
Zone:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                         
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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(latest update 8/30/09)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

- Assistant Director for Student Services
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=785

- Assistant Director of Residential Services 
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf) 
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

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(latest update 8/30/09)

more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

- School Social Worker
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=775

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated August 30th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreterd -- Anaheim, Pacoima, CA
*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA
*  Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA
*  Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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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