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DeafDigest Gold – February 14, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - February 14, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hug/

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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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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
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Gold section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

deaf patient never told she was dying
http://deafdigest.com/maryannnelson/

catching up with our deaf veterinarians
http://deafdigest.com/deafveterinarians/


- Very Hot News 

What Goes Around Comes Around? When Heather Whitestone
was crowned Miss America in 1995, she used the honor
as a platform to promote CI, much to the anger of
the Deaf Community. And now this, Caroline Masia,
a deaf 5th grader, won the NFL-sponsored Super Bowl
essay contest by stressing her CI views. Deaf people
are screaming audism.  



- Thursday February 11th

The Dutch government has proposed setting up a
Video Relay service for the benefit of the deaf.
The government, however, has not yet addressed the
issue - who will pay for it!


- Friday February 12th

Effective with the academic year beginning 2013, RIT
will be switching to the semester system, abandoning
its quarter system. This will be quite an adjustment for
all RIT students, including deaf students at NTID and
those at RIT.


- Saturday February 13th

February 23rd is an important day in the Massachusetts
deaf community. Deaf people will be in force at the
state capitol. They will meet up with the legislators
to protest the proposed merger of several agencies
to save money. The Massachusetts Commission for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing would be snuffed out if the
governor has his way.


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

SWCID Provost's 4th Vlog is at

http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog04.html
 
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KNOW WHEN YOUR SWEETIE COMES CALLING

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DEAF VIRGINIA PRISONERS FILE LAWSUIT
   Many years ago very few deaf people were in
prisons. Times have changed, unfortunately, and
we have many deaf people in prisons.
   These deaf prisoners are complaining - no
interpreters, no TTY devices, no flashing
signalers, etc.
   A group of deaf prisoners in Virginia have
filed a lawsuit against the state for these
reasons.
    Very sad.

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

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

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: 
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SPECIALIZATION

The MSW Program in the Department of Social Work at Gallaudet University 
is happy to announce that is has received a grant from the U.S. Department 
of Education for "Training School Social Workers to Meet the Educational 
and Emotional Needs of Diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children."
 
Graduate students in the School Social Work specialization will learn to 
work with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing children in 
educational programs throughout the United States. Each school social work 
trainee will receive 1/2 tuition waiver and a generous stipend. 

During the first year of the program, students are involved in an 
internship two days a week. The final semester includes a "block" 
internship that can be done anywhere in the country. Students must first 
be accepted to the MSW program, and then may apply to the School Social 
Work specialization track and the grant.

Applications are now being accepted for academic year 2010-2011.
 
For more information please visit our website at: 
http://socialwork.gallaudet.edu/Social_Work/MSW_Program/School_Social_Work_Grant/About_The_Grant.html


or contact mailto:Beth.Betman@gallaudet.edu 
or mailto:Martha.Sheridan@gallaudet.edu

You may apply online at: http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/GradAdmissions.xml 

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HARD TO LEARN SIGNS AND TO HEAR VOICES
   One former Gallaudet HUG (hearing) student told
DeafDigest editor that he had a hard time in
Gallaudet classes.
   In classes with deaf teachers that do not use
voice, he would struggle to pick up signs.
   In classes with hearing teachers that voice-sign
he would not look at the teacher because he would
hear the voice. The hearing teacher got upset
and turned off his voice when the HUG was in class.
   The HUG then left Gallaudet very frustrated,
and transferred to hearing college to get his degree.


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

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

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AT&T AWARDED CONTRACT WITH STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO OFFER RELAY
SERVICES

DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 11, 2010 - AT&T* was awarded the majority share
of the competitively bid, California traditional Telecommunications
Relay Services (TRS) contract this week. This California Relay
Services 3 contract is the largest in the nation, based on the total
number of relay services minutes.

"We are proud of our long history of providing relay services and
look forward to serving the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech
challenged community in California," said Susan A. Johnson, senior
vice president, AT&T Customer Information Services.  "With more than
40,000 AT&T employees living and working in the state, our commitment
to the citizens of California is deep," Johnson said.

The contract, which is expected to begin in June, spans three years
with options to extend. The contract award for AT&T covers TTY Relay
Service only and does not involve areas such as IP-based or video
relay services.

"We are making a significant investment in employee resources and
network infrastructure to enable new enhancements and features, in
accordance with our vision to connect people with their world,
everywhere they live and work," Johnson said. 

 "AT&T has committed to a host of enhancements in relay service that
citizens of California have been asking for," said Jonathan Lakritz,
manager of the California Public Utilities Commission's
Communications Division, which has oversight of the State of
California's Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program. "We are
excited to be working with AT&T in this critical service delivery
area," Lakritz said.

Relay users in California will be able to choose their service
provider and will be encouraged to complete a customer profile to
establish calling preferences, greetings, select a long distance
provider, and more.

AT&T TTY Relay Service, offered since 1987, uses a special device
that connects to a standard phone line and includes a keyboard and
screen to display messages. It relies on a communication assistant to
connect calls to standard voice users.

While not included in this contract, AT&T also offers the following
relay services:

?         AT&T IM Relay, offered since 2009, provides a
specially-trained relay operator to read AOL AIM? instant messaging
service IMs to hearing callers and types IMs which are displayed
word-by-word as they are typed - making conversations feel more like
calls experienced by hearing customers.

?         AT&T Video Relay Service (VRS), offered since 2003, uses a
high speed Internet connection and a web camera or video phone to
connect users via a Video Interpreter. This allows users to
experience facial expressions and gestures on both ends of the
conversation and provides a natural fit for the use of sign language.

For more information on AT&T Relay Services, please visit
www.att.com/relay.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries
and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its
subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the
providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world.
With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's
fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi,
high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless
coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in
the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the
AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T | DIRECTVSM brands. The company's suite of
IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced
in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and
YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in
directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again
ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE?
magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Additional
information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by
AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

? 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the
AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T
Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services
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Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ATT to discover more about
our consumer and wireless services or at www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz
to discover more about our small business services.

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NEW ZEALAND'S SIGN LANGUAGE CRISIS
   A crisis is going on with the national New Zealand
sign language. It is a recognized language in the
nation, but it is also a problem.
   The nation lacks interpreters, lacks sign language
teachers and lacks deaf teachers.
   As a result, the deaf children teach themselves
the sign language.
   This is not good because the children will invent
their own signs that is not officially part of the
national sign language "dictionary."


A PRESIDENTIAL POSER
   At historical events, we see look-alikes pose as
a past American president, such as a thin, tall
bearded man posing as Abe Lincoln.
   We have a deaf poser, Craig Schermer, Cleveland, Ohio 
who poses as President Franklin Pierce. For some
reason he also poses as one of our past first ladies,
including Grace Coolidge!
   Speaking of his deafness, he said:

Mrs. Coolidge taught at a school for the deaf. I have 
been hard of hearing all my life and learned lip-reading 
early on. 

   When not posing, he works as a retail associate.


THESE FIVE SENSES
   Human beings have these five senses - sight,
hearing, taste, smell and touch.
   A newspaper article, writing about these five
senses, described deafness as this:

deafness is the most common disorder of the senses

   Come to think of it, this is an interesting
perspective.



A BUNCH OF GREAT NEWS FROM A RETIRED VR COUNSELOR
   DeafDigest runs a weekly series titled:

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news

   It is found in the Blue edition. Anyway a retired
vocational rehabilitation counselor reads that feature
every week. He emailed DeafDigest editor few days ago.
The email said:

Good news that makes a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor 
happy is coming across old clients that you served and helped 
them find their first job and how they now thank you - 
one recently retired from his job and saw me and thanked me 
in front of a lot of people. Another one is a deaf woman 
telling you "you saved my life"  you got me the help I needed 
and the position with the Federal Government - thank you so 
much - she had retired from the job recently. 

   This vocational rehabilitation counselor, by the way,
is a Gallaudet graduate, and served in that field for
many years until he retired.



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Exchange Carrier Association 

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/neca/


AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


a hearing aid is too loud for me


OUR DEAF BLOGGERS
   DeafDigest is not a blog, nor does it pretend to be
a blog. We, however, have many deaf blogs out there.
   A student, pursuing masters degree, wrote a thesis
on deaf blogs.
   It is at: http://deafdigest.com/blogthesis

   A warning; do not print it out because it will use up
the paper supply. And the reading is long.

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is deaf and wears a CI


it is the same thing as saying:

he is hearing and wears eyeglasses

or

he is hearing and wears clothes

or

he is hearing and drives a car

etc

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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net
302-436-5384 (FAX)

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Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service

If you are looking for someone with tax and bookkeeping background 
who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to provide bookkeeping 
& tax service for your personal, business or organization, I can 
provide the service.

My bookkeeping service can be customized in any way to meet your 
financial needs and goals. It includes general bookkeeping, taxes, 
payroll, financial reporting, training and much more. To have accurate 
financial information will empower you to make wise and more accurate 
financial decisions. 

My tax service provides you with the preparation of individual 
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VP: (866) 669-9616 
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Email: mailto:Terry@berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com

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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest 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, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out 
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

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 and register at 
http://www.DrSign.com

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

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 July 17, 2010?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Could deaf spouses raise deaf children?
Of course they could, and in Singapore, the 
media people felt the same way that we do.
   A recent Singaporean TV program touched
on that issue. The producers, however, made 
an implication - that the deaf couple featured 
should not be raising a family of deaf children.
   Forced to clarify after dealing with adverse
reaction, the producers said that the deaf can
raise deaf children but that the particular deaf
couple shouldn't because of their economic
conditions (unemployment and struggling with
finances).
   This is interesting - because no one makes an
issue out of poor hearing spouses raising hearing
children on their own!

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas

http://twitpic.com/tdp6c

he's the one on the right with eyeglasses

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Question of the week:

Q. Why are state commissions of the deaf & hard of
hearing very important?

A. Because many hearing people know nothing about
the deaf; the job of the commission is to tell
them what deafness is all about and on how treat
the deaf as first class citizens. Actually there
are many other important functions that the
commissions carry. No two state commissions, however,
operate the same.


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 all state commissions cannot be cut out of
state budgets

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1952 - the last deaf person living in
Martha's Vineyard passes away, putting to an end
a 200-year run where people used sign language
to communicate with each other

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Deaf and the Money:

?30,000

given to the deaf in Malvern in United Kingdom for
their recreational activities

?30,000 is a bit over $47,000 

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

number of deaf students on the waiting list to be
enrolled at the Butare School of the Deaf in
Rwanda, a nation on the African continent

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DeafResources

Deaf Standard of Living
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-standard-of-living/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)

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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

- David Hamilton in the news
http://deafdigest.com/davidhamilton/

- Melinda Vernon, long distance runner, Australia
hopes to qualify for Commonwealth Games
http://deafdigest.com/melindavernon/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

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- DeafDigest Sports archives:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsportsarchives/

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looking for
Behavioral Health Team Leader
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Pittsburgh, PA

Looking for  Enthusiastic Behavioral Health Team Leader/
for Outpatient/Adult Behavioral health Treatment team  to work 
with and supervise a team of clinicians who work in a well 
established team that serves Deaf citizens of Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania
 

Where:
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS)
5th Avenue
Downtown Pittsburgh

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience Working 
with Deaf population. American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. Requires 
Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access to a vehicle.

You will be responsible for Oversight of the Outpatient component at HDS 
including clinical supervision of all the Outpatient services. You will 
have the opportunity to work with program planners to build community 
services for the Deaf.   
 
In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile therapist will provide 
community-based mobile mental health individual and group therapy to an 
adult behavioral health population that includes mental health disorders 
with the deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population. 
 
The Team Leader/Therapist is responsible to work with other therapist, 
the consulting psychiatrist, office of vocational rehabilitation 
counselors and case managers in a collaborative model.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical 
documentation and charting according to Federal, State, County and 
Organizational polices and procedures. 
 
Send resume to:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:    412-323-6985

mailto:KKTarasenkov@mercybh.org

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$5,000 Sign On Bonus
CLINICIAN
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
New Jersey

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a 
tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give 
people in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest. 

Through our commitment to support, technology and training, we 
think you will find one of the most rewarding and satisfying 
experiences of your career.

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program 
providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing 
people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical 
case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and 
treatment planning to consumers within a variety of therapeutic 
settings and specialty areas.  

Responsibilities include:
- performing comprehensive clinical assessments
- interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
- developing/implementing treatment strategies

- providing clinical case management services, including the 
coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical 
and community services

- maintaining documents and medical records
- report writing
- providing crisis intervention
- developing discharge plans

- advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side 
effects

- handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or 
related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with 
the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and 
counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct, 
age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be 
expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical, 
organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign 
Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For 
immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.4511, or e-mail your resume 
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org 

When e-mailing, put "Clinician - ACCESS Program" in the e-mail subject 
line.  

EOE M/F/D/V

Faith, Care and Medicine?Working Together

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org 

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Job Announcement
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodation Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Work in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin at a Big Ten campus full of 
academic, athletic, and cultural activity. More information about 
campus and the Madison area can be found by visiting the Visitor 
and Information Programs link at:

http://www.wisc.edu/about/location.php

Job Duties:
Recommend and facilitate appropriate and effective services for students 
who are DHH to ensure their access to the physical, educational, and 
social activities of the University of Wisconsin. The DHH Accommodation 
Specialist is the primary point person for students, faculty and staff in 
the delivery of services and accommodations in the classroom.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and recent and significant professional experience with 
individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in an educational setting is 
required. A master's degree in education, counseling, social work or a 
related field and professional experience with individuals who are Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing preferred.

Salary:
MINIMUM  $37,000

For a complete job description qualifications listing, and application 
procedures see:

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063796.html

Applications must be received by  March 8, 2010

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position opening
Deaf Services Children's Case Manager
Community Counseling Center
Westbrook, ME (Portland metropolitan area)

Community Counseling Center, a leading nonprofit provider of family
services and behavioral health, is seeking a Case Manager for Deaf
Services Children's Case Management.

The Case Manager will work with children, adolescents and their
families in accordance with agency, community, and program needs in
the Deaf Services Children's Case Management program.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing,
implementing, and monitoring service plans that are tailored to
individual client needs, as well as support increased client and
family functioning, and ensure that each client receives services
that are sensitive to his/her cultural needs.

The successful candidate will support comprehensive and ongoing
coordination of services received from various providers and ensure
effective communication and appropriate service delivery. In addition,
our case managers advocate for and support clients to ensure access
to community services.

The Case Manager will effectively utilize the Agency's electronic
consumer software system.

With roots dating back to 1874, CCC is one of Maine's oldest and most
comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making a
difference in the lives of more than 6,000 individuals and families
each year.  In addition to providing high quality family, individual
and group therapies to help children, adults and senior citizens from
all incomes and backgrounds, CCC offers a diverse array of programs.

CCC is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families, the
National Council for Community Behavioral Health, and is a United Way
Partner Agency.  The agency is accredited by the National Council on
Accreditation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work
or a closely related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in
either psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education,
counseling, rehabilitation, or related field.

Candidate must be fluent in American Sign Language.

If interested, please apply by February 28, 2010:

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kimberly Lefebvre
Employment Specialist
Maine Mental Health Partners
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME  04092

mailto:recruitment@memhp.org

Fax:  207-761-2388

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position opening
Mental Health - Community Resource Specialist
Family Service Foundation, Inc
position located in Frederick, MD

Mental Health - Community Resource Specialist in Frederick, 
Maryland:

Provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to Deaf and Hard of 
Hearing people with chronic behavioral health challenges in the 
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP).  

Responsibilities are: to teach and assist with groups that address 
rehab needs of the people we serve.  Assist and advocate for those 
on the caseload. 

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm. 

BA degree or experience in the mental health field. 

Valid driver's license, professional writing skills, ability to 
empower others, person-centered planning skills. 

$12.50/hour with benefits. 

If interested, please contact mailto:aklassen@fsfinc.org

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job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/english/

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job announcement
Teacher (Middle School English/Language Arts) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/englishmiddle/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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state of Washington

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Powder Springs, Ga

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dishwasthers, busers, prep crew
restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama

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sign language teaching position
Richmond, Kentucky

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superintendent
West Trenton, NJ

http://deafdigest.com/jobs10/

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(updated February 14th)

- 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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