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DeafDigest Gold – February 21, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - February 21, 2010

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

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

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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Q & A on deafness with an audiologist
http://deafdigest.com/tararoney/

How do deaf people read if they can't hear?
http://deafdigest.com/phillipmilano/


- Very Hot News 

DeafDigest mentioned this story few months ago and is
mentioning it again. The state of Wisconsin has required
insurance carriers to cover hearing aids, CIs and
deafness-related stuff for younger children. That
law has already kicked in on January 1st. The loophole
is that the insurers can cover such expenses once
every three years, and that they could use pre-existing
conditions to get off the hook.  What a Pandora's box
it is!


- Thursday February 11th

Much furor ensued over a British airline refusing to
allow a deaf woman to come on board, "on account of
her deafness." The first wave of newspaper stories
mentioned this incident as is. Alas, the second wave
of newspaper stories mentioned that the airline challenged
her right to bring a hearing ear dog on the plane.
DeafDigest found it extremely puzzling that the dog
was not mentioned in the first wave of stories but
in the second wave of stories. Completely changes the
situation 360 degrees. 


- Friday February 12th

>From time to time radio talk show hosts, for lack of
something better to talk about, would make crazy
comments - that utterly make no sense at all.
This applies to Mike McConnell, the radio talk show
host in Texas. He made these anti-deaf comments,
such as:

- why would we, the deaf, want football scoreboard captions
- why would we, the deaf, be allowed to drive

Will the radio station fire Mike? No, because ratings
are important to these stations. Very sad.


- Saturday February 13th

If a person with a pro-deaf clout wins an election for a
high political office, would that person do everything
possible to help us the deaf? This refers to Rhonda Sivarajah,
not deaf, but whose son is deaf. She was selected by
Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert 
to be her running mate as the lieutenant governor.
Just stay tuned as politics are notorious for being
unpredictable. Anyway she has been involved with deafness
related issues.


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


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SOME STATE LEGISLATORS ARE FUNNY
   This is a true story. Years ago, a deaf political
advocate wanted his home state to pass a bill to give
discounts for deaf people that use TTY to make long
distance calls.
   People told him that the legislators will vote
against the bill. This deaf leader did his homework,
practicing with friends on debates, reading on legislative
rules, making contacts with deaf community, etc.
   He arrived at the state capitol ready for a fight;
his arms were carrying materials to show the
legislators.
   The legislators saw him and told him to go home
because they already passed the bill before he
arrived.
   Was the deaf man happy? No, he was very upset
because he felt he wasted his time doing his
homework! And he drove more than 2 hours from his
home for nothing.

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

(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 
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Work specialization track and the grant.

Applications are now being accepted for academic year 2010-2011.
 
For more information please visit our website at: 
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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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RIGHT WAY OR WRONG WAY TO DESCRIBE DEAF
   There was a convention last week by American
Psychiatric Association. There was a hot debate
on right or wrong way to describe a person -
fat person, blind person, very short person,
person with criminal mind, person with limited
intelligence, etc.
   The convention delegates did not discuss
right or wrong way to describe a deaf person -
such as deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, etc. 
   Maybe we, the deaf, are not important to
psychiatrists?


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

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


USA MOVIES, AUSTRALIAN MOVIES
   Deaf people in Australia love movies, just about the
same as we, the deaf in USA, do.
   The only difference is that we do have a percentage
of movies captioned, one way or other in American
movie houses. Not that so in Australia - only one
percent is captioned.
   To correct this deficiency, a new group has
been founded - Action On Cinema Access, and they're
planning protests in major Australian cities to
demand captions.
   Interestingly enough one of the protest leaders is
Dean Barton-Smith, a former Olympics participant
(hearing Olympics, as well as with Deaflympics). We
do not see high profile deaf professional athletes
leading us in protests here in USA. But in Australia
they have one in Dean Barton-Smith. 
   Dean was one of the world's best in the decathlon
during his younger days.


GOOD OR BAD NEWS AT A COLLEGE IN MILWAUKEE
   A group has shown frustration on lack of recognition
at the Milwaukee Area Technical College with the deaf
as a cultural group.
   The group demanded face to meetings with the dean of
the Liberal Arts and Sciences Division. For reasons
of her own, the dean was a no-show at these meetings.
   Good news? The dean is no longer on the job - and
the hope is that her replacement will give recognition
to the deaf.


THE DEAF AND THE RUBIK
   Is Rubik just a party conversational piece, to kill
time among partygoers or is it something more serious?
   Well, coming up soon are Collegiate Rubik Competition
taking place at Drexel University and at MIT; colleges
are sending their teams to these events.
   Gallaudet? Yes! Students Kristoffer Lauderbaugh,
Shane Rowland, Marcus Terry, Bharat Madaparthi,
Christopher Mohney, Christopher Phillips, Oscar Serna,
and Nicolas Garcia will represent the Buff and Blue.
   Go, Gallaudet, go!


PRICELESS OR JUNK
   What may be junk to the hearing may be priceless
to the deaf.
   It concerns a book "The Sign Language A Manual of Signs"
written in 1910 by Dr. Schuyler Long, educator of the deaf
during these early 20th century years. This book was
important for it preserved sign language during the years
when it was being suppressed by oral education of the deaf.
   This book was found in someone's attic for a number of
years before a former student of an interpreting program
came across it at a garage sale. He bought it and gave it
to his former interpreting program instructor.
   This book may be in the process of being appraised for
insurance purposes. Hopefully it will be preserved for
centuries to come! 


LOS ANGELES NOT INTERESTED IN THE NEEDS OF THE DEAF?
   Is Los Angeles city fathers thinking the needs of
the deaf are not important?
   Well, the city council, because of budgetary concerns,
has considered abolishing the Los Angeles Department on 
Disability.
   To address this concern, a meeting is taking place this
week by the Los Angeles City Council Arts, Parks, Health and 
Aging committee.
   Deaf people are being alerted, and urged to push the
city council to prevent this from happening.



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:

Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses 


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




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the hearing aid mold is uncomfortable

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he's deaf with an inefficient hearing aid


Not sure what is this supposed to mean. Is the hearing
aid inefficient because the batteries are dead? Or is
it because the deaf person cannot decipher voices and
sounds that come through his hearing aid? Or is it
because the hearing aid model is a poor fit for that
person and he needs to get the hearing aid that is the
right fit?

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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

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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 than
last 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
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There are simply no other local, regional or national venues
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at
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Sign language DVDs are available online at
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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:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A report by Indiana University School of Medicine 
Department of Otolaryngology says that the earlier
the deaf kid is implanted, the better their vocabulary
range would be. DeafDigest is a bit skeptical because
when a deaf kid reads a lot, his vocabulary would be
better.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Kevin Cook, women's basketball coach, Gallaudet University

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2009-10/releases/recap_smc2

see him in his pink suit (in honor of women's breast cancer
awareness) high fiving the Gallaudet athletic director
Mike Weinstock after squeezing out a win in the dying
seconds of a vital league game. Perhaps the pink suit is
his "Superman" suit for he has coached his women to its
best season in a decade! Before coming to Gallaudet
he has coached in the Women's National Basketball Association,
the world's #1 women's professional basketball league.

He has achieved a double goal this season; a winning record,
for the first time in a decade, and his team qualifying for
the conference playoffs.

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Question of the week:

Q. Do deaf people lead isolated lives?

A. Yes and no, all depends. Mostly it is up to the
deaf person; if the deaf person is sociable, he
should not have problems making friends, no matter if
he is with the deaf or with the hearing. If he is
a loner, then he will face isolation issues - but
being a loner is a personality issue and not a
deafness/hearing issue.


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:

stupid comments should be banned; examples are

why do they have Braille on the doors at baseball 
stadiums and hockey arenas and why would a
deaf person go to a rock concert?

this was found on a web blog this week !


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1850 - the Census had this question on the form:


Is the person deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, a 
pauper or convict?


in these days political correctness did not exist.

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Deaf and the Money:

there are two sure things in life, both of which are
unavoidable - death and, ugh, taxes.

Tax season continues until midnight April 15th.

The IRS, however, has tips for us, the deaf, to
save money on taxes.

Do click on:


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

113

number of House representatives that have become
co-sponsors of a deaf-related bill - the
Hearing Aid Tax Credit.

It is said that 113 is the record for any bill
introduced in the House

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DeafResources

Deafness definitions (long list)
http://deafdigest.com/definitionsofdeafness/

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

story of a mainstreamed 12th man on basketball team
http://deafdigest.com/joeysavarese/

a promising deaf rugby player in England
http://deafdigest.com/peteraltham/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

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Position Announcement
Executive Advisor
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) seeks an
experienced, creative individual to fill the position of Executive
Advisor. KCDHH, a state agency within the Education and Workforce
Development Cabinet, is charged to advise the Governor and General
Assembly concerning policy and programs needed to enhance the quality
and coordination of services for deaf and hard of hearing persons. The
agency also assists local, state and federal governments and public and
private agencies in the development of programs for deaf and hard of
hearing persons, oversees the provision of interpreter services for
state agencies and operates the telecommunications access program to
ensure equal access to telecommunications services. This staff position
works directly with the Executive Director in carrying out the mandates
of the agency.  Desired qualifications include:

* Extensive knowledge of issues affecting the deaf and hard or
hearing; ability to recognize and support individual choices relative to
communication options and to foster inclusivity among individuals with
diverse communication modalities;

* Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills,
including competency in American Sign Language; demonstrated ability to
effectively and tactfully communicate with people at many levels;
demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective and positive
relationships within an organization and with the public;

* An keen understanding of executive agencies, the Kentucky state
legislative process and negotiating budget allocations from funding
sources;

* Ability to lead, plan and support an organized environment for
staff working on a wide variety of activities; ability to think
strategically while assisting in the management of operations;

* Posses leadership skills including the ability to forge
partnerships with consumers, families and other government and advocacy
agencies; demonstrated commitment to public service and a record of
accomplishment in disability advocacy;

* Knowledge of emerging technology; ability to set priorities and
demonstrate success in securing funding through competitive grants; and

* The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelors'
degree in a relevant field and prior experience as an administrator.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
C/O  Virginia Moore, Executive Director
632 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY  40601
 
800-372-2907 V/T
mailto:Virginia.Moore@ky.gov

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This position does not confer merit system status.  It is our policy to
provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and
applicants for employment and not to discriminate on any basis
prohibited by law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national
origin, disability, marital status or status as a veteran.

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applications invited
ASL-English Interpreting Educator Position
Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY

Keuka College, located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, 
is an independent liberal arts-based college and a national leader in 
experiential education.  We invite applications for an Assistant 
Professor of ASL & ASL-English Interpreting.  

Position:  Full-time (10 month) tenure-track position (pending budget
approval); teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester.

Starting Date: August 16, 2010.

Rank:  Assistant Professor

Responsibilities
- Teach ASL & ASL-English interpreting courses

- Participate in curriculum development, assessment, and program
planning with the ASL and ASL-English Interpreting Programs Director
and colleagues

- Work closely with the ASL & ASL-English Interpreting Program
Director and colleagues.

- Provide academic advising to students in the major 

- Develop internship and practicum opportunities for pre-service
interpreters

- Participate actively in recruitment and retention of ASL &
ASL-English Interpreting students 

- Contribute to the College and Humanities and Fine Arts Division
through participation in College and Division functions, activities,
committees

- Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth and
maintain expertise in areas of teaching responsibility

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf
Education, or related field required

- Native/near-native proficiency in ASL required.

- Possession of the ASLTA Certification, Certificate of Interpreting
(CI), or NIC from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
or Certification from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
(EIPA).

- Teaching experience related to ASL, Deaf Studies, & Interpreting
programs for at least 5 years at the post secondary level.

- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional/working
relationships with faculty and students

- Leadership & teamwork skills

- Skill in the use of SANS Sony Soloist and other ASL lab equipment
and software

- Skill in the use of multiple forms of electronic communication, such
as pager, email, & VP 

Salary:  commensurate with credentials and experience.

Application process (please send electronic copies of material whenever
possible)
- Letter of application (outlining interest in the position,
qualifications, and approach to teaching)

- Current Curriculum Vitae

- Names of current professional references with VP, cell phone numbers
and e-mail contact information

- Three letters of recommendation

- Transcripts of all academic work (unofficial copies acceptable at
this time)

- Video of ASL skills and interpreting skills (see guidelines below)

Video of ASL skills and interpreting skills guidelines
- You may use DVD/CD or USB using quick time or media player. Label
the work with your name, topic and date.

- Video of ASL Skills: The video should begin with a signed
introduction (approx. 5-minutes in length) that includes your name,
background, your experience teaching ASL & Interpreting in the higher
education settings, why you are applying for an Assistant Professor in ASL &
ASL-English Interpreting faculty position, and what your teaching philosophy
is. Please provide the transcript of your signed information for those who
have no ASL skills.

- Video of Interpreting Skills (Deaf or hearing): You should provide
two un-rehearsed segments that include Spoken English to ASL / Deaf
Interpreting (5 minutes) and ASL to Spoken English Interpreting / Deaf
Interpreting (5 minutes).


Send materials to:
Ms. Janice Folts, jfolts@keuka.edu 
Keuka College Human Resources, 
141 Central Avenue, 
Keuka Park, NY 14478-0068

Review of application will begin immediately; preference will be given 
to applications received by March 5, 2010.

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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is 
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening 
effective July 1, 2010.

- Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon 
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits 
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most 
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The 
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the 
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on 
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: 
http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/   

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer 
to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human 
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the 
position.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us  
Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency
                                
Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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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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ASL instructor
Burlington, MA

http://deafdigest.com/jobsb/

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independent living center
Mobile, Alabama

http://deafdigest.com/jobsd/

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(updated February 21st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  HIV Educator (WSR) - 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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