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DeafDigest Gold – February 7, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - February 7, 2010

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

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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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devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

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due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
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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:

Scranton Deaf School helping the homeless
http://deafdigest.com/scrantonhomeless/

Deaf Sheetz employee popular in the community
http://deafdigest.com/sheetzpopular/



- Very Hot News 

The owner of Harrods, a famous department store in London,
is Mohamed Al Fayed. He has a deaf son, Karim Fayed, who
is a photographer. Karim is featuring his own photographic
exhibition at a high profile gallery in London next month.


- Thursday February 4th

   Is there such a thing as bill of rights for deaf? Well,
a group of deaf students from East High School in 
Des Moines, Iowa presented state legislators with
a bill of rights.
   Being stressed are ASL rights, health insurance
coverage on hearing aids, among others.
   Legislators being what they are, this suggestion
will be given a low priority. This is not to say
bill of rights is unimportant, but that legislators are
more worried about other things - such as budget problems.   


- Friday February 5th

   99.9 percent of the time, Miss Deaf Pageants do not
attract notice of governments. That 0.01 percent did -
the government of Swaziland is looking into the recently
held Miss Deaf Swaziland pageant.
   Seems the government was not too pleased by the fact
that the winner was begging for funds to allow her to
take part at the upcoming Miss Deaf World pageant 
to take place in Las Vegas.


- Saturday February 6th

   The unsung heroes behind every legislative session,
both federal and state, are pages. These pages do everything
possible to keep things running - delivering messages,
filling glasses with water, making photocopies, handling
telephone calls, etc. You name it, the pages have done it.
Anyway one of the pages at the Mississippi legislature is
Derek Schmitz. He is deaf and a student at Mississippi
School for the Deaf.


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   An experiment is going on with the deaf of Japan
that watch theatrical performances. They use a portable 
device (just like a text pager) which displays captions 
of the play they are watching.
   DeafDigest has these concerns:

- cost of such a device; it is said to be expensive
- could one follow the captions in a darkened theater?
- would one's hands get tired of holding up the device for a long time?
- would fixating eyes on the device cause one to miss something on stage?

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- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
- employment support
- life skills training
- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
- recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

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WRONG SPY
   This is a true story. During World War I years, a deaf
person wanted to use the telephone to communicate with
a hearing person.
   He tapped on the telephone receiver with a pencil.
The hearing person would listen to the number of taps
to know what he is saying in a coded language.
   The federal agents thought the deaf person was a
World War I spy and they arrested him. They realized
it was just a telephone communication between the
deaf and the hearing, and they let him go free.

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

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


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Camp Isola Bella 2010
Berkshire Mountains, Connecticut

High in the Berkshire Mountains, there is a shining lake with a 
beautiful island in the middle with the name of "Isola Bella" 
which means beautiful Island in Italian.  

It's a scenic island estate that has been turned into a 
recreational/residential summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing 
children from all over the country.  

The camp provides a wide variety of educational and recreational 
activities which are designed first and foremost to be FUN - but 
it is fun with purpose.  

The camp's philosophy, "learning through experience," is put into 
effect in three ways: self-esteem, physical fitness, and 
knowledge/skills.    

Campers, ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years old, have expressed 
many wonderful memories of past camp experiences.  A wide range of 
activities are offered to provide appropriate challenges for the 
campers.  Some of these activities include:  swimming, boating, 
archery, arts & crafts, nature study, hiking, overnight camping, 
field trips, and more. 

New session:  Leadership and Literacy Camp
Camp Isola Bella is excited to offer a two-week fun-filled session 
devoted to enhancing leadership and literacy for students in the 
5th-8th grades.  

In this program, there will be a strong emphasis on literacy 
activities and leadership challenges while fostering a positive and 
cooperative atmosphere that will allow each camper to thrive.  
Criteria for eligibility:

- Deaf/Hard of hearing student in grades 5-8

- In good academic standing with leadership potential

- Letter of recommendation from an academic teacher and an 
administrator

Dates and prices:

- Leadership & Literacy * (grades 5-8) runs from June 27 to July 9
Cost: $750 plus deposit $50 non-refundable application processing fee
* Letter of recommendation needed from an academic teacher and school 
administrator

- Youth Recreation * (ages 8-12) runs from July 11 to July 17
Cost: $400 plus deposit $50 non-refundable application processing fee
* CODA welcome

- Teen Adventure * (ages 13-17) runs from July 25 to August 7
Cost $750 plus deposit $50 non-refundable application processing fee
* CODA welcome

Note:  Spaces are limited for CODAs based on first come, first serve.

We have counselor and nurse position available.  Go to: 
http://www.ASD-1817.org and select employment to fill out the 
application forms.

For more information about Camp Isola Bella please contact Camp Director 
Steve Borsotti at mailto:steve.borsotti@asd-1817.org or visit the 
American School for the Deaf website at http://www.asd-1817.org  

Your children will thank you!

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GARBAGE IS MONEY
   Garbage smells awful, but it is money for some deaf schools
and some deaf service agencies.
   At some big events (Indianapolis 500, Kentucky Derby,
Talladega 500, etc), deaf groups come to clean up garbage.
Money from the garbage goes to deaf groups.
   So, when hearing people complain that garbage smells
bad, it smells sweet for the deaf!

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

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



MORE ON LUIS ENRIQUE ERRO WHO WAS HONORED BY A POSTAGE STAMP
   Last week's DeafDigest featured a postage stamp in
honor of Luis Enrique Erro, a Mexican astronomer
who was either deaf or late-deafened.
   In 1940, after he became deaf, he ran for presidency of
Mexico, but lost. Manuel ?vila Camacho, the winner, offered
him a government position. Erro turned it down but asked
the winner to found an observatory in Astrophysics.   
   At the age of 40 he had an operation, hoping it would restore
his hearing in his right ear. The operation was not a success.
   His deafness was hereditary, in which he told the interviewer
that it was not easy to be deaf, and he had an issue with the
police in Havana. May have something to do with him not following
the orders of the police because of his deafness.


USHER SYNDROME MANY OF US DO NOT KNOW ABOUT
   We associate Usher Syndrome with a narrowing range of
vision.
   What many of us may not realize is that Usher Syndrome
is the leading cause of combined hearing and vision loss.
   Deafness as the cause of Usher Syndrome? DeafDigest editor
had an interesting discussion with Jeanne Glidden Prickett,
superintendent, Iowa School for the Deaf regarding this subject.
   Her comments are interesting. For reasons of space, her
comments are being posted on a web page:  

http://deafdigest.com/ushersyndrome/

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Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. 
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NEWSPAPER ARTICLE SAYING EASY TO LEARN SIGNS
   A newspaper ran a feature on a local college
sign language program.
   The article said:

Have you ever seen a group of people in public communicating 
with sign language and thought, "I wish I knew what they
were saying?" Well, you are in luck. The college offers a 
sign language course that can open your eyes to a new
form of communication

   That easy to follow ASL in one semester? No way!



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 Deaf Business Institute

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


AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I couldn't remember where I placed it last night
after I took it off for the night


A GLARING NEWSPAPER CONTRADICTION
   Every day newspapers run features on these "success"
CI stories. Of course, newspapers may not run stories
on CI failures, but this is besides the point.
   One newspaper, within the same story, said:

Children with cochlear implants have quality of life equal 
to normal hearing peers

   Yet, in that same story, several lines below, said:

A cochlear implant is an electronic device, which restores 
partial hearing to the deaf

   Is the newspaper saying that those with partial
hearing will have quality of life equal to normal
hearing peers?
   DeafDigest is not, however, saying that deaf people
have quality of life lower than those that can hear.




A CONFESSION OF A LATE DEAFENED PERSON
   A late deafened person has this confession.
I wear my hearing aid when people are around
me at home.
   But when I am alone at home, I take off my
hearing aid and turn on the volume to full 
blast on my TV and on my music!

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is profoundly deaf without the implants


Not every CI person becomes a "hearing" person
with the implants. There are many deaf people
that are still profoundly deaf even with the
implants. Depends on the individual.


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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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My bookkeeping service can be customized in any way to meet your 
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payroll, financial reporting, training and much more. To have accurate 
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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 
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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!

   The US Senate was introduced a new bill - Rosa's Law, S. 2781,
which prohibits use of phrases "mental retardation" and
"mentally retarded" on federal books, and to replace these
with "intellectual disability". Only one thing wrong with
the bill - it does not include prohibiting of "deaf-dumb"
and "deaf-mute."

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Michael Lizarraga
deaf basketball player, plays for CSUN basketball team

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_14328765

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Question of the week:

Q. Which is better, a CI or a stem cell therapy?

A. DeafDigest will not decide for you - but 
stem cell therapy is so new. It seems to be
promising, but stem cell researchers are
still learning about what it is all about. 



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 senators would amend the bill, prohibiting
use of words, mentally retarded and mental retardation
to include deaf-dumb and deaf-mute.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1887 - the school for the deaf in Minnesota
changed its name from Minnesota Deaf, Dumb and
Blind Institute to Minnesota Institute for
Defectives. Luckily, it was later on renamed
as Minnesota School for the Deaf and then later
as Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. 

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Deaf and the Money:

Year 1897 - New Mexico School for the Deaf was closed
for four months.

Why?

The state legislature did not give enough money to keep
the school running!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19

"surviving" staff members at California School
for the Deaf at Fremont that started their careers
at the school's previous campus at Berkeley.

The school moved from Berkeley to Fremont in 1980
That was 30 years ago!

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DeafResources

(updated 2/7/10)

Deaf Acronyms
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-acronyms/

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

- Baseball America's write up on deaf ball player Scott Woodward
http://deafdigest.com/woodward/

- Another Gillies story
http://deafdigest.com/anothergilliesstory/


DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

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DeafDigest Sports archives:
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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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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM 
 

- PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
(Full time) This position oversees the case management services for
children who reside in the community. Responsibilities include: day
to day management and supervision of children case management;
coordination of services and programs with other service agencies;
manage program expenses accordingly with budget; provide supervision,
crisis management, training and coordinate scheduling for case
managers; participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs
as well as other programming service providers. Qualifications: a
bachelor's degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology,
anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology,
counseling, education, or be a registered nurse and 5 years of mental
health direct care experience preferably in a case management
setting, must have 2 years of supervisory experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.


- RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time requires working
evenings and weekends) This position provides leadership role for our
residential program for Deaf individuals with Mental Retardation
(known as Community Living Arrangement or CLA).  This position
oversees staff and directs client services. Qualifications: One year
experience as a Resident Advisor; OR two years experience in the
human services field working with individuals with developmental
disabilities and/or mental health disorders; valid drivers' license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated an ability to supervise, teach,
advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf Consumers; must
possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training for staff and support to Deaf consumers with developmental
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence
and social relationships.


- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Interpret
for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health
evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with
deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and
community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff.
Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters
and be a team player. Qualifications: AA degree with minimum 3 years
of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals or BA Interpreting
degree with 1 year experience. Knowledge of mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel
throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and
weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State
Registered through ODHH are preferred.

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

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.


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


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

 
- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents in areas such as daily
living and community integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 3 year
related experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced
fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf
Community working with children or adolescents; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to teenage Deaf consumers with
mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers' growth, goals and social relationships.
Positions require some weekend and evening shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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Assist deaf DD Ddults
Jacksonville, IL

http://deafdigest.com/jobse/

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Speech Language pathologist
Wauwatosa, WI

http://deafdigest.com/jobsf/

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Interpreter
Andover, MA

http://deafdigest.com/jobsg/

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Interpreter & Coordinator
Knoxville, TN

http://deafdigest.com/jobsh/

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(updated February 7th)

- 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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