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DeafDigest Gold – January 17, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - January 17, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Twitter: DeafDigest is on Twitter; do sign up for it -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- SANYO Incognito at Harris-Wireless The SANYO Incognito (SCP-6750) for Sprint is a text messaging-centric phone with some very unique features. The side-flip Incognito opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard with shortcuts, as well as a large 2.6?? color display that is perfect for surfing the web, accessing your favorite social networks, or texting friends in a flash. Outside, the sleek, mirrored shell conceals until-lit a smooth dial pad and monochrome display. The Incognito also has GPS that supports turn-by-turn directions by Sprint Navigation, a 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder with photo sharing, and email support for personal and corporate accounts. The SANYO Incognito is the perfect phone for the savvy, social networker at home or work. Check out the SANYO Incognito at Harris-Wireless. For more information, go to: or contact us at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing? 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The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere else! The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone solution that's right for you. Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is simple to install? Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. And there's so much more! Go to for more information on all of our videophone solutions and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general negligence, among others. Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based Advanced Bionics Corporation, 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 with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg at 800-476-6070 or click on: and follow instructions on the screen -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Why did famous actress Camryn Manheim become ASL expert? A very ambitious 15-year old deaf Malaysian student - Very Hot News A reorganization of schools for the deaf and the blind was approved in Kansas. The expected savings would be around $250.000 for the first year. And while Kansas Deaf superintendent Bob Maile is retiring, Madeline Burkindine, the Blind school superintendent, will oversee the Deaf school. An assistant superintendent will be hired to help Burkindine. - Thursday January 14th A new agency is being set up at Coco, Florida to serve the needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing in the community. It is the Space Coast Center for Independent Living. Core services include Advocacy , Information and Referral, Peer Support and Guidance, Skills Training, Support Groups for hard of hearing and CI recipients, and AT COST equipment. - Friday January 15th The new executive director of Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, Rochester, NY is Erin Esposito. She is an experienced administrator with various positions before coming on board as the new executive director. - Saturday January 16th The land where Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD) sits on is no longer the state property. Because Arizona is broke, some state-owned parcels of land were sold to the private sector. One of these parcels is PDSD's site. Good or bad deal? Said an individual familiar with such issues: Should the state default, the owners will have total control of the buildings. It's complicated, and I don't feel comfortable with what lies ahead (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Position Announcement: CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center in Nevada for full position description and application procedures, click on .. sComm, engineer and manufacturer of the UbiDuo, is looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager. Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and background with implementing effective sales strategies and territory management. This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences as well as face to face sales presentations with key customers. Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture a plus. If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger at or 951-202-9884. For more information about sComm visit .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010! What's your New Years resolution? If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place! Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off in January! It has many great features including a built-in receiver to pick up transmissions from other signalers. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: We're now on Facebook! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. .............................................................. .............................................................. A LAWSUIT IRONY There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic. That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter; she sued and won. The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar with their interpreting needs! Why did they refuse? We will never know. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) MAKING POLITICAL CONTACTS Every deaf service agency needs a lot of money. Also, every school for the deaf needs a lot of money. Political contacts with the state legislators are very important. One superintendent of a deaf school made his own political contacts. He visited the offices of all legislators in his home state. That state has almost 200 legislators. This means 200 visits with legislators' offices. He would not talk about his school for the deaf. He would just introduce himself as the deaf school superintendent, and then they would talk about anything - baseball, fishing, lousy weather, great restaurants, etc, etc. Every year when the legislators vote on the school budget, they all remember who the superintendent is! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) PHILADELPHIA #1: BASEBALL CAP DeafDigest editor, on rest and recreation, spent his holiday weekend in Philadelphia. DeafDigest editor wore his "Gallaudet University" baseball cap, preferring not to wear his NFL football cap or his ML baseball cap. Philadelphia fans are rabid rooters for the Eagles (football) and the Phillies (baseball) teams. DeafDigest editor did not want to risk facing boos or taunts from these Philadelphia fans if he wore caps of teams they hate, Hence the Gallaudet University baseball cap is much safer! PHILADELPHIA #2: FASTSIGNS Fast Signs as in signing ASL so fast that non-ASL signers cannot follow? No. There was a quick print shop in downtown Philadelphia by the name of Fast Signs! PHILADELPHIA #3: TV BLOOPER At the hotel in downtown Philadelphia, where DeafDigest editor stayed, he turned on TV just to make sure the captions were working. When the captions finally worked after a bit of time struggling with the remote and on-screen options, the first captions finally showed on a local news program. On a local news program, it said: rested for drunken driving Of course it meant "arrested for drunken driving." PHILADELPHIA #4: WALKING THE DOG DeafDigest editor stayed at a hotel that was dog-friendly, as the family dog accompanied the family to Philadelphia.. Of course, the dog, at 5 AM, begged to be walked. Walking the dog on deserted streets, a passerby pointed at the dog and shouted something that the DeafDigest editor could not understand. The dog is a coon hound, but from a distance he could be confused as a put bull or a Doberman Pinscher. Could this be the reason why the alarmed passersby continued to point at the dog and screaming at the top of his lungs? Will never know! 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: Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: PHILADELPHIA #5 - HEARING DOG, DEAF MASTER The room DeafDigest editor stayed was a high rise hotel - 23 stories high. Suddenly the dog went crazy. Why? Food, no; water, no; hurting, no; feeling neglected, no; begging to be walked, no. Going out on the streets with the dog, a group of street musicians were discovered playing their instruments, These sounds floated 23 stories high and infiltrated the air-tight 23rd floor hotel room, driving the dog crazy but keeping the deaf master clueless! AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID can never get used to wearing a hearing aid .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? he is psychically deaf it means psychologically deaf, and was an old phrase used way back in the sixties. The phrase psychologically has evolved to psychially. Simply put, it means a hearing person, with perfect hearing, somehow functions as a deaf person with these ASL skills! .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 federal and state tax returns and to answer questions that will help you get a better understanding of how the adjustments, deductions or credits may affect your tax situations in other possible ways. My firm is based on professionalism and confidentiality with a guarantee of complete satisfaction. Please feel free to contact me to make an appointment. Thank you. Terence Berrigan Berrigan's Tax & Bookkeeping Service Web Page: VP: (866) 669-9616 Pager: Email: .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 Sign language DVDs are available online at - 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 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: .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! There is a new deaf disk jockey, but do not know that person's name. A new national magazine for the disabled is featuring an interview with that deaf disk jockey but in a press release, his name has not been disclosed. The name of the magazine is IDEAL. .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Bummy Burstein and the two Gallaudet ancestors .. Question of the week: Q. Could a deaf person "become" hearing in his dreams while sleeping? A. Of course, but the problem is the "hearing" person, upon waking up, returns to his deafness! send your questions to the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: that the Department of Justice will file a lawsuit against big banks and big financial institutions for refusing to accept relay calls by deaf patrons .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: year 1940 - the state shuts down the old Montana School for the Deaf and Blind at Boulder, and relocates the school to Great Falls, some 120 miles away. The long-shut campus may just resurface soon as a school for culinary arts if a certain developer has his way. Who knows, the culinary school may train future deaf chefs, whose deaf ancestors attended that old deaf school! .. Deaf and the Money: $14,790 this is in USA dollars what the Deaf Football Australia is demanding from the government of Ghana for footing the transportation expenses of the "fake deaf" soccer team that flew to Australia, supposedly to play games with deaf Australian teams. The games were canceled upon finding out the "deaf" Ghanaian players were actually hearing. Ghana is trying to avoid paying the bill. .. DeafNumbers of the Week: The World Health Organization estimates 278 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment. (that precise - 278 million? How many are profoundly deaf? How many are severely deaf? How many are moderately deaf? How many are mildly deaf?) .. (updated 1/17/10) DeafResources for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, (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) .. Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports - 6th Annual National Deaf Prep Duals Wrestling Tournament Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010 - Lance Allred returns to his old Idaho team DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail it is not available online, only by email -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Faculty position announcement undergraduate psychology Gallaudet University Washington, DC The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University is recruiting for a faculty position in undergraduate psychology. The position description and application information can be found at For additional information about these positions, contact Dr. Irene W. Leigh, Department Chair, at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Opening Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay, Inc Salt Lake City area, Utah Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator - Utah Location: Salt Lake City area Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel?) for Relay Utah. Preferred education, experience and skills: - Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services is helpful - Experience in public relations activities - Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users - Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred - Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills - Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines - Hold a valid driver's license - Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply Interested individuals may send inquiries and/or resumes to to the attention of Cindy Blase in the Human Resource Department by January 27, 2010 Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage. Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 or at: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings - School Psychologist, School for the Deaf - Teachers (all core content areas) Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Colorado Springs, CO The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for current and anticipated vacancies for the 2010/11 School Year, including: - School Psychologist, School for the Deaf - All core content areas: (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Math; Social Studies) Please visit CSDB's website at: where the official job announcement(s) may be found under Non-Classified Employment. Positions are open until filled. Salary based on appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits. Interviews to be conducted on-site at CSDB. Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification or special services certification to: ATTENTION: Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-2114 (phone) (719) 578-2239 (fax) E-mail: CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Jr. Video Production Specialist Purple Rocklin, CA Reports to: Sr. Director of Marketing Communications Department: Marketing Communications FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt Location: Rocklin, CA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: or Fax: 215-884-6301 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI School of Education Department of Exceptional Education Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Instructor to join our American Sign Language Studies Program in School of Education's Department of Exceptional Education. Minimum requirements of this position are a Masters degree in a related field of study, at least 3 years ASL teaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level, American Sign Language Teacher Association Certification, native or near-native competency in American Sign Language, knowledge of American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture. This is a 12 month probationary appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, visit: A completed application will include letter of application, vita/resume, transcripts, a list of three references. Additionally, submit name and email of individual who has supervised you and can evaluate your teaching. We will email this individual a teaching evaluation form upon receipt of all application materials. The following documents must be submitted online. Dr. Amy Otis-Wilborn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of Education, Department of Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Review of applications will begin January 30th, 2010 and will continue until position is filled. The position start date is August 1, 2010. Employment will require a criminal background check. The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer. For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see or call the Office of Student Life at 414-229-4632 to request a paper copy. The Department of Exceptional Education offers a full range of Deafness related programs including: - ASL courses to meet university foreign language requirements - Major and Minor areas of study in American Sign Language Studies - Interpreter Training, - ASL Teacher Certification - Teacher Certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010) College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas metropolitan area College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. AA/EOE/ADA. Job description: 1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be added to the existing program. 3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and reports for all courses. 4. Evaluate student outcomes 5. Assess students' language competency levels. 6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 7. Participate in program/division meetings 8. Serve on department and college committees 9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend schedule 10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than January 15, 2010. Required qualifications: 1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally accredited College or University. 2. ASLTA qualifications Preferred qualifications: 1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. Quick link: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Educational Interpreter Position Hinsdale South High School Chicagoland area, Illinois -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Sign Language Interpreter I-V South Orange County Community College District California -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- interpreters needed New York State Unified Court System -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Referral Services Supervisor The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Boston, MA click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated January 17th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, CA - Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2010 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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