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DeafDigest Gold – January 17, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - January 17, 2010

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

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

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The side-flip Incognito opens to reveal a full QWERTY 
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Outside, the sleek, mirrored shell conceals until-lit 
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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:

http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html
and follow instructions on the screen

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Why did famous actress Camryn Manheim become ASL expert?
http://deafdigest.com/camryn/

A very ambitious 15-year old deaf Malaysian student
http://deafdigest.com/malaysianstudent


- 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)


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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 http://deafdigest.com/dramaspecialist/

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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 mailto:jeffinger@scommonline.com or 951-202-9884.

For more information about sComm visit http://www.scommonline.com

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-irony/

(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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-contacts/

(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:
http://deafdigest.com/coat


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

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

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!

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

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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

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

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out 
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at 
http://www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

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

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.

These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in July 17, 2010?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

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.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Bummy Burstein and the two Gallaudet ancestors

http://news.gallaudet.edu/dailydigest.xml

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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 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 the Department of Justice will file a lawsuit against
big banks and big financial institutions for refusing
to accept relay calls by deaf patrons

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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!

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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.

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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?)

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(updated 1/17/10)

DeafResources


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

- 6th Annual National Deaf Prep Duals Wrestling Tournament
Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010
http://student.msd.edu/wrestling/

- Lance Allred returns to his old Idaho team
http://deafdigest.com/allredidaho/

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

it is not available online, only by email

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  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/jobs/
 
For  additional information about these positions, contact Dr. Irene 
W. Leigh,  Department Chair, at mailto:irene.leigh@gallaudet.edu

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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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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 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html 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: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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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:
http://www.csdb.org  

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:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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:

http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/

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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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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: 
http://www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51121
   
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 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu 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

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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:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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Educational Interpreter Position 
Hinsdale South High School
Chicagoland area, Illinois

http://deafdigest.com/job2/

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Sign Language Interpreter I-V
South Orange County Community College District
California

http://deafdigest.com/jobs4/

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interpreters needed
New York State Unified Court System

http://deafdigest.com/jobs6/

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Referral Services Supervisor
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA 

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job8/

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(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: 

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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