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DeafDigest Gold – January 24, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - January 24, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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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: Kansas superintendent Maile announces retirement Unlicensed hearing aid vendor in Florida charged with two felonies - Very Hot News Every state needs a commission for the deaf and the hard of hearing. In Idaho, it is called the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH). Unfortunately state governor Otter may not see eye to eye with us, his eye towards the budget bottom line, and has hinted that CDHH funds be cut drastically. The full story is at: - Thursday January 21st Tourists at Cape Town in South Africa may enjoy riding on the water taxis at the V&A Waterfront. These taxis would look like floating soccer balls if viewing from a distance. These soccer balls carry ads. Anyway, these soccer ball taxis were built by deaf students, that attend classes at the Whisper Boat Building Academy. Of course the tourists would not know it unless someone tells them! - Friday January 22nd A result of the stimulus funds pushed by the federal government was the establishment of The Green Bank of Kentucky. The bank's first loan was to the Kentucky Department of Education. Part of the funds will help upgrade the energy facilities at the Kentucky School for the Deaf. - Saturday January 23rd For the benefit of deaf households that have landline telephones, the FCC issued a ruling regarding these robocalls. Robocall operators must obtain written permission from deaf households. Without such a permission, robocalls are banned. This is great - but these robocall operators will still find a way to get around it! (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. .............................................................. .............................................................. DEAF LEADERS OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON, DC & ROCHESTER, NY DeafDigest editor has lived in the Washington, DC area for much of his life. Many deaf leaders in the Washington, DC area are either Gallaudet or NTID/RIT graduates. When we see each other at meetings, at workshops and at social events, we often ignore them. It is often different in small towns; when these deaf leaders from Washington, DC and Rochester, NY visit these small towns, these deaf people are thrilled and proud to be hosts. Just different in Washington, DC and Rochester, NY. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. The University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling Program is seeking Master?s students to apply for the Deafness Concentration. ****Funding is available in the form of RSA Traineeships.**** Students in the Deafness Concentration will pursue 48-hours of coursework in rehabilitation counseling and are also expected to fulfill the following requirements: 1) Completion of the non-credit Orientation to Deafness (OTD) program offered in summer term by the UT Center on Deafness. 2) Demonstration of American Sign Language (ASL) skills at an Intermediate level or above on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) prior to graduation. 3) Completion of all practicum, internship, external course writing assignments, and independent research in settings or topics related to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students are admitted to the on-campus program each fall and complete the program in approximately 16 months. Distance Education students are admitted every other year (with the next cohort beginning in August, 2010) and complete the program in two years. The application deadline is April 15. Admission decisions are made by May 15. A number of RSA Traineeships are available to students. Patrick L. Dunn, Ph.D., CRC Associate Professor, Counselor Education Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program The University of Tennessee-Knoxville A523 Bailey Education Complex Knoxville, TN 37996 Phone: (865) 974-8013 Email: .............................................................. LARRY STEWART SAYS WE DO NOT HAVE DEAF CULTURE Larry Stewart, a well known deaf psychologist, died in the early 1990's. Do we have Deaf Culture? Almost all of say yes, we have Deaf Culture. Larry disagreed. He said there is no such a thing as Deaf Culture. Few weeks before he died, Larry wrote a letter to DeafDigest editor explaining why there is no Deaf Culture, and that we are wrong about it. Does DeafDigest agree with Larry? No, but Larry was a great man and many deaf people miss him. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIV TRYING TO HELP MICHIGAN STATE UNIV Recently there was an uproar over Michigan State University (MSU) closing out its Deaf Education program. This program was based on ASL. Eastern Michigan University (EMU) operates its own Deaf Education program, only that it is oral based. One would think EMU would stand much to gain (oral education) at the closing of MSU's program? Wrong! In a letter from EMU to MSU, it basically said: MSU closing would jeopardize K-12 programs in the state, including Michigan School for the Deaf. Without MSU, these K-12 programs are forced to hire out of state teachers, and that future teachers are forced to go out of state to enroll in deaf education programs! Point is well taken. We cannot imagine AgBell and the NAD "supporting" each other's philosophies and objectives. Yet, EMU is trying to help out MSU! THE PEDERSENS OF BERKELEY & FREMONT A recent edition of the California News, the publication of California School for the Deaf at Fremont, profiled the Pedersens in a one page spread. For the past 62 years (1948 through 2010), there has been a Pedersen among the student body. It began with a Teresa and a Dom in 1934 and possibly ending with a Jax, of class of 2017. All in all, it involves 17 Pedersens. This may possibly continue if one of the younger Pedersens continue to enroll their children at the Fremont school. The older Pedersens attended the now-closed campus at Berkeley before the school moved to Fremont. At Rhode Island School for the Deaf, seven Ferreira siblings were students, spanning several decades until the last one graduated. At North Dakota School for the Deaf, nine Frelich siblings, like with the Ferreira siblings, were students. A SCHOOL'S GOAL FOR ITS TOWN The Donaldsons School for the Deaf is located in Linlithgow, Scotland. This school has an ambitious goal - to make Linlithgow a "deaf aware" town. To achieve that goal, the school wants at least one person in every shop and store capable of using sign language. Is this goal realistic? Hope so - Linlithgow population is 13,370. As a point of reference, this town is 20 miles away from Edinburgh. A PRODUCT FRAUD Hearing aid ads are everywhere; even hearing aid stores post up signs that make promises with your hearing loss. Even in Philadelphia, where DeafDigest editor vacationed two weeks ago, there were 2 two hearing aid stores within easy walking distance of the downtown hotel with such display signs. An example of a fraud is a device, not quite a hearing aid, that promises to raise the volume on anything one hears. The full story is at: 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: The Association of Late-Deafened Adults For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: A DEAF VETERINARIAN IN ARIZONA We have a number of deaf veterinarians across the nation. One of them is Neil Holmes, who works with livestock, dogs and cats. His practice is in the Phoenix area. AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID the hearing aid I bought was the wrong one for me .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 deaf in one ear and hearing impaired in the other ear Well, according to Deaflympics eligibility rules, a participant has to have a 55 dB loss in his better ear to qualify. So, if that person is hearing impaired in the other ear, he may probably has a 55 dB loss in that ear! .............................................................. .............................................................. 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! GenVec, a biotech firm based in the Washington, DC area, reached a research and development deal with Novartis to come up with a new drug aimed at curbing hearing loss. This such drug may be a generation away from becoming reality. .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Marcus Titus outstanding swimmer, national & Olympic level, University of Arizona .. Question of the week: Q. What is Deafhood? I read about it all the time on deafblogs, on deaf websites and in the deaf media. A. Something to do with Deaf Image, Deaf Culture, Deaf Pride, Deaf Identity all rolled up in one. send your questions to the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: that generous donations by the Deaf Community will help the deaf of Haiti overcome the terrible earthquake .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1973 - Tanya Towers in New York has opened as a residence facility for the deaf. Times have changed, over the years, and this facility both house the deaf and the hearing .. Deaf and the Money: Simphiwe Magagula, Miss Deaf Swaziland needs E80,000 to make the trip to Las Vegas to take part in the Miss Deaf World pageant. How much is that in USA dollars? approximately $10,515 .. DeafNumbers of the Week: 13 percent drop percentage of disabled, the deaf included, federal employees have dropped 13 percent in the past decade .. (updated 1/24/10) deaf in civil war 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 - Orion Palmer, Riverside City College basketball player in a newspaper story - Yuya Ishii, Yokohama Bay Stars pitcher, Japanese baseball league, in pre-season training in a newspaper story 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. 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