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DeafDigest Gold – January 24, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - January 24, 2010

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

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plans for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Go to:
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or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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:

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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:

Kansas superintendent Maile announces retirement
http://deafdigest.com/maile/

Unlicensed hearing aid vendor in Florida charged
with two felonies
http://deafdigest.com/hearingaidvendor/


- 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:

http://deafdigest.com/idahocdhh/


- 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)


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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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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:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/leader/

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

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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: mailto:pdunn4@utk.edu

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stewart/


(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:
http://deafdigest.com/fraudulentdevice/



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:
http://deafdigest.com/alda/


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

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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 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!

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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!

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.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Marcus Titus
outstanding swimmer, national & Olympic level, 
University of Arizona

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/sports/titus-thriving-despite-silence-1.1079914

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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 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 generous donations by the Deaf Community
will help the deaf of Haiti overcome the
terrible earthquake

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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

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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


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13 percent drop

percentage of disabled, the deaf included, federal
employees have dropped 13 percent in the past
decade

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(updated 1/24/10)

deaf in civil war


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

- Orion Palmer, Riverside City College basketball player
in a newspaper story
http://deafdigest.com/orionpalmer/


- Yuya Ishii, Yokohama Bay Stars pitcher, Japanese baseball
league, in pre-season training
in a newspaper story
http://deafdigest.com/ishii/



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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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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(updated January 24th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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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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