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DeafDigest Gold – June 7, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 7, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday
America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hobo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dogwalk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-luckyemployee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dictionary/

(the hobo and dogwalk videos were supposed to be featured in
the Blue edition; for some reason both files were bad and
could not be viewed at all; DeafDigest webmaster had to
look for a programming fix via google search and was
able to repair both bad files; to read the stories behind
the hobo and dogwalk videos, please go back to the
Blue edition)

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

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New Palm Pre Coming to Deaf Pager Store

The Deaf Pager Store has the wireless devices and data plans
that deaf and hard of hearing people really want, including
unlimited text messaging and unlimited data for only $29.99
a month!*

Coming soon is the new Palm Pre. It has a 3.1 inch,
high-resolution VGA touch-screen and delivers a full package of
features and functionality.
C
heck it out and pre-register to receive more information about
the Pre and its availability.

*For new activations and two year agreement.

To learn about all the savings, go to:
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g060709

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor.
Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or
registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.

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usa@kramerfinancial.com
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
240-379-6929 (V)

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CSDVRS is the clear choice for top-notch video relay services,
with 24/7 access to certified, qualified video interpreters.

Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today!

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Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1

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

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News of the Week
   What is going on with North Carolina legislators;
they are seriously thinking of cutting off funds to
two residential schools - North Carolina SD and
Eastern North Carolina SD. The existence of both schools
are at serious jeopardy.
   Yet, these same legislators voted to shift funds to
three community colleges that serve deaf students.
   Residential schools, no funds; community colleges,
yes, funding for deaf students.
   These legislators conveniently forget that these
residential schools feed students to these three
community colleges!

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   The nation's fastest growing, and possibly the financially
strongest, deaf organization is the Deaf Seniors of
America Conference. Our Deaf Senior citizens are getting
together in Las Vegas real soon.
   When will they get together, at least in 2013? Well,
the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc is throwing its hat
in the ring, putting in a bid to have Baltimore host the
2013 event.
   Will Baltimore win? We will find out during the Las
Vegas conference, hoping the members will vote for
Baltimore, just down the highway from Washington, DC.

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   Marie Coppola, a researcher at University of Chicago,
came up with the conclusion that deaf children develop
their own sign languages, albeit with gestures. Her
report was issued this week.
   DeafDigest does not consider this report to be a
surprise. Deaf children, everywhere in the world,
use gestures to communicate with each other. This
was exactly how DeafDigest editor, as a child
growing up in orally-oriented 47 School for the
Deaf in New York, gestured to communicate with
his classmates all day.
   And as they grow older, they discard their
set of gestures in favor of using formal
sign language.

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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://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A LUCKY DEAF EMPLOYEE
   A deaf man was employed in a supermarket for
few years. His responsibilities were simple -
bagging groceries, bringing groceries to customers'
cars, shelving the food products, etc.
   He wanted to be a cashier. The supervisor said no,
afraid his deafness would be a problem with these
electronic beeps.
   Suddenly one day, the staff was shorthanded;
the customer lines were getting longer and longer
and there were too few cashiers on duty.
   The supervisor grabbed the deaf employee and
told him to operate the cash register even though
he was never trained for the job.
   He did the job so well, that he became a permanent
cashier!

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

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

BLUE EDITION VIDEOS
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hobo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dogwalk/

the hobo and dogwalk videos were supposed to be featured in
the Blue edition; for some reason both files were bad and
could not be viewed at all; DeafDigest webmaster had to
look for a programming fix via google search and was
able to repair both bad files; to read the stories behind
the hobo and dogwalk videos, please go back to the
Blue edition

thank you for bearing with DeafDigest

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(revised posting, June 7th)

Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language

It is not too late to register, and the discounted rates still
apply...

REGISTER TODAY!

Register by June 19, 2009 to Receive 10% Off
Register with a Friend or Co-worker to Receive 20% Off
Register with Two Friends or Co-workers to Receive 30% Off

Many **NEW** workshops being offered for the first time! 

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
- Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 13-17, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing **NEW**
- Basic Workplace Correspondence  -- June 22-26, 2009

Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 29 - July 3, 2009
- DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering **NEW**
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt  -- August 10-14, 2009

- Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) -- July 15-17, 2009
(Date Change)

- Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming -- June 15-19, 2009
- Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture -- June
15-19, 2009

- Solid Modeling with SolidWorks -- June 22-26, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
- Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 22-26, 2009

- Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional -- July 13-17, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology

- JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery -- June 15-19, 2009

- PHP 6 and MySQL 5 -- July 13-17, 2009

- PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair -- July 13-17, 2009

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct
interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters
that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at
the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester
Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any
of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form
by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). 

For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or
contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or
585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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TWO MISSING DEAF WORDS IN A DICTIONARY
   We have two important deaf words that are not
in a dictionary.
   The first important word is pah. The second
important word is audism.
   Every year the dictionary editors add few
new "hearing" words, but they never add new
"deaf" words.
   Why?   

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

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

SO SAD, THESE GM AND CHRYSLER WOES
   It seemed not to be too long time ago when
many deaf people earned good living working at
Detroit-area auto plants.
   DeafDigest editor remembers many years ago
of these deaf individuals sort of boasting of
having it made in their jobs.
   One person told DeafDigest editor that he was
making $60,000 per year. The editor asked him if
it was his base pay or if it included overtime.
He admitted it was overtime.
   Anyway, very sad.

BE CAREFUL WITH VRS TO CONTACT CREDIT CARD COMPANIES
   A DeafDigest subscriber shared his tale with
the editor. It went like this:

I received a credit card in the mail with instructions
to call the credit card representative to activate
the card.

A representative who identified herself as Shirley
realized I was using VRS, and knew I was deaf. She
asked for personal information - and then said that
the card is declined and the account was closed.

Upset, I demanded the name and the phone number of
her supervisor. He then said he does not have a
representative by the name of Shirley!

Fortunately the supervisor re-opened the account
and got my card activated. He did say he knew who
closed my account, but that it was not Shirley
but someone else!

   Whew!

AN ONLINE COLLEGE DEGREE
   Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned deaf students
able to get a college degree after completing his
online courses - and not having to worry about
interpreters.
   Another deaf person said:

Online classes help me with my communications because
I do not have to deal with hearing people face to face

   This comment is puzzling. If a deaf person cannot
communicate with the hearing on the campus, he may
have problems communicating with them once he hits
the job market.

A DEAF DESIGNER IN INDIA
   Move over, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Upper Armour, etc.
We have a deaf designer of sportswear in Nidhi Prakash
Kaul.
   He has worked for years for sports design firms in
India, but hopes to be able to strt his own
design business.

A COMMON FEAR AMONG OLDER PEOPLE
   Many older people have this fear - that they
would lose their hearing.
   It has become a ritual for some of them to
call on the telephone, asking for routine
information - just to make sure they still can
hear the telephone voice.

THESE CI STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS
   For years the newspapers run stories on these
CI "successes" but rarely, or never, on these
CI 'failures."
   And there is a twist - a newspaper ran a story
of a deaf woman that turned down a CI surgery!
   Routine operations are not newspaper stuff.
Neither are those that turn down operations.
   So, why is CI an exception?   

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

when my car broke down, I had to rent a car for one
week. As a result I won the Driver of the Week award!

If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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?

A newspaper story was titled:

A mainstreamed student defies the odds to get his diploma

Defying the odds, as if it is almost impossible for any
deaf student to graduate from high school with a diploma?

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31st  World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs 

Registration for this year's 30th Silent Weekend is closed
with almost 600 attending.  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) 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 and professionals seeking to improve their skills can
bring family members and they can take novice sign language
classes for just $89 per person!

There will be group registration opportunities online at
www.DrSign.com.  There are simply no other local, regional or
national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as
inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. 

Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost
per person may be as low as $129 per person!

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
A brand new DVD "Upper Body Stretching for Repetitive Motion Injuries
-- Prevention and Rehabilitation especially for deaf people who use
their upper bodies a lot, and also appropriate for signers and
interpreters -- is now available.!

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is
scheduled July 1-26, 2009.

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 2009?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   The Iberia Airlines have admitted guilt in not allowing
three deaf passengers to board one of their planes without
an interpreter accompanying them. This incident took place
five years ago
   As admission of their guilt, the airline agreed to
compensate the three deaf passengers for their inconvenience.
   Each deaf passenger was awarded a grand total of one
Euro each. Yes, just one Euro. In USA dollars, it would
be $1.42 each, not enough for a cup of coffee at local
Starbucks!

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Three Pigs

The author is unknown and it is an old tale, but
which stands the test of time!

Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/three-pigs/

(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Siau Lioe
deaf chef,
Democracy Grille,
Bethesda, Maryland

http://www.gazette.net/stories/05062009/bethnew200033_32521.shtml

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Question of the week:

Q. I need to check on the Frat insurance policy
that I own. I've had no luck contacting the Frat.
What should I do?

A. The Frat closed down for good; all insurance
policies were transferred to the Catholic Order
of Foresters. All Frat policy holders were notified
by mail of the change - yet some members forget or
do not really realize exactly what is going on.

If you own a Frat policy and wish to check on it,
do go to:

http://www.catholicforester.com/

They will help you.

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 Netflix will caption all and every DVD
that they distribute

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

sometime during the 1920's - the first "deaf computer"
was built; it was a wooden numeral vote counter,
used by a Los Angeles deaf Frat division to count the votes
cast. This device continued to work over the years. No
one knows or remembers who built that "deaf computer."

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Deaf and the Money:

Cost of coffee at local Starbucks - $1.65

Money won in Iberia lawsuit          - $1.42
(see Hot News above)

Money in legal fees                  - thousands of dollars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

number of recognized sign languages in the world - 121

do click on:
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90008

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports

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

there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports!

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  best in the nation.

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

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open positions
Full Time Residential Counselors
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf has openings for Full Time Residential
Counselors, Male and Female

Overnight and Residential - 1-2 years direct care experience in residential
program with Deaf and HOH children preferred.               

ASL Fluency required.

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Judi Broderick
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org
FAX: (508) 875-9203

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position available
Therapist II (Signing)
Regional Mental Health Center
Lake County, Indiana

Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use
ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children,
adolescents and adults. 

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. 

Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred.

You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
Attn: Recruiting
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

or

mailto:diane.Johnson@geminus.org

or

Fax: 219-757-1810

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Position Vacancy Notice
Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood
  Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
position located at Nampa, Idaho

Begin Date:        August 2009

Nature of Work:        Develop and implement a continuum of educational
activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and
attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational
services; teach one session of total communication and one session
of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child
Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood
Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total
Communication/Auditory Oral

Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred.

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:
Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume,
official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of
recommendations to:

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:        Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho
Closing Date:        Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check
within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130.

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Position Vacancy Notice
Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
   (ASLIE)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of
Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence.  

It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and
vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100
American cities in which to raise a family.  

The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven.
Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American
Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and
students.  In addition, the ASLIE department educates students
seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English
interpretation.

Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty
responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the
design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the
composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human
resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned
resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID
stakeholders as well as national stakeholders;  and provide
programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized
faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and
ASL/English Interpreting education.

Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until
position is filled.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career
Zone:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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position openings
Assisted Living Aides
Elwyn, Inc
Media, PA (suburban Philadelphia)

Elwyn Inc, a nonprofit human services organization located in
suburban Philadelphia (Media) PA is currently accepting
applications for the following full time and part time positions:

- Assisted Living Aides:
Assist elderly individuals with activities of daily living and
socialization in Valley View Assisted Living Community for the
Deaf, a retirement home for the elderly Deaf

Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent and a
current driver's license with a safe driving record.

All positions require sign language fluency and a true desire to help
others.

Elwyn provides an excellent benefits package including tuition
reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, tax sheltered annuity,
credit union, paid training and free parking in a supportive, caring
environment.

Please visit http://www.elwyn.org to find out more about Elwyn
(click on Deaf Services).

Resumes can be sent to Carole Surdyke at:

Email: mailto:carole_surdyke@elwyn.org

Fax: 610-891-2623

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position opening
Principal
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf
Phoenix, Arizona

to read position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/pdsd-principal/

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position announcement
Technology Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        September 1, 2009

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students, with technology
as the primary focus.  Serve as a resource to teachers and
students in the area of technology.  Serve on Technology
Curriculum Committee.  Participate in weekly team meetings
with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management
techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow
required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for
required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student
IEPs.         

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or
computer technology.  New York State certification as a
teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience
working with Deaf students and classroom integration of
technology.  Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly
qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

RSD is an EOE and does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color,
gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran
status.

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Employment Opportunity
Executive Director
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street, Suite 359
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Position Vacancy:
Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf

Go to http://www.mde.k12.ms.us for job description

Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Mississippi Department of Education does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the
provision of services.

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position opening
Director
Chicago Hearing Society
Chicago, Illinois

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director
for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division.  

CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for
people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social
service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business
components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). 

http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org  

Responsibilities:
The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's
mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a
manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and
performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to
recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial
strength.

Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role
in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center;
determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop
potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in
the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers
and other established community networks.

Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years
of supervisory experience.  Work experience should include fiscal and
program management responsibilities.  Master's degree desired;
Business/marketing degree preferred.  Must be able to communicate
fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural
competency within the Deaf community.

Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
If you would like to support our mission to assist people with
disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community,
send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged):  

mailto:hr@anxiter.org

Fax: 773-973-5268        

Human Resources/CHS
Anixter Center
6610 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626

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(updated 6/7/09 - 1 new position)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

(newest announcement - 5/31/09)
- Assistant Director of Residential Services
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

- High School Graduation Coach
http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf)
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

- Reading Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

- HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

- Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

- Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

- Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

- Teacher - Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated June 7th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Riverside,
Santa Ana, CA

*  Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - 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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