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DeafDigest Gold – March 24, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 24, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/
http://deafdigest.com/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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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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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this just in –

We, the deaf, are not worth the return on the investment
as retrofitting costs is too high – that was the implication
raised by defense attorneys defending some of Big Box
retailers’ refusal to make on-line ordering sites friendly
to the deaf, as well as with the blind! Such stories were
written up in some publications

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf Malaysian artist Louis Gan Yee Loong is featuring
his one-man show, showing 19 pieces of paintings at
the Penang Entrepreneurs Counselling Society this
month. It is his first one-man show.

Howard Gorrell, a deaf activist, was able to get
the Maryland State Senate to pass SB 840, which revises the date that a local board of elections
would provide voters the notice of an election by
specimen ballot. He said that under the old law
early voters were not able to get sample ballots
on time. This bill now goes to the House of Delegates. Gorrell said, deaf people could do
these all by themselves.

The Gainesville (Florida) Regional Transit System
people are learning sign language to be able to
communicate with deaf passengers.

The Chicago Public Schools administration is closing
up 50 elementary schools. One of these schools
is the Garrett A. Morgan Elementary, which has
a program for the deaf. As expected, a big fight
is coming up to try to save the school.

Frederick County in Maryland has an extraordinarily
large deaf population – because of proximity to
Gallaudet University and to the Maryland School for
the Deaf. As a result the county public officials
are sensitive to the needs of the deaf – and has
recently added Text to 911 service to accommodate
the population.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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WHICH MSD?
You make a new deaf friend at a deaf club.
He tells you he graduated from MSD.
MSD? Which MSD? Maryland SD or Michigan SD
or Mississippi SD or Missouri SD.
Years ago there was another MSD – Minnesota
School for the Deaf – but the school changed
its name to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf!
Same thing with ISD – Illinois SD, Indiana SD
and Iowa SD.
These deaf abbreviations can be confusing!

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Free enrollment

Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government conference
April 8 – 10, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-free-enrollment-deaf-dhhig conference/

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A DEAF CHILD STREET SIGN
There are many Deaf Child signs on streets everywhere in
USA.
And it is an old story that the deaf child grows up,
becomes an adult and moves away from the old house.
Yet – that sign still continues. Why wasn’t the sign
taken down?
A Department of Transportation person in one big city
said:

The parent must tell us to remove the sign. If they don’t
tell us, the sign stays there!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Elected deaf officials

the list keeps on growing and growing; do visit it at:

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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YET ANOTHER DEAF CHEF
DeafDigest editor loves watching these food and cooking
shows on TV, and is always wondering if we have many
deaf chefs. For sure we have a few deaf chefs, but do we
really have many?
Well, there is another one – Chef Alynn Davis. She has
had a long and interesting career in the food trades in
various capacities.
She resides in California but lived in Arizona for a
while.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

TRAPPED IN A SHOWDOWN BETWEEN CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT
The Tumutumu School for the Deaf, in Kenya, is church-operated
but government-regulated.
That school has a number of deaf faculty and staff members,
all of whom have not been paid since last fall.
They reported to work one morning recently only to be
told they had to vacate the premises immediately – no advance
notice, no official announcement – just told to vacate.
These workers have refused to vacate, demanding to know
something official in writing. They have camped on the grounds
on the school property.
Stalemate continues whereas the church and the government
continue to argue over the fate of the underfunded school.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

USA Deaf Sports Federation

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/usadsf/

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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 said:

But for Audrey Cameron, Scotland’s first ever female deaf doctor,

First deaf doctor, as in physician?

No, it is her doctorate in Chemistry. While she has a doctorate
she is not a doctor, but a doctorate recipient – two completely
different things

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We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of
your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are hand gestures the same as sign language?

A. Of course not. Deaf people may understand the
gestures hearing people use with them, but they
know it is not sign language.

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Cleaning the oven

We need to clean the oven several times a year.

I assume we blind folks spill at least our share in the oven!

What is more, we DeafBlind folks cannot hear the smoke alarm blaring!

Anyway, cleaning, we need to use our bare hands to feel the dirty
oven floor!

I use a putty knife, to scrape out the charred piles!

Then  I vacuum the crumbs, a Shop & Vac does the job!

The self-cleaning oven feature works, but it eats up our electricity!

After I finish cleaning out the oven, I put foil on the bottom.

I will replace it monthly!  I am not planning to repeat this job any
time soon!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That video relay services for the deaf be made available in
every nation in the world instead of just USA and just a few
nations!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1969 – the Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness
was founded; this Southern California based agency later
changes its name to Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc
or better known as GLAD.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

90 percent

of deaf children in Ghana that could regain hearing

(said the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital)

they were probably referring to the CI, which according
to public opinion, automatically restores hearing in
children that have been deaf all their lives

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Boston College, Austin Solecitto, fr, baseball, pitched 3 of his
team’s 18 games, with a 49.500 ERA!

– Brandeis – Nikki Cote, so, softball; hitting .367 (11 hits in 30 at bats
while starting all 13 games

– Campbell – Kaylin Ashley Yost, JR, women’s golf; shoots an average of 75.8;
her best was a 67

– Columbus State – Kristen Carr, SO, softball; a sometimes starter as a pitcher,
compiling a 5-1 record with 2.47 ERA, higher than the team’s top 2 starters

– Hawaii – Pono Tokioka, incoming fr, golf (2012-13); he is not on the
team roster and do not know why

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Elite Deaf Athletes

– Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer; waiting for
season to start

– Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins, pro football; still on pre-season roster

– Lee Duck-hee, Korea, junior tennis player; his profile is at:
http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100207471

– Omer Dungca, Philippines, offroad auto racer; no recent updates

– Evan Eck. Montana, outstanding triathlete; no recent updates

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Deaf Sports Library

Revised DeafDigest Sports All-American basketball honors

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-all-american-basketball-honors/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Account Manager –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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 Manager
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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position opening
Director of Student Life
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, OH

An Equal Opportunity Employer PN: 20010572
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Promotional Bid:
unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time    P
ay Range: unclassified exempt Hours of work: 12 month position

Salary:
Depends on Qualifications

Job Duties: Serves as an unclassified employee pursuant to Section 3301.13 O.R.C. and performs educational and/or research duties.

Purpose: Administers the Student Life program for deaf and hard of hearing students at the Ohio School for the Deaf.

Acts in an administrative capacity by:
Developing and implementing residential and after school recreational programming for deaf and hard of hearing students (e.g., lifelong learning skills, behavior modification, recreation, dormitory living, social interaction, personal hygiene, IEP development, transition activities, community outreach programming; assisting and working with administrative staff in the assessment of school aged children (e.g., IEP, transition needs, health requirements, physical limitations, behavior interventions); recommending and implementing policies, procedures, and programs that enhance the safety and well-being of residential students; providing positive and proactive leadership to staff and students (e.g., communications, resolving problematic issues, developing strategies, conflict resolution, goal setting, etc.); reviewing the budget and directing expenditures of residential services; updating the superintendent on residential/recreational program issues; and enhancing educational enrichment activities and tutoring support for students.

Coordinates and oversees the residential and after school recreational student disciplinary and behavior intervention programs by:

Reviewing reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to school policies; participating in interdisciplinary meetings to discuss intervention plans; communicating with parents of students. misconduct; overseeing development, staff training, and support for unique needs of residential students; and assuring documentation and tracking of data, interventions, and results.

Maintains or assists supervisory staff by:
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and orienting employees; assuring that supervisors are trained and/or providing training to staff (e.g., staff development, dormitory routines/procedures, safety/emergency practices, accountability logs, etc.); coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and performing job appraisals (e.g., goal setting, strategic action plans, improvement plans, etc.); preparing work assignments and schedules; and monitoring staff payroll, request for leave forms, overtime rosters, and adherence to collective bargaining agreements.

Performs other administrative duties by:
Carrying out the Student Life program goals/activities (e.g., coordinating after school transportation, initiating community outreach activities, networking with community groups [e.g., deaf and hard of hearing and/or organizations], following collective bargaining agreements, grant writing, crisis intervention, etc.); overseeing and providing guidance to student organizations; supporting the overall mission of the school through positive relations with parents, students, and community; participating in development of strategic plan, implementation, and monitoring outcomes on semi-annual basis; and maintaining collaborative approaches with educational program.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Attending educational workshops; reviewing publications; obtaining certification in First Aid and training in CPR and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention; and maintaining license in educational administrative field.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred in one of the following fields: Social Work, Psychology, special education, or Education. BA required.

Proficiency in American Sign Language (Intermediate or above upon hire; Advanced at the end of the first year).

Two years of successful teaching, administration, or supervision in residential programs. Ability to qualify for and maintain education licensure as a school administrator in Ohio.

Supplemental Information: The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met.

Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

to apply, visit:
http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

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position opening
Principal
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, OH

An Equal Opportunity Employer PN: 20010657
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Promotional Bid:
unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Opening Date: Fri. 03/01/13

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time    Pay Range: unclassified exempt

Hours of work: 7:30am – 4:00pm with varied schedule; 12 month employment

Salary:
Depends on Qualifications

Job Duties: Serves as an unclassified employee pursuant to Section 3301.13 O.R.C. and performs educational and/or research duties.

Purpose: Provides administrative supervision and educational leadership in pre-K through 12 academic program and extracurricular duties, with an emphasis on grades 9-12 (including 4Plus, transition, and DACC), student activities, and support services.

Fosters and ensures the education program of the school by:
Developing and implementing policies, programs, and scheduling of classes; supervising educational programming in grades 9-12+ and support services; facilitating the administration and submission of Ohio’s statewide tests for students grades 9-12, and local measures; developing a systematic approach to ordering teaching materials, supplies, and equipment; directing daily management of the school, including pre-K through grade 8 and support services in absence of the Pre-K . 8 Principal; addressing behavioral needs of students including Code of Conduct violations; and overseeing IEP development and ETRs grades 9-12.

Maintaining teaching and support staff job results by:
Coaching, counseling and disciplining teachers in accordance with OSD policies and procedures and State requirements; assisting in the planning, monitoring and appraising of job results; recruiting, selecting, orienting and training teachers and support staff in 9-12 program; completing performance evaluations and classroom observations in 9-12 and of support staff areas following OSD.s framework for implementing Ohio Teacher Evaluation System; planning professional development for teachers, aides and clerical staff and orientation activities for substitute teachers and newly hired staff; planning and approving staff development activities.

Helps contribute to OSD’s effectiveness by:
Identifying short and long term issues that must be addressed; researching and disseminating pertinent information (such as but not limited to language development, requirements for special education, core content requirements, testing, credit patterns, and model lesson plans); establishing cooperative partnerships with community agencies, business partners, or PSA; addressing parental concerns, answering questions, reporting on academic progress, and ensuring EMIS compliance; serving as member of the Superintendent’s Program (administrative) Team; communicating and problem solving with other OSD departments on a regular basis; addressing health and safety concerns of students, parents, and staff and recommending actions; attending representative amount of extracurricular activities on weekends and evenings; contributing to school wide efforts to improve written and electronic communications with alumni, parents, and other groups; overseeing athletic operations in grades 7-12; applying student test analysis to inform instruction; and participating on Strategic Planning Committee and gathering of measures for Strategic Plan.

Identifies current and future education requirements by:
Establishing relationships with university, local school district, community, and business leaders, and students to understand educational needs of OSD students now and in future; surveying operation and education conditions; and recommending and taking necessary actions.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations; keeping abreast of educational programs in Ohio; keeping abreast of Ohio’s requirements for IEPs, ETRs, credit patterns for HS students, special education procedures, and collective bargaining agreements; submitting an annual plan to LPDC; participating in license requirements; leading faculty meetings, school committees, and professional development activities; developing working knowledge of Ohio’s requirements of coursework in Ohio schools, common core standards, testing requirements, OAKS procedures for timekeeping and fiscal, EMIS reporting, and OSD.s policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree and three years experience in a principal or administrative specialist position and valid Ohio educational certification/licensure as a Principal; or equivalent education and experience which demonstrate eligibility to attain license.

Special consideration will be given to the following: demonstrated ability in the administration of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing; fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) [i.e. minimum of Intermediate rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI)]; and/or specific ability and knowledge relevant to working with the blind, deaf and multiple disabilities.

Supplemental Information: Unusual Working Conditions: Requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Ohio Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation).

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

to apply, visit:
http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners 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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  Duties:  Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications:  BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs.  Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301
http://www.pahrtners.com

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Quality Assurance Coordinator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-quality-assurance-coordinator-job/

Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-job-coach/

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Walden School Overnight Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

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position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/female-physical-ed-teacher-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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Open teaching positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University, KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.

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job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

details at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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New York City

Position: Office Manager (5+ Years Experience)

Langan is an award-winning ENR Top 500 Design Firm and has been recognized as one of CE News Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For.  Langan offers integrated engineering and environmental services for both public and private sector clients at sites located throughout the United States and abroad.

Our New York, NY office currently has an opening for an Office Manager. The Office Manager will supervise a support staff of three employees and manage operational support activities for an office of 150 employees. The individual must possess extensive knowledge of office functions, be self-directing and ensure effective and efficient completion of operational tasks within the office. Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred.

Follow the link below to see more details about this position on our web site, as well as to submit your application:

http://tiny.cc/r6u5tw

We offer our full-time employees competitive compensation packages; company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with company match; educational reimbursement; extensive training; and much more!
More information at www.langan.com/web/careers/join_the_langan_team.htm

New York City

Title of Position: Substitute Teacher Coordinator until June 1st, 2013
Duties: Teach the classes in GED and basic education

Qualifications: Experience teaching deaf in GED and basic education preferred.

Opening: Immediately

Filling deadline: Unit filled

For information contact: VP: 347 269 1792

To apply: E-mail

E-mail: Antonia@bils.org . Please indicate .Teacher coordinator. in the subject line

ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENT TO FILL A NON-MERIT SYSTEM POSITION
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Interpreter Trainee NUMBER: 13-08
JOB CODE: U1000 DATE: 3/15/13
SALARY RANGE: 67 ($30,724.80 – $46,615.20) PCQ#: 8813381

JOB LOCATION: Administrative Base:
Department of Mental Health
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410

Work Location:
Bryce Hospital
200 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree with full-time experience (24 months or more) as an
interpreter OR Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Graduation from a recognized interpreter training
program is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who are recipients of the ADMH
Interpreter Training Scholarship.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of permit or permit eligible by the Alabama
Licensure Board of Interpreters and Transliterators. Must be able to acquire a license by the Alabama
Licensure Board of Interpreters and Transliterators within 36 months of hire. Permitted individuals must
pass the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) at an Advanced or higher level. Must be able to be
certified as an interpreter by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or National Association of the Deaf
at a level 4 or 5 or equivalent. Certification must be obtained within 36 months of hire. Successful
candidate must be certified or eligible to receive certification as a QMHI (Qualified Mental Health
Interpreter) or its equivalent. Certification must be obtained within 24 months of acquiring license by the
Alabama Licensure Board of Interpreters and Transliterators. Must have a valid driver’s license to
operate a vehicle in the State of Alabama.

KIND OF WORK: This is professional trainee level work in providing specialized services to patients
who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical
dependency in a state mental health hospital, as well as within community settings. Work involves
interpreting under supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Interpreter (QMHI) between deaf or hard of
hearing consumers and staff of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, DMH facilities or service
providers. Work may be performed in a variety of different settings. Supervision is provided by the
DMH State Coordinator of Interpreter Services. Assists in teaching standardized sign language and
alternative or augmentive communication methods to dysfluent individuals with functional hearing
losses. Assists in coordinating and working with other interpreters in teaching ASL to non-signing staff.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of American Sign
Language. Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture. Knowledge of telecommunication devices and
their use. Ability to interpret between consumers using a variety of dialects and fluency levels. Ability
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to utilize computer, internet resources and
various software packages. Ability to provide training in American Sign Language, Deaf Awareness,
Interpreting and the use of adaptive technology. Ability to work a flexible work schedule to include
nights and/or weekends as needed.

METHOD OF SELECTION: Applicants will be rated on the basis of an evaluation of their
education, training, and experience and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences
related to duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above. All relevant information is subject to
verification. Drug testing and security clearances may be conducted on prospective applicants being
given serious consideration for employment and whose job requires direct contact with consumers.

HOW TO APPLY: Use an official application for Professional Employment (Exempt Classification)
which may be obtained from this office, other Department of Mental Health Facility Human Resources
Offices, or visit our website at www.mh.alabama.gov. Only work experience detailed on the
application will be considered. Additional sheets, if needed, should be in the same format as the
application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an official application. Applications should be
returned to Human Resource Management, Department of Mental Health, P.O. Box 301410,
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410 or RSA Union Building, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery,
Alabama 36104. An official copy of academic transcripts is required and must be forwarded by the
college or university to the Human Resources office at the above address.

DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED

We anticipate having an ongoing need for a classroom interpreter for a newly-admitted Wallace student who is deaf. I just met with the student, who intends to begin taking classes in May. We anticipate needing ASL interpreting services for this student in more than one class each semester for the duration of his enrollment here.

Any certified ASL interpreter interested in exploring this opportunity should contact me. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Thomas S. Maple, Ph.D.

tmaple@wallace.edu<mailto:tmaple@wallace.edu>

Director, Student and Campus Services

Wallace Community College

1141 Wallace Drive

Dothan, AL 36303-0943

334-556-2616<tel:334-556-2616>

Pittsburgh area
NOW HIRING PART TIME DIRECT CARE STAFF!
Direct Care Staff (DCS) engage individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) in community activities and activities of daily living. This position is for a DCS to work with an individual who is deaf. A requirement is knowledge of American Sign Language. DCS keep up with basic housekeeping, help prepare meals, transport individuals to activities and programs, provide companionship and friendship, keep individuals safe, administer medications, assist in keeping up with hygiene, attend quarterly mandatory trainings, attend mandatory staff meetings, and complete daily documentation. Our residential sites are in the Penn Hills/Monroeville area. First, Second, and Third shifts are available. DCS are paid $10/hr.

Requirements:An Open and Willing Mind
At Least 18 Years of AgeFluent in American Sign Language
Valid Driver’s License Reliable Transportation to and from work
Child Abuse Clearance
Criminal Background Check
3-Year Driving History
Proof of Registration
Proof of Insurance
Physical
TB Test

If interested please email a resume and cover letter including your availability to ajwrmpc@aol.com

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

IT Analyst II

(Working Title . Application Developer – USDB/USIMAC)

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 09-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50265/6370

JOB SUMMARY   Incumbent is responsible for performing programming functions for the development of computer applications for the Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC) in a client-server and/or web-based architecture. Tasks include analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing computing applications that support USIMAC’s database, employees, USDB, and overall mission. Incumbent will maintain and resolve support issues from receipt through delivery of the solution; anticipate the impact that new or modified applications will have on existing standards, procedures, systems, and applications; help define new features with project team, user groups, and employees; code instructions for new and existing applications in the appropriate language for the application following written and/or oral specifications; discuss requirements with end users and provide suggestions and recommendations to users to help them understand potential limitations and/or challenges; design, develop, test, implement, and maintain required applications; establish and document standards for use and operations of applications; debug programs by analyzing all available data, identifying the problem(s), and taking the appropriate corrective action; monitor system performance to ensure proper operation and identify possible problem areas; review database entries and programs to ensure system integrity; select testing methods to evaluate the success of both software upgrades and modifications, and conduct unit and integration testing for functionality and limits; prepare detailed test data in accordance with installation and application standards to validate the affected software against the specifications; perform tests of all changes to existing programs by parallel system processing in order to thoroughly test every coding modification; document all programs according to established standards and maintain current written information about the system to facilitate disaster recovery; report status of assigned tasks to Director or USIMAC Supervisor on a weekly basis; perform other duties as assigned.

the Position of Information Technology Manager I (Working Title . Information Technology Director)

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 08-13 742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50225/6900

JOB SUMMARY Directs the information technology function for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Works as a consultant to assist agency employees and management team members with information technology needs while also designing and directing software applications; develops areas of expertise and advises directors while working closely with IT staff members to help them understand the agency’s IT policies; works as a contributing member of the IT staff to successfully complete IT projects; supervises subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions; develops and coordinates plans and policies, resources, and mission as well as goals, vision, and expectations of program; prepares and updates plans and priorities; designs software solutions and implements approved software designs; ensures data processing equipment meets the needs of the organization and provides a productive and reliable means to manage information; evaluates, plans and directs activities of the division; plans and manages projects and/or programs; writes or discusses project/program plans, recommendations and/or findings; gathers, analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; prepares reports and/or reports findings, summarizes information; interprets results and/or makes recommendations; presents findings to management, various public officials, or senior professionals; anticipates the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems; coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between agency or work unit and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.; coordinates projects and ensures adequate administrative controls, quality, and procedural efficiencies; participates in conferences on technical improvements; reviews literature pertinent to research objectives, design, data-collection, and project implementation; provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions; performs other duties as assigned.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeking applicants for an Analyst in Education Policy Dear Members, The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is accepting applications for an Analyst in Education Policy (GS-12) until April 18, 2013.

To apply, click on this link: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340116900

Job description and Duties:

The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on federal education proposals and legislation related to such issues as the education of students with disabilities, the transition of students with disabilities into postsecondary educational programs, K-12 school reform, the education of English language learners, student assessment and academic achievement, and school finance. Analyses will include statistical examination of survey data; statistical analyses of state, local, and national data on schools; analyses of appropriate uses of pupil assessment results for improving the performance of students and schools; and analyses of the efficacy of educational programs and of the effects of policy options on educational agencies at all levels of government.

Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

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