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DeafDigest Gold – November 22, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - November 22, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
Happy Thanksgiving - in ASL with captions
http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/?id=1305&

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchemists/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/truefalsesmoking/

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

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Special Offer on U300 Modem at the Deaf Pager Store

Get your Internet and email on the go with the new U300 
3G/4G USB Modem from Sprint, now available at the Deaf 
Pager Store. 

Normally priced at $349.99, it is free after mail-in rebate 
and 2-year contract.

Only available in select cities, the new U300 modem gives you
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And with nationwide coverage of 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband Network 
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For more information, go to:
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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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   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

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We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
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http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

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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
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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:

- Very Hot News 

Even before he has officially taken over as president
of Gallaudet University, Alan Hurwitz already made
his first move - hiring Don Beil as Chief of Staff.
Beil has 35 years of experience at NTID to his
credit.


- Thursday November 19th 

two hot stories surfaced during the day -
the VRS relay fraud indictments and the
Google captioning of youtube videos. 


- Friday November 20th

A routine court case in Great Britain involving
a deaf defendant required services of five sign
language interpreters. The defendant, who only signed
in the Urdu, one of Pakistan's two official languages,
was found acquitted. Three British Sign Language
interpreters and two Urdu Sign Language interpreters
had to work in concert to make sure everyone was on
the same wavelength. If we hear of the old joke -
"How many people does it take to change a light bulb"
then British taxpayers are not laughing!

All in fairness, each sign language requires two
interpreters (one for relief every 15-20 minutes).


- Saturday November 21st 

Concerned that Deaf Catholics are not getting attention,
the Vatican conducted a 3-day conference to deal with
this issue. This conference was encouraged by
Pope Benedict XVI



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

For years many doctors have ignored, some of them
ending up being sued, our requests for interpreters
during medical appointments.

The Joint Commission of the American Hospital Association
will be starting a new certification group, which
should pave the way of interpreters to work with
the physicians on our interpreting needs.

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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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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF CHEMISTS ON TDI BOARD
   In 1979, DeafDigest editor was TDI CEO. He had
a board meeting. There were four deaf chemists
that served on the board as directors.
   Did these four deaf chemists talk about
chemistry during their free time? No. Why?
Because their chemical specialties was so different
from each other that they would not understand
each other!

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

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


HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN ASL WITH CAPTIONS
http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/?id=1305&


TRUE OR NOT TRUE ABOUT SMOKING
   Someone said that many deaf people give up smoking.
Why did they give it up?
   For health reasons? No. Because it is hard to sign
and smoke at the same time, so they gave up smoking!
   True or false? You decide!

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

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


A NEW CAR DEALER IN MISSOURI
   Before economy went bad, we have had many small
automobile dealerships. Have any of them been
deaf-owned?
   Sort of! Robert Crouse owned his Crouse Brothers Motors
in St Joseph, Missouri for 50 years before selling out in
2004.
   Robert was somewhat deaf, but with a hearing aid and
with lipreading skills, he was able to function 
as a "hearing" person.
   He, in fact, was turned down 3 times when he wanted to
enlist in the Army during World War II. The Army changed
its mind and accepted him on two conditions, that he
wear a hearing aid and learn to lipread!


CONFESSIONS OF A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
   Do we wish to know what is on the minds of a
sign language interpreter?
   If so, do click on:

http://uweekly.com/newsmag/11-04-2009/12893


ROCHESTER SCHOOL STUDENTS ISSUE AN APPEAL
   Deaf people love to travel. This being said, the traveling
experience could be traumatic because of lack of visual
displays on airplane trips.
   When the captain or the flight attendant announces something,
everyone knows what is all about - except for deaf passengers.
   And flight attendants, because, they're busy tending to
needs of all passengers, may overlook the fact that deaf passengers
are clueless.
   Students at Rochester School for the Deaf is asking that you
sign a petition which is at:

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/RSDeaf

   This petition will then be handed over to a representative
of JetBlue. If successful, it will then be handed over to another
airline and so on.


A MUSICAL OBSTACLE FOR HARD OF HEARING PHYSICIANS
   Hearing people love music. This is fine, but it is a
serious issue for hard of hearing physicians that work in
the operating room.
   Surgeons turn on music to help calm their nerves while
operating. A hard of hearing physician that relies on hearing
aid to communicate may have a hard time filtering out real
conversation from music.
   Said an angry hard of hearing physician:

I have had that problem - and have told other surgeons in the 
operating room to turn down or turn off the music. Of course
they listen to me - or they won't get any further referrals!


A SERIOUS ISSUE IN UTAH
   Trying to understand the SSA rules can be traumatic because
it is complex. Even hearing people have a hard time understanding
these rules.
   Anyway, there is an issue going on in Utah - that deaf individuals
may have asked for an interpreter at the SSA office only to be
turned down.
   Deaf leaders may do something about it, to make sure deaf individuals
understand their SSA rights.


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:

Deaf History International


   The web site is at:

http://www.sdhs.se/dhi2009/

(does not have a permanent web site; the site rotates from host
to host)



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

we were fooling around and the manager was not around,
and we made a bet who would make the fastest pizza?
I won the bet easily. And I wasn't even the
shop pizza maker!



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 Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

The person who invented the sign language for 
the physically challenged section of our community



Huh! Are we, the deaf, being physically challenged?
The Gallaudet football team recently ended its season
with a winning record at 6-4! If the Gallaudet
football team was physically challenged, they would not
win games at all.

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 and professionals seeking to improve their skills
can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes for just $89 per person!  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 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

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies
is finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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, 2010?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf Britons that watch "The Silence" being aired on prime time
TV will be thrilled to watch deaf actress Genevieve Barr play
the lead role. It is a 4 part series, and it is the first role
played by the deaf actress.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

How should interpreters and deaf clients work with
the court system?

Carmel A. Capati, not deaf, manages the Wisconsin
Court Interpreter Program, and he has listed
ten tips.

Do read up on these tips at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpretertips


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

football team, Michigan School for the Deaf

the school dropped football in 1984 and brought
it back in 2009, much to the delight to everyone

http://deafdigest.com/newmichiganfootballteam/

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Question of the week:

Q. We have deaf psychologists. Why cannot we have
deaf psychiatrists?

A. Said a deaf physician:

This would be the most difficult specialty for a deaf
physician. One must not only hear the
responses from the patient, but also be able to
detect the tone - which can be all important

(editor's note: psychiatrists can prescribe
medicine; psychologists cannot)




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 relay fraud has never happened!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - the deaf students of CSUN has stopped
getting involved with the annual New Year's Day
Rose Bowl Parade Float. It broke a tradition that
began in the early eighties.

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Deaf and the Money:

32,000 Dong (Vietnamese money)

for cost of 3 beers, and a plate of fried spring
rolls at a cafe owned by a deaf husband and wife
couple at Hue, Vietnam

32,000 Dong equals $1.80 in USA currency!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1-2 years waiting list if you applied for a hearing
ear dog with one agency 

or

3-5 years waiting list if you applied for a hearing
ear dog with another agency


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for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

it is not available online, only by email

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position openings
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 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:

- PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language 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.

- OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills. 
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

- MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:   2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

- 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.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  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.

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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searching for
Executive Director
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA 

New England Homes for the Deaf has been serving the needs of the 
Deaf and Deaf/Blind community since 1901.  

We are a three-facility campus: independent living, rest home and SNF. 

We are currently searching for a new Executive Director who would 
continue the long tradition of compassionate and progressive care for 
our residents.  

This position requires a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, our ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

- Knowledge of ASL/Deaf Culture as it relates to our organizational 
philosophy

- Minimum 5 years experience as Administrator in an LTC facility 
with good surveys (i.e. no more than 6 deficiencies)

- Ability to establish and maintain standards of high-quality care 
and resident programs

- Strong financial management skills, including administration, 
forecasting and budgeting 

- In-depth understanding of LTC reimbursement
- Able to demonstrate leadership qualities through past achievement
- Proven record of meeting growth and development targets

Deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to apply. 

Email your credentials to mailto:Search.Committee@nehomesdeaf.org 
prior to December 15, 2009.

NEHD is an equal opportunity employer.

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Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position available
Teacher
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf provides quality care and
educational services to children who are Deaf and/or communicatively
impaired.  Our mission is to discover and maximize the child's
potential.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become
part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  

The following position is available:

Teacher

The successful candidate will possess:

- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related area

- Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Special Education

- Previous experience working with deaf students

- Excellent communication skills

- Fluency in Sign Language

- Proven ability to work as part of a team

Interested persons should apply to Kathleen Lagalante, Director of
Human Resources at 516-922-4100 ext. 224. 

For further information, please check out our website:

http://www.millneck.org

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Job Opening
Substitute Teachers
Scranton School for Deaf and HOH Children
Scranton, PA

Day-to-Day Substitute teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
are needed to replace teachers in the event of illness or 
absence.  

PA Teaching Certificate preferred, Bachelors degree 
req'd.  PA Child Abuse, Act 151, and FBI clearances 
are req'd. Sign Language skills req'd.

Letter and resume to: 
Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 

EOE

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Employment Opportunities
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  

We are looking for people to join our staff who share this 
commitment and are willing to work with the goal of providing 
our students with the best education, residential and 
support services possible.  

If you share our commitment to students, please visit our web 
site at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of the following 
job openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, Girls' Dorm
- Part Time Parent Infant/Early Intervention Teacher (Central PA Area)

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language skills, 
FBI clearance, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required 
for all positions.

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu 
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for 
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination 
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.  
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to 
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and 
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and 
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e. 
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and 
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with 
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints 
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach 
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related 
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service 
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.  
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written 
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.  
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time 
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered 
for this position

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position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and 
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
       
- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget
       
- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related 
Services, and Student Life


Target Hire Date: June 2010

Please send letter of interest  & resume to Kelly Therieau at 
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Or fax # 802-258-9574

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employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full time

Deaf Independent Living Association Inc is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of 
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to 
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

Full Time Employee Benefits:
100 % employer contribution to medical, life and
disability benefits; 75 % employer contribution
to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year;
10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal
leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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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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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at: 
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language 
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching 
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum 
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs 
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office 
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining 
professional competence, and participating in professional 
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in 
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must 
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective 
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student 
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible 
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized 
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American 
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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(updated November 22nd)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA



To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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