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DeafDigest Gold – November 22, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - November 22, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving - in ASL with captions .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Internet on the go and faster email and Web browsing than ever before with Wi-Fi-like connectivity on the Sprint 4G network. And with nationwide coverage of 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband Network speeds when outside the Sprint 4G network areas, you can take your business and fun to greater speeds on trains, in autos, at airports For more information, go to: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing? You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you use ONE INTERPRETING services? True business! How can you get paid $$$ money? 1) Go sign up at 2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING services 3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited in your bank account! It is very simple and easy! Go watch the video at: 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 INTERPRETING at: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! Don't have a HomeTown Number? Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues! 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The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere else! The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone solution that's right for you. Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is simple to install? Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. And there's so much more! Go to for more information on all of our videophone solutions and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general negligence, among others. Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based Advanced Bionics Corporation, related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young children and adults. Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg at 800-476-6070 or click on: and follow instructions on the screen -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - 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) .. 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. .. 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: .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER! With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get your shopping done early! Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from our website. And here's a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00! (excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i) Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: We're now on Facebook! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. .............................................................. .............................................................. DEAF 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: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN ASL WITH CAPTIONS 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: (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: 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: 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: (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: .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? 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. .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 Sign language DVDs are available online at - A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle benefit run. See,5143,705315218,00.html for an article from a newspaper. See 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: .............................................................. .............................................................. 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. .. 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: (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. 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 .. 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 the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: that relay fraud has never happened! .. 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. .. 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! .. 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 .. DeafDigest Sports DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail it is not available online, only by email -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: or Fax: 215-884-6301 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 prior to December 15, 2009. NEHD is an equal opportunity employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: contact person: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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: EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: 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 KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered for this position -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Or fax # 802-258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Applications can also be completed on line at: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001 Austin Community College Austin, Texas Closing Date: 01/08/2010 To apply go to For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at: 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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: 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading both for subscribers and non-subscribers a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement for articles that are reprinted elsewhere b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads, article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity and content e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and legality of entire text contents and web links f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages and is not responsible for damages and consequences g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere to accepted business standards i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with others for marketing purposes

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