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DeafDigest Gold – November 29, 2009

DeafDigest Gold – November 29, 2009

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

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

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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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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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The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
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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
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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

Disney has done a turnabout. Last week Disney said it
was a “marketing decision” to justify keeping captions
out of the rental movie “Up.” In face of Deaf Community
uproar, Disney is now saying it was a “mistake.”

Corporate doubletalk? Very certainly so.

– Thursday November 26th

Those getting Holiday Season greeting cards from British High
Commission of Sri Lanka would probably not be aware that the
design was done by a deaf student.

The honors go to student Chamika Umesh Bandara of the Sri Lanka
School for the Deaf.

– Friday November 27th

The Oticon Focus on People Awards has bestowed an award on
Paige Stringer, a past NCAA-I women’s tennis star at
University of Washington. Paige who is deaf, grew up knowing
nothing about sign language or of Deaf Culture. Years past
her tennis-playing days she created a foundation to help deaf
children of Vietnam. And forsaking her past oral days, she has
absorbed herself into Vietnamese sign language to communicate
with the deaf of Vietnam.

– Saturday November 28th

Deaf people are no different from hearing people as far as
appreciation of art and culture is concerned. In Philippines,
Dulaang Tahimik ng Pilipinas exists to encourage the
involvement of the deaf in the artistic and cultural fields.
This organization, established in 1992, was lauded in a
newspaper story.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Ingrid Parkin will become the first deaf principal of the
St Vincent School for the Deaf in South Africa. DeafDigest
is not sure, but she may just be the first deaf principal of
a school in South Africa. First deaf principal of any deaf
school in Africa? Do not know because the late Andrew Foster,
a Gallaudet graduate, founded 31 schools and 2 centers for
the deaf on the African continent. How many schools are still
surviving because of the continuous political and tribal upheaval?

Anyway, Parkin? Sounds familiar! Yes, she is the wife of the
famed South African hearing Olympics swimmer, Terence, who happens
to be deaf.

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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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updated every Monday

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A CANCELLED CI OPERATION
A deaf man was scheduled to have a CI implant at
a hospital.
He arrived at the hospital, and the operating room
staff got him ready for the operation.
He waited for a long time, and was told to go home,
because the operation was canceled.
Why was it canceled? Because the CI people did not have
their own CI operation equipment and surgical tools. These
were missing and cannot be found.
A deaf doctor said:

Happens frequently – each surgeon has his own list of
equipment for each operation, and sometimes the operating
room staff cannot find the stuff!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cancelledci/

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

A HIDDEN BEDROOM AT NAD HEADQUARTERS
For many years the National Association of the Deaf
had its headquarters at the Halex House in Silver
Springs, Maryland.
Halex House had many offices on three floors. In one of
the offices there was a hidden (or secret) bedroom. Many
people worked at the Halex House without knowing about
that secret bedroom.
A former NAD CEO used that secret bedroom as his
“free” apartment.
When the board of directors found out about it, they
kicked him out of the free bed room but also forced him
to resign!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bedroomnad/

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

LANCE BRIGGS’ COMIC BOOK IDEA
Lance Briggs, not deaf, is a member of the Chicago
Bears NFL football team.
When not busy playing football he likes to work on
comic book ideas, especially with a new superhero.
A superhero he has in mind is Riot. As Lance
describes, Riot grew up in Hawaii as an ordinary boy
until he almost died at the age of 15. Somehow at the
hospital, while he recovered, he got super powers, one
of which is telepathic skills.
Anyway this telepathic skill can control any living
thing – with one exception – that it cannot control
the deaf!
A strange sense of powers, in that in Riot’s world,
we, the deaf, cannot be controlled?

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wind – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

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two times a year?

* Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm

* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices
are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD.
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278.
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES FOR THE DEAF
There are many Assisted Living Facilities in
USA. These are primarily for hearing senior citizens
in need of living assistance, though many do accept
deaf senior citizens equally in need.
What about the deaf? Very few. Why? Very high
costs involved to enroll a deaf patient.
Several groups have attempted to establish deaf-only
homes but most have failed.

SARAH PALIN AND SANDY PARNELL
Sarah Palin is a former Alaska First Lady, because she,
at one time in the past, was the state Governor. Sandy
Parnell is the current Alaska First Lady – because her
husband Sean is the state Governor.
What is the difference between both First Ladies?
During her time as the state Governor, DeafDigest cannot
remember if Sarah expressed interest in the needs of the
deaf in the state.
On the other hand Sandy has, as a priority, a project –
to teach fellow Alaskans on the needs of the deaf. She
became interested in the deaf after taking ASL classes at
University of Alaska at Anchorage.
DeafDigest hopes Sandy’s project will bear fruit!

NOISE AND BARBARA CORCORAN
Deaf people make noise, both without realizing it
and even when they take painful steps to be as quiet
with their movements.
Barbara Corcoran? Who is she? She is well known in the
real state world for touching any and every property into
million dollar sales.
Put the deaf and Barbara Corcoran together and there
is a small, but unpleasant incident during an airplane
trip. She and the deaf person sat next to each other,
possibly both unaware of each other’s whereabouts.
This deaf man was tearing up paper. Annoyed, Barbara
slipped him a note, asking him to cease and desist.
Much to her shock, he wrote back, saying no! If
that deaf person was DeafDigest editor, he would immediately
point to his ear, and tell her “I am deaf.”
Works every time; hearing people tend to retreat back
to where they were!

DEAF POKER AND DEAF SPORTS
We have a number of deaf poker tournaments in USA.
Do these tournaments help Deaf Sports? No.
In Australia, it is a bit different. There is an
annual New South Wales Deaf Poker State Championship.
Proceeds from that tournament go towards winner’s
choice of another deaf sporting organization.
We cannot imagine an American deaf poker tournament
winner selecting USA Deaf Sports Federation as the
beneficiary!

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:

American Society for Deaf Children

The web site is at:

http://www.deafchildren.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS

on one big holiday day I was the only driver around,
as everyone wanted to celebrate the holiday. As a
result I delivered pizzas all day until the shop closed

(final tale – end of series)

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

A deaf person has become a person with a hearing impairment

to have a hearing impairment is the same as being deaf – is the
writer saying a deaf person has become a deaf person?

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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 people can hear, via hearing aids and CIs, through
their ears. Deaf people can hear via bone, via bone
conduction hearing aids (pretty much obsolete).

And now this – hear via their skin. Researchers at the
University of British Columbia are now saying the deaf
can use their skin to help them hear better. Their
work was written up in the Nature, a publication.

In the future, the deaf could hear through something
else? Teeth? (see Deaf Picture below)

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Oral Nussbaum, who is not deaf, watched a movie
about Deaf Culture. So moved she was about the
showing that she went out and wrote a short poem.

She said:

I wrote a poem that expresses what I saw as the point of view
of a deaf person. In hopes that it may bless someone, I
am sharing it with DeafDigest.

Thank you, Oral.

To read the poem, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/oralnussbaum

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

A teeth hearing aid!

what is it?

look at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1228367/Could-wearing-high-tech-brace-boost-hearing.html

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Question of the week:

Q. Which football helmet brand is the best that can protect the CI
while playing the rough game of football?

A. Forget it! Just take off the CI and enjoy playing football.

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 all hearing parents would accept deafness of their
children instead of trying to cover it up by saying

“he is not deaf; he is hard of hearing”

or

“he is not deaf; he is fully mainstreamed, wars bilateral
hearing aids and uses FM unit, blah, blah, blah”

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1934 – The judge in the courthouse in Papillion, Nebraska
was a deaf man; he was written up in a newspaper story of
performing a private wedding of a hearing couple. This
newlyweds are still living nowadays!

Sorry, the identity of the deaf judge is lost to history.

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Deaf and the Money:

Year 1965 – the NAD CEO bragged to DeafDigest editor, at
that time, a Gallaudet student, that his salary was
higher than the president of Gallaudet University!

(times have changed)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

in a deaf social service agency in mid-sized American
city –

200 – number of meetings attended in one year by a CEO
that did not have a deputy director on his payroll

15 – number of hours per day in office re above

100 – number of meetings attended in the following
year by the same CEO who hired a deputy director

10 – number of hours per day in office re above

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DeafDigest Sports

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

it is not available online, only by email

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We are recruiting for these positions
– Content Specialist
– Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
– Manager, Educational Planning Office
– Manager, Institutional Compliance
– Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
– Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002

Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions.

To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job application
form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

**For details on these vacancies, please click on this link:

http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

Locate “Job Listing”, click on “Professional Staff”, and then click
on specific position you are interested in.

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,
national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered
veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source
of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or
any other unlawful basis. 

Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer qualified
individuals from protected classes for available positions. 

Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University’s policy
and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint should contact the
University’s EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE,
Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075.

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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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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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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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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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(updated November 29th)

– 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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