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DeafDigest Gold – September 13, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 13, 2009

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-everything/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-deafhoh/

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

   To give credit when it is due or not to give credit
at all?
   This refers to a certain Deaf Yahoogroup that has been
copying DeafDigest articles for years without a single
credit given to DeafDigest.
   Complained a DeafDigest subscriber:

I did not want to read "repeated" messages because I subscribe
to Deaf Digest

   DeafDigest was always aware of it, but chose not to make
an issue out of it. There is a famous saying -

Imitation is a form of flattery

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   We've been reading all about these lawsuits against
CI companies. The latest one is against Advanced Bionics
Corporation.
   All in fairness, a deaf attorney, himself having a CI,
asked:

I have yet to meet anyone who bought a defective CI and/or
was harmed by one

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   Wanting to create a city-wide awareness on hearing
loss problems, Christchurch, New Zealand's second
largest city, will go quiet for one minute on
October 14th.
   Hope this helps because five minutes later people
will forget they were quiet and will continue on their
usual noisy ways!

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   A company is coming up with an ADA-complaint
device that proposes to make everything (classrooms,
meetings, speeches, etc) accessible to the deaf.
   DeafDigest is not sure exactly how it works
except it may be a combination of TTY relay,
VRS relay, Captel and all that thrown in.   

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   Certain things don't change in California.

Flashback - 1960's:

A new graduate of Gallaudet applied for a civil
service job in a California county. She was turned
down because of her deafness. Her father, a high
profile attorney with connections everywhere,
angrily confronted the county government
officials. Presto, the daughter got the job she
was applying for.

Fast Forward - this week:

A deaf woman, rejected for civil service employment
in Ventura County four years ago, has filed a
job discrimination lawsuit.

   There was no ADA in the sixties, yet father's
political power got the daughter the job. Nowadays
we have ADA and this deaf woman still was not able
to get the job.
   Go figure!

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or
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Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players

The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and
historical Binion's Gambling Hall.

The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played.

Hearing players are invited.

Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the
World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker
tables which indicates they are the best in what they do.

They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features
to make this tournament a dream.

Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years
how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting
it was.

This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries,
1st place winner will receive $27,000.

Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There
is no place in the world like it.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3
organization and all of the volunteers are serving without
pay.

All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare
to the deaf communities in need.

To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to
http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker

Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and
registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am.

Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009.

We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for
many exciting poker experiences

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TEACHER SAW EVERYTHING
   A hearing teacher at a school for the deaf just
retired.
   He said he saw everything. What does he mean by
everything in his 40 year teaching career?

- oral
- total communication
- Signed English
- Simultaneous Communication
- Cued Speech
- CI
- Bi/Bi philosophy

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

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

DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
   DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
   DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
   The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
   Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf
or hearing!

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

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

THE BISON OR THE BISONS
   The Bison is the mascot of Gallaudet's athletic
teams.
   For years it was the Bisons. Because of grammatical
rules, the Bisons was changed to the Bison.
   Buffalo has a minor league baseball team, called
the Buffalo Bisons.
   Buffalo does not care about the grammar; we, the
deaf do!

TALE OF TWO PHONES IN A BUFFALO HOTEL LOBBY
   The hotel where DeafDigest editor stayed
has two wall telephones in the lobby.
   One is a regular pay phone; the other is
a hotel phone.
   The pay phone has a 711 relay number.
The hotel phone is unfriendly to the deaf.
   This means if we, the deaf, have an issue
with the hotel, we need to call the 711 number
to bypass the unfriendly hotel phone!

DEAF TALES AT A WEDDING REHEARSAL PARTY
   DeafDigest editor and his wife were part of the
wedding rehearsal party the night before the wedding.
   While mingling during the party, it was learned that:

- the bridesmaid once babysat a deaf child, and had to
use little sign language to communicate

- the wife of the town mayor learned finger spelling
in high school many years ago

- that the father of the bride has a distant deaf cousin

- that the bride worked as a waitress and every Wednesday
there was a group of retired deaf people that would
eat at her restaurant. She would serve on their table;
they would sit for hours and when they paid the check,
it was never with a tip.

   Such tales that DeafDigest editor never knew about!

CONTROLLING THE TRAFFIC IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES
   On way towards Buffalo and on way home from Buffalo,
there were several highway construction zones.
   Traffic backed up, and was controlled by operators
that used walkie-talkie to tell each other to open up
or to close up the highway lanes in rotation.
   Could a deaf person function in that job despite
not being able to use the walkie-talkie?
   A deaf traffic controller could use a special pager
with a very strong vibration. DeafDigest editor does
not know if we ever had such a deaf person in construction
zones.

UNEMPLOYMENT IN USA
   Unemployment in USA is a serious problem. There are
deaf people that cannot get jobs; there are also hearing
people that cannot get jobs.
   If a deaf person cannot get a job despite having a
Ph.D or a MBA, is it a Deaf Problem or a National
Problem?
   Most likely it is a National Problem - because
when times are good, a deaf person, with much determination
and effort, would most likely find employment.

HEARING AID VS CI (END OF SHORT SERIES)

   A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins?

Lets' say you wear a hearing aid but wish to switch
to a CI, what to do?

For some people, a mixed hearing aid/CI implant
will do. A CI in your worst ear and a hearing aid
in your best ear could produce better results.

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

from time to time I am given wrong address on a
pizza delivery; since I am hard of hearing, I had
to use my cell phone to contact the manager to straighten
out the address confusion

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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a late deafened man, when asked to describe his
deafness, said:

I only have a quarter of an ear

this man is an Australian, and guess Australians
have a way of saying things differently in order
to be funny about it

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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 recent silent weekend.

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!

There will be group registration opportunities online after
July 1 at www.DrSign.com .  There are simply no other local,
regional or national conferences offering you so many hours
of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends.  Just
check them out!

Final details will be online beginning in August but the
cost per person is as low as $149 per person and exhibit
tables at $150.

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 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Almost always happens at every Deaflympics, that a
hearing participant would be caught faking his own
deafness; one player from host nation's Team Handball
squad was caught voicing to a teammate, blowing his
deafness cover. As a consequence, the team was
disqualified.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

We have social workers and case managers that help the
deaf.

What are things that they will not do?

click on http://deafdigest.com/casemanager

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen
deaf member of the South African Parliament

http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/BackIssues.asp?ID=15328

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Question of the week:

Q. I have heard all about CSUN's National Center on
Deafness. Exactly what is this?

A. NOD helps CSUN's deaf and hard of hearing
students (approximately 200 of them) function in
classroom environments (interpreters, notetakers,
CART, tutorial services, etc).

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:

When Obama is trying to craft a national health plan
that makes everyone happy (impossible), he will
have the deaf needs in mind

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1935 - first time USA took part in the Deaflympics,
with just two American entries, one in track and other in tennis.
The Deaflympics started in 1924, but Americans waited until
1935 to take part.

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Deaf and the Money:

US$27,270

reward for Taiwan Deaflympic participants that win a gold medal!

The prize went up from US$22,730 at last Deaflympics

Also, Taiwan athletes receive US$364 per month as compensation for
leaving their jobs to train full time

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

18

the number of years that John Chudzikiewicz had not played
basketball; see DeafHistory above; he was one of the two
Americans that took part in the 1935 Deaflympics (a gold
medal winner in the javelin). In 1953, he again took part
in the Deaflympics which was pretty much chaotic and
disorganized.

When the small group of Americans arrived at Belgium,
the site of the Deaflympics, they were asked to form a
basketball team on the spot in order to fill out a
8-team field. 

John, who had not played basketball in 18 years, was
asked to play. That made it 4 Americans but they still
needed one more American to make it a team.

They found a 5th player in a deaf tourist, who was an
American.

John played the entire game as there was no one on the
bench to spell him! 

Yes, the Americans lost, but won two remaining games
when other late-arriving Americans joined the
last-minute team.

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

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

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

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current vacancy
Teacher of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   

Applications are being accepted for a current vacancy for Teacher
of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts.

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at
http://www.csdb.org , where the official job announcement may be
found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities and
qualification requirements, under non-classified employment. 

Position is open until filled.  Salary based on appropriate
education and experience.  Excellent benefits.  Interviews to be
conducted on-site at CSDB.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current
resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history
and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Speech Teacher
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has
served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of
the New York metropolitan area since 1864.

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range
of important areas.

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy,
and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of
hearing individuals.

Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children
and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3,
preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a
foreign language transitional program, and the Special
Education Unit  for deaf with multiple disabilities.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State
Education Department.

The high school is fully-accredited and like public high
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual
Education Plan (IEP) diplomas.

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various
universities and other two year colleges, or go directly
into the work force or into further training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following
job openings:

- Science Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Math Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Speech Teacher (NYS Certification required- TSHH)

Please email your resume to:

mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org

or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you
are interested in

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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Admissions
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read the position description and applications procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/ntidadmissions

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Administrator 3
      (Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf
       & Hard of Hearing Persons)
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

12-Month, Management Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:        July 1, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree and two years experience working with the
deaf and hearing impaired in a rehabilitation 

teaching or interpreting setting including two years
supervisory or management experience; fluent in American
Sign Language; knowledge of The Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf
Education philosophy, familiarity with English as a second
language for deaf students, excellent communication skills

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as
stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their
experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. 

Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling
reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Dean of Administration, the Director
of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf Hard of Hearing Persons
is responsible for supervision, leadership and direction of the
Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons.  

The Director also recruits deaf and hard of hearing students to
Northwestern; meets students, teachers and parents interested
in college program; acts as liaison between college and agencies
serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Additional key
effectiveness areas include staff management, program development,
budget & grant development/management and marketing and enrollment
management.

MINIMUM SALARY:
$66,523 annual approximate, plus excellent medical insurance,
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: CED03
 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East,
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be received on or before October
10, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION:Instructor in Interpreter Preparation  -  American
     Sign Language/English
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

10 Months, Tenure-Track Position 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master?s degree in Interpreting for
the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID
certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles,
curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of
pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter
preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated understanding of the
mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student
population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience
have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by
providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements
may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities
include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses,
using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating
student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising
individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods
periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program.  Other
responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques,
participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus
service.

MINIMUM SALARY   $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical
insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: IPP01
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009.

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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(re-posted)

position opening (contingent on funding)
Tenure Track Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be
assigned to one of the following departments:

- Psychology
- Linguistics
- Education
- ASL/Deaf Studies

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

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetfaculty

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position opening
TITLE:        Program Coordinator
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, Massachusetts

DIVISION:        CBFS / NSMHA
LOCATION:        Bay House, Revere Massachusetts
HOURS:                 40 hours (Monday - Friday, 9a-5p)

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the clinical and administrative aspects of a
small group home program, as well as the overall health
and safety of the residents, under the supervision of the
Program Manager of Maverick Square CBFS program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and facilitate
progressive discipline as needed for all staff in conjunction
with the Assistant Director.

2. Arrange staff schedules to meet the health and safety
requirements, as well as the individual needs of the
residents.

3. Supervises the development and implementation of Quality
Indicators through the ISP process and Program Goals.

4. Participates in the assessment of individual referrals,
admissions and discharges.

5. Insures the program and individual records are current,
comprehensive and meet agency and funding source standards.

6. Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside
service providers.

7. Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and
maintenance of the house and vehicle.

8. Participates in the development of the program budget,
and monitors the program expenses.

9. Supervises the management of individual?s funds and
possessions, within the guidelines of the ISP and agency.

10. Completes all necessary weekly/monthly reports.
11. Implements agency/department policies and procedures.
12. Perform on-call duties as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
BA/BS preferred in human services or equivalent experience.
Medication, CPR/First-Aid certification or ability to
receive certifications required.   Two (2) years experience
in human services. Supervisory experience preferred. Must
be fluent in American Sign Language.  Knowledge of DMH
regulations needed.  Computer literacy required.  Valid Mass
driver's license required.

send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway,
Chelsea, MA  02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer - EEO/AA

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Position Announcement
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

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

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training
for individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes
teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee
and employer relationships, work ethics and communication for
successful employment outcomes.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED required.  Fluency in
American Sign Language (ASL) or sign language a must. Excellent
people and interpersonal skills.  Six months experience with training,
coaching and motivating people.  Valid driver's license. Skilled in
the use of structured training techniques for teaching job
performance skills (such as sequence, quality, and quantity);
job-related skills (such as grooming, socializing with coworkers,
or managing one's paycheck); and work behaviors (such as accepting
supervision, following instruction).

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

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874
Or email mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- Assistant Director for Student Services
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=785

- Assistant Director of Residential Services
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

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

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

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

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

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

- School Social Worker
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=775

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

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(updated September 13th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, CA

*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA

*  Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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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