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DeafDigest Gold – September 13, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 13, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year (to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://www.deafdigest.com and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-everything/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-deafhoh/ .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/comics/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Referral Rewards Program at the Deaf Pager Store Earn up to $600 through the Sprint Referral Rewards Program---available at the Deaf Pager Store! Simply refer* a friend or family member to Sprint and receive a $50 Visa debit card (up to 12 new lines) when they sign up for a 2-year line of service before 10/31/09, whether with a phone or Mobile broadband card. Your friend or family will also receive a $25 Visa debit card for each new line activated. You can use the debit card anywhere Visa is accepted. *Referred person's activation must occur at least 24 hours after referring person's phone activation. New activations only. Two-year agreement required. For more information, go to: http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g091309 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It offers a wide array of services and products including: Investments Life Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Retirement Planning Education Planning Tax Planning Estate Planning Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - working together as ONE team to help you work toward your financial goals. For further information or to make an appointment, click into http://www.kramerfinancial.com Kramer Financial 9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 240-379-6908 VP/TTY 240-379-6929 voice Securities and advisory services offered through FSC Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or registered as a broker/dealer or investment advisor. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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! Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the "Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to: http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- >>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be. Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New AT&T Instant Message Relay Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from your friends and family http://relayservices.att.com/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Join The Zevolution! 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 http://www.zvrs.com 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! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- http://www.georgiarelay.org/ Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 .. 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 .. 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! .. 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. .. 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! .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF! Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/specials.html?utm_source=dd for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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. .. 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) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen deaf member of the South African Parliament http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/BackIssues.asp?ID=15328 .. 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. .. 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 .. 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. .. 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 .. 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. .. DeafDigest Sports to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on: http://deafdigest.com/deafsports 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! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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