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DeafDigest Gold – September 20, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 20, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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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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News of the Week
   We have a few deaf professional automobile racers,
though not competing on the NASCAR, Formula One, and
Indy Series. Our racers are competitive in the lower
professional levels on local tracks.
   One of them is Kris Martin, a Canadian who races
on the Ontario race tracks.
   How does he communicate with his crew and with
his spotters during the races? Hand signals? No.
Cardboard signs? No. His eyes only? No.
   A hearing aid manufacturer - Phonak Hearing
Systems has designed a special radio for him to
hear his crew and spotters.
   Not sure if other deaf racers use this type
of equipment.


   Could a deaf janitor become a disk jockey of a
college radio station?
   This is the story of Brad Barratt who operates
his own radio show on the University of Vermont
FM network.
   The show title is "Janitors From Mars!",
a heavy rock show that airs on Saturday nights.
   He is no longer a janitor but a student at
University of Vermont.


   A tale of two bills on Capitol Hill:

- HR 3101 - would require captions on anything
that is on the internet. Status - pending.

- HR 3200 - would give doctors authority to make
infant hearing decisions, meaning forcing CI on
them. Status - struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI


looking for adoptive families for 5 deaf/hoh children in

Alliance For Children, a US-based international adoption agency,
is looking for adoptive families for 5 Deaf/HOH children
currently living in an orphanage in China:

- Gui, an incredibly bright, inquisitive, engaging 12 year old

- Fu, an easygoing, playful, adaptable 9 year old boy

- Hong, a sweet, shy, lovable 9 year old girl

- Ling, a smart, happy, wonderful 9 year old girl

- Tie, an affectionate, charming 5 year old boy.

These children are in great need of permanent, loving homes,
positive Deaf role models, and opportunities they are not
likely to have in their current situation.

Medical reports, photos, and videos are available.

For further info, including process, time frames, costs,
requirements, please contact Renee Lubowich at:


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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

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
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


   Many times when a group goes to a restaurant
there is an only deaf person in it.
   The deaf person is lost; he cannot follow the
conversation, so he is left alone with his own
thoughts and dreaming.
   Yet, when the group leaves the restaurants
this deaf person is thanked by the hearing diners
for showing up.

- for ASL News version, please click on:

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

   Which library has the world's oldest books on
   Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library.
That answer is wrong.
   The library at Washington University of St Louis
has deafness library books that are over 500 years old!

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

   Only in Maryland or does it happen anywhere in
   This concerns a woman, not deaf, who was fired
from her job as manager of Department of Transportation
Emergency Response Services. What was her background
before taking on the job that she was fired for? 
It was as Ice Dancer.
   What about it? Well, it was some time ago that
the manager of the Maryland Relay Service & 
Telecommunications Access of Maryland did not have
a background in deafness.
   His background was as a florist. Only in Maryland
or happens everywhere in USA? 

   As a matter of irony, or timing as USA Today
ran a piece this week on a list of deaf athletes
that play on hearing college teams, a separate
story surfaced at the same time.
   It said that NCAA does not recognize Sign
Language classes. This involved a player from
University of Washington whose credit for a
high school sign language class was rejected
by the NCAA. It jeopardized his eligibility to
get a football scholarship.
   Luckily for him, NCAA accepted credits for his
classes in poetry and literature. 
   Warning for hearing athletes, if you wish to
get a college scholarship, do not take sign
language classes.
   NCAA's logic is faulty. Who knows - some of
these players could become interpreters or
teachers of the deaf in the future!

   Fashion shows are everywhere. Models walk
up and down the catwalk, showing the latest
fashion in clothing.
   And photographers jostle each other for the
best spots to take pictures.
   Mandi Leonard, not deaf, is a force in the
London fashion events. In an interview, she
said she arranged for her first fashion show,
by only inviting just one photographer to
take pictures.
   That photographer was deaf. His pictures
propelled her to success in the fashion

   People in ballet wear ballet shoes. What about
deaf ballerinas who cannot hear music?
   Well, a company has come up with a pair of vibrating
ballet shoes that would allow the deaf to feel the
musical vibrations.
   Would it work? DeafDigest editor knows of two
deaf individuals that excelled in ballet - the
late Sam Edwards and Joe Templin. And they only used
regular ballet shoes.
   Edwards performed on national TV a couple of times
in the seventies.

   The abbreviation CAN stands for Cochlear Awareness 
Network. It consists of implantees, parents and
interested individuals.
   The mission is to share experiences with CI and
to offer advice and all that.
   CAN was formed by Cochlear Americas, and the mission
is not to favor a certain CI brand at the expense of
another CI brand.
   Fishy? DeafDigest think so; when corporations form
a consumer advisory group, it is geared to promote 
their own brands. Hence, DeafDigest is not sure of
CAN's neutrality.

   What is a lipreader's nightmare? It is when a
deaf lipreader is invited to a large gathering.
And everyone in that large gathering spoke without
moving their lips.
   This happened to DeafDigest editor recently.
Luckily he had a couple of people that interpreted
for him.


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

most customers don't care if you are deaf (or
hearing, for that matter) as long as you deliver
pizza on time because they're already hungry

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


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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this



deaf men tuning a piano

it is pretty much insulting; we should twist this
around and make such phrases like this -

hearing men, with no ASL knowledge, attending ASL-signing


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

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!

Early bird registration is due October 15 at and begins at $129.

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!

Sign language DVDs are available online at -

A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you
how to represent inanimate objects is now available.

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

for an article from a newspaper.

See for updates and photos.

These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Army leaders are now pushing for their troops
to wear special earplugs that is supposed to protect
their hearing.
   It is called "the Combat Arms Earplug." It has
an adjustable switch that would regulate the sound
that enters the ear.

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Wrong ways to sign in ASL

(as adapted, and edited from ASL Rose )

please click on:

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


Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jerry Lee

past president, Gallaudet University; while
Dr Elisabeth Zinser was the last hearing president
of Gallaudet University, she only served a few days
before resigning because of the Deaf President Now
protest. For all practical purposes Dr. Lee was
the last hearing president to serve an extended
term (3 years).

He is now the Chancellor, National University System &
President Emeritus, National University


Question of the week:

Q. I wear a hearing aid. Which cell phone is best
for a hearing aid user?

A. Impossible to answer; no two cell phones and 
no two hearing aids work the same - a personal 
choice and a personal decision - what one may 
work for one person may not work for other 
person and vice versa.

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Wish List of the Week:

Since air travel can be chaotic (switched flights, switched
times, switched seating assignments, and incorrect weight
on luggage scales, etc), the airports will have a way of
telling the deaf passengers exactly what is going on 


DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1958 - the congress passed a new law - PL 85-905; it created
the Captioned Films of the Deaf, which made it possible to watch
captioned movies on 16 mm movie projectors at clubs and at homes


Deaf and the Money:


cost of interpreters that covered a criminal case in a
South Dakota court room involving a deaf defendant


DeafNumbers of the Week:

workload of the Executive Director/CEO of a deaf social
service agency

- 200 meetings in one year
- 100 speeches in one year on deaf-related issues


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position opening
ASL Specialist
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, Massachusetts

Seeking ASL SPECIALIST to provide ASL assessment and instructional 
support to all age levels.  

Requires BA/BS degree and experience teaching ASL classes.

Functions and responsibilities include working with teachers and 
support staff to develop and teach ASL goals for classroom 
based instruction and individual student needs.

Competitive salary, full range of benefits.  

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Fax: 508/875-9203


position opening
ASL Program Director
Goshen College
Goshen Indiana

Goshen College seeks Program Director/Instructor for growing 
American Sign Language and Interpreting major/minor to begin 
fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.  

Responsibilities include teaching upper level ASL-English
Interpreting and related courses; oversight of internships; 
and continued program development.  PhD preferred, Master's 
degree required, in linguistics, education, sign language 
interpreting or related field; multicultural experience 
preferred; ASLTA certification or working toward 

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students 
dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, 
sensitive and responsible Christians.  

It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs.  As a 
ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to 
integrate Christian values with educational and professional 

Goshen College has adopted five core values around which 
programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate 
Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; 
and (5) Global Citizens. 

To apply, see the position announcement at:


call for nominations
Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY 

The Board of Trustees of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf seeks an experienced and proven innovative administrator to 
join us and lead as Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lexington has served the Deaf and hard of hearing community of the 
New York Metropolitan area since 1864, as a leading educational, 
advocacy, vocational and social service agency. 

The Lexington Board of Trustees is seeking a leader for this 
multi-faceted agency consisting of the following:

1. The Lexington School for the Deaf which is a privately run school 
funded mainly by the state of New York with a 140+ year history of 
educational excellence and innovation. The school's enrollment of 
approximately 340 students, infants through 21 years, makes it the 
largest school for the Deaf in the state of New York.

2. The Lexington Center for Mental Health Services which includes an 
outpatient clinic and specializes in infant, child, adult and family 

3. The Lexington Vocational Services Center which offers supported 
employment and independent living skills to Deaf and hard of hearing 
adults throughout the metropolitan area.

4. The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, which provides audiological 
and speech services to the community including an Early Intervention 
Program for families with young children who are Deaf or hard of 

5. The Lexington Child Care Center which operates a Universal Pre-K 
program for children in the local community.

6. The Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation, which serves as the 
fundraising arm of Lexington Center.

Scope of Duties:

1. The Superintendent/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees and is 
responsible for the orderly management and supervision of all 
aspects of the operation of the Lexington School and Center for the 

2. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for the strategic planning, 
financial management, development and evaluation of all programs.

3. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for establishing and 
cultivating relationships between and among all stakeholders including 
employees, families, inter-affiliate relations, government agencies 
and the public.

4. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for developing and managing 
fundraising strategies to maintain and expand revenues from government 
and private sectors.


1. Experienced and proven Senior Executive capable of providing strong 
leadership and managing/supervising multiple functions (finance, 
information technology, operations, educational instruction, 
development, and outreach, etc.), with responsibility for 10 direct 
reports and a total staff of approximately 350.

2. Certified or eligible for certification as a New York State School 

3. Experience preferred, but not required, in the field of education 
and social services programs for individuals with hearing disabilities. 
The ability to identify, evaluate and initiate a wide range of 
contemporary services for the Deaf and hard of hearing individuals is 
also preferred.

4. Fluent in American Sign Language.

Qualified candidates should submit resume with salary requirements by 
U.S. Postal mail to:

Claudia Gordon, Esq., Chairperson, Search Committee
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
30th Ave. & 75th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Or via email to

Call For Nominations will close November 30, 2009


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 , 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)



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:

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:


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


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 

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 

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

 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for 

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
You may email your application package to

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

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

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

10 Months, Tenure-Track Position 

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.

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 

MINIMUM SALARY   $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical 
insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
You may email your application package to

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

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



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:


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 

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

You may also apply on line at

Position is open until filled


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

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 

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 

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

- Assistant Director of Residential Services

- Residential Advisor

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf)

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)


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

- Teacher - Middle School Science


(updated September 20th)


-  Job Developer/Interpreter - 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:

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



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