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DeafDigest Gold – September 6, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 6, 2009

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Superintendent Dennis Russell was offered a buy out and took it and is now retired. To fill in the void, Ron Goodwin, 6 years of retirement, is back in the saddle, albeit on an interim. Who will be the permanent superintendent? Possibly after the November elections, the state government will deal with this issue. .. We have heard of the phrase "the dog barking at the wrong tree." The deaf people of Georgia have wanted their two schools for the deaf get the money that state superintendent Kathy Cox have promised them. Her husband's business setback has dragged her into the bankruptcy court, where the judge may decide that the money go to the creditors instead of the schools, as she promised. An activist is saying the deaf community is barking at the wrong tree, and that the right tree is the office of Judge and Bankruptcy trustee, Gary W. Brown. .. The fashion business is ultra competitive. And we have had a number of deaf clothing designers. The latest one is Christopher King, Liverpool, England, who is coming up with a new label that will be displayed at a fashion show. .. Attention: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) employees If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997, please read the announcement posted in the Blue edition. There is a proposed final settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. .. Deaf Group Home at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM Deaf Group Home at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM for Deaf Youth - education support services - clinical services - job skills training - employment support - life skills training - school to work transition planning - community involvement - recreational outings & entertainment for more information, email or click on: .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: 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: for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: 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 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 .............................................................. SIGN LANGUAGE ON TENNIS COURT Belgium had two famous hearing tennis players - Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. Belgium has 3 languages - Dutch, French and German. Justine spoke French. Kim spoke Dutch. They met each other for the first time at the age of 10., When they were on the same doubles team, they had to communicate with each other in sign language. Both women are now older and they both can speak English, and they have stopped signing to each other! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A MOVIE HOUSE MANAGER IN A NEWSPAPER STORY A newspaper had a story about a movie house manager. The story said that every day he is busy - counting ticket sales, counting candy and popcorn sales, giving duties to his staff, checking newspapers to make sure movie titles and times are correct, etc, etc, etc. The newspaper did not mention one thing - that he should make sure that captions will work with the films that he would show at the movie house. DeafDigest worried that hearing people think captions are not important! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars? * Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office Do you dislike braces that has wires? * Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor Crooked Teeth Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do you need emergency denture repair? * Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day Are you scared of needles for new fillings? * Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other treatments? * The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than Conventional Needle Technique * Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office? * Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent Contamination to Patients Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least two times a year? * Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm * One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs? Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language: Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun * Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency If you have any more questions, contact us at for Dr. Bo Byun or for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. Our website is .............................................................. GALLAUDET, AS TV ACTOR Was there an actor, whose last name was Gallaudet? Yes, the first name was John. He acted during the fifties, with a listing of Alfred Hitchcock movies and TV shows to his credit. Was he related to the famous Gallaudet family? Yes, but as one Gallaudet family member said: The bottom line is that after 6 or 7 generations we're hardly related PASSING BY THE HSBC ARENA DeafDigest editor spent the Labor Day weekend in Buffalo, NY, attending a family wedding. Driving through, he passed by the HSBC Arena, and as a matter of coincidence, he had to smile. HSBC reached a deal with the New York Attorney General to better serve the deaf credit card holders that use the relay service. The agreement was made this week. Perhaps HSBC thought they were not accountable to ADA for one simple reason, it is headquartered in London. Just cannot get away with it in USA. A SIGN AT A BUFFALO HOTEL Staying at a hotel in Buffalo, the lobby had a sign that was visible and clear to anyone. The sign said: ADA assistance provided upon request DeafDigest editor have stayed at many hotels over the years, and it was the first time he saw such a posting! TO BE DEAF AT THE NIAGARA FALLS The Niagara Falls is the world's most popular tourist site. It may be a blessing for deaf tourists. It may also not be a blessing for hearing tourists. Noise generated by the falls is so deafening, whereas we, the deaf, are so unaware! HOT LINE PHONE The park lands that oversee the American side of the Niagara Falls have many phone booths. These are the Emergency Crisis Hot Line telephones. Only one thing is wrong - it not designed for the deaf that may be in need of assistance. HEARING AID VS CI (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? Compare the hearing you have in your better ear and in your worst ear. How good is the better ear hearing as opposed to your worst ear hearing? If you are missing words with your better ear, then chances are that a CI is the best bet. TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS (series to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) On a pizza run, I knocked on the door and the customer opened quickly came up with a knife in his hand. Alarmed I pointed to my ear, indicating my deafness and then pointed at the pizza box, indicating the delivery he asked for. Luckily for me, he put the knife away! (Why did he point the knife at me? Possibly because I could not respond after knocking on the door and being asked who I was) If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an interesting tale, please share it with: .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? A newspaper ran a story like this: Under his leadership, Mississippi opened its first mental hospital and established an asylum for the deaf and speechless An asylum for the deaf and speechless? Many deaf people can speak so why are we speechless? .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 . 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 - A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle benefit run. See,5143,705315218,00.html for an article from a newspaper. See for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! A recent survey on hearing losses, came to the conclusion that denials are not confined to older individuals. Many younger individuals also deny their own hearing losses! .. DeafLibrary Page of the Week What was the approximate hearing loss breakdown as compiled from the 2000 Census? Click on: (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Dummy Burke World's Heavyweight boxing champion, 19th century not exactly a picture but a reasonable resemblance .. Question of the week: Q. Is it the responsibility of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee to select the next Gallaudet president? A. No. Its responsibility is to give the Gallaudet board of trustees a short list of presidential candidates. The responsibility of selecting the president lies with the board of trustees. send your questions to the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: that everyone is happy with the short list of Gallaudet presidential candidates .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1948 - Archie Stack graduates from Gallaudet. He was the only Gallaudet student to be drafted to fight in World War II. After war he returned to Gallaudet to resume his studies. .. Deaf and the Money: Could an interpreter volunteer his time and claim deduction on taxes? Yes, for mileage, tolls, parking, lodging and transportation. No, for the cost of time in volunteering .. DeafNumbers of the Week: 18 number of years required to compile one ASL dictionary .. DeafDigest Sports to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on: DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ritlogo 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 ) - 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 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 ) - 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 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341 Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), Fall 2009. Graduate degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related field required. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise required, publications, service. Letter of interest, CV, referee list or 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (all electronic preferred) to: Dr. Debra D. Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, Box 2147, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341. Email acknowledgements. SHSU is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plan employer. Classes available immediately include: ASL 141 TT 8-9:20 ASL 141 TT 9:30-10:50 ASL 142 TT 12:30-1:50 ASL 263 TT 11-12:30 ASL 263 TT 2-3:20 ASL 264 TT 3:30-4:50 FL 361 Deaf Culture TT 5-6:20 Two hearing, signing, undergraduate TA assistants. Videophone in office. Lab testing with individual cameras. Summer teaching additional pay. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: 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 You may also apply on line at Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions ADVOCATES INC. Framingham, MA Has open positions for: - Direct Care Counselors - Awake Overnight Counselors Full and Part Time positions are available to work in our Deaf programs. If you are interested please go to and fill out an online application under jobs. Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the services we provide work together with the community to ensure that these universal rights are promoted and protected. Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package. Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Seeking Applicants For Faculty Positions (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing students. The department of Science and Mathematics at NTID seeks faculty to teach/tutor deaf and hard of hearing students in the fields of chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics. For detailed job descriptions please visit: RIT Career Zone at and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/ Division. Discipline Job Category IRC# Chemistry Non-tenure track 30317 Chemistry Tenure track 30459 Biology Tenure track 30318 Math/Physics Tenure track 30301 Review of applications will begin Aug 31, 2009 and continue until position is filled. All applicants must apply online at Search under IRC# We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about NTID at RIT visit -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Mental Health Technician National Deaf Academy Mt. Dora, Florida Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities. Requires high school diploma or equivalent. Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred. Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site. FT and Per Diem, all shifts available. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: National Deaf Academy, Attention: Human Resources, 19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. Phone (352)735-9500. EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398 Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (latest update 8/30/09) 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) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (latest update 8/30/09) 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 6th) - 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: If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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