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DeafDigest – 29 March 2009

DeafDigest Gold – March 29, 2009

Gold edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/choice.htm

Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

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“Hands of My Father” at Harris Communications

The book “Hands of My Father”(B1131), is now on sale at Harris
Communications. By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron
Uhlberg’s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing
son of deaf parents, and his life in a world that he found
unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it.

This is a memoir filled with stories about growing up not just
as the child of two deaf people, but as a book-loving,
mischievous, tree-climbing kid during the eventful period that
spanned the Depression, the War and the early fifties.

Buy now for only $19.00, regularly $23.00.

Sale ends April 2, 2009.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/link/?www.harriscomm.com?sr=ddg032909

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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)

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week
This is the Deaf Film Festival season; already we
are seeing postings on various web sites of several
Deaf Film Festivals here and there in USA.
These Deaf Film Festivals show deaf-made,
deaf-acted films.
One such film “Deaf Ghost” – is being
featured at a Film Festival. Not a Deaf Film
Festival, but a hearing Film Festival in
Great Britain.

The new Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services at Boston University is Jeannette Ocampo Welch.
She goes by JO and her first day on the job is
April 1st. She replaces Deanna Ammon, who has
moved on.

DeafDigest does not know if Dean Rhodes-Brandon,
who is 17 years old, is deaf or hearing. The
newspaper story about him did not say if he is
deaf or hearing.
Anyway, he is a finalist for the Make Your Mark
Enterprising Young Brits top honor. He came up
with a web site that lists movies with subtitles
at local movie houses.
This concept is nothing new in USA – but it
is something new in Great Britain.

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updated every Monday

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TAKE 20% OFF ACCESS 4 ALARM CLOCK IN MARCH AT WCI!

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all month with 20% off
the multifunctional Access 4 Alarm Clock and Telephone
Signaler.

Features include a bright flashing LED light and reading
lamp, extra loud audible alarm and battery backup all for
20% off.

The luck of the Irish runs out at the end of March
and so is this sale. Order now! Call 1-800-233-9130
(V/TTY) or go to:

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(use code WCID309 when ordering).

To receive our catalog, email us at mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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Digital TV Transition by June 12

Are you confused about what is required to make the switch to
digital TV?

Are you having trouble with closed captioning?

You can get your answers and assistance through CSD’s Digital TV
(DTV) Help Center. DTV Help Center is specially designed to handle
calls from deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities.

You can reach us through videophone with signing representatives,
TTY, AIM, e-mail or simply call our voice number through any relay
service, including Captel.

CSD’s DTV Help Center is open 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As many people are finding out, they turn on the TV one day, and
there is nothing to watch except white noise – where did the
channels go?

Also, people are finding closed captioning problems after they
make the switch to digital TV – what went wrong?

If you have questions, concerns or are frustrated about the DTV
transition or closed captioning, call the CSD DTV Help
Center.

Don’t be left with just static on your TV – call today!

Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)

TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273)

Email: mailto:DTVHelp@c-s-d.org

Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519
Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV or DTV04.CSD.TV

AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008
For information about CSD, go to http://www.c-s-d.org

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A MANAGER AT TARGET
We shop often at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Sears, etc.
These stores have different departments. These departments
have supervisory managers.
Do we know of a deaf person that is a supervisory
manager at any of these department stores?
There is a deaf supervisory manager of a Target store
in California. He graduated from a school for the deaf
and did not go to college, but he was able to get
promoted to supervisory manager.
It is not an easy job. He supervises three different
departments at Target. He orders merchandise; he takes
inventory and also supervises his own employees in these
three departments.

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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology – 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its
2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign
environment. Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction
with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most
professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in
Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY)
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing — (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering — (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19,
2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18. PHP 6 and MySQL 5; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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A CHOICE BETWEEN GALLAUDET OR NTID OR HEARING COLLEGE?
Many deaf students in high schools that want to go
to college have three choices – go to Gallaudet,
go to NTID or go to a hearing college.
Which choice is best? It is up to the student
to make the choice.
For one residential school student, the choice
was made easier for her. She attended a hearing
college part time while she was a senior in
high school.
After one “frustrating” semester at a hearing
college, she quickly eliminated the hearing college
as a choice, and was left with two choices –
Gallaudet or NTID!
She was lucky to be able to make an easier choice
before graduating from residential school.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/choice.htm

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

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Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278.
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A GEICO HORROR STORY
Last week DeafDigest ran a video, saying that the GEICO
famous Caveman ad was inappropriate because these characters
used sign language to communicate for thousands and thousands
of years before realizing vocal chords could be used for
communications.
An interpreter shared with DeafDigest a GEICO horror story.
GEICO gave the interpreter a 2-week contract. To comply with
the contract, the interpreter hired other interpreters
for this 2-week assignment.
At the last minute, GEICO backed out of the contract, saying
they found a “cheaper” interpreter. The angry interpreter
had to pay other interpreters to compensate for giving up their
own assignments.
The local GEICO office would not budge. The interpreter,
going one up, wrote a letter to Warren Buffett, the famous
investor.
Why Buffett? He is a part owner of GEICO. Upon reading the
letter Buffett ordered his office to pay the interpreter!
Said the angry interpreter:

Of course GEICO will never attempt to hire me again, but my
insurance is with another company.

AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM WEDDINGS IN OHIO
In Ohio, when deaf people want to marry, they have
options – to be married by a person that does not
know sign language or by someone that knows sign
language.
The law says:

only judges, ordained or licensed ministers, mayors
and the superintendent of the state school for
the deaf may perform weddings

Superintendent of a state school for the deaf?
Yes. Ed Corbett told DeafDigest he has performed
four weddings in his 19 years with the school!

CITY HALL HELPING A DEAF ATHLETE
A deaf athlete needed some funds to take part in
the Deaflympics. Her private fund raising efforts
failed.
Normally she would stay home, utterly disappointed
at the opportunity to represent her nation.
Well, the Cumbria County Council stepped in
and donated her with some funds.
Where is Cumbria County Council? Somewhere in
USA? Nope, it is in Great Britain!
Can’t happen in USA? That is correct.

A COMIC BOOK THAT IS REQUIRED READING
Many scholars dismiss comic books as frivolous
reading. DeafDigest believes that comic books help
the deaf improve on their vocabulary and on their
grammar.
Anyway, at Northern Kentucky University, a
required reading is comic book works of David Mack,
not deaf.
What about it? One of the characters he uses
in one of his comic books is Maya Lopez, who is
portrayed as a deaf martial artist that performs
under the name Echo.
Nice that college students may learn of ways
of the deaf by reading all about that deaf
martial artist.

DEAF COOK OFFS
We are always watching these foodie programs on
cable TV network – these cook offs – the best cake,
the best chili, the best ribs, and so on.
In the Deaf Community, we do have our Deaf Cook
offs. The latest cook off is staged by South
Carolina Association of the Deaf – asking for
competing deaf chefs to feature their best chili
and/or wings recipes.
Just always hoping we will see deaf contestants
on these TV cook offs.

DROWNING IN RESUMES
Because economy is bad, human resources people
are forever drowning in resumes.
Landing this job becomes a priority for deaf job seekers
as they compete against desperate hearing job seekers.
Human resources people are telling DeafDigest that
when the pile of resumes get too high, they just
scan these through. But while they scan they look
for something that sticks out, or in other words,
something that leaps off the page.
DeafDigest editor has known of a number of
individuals that have landed jobs because of something
in the resume that caught the attention of these
weary human resources people.

FOR THE HEARING: HOW TO USE AN INTERPRETER?
Many hearing clients do not know how to use an
interpreter when communicating with a deaf person.
The web link below offers an explanation:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1569062/tips_on_using_a_sign_language_interpreter.html?cat=3

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he was recognized for overcoming his chronically deaf condition

This comment was written up in a newspaper story.

The dictionary defines the word “chronically” as a condition
that recurs from time to time. Does this mean this deaf person
becomes a hearing person for a short time before lapsing into
deafness, and then to become hearing again and deaf again?

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30th World’s Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings. Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally
known presenters are featured.

Check http://www.DrSign.com for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com –
Consider “Oh See, Can You Say?” by Maureen Longo Tuccelli. She shows how
to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter Cook. This
75-minute DVD is excellent for ITP teachers and students!

“Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles
and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This
is a 55-minute DVD.

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run is scheduled July 1-26,
2009.

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 2009?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Researchers at University of Sheffield (OK), saying it
is a breakthrough, said they have come up with a stem
cell therapy that will help treat deafness.
A Deaf Breakthrough of the Week; next week a new
Deaf Breakthrough, and so on!

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Scott Simser, deaf attorney, Ottawa
http://www.yourottawaregion.com/KanataKourier/article/11295

he’s very active in fighting for more captions in the
Canadian movie houses

Question of the week:

Q. Why aren’t we getting open captioned movies in
our theaters?

A. The ADA as interpreted by these movie houses
only require rear view captions. Deaf captioning
advocates are hoping to change this requirement.

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:

that we have many attorneys that are happy to handle
deaf-related ADA cases.

Many attorneys refuse to accept these cases because of
little monetary reward to them!

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1925 – H. Stewart Smith, Colorado Springs, CO,
passes away. He was a writer for “Field and Stream”
with many articles on hunting and fishing to his
credit. He wrote under his pen name – Bob White.

Before he became a writer, he owned his own candy
store.

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Deaf and the Money:

Q. How much money is deaf pro basketball player
Lance Allred making this season while playing
for Idaho Stampede in the minor league basketball
system?

A. $25,500. Last season he was on the Cleveland
Cavaliers roster for approximately 15 games.
He probably earned $5,400 per game!

DeafNumbers of the Week:

breakdown of deaf students at NTID & RIT

– 55 percent attend classes at NTID
– 45 percent attend classes at RIT

DeafDigest Sports

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

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

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Job opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Reports To: Board of Directors

Salary: Full time and commensurate with experience

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business, Human Service or relevant
field, or equivalent. Must have a minimum of three years management
experience in a non-profit organization. Experience with fundraising and
grant writing, budget and financial management, thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Cultures, fluent in American Sign
Language. Diplomacy and strong people skills, as well as public speaking
ability.

Function:
– Along with the Board of Directors, formulate the plan for achieving the
philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives of Deaf Adult
Services.

– With the Chair of the Board, enable the Board of Directors to fulfill
its governance function.

Responsibilities to Organization Personnel and Programs:
– Ensure the organization’s philosophy and mission is pertinent and
practiced throughout the organization.

– Assume responsibility for the organization’s consistent achievement of
mission and financial objectives. Financial, tax, risk and facilities
management; works with the Financial Committee to recommend a yearly
budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization’s resources
within those budget guidelines.

– Responsible for all staff and organization operations.

– Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization and ensure proper
representation to its various constituencies.

Responsibility to Community:
– Maintains active involvement in, and close relationship to, the Deaf and
Interpreting Community and in selected community activities related to the
agency’s area of practice. Responsible to address concerns or issues that
affect agency, staff or community.

– Develop and maintain liaisons with other community agencies and
organizations.

– Maintains up to date ASL and Interpreting Curriculum and class schedules
for community sign language classes, oversees and evaluates ASL
Instructors.

Send cover letter and resumes, by Wednesday, May 1, 2009, to:

Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Attention: Executive Director, Search Committee, CONFIDENTIAL
2495 Main St,. Suite 347,
Buffalo, NY 14214

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Position Available
Supervising Teacher of the Deaf
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to
interview for a Supervising Teacher of the Deaf position for the
2009-2010 school year.

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential
school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 390+
students with 40% living in the residential halls.

ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to
bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
students.

ISD seeks Supervising Teacher candidate who possesses the following
qualifications/qualities:

– Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher’s License
– 5 years teaching experience REQUIRED
– License in subject area
– Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education
– Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of teaching methods
– Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young adults

– 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(Arrangements can be made for candidates to take the test at ISD.)

– Knowledge of child development and successful educational techniques
– Excellent communication and human-relations skills
– Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles
– PREFERRED: Administration License K-12

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/jobs – Use the “Employment
and Careers” link.

This position will be posted from: 3/22/09 – 5/24/09

If you have any questions please contact our Human Resources Department
via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:

mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us

Mission Statement: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes
academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

– High School Graduation Coach
http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc

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

– Reading Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc

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

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

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

– HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

– Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

– Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

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

– Teacher – Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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position opening
Telecommunications Program Administrator
North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and
the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

Vacancy #4451-0067-2500-032, Closing Date: April 3, 2009
Salary Grade: 72, Salary Range: $41,173 – $67,369
Description

This position is located in the North Carolina Division of Services
for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) Administration Office in
Raleigh, North Carolina.

This position serves as a telecommunications relay service (TRS)
administrator and develops/monitors the contract with a Relay Vendor
ensuring full compliance with the terms of the contract and state and
federal regulations. This position also administers the
Telecommunication equipment Distribution Program (TEDP) that provides
telecommunication equipment to eligible North Carolina residents. This
position supervises six employees (One TEDP Coordinator and Five
Assistants). As a member of the Division’s Executive Management team,
this position participates in the Division’s policy development and
strategic planning process for Relay, Equipment Distribution and
Outreach Services.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
– Experience in the areas of Management and Supervision, Budget
Management, Strategic Planning, Policy and Contract Development,
Contract Administration, Training and Public Speaking Knowledge.

– Knowledge of State and Federal Laws pertaining to Relay and
Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Services.

– Extensive Knowledge and Experience with Deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Deaf-Blind and Speech-Impaired Service Needs and Provision.

– Extensive Knowledge of Telecommunications Needs and Resources for
Service Population.

– Experience with the Operation and Use of Relay Services.
– Strong Interpersonal and Team Work Skills Critical
– Management Preference
– Ability to Communicate in Sign Language

– Experience with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) processes,
including Filing Comments and Complaints.

Training and Experience:
– Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf OR
Education for the Deaf AND
Two Years of Experience in a Deaf AND/OR Rehabilitation Program AND
having Total Manual Communications Skills OR
Graduation from a Four Year College or University with a Degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling OR Education for the Deaf and Four Years
Experience in a Deaf AND/OR Rehabilitation Program AND
Having Total Manual Communications skills; OR an Equivalent
Combination of Training AND Experience with Total Manual
Communication Skills

Interested persons should submit the following to the Human Resource
office by 5:00pm on the closing date:

The official posting can be found at DSDHH’s website:
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/
Click on “Job Vacancies” in the Hot Topics box.

A complete North Carolina State application (PDF107)
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app, “Resumes” in lieu of
State applications ARE NOT accepted.

Applications may be mailed to:
DSDHH,
Attn: Brenda Raing,
2301 Mail Service Center,
Raleigh, NC 27699-2301

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Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, Norwalk, Pacoima,
Santa Ana, CA

– Placement Coordinator – Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Administrative Assistant (Long Term temporary position) – Cypress
(OCDEAF)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website:

Home

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
Fax #: (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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News of the Week:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Brenda Keller
who departed us.
Brenda was in charge of the Post Office, the Cafeteria
and the Snack Bar on the Gallaudet campus.
Said a person who knew her:

Easily one of the most stressful jobs on campus, but she
always did it with a smile, a laugh, and kind words for
everyone. A practical person she was, a trademark was
a pencil stashed onto her hair, at the ready to write
down notes or to communicate with a non-ASL person.

Her son was a firefighter, his firehouse stationed
on the Gallaudet campus, on the fringes.
She will be sorely missed by everyone on the
Gallaudet campus. They all loved her dearly.

At Gallaudet, on the undergraduate and graduate
levels, there is a number of deaf-related majors.
And at NTID, there are two deaf-related majors, plus
a certificate program in Deaf Studies for students that
major in something else. And going one up, RIT offers
ASL and Deaf Studies courses; and a new minor in ASL
Studies will be coming up soon.
Now, with what Gallaudet and NTID/RIT offers,
it is interesting to see the announcement by
University of Bristol’s Centre for Deaf Studies of a
new masters major in Deafhood Studies.
DeafDigest editor is not quite sure if there is a
difference between deaf-related majors at Gallaudet
and NTID/RIT and the newly launched Deafhood Studies
in Great Britain.
Perhaps diversity leads to interesting, but different
viewpoints on Deaf Culture and Deafhood!

Maple Woods Community College, in Missouri, may close
up its sign language interpreting program, leaving
Johnson County Community College as the only one in
the metro area.
Why may it close up? Low enrollment is the reason.
Low enrollment in bad economy when demand for
interpreters is at an unparalleled high.
Something is not right.

Gallaudet University’s Theatre Arts Department presents
URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL

on April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8:00 pm.

and

April 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 2:00 pm.

in Elstad Auditorium. All performances are open captioned.

URINETOWN, directed by Monique Holt, is a hilarious tale of
greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when
water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city,
a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year draught, has
led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The
citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single
malevolent company that profits by charging admission for
one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero
decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them
all to freedom!

Appropriate for patrons 12 years old and up.

Tickets:
– Full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the unit fee – one
free ticket with ID;

– non-Gallaudet students with ID: $10 online, $12 at the Box Office
Window;

– adults: $15 online, $20 at the Box Office Window;

– groups of 10 or more people, send email or call. For more
information, visit the Theatre Arts Dept. website.

Phone: (202) 651-5500 / (202) 651-5502 TTY
Email: mailto:theatre.tickets@gallaudet.edu
Website: http://theatrearts.gallaudet.edu
Buy Tickets: http://theatre-arts-department.ticketleap.com

URINETOWN (Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman/Book and Lyrics Greg
Kotis) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre
International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are
also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019;
www.MTIShows.com

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SIGN LANGUAGE AT THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
For many years, the brokers at the American Stock
Exchange used special sign language to communicate
buy and sell orders with each other. Sign language
is no longer used because of computers.
Many years ago, two Coda brokers worked at the
American Stock Exchange. One day they used ASL to
chat with each other on the trading floor for a
few minutes.
The American Stock Exchange managers were upset
about it, and these two Coda brokers were told
never again to use ASL on the trading floor.
These managers were afraid that other brokers
would think the Codas were using ASL as a code to
hide their buy and sell instructions!
American Stock Exchange is no more. It was
purchased by New York Stock Exchange and the
name was changed.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/tradingfloor.htm

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of each DeafDigest edition)

A PERFECT JOB FOR THE DEAF
For us, the deaf, many jobs are not
perfect. These jobs require communications
with hearing people. We try to communicate
with hearing people by written notes, by
gestures, by lipreading, etc.
But there is a perfect job, and it
requires a lot of sign language skills!
It is Scuba Diving classes. Scuba
divers, while under water, communicate
by sign language.
A deaf man in England has been employed
as a Scuba trainer, using underwater
sign language, to train his hearing students.
For him, it is a perfect job.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/perfect.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Poker Tournament

No-Limit Texas Hold’Em

Host:
Deaf Seniors of America

Event:
Poker Tournament; No Limit-Texas Hold’Em/ all in,
for all comers; deaf and hearing players; must be 21 years or
older to play.

When?
June 23, 2009 – 7 pm

Where?
Binion’s Horseshoe Gambling Hall & Hotel
128 East Fremont
Las Vegas, Nevada

entry fees?
$200 per player,(no buy in), $140 prize pool,
$40 to Binion’s for administration and $20 to DSA.

Comments:
This tournament will be hosted at Binion’s Gambling Hall where
it made poker famous. It is located in historical heart of
downtown. Binion’s is where the famous “World Series of Poker”
originated. Since Las Vegas is the poker capital of the world,
you will feel the magnitude of this one as it has the
“major league” status. no wonder it is so popular here.

committee:
We are anxious to have you enjoy the unique and exciting
experience in the world of poker. It is your chance to
come home as a winner. See you all in “Viva Las Vegas”.

For more information, go to:

http://www.dsa2009.us/poker.pdf

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THE STRANGEST REFERRAL EVER
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Maryland
was created not that too many years ago by an act of
legislation.
And it stands as one of the strangest referrals ever.
As the bill weaved its way through the legislative system,
one committee referred it to the Environmental Matters
Committee.
Environmental Matters concern itself with pollution and
greening issues. Since when is deafness considered an
environmental matter?

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CARELESS NEWSPAPER REPORTING
On a Massachusetts newspaper web site it said that
a local program on hearing loss will feature a speaker,
a local woman, from Self Help for Hard of Hearing. It also
said she has formed Self Help for Hard of Hearing as a
national group!
This is careless reporting. The Self Help for Hard of Hearing
has been renamed Hearing Loss Association of America three
years ago. And the person who founded Hearing Loss Association
of America was the late Rocky Stone, way back in 1979.

TO BE DEAF IN MUMBAI
The city of Mumbai, in India, was formerly known as Bombay.
Approximately 14 million people are residents of Mumbai.
And Mumbai is known to be the commercial and entertainment
hub of India.
This being said, one would think residents of Mumbai
would be enlightened and tolerant of people less fortunate
than they are.
Not necessarily that so. A deaf child living in Mumbai is
not allowed to go out; parents stash the child at home,
hidden from public view.
Shame? Ignorance? Prejudice? All of them possibly!

DEAF TALK OR COP TALK
When deaf people get together, they sometimes talk
in abbreviations. And when cops get together they
also talk in abbreviations.
The cops use numbers. Examples are:

6 – major disturbance
18 – Fire alarm
28 – Sick person

And so on. But when we talk about:

MCE – Manually Coded English
Sim-Com – Simultaneous Communication
TC – Total Communication
AVT – Auditory Verbal Therapy
SSS – Sign-Supported Speech

Then which is worse – deaf talk or cop talk?

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

– Jackie Robinson, pioneering African-American major league
baseball player

– stopped by 47 School for the Deaf (NYC) one afternoon to
donate a brand new hearing aid to a deaf student whose
family could not afford it

The student was thrilled to be getting a free hearing aid.
Sad to say, he rarely used it; it lay collecting dust
in his bedroom at his home, rarely wearing it at school.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

witnessing Coda children interpreting for their deaf parents
on complex deals (house buying, car buying, etc)

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

If a realtime captioner or a CART provider encounters a word
that he or she believes may not be in his or her dictionary,
the captioner has to make a choice in a split second of what
to do.

If the captioner writes the word phonetically on the steno
machine and it is not in the dictionary, it may come up as
something very confusing to the consumer.

However, captioners and CART providers are not nearly as fast
at fingerspelling words letter by letter as they are when
writing phonetically.

For example, if a CART writer was writing along and encountered
the word “decibel,” he or she might question if that word has
come up before and whether or not it was in the computer
dictionary.

If the captioner went ahead and wrote it phonetically and it
wasn’t in the dictionary, it might come up something like
“December bell” or “did he say bell.”

If the captioner decided not to phonetically write that word,
then he or she might attempt to fingerspell it, but some
captioners are quicker at fingerspelling than others, and it
may appear as though there was a delay in the captioning.

if you have a question on any of the CART issues, do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

it will be forwarded to the CART operator for a possible response
in this weekly DeafDigest section.

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THINGS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT IN AMERICA

Beekeeping

We’ve had a few deaf beekeepers in the past

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Crash course on the Digital Television Transition

This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:

I have a portable analog TV that I use on camping trips and it
uses batteries, not electricity. What about converter boxes that
use electricity? I’m concerned about being able to get weather
reports during storms.

Answer:

While many converter boxes do require electricity, there are
some available that use batteries. One example is
Winegard’s battery-powered RCDT09A DTV converter box.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/10/03/winegards-battery-powered-rcdt09a-dtv-converter-box-gets-review/

A more extensive article about battery-operated converter
boxes can be found at this link:

http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/digital-transition-answers/2008/10/the_wonders_of_a_batterypowere.php

DTV Update:

AmeriCorps < http://www.americorps.org/ > is partnering with the FCC
to help consumers physically hook up their converter boxes or
antennas in their homes.

See the release by the FCC:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-289629A1.txt

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Lefties vs righties? Deaf lefties vs deaf righties?
Hearing lefties vs hearing righties? Who is more prone
to deafness – lefties or righties?
A team of researchers conducted a survey that was
posted on a medical web site.
Conclusion – lefties are a bit more “deafier” than
righties.
DeafDigest editor is a lefty and he is deaf. Is being
a lefty a reason why he is deaf?
DeafDigest editor does not believe it, only because
a huge majority of deaf people are righties!

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Minnesota

case:
countercharges of assault involving a deaf son
and a hearing father; son was upset that parents
could not understand what he was saying, and
pushed the table at his mother. The enraged
father then pulled out a pistol on his
son. A scuffled ensued, and both the deaf son
and the hearing father were arrested on
separate assault charges

result:
stay tuned!

comment:
the hearing father is 78 years old; the deaf son
is 54 years old; interesting to see that the
parents, of so many years of raising their deaf
son, could not understand what he was saying.
So sad, and so unnecessary.

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. I have read about The ADA Amendments Act.
Exactly what is this all about?

A. It has two parts –

(a) it prevents accommodation claims in regarded-as cases; and

(b) its legislative history confirms that the entire ADA should
be broadly construed in favor of people with disabilities and
their rights

Shirley Glassman’s Captioning Blooper of the Week:

they are looking for sheet meddle (metal) workers

…..

What became of?

Quimby Cassius Reynolds
Wilmington, NC

– past
deaf owner of Reynolds Auto Body Shop, in
business for so many years

– present
currently 88 years old, he has just featured his
exhibit of art works at a local gallery; he has
been painting for 20 years with 300 paintings to
his collection. He still works part time at his
own Auto Body shop!

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with “past” and
“present” details

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Eliot Spitzer, the Attorney General for the state
of New York, has disagreed with the provisions of ADA
which stipulate interpreting services for the deaf. He is
claiming Congress infringed on states’ rights.

(Eliot Spitzer? DeafDigest seems to recall he was involved
in something embarrassing not too long time ago????)

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Bad news for philatelists that want personalized postage
stamps, just like these vanity automobile license tags.
The US Postal Service said no to such personalized stamps.
What this means that stamps honoring our Deaf Heroes such
as Frederick C. Schreiber, Malcolm Norwood, Robert Weitbrecht
are no-no’s.

…..

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Come April 16th, Dilbert, this famous comic book
character, made his debut.

As we all know, Dilbert is the hapless employee
in a terrible workplace where fellow employees
and bosses commit idiotic acts.

Are we all Deaf Dilberts in a Deafphobia workplace?
Hope not!

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s pet peeve:

A customer, whom you transferred to a different office
because management asked you to choose ten cases to transfer
due to your high caseload, contacts you seven months after
the transfer to see if you know about her vocational
evaluation results. You find out that this customer had her
case closed the month after you transferred her because she
did not contact her new counselor!

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immediate opening
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist (CTRS)
National Deaf Academy
Mt. Dora, FL

National Deaf Academy a 132 bed residential treatment center serving
Deaf, hard of hearing and autistic children, adolescents and adults
has an immediate opening for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation
Therapist (CTRS).

Responsibilities include planning, directing and organizing
recreational programs, assessments and documentation.

Fluent in American Sign Language preferred, however willing to train
the right candidate. BA in Therapeutic Recreation or related field
& current CTRS required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy
19650 US Hwy 441
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com
Phone: 352-735-9500
Fax: 352-735-4939

EOE

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position opening
Clinical Social Worker – Deaf Unit
Westborough State Hospital
Metro Suburban Area; about an hour west of Boston

Full-time opportunity exists for a caring and compassionate
hearing or deaf individual to join the clinical team on a
unique deaf unit within Westborough State Hospital, a JCAHO
accredited facility.

The deaf unit at Westborough is a state-wide resource with
rapid admissions and discharges.

Specialty Social Work services are needed. Social Workers on
this unit must be fluent in ASL and culturally competent in
the Deaf Culture.

In addition, incumbents in this position must have specialized
knowledge of the clinical needs of deaf persons with psychiatric
problems including competence in providing psychotherapy to
deaf individuals and their families. Takes initiative in
formulating and implementing comprehensive treatment plans.
Provides family services as needed including family assessments,
living/home assessments, family therapy and counseling.

Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, tuition
remission, vacation, retirement, free parking.

Salary Range: $45,353 – $61,873

Resumes to:
Office of Health, Human Resources,
Metro Suburban Area,
Attn: Carolyn Burnett,
Box 288, Lyman St.,
Westborough, MA 01581

or Email:
mailto:dmhhrms@massmail.state.ma.us

EEO/AA/MF/V/D Employer

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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Westborough State Hospital
Metro Suburban Area; about an hour west of Boston

Seeking part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs./wk) for
a specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for deaf persons in
Westborough, Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston.

This is an excellent position for an experienced interpreter
with excellent ASL skills who has, (or wants to develop), a
specialization in mental health interpreting.

Candidates must be state screened for interpreting and
transliterating or hold national certification. RID or NAD
certification preferred.

Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, tuition
remission, vacation, retirement, free parking.

Salary Range: $21,669 to $29,440

Resumes to:
Office of Health, Human Resources,
Attn: Carolyn Burnett,
Metro Suburban Area,
Box 288, Lyman St.,
Westborough, MA 01581

or Email mailto:dmhhrms@massmail.state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Manager, Disability Services
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, IL

What if inspiring students was part of your workday?

Renowned for excellence in teaching and learning, William Rainey
Harper College has been enriching lives through learning for more
than 40 years.

Located in Palatine, IL, Harper is the community college for
Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

We’re looking for dynamic administrators who appreciate our respect
for innovation in the classroom. You’ll be recognized and rewarded
for your creativity, vision, and drive. Employees at Harper thrive
in a supportive, diverse environment; enjoy excellent benefits; and
find inspiration in our ever changing campus setting which features
a center for multicultural learning, library, full calendar of cultural
events, and a wellness/fitness center.

Most importantly, you’ll be empowered to affect positively our
students’ educations, and possibly change some lives in the process.

It’s time to inspire.

Harper College is currently seeking applications for the Manager,
Disability Services position.

The successful candidate will manage and direct the daily work and
future directions of the operational components of Access and
Disability Services, including accommodations (note takers, readers,
scribes, interpreters and business functions).

You will also develop, revise and implement procedures and standards;
monitor and recommend budget proposals and staffing patterns needed
to meet department/College objectives; and provide institutional
consultation about academic and physical accommodation needs.

Requirements:

* Masters Degree in Higher Education, Disability Services,
Rehabilitation or Counseling.

* 3-5 years previous work experience in an educational/college
setting in Disability Services

* Knowledge of key legislation (Rehab Act, ADA, state regulations)
related to disability and of the functional impact of various
disabling conditions

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Prior grant management experience is desirable

* Knowledge of the Deaf community and American Sign Language
fluency are highly desirable

View additional job duties, benefit details and complete our required
online application at: https://jobs.harpercollege.edu

Harper College is an EOE. Women, ethnic minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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position openings
– Residential Counselors
– Case Managers
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you!

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (FT & PT positions) This position provides
direct client services including encouraging client independence in
areas such as skills in daily living and community integration.  The
candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid
drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.

– CASE MANAGERS: (FT position) This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community.
The qualified candidate shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human
Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12 credit hours in
social science with 2 years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess
service needs of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum
of care; develop service plans; independent living skills
instructions, advocate for access to public & private services and
programs such as medical, vocational and other services.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com
or Fax: 215-884-9774

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(updated 3/29/09)

Employment vacancies
– Interpreter for the Deaf (2 open positions)
– School Educator I
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position opening
Smoky Mountain Center
Clinical Counselor
Central Region/ Morganton, NC

Clinical counselor is part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
that provides behavioral health assessment, clinical treatment,
case management and advocacy services to deaf and hard of hearing
persons in a 27-county service area.

Clients served will be children, adolescents and adults with a
broad range of diagnoses of hearing. Clients will be referred from
throughout the 27-county catchment area by any of a wide array of
organizations and agencies that have identified the need for the
specialized services delivered by this program.

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work or an
appropriate human services field and must have a professional
license or be license eligible.

Due to the population served by this position, applicants must be
proficient in American Sign Language.

Prefer experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Grade/Step to be determined by qualifications and classification
of applicant

Position is 100% FTE with comprehensive benefits. This is a non –
exempt position

Open until filled

Send a NC State Application to:
Smoky Mountain Center,
Department of Human Resources,
44 Bonnie Lane,
Sylva, NC 28779.

to get the NC State application form, click on:
http://www.smokymountaincenter.com/employment.asp

and click again on:
Microsoft Word Application Extension

Smoky Mountain Center is an EO, AA employer.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
location of vacancy – Macon, Dublin, Valdosta, Columbus and
the Metro Atlanta area

for position description and application procedures, click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/gavr.DOC

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(updated 3/29/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

– Job Developer & Interpreter
Fremont

– Job Developer & Interpreter
San Francisco

for any of the above positions, please click on:
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55&Itemid=51

and click on the position you are seeking

CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATOR (FULL-TIME)
DCARA SAN LEANDRO OFFICE

E-Mail All Applications to mailto:hr@dcara.org

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