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DeafDigest – 26 September 2010

DeafDigest Gold – September 26, 2010

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrongword/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ciadvocate/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handpalm/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/moviemistake/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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Video Chat Never Looked So Good!

Video chat with America’s newest 4G smartphone, the Samsung Epic[tm]
4G now at the Deaf Pager Store.

Powered by Android[tm], the Samsung Epic includes a Super AMOLED 4″
screen and two cameras: one 5 megapixel camera/camcorder and a
forward facing VGA camera for making video calls via Qik and Fring.

The Deaf Pager Store is the store with the devices and low-cost data
plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

See the Samsung Epic at: http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg092610

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

70 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed
http://deafdigest.com/stephenroldan-2/

A deaf-owned long time business to close
http://deafdigest.com/sorenpetersen/

– Very Hot News

The Michigan School for the Deaf administration supports
the proposed sale of the school campus, a plan that has
caused controversy in the Deaf Community.

School superintendent David Sanderson has already conducted
two meetings in hopes of placating the Deaf Community

It was proposed that a new school be built, possibly
sharing the campus with Powers Catholic HS.

At this point everything is premature and a newspaper
said it is not a done deal.

– Thursday September 23rd

David Buxton, an elected deaf public official in England,
expressed anger upon being told that his peers in his
political party were disinclined to give opportunities
for involvement in politics among the disabled and the deaf.

– Friday September 24th

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned a Coda, Calvin Bowman,
son of Billy and Patsy Bowman, the well-known deaf
couple in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.

Calvin tossed his hat in the ring for the Maryland
Delegate seat (District 8) and is hoping to win the
election in November.

Cal has been a life-long champion and advocate for the deaf community.  Through his work and volunteer efforts as a sign language interpreter, Cal has worked hard to expand opportunity for the deaf community in his district and throughout Maryland.  

He said:
I was raised in the deaf culture and I was there when my parents and family struggled for a fair shake within the political system.  Now that I have a family and son of my own, it is important for me to make decisions that will help bring a voice to Annapolis for those who do not
feel they have anyone on their side.  I want my son to grow up knowing that there are people out there who are willing to go the extra mile and work hard on behalf of others.  This campaign has been about putting people first, whether my next door neighbor, or my friends and family in the deaf community, I
want them to know they have a partner who will work with them in Annapolis

His web site is:
http://www.calbowman.com/

and his ASL video is at the left bottom side of the screen

– Saturday September 25th

An issue has surfaced in the Phoenix Deaf Community, regarding
the Arizona Cardinals’ football stadium.

Deaf fans of the Cardinals attending the games would need to
deal with hand-held captioning devices. In the past it was
captions on 3 TV screens. And these hand-held devices are distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Late arriving
deaf fans are simply out of luck.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold’Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk’s Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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Kentucky will host the 40th Annual Southeast Regional Institute on
Deafness (SERID) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY,
on October 16 – 19, 2010.

SERID rotates among eight southeastern states and includes large numbers of participants from those states as well as others from across the United States.

Participants include technology staff, administrators, educators, outreach personnel, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, consumers, graduate students and interpreters.

SERID features a variety of keynote presentations, concurrent workshops,
cultural activities and exhibits that provide an excellent opportunity
for professional development and networking.

We would love to invite your participation in this premier training event.

For additional information, please go to our website: http://www.serid.org

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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A BAD SIGN LANGUAGE HABIT
What is the sign language gesture that we all hate?

It is when a deaf person shows you the palm of his
hand almost at your face to tell you to “stop”. If you
do it once, it is ok, but if you do it all the time,
it turns off many deaf people.
Be careful if you use that “stop” sign.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handpalm/

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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MISTAKES IN MOVIES
If you watch movies carefully you will find many mistakes.
Examples are a 1980 model car in a movie of a 1950 story; an actor’s
tattoo in a movie of a 1700 story; Empire State building in a movie
of a story in Baltimore, etc.
What was a big mistake in a Deaf Movie. In the famous deaf movie
“Love is Never Silent” (World War II 1940’s days), deaf actor
Ed Waterstreet was signing for the word telephone.
He was using sign for today’s telephone (one hand with finger touching
the lip and the thumb touching the ear). The telephones in 1940’s were
different – it had two pieces – the sign should be a fist near the lips
and a fist touching the ear.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/moviemistake/

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

ANOTHER RESTAURANT HIRING THE DEAF
For some reason there are restaurants in Europe and
Asia that are willing to hire the deaf. Such stories are
written up in the newspapers.
Do we have American restaurants that hire the deaf; do not know because such stories are not written up
in the American newspapers.
Anyway there was a story of the Courthouse Restaurant
in Blackburn, England that plans to hire the deaf.
Hiring the deaf is great – just hope that these deaf
employees are given opportunities for promotion in the
restaurant chain – rather than to be stuck in these
dead-end dishwashing jobs.

A NON-HEARING AID HEARING AID
Do we have a non-hearing aid hearing aid?
Perhaps if one looks at a recent ad in a magazine
that advertises “reading glasses for your ears.”
Huh! This refers to a PSAP. It stands for
Personal Sound Amplification Product.
Interesting the way the ad says it is not a
hearing aid. If it is not a hearing aid but a
PSAP which amplifies the sound that comes into
the ear, then the person must be deaf to use it!
So, DeafDigest declares, PSAP is a hearing
aid, no matter how hard the ad writer denies it.

OTTAWA’S DEAF STREETS
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has something on us
that Washington, DC does not have on us, the deaf.
This city has these Deaf Streets, namely:

– Beam Street
– Malkowski Street
– McPeake Place
– Peikoff Crescent
– McBrien Street

These streets have been named after these famous
Deaf Canadians.

DEAF IN SURF BOARDING
Surfing the waves is a popular recreational activity
among many people.
And we also have a number of deaf people involved in surfing.
In San Diego, Jon Savage, who is deaf, works in a
surf shop and helps instruct the deaf people on how
to surf these rough waves.

INTERPRETER’S NIGHTMARE
After a bad day, an interpreter said:

I had such a bad head cold, and had difficulties in hearing
the instructor. And I had no other interpreter backing me up.

The student she was interpreting for was hard of hearing,
and he even interpreted the missed comments back to the
interpreter!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Jewish Deaf Congress

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/jewishdeafcongress/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I would rather learn sign language than to wear a hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

The batter claimed his swing tipped the ball, but the umpire called it
a third strike and the batter was out. The batter yelled that the
deaf man way up in the stands could hear the tip of the ball

why inject the deaf man into this argument with the umpire. The umpire
stood just behind the catcher and the batter and may have, or may not
have, heard the ball tip!

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information – even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again! 
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video
clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip
will begin July 16, 2011. 

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Much disagreement has surfaced among researchers
on percentage of hearing kids suffering from hearing
loss. One group says it is 15 percent; other group says
it is 10 percent.

The team of researchers at University of Minnesota
is saying the stats are skewered because of beeps
that test one’s hearing. They are saying hearing, or
not hearing the beeps, may distort the stats.

Findings are published in the current edition of the
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning – some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #8

Q. What was the stage name adopted by Dwayne Johnson when
he was a participant in World Wrestling Federation, now known
as World Wrestling Entertainment?

A. The Rock or Rocky Maivia

Dwayne Johnson is a third generation professional wrestler

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Lian Xiaoyan
deaf manager of a restaurant in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

http://life.globaltimes.cn/life/2010-08/566006_2.html

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. From time to time we have an elected public official
that is a Coda or has a sibling that is deaf or even had
a deaf next door neighbor. One would think that familiarity
with deafness would enable the elected official to vote
in favor of issues that involve the deaf.  It is not
always that way. Why?

A. For every issue brought on the table, there are always
constituents that push the elected public official to vote
their way. It is like two horses pulling the elected public
official into opposite directions.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that deaf patrons entering any restaurant will be treated
with respect and courtesy. A DeafDigest subscriber claimed
he was kicked out of the restaurant on account of his
deafness

(DeafDigest wonders if the reluctance of deaf patrons to tip
well may be the reason for the hostility of the restaurant
management?)

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1885 – a medical journal warned that contagious
diseases (scarlet fver, cerebrospinal meningitis, brain fever, typhoid fever, measles) may cause deafness

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Deaf and the Money:

31 million dollars

cost of a new building at Rhode Island School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

one teacher of the deaf for 142 deaf children in a school

located in Bexley, a small town in the London, UK area

critics are complaining the ratio is the worst

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DeafResources

Deaf Culture, to understand
http://deafdigest.com/deafculture-tounderstand/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis – so do check this site from time to time)

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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

top deaf sports newspaper stories & links:

deaf captain of a hearing Australian cricket team
http://deafdigest.com/stevendeare/

A mainstreamed linebacker in Dallas
http://deafdigest.com/travisbrown/

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports092610/

for list of elite deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/

for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/

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Job announcement
Client Support Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

DCARA has a part-time job opening (.75 FTE; 30 hours per week) for the position of Client Support Specialist at the Fremont Oak Gardens (FOG), a Deaf senior housing facility in Fremont, CA.  This position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with Deaf, hard of hearing or late-deafened senior citizens who are residents of FOG, as well as senior citizens who live in the Tri-Cities area (Fremont, Newark, and Union City).  This position will also implement community education workshops for Deaf senior groups in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
– Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports.
– Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the city of Fremont and Alameda County that provide services to senior citizens, as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf community. – Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. – Give deaf culture sensitivity training or other related presentations at locations outside of office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
– Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– BA degree in Social Services, Geriatrics, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to seniors or work in a human services setting.
– Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf culture
– Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, hard of hearing and late-deafened senior community.
– Experience with PC including Windows 2007 Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

DESIRED SKILLS:
– Master’s degree desired.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
– Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Friday, October 1, 2010, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

School Educator I (09/28/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039319&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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– Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
– Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain service needs.
– Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior Director of Sales.
– Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

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Benefits: Group Health Insurance, 401K and match, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

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Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

– Title: Technical Support Rep – Tier Two – Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer Service personnel.

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When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate departments.
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Ability to troubleshoot on products.

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MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
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Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
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Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf

– Teacher for oral/deaf student  
Enosburg, Vermont public high school

Time Base: Full Time
requirements: Degree in Deaf studies

– Speech-Language Pathologist 
Brattlesboro, Vermont

Speech-Language Pathologist, consultant and /or part time.
Degree and License required

Please send resume, cover letter & three written reference to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) positions through October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or fax it to 828-432-5309.

– To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 – $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 – $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 10/25/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five (5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements Master’s degree in education, school administration, or specific field related to special education and five years of education experience preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School Administrator-Principal licensure as outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a (PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DeafDigest – 26 September 2010

DeafDigest Blue - September 26, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyhumanresourcesdirector/

This week's ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/dyslexia/

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Fired for refusing to wear earmuffs on the job
http://deafdigest.com/ceanpriest/

Deaf medical resident's serious interpreting issues
http://deafdigest.com/wendystueck/


- Very Hot News

One of the nation's last surviving manual bookbinding 
businesses was deaf owned, the Atlantic Bookbinding Company 
in Atlantic, Iowa.
 
It was owned by Soren Petersen, who has been in the field
for 50 years. He is closing the shop at the end of this
month, weary of these 12-14 hour, 6 days a week grind.



- Sunday September 19th

Synetic Theatre is a physical theater company in
Rosslyn Virginia. Anyway Hector Reynoso, a Gallaudet
student, has been cast in the role of Percival and
Holy Grail in the theater's upcoming production of
"King Arthur." The play is visual and wordless,
a perfect fit for deaf actors.



- Monday September 20th

Cricket is a popular sport in Australia, not that so
in USA, except with some immigrant groups.

Anyway, Nick Watkins, who is deaf but makes use of his
hearing aid to communicate with others, achieved a lifetime
dream - to become a captain of his hearing cricket team
in Australia.

Is cricket captain a big deal? Yes. The captain is the boss,
more or less the team's head coach, making decisions with
players and strategy that would hopefully decide the matches
in his team's favor. When not busy with cricket, he is a partner
with a transport company.



- Tuesday September 21st

Lance Allred, who played few games for Cleveland Cavaliers
two seasons ago as the first deaf player in the NBA, has been
offered a contract with the Indiana Pacers.


- Wednesday September 22nd

What has become of Kenny Walker, a deaf football player that
played for Denver Broncos for two seasons and also played
one season in the Canadian Football League - during the
nineties?

He is now a new assistant coach with the Gallaudet football
team. He came on board few weeks ago.

..

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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Mill Neck Family's Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the best of the 
autumn season to Long Island. 

This year's Festival, to be held on October 9 and 10, 2010, from 9 am to 5 
pm, at 40 Frost Mill Rd. in Mill Neck, NY, will be better than ever. 

Also known as the Apple Fest, the event features a wide variety of apples, 
crafts, grilled bratwurst, a "Cheese House," baked goods, fudge and 
strudels, a full-line of famous Karl Ehmer wurst and bacon products, a 
"Gourmet Shop," apple cider, a popular children's activities area and 
more. 

Legendary Sportscaster and Author Len Berman will join us on Saturday and 
children's authors will read books in the pumpkin patch on both days. 

In addition, visitors can also participate in a 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are 
$10 each, and the winner receives half of all money collected. 

Past winners have taken home over $10,000! There will also be 
opportunities to learn about the Deaf, Mill Neck Manor School and the 
organization's programs and services. 

The Festival showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign language 
novelty items and books. 

For more information, call (516) 922-4100 (V/TDD) or visit 
http://www.millneck.org

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ASKING FOR TIME
   Many times a stranger would come to you and ask
"what time is it?"
   You look at your watch; if it is 9:50 AM, you would
show him 10 fingers; if it is 3:15 PM, you would show
three fingers.
   It is much easier than saying "ten to 10" or
"nine fifty" or "three fifteen."
   Sometimes, it is much easier to show him your watch
and let the hearing person look at it.

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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

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The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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DYSLEXIA AND THE DEAF
   Dyslexia is a disability that prevents people from reading
normally. These people are not stupid, just that they have
problems reading.
   Many years ago, schools never heard of dyslexia and placed all
dyslexic children into "slow learning" classrooms,
   There are some deaf people with dyslexia, and again, they are
not stupid.
   DeafDigest editor knew of an old deaf classmate that had dyslexia;
he was a smart person but suffered for years in classes with other
slow learners.
   High schools for the deaf would not accept that classmate. 
Forced to find a job as a young man, he struggled for years in
many low paying jobs. 
   Then he found luck - finding a job in a rich men's private club 
as masseur. He became a rich man from tips that these wealthy
men gave him.


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A COMMENT BY A LATE-DEAFENED PERSON
   Many late-deafened people still retain "perfect"
speaking skills.
   This can be a problem when hearing people don't
believe that these late-deafened people are really
deaf because of their excellent speech.
   One late-deafened person said:

My voice works; my ears don't

   He said this helps hearing people realize his deafness.



TO BE CAPTAIN OF A CRICKET TEAM
   Cricket is a sport that is not largely played in
USA, except among immigrants. But it is a popular sport
in many other nations.
   There was a story of Nick Watkins, a deaf man,
being selected as the captain of a hearing cricket
team in Australia.
   DeafDigest wondered what was the big deal about being
a team captain?
   Well, in cricket, it is much different from being captain
of a softball team.
   A cricket captain has much more responsibilities as opposed
to softball.
   To get an idea of the captain's responsibilities, click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_%28cricket%29

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A DEAF GHOST IN FLORIDA
   At Wendell's Ocala Ghost Walks & Historical Tours in
Florida, there is a Deaf Ghost.
   Said the tour owner:

The Deaf Ghost's name is Mr Rao; he leaves an earthy smell
when he is around.
  
   Halloween is a month from now. Just keep that in mind.



THE DEAF AND THE DANGEROUS JOBS
   A deaf writer wrote on a web site regarding these
dangerous jobs:

It depends on the kind of work you do, but being deaf 
in the workplace often comes with risks

   All jobs come with risks, and it has nothing to do
with ability to hear. Deaf people have eyes, and while
hearing people have ears, there are many accidents
that involve hearing workers.
   And when a deaf worker is hurt in a dangerous job
accident, people will blame it on deafness. But no 
one blames "hearingness" when a hearing person is hurt
in a job accident!




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment by a hearing person -

even though I don't understand sign language, your signs look much
better than other interpreters!





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






COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When you are watching the output of a CART provider or a realtime
captioner, there may be times when something comes up on the screen
that makes no sense.  Unfortunately, with technology, there is always
an opportunity for a glitch to take place. 

One of the most difficult parts of the process for consumers is
figuring out what the problem is.  Is it a problem with the equipment
of the television station or distributor?  Is it a problem with a
telephone or Internet connection?  Is it a problem with the equipment
of the captioner?

Even though you may not know exactly what the problem is, it is
important that you communicate with the people providing the services
to let them know that there is a problem.

There are times when people providing captioning services do not know
that there is a glitch in the system.  If the people watching
captioning do not communicate with them, the people providing the
captioning think everything is fine and continue to do what they have
always done.

Unfortunately, there are also people who may know that there is some
sort of problem, but they may not want to spend the time or the money
to fix the problem.  Again, it is extremely important that you
continue to communicate with them until the problem is fixed.

It can be very frustrating dealing with a situation like this, and it
might be tempting to just ignore it.  The problem is that if you
ignore it, the people providing the captioning think no one is
watching captioning, and they think that providing captioning is not
important.

It is very important that we all learn to be educated consumers and
advocate for quality captioning.  




AN OLD TIME DEAF STREET PERFORMER
   Years ago at Dalton, Georgia, a small town, there was a
deaf man, who was a street performer.
   Said an old timer:

He could just make guttural noises. He walked around and
put on little shows. He would dance for you. He worked 
some for a farm but mostly he walked around town collecting 
nickels and dimes. His main trick was to turn up a bottle of 
Coca-Cola and glug, glug, glug, glug and it would be all 
gone. He could do it in one swallow.

   While it may be funny, pretty much does not make us, the
deaf, look good.
 
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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

safely drive and sign to their deaf passengers at the same time


No. This is just as dangerous as texting while driving!




when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011

Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, 
and Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom, 
New Addition, Deck, and Siding.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels 

***Attention Real Estate Investors***

Surdus, LLC is expanding with a new division that will specialize in buying 
undervalued, foreclosed, and bank-owned residential property. We fix it up 
and market it for profit.  We take care of everything. There is good opportunity 
in the market in the metro DC, VA, and MD area.  We are looking for passive 
investors from anywhere who are interested in profit sharing while they pursue 
other priorities. For more information, contact us at surdusllc@gmail.com

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com
202-540-8750 VP
Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
VA# 134097
DC# 68004119
MHIC# 127587

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Many deaf people are angry at Nottingham University Hospitals
hearing aid repair service in England. 

Repairs take a long time and seemingly forever. They used to
drop off the broken hearing aid and pick it up later. Not
any more. 

The service spokesperson said:

Since newer digital hearing aids were introduced in 2005 they
take longer to repair. Because the centre deals with 22,000 
patients a year appointments are now the only way staff can 
deal with repairs.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
Los Angeles

- case
Ventura County accused of violating ADA by refusing to hire
a qualified deaf applicant

- result
the rejected deaf applicant received $45,000 in settlement and
the county officials agreed to train supervisors to observe the
ADA regulations on job applications

- comment
did the deaf applicant win? Yes, $45,000 was paid - but the applicant
did not get the job, which was given to someone else. And the
county would still not admit wrongdoing, despite the settlement
agreement!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the next batter hate (hit) a home run

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Terence Parkin, the sole deaf participant at the Olympics in
Sydney, Australia, will come home with a medal.
   Terence, who hails from South Africa, is a silver medalist in the
200 meter breaststroke swimming event.

(editor's note: It was the Hearing Olympics, not the
Deaflympics)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The FCC, in a recent decision, ruled that relay services
cannot block calls to a telephone number just because the party
whose number it has asked them to do so.
   Confusing? Well, it is not the same as the Do Not Call list
that prohibits telemarketing calls. Yet, if we are using the relay
service to call a number that is already on the Do Not Call list,
the relay cannot stop us but we can be prosecuted for placing such
calls.
   Meaning relay is allowing us to commit a "crime"? Yes. Ever so
paradoxical.

...

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The spokesperson, for the Weherenberg Campbell 16 theater, based
in Springfield, MO, said:

Open-captioned movies are not cost effective. They were not 
well attended; hearing people would not usually attend unless 
they were with a hearing-impaired person. Even with just
subtitles, it's very distracting.

But - this theater scheduled an open captioned movie on Sundays
at 1 PM, at the same time the town deaf church starts their
weekly services!

.....

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say:

safe?

or

did he say:

save?



if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You find out that your state agency observes Washington Birthday
the day after Christmas, which is strange.    However, strangeness
pays off when you find out that in certain years, Christmas and the
day after Christmas falls on a Monday and Tuesday...permitting you to
have a four day long weekend.

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DeafBook of the Week


Deaf Peddler

(Confessions of an Inside Man)

by Dennis S Buck

Gallaudet University Press
2000




DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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job opening
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager 
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program 
Manager. 

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing 
information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type "01266" in the keyword search.

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job posting
Clinician / Therapist - Social Worker, Day Treatment Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for 
establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case 
management for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents 
in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; 
ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their 
caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation 
of the plans.

Counseling with assigned clients aimed at preparing the client to analyze 
and better understand the reason for placement and to handle associated 
emotional problems, resolving the difficulties between child and family 
that led to the need for placement, and planning for the return of the child.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals 
such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall 
consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are 
available and provided.

Assures the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence 
through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Completion of a clinical program with Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of 
behavioral science from an accredited educational institutional.

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Valid driver's license/clean DMV.  Be willing to complete physical fitness health 
screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and a back screen; and 
must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in 
a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background 
investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care 
Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to interact and communicate in a 
timely, friendly and cooperative manner with other professionals working within 
the mental health child care industry both in public and private agencies while 
traveling, meeting, presenting, participating in workshops and training sessions, 
or performing clinical services pertaining to the Agency's clients.  Must be able 
to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, 
and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or hostile 
manner towards the client

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
* Two years experience in a clinical position in residential treatment.

* Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents.

Salary: DOE with FULL BENEFITS (medical, dental, vision, paid vacation).

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to 
mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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Vacancy announcement
Voc Rehab Counselor I - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Vermont
Southeastern region of Vermont 

The State of Vermont is seeking a dynamic Vocational Rehabilitation 
Counselor to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in attaining 
training and career goals.  Position is based in Southeastern region 
covering Brattleboro, White River Junction and Springfield.  Master's 
Degree and fluency in American Sign Language required. 

For additional information, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehabilitation 
Counselor for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services at: 
mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us    

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package.  To 
apply you must use the online job application at http://www.careers.vermont.gov

Job reference is #27490.

For questions related to your application, please contact the Department 
of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) or 
(800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). 

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position announcement
School Psychologist
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Full-time, 10-month position in a center school for the Deaf program.  
Requires Master's Degree in School Psychology and at least two years 
experience in a program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  Knowledge 
of deafness and experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic 
educational setting.  Proficiency in sign language required.  Responsible 
for coordinating the development of comprehensive Evaluation Reports for 
students.  Provide consultation services to school personnel and/or 
students and their families.  Assist in the planning and administration of 
the required state assessments and/or the school-wide student achievement 
testing program.  Some collaboration with community behavioral health 
agencies.
 
Send letter of interest and resume to:

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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position opening
Residential Counselor - Bayhouse
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health 
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve.  
For more than 50 years, we've been helping individuals with mental health, 
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve 
independence and explore possibilities.  A career here is a commitment to 
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change.  Join our 
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so 
deeply for.

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors and Awake/Overnight 
Counselors to work in our Residential Home in Revere, MA. This position is 
responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in a 
residential setting through advocacy, teaching, and service planning. A 
High school degree or GED required; Bachelor's in related field preferred.  
One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population 
preferred. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Valid Massachusetts 
driver's license required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate 
effectively both in writing and verbally.  Must be or have the ability to 
become medication, SFA and CPR certified.

North Suffolk offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes 
medical/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, and generous paid time off.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: 

North Suffolk Mental Health Association, 
Attn: Recruiter, 
301 Broadway, 
Chelsea, MA  02150; 

Fax 617-912-7971, Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA 19038 

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/HOH 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 of experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Compliance
with PA Act 57 is required.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in
residential program.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing
services 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.
Qualifications: 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.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience
with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living
skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills. 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) We are adding to our
administrative team! Qualifications: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3
years of administrative experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel; Must possess strong writing/proof reading skills and
excellent organizational skills; Fluency in  American Sign Language
required. Duties: Responsible for maintaining primary consumer charts
for all programs ensuring information is kept in a confidential
systematic filing and tracking manner. Responsible to set up new and
discharge charts, conduct chart utilization reviews, maintain/update
release of information (ROI's), answer all phones/TTYs/VPs and
provide some assistance with translation with voice calls, track and
maintain company vehicle information, and troubleshoot computers,
copier machines and other technical equipment.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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: 215-884-6301 

DeafDigest – 19 September 2010

DeafDigest Gold - September 19, 2010

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Video Chat Never Looked So Good!

Video chat with America's newest 4G smartphone, the Samsung 
Epic(tm) 4G now at the Deaf Pager Store.

Powered by Android(tm), the Samsung Epic includes a Super AMOLED 4"
screen and two cameras: one 5 megapixel camera/camcorder and a forward
facing VGA camera for making video calls via Qik and Fring.

The Deaf Pager Store is the store with the devices and low-cost data
plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

See the Samsung Epic at: 
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg091910

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Robert Pollard discusses mental health needs of the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/pattisinger/

Deaf manager of nurses at a Kansas hospital
http://deafdigest.com/marianneaiello/



- Very Hot News

Way back in the early forties, Joseph Wiedenmayer,
a deaf man, began his career as a diplomat with the
US Foreign Service. He would stay in that field for
22 years before retiring. He served as consulate
and first secretary of embassies in Uruguay, Spain,
Italy, Australia, Brazil and Thailand.

Why is DeafDigest bringing this up? Because Jane Cordell,
a deaf woman, was appointed as Britain's deputy 
ambassador to Kazakhstan. And upon learning of her deafness,
her appointment was revoked. British officials cited high
costs of "trained" oral interpreters to accompany her on
her tours.

Wiedenmayer's deafness was never an issue. Cordell's
deafness became an issue.

Yes, she is filing a lawsuit against the British government.


- Thursday September 16th

Commissioner Charles H. Martin, of the County of Bucks, Office of 
Commissioners (Pennsylvania) made a comment during a recent
commissioners' meeting that mocked the deaf.

When protesters surfaced from the audience, Martin denied that
his comment was mocking the deaf.



- Friday September 17th

A certain employer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has the deaf
in mind.

It is the Premier Inn that plans to open its new Titanic
Quarter/City Airport hotel.

The new hotel will create 45 jobs and the management plans to
reserve some of these openings for the deaf. The management is
working with the Department for Employment & Learning and the
Royal National Institute for the Deaf to locate qualified
deaf applicants.


- Saturday September 18th

Vampires associated with Gallaudet University?

Well, way back in 1975 deaf filmmaker Peter Wolf, himself a
Gallaudet graduate, came up with a full length ASL-movie
titled "Deafula."

And now this - Gallaudet is offering a course that is titled:

Vampires: Their Historical Significance in Literature, Film, and Pop 
Culture

Vampires and deafness together in lockstep? DeafDigest does not
think so.



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf 
News)

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seeking deaf individuals

all ethnic and racial backgrounds

to sign at least 50 cancer signs

deadline: Sept 24

The University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center is seeking Deaf
individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds to sign at least 50
cancer signs. Filming will be done Nov 12-14 at Gallaudet University. You
will receive reimbursement for your travel expenses and be paid $25 per
hour. Auditions are required. For application instructions, please contact
Melanie Nakaji mailto:mnakaji@ucsd.edu by Sept 24.

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff


6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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Kentucky will host the 40th Annual Southeast Regional Institute on
Deafness (SERID) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY,
on October 16 - 19, 2010.

SERID rotates among eight southeastern states and includes large numbers 
of participants from those states as well as others from across the United 
States.

Participants include technology staff, administrators, educators, outreach 
personnel, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, consumers, graduate 
students and interpreters.

SERID features a variety of keynote presentations, concurrent workshops,
cultural activities and exhibits that provide an excellent opportunity
for professional development and networking.

We would love to invite your participation in this premier training event.

For additional information, please go to our website: 
http://www.serid.org

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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updated every Monday

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS 15% OFF!

Save 10% on all Sonic Alert products during the month of September!

That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver
is on sale

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

for details on this special and all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We're on Facebook!

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Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean
Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian
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Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous
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LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge.
The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business:

LifeLinks - No Wait VRS

Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her
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Visit us online at
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DEAFIE OK OR NOT OK?
    DeafDigest editor received a press release from a deaf
businessman that wanted to place an ad in DeafDigest.
    The press release called deaf people "deafies."
This was not OK with DeafDigest editor.
    Could we use the word "deafie"? It all depends.
If deaf people tease and joke with each other, the
word "deafie" may be OK. But if a hearing person
calls a deaf person "deafie", it is not OK.
    In an ad or a press release, "deafie" is not OK.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrongword/

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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THE CI ADVOCATE AND THE HEARING AID USER
    There are some deaf people that get a CI. Suddenly
they become CI advocates, always telling people that
CI is great.
    We have many deaf people that wear hearing aids.
They do not become Hearing Aid advocate.
    Why? Good question!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ciadvocate/


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


LUCK OR BAD LUCK - WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT
    A DeafDigest subscriber said:

I'm lucky to work at my current workplace. The employees
are patient with me. I've had other jobs where hearing 
people got aggravated with me.

    Why is it that a deaf person may work in a happy
work environment? And also why a deaf person may work
in a bad work environment where no one has patience
in communications.

    Is it a matter of luck or bad luck?


DELAWARE'S BILL OF RIGHTS
    History was made on September 10th when Delaware governor
Jack Markell signed a bill to establish the bill of rights
for the deaf and hard of hearing children.
    This bill gives these children some rights when attending
schools in the state.



NO CAPTIONS
    Few weeks ago Tito Ortiz insulted the deafness of
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) opponent Matt Hamill.
    Now Ortiz is saying it was all blown out of proportion.
The problem was that his comments, on a web video, was
not captioned.
    Deaf fans of UFC will have no way of knowing if
Ortiz is telling the truth or is just simply lying.


THE TRIPLE CROWN BASEBALL WINNER WAS DEAF
    In the early years of baseball, a famous baseball player was
Paul Hines (March 1, 1855 - July 10, 1935).
    No one knows about him except for those into serious
baseball research.
    Was he deaf? He became late-deafened during his baseball
career and eventually passed away as deaf-blind.
    Some believe he became deaf because of an injury on the
baseball diamond.
    At any rate, he was a great player during his era. Stories
of his greatness is at:
http://redbirdrants.com/2010/09/06/paul-hines-baseballs-first-triple-crown-winner/
    And as for his deafness, look at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hines
    The bottom part says:

His hearing had been impaired in the 1880s if not earlier




SPECIAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS
    Every school for the deaf has its own alumni association.
There are two alumni associations that are active and are
quite special.
    These are:

- Boston School for the Deaf Alumni Association
- Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association

    Why are these alumni associations so special? And why
both associations will "disappear" perhaps 50-60 years
from now?
    Both schools closed for good. The surviving graduates of
both schools being to their own alumni associations. And
when the last alumni member passes away, the association
may quietly go away!
    The same thing happened to Northern New York State
School for the Deaf (Malone, NY). These graduates met
every summer for annual alumni picnic. The school closed
for good in the early forties.



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

    We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

IRSdeaf

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

http://www.irsdeaf.org/

(it is a closed organization, restricted to deaf & hard of hearing
employees of the IRS)




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I'd rather spend my money on a car


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is non-verbal because he is deaf


Non-verbal? Verbal has many different definitions
in a dictionary.

That comment is misleading.

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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32nd World's Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers 
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida
 
We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours 
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and 
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive 
use.
     
Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers 
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room 
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an 
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99 
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).
      
Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross, 
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded 
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points 
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in 
excellent quality of instructors.
      
For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and 
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items 
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an 
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.
      
The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!  
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video 
clip of last year's Silent Weekend.
 
ASL and Interpreting DVDs
 
Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning 
interpreters.  Exciting titles include "When 'Duck' Is Not Enough"; "Oh, 
See, Can You Say?"; "Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!", as 
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.
 
10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run
 
This is the World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of 
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip 
will begin July 16, 2011. 

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Two years overdue to the careful need to process the public
comments, the Department of Justice finally issued a
final ruling that amends its Title III of the ADA regulations.

Title III? It applies to public accommodations.

Governmentalese? Yes, regulations on top of other regulations.

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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #7

Q. The common name for this 19th century invention often credited to 
Alexander Graham Bell came from the Greek words for "afar" and 
"voice"?

A. Telephone

The invention of the telephone has been claimed by several people,
but it is commonly attributed to Bell.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Asphyxia
(real name not known)
Australian deaf circus performer

http://referer.us/0/kmy4k3

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Have we ever had a judge that was deaf?

A. Yes. Norman Barron served as judge in the Delaware court
system. Actually he was late-deafened, but suffered slow deafness
as a young man and which got worse and worse as he got older.
He retired about 10 years ago, not able to keep up with the
dialogue in the court room.




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that angry football fans, irate over bad performances of
their favorite teams, stop referring to the deaf while
blaming the coach or the referee or the players.

An example would be like this:

University of Texas cannot defeat Texas School for the Deaf!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

during the eighties - SCPI (Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview) requirement started to grow and is the requirement for 
employment as teachers at schools for the deaf

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Deaf and the Money:

a deaf leader, himself a printer, during the sixties, boasted:

I make more money than the Gallaudet president.

That was years ago. Nowadays salary paid the Gallaudet president
is pretty much in line with salaries paid other presidents of
other universities.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3,000

number of emails per week read by deaf Ultimate Fighter
Matt Hamill

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DeafResources

Alexander Graham Bell versus Thomas A. Edison
http://deafdigest.com/bellversusedison/


for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/


(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

top deaf sports newspaper stories & links:

Canada and hockey in the Winter Deaflympics
http://deafdigest.com/alisonkorn/

A big mainstreamed player in Ohio
http://deafdigest.com/jasonwilliams/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports091810/

for list of elite deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/

for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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Open positions
ZVRS
various locations

- Title: Senior System Administrator
Locations:  Clearwater, Florida

Summary: Responsible for the administration, management and operations of 
the internal servers and virtual machines supporting the call center 
platform

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable 
of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making 
presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and 
working closely with upper management.
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
A solid understanding of Unix and Open Source (Linux) operating systems; 
understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and 
what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical 
partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment 
concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, 
the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts.
Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, VBScript, a 
shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write 
small C or C# programs.

Required Background:
More than five years of previous system administration experience.
Desirable Background and Skills:
A degree in computer science or a related field.
Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
Publications within the field of system administration.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send 
salary requirements.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision 
Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and

Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com


- Title: Regional Sales Manager
Locations: Colorado

Description:
The Sales Manager will be responsible for individual, business and 
government accounts, introducing ZVRS to new customers, while also 
strengthening ZVRS. relationship with current customers. Is Responsible 
for sharing new exciting products and features with customers of all walks 
by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate 
supervisors.

Responsibilities:
- Plans and directs videophone sales and service programs to promote new 
markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and 
efficient customer service.
- Primary POC for VRS users, major government and business accounts in 
assigned region.
- Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
- Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and 
region-wide events and promotions.
- Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, 
agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with 
potential customer to ascertain service needs.
- Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior 
Director of Sales.
- Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as 
assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform 
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are 
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field strongly preferred.
- Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work 
successfully with a variety of people.
- Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; 
Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Must have extensive customer service experience.
- Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
- Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send 
salary requirements.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, 401K and match, Life Insurance, Dental 
Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short/Long Term Disability, Paid 
Holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com


- Title: Technical Support Rep - Tier Two - Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to 
customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could 
come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The 
Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer 
Service personnel.

Responsibilities: Answer video inbound calls from customers and answer 
their questions, record their complaints and/or concerns.
When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate 
departments.
Provide remote connection support to customers PC for router, modem or 
no-ip configuration.
Ability to troubleshoot on products.

Qualifications:
MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
Must be willing to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and 
weekends.

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and 
match, Short/Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Holidays 
and Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf

- Teacher for oral/deaf student  
Enosburg, Vermont public high school

Time Base: Full Time
requirements: Degree in Deaf studies

 

- Speech-Language Pathologist 
Brattlesboro, Vermont

Speech-Language Pathologist, consultant and /or part time.
Degree and License required

 

Please send resume, cover letter & three written reference to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org 

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School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010)
- Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson
- North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each 
of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) 
positions through September 24, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your 
assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested 
persons.  Thank you.

- For North Carolina School for the Deaf
To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD 
Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or 
fax it to 828-432-5309.

- For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf 
To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, 
ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 
27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can 
obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the 
following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: 60038911
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 - $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 - $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES 
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 09/24/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work: 
The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential 
schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five 
(5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight 
of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The 
Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, 
residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include 
planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting 
short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school 
deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is 
a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical 
thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles 
and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish 
working relationships with staff, the general public and other government 
agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations 
and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and 
demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences:
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf 
and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational 
programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively 
using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements: 
Master's degree in education, school administration, or specific field 
related to special education and five years of education experience 
preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of 
administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School 
Administrator-Principal licensure as 
outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must 
be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, 
skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing 
if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying 
for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will 
also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position 
which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal 
criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and 
non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All 
applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office 
indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be 
submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include 
the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be 
accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in 
the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a 
(PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web 
site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Georgia Department of Education - Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124        Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: 
Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support 
objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in 
accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. 
Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; 
providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and 
will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping 
to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, 
fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia 
Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the 
minimum qualifications, possess the following:

- Experience in completing audiological evaluations

- Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability 
levels

- Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and 
type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month 
basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit 
options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick 
leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia 
Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is 
established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those 
meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be 
contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform 
and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. 
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the 
Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment 
eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of 
the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime 
telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone 
numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover 
letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education - Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life 
environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress 
on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living 
skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant 
to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the 
minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

- High school diploma or equivalent
- Two years post secondary education

- Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential 
setting

- Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured 
by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 - Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 
10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the 
number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental 
and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or 
Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia 
Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is 
established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those 
meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be 
contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform 
and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. 
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the 
Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment 
eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of 
the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime 
telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone 
numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover 
letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DeafDigest – 19 September 2010

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ruben F. Garcia,
San Antonio, Texas, who departed us.

Despite attending Texas School for the Deaf, he was not
part of the Deaf Community and rarely used sign language.

Still, he operated the Blue Moon Cafe, a Tex-Mex eatery
that was a haven for recording artists and musicians.
They looked him up when they were in town. That restaurant
existed for 30 years before closing.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A skilled pottery artisan in Vietnam
http://deafdigest.com/thuha/

Advice for deaf individuals seeking federal government jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jessicahunt/



- Very Hot News

Who will be the new NTID President? As we all know,
Alan Hurwitz has moved on to the Gallaudet presidency.

Will it be Gerard Buckley or Roberta J. Cordano or
John C. Wyvill? These three individuals were named
as finalists by the NTID search committee.

They will be visiting the campus within the coming
few weeks.




- Sunday September 12th

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is where the oil spill
victims could file claims for costs and damages.

Are interpreters available for deaf claimants?

The facilities administrator said there is a TTY and email.

The administrator, however, sidestepped the interpreting
question.




- Monday September 13th

What does Gallaudet president Hurwitz have to say about the
rejection of the infamous 1880 Milan resolution that banned
sign language in classrooms?

He said:
For me, it was an historic and humbling moment

He made that comment during the Gallaudet welcome back speech



- Tuesday September 14th

Oregon School for the Deaf was not the only one having
this Makeover experience.

The other lucky school is Rochester School for the Deaf.

As explained by the Rochester spokesperson:

The "extreme" Forrester Hall at RSD renovation project 
was a local effort that occurred over the summer months.
While we relocated summer school dining rooms and infirmary 
facilities to other buildings on campus, architects
and contractors literally gutted the RSD Forrester Hall 
dining rooms, kitchen and foyer areas. They had to work
quickly so that everything could be open for students 
and staff at the start of our 2010-2011 school.
To reveal or unveil the new spaces we borrowed on a popular 
part of the "Extreme Makeover" show. We pulled our school 
bus up to the Forrester Hall entrance doors and assembled all 
students, staff, Board members, and the project architect 
and contractors. After Superintendent Dr. Mowl and others 
made some remarks about the RSD Forrester Hall renovation 
project, everyone signed and shouted "MOVE THAT BUS!"


The local Rochester channels covered the event.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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A BIG CITY AND A SMALL TOWN
    Deaf people that live in big cities (New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles) and in big deaf communities (Washington, DC
and Rochester) are used to seeing other deaf people
that sign in public or go to stores and have clerks
sign to them.
    It is different in small towns. We do not see too many
deaf people that sign in public. And many store clerks
do not know signs.
    Well, one ASL student was visiting a small island in
Hawaii. Very few people around on that island. He went
to a store to buy something and saw a deaf clerk. Both
were shocked but glad to know that they can communicate
with each other in ASL. This is rare


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of each DeafDigest edition)

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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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SIGNING WITH ASL AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
    During a training session, a deaf person had two interpeters
with him. The deaf person used ASL with a lot of facial expressions.
    At the end of the training session, the deaf person was scolded
by the angry human resources director.
    The angry director told the deaf person he has a bad attitude
because of ASL use and facial expressions.
    The human resources director is crazy.

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A DEAF-ONLY BAR
    There was a mention over the internet about a new
gathering place for the deaf in Moscow, a bar reserved
for them twice a week.
    Will this work? If deaf people linger at a bar for
hours at a time and just nurse one drink before leaving
for home, then the bar owner will not like it.
    Years ago in Manhattan, the owner of one bar
had a deaf brother, who was popular in the Deaf Community.
The deaf brother then encouraged his friends to patronize
the bar.
    The deaf did; the bar was packed every Friday night
with deaf patrons. But they only bought one beer and
only sipped at it for hours.
    The bar owner did not like it and had words with his
deaf brother.
    The deaf patrons eventually stopped going to that bar.


DEAF SCHOOLS IN THESE LOW MORTGAGE TOWNS
    Yahoo ran a story giving us a list of ten cities where
one can pay $800 or less per month in mortgage.
    The listed towns are Austin, Texas; Sarasota, Fla;
Albuquerque, N.M.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Columbus, Ohio;
Phoenix, Ariz; Columbia, S.C; Boise, Idaho; Pittsburgh,
and Atlanta.
    DeafDigest wishes to point out that six of these towns
have deaf schools -

Austin - Texas SD
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Metro/North Star
Columbus - Ohio SD
Phoenix - Phoenix Day SD
Pittsburgh - Western Pennsylvania SD
Atlanta - Atlanta Area SD

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DEAFNESS AND DISABILITY
    Are physically able deaf people considered to be
disabled?
    Yes and no. All depends on which law in which state
would define disability.
    With the ADA, a deaf person is disabled if ability
to hear is an important part of the person's lifestyle.
    Confusing? Yes, this is why we have attorneys that
specialize in the ADA and in Disability Rights.


THE UPCOMING MATT HAMILL MOVIE
    It may take a long time for a movie to be made. It was only last year
when the Hamill filming crew "took over" the campus of Rochester
School for the Deaf (RSD).
    The crew shot some scenes of a "young Matt Hamill" that was played
by RSD student Theodore Conley attending school while growing up.
    It is not known yet when the movie will be premiered, but when
it does, then keep an eye on the Rochester campus.
    Did Matt actually attend RSD? No, but movie producers take
liberties when filming many scenes.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked to give free ASL lessons




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



A DIRECTIONAL SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF?
    Now is the football season and fans can get quite
emotional.
    And when they are emotional, especially when their
team loses, they often make comments about the deaf
that mocks us.
    An example was this:

But when it comes to explaining this to Boise State fans, you might 
as well be giving a speech at the Directional School for the Deaf

    Directional School for the Deaf? This is a new one and
DeafDigest is not sure exactly what it implies - but it is not
flattering to us.



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As a CART provider, I find that in certain circumstances one of the
hardest things for me is hearing and understanding what people are
saying.  Sometimes people with a hearing loss don't realize that
there are situations where hearing people do not hear or understand a
speaker. 

If a speaker turns his or her back on you or if someone next to you
coughs, sneezes, or laughs, it can be impossible for someone with
normal hearing to hear every word that is said.

In a classroom setting, it can be difficult to get the students to
speak up to be heard.  Sometimes they intentionally want to speak
softly so that no one will hear them make a mistake, or they may be
shy and not want to be embarrassed.

Another problem can be when the CART provider is sitting in a
position where it is difficult to hear.  The CART provider may be
positioned in the corner of the room, and if the acoustics are not
good, the CART provider may not hear or understand what is going on.

There can also be noises outside of the room that interfere with
hearing.  Construction might be going on, and these would be sounds
the CART provider would have to try to block out in order to hear the
speakers.

If you find your CART provider using "(inaudible)" frequently
during an event or if you find that what is coming up on the screen
does not make sense, you might want to ask the speakers to speak up.
 
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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......


always be on SSDI


while many deaf people are on SSDI, many others
don't



when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011

Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

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mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the University of Queensland hinted that their
3MT software could help the deaf applicants
polish up on their oral speaking skills when
making grants presentations in front of a
peer review group.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
Wisconsin

- case
a hearing aid dealer refused to refund the purchase of a hearing aid
by a customer, who passed away shortly afterwards. His argument was that
it passed the 30-day return privilege, never mind the fact that the
widow was still grieving for the loss of her husband.

- result
even with the assistance of the attorney, the dealer would not budge.

- comment
the dealer is a jerk

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he is rye handed (right handed)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

One of the participants in the BT Global Challenge, a 10-month
yacht race is Charlotte New, a deaf woman from United Kingdom.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     DeafDigest applauds Elizabeth Ayers Gibson, a NTID/RIT
graduate for achieving a high distinction - as Advanced
Practice Sonographer with the Society of Diagnostic Medical
Sonography. A member of the staff at the Virginia Mason
Hospital in Seattle, she became the first hospital sonographer
to achieve this such a honor, not to mention being one of
the few in the nation.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a joke that made its rounds over the internet. It went
like this:

Deaf Man #1 said:
my wife was angry at me last night and would not stop 
nagging at me in ASL

Deaf Man #2 said:
when my wife got angry at me last night, I turn off the lights


Is this joke realistic?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


from a DeafDigest subscriber:

There was this discussion over this dental claim that I was processing

Coworker was saying..."per Agent"

I repeated her to be sure I understood..."Agent?"

No, she said it's "Agent" and I said it again and I was 
still wrong so she wrote it down


She was saying "Ashley"


if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You got a new secretary who is a fast learner

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DeafBook of the Week


No Sound

Autobiography of Julius Wiggins, founder of Silent News

The Silent Press, Inc

1970 & 1980

Flora A Clark & Sarah B Dona

(editor's note: Silent News is no longer in business)



DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

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job posting
Clinician / Therapist - Social Worker, Day Treatment Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for 
establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case 
management for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents 
in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; 
ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their 
caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation 
of the plans.

Counseling with assigned clients aimed at preparing the client to analyze 
and better understand the reason for placement and to handle associated 
emotional problems, resolving the difficulties between child and family 
that led to the need for placement, and planning for the return of the child.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals 
such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall 
consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are 
available and provided.

Assures the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence 
through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Completion of a clinical program with Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of 
behavioral science from an accredited educational institutional.

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Valid driver's license/clean DMV.  Be willing to complete physical fitness health 
screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and a back screen; and 
must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in 
a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background 
investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care 
Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to interact and communicate in a 
timely, friendly and cooperative manner with other professionals working within 
the mental health child care industry both in public and private agencies while 
traveling, meeting, presenting, participating in workshops and training sessions, 
or performing clinical services pertaining to the Agency's clients.  Must be able 
to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, 
and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or
hostile 
manner towards the client

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
* Two years experience in a clinical position in residential treatment.

* Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents.

Salary: DOE with FULL BENEFITS (medical, dental, vision, paid vacation).

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to 
mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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Vacancy announcement
Voc Rehab Counselor I - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Vermont
Southeastern region of Vermont

The State of Vermont is seeking a dynamic Vocational Rehabilitation 
Counselor to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in attaining 
training and career goals.  Position is based in Southeastern region 
covering Brattleboro, White River Junction and Springfield.  Master's 
Degree and fluency in American Sign Language required.

For additional information, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehabilitation 
Counselor for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services at: 
mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package.  To 
apply you must use the online job application at http://www.careers.vermont.gov

Job reference is #27490.

For questions related to your application, please contact the Department 
of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) or 
(800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service).

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position announcement
School Psychologist
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Full-time, 10-month position in a center school for the Deaf program. 
Requires Master's Degree in School Psychology and at least two years 
experience in a program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  Knowledge 
of deafness and experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic 
educational setting.  Proficiency in sign language required.  Responsible 
for coordinating the development of comprehensive Evaluation Reports for 
students.  Provide consultation services to school personnel and/or 
students and their families.  Assist in the planning and administration of 
the required state assessments and/or the school-wide student achievement 
testing program.  Some collaboration with community behavioral health 
agencies.

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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position opening
Residential Counselor - Bayhouse
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health 
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. 
For more than 50 years, we've been helping individuals with mental health, 
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve 
independence and explore possibilities.  A career here is a commitment to 
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change.  Join our 
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so 
deeply for.

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors and Awake/Overnight 
Counselors to work in our Residential Home in Revere, MA. This position is 
responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in a 
residential setting through advocacy, teaching, and service planning. A 
High school degree or GED required; Bachelor's in related field preferred. 
One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population 
preferred. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Valid Massachusetts 
driver's license required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate 
effectively both in writing and verbally.  Must be or have the ability to 
become medication, SFA and CPR certified.

North Suffolk offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes 
medical/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, and generous paid time off.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

North Suffolk Mental Health Association, 
Attn: Recruiter, 
301 Broadway, 
Chelsea, MA  02150;

Fax 617-912-7971, Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA 19038 

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/HOH 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 of experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Compliance
with PA Act 57 is required.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in
residential program.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing
services 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.
Qualifications: 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.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience
with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living
skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills. 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) We are adding to our
administrative team! Qualifications: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3
years of administrative experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel; Must possess strong writing/proof reading skills and
excellent organizational skills; Fluency in  American Sign Language
required. Duties: Responsible for maintaining primary consumer charts
for all programs ensuring information is kept in a confidential
systematic filing and tracking manner. Responsible to set up new and
discharge charts, conduct chart utilization reviews, maintain/update
release of information (ROI's), answer all phones/TTYs/VPs and
provide some assistance with translation with voice calls, track and
maintain company vehicle information, and troubleshoot computers,
copier machines and other technical equipment.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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: 215-884-6301            

DeafDigest – 13 September 2010

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This week's ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/handshapes/

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

the value of Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind
http://deafdigest.com/maryvorsino/

a good move for a successful deaf woman
http://deafdigest.com/hannahsutherland/




- Very Hot News

It never pays to defraud the deaf.

A deaf man, about 10 years ago, was sent to prison for defrauding
the deaf.

And now this - Marvin Ray Cooper, who is deaf and from Hawaii, was 
ordered to repay the deaf victims 4 million dollars plus 2.4 million 
in civil penalties with the Securities and Exchange Commission and 
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This was announced
in news this week.

And we should soon be hearing of a deaf man in New Hampshire,
accused of defrauding the deaf with his mortgage service schemes.



- Thursday September 9th

Two hard of hearing women, Anne McIntosh and Danielle Rose
joined forces in North Carolina to come up with an organizer
book - Be Well: Essential Medical Organizer

This organizer allows parents to keep track of their children's
medical appointments, pills, vaccinations and all that.

A local newspaper this week ran this story




- Friday September 10th

It was announced that on October 6th a demonstration
will take place on the grounds of the Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
in Boston.

The protesters are accusing the agency of ignoring
the special education needs of the deaf students.



- Saturday September 11th

Asphyxia, a deaf woman whose real name is not known,
has been lauded for her entertaining black magic
as one of Australia's better known circus performers.

She uses puppets, huge books and sign language to
captivate her audiences.

She was written up in an Australian newspaper.



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf 
News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff


6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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Kentucky will host the 40th Annual Southeast Regional Institute on
Deafness (SERID) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY,
on October 16 - 19, 2010.

SERID rotates among eight southeastern states and includes large numbers 
of participants from those states as well as others from across the United 
States.

Participants include technology staff, administrators, educators, outreach 
personnel, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, consumers, graduate 
students and interpreters.

SERID features a variety of keynote presentations, concurrent workshops,
cultural activities and exhibits that provide an excellent opportunity
for professional development and networking.

We would love to invite your participation in this premier training event.

For additional information, please go to our website: 
http://www.serid.org

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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A DEAF COXSWAIN ON HEARING ROWING TEAMS
    Many colleges and some high schools, near the rivers,
have rowing teams.
    These rowing teams have a coxswain. The coxswain
sits in front of the boat and is the boss; rowers must
listen to the coxswain's commands - such as "ready",
"hold", "power" , "slow", etc.
    Could a deaf person become a coxswain? Yes, there was
a deaf woman who was the coxswain for Washington State
University women's rowing team about 20 years ago; there
also was a hard of hearing student that was the coxswain
of a rowing team in Rochester, NY.
    These hearing rowers get used to these "deaf" voices
and know what to do.


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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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WHAT IS CUED SPEECH?
    Many of us do not know Cued Speech. DeafDigest
editor does not understand Cued Speech.
    But in Cued Speech there are eight handshapes.
Each handshape stands for a small group of letters
and numbers.
    For example, two fingers means either j or n or
t. One finger means either d or p or 3, etc, etc.
    The handshape chart is at:
http://www.cuedspeech.org/PDF/IPA_Chart.pdf


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A PROFESSIONAL LIPREADER
    In 1950, the Life Magazine (long since been out of business)
hired Gallaudet English instructor Bob Panara to lipread the
lips of Queen Elizabeth during her visit to USA. She watched
the football game at University of Maryland and Bob used his
binoculars to read her lips.
    Gallaudet president Leonard Elstad was not too pleased about
it and made it a policy that no one on the Gallaudet campus
could be hired again as a professional lipreader.
    Now this - someone from Gallaudet asked by ESPN to lipread
the lips of great tennis player Roger Federer. There was no audio
for a few seconds during part of Federer's comments, and ESPN
was anxious to know what he said.
    No luck. Not possible to read lips of accented English and
with lisped movements.



A DEAF IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY
    We are always reading about these immigrant
success story - someone immigrated to USA and
over the years, built up a million dollar
business, employing a good number of Americans.
    But have we had any successful deaf immigrant
stories?
    There is one - Jan Rawecki came to USA from
Poland, and owns, with his wife Terry, the
Gosia's Pierogies.
    They bake pierogies (Polish dumplings) for
sale at outlets and farmers markets in the
Pittsburgh area. It started out as a hobby
but ten years later it has become a full time
business, employing a number of people.



HOW DEAF IS REED DOUGHTY OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS?
    Reed Doughty, an important part of Washington Redskins'
defense, has a lifelong hearing loss.
    Some day he will lose much, if not all, of his hearing.
There was a newspaper write up about his hearing loss, and
it is at:

http://deafdigest.com/reeddoughty/



DEAF WEST THEATRE WINS A GRANT
    Deaf West Theatre, considered to be the nation's #1
deaf theatrical group, has won a grant, albeit a matching
grant.
    This grant is earmarked for captions for the benefit of
the deaf in the theater and over the internet.
    The funds come from a program served by The Doris Duke 
Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and 
Theatre Communications Group.


AN OBAMA ANNOUNCEMENT
    President Obama made an announcement - that Howard A. Rosenblum,
the NAD CEO-designate, has been nominated for a chair on the
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board.
    This will be one more item on his plate on the day he takes
over as the NAD CEO next year.


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

    We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

Sacred Circle

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/sacredcircle/



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

My mood tells me whether to wear it or not at any
particular moment

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Let's not be deaf to the needs of disabled

is that supposed to be a pun, because we, the deaf, are often
considered to be part of the disabled group?

How about this one?

Let's not be deaf to the needs of deaf

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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32nd World's Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers 
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida
 
We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours 
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and 
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive 
use.
     
Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers 
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room 
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an 
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99 
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).
      
Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross, 
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded 
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points 
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in 
excellent quality of instructors.
      
For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and 
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items 
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an 
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.
      
The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!  
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video 
clip of last year's Silent Weekend.
 
ASL and Interpreting DVDs
 
Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning 
interpreters.  Exciting titles include "When 'Duck' Is Not Enough"; "Oh, 
See, Can You Say?"; "Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!", as 
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.
 
10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run
 
This is the World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of 
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip 
will begin July 16, 2011. 

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The  US Department of Justice Final Regulations for Titles II 
(State/Local Governments) and III (Commercial Facilities/Public 
Accommodations) as related to the ADA, will be posted on the
web site at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr on September 15th.

.....

A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #6

Q. What is the derivative of 24x(square2) + 3x ?

A. 48x + 3 or 3 + 48X

(sorry, DeafDigest editor forgot all the mathematics he
learned in high school and at Gallaudet)

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Tony Wallace
deaf police officer, Hoonah, Alaska; was shot to death
in line of duty

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s1720301.shtml

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is there such a thing as a professional lipreader,
the one who spies on people's lips for a living?

A. DeafDigest thinks there is no such a thing. Yet
it does not prevent newspapers and media from hiring
lipreaders to try to lipread what famous people are
saying.




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that deaf educators would be treated with utmost respect
in some overseas nations. Susan Elliott, a deaf educator,
was invited to give a speech at the Singapore's Teachers
Conference. The invitation was withrawn upon learning
of her deafness, and then extended again with apologies
all around.


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:


Year 1960 - a proposed routing of St Francis Drive threatened
to cut through a piece of the campus of New Mexico School
for the Deaf in Santa Fe. A public outcry killed this proposal.

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Deaf and the Money:

$275.00

estimated cost to set up a booth for a deaf service
agency at the homecoming day football game hosted by
Texas School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

expected attendance: 1,800

at homecoming day football game hosted by
Texas School for the Deaf


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DeafResources

Beethoven's deafness and his work with music
http://deafdigest.com/michaelberkeley/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/


(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

top deaf sports newspaper stories & links:

Louisiana SD restarting football after a two-year absence.
http://deafdigest.com/louisianafootball/

Redskins' Reed Doughty's deafness
http://deafdigest.com/reeddoughty/



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http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

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job opening
Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Rhode Island Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Rhode 
Island Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Rhode Island Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Speech Disabled 
- Deaf Community

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users

- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities

- Understanding of Deaf Culture

- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred

- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful

- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree 
required

- Hold a valid driver's license

- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and a full time paid 
benefit package.  Apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html 
to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by September 24, 
2010

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on 
the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or 
disability.

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf

- Teacher for oral/deaf student  
Enosburg, Vermont public high school

Time Base: Full Time
requirements: Degree in Deaf studies

 

- Speech-Language Pathologist 
Brattlesboro, Vermont

Speech-Language Pathologist, consultant and /or part time.
Degree and License required

 

Please send resume, cover letter & three written reference to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org 

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School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010)
- Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson
- North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each 
of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) 
positions through September 24, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your 
assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested 
persons.  Thank you.

- For North Carolina School for the Deaf
To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD 
Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or 
fax it to 828-432-5309.

- For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf 
To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, 
ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 
27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can 
obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the 
following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: 60038911
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 - $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 - $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES 
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 09/24/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work: 
The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential 
schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five 
(5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight 
of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The 
Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, 
residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include 
planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting 
short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school 
deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is 
a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical 
thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles 
and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish 
working relationships with staff, the general public and other government 
agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations 
and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and 
demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences:
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf 
and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational 
programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively 
using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements: 
Master's degree in education, school administration, or specific field 
related to special education and five years of education experience 
preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of 
administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School 
Administrator-Principal licensure as 
outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must 
be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, 
skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing 
if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying 
for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will 
also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position 
which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal 
criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and 
non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All 
applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office 
indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be 
submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include 
the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be 
accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in 
the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a 
(PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web 
site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Georgia Department of Education - Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124        Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: 
Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support 
objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in 
accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. 
Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; 
providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and 
will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping 
to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, 
fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia 
Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the 
minimum qualifications, possess the following:

- Experience in completing audiological evaluations

- Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability 
levels

- Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and 
type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month 
basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit 
options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick 
leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia 
Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is 
established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those 
meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be 
contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform 
and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. 
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the 
Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment 
eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of 
the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime 
telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone 
numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover 
letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education - Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life 
environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress 
on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living 
skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant 
to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the 
minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

- High school diploma or equivalent
- Two years post secondary education

- Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential 
setting

- Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured 
by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 - Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 
10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the 
number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental 
and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or 
Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia 
Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is 
established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those 
meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be 
contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform 
and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. 
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the 
Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment 
eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of 
the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime 
telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone 
numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover 
letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DeafDigest – 13 September 2010

DeafDigest Blue - September 12, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a
second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf
attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and
follow instructions on the screen.

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Deaf of New Zealand protesting hearing aid payment rules
http://deafdigest.com/acc-newzealand/

A talented deaf-blind pianist forced out of USA
http://deafdigest.com/jamesfanelli/

- Very Hot News

Extreme Makeover, that wildly popular TV reality series,
has come to the Deaf Community for the second time.

The first time, it was for a deaf household in Michigan
in 2004. And now this time, for a dormitory at Oregon
School for the Deaf.

It was not a simple procedure - just selecting the school
for the reality TV project. School officials had to make
sure all regulations were in compliance, a much more
difficult task as opposed to sending carpenters to the
scene.

The televised showing date of October 31st is appropriate,
keeping in mind two things - the Halloween Day and the
school's famous Haunted House!

- Sunday September 5th

Washington, DC has many art galleries. One such gallery is the
Conner Contemporary Art. This gallery exhibits all types of arts
in all types of media.

One such media won raves, the 32-inch spark plug made from paper
and core. It was crafted by Chie Iwasaki.

Chie is deaf and attends Gallaudet University.

- Monday September 6th

Lincoln, a city in Nebraska, has distributed 70 smoke
alarms for its deaf residents at no charge to them. This
was made possible largely to the collaborative efforts of the
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH)
and the Lincoln Fire Department.  The Lincoln Fire Department
obtained the grant with advice and assistance of the NCDHH,
which then made the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people aware of
these free smoke alarms.

- Tuesday September 7th

Do people leave the city of Pittsburgh after they retire
because the resources are lacking for them? This was the
issue a deaf man spoke up at a neighborhood public hearing.
He cited lack of a special senior citizen home for the
deaf as an example.

- Wednesday September 8th

A certain kind of notoriety we do not want - a suspected
deaf Bank Robber was posted up on Houston newspapers,
with his fuzzy image picture, asking people if they knew
of his whereabouts.

Suspected, yes, because the teller thought the robber
was deaf - mute, mumbled speech and all that.

...

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

......

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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for details on this special and all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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SOME DEAF PEOPLE HELP ATTORNEYS BECOME RICH
    Some deaf people love to sue - 504 violations,
ADA violations, job discrimination, no captions
during emergency, etc, etc.
    Some of these attorneys get rich because of
these lawsuits.
    We have many deaf attorneys, but they do not
get rich. Only these hearing attorneys get rich.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/richattorneys/

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

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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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DEAF PEOPLE'S INVISIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    We have deaf people in different jobs everywhere.
Many hearing people do not realize it.
    Sometimes you sit down at restaurant and look at
the menu. It may have been designed by a deaf graphic
artist. Sometimes at other restaurants, you enjoy
that delicious meal. It may have been prepared by
a deaf cook, etc, etc.
    These are "invisible" deaf accomplishments that
hearing people do not know about.

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TO HELP OR NOT TO HELP THE DEAF
    U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Alabama, had a deaf brother
who passed away just recently.
    Not too many people were aware of this. Did Lewis,
in his years of service on the Hill, push pieces of
legislation that would help the deaf?
    Said a deaf advocate who tracks deaf-related bills
on the Hill:

I have no recollection of the congressman's involvement
with these bills

    Harkin, who had a deaf brother, pushed for ADA.
Different legislators, different priorities, DeafDigest
assumes.

A DEAF WAITSTAFF AT A BAKERY CAFE
    Patrons entering Bakery Cafe in Kathmandu,
in Nepal, will be served by several waiters.
    The cafe host would point out to waiters'
deafness and tell the patrons to point on
the menu their orders.
    It was said that the employer prefers to
hire the deaf because they perform better
than the hearing.
    Especially delicious was the yak pizza,
served by the cafe.

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ATTENTION: NON-PROFIT AGENCIES SERVING THE DEAF
    If a deaf non-profit agency has already filed its
return, then this message may be ignored.
    But if a deaf non-profit agency has not filed
its return, the deadline is October 15th. Not to file
is to risk revocation of its tax-exempt status.
    For more information, click on:

http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=225889,00.html

GLENNIE INTO SOMETHING ELSE
    Do mention Evelyn Glennie, and many of us know that she
is deaf and is the world's best percussionist.
    But there is more to her than what we realize. She has
two interests in life, asides from music. She has her own
jewelry line and now this - making her own trademark tartans
and is trying to break into the Scottish dress market.
    To get an idea of what a tartan is, click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartan

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said one interpreter:

I was on an interpreting assignment not too long ago where the hearing
consumer asked me to "please stop gesturing like that".

She is an experienced interpreter, with many years of service to
her credit and she said:

It was the first time it happened to me!

Still continuing, she explained:

I have a very clear memory of the incident.  After her comment I
explained I was hired, by her office, to interpret using American Sign
Language, which is done manually with the hands, and that I would be
making sure the Deaf person understood everything that was going on.
I also added if this was a problem for her we needed to get her supervisor
involved.  She did not reply to me at all.  She ignored me at that point
and went on with her job.  Maybe she thought it was gang signs?  I do not
have a clue what she thought as she did not share anything other than the
comment requesting I stop gesturing.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

This weekend, as our nation is sharing memories of one of the
greatest tragedies in American history, we might want to think about
the contribution that television captioners across the country made
during the sad and momentous events that unfolded on September 11,
2001.

Many captioners who were captioning shows at the time of the attacks
stayed on the air for hours and hours at a time.  They were afraid
that if they disconnected from the encoders at the television
stations that were receiving their signals, that a new connection may
not be able to be established.

Captioners were writing with tears streaming down their faces, lumps
in their throats, and heavy hearts as they were providing continuous
coverage on station after station.  Many captioners in training were
thrown on the air because the demand for captioning services became
so great.

Some captioners have had to deal with the emotional scars that were
the result of captioning hour after hour of horrific news that
forever changed our country.  They could not turn off the stories
that became just too difficult for them to deal with.

Once again, thank you to all of the captioners who put their lives on
hold to provide access to all of the people who needed their services
during this great tragedy.  You may never know the lives you touched.

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TWO GOALS IN SAUDI ARABIA
    There is a group of individuals in Saudi Arabia, working
together towards two goals.
    The first goal is:

to eradicate sign language illiteracy

    The second goal is:

to establish a college for the deaf

    Are both goals realistic? Only time will tell only
because of the nation's reputation of suppression of
women and those less fortunate.

I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

not function in the classroom because of their inability to hear

Huh! There are interpreters, note-takers and CART devices.

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011

Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC,
and Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom,
New Addition, Deck, and Siding.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

***Attention Real Estate Investors***

Surdus, LLC is expanding with a new division that will specialize in buying
undervalued, foreclosed, and bank-owned residential property. We fix it up
and market it for profit.  We take care of everything. There is good opportunity
in the market in the metro DC, VA, and MD area.  We are looking for passive
investors from anywhere who are interested in profit sharing while they pursue
other priorities. For more information, contact us at surdusllc@gmail.com

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com
202-540-8750 VP
Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
VA# 134097
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Why do people laugh? neuroscientist Robert Provine, a
University of Maryland Baltimore County professor,
researched this topic and made public his findings.

One of his conclusions was that deaf people laugh without
hearing.

He forgot one thing - that hearing people also laugh without
hearing. Do witness the silent movies where actors had to
rely on slapstick comedy to make the audience, both deaf
and hearing laugh.

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The Deaf and the Law:

A question the employers are not allowed to ask of deaf
applicants:

do you have any disabilities?

This question, however, may be moot if an interpreter is
present during the job interview or if the applicant
gives away his deafness.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Senator Annoy (Inouye) of Hawaii

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    DeafDigest dedicates this week's edition to Maggie Lee Sayre
who departed us.
    Maggie Lee, while leading an isolated life, helped out on
the family fishing business on a houseboat that traveled the Ohio
and Tennessee Rivers.  Photography was her lifelong hobby and she
took countless pictures of houseboats and the way of life
around her. She met no other deaf person after leaving Kentucky
School for the Deaf and came back only in recent years.
    The houseboats disappeared without a trace. No one else
bothered to take pictures. A group of anthropologists, wanting
to learn more about the vanished houseboat way of life, came
across her intact albums of photographs.
    She was well honored for her photographic efforts and a book
"Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre: Photographs of a River Life," was published.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    The Province of Ontario in Canada seems to produce
outstanding deaf citizens of distinction.
    First was Gary Malkowski who was elected as MPP in the
in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (equivalent to
state legislative bodies) in 1990.
    The second person so duly honored is Joyce Lange, of
Whitby, Ontario, who was selected as the Order of Ontario
recipient. She is being honored for her work on behalf of
the deaf in the province. A native of Oregon, she moved
to Ontario after she graduated from Gallaudet University.
    Congrats, Joyce.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Someone made this comment over the internet -

Why are hearing aids so expensive, and reading glasses so cheap

amen !

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A non-football fan was told by a football fan:

Reggie Bush lost his Highest Man trophy

The non-football fan was puzzled, thinking why
was it brought up on "how tall this player is"

Later on, it was realized that the football fan was
talking about the Heisman trophy!

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Higher ups are interested in learning how counselors
prevent customers from going counselor shopping.

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DeafBook of the Week

A Rose for Tomorrow

a Biography of Frederick C Schreiber

Jerome D Schein

1981

published by NAD

(young people may not know who he was, but he is
considered the Father of National Association of the
Deaf; he passed away in 1979 with many, many NAD
goals and objectives on his mind)

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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position announcement
School Psychologist
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Full-time, 10-month position in a center school for the Deaf program.
Requires Master's Degree in School Psychology and at least two years
experience in a program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  Knowledge
of deafness and experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic
educational setting.  Proficiency in sign language required.  Responsible
for coordinating the development of comprehensive Evaluation Reports for
students.  Provide consultation services to school personnel and/or
students and their families.  Assist in the planning and administration of
the required state assessments and/or the school-wide student achievement
testing program.  Some collaboration with community behavioral health
agencies.

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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position opening
Residential Counselor - Bayhouse
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve.
For more than 50 years, we've been helping individuals with mental health,
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve
independence and explore possibilities.  A career here is a commitment to
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change.  Join our
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so
deeply for.

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors and Awake/Overnight
Counselors to work in our Residential Home in Revere, MA. This position is
responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in a
residential setting through advocacy, teaching, and service planning. A
High school degree or GED required; Bachelor's in related field preferred.
One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population
preferred. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Valid Massachusetts
driver's license required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively both in writing and verbally.  Must be or have the ability to
become medication, SFA and CPR certified.

North Suffolk offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes
medical/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, and generous paid time off.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

North Suffolk Mental Health Association,
Attn: Recruiter,
301 Broadway,
Chelsea, MA  02150;

Fax 617-912-7971, Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA 19038 

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/HOH 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 of experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Compliance
with PA Act 57 is required.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in
residential program.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing
services 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.
Qualifications: 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.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; 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. 

- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) We are adding to our
administrative team! Qualifications: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3
years of administrative experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel; Must possess strong writing/proof reading skills and
excellent organizational skills; Fluency in  American Sign Language
required. Duties: Responsible for maintaining primary consumer charts
for all programs ensuring information is kept in a confidential
systematic filing and tracking manner. Responsible to set up new and
discharge charts, conduct chart utilization reviews, maintain/update
release of information (ROI's), answer all phones/TTYs/VPs and
provide some assistance with translation with voice calls, track and
maintain company vehicle information, and troubleshoot computers,
copier machines and other technical equipment.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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: 215-884-6301            

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seeking
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia and Bucks County (PA)

We are seeking TSS Professionals to work with children who are deaf
and/or are diagnosed with Autism

Spectrum Disorder.  As a TSS you will be part of a team of professionals
and will receive on-going clinical supervision by a Behavioral
Specialist Consultant (BSC) and/or a Licensed Psychologist.  You will be
taught various methods of Applied

Behavioral Analysis to assist the child in acquiring developmentally
appropriate skills.  These services help to support teachers and parents
with their interaction with the clients. Ultimately, services aim to
prevent out of home placement and to integrate the child within their
community.

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology,
Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work
experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three
years work experience with children.

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients
require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours
per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept
more than one assignment.

Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For additional information about our company and current vacancies log
on to our website http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

or Contact
Maureen Stoll-Director of Administration & Human Resources via email at
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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DeafDigest Gold - September 5, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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The Sprint Relay Data Only Plan for only $29.99 per month at 
the Deaf Pager Store*

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a
2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the
Blackberry® Curve[tm] 8530 Smartphone. Experience fast browsing and
downloads and send and view photos and videos with the speed of the
Now Network[tm]. This full feature smartphone is slim, compact and
lightweight and includes Wi-Fi®, Trackpad navigation and 2.0 MP
camera.

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

*Other monthly charges apply. For more information, go to:
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Disability 101  Disabled: our largest minority
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New director of National Court Reporters Association
http://deafdigest.com/ncra/



- Very Hot News

British social worker Angela Goddard, lauded by her peers for
working with the deaf, has been nominated for the
Social Work National honors. The announcement will
be made at the awards ceremony in London this coming
November.  The story did not say if she was deaf or
hearing.



- Thursday August 26th

A scam has broke out in the Deaf Community, among those
that use video cams for communications, hoping to get
sensitive financial information from us. If you are
getting this such video call from someone you don't
know, just ignore the call.


- Friday August 27th

Wong U-Wen, a deaf man of Singapore, who is unemployed, has become
a political activist with the Singapore Democratic Party.

His goal is to make the government more sensitive to the needs
of the deaf and to get them jobs.


- Saturday July 28th

Agreement has been reached with the state of Massachusetts
and the American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (AMC), Regal Entertainment Group 
(Regal), and National Amusements (Showcase Cinemas).

The agreement was worded as follows:

each chain must ensure that every location in Massachusetts is equipped 
with accessible technology that will provide meaningful access to the 
hearing and visually impaired, including captioning and description 
technology



DeafDigest is afraid that the word "meaningful" may be open to
different interpretations.



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf 
News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff


6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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MENTAL HEALTH AND THE DEAF PATIENT
    The mental health services for the deaf are in
serious problem.
    The problem is lack of money to hire mental
health professionals that can work with the deaf.
And many mental health clinics cut services.
    It makes things harder for the deaf that need
mental health services.
    It may get worse in the future, and this is sad.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mentalhealth/

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A CONFUSED INTERPRETER
    This is a true story. An interpreter was hired
to become an actor in a TV movie, playing the
role of an interpreter.
    In real life, this interpreter must follow
RID interpreting guidelines.
    But in the movie, does he have to follow
RID interpreting guidelines? The movie producer
told him to follow the script and not follow
the interpreting guidelines.
    This is why he became confused and upset.


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TO LOBBY OR TO ADVOCATE
    Professional lobbyists are expensive. Advocating is
done on a voluntary basis.
    Who performs the better - in getting deaf-related
bills passed in legislative bodies?
    A deaf advocate said:

Many lobbyists collect big money from clients for bills
that go nowhere. You push bills through a hostile legislature
for nothing other than principle.

    So, which is better - a lobbyist or an advocate?



AN UGLY WALMART INCIDENT
    A deaf man, himself an administrator with a high level
agency that serves the deaf, went to a Walmart to shop
for something.
    Done shopping, he exited Walmart with his cart. The
alarm went off, and the deaf person continued walking
out.
    Suddenly he was grabbed by the security man. Not knowing
what was going on, this deaf man, afraid he was being
robbed, hit the security man and a melee ensued.
    Someone came to the deaf man and gestured to the cart
and to come back to the store.
    Upon realizing the alarm went off, the deaf man showed
the Walmart the goods. They checked and conceded that and 
nothing was stolen.
    Still angry, the deaf man threatened a lawsuit for being
grabbed from behind for no reason. The manager then offered
the deaf man some free gift certificates to cool off the threat.
    Walmart is filthy rich but would not install flashing
alarm detectors for the benefit of its deaf shoppers.


BOLLYWOOD DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DEAF
    Hearing movie star Priyanka (India) was offered the role
to play a deaf character in the movie "Silence" on one
condition, that she must cut her hair.
    She refused, and the filmmaker Anurag Basu offered the
role to someone else.
    Anurag Basu is one of the most famous filmmakers in
India. It has never occurred to him to find a deaf performer
to play the role.
    This is another example of India's long list of
discrimination against the deaf.



A SERVICE ORGANIZATION MANY OF US NEVER HEARD OF
    When we mention a service organization, we immediately
think of Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.
    There is another service organization called
U.S. Grandmothers Club.
    A female must be a grandmother in order to be
eligible for membership.
    What does that service organization do? Help make
donations to worthy causes.
    There was a story in the newspapers of a local chapter
of U.S. Grandmothers Club making a donation to the
Ohio School for the Deaf.


A DEAF MAN KNOWING NO SIGN LANGUAGE
    There was a newspaper story of a deaf man, knowing
no sign language, being sent to prison for life.
    Did that deaf man fall through the cracks? Yes.
We have resources that deal with the deaf baby,
a deaf child, a deaf teenager and a deaf adult, as
well as with the late-deafened. Yet for some reason
the family of that deaf man may not have gotten the
counseling that would have helped guide him
while growing up.
    This is sad.



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

    We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/rad/







AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I prefer not to tune into conversations


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


this is an old phrase, rarely mentioned these days:

"the people have spoken," but I guess our deaf supervisor 
did not hear us.



we hate this phrase because it has nothing, at all,
to do with the deaf or of deafness


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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not
Find a Conference Offering All of This!  June 23-26, 2011

1.  Scheduled every year to  the year 2020 ... see
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2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see
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3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see
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4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some 
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5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ...
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6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida 
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7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom
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See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend.

8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING
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9.  20+ exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks  every hour,
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10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants

11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see  www.DrSign.com

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the 
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this will be our 10th
year, starting July 16, 2011 from Florida to Alaska. This is 
scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time
Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The  US Department of Justice Final Regulations for Titles II 
(State/Local Governments) and III (Commercial Facilities/Public 
Accommodations) as related to the ADA, will be posted on the
web site at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr on September 15th.

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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #5

Q. At the 2009 Video Music Awards, Kanye West upstaged this winner 
of the Best Female Video award by grabbing the microphone from
her and protesting that Beyonce Knowles should have won the
award.

A. Taylor Swift.

(Beyonce Knowles did win the "Video of the Year" later at the
same awards show)

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

the approximate location of the old campus of California
School for the Deaf at Berkeley. The school moved to
its current campus at Fremont in the fall of 1980.

University of California at Berkeley is occupying this old
school campus.

http://deafdigest.com/oldberkeleycampus/

This picture was taken by Kenneth S Rothschild

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the most common problem facing deaf athletes
that play on hearing college?

A. Loneliness. A number of them leave hearing college
athletic teams every year for that reason only.

Many hearing teammates do not take the time nor bother
to cultivate friendships of these deaf athletes.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that every realtor and every auto dealer be required to
provide interpreters for deaf clients that are interested
in buying a car or a house

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

late 19th century/early 20th century - schools for the deaf
had two departments - oral and manual. All new students
were automatically placed into oral department. If their
speech skills failed them, they were transferred to the
manual department.

Undeservedly so, these manual departments suffered the
stigma because of these "failures"

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Deaf and the Money:

$200.00

for a pair of professional musicians' earplugs

designed to keep out deafness-inducing noise

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

says the Journal of the American Medical Association

one of every five teens suffer hearing loss

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DeafResources

Sign language, as defined
http://deafdigest.com/signlanguagedefinition/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/


(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

top deaf sports newspaper stories & links:


Louisiana SD restarting football after a two-year absence.
http://deafdigest.com/louisianafootball/

Melissa Stockton winning the World Deaf Women's Golf Championship
http://deafdigest.com/matthewpiper/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
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http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

Business Officer (09/09/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039126&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no


to click on any of above positions, go to:
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

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job posting
HR Generalist
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is looking for an HR Generalist to
fill a vacancy.  This position reports to both ISD and the State
Personnel Department. 

See job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/hrgeneralist/

HR Generalist            569639       8/30-9/6/2010       
8/30-9/6/2010

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf

- Teacher for oral/deaf student  
Enosburg, Vermont public high school

Time Base: Full Time
requirements: Degree in Deaf studies

 

- Speech-Language Pathologist 
Brattlesboro, Vermont

Speech-Language Pathologist, consultant and /or part time.
Degree and License required

 

Please send resume, cover letter & three written reference to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org 

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School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010)
- Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson
- North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each 
of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) 
positions through September 24, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your 
assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested 
persons.  Thank you.

- For North Carolina School for the Deaf
To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD 
Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or 
fax it to 828-432-5309.

- For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf 
To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, 
ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 
27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can 
obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the 
following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: 60038911
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 - $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 - $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES 
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 09/24/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work: 
The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential 
schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five 
(5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight 
of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The 
Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, 
residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include 
planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting 
short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school 
deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is 
a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical 
thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles 
and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish 
working relationships with staff, the general public and other government 
agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations 
and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and 
demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences:
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf 
and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational 
programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively 
using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements: 
Master's degree in education, school administration, or specific field 
related to special education and five years of education experience 
preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of 
administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School 
Administrator-Principal licensure as 
outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must 
be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, 
skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing 
if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying 
for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will 
also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position 
which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal 
criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and 
non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All 
applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office 
indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be 
submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include 
the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be 
accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in 
the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a 
(PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web 
site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tony Wallace, who departed
us tragically last week.

A NTID/RIT graduate and hard of hearing, he served as a police
officer in Hoonah, Alaska, a town of 800 people 40 miles away
from Juneau.

He and a fellow police officer was shot to death while making
a police call at a residence.

At NTID/RIT, he was an All-American wrestler. And as police
officer he conducted several classes to teach the police
on how to deal with the deaf.



The July 6, 2006 edition of DeafDigest ran this piece:

    If you are deaf and get into trouble at Hoonah,
Alaska, do not rely on ASL or to fight back.
    The reason is Tony Wallace, a former RIT/NTID
student and also a former NCAA-III All-American
wrestler.
    Tony just started work as the law enforcement
officer in the town of Hoonah. This town, near the
British Columbia border, has 900 residents. He
will also help with the EMS and with the fire
department.
    Tony's long term goal is to join the Alaska
State Police Department. Working in the law
enforcement field is a tradition with the
Wallace family - several Wallace generations are
into law enforcement.




- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Four Weddings actor to star in film about deafness
http://deafdigest.com/karenprice/

New superintendent getting used to the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/dawnbormann/


- Very Hot News

The shooting death of hard of hearing police officer
Tony Wallace.

Just hate to say this, but he may possibly be the first
deaf or hard of hearing police officer that died in 
line of duty.

May he rest in peace.




- Sunday August 29th

The San Diego Deaf Community was upset by an article
published by the San Diego Family Magazine.

On the front page was a deaf kid with the ILU sign
but the story was different - focusing on him 
getting a CI with no reference at all to ASL or of
the local deaf community.



- Monday August 30th

Approximately one of every 5 teens suffer from a hearing
loss,

Says who? Says the American Medical Association.

Should it be a surprise? Not really considering the
self-induced noise pollution they subject themselves
to on a daily basis.



- Tuesday August 31st

Captioned eyeglasses?

Yes, if Danish designer Mads Hindhede has his way.

He has come up with a prototype and says it works.

Stay tuned.

Mads, by the way, is not deaf.



- Wednesday September 1st

There are deaf people that are tightlipped while signing
whereas there are other deaf people that mouth their sign
language.

It is the mouthing that has interested a group of University College 
London researchers.

They wanted to know if mouthing is related to signing
or is related to the English language.

Their findings have been published in the Psychological
Science.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
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November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
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raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
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DISCRIMINATION OR NOT DISCRIMINATION
    Many apartment landlords will try to ask new deaf
tenants to live in apartments near the laundry rooms.
    Are the landlords doing the deaf a favor by saving
them a long trip to the laundry rooms?
    Well, many hearing people don't want to live near
laundry rooms. Why? Because of noise by laundry
machines and drying machines.
    Is it discrimination or not a discrimination?
You decide!


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/laundryroom/

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of each DeafDigest edition)


SCARY FOR COP TO STOP DEAF DRIVERS AT NIGHT
    Many of us have been stopped by police officers
while driving our cars. It might be speeding or passing
the red light, or not giving right of way, etc, etc.
    We are more scared when cops stop us at night than
during day time.
    During day time, we can see the cop's face and
do our best to communicate with him.
    At night, the cops use flashlights. It is almost
impossible to see the cop's face because of the
flashlight.
    This is why it is scary to be stopped at night.


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A CLASSROOM INTERPRETER
    There are many classroom interpreters that interpret
just for only -- one -- deaf student.
    And when the deaf student stays home, what is the
interpreter supposed to do?
    For one certain interpreter, she was assigned, much
to her objection, teacher aide' duties. Her job
description did not specify such duties.
    This issue was brought up on a deaf yahoo group,
and that interpreter was advised to look up the specific
RID guidelines and to show it to the school principal.



DIFFICULT SIGNS
    For vegetables and fruits, some signs are easy -
eggs, meat, apple, onion, tomato, etc?
    But what are the signs for zucchini, eggplant
and broccoli?
    DeafDigest editor and his wife shopped for some
produce at a local farmers' market. The woman behind
the counter is a sign language student and she asked
for signs of these three produces.
    Admittedly, DeafDigest editor was stumped!


LACK OF SENSITIVITY TOWARDS DEAF OWNERS OF DEAF-RUN BUSINESSES
    Why is it that a hearing patron would enter a deaf-run
business facility, and quickly leave the premises after learning
that the owner is deaf? Or to quickly exit the relay conversation
or email conversation for the same reason.
    Lack of sensitivity? Yes, very certainly so.

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LOU FERRIGNO SURFACES AGAIN
    Many of us know that Lou Ferrigno, the past Incredible Hulk
actor, the past Mr Universe body building champion and one
time pro football player (Canadian Football League) is deaf.
    From time to time he surfaces in the media to make us
remember him.
    Well there is a "silly" video game that involves him.
It has something to do with the Butterfinger, the famous candy,
and its video game - "The Good, The Bad and the Candy."
    This game involves video scenes of old timer heroes Eric 
Estrada, Lou Ferrigno, and  Charisma Carpenter trying to
defend the Butterfinger factory against evil forces.
    At least it is nice that a deaf character is involved
even if the game is silly.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that hearing people would sit in a seating section
reserved for the deaf, robbing the deaf of their
rightful seats, and forcing interpreters to deploy
to accommodate deaf people seated elsewhere




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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

One thing that I have received many questions about is how realtime
captioners and CART providers deal with all the proper names and
unusual terms that they encounter.  What if someone were to say the
name MacGhilleseatheanaich, which according to some Web sites is the
longest surname in the world?  How would a captioner deal with
that?

What we have to remember is that captioners are not typing as other
people would on a computer keyboard.  They do not typically enter
words letter by letter.  Each stroke is usually a complete syllable
or word.

Captioners will enter names into their computer dictionary before an
event, and they will tell the computer program what steno they will
write on their steno machines to get those names to come up.  For
unusual names, this would be entered in a job dictionary for that
particular job.

In the above example, some captioners may decide that they would
simply write PHABG/PHABG (which is Mac/Mac to a person who knows
steno theory).

Some people in the captioning and CART fields do not believe in
double stroking the first syllable of the name because they believe
that it can lead to mistakes in the captioning, but there are other
captioners who believe that entering names in this fashion can be a
lifesaver because of the speed at which some people say proper
names. 

If a steno writer were to write the name above syllable by syllable,
he or she may have to write something like
PHABG/TKPWEUL/AOE/SAOE/A*T/AOE/APB/AEU/EUBG, depending on how the
speaker pronounced it.  That' why many captioners find PHABG/PHABG
so much easier.  

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ENDURING A SURGURY
    A newspaper story said:

he is deaf and has had to endure surgery to place a cochlear 
implant at 3-years-old.

    Endure?

    The dictionary said:

- to undergo (as a hardship) especially without giving in 
/ suffer <endured great pain>

- to regard with acceptance or tolerance <could not 
endure noisy children>

    Is a CI operation that painful? DeafDigest editor cannot
respond because he has never went through such an operation!





I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......


not understand TV programs because they can't hear the 
dialogue




Huh! Go to any noisy bar, and you will see captions turned
on TV sets. Wake up; we, the deaf have our own TV sets with
captions at our homes.




when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Would tumors, as a cause of neurofibromatosis type 2,
lead to possible deafness among young people?

Yes, says Dr. Cristina Fernandez-Valle, affiliated
with University of Central Florida. And, to boot,
she has landed a $2 million federal grant to conduct
research into this medical issue.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
London

- case
a deaf man was arrested, accused of making a threat to
commit an act of violence. He claimed he was only
asking for directions, albeit with a very loud voice.

- result
case was dismissed

- comment
this is interesting; why would a simple request for
directions be misinterpreted as a violent threat
on account of a loud voice?


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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

you're my new here (hero)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    The Washingtonian, September 2000 edition profiled deaf actress
Shira Grabelesky, who played the role of Helen in The Miracle
Worker at Arena Theatre, Washington, DC

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Hurricane Katrina has impacted all of us badly. And
Louisiana School for the Deaf, in Baton Rouge, is rising
to the occasion by opening its doors.
    The school is housing students, teachers and interpreters
that have lost their homes and have no place to stay. This
group also includes mainstreamed students from New Orleans.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that?

- when a new hearing employee joins a workplace, everyone says hi
to him, and they become friends with him right from Day One

- when a new deaf employee joins a workplace, everyone says
hi (in gestures) for 2 or 3 days before losing interest in him


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


Coworker--I'll be working at Church tonight
Me--Oh, ya'll having a revival?

Coworker--(puzzled look) Revival??
Me--Um, what did you say?

Coworker--I'll be working on your shirts tonight.

(She does alteration work on the side)




if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

While eating at a restaurant, a brother of your customer that 
you lost contact, informs you that your customer got a full 
time job.

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DeafBook of the Week

A Phone of Our Own

The Deaf Insurrection Against Ma Bell

Harry G Lang

Gallaudet University Press
2000

details the rise and growth of the TTY network during 
the sixties and the seventies



DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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- Conduct evaluations of programs to ensure that services are 
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- Monitor department budget
- Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
- Participate in management team meetings to support department as 
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- Represent DCARA and/or the deaf and hard of hearing community at 
meetings and community events
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
- Bachelor's degree in counseling, social services, deafness, or 
related areas.  MA degree preferred.
- Experience in supervision and management
- At least two years experience in program service delivery
- Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate 
projects independently
- Knowledge of MS windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
Outlook)
- Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
- Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
- Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/ 
weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and 
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter 
holiday.

DEADLINE: Monday, September 13, 2010 at 5:00pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:        Send an application (available at 
http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Residential Counselor - Bayhouse
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health 
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. 
For more than 50 years, we've been helping individuals with mental health, 
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve 
independence and explore possibilities.  A career here is a commitment to 
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change.  Join our 
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so 
deeply for.

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors and Awake/Overnight 
Counselors to work in our Residential Home in Revere, MA. This position is 
responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in a 
residential setting through advocacy, teaching, and service planning. A 
High school degree or GED required; Bachelor's in related field preferred. 
One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population 
preferred. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Valid Massachusetts 
driver's license required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate 
effectively both in writing and verbally.  Must be or have the ability to 
become medication, SFA and CPR certified.

North Suffolk offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes 
medical/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, and generous paid time off.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

North Suffolk Mental Health Association, 
Attn: Recruiter, 
301 Broadway, 
Chelsea, MA  02150;

Fax 617-912-7971, Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA 19038 

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/HOH 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 of experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Compliance
with PA Act 57 is required.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in
residential program.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing
services 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.
Qualifications: 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.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; 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. 

- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) We are adding to our
administrative team! Qualifications: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3
years of administrative experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel; Must possess strong writing/proof reading skills and
excellent organizational skills; Fluency in  American Sign Language
required. Duties: Responsible for maintaining primary consumer charts
for all programs ensuring information is kept in a confidential
systematic filing and tracking manner. Responsible to set up new and
discharge charts, conduct chart utilization reviews, maintain/update
release of information (ROI's), answer all phones/TTYs/VPs and
provide some assistance with translation with voice calls, track and
maintain company vehicle information, and troubleshoot computers,
copier machines and other technical equipment.


We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years of experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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: 215-884-6301            

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seeking
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia and Bucks County (PA)

We are seeking TSS Professionals to work with children who are deaf
and/or are diagnosed with Autism

Spectrum Disorder.  As a TSS you will be part of a team of professionals
and will receive on-going clinical supervision by a Behavioral
Specialist Consultant (BSC) and/or a Licensed Psychologist.  You will be
taught various methods of Applied

Behavioral Analysis to assist the child in acquiring developmentally
appropriate skills.  These services help to support teachers and parents
with their interaction with the clients. Ultimately, services aim to
prevent out of home placement and to integrate the child within their
community.

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology,
Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work
experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three
years work experience with children.

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients
require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours
per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept
more than one assignment.

Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For additional information about our company and current vacancies log
on to our website http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

or Contact
Maureen Stoll-Director of Administration & Human Resources via email at
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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open positions
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDER (CSP):  (Full time position) This position 
provides a variety of services to assist mental health consumers to live 
as independently as possible in the community.  The CSP will be 
responsible for assisting in crisis intervention, teaching independent 
living skills and coordinating services for consumers.  A qualified 
candidate shall possess: a MA in counseling or social, prefer someone with 
2 years experience.  Must be fluent in ASL, must have the ability to work 
as a part of a team working on treatment plans; this includes good 
interpersonal skills and the ability to document the services that are 
provided.

HIV PREVENTION PROGRAM SPECIALIST:  (Full time position)  This position 
provides prevention services to the deaf community including leading 
skills building groups, providing outreach in various venues, providing 
HIV testing and maintaining documentation of services provided. A 
qualified candidate shall possess at least 2 years experience in working 
in the deaf community the provision of HIV services or other similar 
activities but would prefer a Bachelor's degree in Education, 
Communication or a Human Services Field.  Must be fluent in ASL. Hours 
will vary including evenings and weekends.  Minorities strongly urged to 
apply.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDER/PROGRAM SPECIALIST: (Full time position) Serves 
as a member of a team with other staff in provision of training in the 
housekeeping, food service, clerical, and socialization and education 
units to community deaf adults.  Also provide services as defined in the 
treatment plan that enable to deaf mentally ill adults in natural 
settings. Qualified candidate: Bachelor's degree in education, social work 
or human service field and two years experience working in mental health. 
Experience can be substituted for education.  Must be fluent in ASL and be 
willing to work flexible hours.  Must have a valid driver's license to 
operate agency vehicles.

to apply for any of the above positions:

write, or call or fax or email

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

(202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 832-8454 (Fax)
email: mailto:BrownS@Deaf-REACH.org

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico 
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a "Relay 
New Mexico Outreach Coordinator"

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:
         - Senior Community
         - Hard of Hearing Community
         - Speech Disabled
         - Spanish
         - Deaf Community

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities
- Understanding of Deaf Culture
- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. and fluency in 
Spanish is benefit 
- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services
- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful
- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills
- Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree 
required
- Hold a valid driver's license 
- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on 
the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or 
disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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position openings
Residence Counselors
ACCESS Program
Paterson, NJ Campus

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly 
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care 
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to 
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most 
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
ACCESS Program - Paterson, NJ Campus 
Full & Part Time - Evenings; Full Time; Nights & Per Diem

As key members of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing 
behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout 
NJ, candidates will help assure the provision of psychiatric 
rehabilitative case management services to consumers who are deaf and hard 
of hearing residing in varied therapeutic supervised settings.

Responsibilities include:
- addressing all treatment needs of consumer residents
- ensuring safety of all consumer residents at all times
- developing individualized treatment plans
- providing intervention strategies
- assisting with recreational, educational and socialization activities
- scheduling trainings and staff development activities
- utilizing crisis intervention strategies to deescalate potential crisis 
situations
- performing other related duties as assigned

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in a Mental Health, 
Health or related discipline OR a current NJ RN License, along with 2 
years of work/life experience. In addition, you must be able to fluently 
communicate in American Sign Language, be familiar with Deaf Culture, and 
knowledgeable about current technology available for individuals with 
hearing loss. Solid oral/written communication, organizational, 
problem-solving and PC skills will also be expected. Valid NJ Driver's 
License a must. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification preferred, as is 
Bilingual English/Spanish skills.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a 
comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and 
child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, 
indicating job title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital; St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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(updated September 5th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)





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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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