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DeafDigest – 28 December 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 28, 2011

— A teacher questioning arrested deaf man at police station!

Normally when a deaf person is arrested, the police would use
an interpreter to help with questioning at the police station.
This should be the way in USA. But in India, it seems things
are different. A deaf man was arrested for theft, and the police
could not question him because of communication difficulties.
Instead the police hired a teacher from a school for the deaf
to question the arrested deaf man. We are lucky it does not
happen in USA.

— A deaf musician with his unusual skills

Musicians normally play with just one instrument, such as
a violin, a saxaphone, guitar, etc. They spend hours of practice
to perfect their skills with that just one instrument. Even
Evelyn Glennie, the world’s most famous deaf musician, only plays
the percussion. Yet, musician Jay’d Hagberg is deaf and is capable
of playing more than 30 different instruments! He is from the
Twin Cities area of Minnesota and studied music for a while in
Austria.

— A deaf girl wins hearing Spelling Bee championship

Emily Neal, a 4th grade deaf girl in Chesapeake, Ohio, has won local
and regional spelling bee championships. And while she came in
second place in the county, she hopes to be able to compete
in the national spelling bee championships. A difficult word
she was able to spell easily was “bildungsroman”

— Painful to take a dizziness & balance exam

A deaf person is going to take a VNG test. VNG? It is called
videonystagmography! And to get ready for that exam, this
deaf person must follow these rules:

* no eating or taking liquids for 4 hours before the exam
* no alcoholic drinks for 2 days before the exam
* no coffee or soft drinks the day of the xam
* no medicine for two days before the exam
* (for women), no make up the day of the exam

This deaf person will be dizzy and uncomfortable on the day of
the exam. Why VNG? To tell the doctor why you may have dizziness
or balance problems!

— 10-year old deaf girl’s best Christmas gift

Amorette Mackey is a deaf 10-year old girl that lives in
College Springs, Iowa. For six months, she begged for a
very special Christmas gift. And in few days before
Christmas, she was at a basketball game with her ASL
signing choir. Suddenly she got the surprise she was asking
for. It was in a big box that was pushed towards her.
Someone came out of the box and shocked her. It was her
daddy, Sgt. Seth Mackey, who just came home from Iraq. People
watching the basketball game stood up and cheered at
the surprise.

DeafDigest – 25 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 25, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm]
4G from Google[tm] is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market
today. The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google
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NFC support and full html web browsing.

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rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard
of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG122511

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The deaf people of Congo are furious at the government
because of a new law that bans text messages. While
this law was aimed at restoring peace, the deaf are
saying they would not be able to receive emergency
warning messages. The government did not want
warring factions to exchange text messages to plan
public attacks.

Scotland has always been behind England and Wales
(in Great Britain) when it comes to services for
the deaf. But the Scots are taking one step forward
by establishing its first British Sign Language
interpreting classes at the Heriot-Watt’s School of Management & Languages.

– Very Hot News

The AMC Theatres chain will provide captions at its
approximately 130 movie houses in California and
nationwide within the next six months. And that the
number will grow to nearly 600 by year 2013. No, it
not open captions but through a device that is called
“personal captioning system”. The chain, however, did not
elaborate on exactly what is a personal captioning system!

– Thursday December 22nd

A deaf man, with substance abuse problems, is being
helped with a GPS device that vibrates if he walks near
a bar or a wrong apartment building or another wrong
location. He is a client of a counseling center
that rigged his GPS to force him to walk the straight
line. This story was written up in a local newspaper.

– Friday December 23rd

Joene Nicolaisen has stepped down as the Executive
Director of the Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf
in Utah, to accept a new position as a counselor with
the state government. Replacing her is Stephanie Mathis.
Her first day on the job is January 1, 2012.

– Saturday December 24th

The National Institute of Mental Health is working with the Department of Psychiatry at University of Rochester
Medical Center to offer mentorship opportunities for
deaf professionals that desire a career in the mental
health field.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Few years ago there was a lot of guessing who would be
the next CEO of the Marriott hotel empire, when the long time CEO Bill Marriott, Jr would step down. It
was mentioned that one of the potential successors could
be corporation executive Stephen Marriott. He is deaf.
It was not to be – because the announcement was made of
a new CEO, an outsider, who is not a family member.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES AT HEARING COLLEGES
A deaf student in high school has two choices –
to attend Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN. The second
choice is to attend a hearing college.
Those attending Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN – no problem
with interpreters.
Those wanting to attend hearing college may have a
hard time looking on the web sites for the colleges’
disabled student services! Most hearing colleges do not
have a full web site explaining their interpreting
services or CART services. These colleges know about
ADA requiring interpreters or CART, but do not want
to tell the deaf about it!
Why? These services are very expensive.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

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

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The Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) wants to establish state-level chapters.

It is an association of deaf professionals in the medical
field (nursing, counseling, physical therapists, veterinarians,
physicians, dentists, etc).

To read what this is all about, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/association-medical-professionals-deaf/

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ASL VIDEO WITH NO SOUND
An interpreter was watching ASL video at work. A hearing
person came around and looked at the video and was confused.
Confused because the video had no sound. That hearing
person asked the interpreter where to turn on the sound!
This shows that many hearing people do not realize
that we, the deaf, live in a world of no sound!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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

TOP DEAF NEWS OF 2011, JULY THROUGH DECEMBER

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-top-deaf-news-july-thru-dec/

2011 NOTABLE DEAF DEATHS, N TO Z, LAST NAMES

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-notable-deaf-deaths-second-part/

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/voc-rehab-counselor-forgetting-sign-language/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

South Dakota Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/south-dakota-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

on an one-on-one basis with someone, I don’t need a hearing aid

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

an artificial cochlea was implanted

An artificial cochlea? Sounds familiar?
Wouldn’t that be the same as the CI?

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

Thursday  pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by Paula Browning.  There will also be four separate entertainment venues concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.  Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have 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.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

11th 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 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.  Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Many high schools discriminate against volunteer deaf coaches
that want to coach sports. Yet, there are a few deaf coaches
in a few high schools. How were they able to get jobs?

A. Is it because some high schools are sensitive to the needs
of the deaf? Possibly, but another big reason is that some
private schools offer tuition reductions if the students’
fathers would coach sports. That was how one deaf father was
able to coach football in a private school. It was not the
best situation since other coaches were not willing to communicate with the deaf coach, away from the football field!

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Reading

I have difficulty reading regular print these days.

There are several devices that help me to read.

ZoomText for my computer can make the font size larger.

It also can change background color to prevent glare.

Library books in large print can be borrowed from the special
services department of the library.

Additionally,  more books are available via electronic format!

Using computer, laptop and iPad, I can purchase ebooks on-line.

Then, I can adjust the size of font for my reading enjoyment!

If your Deaf-Blind friends have not tried these technologies, spread
the word!

Happy reading!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that someone would invent a device to force videos to be
captioned; if it is not captioned, then the video won’t work!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1965 – Deaf Culture was given an official
identity when Dr William Stokoe proclaimed his
announcement that ASL was a legitimate language
of its own

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1500 implants need to be recalled (removed from people’s skulls)

2800 implants sitting on shelves need to be recalled

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf members of European royal families

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Child Care Supervisor – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/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’ 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:

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  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.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  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.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– 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.

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  Fax: 215-884-6301

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 25, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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All of you, do have a Happy Holiday season!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The European Commission has a new project – to ensure that
the deaf and the disabled Europeans will achieve a barrier-free
quality of life. To achieve this goal, input from the
non-disabled is being sought. The goal is to gather all the
information right up to February 29, 2012 and then to move
on with the information.

ASL users catch body language faster than hearing people?
This is what a combined University of California-Davis
and University of California-Irvine research team is saying.
This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.

– Very Hot News

A Deaf Bank no more!

Jim Meisser, a deaf banker, bought Lake Shore Bank in
2006, as the nation’s only deaf-owned bank. No more!

He sold the bank to Talmer Bancorp, Inc, Michigan, for
$26 million in assets in exchange for stock.

DeafDigest wonders if is bad economy that forced smaller
banks to sell out to larger banks?

Meisser, while deaf, does not know ASL.

– Sunday December 18th

Could we use a special glove to send a text message
via sign language? This is what 3 Israeli entrepreneurs
are coming up with. Reaction from observers last week
at an event in Israel was mixed.

– Monday December 19th

Harold Mowl Jr, superintendent, Rochester School for the Deaf,
and also the chairperson of the 4201 Schools Association of New York, wrote an article in a local newspaper. The article
stressed the need to support special education regardless of financial challenges and that a deaf school setting is the
least restrictive environment, validated by diplomas,
independence and preparation for the future.

– Tuesday December 20th

Will the CI become obsolete in few years. And replacing CI
is gene therapy? This is what Sabina Strand, of the
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is saying. Her
findings were published in Science Daily.

– Wednesday November 21st

So many years ago many Gallaudet faculty members walked to the
Kendall Green campus from their homes in the neighborhood. Times
changed and all of them moved to the far-flung suburbs in the
metro Washington area. Gallaudet is slowly trying to reverse the
trend, encouraging a limited number of faculty and staff members
to move back to the neighborhood! It helps that the DC government
and the Gallaudet administration are both offering financial
incentives for these moves.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Many deaf people were concerned with the new law, to take
effect on January 1st, that would “phase out” the old
fashioned 100-watt bulbs. Deaf people rely on these
bulbs for their visual alerting devices. Actually the
law only requires the bulbs to be more efficient,
meaning the old fashioned bulbs will be phased out
but there would be new, and better, bulbs. We,
the deaf, will be able to use these newer bulbs
for our alerting devices.

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DISABILITY LAWS IN GREAT BRITAIN
In Great Britain, they have a law – Disability Discrimination Act (DAA), which is almost same as our ADA.
An oral deaf woman asked for an oral interpreter for
her new job. The British government said no. She sued
the government and lost.
Why did she lose? The DAA allows government to say
no, if the cost of interpreter is too expensive!
The woman was earning about $78,000. The cost of
oral interpreters for her would be about $390,000
per year.
This is the reason why the British government said no!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/

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latest announcements about Deaf Seniors of America
2013 Baltimore conference

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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A BIG SHOCK FOR TWO DEAF BROTHERS
Two deaf brothers graduated from an oral school. They
did not know sign language. Their deaf parents were oralists,
and never used sign language at home.
Both brothers went to Gallaudet where they became
ASL experts. They came home for the summer months from
Gallaudet.
At home, both brothers got the biggest shock of their
lives.
The big shock was that their deaf parents finally
used ASL at home! They were hiding their ASL from their
sons for many years. They felt safe using ASL when their sons went to Gallaudet.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

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

TOP DEAF NEWS OF 2011, JANUARY THROUGH JUNE

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-top-deaf-news-jan-thru-june/

2011 NOTABLE DEAF DEATHS, A TO M, LAST NAMES

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-notable-deaf-deaths-first-part/

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PROBLEMS IN GREECE AFFECTING THE DEAF
It is happening in Greece, and possibly in other
European nations – in that financial woes are hitting the
deaf harder than with hearing people.
Closed programs, financial cutbacks, laid off public
service people, etc – have already hit the Greek deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment by someone:

it must be very satisfying for you to work with the deaf

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of
our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential
mistakes that could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t
careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:

“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:

“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:

“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for
her dog.”

This should read:

“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for
her dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-
FPLT

In English the steno reads:

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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updated every Monday

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POLICE ACADEMY AND THE DEAF
More and more cities are working to accommodate the
needs of the deaf. Most important of all is communication.
Deaf individuals that are handcuffed behind their backs
just cannot communicate.
And many police officers, despite training sessions,
actually freak out when they encounter the deaf and
would forget what they have learned!
The city of Fort Worth, Texas has a 12-week training
course, of one night per week, to help deaf participants
work with the police in various capacities.
How many other cities have this such program?

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

A Maryland deaf man was awarded $200,000 in a police
brutality lawsuit. He called 911 to report a burglary
to his family’s house. And when the police arrived,
something went wrong. The police arrested him on
assault charges; the deaf man denied assaulting
a police officer. He, however, was handcuffed
behind his back, preventing him from communicating
with the police via pen and pad. Without admitting
wrong-doing, the county (Anne Arundel) agreed to
settle the lawsuit to have it closed once and for all.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A big concern at the Indiana School for the Deaf is the
proposal by the state government to “merge” the school with
Indiana School for the Blind.
There have been a series of meetings by several groups
to learn exactly what the proposal is all about.

(editor’s note: nothing came out of it, but there is a
different concern at the school – that the famous
bi-bi philosophy may be seriously challenged by the
governor-appointed school board of directors, all
of them hearing, except for one deaf individual)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Eminent deaf individuals were profiled in the
“Flashbacks” comic strip that appeared in Sunday
edition of the Washington Post last weekend.
Such honored individuals were Konstantin
Tsiolkovsky, famous Russian rocket scientist;
Deaf Smith, who needs no introduction to all of
us; Laura Bridgman, famous deaf-blind woman; and
Eleanor Willhite, famous deaf pilot.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In India, blind people are called visually challenged.

But deaf people of India are simply called Deaf and
Dumb.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Not every “similar” words have lipreading issues!

An example is this –

A co-worker said:
I need ink cartridge

The deaf co-worker thought he said:
I need eight hundred

mouth movements between “ink cartridge”
and “eight hundred: are not even the same!

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Rehabilitation, Social Work, or related field, and Fluency in American Sign Language. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org , faxed to 505-255-8029. No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) –    Keyboarding (40-60%) –    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:
http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 21 December 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December December 21, 2011

— Deaf man arrested by police for telling them he is deaf!

Shaun Phuprate, a deaf British man, was stopped by the police
because of a minor street incident. As he could not understand
what the police was saying, he pointed to his ear to explain
his deafness. The police thought this gesture was a dirty
word, and they arrested him! Luckily for him, the angry judge
quickly threw the case out of the court.

— Knowing nothing about Deaf Devices!

A deaf woman recently moved to a Senior hearing Retirement Home.
She made friends with a few late-deafened residents. She found out
that they never heard of closed captions on TV, of alerting
devices and captioned telephones. She then gave demonstrations
of these deaf devices and they were surprised!

— The Deaf Pizza in San Francisco

Mozzeria is a new pizza restaurant in San Francisco, owned by Russell
and Melody Stein, both of them deaf and Gallaudet graduates. There
was no grand opening ceremony, but instead, two special fund raising
events took place. One was for California School for the Deaf at Fremont
and for the Deafhood Foundation. The other event was to raise funds for
the school that Stein’s children attend. On opening day, the restaurant
was booked solid. A Deaf Writer/Food Critic was in attendance. He said
everything was great – food, pizza dough, pizza ingredients, open dining
space, wood burning stove, a full menu, reasonable price, wide selection
of local beer and wine, atmosphere, walk-in location, etc.

— Hollywood is fighting us!

FCC has given Hollywood 6 months to put captions on everything –
movies, TV and videos. The Motion Picture Association of America
is telling FCC that 6 months is impossible and have asked for about
8 years to complete this captioning project.  Six months by FCC or 8
years by Hollywood! Who is right – FCC or Hollywood?

— UPS punished for discriminating against the deaf

The UPS has agreed to pay $95,000 to Mauricio Centeno, a past
deaf UPS employee who filed a discrimination lawsuit. He asked
for an interpreter in staff meetings and UPS said no, and he
sued. UPS has to pay up $95,000 and also must provide interpreters
at all staff meetings for all of its deaf employees. Remember few
years ago, UPS was in a lawsuit for not allowing deaf employees
to drive trucks.

DeafDigest – 19 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 18, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm]
4G from Google[tm] is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market
today. The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google
apps you’ve come to know and love and is enabled with new and popular
features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling,
NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard
of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG121811

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Shezad Nawab, who is deaf, owns Deaf Business Services Ltd,
based in London. Very ambitious, he wants to expand internationally,
helping deaf business owners with finance, marketing, software
applications, etc. He was written up in the Featured Entrepreneur
publication.

We have several deaf individuals that perform as mimes.
One of these deaf mimes is James Jones, Overland Park. KS.
He gives mime performances at local schools, and most
recently gave a performance in Paris at the World of Mime festival. His real job, however, is Program Manager at
The Whole Person, a service agency that works with the
disabled.

– Very Hot News

Which pair of eyes are faster in catching things – Deaf Eyes
or Hearing Eyes? According to a French-Italian research team,
the Deaf Eyes win. The findings were published in a recent
edition of PLoS ONE (yes, this the name of the publication
even if the name is a strange-looking one).

– Thursday December 15th

Next month the Australian Deaf Games is taking place.
And to alert deaf fans to emergencies (weather, power
blackouts, natural disasters, etc) a special tweet
will surface on their paging devices. It is called
Silent Tweets, and it works with Apple and Android phones for now. Later it will work with Blackberry
and Windows Phone 7.

– Friday December 16th

The Skadden Law Fellowship has been great to the
National Association of the Deaf. This organization
is getting its fourth Fellow attorney – Caroline
Jackson, from the Stanford Law School. She is a past
ASL interpreter. The first three such Fellows were Michael Stein, Claudia Gordon and Mary Vargas. This
Fellowship basically gives NAD “a free attorney” run
for a year or so, thus cutting down on legal expenses
as NAD continues to file legal cases on many fronts.

– Saturday December 17th

The Gallaudet University athletic department is now
accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
If you have a past Gallaudet athlete in mind, please
visit:

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2011-12/hofnominations

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Newly-minted New Zealand MP Mojo Mathers, who is deaf,
has made her “first” parliamentary request. It is real-time captioning of the parliamentary proceedings
so that she can follow what is being discussed.
Keep in mind Gary Malkowski, when he became the MP
in Ontario in 1990, the Canadian parliament immediately
provided him with interpreters. This body did not wait
for Gary to make a request!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN DECEMBER

Avoid the hassle of crowds and do your holiday shopping at WCI
from the comfort of your home!

Choose from a wide selection of products on our website or catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over
$50.00! (excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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

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HLAA Convention 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-loss-association-of-america-convention/

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DOUBLE LAUGH BY HEARING PEOPLE
What is Double Laugh by Hearing People? Happens
too often.
A hearing person would tell a joke. The hearing
people will laugh at it, and then look at the
deaf person to see if he laughs.
If the deaf person does not laugh, then the
hearing people laugh again (at the deaf person,
not at the hearing story teller)!
This is embarrassing and uncomfortable.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

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

INSTEAD OF A CI
Are there alternatives to a CI operation? A newspaper
story said:

Use of some combination of lip reading, cued speech,
sign language, and powerful hearing aids are alternatives to implant surgery

A CI versus a powerful hearing aid? Interesting.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-basketball-star-in-hoosiers-movie/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

South Carolina Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/south-carolina-association-of-the-deaf/

A SURPISE BASKETBALL COACH AT A DEAF SCHOOL
American School for the Deaf, West Hartford, CT
has a non-varsity basketball team, the American Recreation
Team, consisting of overage students and lesser-skilled
players. This team appeared in a recent deaf schools tournament.
The coach of this team is Ed Peltier. His real day job
is school CEO! Peltier in sports? Yes, if one may consider
his background – all-state football quarterback and
basketball point guard, and an athletic scholarship athlete
at University of Hartford in basketball and baseball.
He was described as this:

Ed is as enthusiastic, full of energy and as devoted to the game of basketball as ever!

See a picture of him coaching his team:
http://deafdigest.com/ed-peltier-ceo-and-basketball-coach-of-deaf-team/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my hearing aid makes everyone yell louder at me

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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?

I have been acquired deaf for many years

last week it was –

He is newly deaf

This is the same as:
late deafened

or

postlingually deaf
(a pretty much obsolete phrase)

still same thing – newly or late or postlingually or acquired

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

Thursday  pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by Paula Browning.  There will also be four separate entertainment venues concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.  Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have 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.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

11th 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 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.  Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The 1965 Deaflympics took place in Washington, DC. One of
the venues, asides from Gallaudet University, was University
of Maryland. Communications between game reporters and the
University of Maryland scoreboard at Byrd Stadium was a big
success even though there was no TTY or cell phones or pagers.
What made it a success?

A. The electrowriter (per last week’s DeafDigest video). As
recalled one of the scoreboard “operators”:

I know this myself because I was one of the scoreboard “operators” – that is to put the info up just like what they do in Fenway Park today.

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 some states stop doing “audits” of students in
their deaf schools. These students would be pulled out
of the state schools if the state thinks they would
function better in mainstreamed program. It would not
matter to the state if the deaf students are happier
in a state school environment.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1899 – fire destroyed Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf. There were no fatalities. The school has
since then been rebuilt and continues to thrive to
this day.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

130

national associations of the deaf that are members of the
World Federation of the Deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

Alexander Graham Bell’s accomplishments versus Thomas Edison’s accomplishments

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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best in the nation.

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Child Care Supervisor – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/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’ 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:

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  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.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  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.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– 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.

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  Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 19 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 18, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

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Final Days of Storewide Sale at Harris Communications

These are the final days of the big 15% off Storewide Holiday Sale,
going on now at Harris Communications. Save on most items in our
store. In addition, any orders over $100 will receive free shipping.*

Now is the time to purchase a signaler or clock for that extra room
in your house. Maybe you need an entertaining DVD from Keith Wann or
the CODA Brothers to keep you smiling during the long winter months?
There are plenty of books and DVDs for kids, too! Looking for a
unique gift? Check out our fun ornaments, like the “ILY Biker Santa”
(N450) ornament.

If you need help deciding, call for assistance or use our handy
online gift guide for additional gift ideas.

*Sale ends December 22, 2011. Free ground shipping in the contiguous
US only.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB121811

or contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to interpreter Deborah Gunter,
who departed us. She owned and operated her own interpreting
agency – Sign Shares in Houston, Texas. She was always
striving to maintain high standards among interpreters.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Emmett Casey, who
departed us. He worked in the field of deafness for many
years, mostly on the west coast. It was at Gallaudet, as a
young man, that he got his start working with the deaf. As a
former great college basketball player, he spent a lot of
time mingling with the Gallaudet athletes and coaches
during practices and games. That was before he moved on
to different deaf-related positions over the years and
decades.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Julius Seeger,
Austin, Texas, who departed us. Impossible to describe
him briefly in this article – and so, please go to
http://deafdigest.com/julius-seeger-deaf-obituary/

Thank you, Deborah, Emmett and Julius for serving us
so well over the years.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A nice story was written in a Wisconsin newspaper
on handyman services of Jeff Maure, Sheboygan
Falls, WI, who is deaf. He owns his own handyman
services business and he is capable of doing work
around the houses – kitchen, recreation rooms, painting,
flooring, drywalling, decks, etc, etc.

A restaurant waiter, not deaf, was written up in a
newspaper story. He was asked what was his memorable
moment as a waiter. He said one night a group of four
deaf men, all of them drunk, sat down at his table.
While ordering food, they behaved obnoxiously, making
inappropriate comments. The waiter hated serving
that deaf group. But when they left, and paid their
check – surprise, the tip was very big!

– Very Hot News

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality came up
with this finding – that deaf patients get better medical
care if the health providers use ASL themselves as
opposed to using interpreters. This finding was published
in a recent edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

– Sunday December 11th

When people walk out of a fully catered banquet, what would
the hosts do with the uneaten food? Give it to the deaf!
Employees with the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation
walked out of the banquet, angry at their CEO. The stuck
hosts then gave these meals to the Francistown Centre for the Deaf!

– Monday December 12th

East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System has
reached agreement with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to provide
interpreters during visits to the medical offices.

– Tuesday December 13th

Clive Robbins, not deaf, passed away. He believed that
Music Therapy would help the deaf, and in fact, developed
that program at New York State School for the Deaf (Rome)
for a few years during the seventies.

– Wednesday November 14th

While campaigning for UK election as Prime Minister
David Cameron promised to uphold the slogan – Every Disabled Child
Matters. He has been accused by deaf activists of not living
up to this promise.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The Department of Labor is proposing a new rule, requiring
federal contractors and subcontractors to set up a 7 percent
hiring goal. This means at least 7 percent of their workforce
must be deaf and/or disabled.

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TINNITUS DOCTOR AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people suffer from tinnitus. We have
some doctors that work with people that suffer from
tinnitus.
There is one doctor, who said she is the only one
in USA with a doctorate, specializing in tinnitus. Her
name is Dr. Marsha Johnson and her practice is in
Oregon.
Yet, how many deaf patients have seen her in her
15 years of practice?
Zero! Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/

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Announcement

Deaf History International Conference

July 24th to 29th, 2012

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more information at:
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AN APPLAUSE THAT A DEAF SPEAKER HATES
What is an applause from the hearing people that the
deaf speaker, with interpreter, hates?
It is when a deaf speaker gives a wonderful speech
about something. The hearing people stand up and give
a very loud applause after that speech.
One thing was wrong. The applause was for the
interpreter, not for the deaf speaker!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

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

A DEAF CLUB THAT IS NOT DEAF
Saw a posting on the web that said “Deaf Riders Automotive Club.”
Never heard of it so ran a google, and it is a
One Stop Automotive Resource.
Why Deaf Riders?  Good question!

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A HEARTBREAKING COMMENT FROM A MOTHER IN INDIA
A mother of a deaf child in India told a newspaper
reporter:

When I first learned that my son was deaf, I stopped
speaking to him. I thought there was no use in speaking
to a child who cannot hear

This comment is always heartbreaking – no matter
where it is – USA or India or anywhere.

LOUSY CAPTIONS IN A GAME
Deaf gamers that play the Resistance 3 video game
will be disappointed with captions.
The game review said that it is very small and hard
to read. And that deaf gamers will always be at a disadvantage for that reason only!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

the comment –

you spell a lot of words, don’t you know signs for these words?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people occasionally type “teh” when they really want to type
“the.”  Sometimes stenocaptioners and CART providers also make
fingering errors.  Because captioners do not type one key at a time,
but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their
errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer
keyboard.

If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be
corrected immediately.  The usual method for a captioner to correct
an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the
immediately prior stroke.  However, if the captioner has already
entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually
too late to go back and correct it.

If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more
strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke
(–) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words.  This is also the same
method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of
thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the
captioner’s mistake or the speaker’s mistake.

If you see a sentence captioned like, “They did an analysis of the
fail you’re rate among — failure rate among students at the
university,” that would probably be a correction of a fingering error
by the captioner.

WHAT GOES ROUND, COMES ROUND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Years back, Kent LaPage, chaired the Portsmouth (NH) School
Board which voted to eliminate a Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.
Lack of funding was the reason.
Fast forward today. LaPage has become late-deafened, while still
continuing to serve on the School Board.
He is now advocating the needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing
students in his school district!
New Hampshire, by the way, is one of the few states in USA without
its own school for the deaf. The school, located in the state, was
Crotched Mountain School for the Deaf. It closed for good in 1979.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

a deaf person, attending a hearing college, looked down
on those that attended Gallaudet and NTID, implying they
were intellectually inferior. Yet that person was so lonely
throughout four full years at hearing college and only made
one friend – a hearing student, who did not fit socially with the college campus life. After graduation, this deaf
person found a job at – guess what, Gallaudet. And that
person married a Gallaudet graduate!

next week – another example

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf mother, living in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
(Japan) wanted her deaf daughter to take a vocational
course in Tokyo. She filled out application papers
to obtain interpreting services. Her request was
turned down. Why? Because she didn’t live in Tokyo, which
is where she wanted the interpreter for her daughter.

She is filing a lawsuit and is being assisted by the
Federation of the Deaf, National Study Association on
Interpreting Issues, and Japanese Association of Certified Interpreters.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Disappeared and gone for good! On January 9, 2001,
the domain name clark.net will be gone for good.
Jamie Clark, a deaf man and a Gallaudet graduate,
founded Clark Internet Services in 1993. It grew to become
a major player among Internet Service Providers in the
Mid-Atlantic states. Verio purchased Clark.Net several
years later, but has always allowed the clark.net domain
name to continue.
Not any more – Verio has sold their dial up business
to Earthlink and individuals with the clark.net email
addresses will not be able to use these any longer.
Meaning the trace of deafness in the clark.net
domain address will be then gone for good.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This coming December 21st will be something special
for us, the deaf.
Liberty University will play against Lipscomb University
in a NCAA-I basketball game.
Just another NCAA-I basketball game? Not quite.
Dwight Brewington, who is deaf, plays for Liberty
University. Ryan Daniel, who also is deaf, plays for
Lipscomb University.
They are transfers from another NCAA-I basketball
schools; Dwight from Providence and Ryan from Auburn.

(editor’s note: Dwight applied for NBA draft as a
hardship case, and was not drafted at all. Ryan
left the team after the season)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a posting on a deafblog regarding a hearing
teacher whose class included a deaf student. And that
she was showing a video in the classroom. The video
did not show captions – only because the teacher
refused to turn it on, despite repeated requests
by the deaf student!

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend said:
my mother had to get a Lowe’s to pay for the truck transmission

Lowe’s ?

My friend actually said:
my mother had to get a loan to pay for the truck transmission

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) –    Keyboarding (40-60%) –    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:
http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 14 December 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December December 14, 2011

— Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill honored by the UFC

Matt Hamill, a recently-retired Ultimate Fighter, has
been honored by his fighting organization. They said
he was one of the most inspirational fighters around,
defeating some of the better opponents in his short
career. Because of these wins, he is described as a
true hero.

 

 
— A lip-reading Kinect device?

Could a Kinect device become a lipreader? Kinect engineers
say that the next Kinect generation can lipread. Really?
A deaf person that owns PS3, XBox and Kinect said “I doubt
that the next generation Kinect can lip read accurately –
but who knows? I have not seen the newer Kinect 2 device
yet”.

— A politician in New Zealand says deaf cannot be a MP

Kevin Campbell, a Conservative party member, said that
Mojo Mathers, a deaf woman who was elected as MP, should
not serve in this position because of her deafness! When
his comments angered everyone, he immediately backed off
and apologized. To her credit, she accepted the apology.

 

 
— A deaf nightclub in Madrid

In Madrid, a new nightclub, named Equal, has opened for
business, serving deaf patrons. The songs come with
subtitled videos and signed videos, both shown on screens.
The staff know sign language. The bouncers, who don’t
sign, are with interpreters. It is located on Goya 33
Street, and is open every Thursday night.

— “Justin Bieber” booed in a basketball game

Would basketball fans boo Justin Bieber? Well,
when Luke Adams, who is deaf, and playing for
Texas Tech, entered the game against Texas Christian
University. he was immediately booed. Why?
Adams looks like this famous singer. Sportswriters
thought this deaf player could not hear the boos.
He heard these jeers because of his CI. To compare
pictures of Adams and Bieber, look at:

http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2011/12/tcu-fans-taunt-deaf-texas-tech-player-with-bieber-taunts/

Incidentally, Adams’ father is a basketball coach
at Howard College, which is where SWCID is located!
Not sure if the father has ever coached deaf players
from SWCID.

DeafDigest – 12 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 11, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

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Superior Speed and Display with the Samsung Epic[tm] 4G

The Android-powered Samsung Epic[tm] 4G was engineered for a
legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display
innovation. Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos,
applications and games at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speeds.

Now priced at $99.99 after $350 instant savings and $50 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade or new-line activation and
two-year agreement required.

Find the Samsung Epic[tm] 4G at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with
the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing
people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG121111

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

AirFlo Cooling Technologies, a parts manufacturer, in Tulsa,
has been praised for hiring a deaf employee and making sure
he is fully accommodated with his needs in the workplace.
And because the company is happy with the deaf employee, they
are seeking to hire more deaf people.

We have approximately 50 deaf and hard of hearing firefighters
in USA. This was a recent posting on a firefighting web site.

– Very Hot News

It is official. After a long time of waiting to see if
she has been elected, Mojo Mathers has become MP in
New Zealand, representing the Green Party. She is deaf.
She has pledged to fight on behalf of the deaf and the
disabled New Zealanders.

– Thursday December 8th

The Department of Education has awarded California Lutheran University
a $1.2 million grant to help train students to become teachers
of the deaf.

– Friday December 9th

Michael Tuccelli, or better known as Dr. ASL won a victory
against University of Florida. He teaches ASL at the university
and he wanted his students to sign-sing the national anthem
during commencement ceremonies. The administration said no,
saying anthem display on the screen would make signing moot.
But the university changed its mind and allowed signing
at the ceremony.

– Saturday December 10th

The ITU (not the union many deaf printers of past years
belonged to but the International Telecommunications Union)
has enacted a new resolution. It is to make TV accessible to
the deaf anywhere and everywhere in the world. A resolution
is one thing, willingness of TV stations and TV producers
to caption is another thing.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Australian businesses are able to receive $6,000 in realtime
captioning services for each deaf employee that have requested
these captions. This is part of the JobAccess Employment Assistance Fund.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN DECEMBER

Avoid the hassle of crowds and do your holiday shopping at WCI
from the comfort of your home!

Choose from a wide selection of products on our website or catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over
$50.00! (excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/

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

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Upcoming consortium

The Path to Bilingualism:
The Child and Family

March 16-17, 2012

Newark, DE

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bilingualism-consortium/

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OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES
From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go
to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders)
to look for interesting used books to buy.
And it is surprising to find deaf books at these
old bookstores.
He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY
bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program
book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard’s
novel – Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

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

THE UNIQLO COMPANY POLICY
Uniqlo is a nationwide chain of clothing stores in Japan.
This company has a policy – that each store must have at least
one deaf or disabled employee. This company has 850 stores.
And a good percentage of these stores have at least one deaf
employee.
And that their tasks are the same as with hearing employees,
including serving the needs of the customers!

A NON-CAPTIONED PERFECT VIDEO FOR THE DEAF
When a deaf video is not captioned, it is unfair
to the deaf that don’t use ASL.
Captioning is a lot of hard work, that is for sure. Yet
there is a new video that is not captioned but easy for
everyone to follow and understand. What is it?
Do visit:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DSA2013Baltimore
DeafDigest requires all videos to be captioned but the
above video is a perfect exception!

DENNIS COKELY’S ARTICLE
Dennis Cokely, the ASL program director at Northeastern
University in Massachusetts, wrote an article that expresses
his strong views on the interpreting profession.
It is interesting and serious, and it can be read at:
http://www.streetleverage.com/?p=1164

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/odd-state-law-deaf-club/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

Rhode Island Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/rhode-island-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I get disoriented by the noise I don’t understand

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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?

A newspaper story said:

He is newly deaf

This is the same as:
late deafened

or

postlingually deaf
(a pretty much obsolete phrase)

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

Thursday  pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by Paula Browning.  There will also be four separate entertainment venues concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.  Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have 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.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

11th 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 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.  Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do newspapers continuously refer to hearing loss in
terms of percentages instead of in decibels?

A. They think decibel numbers is the same as percentages.

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 all ASL videos be captioned. Yes, it is a lot of
hard work – but what good are these ASL captions if the
majority of deaf people do not understand it.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Holidays Shopping,

It is difficult for us Deaf-Blind to do Holidays shopping
independently.

The stores tend to add more things in between the aisles.

Store clerks are too busy to help us, Deaf-Blind folks.

In Boston area, Deaf-Blind CONTACT Center is a consumer driven social
agency.

They have donations and grants to provide social activities for
Deaf-Blind folks in the area.

One of the events is Christmas shopping to a local mall with SSP
services!

This opportunity does not exist everywhere.  Friends, check on your
Deaf-Blind friends.

See if they would like assistance with Christmas or Holidays shopping!

Happy shopping!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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DeafHistory:

Year 1987 – the Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness has been published.

It was to be the first and the last time such an American encyclopedia on deafness has been published

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

29

football players taking ASL courses at University
of Oregon (possibly because they think it is an
easy course to pass)

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DeafLibrary Resources

two additions to the list of elected deaf public officials;
Diego Lombana, Panama and Mojo Mathers, New Zealand

see the full list at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Child Care Supervisor – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/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’ 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:

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  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.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  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.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– 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.

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  Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

*  Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 12 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 11, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to David Conyer, who
departed us. When NTID needed to produce films, movies
and videos, he was the man to see.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sebastien Lathuile, not deaf, is a French transplant in China, is a
florist with a booming business in several big Chinese cities. When
hiring people, his #1 priority is hiring the deaf. And he currently
has a number deaf florists under his employ.

Did NFL ever have a head coach that was deaf? Sort of. It
was mentioned in a newspaper story that Blanton Collier, who
coached Cleveland Browns from 1963 to 1970, had to leave
the coaching profession because of his deafness. He led the
team to a NFL championship in 1964. At that time there
was no Super Bowl. He passed away in 1983.

– Very Hot News

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned an interpreter at Oregon’s
Occupy Portland who was beaten up by the cops. The interpreter,
James Bridges, has testified during the Portland City Council hearing regarding police brutality. He said he surfaced as an
interpreter at the last minute when he saw several deaf protesters and knew they needed interpreting. His injuries are still severe and might be permanent.

– Sunday December 4th

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, not deaf, has been announced as the
keynote speaker at the GoFredX event in New Brunswick.
This event encourages young inventors to invent anything
that will help the mankind, especially the deaf and the
disabled. Kurzwell has been credited for inventing the
text-to-speech software that is supposed to help the deaf.

– Monday December 5th

Corey Reutlinger, a student at Hastings College in
Nebraska, has won many awards while competing at the
national collegiate forensics circuit. He is deaf.
Not sure if it is criminal forensics or forensics
of something else.

– Tuesday December 6th

The Australian Sign Language will be part of the
national educational agenda. This decision by the
Australian educational group was applauded by Deaf
Australia.

– Wednesday November 7th

Jack Kelly is the vice-captain of his beach patrol club
in Australia. He is deaf – yet he is responsible for the
safety of Australians that surf the beach waves.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Candidates for police cadet jobs that wear hearing aids
cannot be discriminated against. This was the agreement
that the Illinois State Police reached with the Department
of Justice. The discriminatory wording was this:

if the applicant has a hearing loss and was not permitted the use of assistive devices, such as a hearing aids

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

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THE DOCTOR’S MASK
We have a few deaf physicians. All of them are afraid
of the masks that surgeons use while in the operating
room.
It is impossible for a deaf doctor to lipread other
doctors if masks hide their lips.
For one deaf doctor, he was surprised when other
doctors told him that in the operating room they don’t
talk about the operation itself, but talk about sports,
dogs, weather, politics, etc!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/

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

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2012 National Deaf Basketball Tournament (Men’s & Women’s)

and

2012 National Deaf High School Basketball All-Star game
(boys & girls)

April 18-21, 2012
Houston, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-national-deaf-basketball-tournament/

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A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970’s.
We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.
An Electrowriter picture is at:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/a/5/1/doc/a51462.shtml

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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

SEALED CAPTIONING?
What is Sealed Captioning? Never heard of it and so,
ran a google search – it probably means the same as
Closed Captioning. There was a web posting that was
titled – Advantages of Sealed Captioning.
Why is the word Sealed used instead of Closed?

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THESE ELECTED DEAF PUBLIC OFFICIALS
DeafDigest maintains a list of elected deaf public officials,
current and past. Yet this list may not be necessarily complete.
It is because many towns and cities do not make it known that
they may have had elected deaf officials.
A perfect example is Diego Lombana, a deaf elected member of the
Asemblea Nacional of Panama.
It was a Gallaudet University press release that caught the
attention of DeafDigest editor.

A DEAF COMIC BOOK CHARACTER MAKING AN ENEMY?
Echo is a deaf character in the Moon Knight comic book series.
And she is friends with the leading character.
There was a posted hint on a web site that Echo may no longer
be friends with the main character.
DeafDigest does not read comics and so, has no clue as to
what is going on.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
are you worried that computers will render your job obsolete?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A question that people often ask me is:  “Who hired you to be
here?”  What they are really usually asking is:  “Who is paying
you?”

Some people think that the users or consumers of our services have to
pay for a CART provider to be present at an event.  However, usually
a college, university, court, company, or agency will hire the CART
provider because they are required to provide accommodations or equal
access under the law.

There are a number of laws that govern accessibility for people with
a hearing loss, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA),
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Some people with a hearing loss think that they could not use the
services of a CART provider because they could not afford to pay for
them.  But most public and many private entities are obligated to
provide communication access.  These include places of employment,
public and private educational institutions, and performances and
events open to the public.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of a CART
provider, you may want to investigate your rights to equal access
under the law.

TEN YEARS ON THE JOB
Charles Dilbeck was a famous architect, designing and building
these fancy homes in the Dallas area. He passed away in 1990.
A house buyer wanted his house to look exactly the same as a
Dilbeck-styled home. He hired Steven Guest, a woodworker. Guest
spent ten years on the job, creating “miracles” such as
double folding hinged doors that would hide shelves, vent
screens that looked like those in the 18th century, a 500-pound
entrance door that fit with the curving walls.
What about it? Guest is deaf. He does not use sign language,
though.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An oral deaf person, isolated from the ASL-community all
his life, became part of that community as he got older.
He started to date an ASL-signing girl friend and soon
afterwards, they became an item. Because this oral
deaf person lacked social skills, thanks to years of
isolation, he could not cope with his girl friend
idly chatting with other friends at deaf social events. He became possessive, ordering her not to socialize with other deaf people. The relationship got worse and worse, and she split from him and married someone else.

next week – another example

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits, end of series

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #4, as explained by Gorrell:

In 2004, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued notice that
Howard Gorrell’s disability had ended due to substantial gainful
employment activity, and it sought to recoup overpaid [SSDI] benefits.

full report at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-ssdi-deaf-overpayment-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It pays to bark in Pittsburgh. Last week’s DEAFDIGEST mentioned
First Night Pittsburgh people not wanting to hire more
interpreters.
A compromise has been reached – deaf celebrants needing
interpreters are asked to put in advance requests for interpreters
at events they wish to attend.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In the backyard of the American School for the
Deaf (ASD), West Hartford, CT, something strange
seemed to be going on, according to clueless
neighbors.
Three houses, sitting next to each other on
Fern Street, suddenly had “For Sale” signs
propped up in front.
Was there a neighborhood feud that involved
these three households? Or was is it something
spooky, despite Halloween being gone for a month
and half?
Nope. These three houses were owned by ASD
for years for occupancy by some staff members.
Times have changed and school priorities have
changed, hence these 3 surprise “For Sale” signs.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The first hearing person tells the second hearing person that his son is deaf.

That second hearing person thinks that he needs to shout much louder than usual to help the deaf son
hear the conversation

The first hearing person should have explained
that his deaf son is deaf as in deaf and not
deaf as in hearing – two completely different
things

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A childhood friend asked DeafDigest editor many years
ago:

Do you want to play rards?

Rards?

He actually asked:

Do you want to play cards?

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) –    Keyboarding (40-60%) –    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

*  Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 07 December 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition,  December 7, 2011

— A deaf couple kicked out of apartment for being too noisy

In Germany, a deaf couple was kicked out of the apartment
for being too noisy. Yes, deaf people may sometimes make
more noise than hearing people. But in the couple’s case,
it was their fault! The deaf couple turned on music
full blast every night because they wanted to feel the
vibrations! Luckily for them the city officials found
another apartment for them. The couple said they have
learned their lesson and not turn on music full blast
again.

— 200 text messages to complete a divorce case

Wang Hong and Zhang Hai, deaf spouses, wanted to get
divorced in China. Because of problems with interpreters
and with communications in a courthouse in Tianjin,
the judge allowed them to use text pagers. After 200
text messages back and forth, the judge then granted
the couple a divorce!

— A deaf choreographer of a hearing dance group

The most important person in a dance group is the
choregrapher. He arranges the dancers’ movements
on the stage to work with the music. Everything
must be perfect. If anything messes up, it is
the choregrapher’s fault. Impossible for a deaf
person to be a choregrapher? Well, in London,
Chisato Minamimura, a deaf woman, who cannot
follow music, is a successful choreographer and
has been nominated for awards. How does she do it?
She said music is visual for her. And her methods
are somewhat of a mystery, but it works!

 
— Marriage between the deaf and the deaf

Marriages between the deaf and the deaf are pretty
much common and accepted in USA and everywhere in
most of the world. Not that so in Saudi Arabia!
This nation looks down on the disabled people,
the deaf included – and even worse, looks down
on marriage between the deaf and the deaf. This
is why DeafDigest is grateful that we are
Americans and are free to do what we want to do.

— The best makeup artist in Boston is deaf

Liana Carlan, a deaf woman, won the Boston Makeup
Artist of the Year honor. She will be entered in the
National Makeup Artist of the Year competition, with
other regional makeup artist winners. Exactly what is
a makeup artist? It is a person that works with the
human body to make performers look good for the
theater, TV, movies, fashion, magazine pictures, etc.
Also if you see a Frankenstein in a movie, it is the
makeup artist that does a lot of work.

 

 
— position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/pressley-ridge-deaf-program-director-position/

DeafDigest – 05 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 4, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

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people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG120411

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
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AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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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– DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A deaf woman was upset over the way the hospital treated
her deaf father. He was going through an operation and
was in his room, recovering from it. The daughter left
his room for a short time before returning – and saw
the fathers’ hands being strapped down. She confronted
the nurses, and was told his hands were “flailing”
up and down. The nurses did not realize the patient
was deaf and was trying to communicate via sign language!

What the daughter could have done was to post up a sign
on the wall saying “deaf patient” which was what a Coda
did few years ago when his mother had an operation.

Jordan Levin operates a nonprofit foundation – the
Jordan Levin Childhood Obesity Foundation. This group
works with hospitals on dealing with low income
children and their obesity issues. Jordan, of
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is deaf, but does not use
sign language. Been deaf all his life.

– Very Hot News

The Ice Cream man of Talladega, Alabama is making the
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation
$100,000 richer. Robert Weaver, who goes by that
nickname, won the NASCAR’s first Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The winner has the right to
direct the funds to a charitable or nonprofit organization
of his choice and he chose Alabama School for the Deaf and
Blind.

– Thursday December 1st

Meggie Zahneis, age 14, was selected by major league
baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to serve as its first
Youth Reporter for the MLB.com web site. Meggie
is deaf.

– Friday December 2nd

The Egyptian Coalition for the Disabled complained that
during this week’s national vote, there were no
interpreters around to help the deaf that needed
assistance at the polling places.

– Saturday December 3rd

Continental Airlines has announced that their in-flight
movies will be closed captioned. It will work through
DIRECTV’s satellite television.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The District of Columbia is a city of eleven different
universities, Gallaudet included. And of these eleven
universities, Gallaudet has been mentioned in a web
posting as the most picturesque of them all! It mentions
some of these historic buildings on the campus.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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EASY FOR COPS TO FORGET DEAFNESS
All police officers attend Police Academy training
classes. These classes teach future cops all about
ADA and what deafness is all about.
But when they graduate from the Police Academy
and become real cops, they often forget what they
learn about deafness.
This is the reason why many cops have problems
when they arrest deaf people.
Why do they forget? A cop can be on duty for
25 years and never met a deaf person. Then all of a
sudden he arrests a deaf person and it is hard to
remember classroom lessons 25 years ago!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Conference Dates Changed

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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CORRECT FLOORS BUTTON IN ELEVATORS
Why that 99 percent of time when hearing people
with a deaf person enter an elevator, the hearing
person always whispers the floor number to push
the button. Sometimes hard to lipread what floor
the hearing person wanted.
But one percent of the time, the hearing person
knows about a deaf person in the elevator. Instead
of whispering the floor number, he will flash
his fingers, telling him which floor button to
push. Five fingers in one hand and two fingers in
other hand tells the deaf person it is 7th floor.
Rare that hearing person thinks to use his hands.
He whispers all the time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

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

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

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Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
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Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

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What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
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* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
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Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
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Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

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* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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A BUSY DEAF GENERAL MANAGER
Last week DeafDigest ran a video about a deaf
person, himself a former general manager of a pizza
chain, who quit because of struggles with people
that cannot communicate with him.
Said a deaf businessman:

I don’t agree. I feel it is the Deaf General Manager’s
fault. He wanted the job and had to face the consequences
that he couldn’t live up to it. I was a general manager
of a produce company and of a restaurant, and I have
learned how to deal with daily problems without interpreters
helping me. I think he didn’t have strong management
background like I had. I wished he stood up to the
challenges.

TO COVER FACE OR NOT TO COVER FACE?
Someone from the workplace human resources office
came up to a fellow employee and covered his face.
It was because it was a confidential issue and he
was afraid a deaf employee, whose desk was nearby,
would be able to lipread.
Was the human resources person right to cover
his face in front of a deaf employee? This human
resources person does not cover his face when
hearing people are around.
Are we, the deaf, Super Lip Readers??????

A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN ANTIGUA ST JOHN’S
In Antigua St John’s, in the Caribbeans, a popular
restaurant is Papa Zouk.
The owners of that restaurant are not deaf, but
it was named after a deaf man.
Said the restaurant owner:

He was the happiest person I ever met. He was deaf, but
whenever they would play some music, he must have felt the vibration of the bass, as he would get up and dance. So everyone called him Papa Zouk.

When he died, it was decided to name the restaurant
after him.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/tunnel-under-deaf-school/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/pennsylvania-society-for-the-advancement-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I work in a factory, machinery and equipment are both too
loud for me to hear with my 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?

A newspaper story said:

He is severely hearing-impaired and she is deaf

Why are these newspaper reporters splitting hairs?

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Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
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Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

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One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

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Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

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,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have 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.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories
in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th 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 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why would some police officers arrest the deaf and
do not provide interpreters?

A. These officers are stupid; they do not know what
ADA is all about!

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 city in USA will have at least one deaf-owned
restaurant; we already have deaf-owned restaurants in
Austin, Texas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Maybe there
are others we do not know about.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Holiday time, people tend to send greeting cards.

I am sure many of us, with vision impairment, enjoy hearing from
families and friends.

For me, reading greeting cards can be difficult.

I now need to use a magnifying glass.

Here are some suggestions when you want to send greeting cards to
your friends.

Pick cards that have large and bold fonts.

Use a felt marker to write a note and sign your signature.

You know you can make your own holidays greeting cards that meet your
Deaf-Blind friend’s needs on your computer as well!

Happy Holidays!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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DeafHistory:

during 1700’s – Samuel Heinicke “invented” the oral
method of Deaf Education in Germany. Even though Alexander Graham Bell has been strongly identified with Oral Education, it actually was Heinicke that started the whole thing

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
minimum standards

3.0 is intermediate
4.0 is advanced intermediate
5.0 is advanced

this is for interpreters in mainstreamed classes

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DeafLibrary Resources

Is it expensive to be deaf?

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/expensive-to-be-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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best in the nation.

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management.
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets,
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with
disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human
Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls
will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please
visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/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’ 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:

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  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.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  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.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– 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.

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  Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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job openings
– Day Child Care Worker
– Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-day-child-care-worker-deaf-job/

– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-overnight-child-care-supervisor-deaf-jobs/

Please send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 05 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 4, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit: http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Clyde D. Wilson, Akron,
Ohio, who departed us at the age of 91. He has been long
involved with deaf athletics in Ohio, having led several
athletic groups as president. He also found time away
from athletics to teach ASL to students at University of
Akron.

– DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Selina Ooi, a deaf woman of Malaysia, is involved with
her job as a multi-media engineer with the KDU University College.
She works with websites, flash, graphics and illustrations every
day. She hopes she is setting herself up as a great example
for the deaf Malaysians to live up to.

School districts which send their deaf students to
the state school for the deaf are expected to pay
for students’ education and boarding. In the
case of Rhode Island, certain districts refused
to pay Rhode Island School for the Deaf. As a result
the deaf school filed a lawsuit to collect funds.
the court ruled in the deaf school’s favor.

– Very Hot News

Deaf Health different from Hearing Health, or to be specific,
ASL Deaf Health different from Other Deaf Health? Yes, according
to researchers from the Rochester-based National Center for Deaf Health Research team. The team is saying that rates of obesity, domestic violence and suicide is higher among ASL users. On a more positive side, numbers of ASL smokers are lower than Other Deaf and Hearing smokers. These findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health. Bottom line – does DeafDigest believe these gloomy stats? DeafDigest is always skeptical when stats based on a limited
local sample is deemed to be representative of the national ASL Deaf People.

– Sunday November 27th

The First International Investments, an investment company
in Swaziland, promised to give prizes for the top three
contestants in the Miss Swaziland Deaf Pageant. The pageant
ended 3 months ago and the top 3 winners were still waiting
for their promised prizes. A story broke out in a newspaper
about this broken promise. Embarrassed, this investment
company suddenly gave prizes the next day to these three
patient (or impatient) deaf finishers!

– Monday November 28th

The Deaf Women of Rochester is now celebrating its
30th birthday.

– Tuesday November 29th

We have another Deaf Restaurant. It is the Mozzeria,
a pizza eatery in San Francisco, owned by Russ and
Melody Stein. It was not too long time ago when
a deaf owned restaurant in Texas opened up.

– Wednesday November 30th

Louder is the demand by the Deaf Community of Jamaica
for interpreters at public events. They have made
this demand known with the new Prime Minister.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

We, in USA, take our video relay services for granted.
Not that so in Canada’s British Columbia and Alberta
provinces. This service will close on January 15, 2012.
Reason? No money. The hope is that the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
(which is like our FCC) will find a way to continue
this service.

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

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

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ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their classes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/

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

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51st Biennial NAD Conference
Louisville, KY
July 3-7, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-conference/

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ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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

THE KAPPA GAMMA BAND?
Kappa Gamma is Gallaudet’s oldest fraternity,
been in existence since 1901.
Kappa Gamma members in a musical band? Yes, and
no.
The Gallaudet Kappa Gamma group do not play in
a band, but there is a Kappa Gamma band!
It is based in Nottingham, a town in England.
This band shows promise of becoming number one in
England. Why the Kappa Gamma band?
Said a spokesperson, in an interview:

I was searching the internet one day and I saw this thing called Kappa Gamma and I thought that’s a
cool band name. It’s a fraternity in America for deaf people

What does DeafDigest have to say about it? Already
there are too many bands in Great Britain with a
name “deaf” in it!

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A SPEAKERPHONE THAT WE DO NOT REALIZE
Many workplace offices have speakerphone. And if
it is not carefully maintained, then it may cause
embarrassment – such as someone on the other end
arguing with someone in the office.
Hearing people hear it, and may “laugh” about
the domestic arguments. But we, the deaf, do not
know it!

A DEAF DOCTOR IN OREGON
There was a newspaper story of a doctor in Eugene,
Oregon that is deaf.
It is Dr. Sharon Meyers. The story said that she is
learning sign language and was twice voted as the
area’s best doctor according to a local newspaper survey.
It is not known, however, if she was deaf all her life
but trained orally or became late-deafened – two different
things.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
did you know there is an operation that will cure deafness?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people find out what I do for a living, one topic that many
people immediately bring up is captioning errors.  People are always
reading the screens of CART providers and realtime captioners as we
write what is being said, and because we are human, there will always
be some mistakes.  Captioners and CART providers cannot stop and go
back to correct mistakes.  Everyone sees the mistakes that we
make.

It is very important that users of realtime captioning understand
what an acceptable error rate is and what is not acceptable.
Unfortunately, even if a captioner is writing at 99.9% accuracy,
there will still be 10 misstrokes for every 10,000 steno strokes.
People often focus on those 10 misstrokes rather than the 9,990
strokes that are correct.

To do a little comparison with something that most of us are familiar
with, imagine if you were typing on a computer keyboard and you were
typing 10,000 keystrokes without taking a break.  If you only had 10
incorrect keystrokes, you would probably be very happy with your
accuracy.

Of course, there are some captioners and captioning programs out
there that may not be doing a good job, and consumers of captioning
should voice their concerns to help to improve the quality.  If there
is a mistake in every sentence or if one in every 10 or 20 words is
wrong, let the people in charge know that the captioning is not good
enough.  Sometimes the people in charge have no idea what good
captioning is.

THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERS
There was a story in one of these magazines that
was titled:

Volunteerism Rising as Way to Contribute in Uncertain
Economy

At TDI, DCARA and NAD in the past where DeafDigest
editor worked in these years as a young man, there
were always volunteers. They did tasks that saved
the agencies a lot of money.
The volunteers are always valuable, any time, any
where.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An outstanding deaf football player, that played for one
of the best college football teams, was praised for
overcoming his deafness. He also wrote a book, detailing
his lifelong loneliness and frustrations because of his
deafness and thanked football for making him a success
story. He was a featured speaker at some deafness awareness
events.

Alas, he was arrested few years later for the same
reasons that we are seeing these Penn State football and Syracuse basketball scandal stories in newspapers these days!

He is now in prison.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Drug-induced deafness? By drugs, we are talking about
antibiotics, which is supposed to treat something, but
according to Peter Steyger, may cause deafness. Steyger,
who is deaf, is a research scientist with the Oregon Health & Science University, says that certain antibiotics may
cause deafness. His findings were published in the
Scientific Reports publication.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #2, as explained by Gorrell:

Second Complaint (ADA) with the District of District against the Delaware State Trooper for not dealing with deaf people. This case was ruled in favor of the Police but afterwards the State Police modified some policies in dealing with the deaf.

http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-bike-accident-no-interpreter-for-deaf-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hearing aid that vibrates or a vibrator that functions
as a hearing aid? Researchers working with selected NTID
students raised the idea that a hearing aid could decipher
sounds and spit them out as vibrations.
Meaning future deaf people should rely on hearing aids
to feel out vibrations as opposed to the using hands to
feel out these vibrations?

(one of these zany ideas that never made it to the
marketplace)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gil
Eastman, the much beloved long time director of
Gallaudet Theater, who departed us.
What do Ed Waterstreet, Linda Bove, Phyllis
Frelich, Peter Wolf, John Corrado, Julianna Fjeld,
Susan Jackson and others have in common?
They were trained by Gil Eastman during the
Golden Era of Gallaudet Theater of the Sixties and
they rose to success on the stage, TV and the
screen.
Thank you Gil, for all the work you have done.
Your legacy continues to this day – as these
pioneers have paved the way for newcomers to
entertain us.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper in Uganda ran this headline –

Deaf and Dumb but an Efficient Receptionist

Praising this efficient receptionist for being
deaf and dumb?

Go figure!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf softball player on a hearing team thought his
coach said:
You go to pat for him

The coach actually said:
You go to bat for him

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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DeafDigest – 01 December 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 30, 2011

— A deaf couple lost money to an evil hearing neighbor

In England, a deaf husband and wife became friends
with Jacqueline Taylor, a hearing neighbor. They asked to
have their mail delivered to her house because their dog
was always tearing up the letters. Instead of bringing
the mail to the deaf couple’s house, Jacqueline opened
the mail herself and took out checks and new credit cards.
With forgery she spent nearly $24,000 on stuff
(vacations, booze, hair styling appointments, etc).
She is now in jail. Said the angry judge:

They trusted you; you were one of the family

— A surprise with the Dallas cheerleader that was
“tackled” by a Dallas Cowboys player?

We know that Melissa Kellerman, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader,
was accidentally tackled by a Cowboys player while on sidelines.
She is a college student, and her minor is Sign Language Studies!
She says she can use sign language, and her goal is to
become a Special Education teacher after she finishes college.

— USA better off than China with captions

We watch movies on TV with captions. We also complain about
Netflix not captioning their videos. But we are lucky to be
Americans. In China, the government gives away 10,000 captioned
videos free for the deaf. But this is a joke. The government
produces 10 to 20 new captioned films per year. In USA, many
of us watch 10 to 20 new captioned films per month!

 

— A harmless deaf man on bicycle was tased and killed

A 61-year old deaf man in Scotland Neck, NC, a small town of
just 2,000 people, was stopped by a rookie police officer. The
cop saw him falling off his bicycle Suspicious, the cop walked
over to him, and saw the deaf man reaching for something in
his pocket. It was food that he wanted to eat. The cop, panicking,
tased him. After being tased, the deaf man fell down again,
his head hitting the pavement. Taken to the hospital, the
deaf man died. This cop has been placed on administrative
leave while the police department investigates this tragic
incident.

— Shocking incident at World Deaf Indoor Soccer championships!

Last week the World Deaf Indoor Soccer championships took
place in Sweden. The Iranian deaf team defeated the Turkish
deaf team 4-2 in the championship game. During the post-game
ceremony, an angry Turkish fan stabbed an Iranian fan in
the neck, and then escaped. They were taunting each other
throughout this emotional game. And when Iran won, the
Turkish fan lost his temper and pulled out his knife.
At this point, additional details are vague and there
have been no arrest.

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