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DeafDigest – 29 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 29, 2012

— Best “deaf-friendly” film wins Oscar

The movie “The Artist” won 3 Oscar honors – best picture,
director and lead actor. David Pierce, deaf CEO of Davideo
Productions, was happy about it, saying that we love silent
films and that voice is not always important for a movie to look
good. DeafDigest hopes The Artist success will give us future
non-voice films that we all, deaf and hearing, can enjoy.

 


— A newspaper was wrong about Marlee Matlin

A writer for The Charlotte Observer wrote that Marlee
Matlin was not successful since her Oscar-winning movie in
1986. The writer is wrong. Since 1986 she had nearly 50
different roles in TV series, movies and special TV
appearances. Yes, she struggles to get new roles, but
all hearing actors have these same struggles!

 


— Future drive-ins for the deaf at all McDonalds?

We have complained for years that McDonald’s drive-ins
are not friendly to us. Hopefully this will change – four
McDonald’s drive-ins at Morganton, NC (near North Carolina
SD) now have push buttons at the kiosks. It alerts the
inside staff that the driver is deaf and to give him the
order clipboard. If this experiment is successful then
hopefully the McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, IL
will install these special push buttons at all McDonald’s
outlets in USA!

 


— A deaf manager of world’s most popular fast food chain

Olivia Eson, just 20 years old, is deaf and is the manager
of McDonald’s at Bloomington, Illinois. She just won the
McDonald’s Chicago Region Crew Person of the Year honor, and
she is taking classes to move up on the McDonald’s management
ladder. She started working at McDonald’s at the age of 15 and
has made it her career. Yes, she deals with customers and with
her employees on a daily basis. DeafDigest does not think
she knows ASL.


— A college almost did not allow a deaf student to graduate!

Kelly Laatsch is a deaf junior at Central Michigan University.
Her goal is to become a teacher of the deaf. Because of a
crazy state rule, the college told her she is not allowed
to graduate! The rule is that all students must speak in English
(without an interpreter). When this story hit the newspapers
and TV news shows, the embarrassed college agreed to allow
her to graduate!

 

 

DeafDigest – 26 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 26, 2012

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/deaf-speech-corrections/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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

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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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Robert G. Sanderson,
who departed us on Saturday night. Robert was a much beloved figure
in the Utah and national Deaf Communities, having served us so
admirably over the years – vocational rehabilitation counselor,
state director of programs serving the deaf, member of Gallaudet
board of trustees, past NAD president and so on – down the line.
The Utah Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has been
named after him.

And there is a touch of humor, back to his days as a lowly Gallaudet prep student. He inscribed his initials on the dormitory window panel. Many years later, he visited College Hall, which housed the preps at that time. The first thing he wanted to see – was if his initials were still visible, withstanding the elements of time and years.

Yes, it was! This shows how the Sanderson legend endures to this day.

Thank you, Robert, for serving us so admirably over the years.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Dang Tran Thanh is a self-taught deaf businessman in
Ha Noi, Vietnam, overseeing 25 deaf employees in the
handicrafts business. They sell these crafts at
booths scattered across the city. Before he started
the business, he had to learn about management, finances
and legal regulations. Many of his hearing customers
come from Germany, Holland and Malaysia.

Andrew Metz, a former deaf football player at
Hofstra University, was written up in a newspaper
story. Despite his BA and MBA degrees and experience
as executives at several agencies, he was downsized
and had problems finding a comparable job. Instead
he turned into distributing and he is a leading
distributor for a nutrition company that offers
health products. Currently he supervises 225
distributors from his home base in California.

– Very Hot News

A tale of three Third World Nations:

#1
Vietnam will be featuring a new TV program to teach sign language

#2
Sri Lanka will be having interpreters on TV news programs

#3
Ghana deaf is upset that the state of the union speech was not interpreted

– Thursday February 23rd

What is the best way to buy a hearing aid?
Go online and get a bargain purchase, but at the risk
of a wrong fit. Go to a hearing aid dealer, pay through
the nose but get the best fit? This is where the
Hearing Loss Association of America, which supports
online purchases and Hearing Industries Association,
which supports hearing aid vendors, both have agreed
to disagree! This was made public in a web posting.

– Friday February 24th

The SSA is interviewing deaf people on SSDI. SSA wants to know
how to improve on communications with the deaf. If SSA asks you for an interview, you can refuse; they cannot force you. And SSA cannot ask you for your social security number or to identify yourself or ask you how much money is on your SSDI checks

– Saturday February 25th

An ugly struggle is going on between the deaf backers of the Indiana School for the Deaf and Governor Mitch Daniels, his administration, and his Republican legislators.

Do they want to tear down the school or maintain the school status quo?

Who is Mitch Daniels and what is his frame of mind? He believes that the student needs is #1 and he does not think ASL is always the right one. He knows politics – and goes with the majority. He did his homework, knows what Deaf Culture is all about. And he is not afraid of
pressure exerted by the school backers.

And even more so, he is unafraid even when the pressure
by the national Deaf Community is exerted on him!

What is the best win-win solution to this mess?

This is the challenge that deaf leaders need to deal with.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Stroud, a small town, in the English country, has
a club called Stroud Hard of Hearing Club. The
members are working together to canvass the
town shops and stores next week. they will ask
if merchants know how to deal with the deaf and the hard of hearing customers on their shopping
needs.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS HANDWRITING?
How important is Deaf Handwriting? Also, how important is Hearing Handwriting?
Very important! If handwriting is lousy and
hard to read, no matter if it is Deaf Handwriting
or Hearing Handwriting, then communication by
note and pen is dead!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/

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

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8th Deaf History International Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 24-29, 2012

with new video at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-history-international-toronto/

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BASEBALL CAP CONFUSION IN WASHINGTON, DC
In Washington, DC, many people wear baseball
caps with the letter G on front.
Letter G. It can be Georgetown University or
George Washington University or Gallaudet University.
Even worse – the design, the color, and the logo on these three different universities are almost the same.
From a distance, if you see a cap with G, it is
hard to know which university it is!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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

A SMALL TOWN VOCATIONAL REHAB TALE
A deaf vocational rehabilitation counselor had his
office in the state’s biggest city (southwestern part of
USA).
A small town, two hours driving distance away – had
a thriving deaf community. These deaf people would get
together every Friday at a local bowling alley. Either
they would go bowling or just chatting with each other.
And then afterwards they would go to a nearby restaurant
for late snacks. For a bigger social event they would
rent the hall at the Salvation Army building.
This deaf counselor saw all this. He convinced his
supervisor to let him drive to that town every Friday,
That way he would make himself available when these deaf people needed vocational rehabilitation assistance.

AN EARTHQUAKE WARNING SYSTEM IN JAPAN
Because of the bad experience with the earthquake
in Japan, where the deaf people were the last to know
about it, there is a new feature.
It is a visual earthquake warning display device
that is being displayed at five central locations
across the nation.
It has become operational last week.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/scared-of-legal-asl-interpreting/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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:

Deaf Association of Wyoming

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-association-of-wyoming/

AN IRONY WITH THE “INVISIBLE” EXHIBITION
Artist Andrea Galvani, not deaf, is having his first
exhibition at a gallery in New York. His work is titled
A Few Invisible Sculptures.
His “painting” is sculptures that are invisible, but replaced
by sound, drawings, text, collages and photographs.
The text found on the painting contains conversation he
had with an electromagnetism researcher. That researcher is
deaf!
Artists tend to be creative and this one is pushing the
envelope – because of our invisible disability and because
of text replacing voice since the interviewee is deaf!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Without a hearing aid, no one shouts at me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

deaf-from-birth

it is the same as:
born deaf

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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.

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.

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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 would Canada give interpreters for Gary Malkowski when
he was MPP in Ontario in early nineties and why would New Zealand
refuse to give electronic notetakers for new MPP Mojo Mathers?

A. Different nations. Different set of attitudes. No two nations
have same set of attitudes.

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:

Hot water

We boil water daily for many purposes.  For individuals like me, Deaf-Blind safety is important.

There are appliances available that are safe for us to use.

One example is called a “Hot Shot”, which is inexpensive.

It is a small appliance that heats up water for instant soup, tea, hot chocolate, etc.

It is safer because it boils one cup at a time.  Actually, it boils up to 16 ounces.

Winter is back (at least in Vermont)!

Let’s have hot chocolate!

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 every resource center on deafness will offer two or three
sides to every deafness-issue so that people can make informed
choices (CI or not, ASL or not, oral or not, mainstream or
not, deaf school or not, etc, etc).

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DeafHistory:

Year 1962 – a deaf basketball club from Jacksonville, Florida
was kicked out of the gym where the team practiced and played
games. Reason was that they never paid a fee to use the gym!
After much arguing, it was realized the gym people never explained
to the deaf club that they had to pay a fee. Immediately, this
issue was solved.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that schools for
the deaf in Ontario may be closed. Why?

– Robarts School for the Deaf, London
34 students.

– Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Milton
206 students.

– Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf, Belleville
75 students.

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf members of European royal families:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

*  Dispensing Audiologist
http://deafdigest.com/dispensing-audiologist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

*  Billing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/billing-specialist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

*  Family Partner (Wraparound Program)

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and
submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the
application packet.

Submission of Application:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Submit Online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are
most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for
the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Director
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

WPSD’s current enrollment is 207 students, of which 80 are residential.

WPSD is an “All Inclusive communication Environment”.  We recognize that each child’s language and communication needs are different, and we try to accommodate each one. We believe that some students’ first language is ASL, and for others, it is English. To  meet their needs, we offer an environment where ASL, Sign Supported English and speech and amplification are used, depending on the student and the situation. the situation

REPORTS TO: Executive Director/CEO of the Programs of the Western Pennsylvania School for
The Deaf

POSITION DESCRIPTION:    This position is an exempt, full-time, twelve-month position (on call, 24/7 during the school year)

The Director is responsible for all aspects of student programming at WPSD including the academic, residential, technology, library/media center and counseling/evaluation programs.
The Director supervises four Principals, the Dean of Students, Coordinator of Technology, Coordinator of Counseling/ Evaluation, Curriculum Coordinator, Mainstream Coordinator, IEP Coordinator, Reading Specialist, Coordinator of Children’s Services, and Registrar. Approximately 100 staff are within these programs.
The Director directs the development and revision of curriculum and works with other departments to assure coordination of curriculum sequence to ensure compliance with state regulations and to adhere to the standards of the School.
The Director is actively involved with the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students.   The Director meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students The Director reviews student progress and makes decisions regarding placement and educational planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional II certification in Deaf Education, PA Supervisory Certificate, M.Ed in Deaf Education or Educational Leadership.

Extensive knowledge of educational needs of deaf and hard-of- hearing children.  Extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Proven track record of managing and leading academic and residential programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Strong communication skills including the ability to maintain positive relations with parents, alumni and the local community
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language     Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are required at hire.
PA Act 24, PA 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.  Valid driver license required.

SALARY Commensurate with other school superintendent-level positions

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        March 30, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:
Jay Knowles
President
Dragonswood Advisors, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

mailto:Joseph.knowles@att.net

The Western PA School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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job opening
Information Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Bachelor Degree
–    Two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements: –    Ability to communicate efficiently using American Sign Language

Duties include collecting and reviewing information pertaining to deafness and coordinating dissemination of information.  Identifying services available to consumers and develop a system to maintain current information useful to state agencies, parents, and consumers on a statewide basis. Maintain database information keeping it accurate and current as well as tracking requests handled. Maintain information on the web as it pertains to the directory. Biannually publish a statewide directory of services to the deaf and hard of hearing for consumers and their families. Maintain agency library to provide deaf related materials to constituents.  Oversee data entry and duties pertaining to the KCDHH Library. Represents the agency on boards, committees, and attends meeting directed by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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job opening
Interpreter I
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Interpreter I.  The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Temporary/Permanent license as an interpreter issued by the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    High School Diploma –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Duties for this position include providing interpreting/transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing staff for meetings, conferences, workshops, interviews, telephone calls, etc., including one to one and group settings.  Prepare written translations of speeches, legal materials, and other instructional and educational materials. Participate in special workshops and in-service training activities to further professional development. Assist the Telecommunication Access Program in processing applications, working with consumers and understanding of the equipment being provided. Assist in maintaining financial documentation/filing and other daily office tasks.
Assist the Access Center with projects, research and assignments as determined by the Executive Director. Conducts research and provides assistance on special projects as assigned by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

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

– Educational Interpreter
Location: Brattleboro, VT, public high school
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
– College degree and completion of an interpreter training program
preferred.
– Holds current professional credentials from the Registry of
Interpreter for the Deaf,
– National Association of the Deaf or other sanctioned testing system
or willingness to work towards
– National Interpreter Certification(NIC), must pass the NIC knowledge
(written) exam within one year of hire and the NIC interview and Performance Exam within 3 years of hire.
– Educational Interpreting experience and other related interpreting
experience
– Knowledge of child development and an understanding of the uniqueness
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
-Flexible with scheduling and other changes
Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with the ability to
transport students as needed

Responsibilities:
– Follow the RID code of Professional Conduct within an educational
setting.
– Work in a team situations with other interpreters to ensure the
highest quality provision of interpreter services.
– Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful
interpreting/transliteration
– Educate consumers about interpreting services
– Tutor students as it relates to their mainstream class(es) when
needed

– Client Support Specialist for ACCESS for Deaf Vermonters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time; 6-20 hours a week, Monday -Friday. Temporary
position till late March.

Qualifications:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– BA Degree preferred or High School diploma with minimum 2 years
experiences in Human Service
– Experience with deafness and deaf culture preferred
– Drivers license and personal car required

Responsibilities:
– Teaching clients independent living skills(home management) and
accessing of community resources.
– Transitioning skills, employment community networking and on the job
coaching
– Communicating/meeting with home care provider, case manager and
referral agency as needed
– Providing crisis intervention as needed
– Assisting with organizing and caring our social and recreational
opportunities in the community

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH, Inc.
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– 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.

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

– 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; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first
effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college
campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000
full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf
students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus
of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic,
cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.
For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Monita Hara who departed
us few days ago. Because of ill health, she stepped down as the
head of the Louisiana School for the Deaf only last month.

Said a colleague:
She was very supportive of programs at the school. I am going
to miss her

Said a superintendent of another school:
She took over the school at a very difficult time and brought back
stability. She was quiet and calm and didn’t ruffle easily
and was a very stabilizing leader

Said DeafDigest editor:
One of her first moves was to restart the dormant school football
program, and to immediately let me know, just to make sure the
school was part of the DeafDigest Sports football loop. She also
had a sense of humor – pretended to explode in rage when I accidentally
addressed her as Bonita, instead of her real name – Monita

We all will miss you, Monita. The school prospered in the short time
you served as the head

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Liz Abernathey is a first year medical student at the
University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is now
shadowing doctors at the Fletcher Allen Health Care.
She is deaf.

Linda Cundy, Edmonton, Alberta, was written up in
a newspaper story, pushing for a video relay service
that would cover Alberta, as well as British Columbia.
She consults the Edmonton Public Schools on behalf
of deaf and hard of hearing students and also serves as the secretary of the Alberta Association of the Deaf.
She made it a point on the difficulties of setting
up medical appointments or getting pizza delivered
to her home, etc.

– Very Hot News

Another moviehouse captioning lawsuit! This one has been
filed against the Silver Cinemas Acquisition Company.

– Sunday February 19th

The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
and the Mano a Mano are working together to establish
a directory of interpreters that know sign language
other than just ASL. There are many deaf people that
know Spanish and need Spanish signing interpreters.

– Monday February 20th

Ayako Imamura, a deaf Japanese woman, is an amateur filmmaker.
She has shot nearly 30 short documentaries during the past
10 years, focusing on the life of the deaf in her nation.
A reason for her filmmaking is to deal with personal
frustrations about being deaf in Japan, and the lack of
social services.

– Tuesday February 21st

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reached
agreement with the Advanced Dialysis Centers for them to give equal access to deaf patients, meaning interpreters
for them.

– Wednesday February 22nd

Some banks in Great Britain have been accused of discriminating
against the deaf. Cited as an example is telephone banking
being difficult for the deaf. Making the accusation is the
Action on Hearing Loss.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Our bad 20 genes? The average person has 20 bad genes,
these genes that do not function at all. This was what
Daniel G. MacArthur, not deaf, of the Wellcome Trust
Sanger Institute (UK) is saying. His report was published
in Science.  DeafDigest is not sure if he had the deaf
in mind, with these “bad” genes that we carry!

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

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors: Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future (EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester Institute of Technology. Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2012: July 14 – 19  and July 21 – 26.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun and friendship. On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.

Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and transportation.

To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD

For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu

Application deadline is April 30.

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LUCKY TO BE DEAF
We are lucky to be deaf in one way. It is noise.
Hearing people are always complaining about fan noise,
tea kettle noise, kitchen blender noise, hair dryer
noise, dishwasher noise, alarm clock noise, washing
dryer noise, etc, etc.
Even when a person opens and closes the desk
drawer, it still is noisy.
This is why we are lucky to be deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-to-be-deaf/

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

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State of Delaware’s reach with the deaf through
following programs:

– Delaware School for the Deaf
– Statewide Programs, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
– Statewide Programs, Deaf-Blind
– Family Advocacy & Child Educational Services (FACES)

more information with captioned videos at:
http://deafdigest.com/delaware-programs-for-the-deaf

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DEAF WITH SOMETHING?
We get tired of reading newspaper stories that
say “he is deaf with a CI” or “he is deaf with
a hearing aid”, etc, etc.
We do not read newspaper stories that say
“he is hearing with eyeglasses”.
We never read a newspaper story that says
“he is deaf without devices.”
Must deaf people have labels with them in
newspaper stories?

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

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

A SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
Many high schools and colleges have ASL Clubs,
for beginners wanting to learn and use ASL.
One such club is interesting. It is the club at
the Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, PA.
Future attorneys wanting to use ASL to help
deaf clients? Great, on one condition, that they
become fluent. Attorneys that struggle with ASL
are not helping deaf clients!

A DEAF PERSON AS AN AUDIOLOGIST
Tina Childress is a deaf audiologist with a school
system in Illinois.
In an interview, she was asked for advice to give to a
deaf person that wants to be an audiologist.
She said:

Being an audiologist with hearing loss means that you will have a unique empathy for working with your patients. You have walked in their shoes! Be careful though as you talk to patients that it remains about THEM and not
about YOU.

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15 YEARS TO ACCEPT CAPTIONS!
The Harkins Theatres issued a press release announcing
the captioned movies at their movie houses. Mike
Bowers, the Harkins president, said:

We are thrilled to introduce this new technology to our moviegoers

What Harkins does not say in the press release was that they
fought for 15 years against movie captions, and they spent a
lot of money on attorneys in the courts.

Said a deaf attorney:
Finally, after 15 years!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A theatrical group that refuses to allow an interpreter
to stand on the stage for the benefit of the deaf in the
audience.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another area that may sometimes cause translation difficulties for
stenocaptioners is when they use what we call brief forms.  Just like
in traditional shorthand, brief forms are necessary for the
captioners to achieve the speed necessary for captioning.  Whole
words and phrases can be written in one stroke on the steno
keyboard.

Brief forms for high-frequency words are absolutely invaluable.
However, problems can occur when a brief form conflicts with another
word or phrase or when a stenocaptioner misstrokes that brief form,
and the result is that another word or phrase may translate instead
of the intended wording.

A captioning error that occurs when a captioner is using a brief form
may be one of the more difficult errors for someone to “read
through.”  Many times these types of errors occur with proper names
or places, so if you are trying to read through this type of error,
try replacing the erroneous word with an appropriate name.

A couple examples would be:
“President Kennedy told crutch to take his missiles and go home.”

“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and adroit Tiger.”

These should read:
“President Kennedy told Khruschev to take his missiles and go home.”

“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and a Detroit Tiger.”

A COMMENT BY MOJO MATHERS
Mojo Mathers, who is deaf, is an elected member of the
New Zealand parliament. The parliament speaker refused to
pay for her accommodation needs, thus causing outcry and
fury everywhere.
She said:

missing Parliament’s “pointless yelling, heckling and
carrying on” as a bright side of being deaf!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

I love to watch interpreted theatrical performances. But
there were only two recent performances, one at a theater
100 miles away and the other, 60 miles away. Not easy
if you have no public transportation and no car.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Last week’s DeafDigest brought up the issue of a relay operator
interpreting a felony committed by a deaf person.

A deaf administrator, of an agency serving the deaf, said:

I believe that the interpreter is unable to report what is heard and transmitted.  That interpreter is a transmitter.  I believe various courts have clarified this.  For one thing, the interpreter won’t know where the call is coming from or going to

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We continue to read all about the acute shortage of
interpreters! An example is a student wanting to enroll
at an interpreting program in a low population state.
There are no interpreting training programs elsewhere in
the locale; the nearest one is 250 miles away; the subscriber
wishes to mix with the deaf community to pick up signs, but
no one in the deaf community wishes to accept that person.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned AgBell looking
for a new Executive Director/CEO, with the hope that
a deaf person would be hired for this position.
A clarification is in order – AgBell, at one time,
had a late-deafened Executive Director/CEO at the
helm. It was Donna Sorkin, who only served for a short
time before moving on to her current position with
the Cochlear Corporation.
Because Sorkin moved through a succession of
deaf-related high level positions within a short
time frame years ago, it was easy to forget that
she was a past AgBell Executive Director/CEO.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The sponsoring organization of a big deaf event coming up in a
major American city is offering the event participants a
chance to save money on car rentals. On the event web site
is the discount code that is needed to get that discount from
a major auto rental chain. It was later learned that the regular
rates of that major auto rental chain was much lower than the discount supposedly offered through that deaf event discount code!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the boss said:
I am going to Best Barn. Do you need anything?

Best Barn?

the boss actually said:
I am going to Petsmart. Do you need anything?

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Atlanta, Georgia

visit:
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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related 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 provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Edgewater, MD

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community.  Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org

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notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR:        School year 2012-2013
STARTING:          August 2012
SALARY RANGE:        $39,034 – $72,657

QUALIFICATIONS:         NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.

Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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position opening
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Barre, Vermont

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center

Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.

The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.

The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89.  The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.

Substantial traveling is required.  Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.

Attractive office space in Barre.  Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations.  Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.

Any questions, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehab Counselor Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us   http://www.vocrehab.vermont.org

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong “people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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DeafDigest – 22 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 22, 2012

— A hearing employee insulting the deaf, not fired

Tom Petry, not deaf, is the technology director of the Collier County school district in Florida. He insulted his deaf employee, mocked racial groups, accused of bad behavior and mismanaged department finances, etc. A disciplinary hearing took place with 200 pages of evidence. Yet, the school superintendent did not fire him!

 

— A deaf female jockey in a future Kentucky Derby race?

Neiba Ponce, 23, a deaf woman from Kennewick, Washington, is now a horse racing jockey. She is practices with horses at a training track. The local NBC Right Now ran a short program of her. Kentucky Derby? It is a big dream of all jockeys. We hope she will become a successful jockey and deaf bettors winning money on her horses!

 

— ASL person cannot run for election in a small town

San Luis, Arizona has 15,000 people and is near the Mexican border. This town passed a law 120 years ago that candidates in town elections must be fluent in English. Last week a hearing Spanish-speaking woman was told she cannot run for public office in San Luis. Same thing with ASL person; if his English is bad, he cannot run for public office in same town!

 

— National Theatre of the Deaf in danger of going broke

The NTD, founded in 1967, is the nation’s oldest continuing deaf theater. It survived past financial problems, but today may be the worst. NTD, in Connecticut, is funded by the state. Connecticut is broke, and has cut funding for many groups. NTD was supposed to get $151,000 but may be zero dollars. Everyone was surprised about zero dollars. But there is hope; theater and cultural groups are screaming mad. The state then said their budget cutbacks are not really cutbacks at all. Confusing? Yes!

 

— Obama praises a successful deaf person

President Obama, on his web site, praised a deaf person who was a success in life despite not being well known in the national Deaf Community. At age of 16, he competed in the Deaflympics; after graduation from deaf school, he worked in a factory assembly line. And he helped establish an agency serving the deaf in the area. And he is encouraging the deaf to go out and vote. His children have become successes. Who is that person? Go to: http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/organizing-against-all-odds-abram-p/

DeafDigest – 20 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 19, 2012

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/deaf-mystery-in-iceland/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination-in-family-poker/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-speech-corrections/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

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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]
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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_DDG021912

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

In Rochester, NY, the MAPCO Parking, an operator
of parking lots, has many deaf employees. They handle
all aspects of parking – maintenance, cleaning cars,
grass cutting, road salting, valet parking services, etc.
the owners have been happy with their deaf employees.

At the Summit County Animal Shelter in Ohio, there are
pets that are ready. Brenna Voils is the shelter technician,
who is praised for her love of animals and for her work
in calming them down. She is deaf. Employees have praised
her as a miracle worker.

– Very Hot News

Ontario is broke. This may not be good news for its
schools for the deaf in London, Milton and Belleville.
The Education Ministry suggested that three schools
merge into just one school. Which school would that be?
This is the next issue that the Ministry needs to face.

– Thursday February 16th

In a letter-to-the-editor section of a newspaper, a
deaf person described himself as follows:

I am deaf, hearing impaired, auditorily challenged. I use
interpreters, captions, speech-to-text reporters,
lip-speakers, notetakers and also “nudging anyone sitting
near me to help me catch up if I get lost”

– Friday February 17th

Replacing the retired David Myers with the
Texas Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
is Lori Breslow. She comes on board with experience
as administrator with a number of deaf agencies.

– Saturday February 18th

A new educational center for the deaf in Indiana? This is
what Gov. Mitch Daniels is suggesting. Not sure if he
wishes to create this center to compete with Indiana
School for the Deaf or if he wants the school to establish
such a center on the campus? As always, stay tuned.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will test-run their 9-1-1 text message
system for the benefit of the deaf. It is for
three months. Keep in mind the Deaf Canadians had
a 3-month run with their video relay service only
to have it taken away from them! So, hopefully this
9-1-1 test run will be permanent.

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The Sonic Ring videophone signaler alerts you to incoming calls
by flashing a lamp. You can set different flash patterns to
identify what kind of call it is.  Perfect to catch those
Valentine’s Day greetings from special people dear to your heart.

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For a catalog of all our helpful technology, contact:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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DEAF PERSON ACCEPTS SPEECH CORRECTIONS
A deaf woman grew up, hating it when hearing
people correct her speech. Now, she accepts it.
Why does she accept it? She said that passing
notes back and forth wastes time while speaking
saves a lot of time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-speech-corrections/

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

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients?*

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?

Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education
program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients. The need for qualified rehabilitation
counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program
find employment in such professional areas as state vocational
rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering
agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates
is 96 – 100%.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as
well as a proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified
students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members
of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2012 school year.

*Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged
tuition at Oregon resident student rates. Those states include
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington,
and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit:
http://www.wou.edu/rehab

To read the brochure, visit:
http://35.182.75.222/western-oregon-university-rehab-brochure/

You may also contact:

Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:rceinfo@wou.edu

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AN EASY WAY FOR DEAF MAN TO GET VOTES IN ELECTION
Years back, a deaf man, was hoping to win
election as a state legislator. He did not win, but
he got many, many votes, more than other losing
candidates.
How did he get many votes. Very easy. The
first letter of his last name was B. On the ballot
card, candidates were listed by their last names
from A to Z.
Many voters did not like to look down the list
to pick a candidate. They just looked at B and
voted for him, without knowing he was deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

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

A POPULAR TOPIC AMONG LATE-DEAFENED SENIOR CITIZENS
At a certain retirement community, there is a topic that
is a discussed often among late-deafened senior citizens.
What is that topic? Politics? No. Sports? No? Weather?
No. Religion? No.
Then what is it? Comparing different brands of hearing
aids and trying to determine which one is the best!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-accused-of-spying/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

A SURFER HANG OUT IN JAPAN
A shop popular with ocean surfers is located in Kosai, a small
city in Japan, which sits by the Pacific Ocean.
This shop is owned by Tatsuro Ota, himself a surfer. The shop
sells boards and fixes broken boards, and is considered a hang out
place for surfers to mingle with each other.
Tatsuro is deaf. He communicates by pad and pen.

GENERAL MOTORS’ RSL
RSL? It is Robot Sign Language. The General Motors worked with
the NASA to create a Robonaut2, that is supposed to make lives
easier for our future astronauts during space trips.
Robonaut2 signed out a greeting “Hello, world” in RSL last
week during an introduction ceremony.

WORD OF MOUTH HIRING
In India, people look down on the deaf. But more and
more businesses realize the value of hiring the deaf.
They see deaf employees at cafes serving coffee and
desserts. They see deaf employees at hotels that carry
bags of the patrons. They realize that deaf people work
better than hearing people.
This leads to hiring of more deaf people in a nation
that looks down on the disabled!

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:

Wisconsin Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I cannot afford a new 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 used this phrase:
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Learners

DeafDigest asks:
is there such a thing as Hearing Learners?

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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.

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.

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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. Does DeafDigest have a facebook and a
twitter?

A. No.

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:

Independent

One of our Deaf-Digest readers wrote to me recently.  She is Deaf-Blind like me.

She strongly believes in independence and making decisions on her own.

This is true and important.  Still, we have professionals “telling us what is best”.

We need to advocate to change this.  Professionals should be giving us comprehensive information and potential alternatives so that we can make our own “informed decisions”.  Our decisions can also diverge from professional advice, given our own life time of experience which is quite distinct from theirs.

There is still a lot of work to be done to change the thinking of professionals all over the world.

Follow friends, it is important to respect the decisions of your Deaf-Blind peers even if you do not see their direction as optimal!  We may make mistakes and learn from them.  Or, we may blaze a new and better trail.

Thank you for writing, Rona.

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 as a matter of principle of helping the deaf,
the New Zealand parliament should have paid for
Mojo Mather’s electronic notetaking needs instead
of her own political party paying for it.

Ontario did, with interpreters, when Gary Malkowski
served in the Parliament during the nineties. It
was a non-issue.

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DeafHistory:

Robarts School for the Deaf, London
Opened 1973.

Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Milton Opened 1963,

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf, Belleville Ontario’s first school for the deaf, founded in 1870.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200
new laws passed in the state of Illinois

0
number of laws that help the deaf or are deaf-related

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DeafLibrary Resources

Which nations have their own versions of our ADA?
Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/nations-with-their-versions-of-ada/

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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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job opening
Information Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Bachelor Degree
–    Two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements: –    Ability to communicate efficiently using American Sign Language

Duties include collecting and reviewing information pertaining to deafness and coordinating dissemination of information.  Identifying services available to consumers and develop a system to maintain current information useful to state agencies, parents, and consumers on a statewide basis. Maintain database information keeping it accurate and current as well as tracking requests handled. Maintain information on the web as it pertains to the directory. Biannually publish a statewide directory of services to the deaf and hard of hearing for consumers and their families. Maintain agency library to provide deaf related materials to constituents.  Oversee data entry and duties pertaining to the KCDHH Library. Represents the agency on boards, committees, and attends meeting directed by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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job opening
Interpreter I
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Interpreter I.  The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Temporary/Permanent license as an interpreter issued by the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    High School Diploma –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Duties for this position include providing interpreting/transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing staff for meetings, conferences, workshops, interviews, telephone calls, etc., including one to one and group settings.  Prepare written translations of speeches, legal materials, and other instructional and educational materials. Participate in special workshops and in-service training activities to further professional development. Assist the Telecommunication Access Program in processing applications, working with consumers and understanding of the equipment being provided. Assist in maintaining financial documentation/filing and other daily office tasks.
Assist the Access Center with projects, research and assignments as determined by the Executive Director. Conducts research and provides assistance on special projects as assigned by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

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

– Educational Interpreter
Location: Brattleboro, VT, public high school
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
– College degree and completion of an interpreter training program
preferred.
– Holds current professional credentials from the Registry of
Interpreter for the Deaf,
– National Association of the Deaf or other sanctioned testing system
or willingness to work towards
– National Interpreter Certification(NIC), must pass the NIC knowledge
(written) exam within one year of hire and the NIC interview and Performance Exam within 3 years of hire.
– Educational Interpreting experience and other related interpreting
experience
– Knowledge of child development and an understanding of the uniqueness
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
-Flexible with scheduling and other changes
Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with the ability to
transport students as needed

Responsibilities:
– Follow the RID code of Professional Conduct within an educational
setting.
– Work in a team situations with other interpreters to ensure the
highest quality provision of interpreter services.
– Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful
interpreting/transliteration
– Educate consumers about interpreting services
– Tutor students as it relates to their mainstream class(es) when
needed

– Client Support Specialist for ACCESS for Deaf Vermonters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time; 6-20 hours a week, Monday -Friday. Temporary
position till late March.

Qualifications:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– BA Degree preferred or High School diploma with minimum 2 years
experiences in Human Service
– Experience with deafness and deaf culture preferred
– Drivers license and personal car required

Responsibilities:
– Teaching clients independent living skills(home management) and
accessing of community resources.
– Transitioning skills, employment community networking and on the job
coaching
– Communicating/meeting with home care provider, case manager and
referral agency as needed
– Providing crisis intervention as needed
– Assisting with organizing and caring our social and recreational
opportunities in the community

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH, Inc.
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

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open positions
Walden School at The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the application packet.

Submission of Application:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Submit Online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– 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.

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

– 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; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first
effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college
campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000
full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf
students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus
of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic,
cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.
For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills?
Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will
instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as:
psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the
classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade
of managing childrens’ behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior
specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong peoples person skills?  You
will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a
peoples person the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills
to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of
verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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DeafDigest – 20 February 2012

DeafDigest Blue – February 19, 2012

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-owned-barking-dogs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/only-election-candidate-was-deaf-man/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legally-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/casper-wyoming-deaf-community/

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

More and more cafes in Asia are 100 percent staffed
by the deaf. The latest to go all-deaf is the
Costa Coffee outlet in India. The general manager
noticed another cafe chain hiring the deaf and
decided he might just as well as hire the deaf
himself!

Could deaf people, those with organ implants, be able
to have CI’s? Yes, according to Dr. Brian J. McKinnon,
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences
University. His findings were published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology. He said:

if the patient waits at least six months after the organ transplant and also takes the right antibiotic before and after the cochlear implant procedure, cochlear implant surgery can be safely performed

– Very Hot News

A recent program on the BBC News (United Kingdom’s
premier TV station) focused on the CI. The key
question was:

Do implants to improve hearing help deaf people?

Yes, there were pros and cons.

– Sunday February 12th

University of Iowa may start a new program in
interpreter training if some officials have their
way.

– Monday February 13th

The state government of Madras, in India, is planning
to introduce a bill to allow the deaf to run for
public office in local elections.

– Tuesday February 14th

Some time ago a father of a deaf son was clocking car
speeds in front of his house. He was afraid a speeding
car may hit his deaf son that is playing in front
of the house. The father was advised that if there
were car accidents because of quick stops to avoid
the radar, then there may be law suits against him!

– Wednesday February 15th

Media Access Australia distributed its report, saying that more
captioned movies are found at movie houses, stressing that
multi-screen movie houses must follow this formula – one
captioned screen for 6 screens or less, two captioned screens
for 7 to 12 screens, and 3 captioned screens for 13 or more
screens. The report, however, did not address one thing –
small town one-screen movie houses!

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Because of a lawsuit, University of Kentucky has agreed to
caption its football scoreboard. This lawsuit was brought on
by a lifelong U of Kentucky football fan, who is deaf.

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

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TO BE LEGALLY DEAF?
A newspaper reporter emailed DeafDigest a question
about a “legally deaf” man that he was interviewing.
DeafDigest editor was angry at the word “legally
deaf” and asked the newspaper reporter if it means
a deaf person must go to the court to sign papers
to become “legally deaf.”
The newspaper reporter shut up!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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The National Alliance Of Black Interpreters

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June 20-24, 2012

Indianapolis, IN

more information at:
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DEAF COMMUNITY IN CASPER, WYOMING
Casper, Wyoming is the second largest city
in Wyoming, It has 55,000 people, and the Deaf
Community is small.
Are there deaf clubs in Casper? No, how do
deaf people socialize with each other?
Several times a month they meet at Starbucks,
at Dairy Queen and at a bowling alley. This
is their social life.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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A FRUSTRATION IN PRONOUNCIATION
Many deaf people mispronounce many words. Another
example is this:

South…pronounced one way

Southerner…pronounced another way

SIGN LANGUAGE PROBLEMS IN UGANDA
We, the Deaf Americans, are fortunate that we have
the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, which
upholds standards in sign language interpreting.
A deaf student in a science class in Uganda
struggles with such terms like atom, molecules, cells, veins, aorta. Not because these words are
difficult but because there are no signs for these
words. The Ugandan interpreters are stuck when
the teacher comes up with a technical phrase.

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A CODA’S COMMENT
Regarding TV captions, a Coda said, on a web posting:

Captioning hasn’t really improved in the 30 years my father has been exposed to it, and in fact, it isn’t even readily available on everything yet!

The Coda is correct.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Interpreters that constantly say, RID allows me to do this, and
RID allows me to do that, and so on

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Do you ever hit the wrong key when you are typing?  No matter how
skilled and talented a stenocaptioner or CART provider may be, there
are going to be times when he or she will make mistakes.

For people who rely on realtime captioning, it is important to
understand what kinds of errors might be made so that one can “read
through” the errors without losing the meaning or context of what is
being said.

We have all probably typed “teh” for the word “the.”  Just as on the
typewriter, certain types of errors are more likely to be made on the
steno keyboard.  The more familiar with realtime captioning someone
becomes, the easier it is for you to figure out what the mistake was
and to simply read through it.

One type of error that people do not make on the typewriter but is
very common for stenocaptioners is something called a stacking error.
Stacking is caused by one hand moving down for a new stroke before
the other hand comes all the way up or the keys don’t completely
release from the previous stroke.

One example of a stacking mistake would be strokes like WAPBT/-D/A.
Those are three separate strokes on the steno keyboard that should
translate as the words “wanted a.”  Occasionally the “-D” and “A”
could end up in the same stroke.  Instead of translating “wanted a,”
it would then translate as either “want ad” or “want add,” depending
on the stenocaptioner’s theory of shorthand.  If you saw “He want add
promotion on his job,” it probably should have been “He wanted a
promotion on his job.”

A HEARING ASSUMPTION OF ASL SIGNING
It is often that a hearing person, that knows ASL, would
see two people signing to each other. This hearing person
would join in (uninvited) by using ASL – but assuming that
these two people are deaf.
These two people may actually be Codas or interpreters
or sign language students signing to each other!
The hearing person would then leave, still assuming
that both signers were deaf, while actually they weren’t!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

the last time a deaf social event took place where I was able to
get transportation was two years ago and before that, 15
years ago

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The Deaf and the Law:

(found on a web posting)

Q. if a deaf person confesses a crime with a person over the phone, is the relay interpreter required by law to report the caller?

A. by an unnamed attorney:

Probably, only if it is a felony and the interpreter is required to
report to appropriate police officer

(this is just one attorney’s opinion; other attorneys may disagree)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Under fire in Wisconsin is Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
in West Allis. The Wisconsin Deaf Citizens Task Force has been
demanding that the executive director, a hearing person who knows
no sign language, resign.
This agency is not listed in the TDI directory and does not
seem to have its own web site. A friend of DEAFDIGEST editor
had to surf the white pages on the web site to learn of its
phone number. Calling up the number on TTY – the receptionist
answered “GA.”  Not even something like “Hello, this is the
CDHH, how may we help you?”. Just a cold GA greets all incoming
TTY calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Wicked snow storms pretty much hit us
in parts of USA.
Let us take Washington, DC as an example
with this emergency captioning/streaming scorecard:

– NBC local news – captions barely above bottom streaming
– Fox local news – captions barely above bottom streaming
– ABC local news – great, streaming on top, captions bottom
– Independent local news – no captions but with streaming
– CBS local news – great, streaming on top, captions bottom

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Health providers insensitive to the needs and
problems of the deaf? A deaf woman in Great Britain
needed to make an emergency dental appointment. She
ran into hassles with the relay service and with
public transportation and as a result, was not able
to arrive at her appointment on time. As a result
she was turned away at the dental office. Her arguments
went nowhere and she was branded as a “troublemaker patient”
with the public health authorities. It took her two days
to find another dentist that was willing to accept her.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the supermarket, you are paying for your groceries
at the check out counter. The woman at the counter
asks you something.

I thought she said:
are you marking?

Marking?

she actually said:
are you parking

(so that she can validate the parking lot ticket)

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position opening
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Atlanta, Georgia

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081689&entry_timestamp=2012-02-10-14.34.36.815152

or

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(Deadline to apply for this position is February 24th, 2012)

position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related 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 provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Edgewater, MD

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community.  Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org

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notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR:        School year 2012-2013
STARTING:          August 2012
SALARY RANGE:        $39,034 – $72,657

QUALIFICATIONS:         NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.

Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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position opening
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Barre, Vermont

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center

Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.

The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.

The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89.  The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.

Substantial traveling is required.  Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.

Attractive office space in Barre.  Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations.  Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.

Any questions, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehab Counselor Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us   http://www.vocrehab.vermont.org

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong “people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Secondary Science Teacher (Immediate)
– Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Immediate)
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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DeafDigest – 15 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 15, 2012

— Deafness was a secret with a famous TV actress

Charlene Tilton, who played the role of Lucy Ewing
in the famous TV series – Dallas, during the early
eighties, was deaf. It was a secret with everyone.
Her TV producer and director knew nothing about it.
Her hearing aids were hidden in her hair. Why a
secret? She was afraid she would not be hired if
TV people knew of her deafness!

 

– An important deaf man in the Japanese court system

The courts in Japan operate differently from USA.
In Japan, lay judges handle non-jury court trials.
They have no law degrees, but investigate the cases,
study the evidence and decide if the defendants are
guilty or not guilty. One lay judge, Tomaru Takayuki,
is deaf and uses sign language. He has interpreters
in the court room. He is Japanese’s first deaf lay judge.


— New Zealand Parliament fights deaf legislator

New Zealand Parliament won’t pay for electronic
notetaking needs for Mojo Mathers, the first
deaf member of Parliament. Her party will pay but
may seek legal action to get money back from the
Parliament. She gave a speech, saying that Parliament
speaker’s attitude is wrong. New Zealand’s “ADA”
gives rights to the deaf. When Gary Malkowski
was in Ontario’s parliament, they paid for his
interpreters. It is different in New Zealand.
Already the New Zealand papers said the Speaker
spends money on trips, art, parties, but not
a penny on deaf devices!

 


— A comedy about audism in a theatrical play

Playwright Nina Raine, not deaf, wrote a play,
“Tribes” going on now in an Australian theater.
While the phrase – audism – is not mentioned
in the play, it is so obvious. The play is
about a deaf boy that struggles with his
hearing father that wants “perfect” speech,
“perfect” lipreading, “perfect” acceptance
into hearing world. The deaf boy rebels and
joins the Deaf Community. The father is upset.
The deaf character in the comedy is deaf
himself. The audience is mostly hearing and
they laugh at the comedy.

 

— Why was Super Bowl ASL Sing Signer ignored on TV?

The list below shows ASL Sing Signers that were shown
on TV in the past Super Bowls:

1993 – Marlee Matlin
1995 – Heather Whitestone
2007 – Marlee Matlin, again

all others were ignored on TV
It is obvious. If the signer is famous, she will be
televised. If she is not famous, the TV will ignore her.
Shame on these TV people for their attitude!

DeafDigest – 13 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 12, 2012

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/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mystery-in-iceland/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination-in-family-poker/

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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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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:

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

TV Ears has a product that helps the hard of hearing
hear the TV programs. This product is built in USA.
And yet – the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
terminated the contract and in turn, awarded it
to a Chinese company. This switch is costing VA
$3 million more. Why?

Seems hospitals do not know how to obey the ADA,
as far as interpreters are concerned. Another
hospital has been fined by the Department of Justice
for refusing to hire an interpreter for a deaf
patient in 2004. The hospital involved is the
Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, Michigan.

– Very Hot News

Will the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf close because
of lack of funding? This announcement was made by Chicago
deaf newscaster Karen Meyer. Years ago we had a number
of deaf law centers, but one by one these centers closed
up for the same reason – no funding.

– Thursday February 9th

The Detroit School for the Deaf was threatened with
closing few years ago but was saved by the bell.
This time, sadly, this school is being closed for good.
There are only 36 students remaining in the school and
they are all being transferred to other deaf programs
within the city of Detroit.

– Friday February 10th

Lillian Cossaboom, Tampa, FL, not deaf, was sentenced to six years in a federal prison. Her crime was cheating her deaf-blind
neighbor out of her lifetime fortune.

– Saturday February 11th

Colette Harrop, director, IMD Adsat, Ireland’s largest
disabled-based advocacy group, said that advertisers are
losing out on the deaf market – for one reason – they do
not caption their TV ads.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is there such a thing as a drug to cure tinnitus, that
many deaf people suffer from? Yes, according to Lincoln Pharmaceuticals. This company has introduced
a new drug – in India. If this drug is introduced in
USA, it must be subject to U S Food and Drug Administration’s
stringent standards. No such standards, however, exist in India.

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A BIG DEAF MYSTERY IN ICELAND
Iceland is a small nation in terms of population, just
320,000 people. And only 200 deaf people live on that
island nation.
If we talk about this famous Martha’s Vineyard story,
for about 150 years, there were many deaf children born
and many people there, both deaf and hearing, used
sign language. There were distant cousins marring
distant cousins, thus causing deafness in newborns.
But at Iceland, no such deafness issue exists
even though small population often leads to
marriage between cousins.
Why? Good question!

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

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

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients?*

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?

Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education
program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients. The need for qualified rehabilitation
counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program
find employment in such professional areas as state vocational
rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering
agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates
is 96 – 100%.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as
well as a proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified
students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members
of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2012 school year.

*Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged
tuition at Oregon resident student rates. Those states include
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington,
and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit:
http://www.wou.edu/rehab

To read the brochure, visit:
http://35.182.75.222/western-oregon-university-rehab-brochure/

You may also contact:

Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:rceinfo@wou.edu

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DISCRIMINATION DURING FAMILY POKER SESSIONS
A family has a tradition every Sunday when family
members gather together for socializing. They play poker.
One family member is deaf, all others are hearing. That
deaf man loves to play poker with his deaf friends.
For some reason, the family members refused to let the
deaf man play poker with them. They felt sorry for his deafness
and were afraid to “take money” from him during poker sessions.
The deaf man begged every Sunday and he was always refused.
It is discrimination for many years – before ADA was created!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination-in-family-poker/

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

DEAF COFFEE OR HEARING COFFEE?
In India, a newspaper story was titled:

Coffee differently served

It was about a cafe, serving coffee that is 100 percent
staff-staffed. Always great for deaf people to find
employment. But the story title is puzzling.
It implies that coffee prepared by hearing hands is
different from coffee prepared by deaf hands!
Coffee is coffee; does not matter which hands as long
as coffee is good to drink.

CAN SCIENTISTS READ OUR DEAF MINDS?
There was a recent story about scientists trying to read the
hearing minds of people that can hear but cannot speak. They
are either victims of stroke or paralysis.
The scientists use electricity inside the head to figure out what these people are talking about.
What about the deaf? We cannot hear but we can talk in our heads. There was nothing in the story about the deaf.
Wondering would this electricity method work with the deaf?

VATICAN CASE DISMISSED BUT WHO WINS?
Hearing attorney Jeff Anderson, after two years, decided to
withdraw the lawsuit filed against the Vatican because of the
Milwaukee deaf abuse scandal that took place years ago.
The Vatican said they won, saying the lawsuit should never
have been filed in the first place. Anderson said the deaf clients
won because of publicity and unwanted attention onto the Vatican.
Attorneys have a way of claiming victories especially when there
were no winners nor losers in this sad case.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/margarita-invented-by-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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:

West Virginia Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/west-virginia-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid tells people they cannot communicate with me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Induced Hearing Loss

not sure if this is an appropriate phrase;
to induce means to move by persuasion.

No one wants to be deaf; even these rock musicians
do not want to be deaf

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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.

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.

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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 was the ASL signing left off the TV screen
during the pre-game Super Bowl ceremonies?

A. The TV powers do not care about the deaf viewers!

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:

Telecommunication

We all use some sort of telecommunication devices.

Cell phones, TTYs, Video Phone, Skype, etc.

While the video phone and video relay service have become so popular,
the TTY is starting to decline in the USA.

For the Deaf-Blind,  TTY is still very much needed.

Now NexTalk on computer and use of NexTalk for Relay service works so that Deaf-Blind individuals can use their computer with assistive devices such as ZoomText, Screen readers, Braille, etc.

So remember, when advocating for telecommunication, many Deaf-Blind people still use TTYs!

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 the NFL and TV people have made it mandatory that
pre-game ASL song signers be guaranteed a spot on the
TV screen,. lest the mighty FCC would fine them $100,000!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1967 – a certain new Gallaudet student went out for
the football team. That new student was Chuck Baird, who
went on to greater fame in acting and in art.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

number of deaf people living in Iceland

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DeafLibrary Resources

the link below is self-explanatory:
http://35.182.75.222/correct-police-procedures-dealing-with-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

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

– Educational Interpreter
Location: Brattleboro, VT, public high school
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
– College degree and completion of an interpreter training program
preferred.
– Holds current professional credentials from the Registry of
Interpreter for the Deaf,
– National Association of the Deaf or other sanctioned testing system
or willingness to work towards
– National Interpreter Certification(NIC), must pass the NIC knowledge
(written) exam within one year of hire and the NIC interview and Performance Exam within 3 years of hire.
– Educational Interpreting experience and other related interpreting
experience
– Knowledge of child development and an understanding of the uniqueness
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
-Flexible with scheduling and other changes
Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with the ability to
transport students as needed

Responsibilities:
– Follow the RID code of Professional Conduct within an educational
setting.
– Work in a team situations with other interpreters to ensure the
highest quality provision of interpreter services.
– Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful
interpreting/transliteration
– Educate consumers about interpreting services
– Tutor students as it relates to their mainstream class(es) when
needed

– Client Support Specialist for ACCESS for Deaf Vermonters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time; 6-20 hours a week, Monday -Friday. Temporary
position till late March.

Qualifications:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– BA Degree preferred or High School diploma with minimum 2 years
experiences in Human Service
– Experience with deafness and deaf culture preferred
– Drivers license and personal car required

Responsibilities:
– Teaching clients independent living skills(home management) and
accessing of community resources.
– Transitioning skills, employment community networking and on the job
coaching
– Communicating/meeting with home care provider, case manager and
referral agency as needed
– Providing crisis intervention as needed
– Assisting with organizing and caring our social and recreational
opportunities in the community

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH, Inc.
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

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open positions
Walden School at The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the application packet.

Submission of Application:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Submit Online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position announcement
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas, Nevada and
one in Reno/Sparks, Nevada

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: one in Las Vegas and one in Reno/Sparks.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
DHHARC is seeking a talented and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and an understanding of disability civil rights, history and law. This person will have responsibility for the overall statewide operation of the agency. Responsibilities are both managerial and representational and include program planning, strategic budgeting, evaluation and reporting, financial planning and monitoring, organizational development, human resources, legislative and public policy advocacy, fundraising, public affairs and public relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and direction for the operations and programs of DHHARC and ensures the organization is financially sustainable. The ED is responsible to promote increased awareness of the organization in the local community and the disability community. Specific responsibilities include:

Board of Directors: –    Responsible for nurturing the development of a proactive, supportive and knowledgeable Board of Directors. –    Engages the Board in the work of DHHARC, strategic development and articulation of vision. –    Assists the Board in creating and maintaining active committees to supervise specific areas of the ED.s role. The ED coordinates staff support to the Board and its committees. –    Assists the Board in development of annual plan for activities.
–    Implements the policies and directives of the Board.
–    Prepares and submits timely administrative reports as required by the Board. –    Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings to provide information and receive general direction as required by the Board. –    Assists the Board in an assessment of its skills and aides in recruitment and orientation of new members. –    Supports the Board in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility including development of resources. Planning and Evaluation:
–    Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, direction, supervision and evaluation of DHHARC and its activities.
–    Develop an annual strategic plan and budget with the Board that maximizes the effectiveness of resources.
–    Conduct staff planning retreats to receive input on the overall direction of DHHARC and management issues and to assess progress toward goals and objectives, identify needs, set priorities and develop strategies. –    Develop structure for DHHARC that maximizes the effectiveness of staff resources.
–    Conduct regular evaluations of DHHARC services and develop reports and analysis on specific topics on a proactive basis. –    Assist the Supervisors in the planning, evaluation and supervision of all advocacy work of DHHARC.
–    Ensure ongoing and meaningful input in the services of DHHARC from key stakeholder communities including persons with disabilities.

Emerging Issues:
–    Responsible for anticipating and planning for emerging needs of the agency.
–    Review state and Congressional action, federal laws, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) policies, etc. to determine actions that need to be taken by DHHARC.
–    Proactively develop strategies to ensure DHHARC continues to grow as an organization.

Human Resources:
–    Responsible for creating a progressive and productive work environment for employees.
–    Motivate and inspire staff members. –    Oversee procedures for selection and hire of competent personnel.
–    Evaluate, budget, and identify a set of employee benefits that will enhance the health, welfare and productivity of the staff and present recommendations to the Board for approval. –    Create job descriptions, job classifications and performance measures for all staff positions. –    Organize personnel resources statewide in a structure which effectively enables DHHARC to carry out its goals and objectives. –    Make staff advancements, probationary measure and terminations as appropriate. –    Support employees in personnel matters related to disability, family leave, etc.

Community Relations:
Coordinate with and support the effort of Supervisors in creating an overall favorable image of DHHARC, its services and its role in advancing and protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada. –    Promote and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, public and private officials, and other such persons involved in direct or indirect services to individuals with disabilities. –    Increase awareness of DHHARC among Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. –    Assume an ongoing public information program through the media, newsletters, and other publications to apprise citizens of the services of DHHARC and the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. –    Serve as chief spokesperson for DHHARC in the media, or designate that role to a more appropriate person.
–    Participate on local, state, and national Boards and Committees concerned with the needs of people with disabilities.

Development: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to increase the diversity and amount of funding for its programs and services.

Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy:

Coordinate with private and public entities in the development of policy initiatives, positions, legislation and other activities that protect or further the legal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Nevada State Legislature and Congress.

Fiscal and Program Management:
–    Responsible for the overall financial management of the agency’s approximate $900,000 budget. –    Develop the annual strategic budget. –    Monitor and control the financial affairs of DHHARC. –    Conduct all financial management practices according to generally accepted accounting principles and ensure internal control systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of funds. –    Arrange for an annual independent audit of DHHARC and ensure that each audit is clean.
–    Regularly report the financial status of DHHARC to Board, appropriate funding sources and other bodies as required. –    Responsible for the accurate completion of all financial and program reports required by federal, state, local and private funding sources. –    Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities and general responsibilities as assigned.

DIMENSIONS

Budget: $900,000 approximately

Staff:
10 employees (full and part-time)

Clientele: Staff and Board of Directors of DHHARC, Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons living in the state of Nevada, federal, state and local government officials and agencies, federal and private funders and the broader disability communities.

Relationships:
This Executive Director works directly with staff and the Board of Directors of DHHARC, elected officials at the state and national level, other community based organizations and the leadership of Nevada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Cooperative working relationships are maintained with these individuals/agencies to ensure that DHHARC functions well internally and is seen as an effective, efficient and responsible agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be sensitive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and knowledgeable about federal and state laws, programs and issues concerning persons with disabilities. Requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have management skills to train personnel, delegate responsibility, and develop an effective organization, must be able to prepare a budget and monitor expenditures. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, encouragement and opportunities for staff development. Position requires personal flexibility, energy, stamina, and diplomacy. Must be able to travel statewide and nationally.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve problems independently. Must have the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct staff and client assessments for the purposes of planning and evaluation of DHHARC services, strategies and goals.

Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with people with disabilities, familiarity with the legislative process, budget, program planning, grant writing and non-profit or government management responsibility.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Selection, discipline, and termination of agency personnel. Develops programs and works with staff to set agency priorities. Represents agency in community. Negotiates agency contractual agreements, sets budgets and approved expenditures.

Freedom to Act: The incumbent has general freedom to act within the assigned responsibilities and with consultation of the President of the Board of Directors. Reporting is accomplished through oral and written reports to the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS
–    At least Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration Human Services or other related field. –    Experience managing a complex organization.
–    Not less than three years professional experience in positions with increasing administrative and managerial responsibilities –    A passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. –    Knowledge about disability and/or civil rights law and history.
–    Proven successful experience in working with non-profit organizations and with volunteer Boards of Directors. –    Proven successful experience in working with governmental entities on issues related to systemic advocacy for people with disabilities or other populations with similar needs.

Past work experience should include successful: –    Advocacy skills at the individual and systematic levels; including state and federal issues. –    Budget creation and management.
–    Direct responsibility for personnel and human resource management. –    Working with a board of Directors. –    Business management decisions based on fiscal realities and organizational missions and values. –    Analysis of political landscapes and programmatic trends. –    Interagency coordination/cooperation. –    Quality relations with the media.

Demonstrated skills must include: –    Excellent verbal and written communication. –    Building linkages to the legal, political, foundation and disability communities. –    Successful strategies in solving problems and bringing together divergent agendas. –    Managing multiple funding sources and agendas. –    Planning long-term goals and implementing strategies to accomplish said goals.

Knowledge of: –    State, local and federal programs and services for people with disabilities and their families. –    Current trends in the field of disabilities and human services. –    Applicable rules, laws and regulations related to personnel management, fiscal management of organizational resources. –    Internal management and fiscal controls.

Ability to: –    Comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language as well as other communication modes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
–    Provide the overall direction to the organization in carrying out its mission.
–    Serve as the lead staff and professional resource to the Board of Directors. –    Serve as a role model for the agency staff, mentor the growth of all staff and set the pattern of work expectations for other staff. –    Provides leadership and vision within the disability community.
–    Willingness to work irregular and extended schedules.
–    Willingness to travel statewide and throughout the United States.
–    Self-starter, with proven ability to manage schedule and establish priorities that respond to the mission and the goals of DHHARC.

COMPENSATION
DHHARC offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on education and experience. DHHARC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com and mailto:Laura.daviton@dhharc.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF March 13, 2012.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Chair J. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins at mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com

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.

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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– 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.

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

– 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; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first
effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college
campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000
full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf
students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus
of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic,
cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.
For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills?
Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will
instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as:
psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the
classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade
of managing childrens’ behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior
specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong peoples person skills?  You
will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a
peoples person the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills
to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of
verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
creation
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to
mailto:humanresources@osfashland.org

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, 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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Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Chuck Baird,
a much beloved deaf artist and actor that departed
us. To read more about Chuck, please visit:

http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-deaf-actor-artist-death/

A photograph of Chuck, with credits to Steve Baldwin &
Paul Rutowski, is at:

http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-photo-deaf/

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Theresa Franklin,
a British deaf businesswoman, that departed us. She owned
a prosperous dog-based business that had many clients
in the town of Hinckley, near Leicestershire, England.
Her business – My World of Dogs – specialized in grooming,
walking, training and day care. She also trained dogs for
the blind.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind was written up in
a newspaper story. Depending on how readers wish to interpret the story, the school is thriving, serving
1,400 deaf and hard of hearing students. Or the
school is suffering from a low enrollment, only 85
students on the Gooding campus. Thriving because the
school is #1 source of reference for deaf students
that reside hundreds of miles away from the Gooding
campus. Suffering because the Gooding campus enrollment
numbers is just too low.

The Kentridge HS (WA) swimming team has a deaf swimming coach –
Michael Dobner. And he is accompanied by his interpreter
during practices and meets. And much of his communication
with his swimmers is done by a white eraser board where
he writes down messages and comments. How good is the
team – only lost one dual meet and finishing up high
in the post season meets. When not coaching the team he
earns his pay by teaching ASL at three different schools.

– Very Hot News

When an elected public official promises something for
the deaf and then backs off, then he feels the heat
from the deaf community. This is what is happening to
Conservative MP George Eustice. He promised to give
opportunities for deaf children in 2010 while running
for election. Come 2012, he voted to reduce benefits
for deaf children.

Said an angry family:
We are angry and disappointed at Eustice’s inconsistency

– Sunday February 5th

DeafDigest feared that Rachel Mazique, the ASL signer
during Super Bowl opening ceremonies, would be cut off
from the TV set. The fear was correct; no one wanting
to see her sign-sing, was able to do so. Needless to
say, Rachel was upset about it. DeafDigest does not
blame her.

– Monday February 6th

A representative from Statistics Canada invited a deaf
husband and wife to participate in a survey about
technology. They accepted but requested services of
an interpreter. Their request was turned down. Said
Statistics Canada spokesperson:

the incident should never have happened and will be
investigated.

– Tuesday February 7th

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf man arrested during
the G20 protest in Toronto. It was learned that all
charges have been dropped. The attorney, arguing on behalf
of the deaf man, said he was just being curious as to
what was going on and was just crossing the street. The
police yelled at him, ordering him to go back, and while
he didn’t he was arrested.

– Wednesday February 8th

Andrew Sigmaringam, a young deaf man, was awarded the
Ontario Junior Citizen of Year. He was honored for his
work at a mentor and leader among deaf people his age.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Home Depot, accused of violating the ADA by discriminating
against deaf employees, reached agreement to settle the
class action lawsuit. This chain has agreed to make their
stores deaf-friendly for all deaf employees.

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THE BARKING DOG AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people own and love dogs. And many dogs bark –
for these reasons (hunger, wanting to walk, not feeling
too good, attention, etc)
When a dog barks at a hearing person, the dog is
immediately told to “shut up.” When a dog barks
at a deaf person and he sees it, then same thing – “shut up.”
But at night when the deaf person is sleeping or
has company, then the barking dog gets away with it.
And it is embarrassing when a cop, based on neighbor
complaints, comes to your house to discuss the barking dog!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-owned-barking-dogs/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
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THE DEAF MAN WON IN A LUCKY ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Some years back in Florida, a deaf man, who never ran
for public office, decided to run for election for a
minor position.
His opponent won the election for many years for that
same minor position and was expected to win again.
As time neared the election time, the hearing opponent
dropped out of the election, leaving the deaf man as the
only candidate.
As the only candidate, he was immediately elected to
that minor public office!
A real weird election it was.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/only-election-candidate-was-deaf-man/

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of each DeafDigest edition)

TRYING TO PRONOUNCE IS FRUSTRATING
A DeafDigest subscriber shared this tale for all
of us.
She was discussing a workplace issue with a hearing employee. The hearing employee did not understand
what she was trying to say.
The word she struggled was – consultation. She thought
pronouncing it was same as pronouncing consult!
The English language, sigh, the deaf woman said!

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WARREN BUFFETT AND THE DEAF
Warren Buffett is the world’s most famous and most
successful investor. He has pledged to give away 99
percent of his wealth towards philanthropic causes.
Well, what about it? He owns Kraft Foods. And
Kraft Foods would not spend a cent on their commercials
during the Super Bowl!
Should not place the blame on Buffett. He probably
has no clue as to what is important to us, the deaf,
while viewing TV programs.

REQUESTING A NEW UNIVERSITY IN KENYA
The Kenya Society for the Deaf Children has recently
asked the government to establish a university for
qualified deaf students.
The Kenyan leader said:

the deaf students are not destined to be carpenters, tailors or book shelf makers. We have top brains among these students

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that new interpreters cannot shadow veteran interpreters
to learn new tips and tricks

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Using the steno keyboard of STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDS, as you can see,
only four of the vowels actually appear on the keyboard.  Captioners
use the letters “EU” to make an “i.”

The same principle applies with the rest of the keys.  If a captioner
hits “TK” with his/her left hand, that is a “d.”  “TP” is “f.”  “PW”
is “b.”  “PH” is “m.”  “TPH” is “n.”

Every sound that is made as an initial consonant must be made with
the letters “STKPWHR.”  Therefore, when you see a captioning mistake
and you cannot possibly imagine how a captioner could be so far off
in the spelling of a word, it might be because he/she missed hitting
the correct sound by one letter.

For instance, if the captioner was trying to write “dad,” he/she
would write “TKAD.”  If “TPAD” were written instead, you would end up
with “fad.”

All sounds using final consonants in words must be written with the
right hand on the steno machine.  The only letters available for
final consonants are FRPBLGTSDZ.  Once again, we must use
combinations of letters to make other letters.

Since different letters are present on the right side of the keyboard
than the left, these combinations will be different than the ones we
use with the left hand.  For final consonants, “PB” would be “n.”
“PL” would be “m.”  “BG” is “k.”

AN IMPORTANT REASON FOR A CI
Why do many people get implanted? An audiologist
gave an important, but a simple, reason. He said:

When hearing aids aren’t enough, cochlear implants can help

He is right.

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

The nearest interpreter is 75 miles away, and there is no
bus or train service between my town and the interpreter’s
town.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The AgBell filed two briefs in the appeals court, supporting
the rights of the deaf to get CART services in the classroom.

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It was learned that deaf fisherman Dennis Bacon has
been profiled on the ESPN network.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Some of the nation’s best collegiate debating teams
(sorry, none from either at Gallaudet, CSUN or NTID)
will congregate at the National Ethics Bowl.
One of the topics to be debated is:

Should a deaf couple use a sperm donor who’s likely to
give them a deaf child?

We do need a deaf debating team to offer us a
Deaf Perspective on this hot issue as opposed to
listening to a Hearing Perspective.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Does it pay to be anti-hearing? There are some deaf people
that do not want to have anything to do with the hearing?

There was a Washington Post story on Jaime Contreras, not
deaf, but an activist with the Service Employees International Union. He came to USA, not knowing a word of English, but
taught himself the new language and after cleaning offices
for years, became an activist for the union, yet making
friends everywhere – politicians, the opposition, the
media. No matter how hot the issues were, he never lost
his cool. He was able to achieve results for his union.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the dentist’s office, the dental hygienist,
while working on the patient’s teeth, said something.

The deaf patient thought she said:

I am frosting your teeth

She actually said
I am flossing your teeth

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related 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 provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Edgewater, MD

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community.  Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org

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notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR:        School year 2012-2013
STARTING:          August 2012
SALARY RANGE:        $39,034 – $72,657

QUALIFICATIONS:         NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.

Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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position opening
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Barre, Vermont

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center

Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.

The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.

The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89.  The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.

Substantial traveling is required.  Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.

Attractive office space in Barre.  Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations.  Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.

Any questions, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehab Counselor Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us   http://www.vocrehab.vermont.org

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong “people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Secondary Science Teacher (Immediate)
– Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Immediate)
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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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 Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

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 or faxed to 505-255-8029.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

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

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, 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 – 08 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 8, 2012

 

— Super Bowl captioned ads on smartphones and tablets?

Did we, the deaf, catch these Super Bowl captioned ads
on our smartphones and tablets? These corporations
placed  their ads on TV plus mobile devices. Did
captions show up on mobile devices? And did we use
magnifying glass to read these tiny captions?

 

— ESPN employs a deaf marketing person

Luke Faxon-St. Georges, a young deaf man, has a job with
the ESPN. It is a dream job for deaf professionals that
want to mix sports with marketing. His job title
is Account Executive, and his marketing territory is the
Northeast USA. He works on marketing deals with corporate
clients. Is he the only deaf person in a sports job?
No. We have deaf coaches, trainers, sports information
directors, game photographers, sports web site operators,
scoreboard operators, newspaper sports editors, etc
It is not easy for hearing and deaf to find these types
of sports jobs.

 
— Which Super Bowl commercials were captioned?

There were about 70 Super Bowl commercials. All
of these commercials were captioned – except –
1&1 Internet, American Family, Cenex, Comcast Xfinity,
Dairy Queen, General Electric, Howard Stern/NBC,
Jimmy John’s and Kraft Foods. No, Kraft Foods does not
own the New England Patriots (two different companies
with the same Kraft name; it is The Kraft Group
that owns the team that lost the Super Bowl).

 

— The Deaf Biggest loser kicked out and invited back!

Selena Brown, a deaf participant on the Australian TV
program – On the Excess Baggage on Nine. It is a reality
TV weight loss show, same as our The Biggest Loser TV
program. She was kicked off the program because she
could not lose 11 pounds within one week. Yet, she
was asked to come back few days later, because of
some strange voting rules among these overweight
participants! On her weigh-in at her comeback, she
lost 5 pounds, making it a total of 16 pounds in
two weeks.

 
— No Deaflympics in 2013??

Hungary agreed to host the 2013 Deaflympics. But Hungary
is broke, can’t afford it because it is expensive. Also
Hungary is not communicating with the Deaflympics governing
group, keeing things quiet. No other nation has volunteered
to host this event. Does not look too good right now, but
we should be optimistic.

DeafDigest – 06 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 5, 2012

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; 16th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

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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_DDG020512

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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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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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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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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 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an
agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wants to make sure that the food we eat is safe and healthy. And that
we are educated about what we eat. FSIS has a deaf employee –
Bridgette Keefe-Hodgson, a Gallaudet graduate, whose mission
is to educate the deaf about food health. She was
written up in an agency publication.

Tyler Hansen, who is deaf, is a full time employee at the
Boys & Girls Club of Cascade County in Montana. He works
with hearing children in a variety of club activities,
such as sign language, art, cooking and helps them with
their class homework assignments.

– Very Hot News

CNN’s efforts to have a lawsuit by the deaf of California
over lack of video captions was blocked by the judge.
The lawsuit will proceed as scheduled. CNN is arguing that
video captioning is not subject to government regulations
on captions.

– Thursday February 2nd

In Australia, a deaf boy was bullied in his hearing
classroom. The angry mother pulled her deaf son out
of the school, hoping to place him in a better
educational environment. Unfortunately, the apartment
rental rates are too high in the area where the new
school is located, At this point the mother does not
know what to do.

– Friday February 3rd

A new drug helping restore hearing among late
deafened individuals? Yes, if Colleen LePrell
has her way. She directs a lab team at University
of Florida, working on a new drug, named SPI-1005.
They are using volunteers as guinea pigs. This
drug is supposed to protect the hair cells
in the inner ear.

– Saturday February 4th

Uttar Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India.
This state recently conducted a vote to elect members for the
state assembly. Three individuals were assigned to serve
as the election day presiding officers – two of them were
blind and the third person was deaf. No one trained them
for the tasks they were supposed to perform on election day.
Needless to say, the procedures for handling the election
was chaotic, leaving these three individuals, including the deaf man, humiliated and helpless.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf people living in Dorset county in England are
able to watch sign language films to learn of the
services they are entitled to as residents. This
was made available by several service groups,
working together to produce these films.

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF REVENGE AT A WORKPLACE
Many deaf people work for many years at one job,
with no promotions, no raises, no opportunities for
training and development, etc.
Some of them have enjoyed a big and sweet revenge.
When they announce their retirements, the employers
are very upset.
Why upset? Because they were the only workers
at the job that have a specialized knowledge of
tasks and duties – that other hearing employees
know nothing about.
As a result, these employers hire the retired
deaf back with big contracts.
This is the sweet revenge!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/

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

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2012 ADARA Conference
June 28-30, 2012
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-adara-conference/

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SOME HEARING PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT A TERP IS DOING
At many public events, we see ASL interpreters.
Most hearing people know what is an interpreter and
know that deaf people depend on interpreters.
But there are still some few hearing people that
do not understand the duties of an interpreter.
Some hearing people think that interpreters just
move their hands and use gestures for the fun of it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

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

A FAMOUS “FAILURE”
A deaf person was repeatedly told by his peers that
he will be a failure and is a hopeless case and that he
just cannot succeed.
That deaf person did not listen. That stubborn
deaf person was Ludwig Beethoven!

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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?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SLRDDS@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

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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HOTELS DEAF-UNAWARE IN GREAT BRITAIN!
Do hotel employees (front desk, general manager, cleaning
staff, etc) know anything about deafness? No, at least in
Great Britain. The Charity Action on Hearing Loss (akin
to our HLAA) made discreet telephone calls to over 230
hotels, asking them if there were accommodations for
deaf guests. The Charity people are now saying that less
than ten percent are “deaf-aware”

CHANGE OF SOCIAL SERVICES GOOD OR BAD IN ENGLAND?
At Derbyshire county in England, the social workers
would treat all deaf clients on a first come, first
served basis.
This method has changed. There will be one adult
social services specialist and one child social
services specialist dealing with respective groups.
Is this good or bad?

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/parachute-jump-by-famous-deaf-boxer/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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:

Washington State Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/washington-state-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Said a DeafDigest subscriber:

My mom doesn’t wear her hearing aid because she says it makes her tired to hear all day.

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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?

differently-abled hearers audially-challenged

a mumbo- jumbo way of describing a hearing loss without
owning up to this “horrid” phrase – deaf!

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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.

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.

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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. When a deaf child speaks perfectly and does not sign,
is he guaranteed a great future?

A. No one is ever guaranteed a great future, regardless of
methods learned as a deaf child growing up! There are many
oral successes, and many oral failures; there are many
ASL successes, and many ASL failures – and so on. Even
a hearing person with a 4.0 grades from Harvard is not
always guaranteed a great future!

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:

Bills in the mail!

No one likes to get bills in the mailbox!

But, we have the responsibility to pay our bills!

For people who are blind, Deaf-Blind and vision impaired, getting
written bills in the mail and deciphering them can be a daunting task.

Last week’s Gold edition explained the use of a scanner and computer
screen.

That is one option, but it is a time consuming task.

Another good option is to contact the company and switch to billing
on line.

Since I use ZoomText, I can set the font size and colors to view the
bills optimally.

All our bills can be posted via e-mail and viewed on-line securely.

If you are comfortable with this approach, you can pay your bills
on-line as well.

You can also send a written check; large print checks are available
from your bank.

On-line can offer you environmentally friendly billing!  Vermont would
appreciate that!

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:

A win-win agreement reached between pro-HB1367 forces
and anti-HB1367 forces in Indiana that makes everyone
happy – the deaf, the hearing parents of deaf children
and the state government of Indiana. No one wins if
this strife continues.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1850 – deaf activists have accused deaf schools
of steering students into vocational programs that
train students for dead-end factory jobs

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13, just an estimate

of Black deaf individuals with doctorates

(information posted on Gallaudet web site)

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DeafLibrary Resources

Elite NTID athletes that made it in the professional ranks

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

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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 announcement
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas, Nevada and
one in Reno/Sparks, Nevada

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: one in Las Vegas and one in Reno/Sparks.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
DHHARC is seeking a talented and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and an understanding of disability civil rights, history and law. This person will have responsibility for the overall statewide operation of the agency. Responsibilities are both managerial and representational and include program planning, strategic budgeting, evaluation and reporting, financial planning and monitoring, organizational development, human resources, legislative and public policy advocacy, fundraising, public affairs and public relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and direction for the operations and programs of DHHARC and ensures the organization is financially sustainable. The ED is responsible to promote increased awareness of the organization in the local community and the disability community. Specific responsibilities include:

Board of Directors: –    Responsible for nurturing the development of a proactive, supportive and knowledgeable Board of Directors. –    Engages the Board in the work of DHHARC, strategic development and articulation of vision. –    Assists the Board in creating and maintaining active committees to supervise specific areas of the ED.s role. The ED coordinates staff support to the Board and its committees. –    Assists the Board in development of annual plan for activities.
–    Implements the policies and directives of the Board.
–    Prepares and submits timely administrative reports as required by the Board. –    Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings to provide information and receive general direction as required by the Board. –    Assists the Board in an assessment of its skills and aides in recruitment and orientation of new members. –    Supports the Board in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility including development of resources. Planning and Evaluation:
–    Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, direction, supervision and evaluation of DHHARC and its activities.
–    Develop an annual strategic plan and budget with the Board that maximizes the effectiveness of resources.
–    Conduct staff planning retreats to receive input on the overall direction of DHHARC and management issues and to assess progress toward goals and objectives, identify needs, set priorities and develop strategies. –    Develop structure for DHHARC that maximizes the effectiveness of staff resources.
–    Conduct regular evaluations of DHHARC services and develop reports and analysis on specific topics on a proactive basis. –    Assist the Supervisors in the planning, evaluation and supervision of all advocacy work of DHHARC.
–    Ensure ongoing and meaningful input in the services of DHHARC from key stakeholder communities including persons with disabilities.

Emerging Issues:
–    Responsible for anticipating and planning for emerging needs of the agency.
–    Review state and Congressional action, federal laws, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) policies, etc. to determine actions that need to be taken by DHHARC.
–    Proactively develop strategies to ensure DHHARC continues to grow as an organization.

Human Resources:
–    Responsible for creating a progressive and productive work environment for employees.
–    Motivate and inspire staff members. –    Oversee procedures for selection and hire of competent personnel.
–    Evaluate, budget, and identify a set of employee benefits that will enhance the health, welfare and productivity of the staff and present recommendations to the Board for approval. –    Create job descriptions, job classifications and performance measures for all staff positions. –    Organize personnel resources statewide in a structure which effectively enables DHHARC to carry out its goals and objectives. –    Make staff advancements, probationary measure and terminations as appropriate. –    Support employees in personnel matters related to disability, family leave, etc.

Community Relations:
Coordinate with and support the effort of Supervisors in creating an overall favorable image of DHHARC, its services and its role in advancing and protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada. –    Promote and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, public and private officials, and other such persons involved in direct or indirect services to individuals with disabilities. –    Increase awareness of DHHARC among Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. –    Assume an ongoing public information program through the media, newsletters, and other publications to apprise citizens of the services of DHHARC and the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. –    Serve as chief spokesperson for DHHARC in the media, or designate that role to a more appropriate person.
–    Participate on local, state, and national Boards and Committees concerned with the needs of people with disabilities.

Development: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to increase the diversity and amount of funding for its programs and services.

Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy:

Coordinate with private and public entities in the development of policy initiatives, positions, legislation and other activities that protect or further the legal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Nevada State Legislature and Congress.

Fiscal and Program Management:
–    Responsible for the overall financial management of the agency’s approximate $900,000 budget. –    Develop the annual strategic budget. –    Monitor and control the financial affairs of DHHARC. –    Conduct all financial management practices according to generally accepted accounting principles and ensure internal control systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of funds. –    Arrange for an annual independent audit of DHHARC and ensure that each audit is clean.
–    Regularly report the financial status of DHHARC to Board, appropriate funding sources and other bodies as required. –    Responsible for the accurate completion of all financial and program reports required by federal, state, local and private funding sources. –    Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities and general responsibilities as assigned.

DIMENSIONS

Budget: $900,000 approximately

Staff:
10 employees (full and part-time)

Clientele: Staff and Board of Directors of DHHARC, Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons living in the state of Nevada, federal, state and local government officials and agencies, federal and private funders and the broader disability communities.

Relationships:
This Executive Director works directly with staff and the Board of Directors of DHHARC, elected officials at the state and national level, other community based organizations and the leadership of Nevada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Cooperative working relationships are maintained with these individuals/agencies to ensure that DHHARC functions well internally and is seen as an effective, efficient and responsible agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be sensitive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and knowledgeable about federal and state laws, programs and issues concerning persons with disabilities. Requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have management skills to train personnel, delegate responsibility, and develop an effective organization, must be able to prepare a budget and monitor expenditures. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, encouragement and opportunities for staff development. Position requires personal flexibility, energy, stamina, and diplomacy. Must be able to travel statewide and nationally.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve problems independently. Must have the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct staff and client assessments for the purposes of planning and evaluation of DHHARC services, strategies and goals.

Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with people with disabilities, familiarity with the legislative process, budget, program planning, grant writing and non-profit or government management responsibility.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Selection, discipline, and termination of agency personnel. Develops programs and works with staff to set agency priorities. Represents agency in community. Negotiates agency contractual agreements, sets budgets and approved expenditures.

Freedom to Act: The incumbent has general freedom to act within the assigned responsibilities and with consultation of the President of the Board of Directors. Reporting is accomplished through oral and written reports to the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS
–    At least Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration Human Services or other related field. –    Experience managing a complex organization.
–    Not less than three years professional experience in positions with increasing administrative and managerial responsibilities –    A passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. –    Knowledge about disability and/or civil rights law and history.
–    Proven successful experience in working with non-profit organizations and with volunteer Boards of Directors. –    Proven successful experience in working with governmental entities on issues related to systemic advocacy for people with disabilities or other populations with similar needs.

Past work experience should include successful: –    Advocacy skills at the individual and systematic levels; including state and federal issues. –    Budget creation and management.
–    Direct responsibility for personnel and human resource management. –    Working with a board of Directors. –    Business management decisions based on fiscal realities and organizational missions and values. –    Analysis of political landscapes and programmatic trends. –    Interagency coordination/cooperation. –    Quality relations with the media.

Demonstrated skills must include: –    Excellent verbal and written communication. –    Building linkages to the legal, political, foundation and disability communities. –    Successful strategies in solving problems and bringing together divergent agendas. –    Managing multiple funding sources and agendas. –    Planning long-term goals and implementing strategies to accomplish said goals.

Knowledge of: –    State, local and federal programs and services for people with disabilities and their families. –    Current trends in the field of disabilities and human services. –    Applicable rules, laws and regulations related to personnel management, fiscal management of organizational resources. –    Internal management and fiscal controls.

Ability to: –    Comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language as well as other communication modes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
–    Provide the overall direction to the organization in carrying out its mission.
–    Serve as the lead staff and professional resource to the Board of Directors. –    Serve as a role model for the agency staff, mentor the growth of all staff and set the pattern of work expectations for other staff. –    Provides leadership and vision within the disability community.
–    Willingness to work irregular and extended schedules.
–    Willingness to travel statewide and throughout the United States.
–    Self-starter, with proven ability to manage schedule and establish priorities that respond to the mission and the goals of DHHARC.

COMPENSATION
DHHARC offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on education and experience. DHHARC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com and mailto:Laura.daviton@dhharc.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF March 13, 2012.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Chair J. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins at mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com

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.

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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– 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.

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

– 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; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first
effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college
campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000
full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf
students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus
of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic,
cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.
For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills?
Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will
instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as:
psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the
classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade
of managing childrens’ behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior
specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong peoples person skills?  You
will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a
peoples person the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills
to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of
verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
creation
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to
mailto:humanresources@osfashland.org

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator: Part-time (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

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

OR

Apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview.

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.

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(revised posting)

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:    To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or near 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). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s 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.. 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..  A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf 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 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a member of COPLAC, is Oklahoma’s only publicly supported four-year liberal arts college. A function of the institution is to provide an outstanding general education program with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. The program features interdisciplinary team teaching and extends throughout the student’s entire undergraduate experience. Operating on a flexible trimester system which permits the opportunity for accelerated studies, USAO offers a limited number of career, professional and specialized degree programs which are especially strengthened when combined with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation. The University is located in central Oklahoma, 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in a community of 16,000.

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position opening
Vocational Program Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of
Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational
Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department
in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement
services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One,
WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement
options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or
related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with
either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental
health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

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

Resume to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department,
268 West Adams Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org
or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, 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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Last week’s ASL Videos with text:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/to-admit-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

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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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Super Bowl stuff:

#1- Super Bowl special announcement

Rachel Mazique, a young deaf woman, will be signing the
National Anthem and America the Beautiful during the
Super Bowl pre-game ceremonies. Big question is – will the
TV show her in full screen or cut her out or reduce her to a hidden corner? Past experience with ASL signers
have not been good.

#2 – please click on the Fogey. It is important.
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-super-bowl-captioning/

#3 – May the best team win; and please, be respectful
of your friends’ choice of team. We do not want the
terrible Egyptian soccer riot to occur here in USA!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Even though the FCC ordered churches to caption their
TV programs, there are still some churches that are
fighting back. They saying they will go broke if they have to caption. Approximately 80 churches are filing “financial-hardship exemptions”.
DeafDigest wonders how many of these churches have
millions of dollars in assets and are claiming
they are broke?

Much talk is going on about United Kingdom being broke
and cannot afford to fund social services for the deaf.
Well, in the South Central part of England, SignHealth won
a contract to provide social services for the deaf in
the area. Deaf leaders in this area is excited about
this new contract.

– Very Hot News

Effective immediately, Dom Bonura, a veteran administrator
of programs of the deaf over the years, is the interim
Provost at SWCID. Past provost Mark Myers is now the
SWCID Development Officer.

– Sunday January 29nd

Women may go deaf because of diabetes? Yes, according to
a study conducted by the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan.
The important thing is to control diabetes with medication.

– Monday January 30th

Service agencies in Alabama are worried about the
threat of the state slashing funds earmarked for
services for the deaf and the disabled. These groups
of service agencies are working together to picket
the legislators during the budget hearings later
in the month.

– Tuesday January 31st

The court of Appeals threw out a claim by a deaf woman
that lack of an interpreter was the cause of injuries
she suffered during childbirth. The reason was lack of
appropriate paperwork that the deaf patient needed to
fill out prior to childbirth delivery.

– Wednesday February 1st

A Smithsonian publication profiled two deaf sisters that
were adept photographers way back in the late 19th century –
Frances and Mary Allen. They received many honors for their
work with the cameras.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The White House has scheduled a list of disability
conferences:

Columbus, OH – March 14, 2012
Austin, TX – March 28, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2012
Denver, CO – April 25, 2102
Atlanta, GA  – May 11, 2012
Boston, MA – May 23, 2012
Minneapolis, MN – June 6, 2012
Orlando, FL – June 15, 2012
Kansas City, MO – July 11, 2012

will these disability conferences translate into jobs for
the deaf?

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

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BETTER TO ADMIT DEAFNESS THAN TO ADMIT DIABETES?
Paula Deen, hearing, is a famous hostess of her own
TV cooking shows. She just revealed to the world that
she has diabetes and that she hid it from public.
Many people are very angry at her – they think
she is a hypocrite for encouraging us to eat
“dangerous” food.
Many hearing people hide their hearing loss for
a long time – until they finally admit it. Are
people angry at them? No.
Angry at Paula? Yes. Not angry at a late-deafened
person? No.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/to-admit-deafness/

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

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Deaf magicians of the world getting together at a festival

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/world-deaf-magicians-festival/

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CHANGING ATTITUDE AMONG FEW DEAF PEOPLE
In the past, many deaf people (graduates from
Gallaudet, NTID and deaf schools) were proud people –
deaf, but successful at their jobs and at life.
Times have changed. After years of accepting their
deafness, some of them no longer accept it. Some of them
tell their friends:

I am not deaf

This is strange – because they went to Gallaudet
or NTID or deaf schools. And some of them participated
at few Deaflympics!
Changing times?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

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

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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ALWAYS LINKING DEAFNESS INTO SOME OTHER ILLNESS
Seems almost every other week we see a story that
links deafness to some other illness. Last week it
was diabetes.
And now this, linking deafness into Alzheimer’s disease. This finding was made by Dr. Frank Lin and
his team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF FEAR OF THE DEAF
Here is another workplace example of deafphobia
(fear of the deaf). A hearing woman does not have
the strength to twist open a soft drink bottle cap.
Her desk is next to a deaf man. She avoids asking
that deaf man. She waits a few hours for a “strong”
hearing man to come by.
This hearing man comes around and immediately
twists open the cap.
Because of that fear, that hearing woman “suffered”
for a few hours without having something to satisfy
her thirst!

WHAT DID THE LOBBYIST TELL THE DEAF ACTIVIST?
A veteran lobbyist became friends with a deaf activist.
But the advice the lobbyist gave the deaf person was
interesting. The lobbyist said:

You just can’t care only about deaf-related issues.
You have to care about all the issues, both deaf and
hearing!

The deaf activist was stunned.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

ongoing feud between RID-certified interpreters and
non-RID interpreters

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time,
they are often amazed that there are so few keys.  They cannot
understand how a stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of
the words they write.

Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine,
stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other
letters.  The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are
STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ.  All words and phrases and every sound made
in the English language must be written using only those letters.

The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the
initial consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side
of the keyboard are used for the final consonants.  What that means
is that a captioner will use his/her left hand for initial
consonants, his/her thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for
final consonants.

Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time.  Rather, whole
words and phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were
striking a chord on a piano.

COULD PAMELA HICKMAN HELP INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF?
Pamela Hickman, not deaf, was written up in a newspaper
in Indianapolis. She is a newly elected member of the
City-County Council.
As we all know, the Deaf Community has been fighting
on two fronts – fighting Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican, on his stacking of the school board of directors with hearing people, and fighting HB1367 in the state legislative chambers.
Pamela Hickman, a Democrat? What about her? She previously
taught at Indiana School for the Deaf before moving on to other endeavors. Possibly because of her experience at the school,
she may be sensitive to the needs of the deaf. And if she
is an adept politician, she could help mend fences between
the Deaf Community and the outside forces (Daniels, legislators)?
Politics have a way of making strange bedfellows, never mind
that Hickman deals with city-county issues and Daniels deals
with state-wide issues!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(a new series – to be run for a number of weeks)

In a town where I live, there are about 10 pubs, five
sports clubs, several churches, several social clubs, and
classes at a community center. And the town square is always
full of people walking around.
How many of these people are deaf that I could chat in
British Sign Language?
Zero!

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The Deaf and the Law:

If a school district complies with the IDEA, does it mean that
it is also in compliance with the ADA? No, according to the
The U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit against the
Tustin Unified School District (California). The student involved
did not get the CART services that she requested even though
the school district accommodated her needs in different ways.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The National Association of the Deaf hosted a mortgage burning
party to celebrate its property paid-up status.
Next step for the NAD is to conduct a massive fund raising drive
to renovate the building, which is badly in need of repairs and
face lifting. The NAD has a roster of nearly 500 benefactors, up
from 25 when Nancy Bloch took over as Executive Director nearly
a decade ago.
Perhaps with 1,000-2,000 benefactors the money will be there
for the badly-needed facelift undertaking.

(editor’s note: The NAD has since then sold the building and has
relocated to an office suite in the vicinity)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

To honor this Super Bowl weekend, an all-time
Hollywood All-Pro team was announced.
The all-time tight end is Brian Murphy, who
“graduated” from Gallaudet University and played
for the Washington Sentinels.
Is that a joke? Yes and no. This “deaf” tight end
caught a winning pass for a touchdown in the movie
“The Replacements.”
This Hollywood All-Pro team consists of “best”
players that played in football movies and TV.
This poll was posted on the American University
on-line newsletter.
Unfortunately, this “deaf” Murphy was played
by a hearing actor. The producers apparently
never realized that Gallaudet has had many
great football players over the years and could
have selected just one of them for the “deaf”
deaf movie role.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

How many times has it happened that a deaf person
has been told by his family that he cannot do what
he dreamed of doing – because of his deafness.

And that by the time the deaf person succeeded,
the family, that told him he would not succeed,
have passed away without realizing the success
of their son!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

from a DeafDigest subscriber:
A friend was telling me the name of her newborn baby girl

Lisa

But later on, I was reading a Congratulations card to her and
on the card, the girl’s name was spelled

Alissa

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position opening
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Edgewater, MD

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community.  Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org

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notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR:        School year 2012-2013
STARTING:          August 2012
SALARY RANGE:        $39,034 – $72,657

QUALIFICATIONS:         NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.

Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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position opening
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Barre, Vermont

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center

Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.

The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.

The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89.  The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.

Substantial traveling is required.  Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.

Attractive office space in Barre.  Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations.  Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.

Any questions, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehab Counselor Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us   http://www.vocrehab.vermont.org

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong “people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

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

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Secondary Science Teacher (Immediate)
– Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Immediate)
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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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 Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

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 or faxed to 505-255-8029.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

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

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, 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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com/

DeafDigest – 01 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 1, 2012


– A new national organization of deaf truck drivers?

Possible good news for deaf individuals that want to become
truck drivers. The Department of Transportation will allow
deaf individuals to apply for Class A and B Commercial
Drivers Licenses and to drive across state lines. There
is a Facebook group for Deaf Truck drivers. Just go into
Facebook and look for it.


— Some deaf Egyptians earn full pay checks for not going to work!

Egypt requires businesses with over 50 employees to set aside
5 percent of jobs for the deaf and the disabled. Many employers
hate that law but “hire” the deaf to prove that they obey it.
They tell the deaf to stay home and not come to work! Why?
Egyptians look down on the deaf and the disabled. They don’t
want to be seen being with the deaf. Very sad.


— 16 percent of state without E-911 emergency relay services for the deaf

Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. How many
of these counties lack E-911 emergency relay services for the
deaf? There are 18 counties without E-911 service. It is 16
percent of Missouri not accessible to the deaf!


— A hearing person arrested for yelling at a deaf person

When a hearing person yells at us, we hate it. We often
don’t know why he is yelling. Well, a hearing ex-boyfriend
yelled at his deaf ex-girl friend. He yelled when she tried
to use her computer several times to contact the police
to ask for protection. He shut down her computer without
touching her. But it scared the deaf woman. The police came
and arrested him, charging him of assault and intimidation.
The assault was because he put her in fear. The police told
her to get a restraining order.


— Sign language more popular than English in South Africa

South Africa has 11 official languages plus other 20-25 unofficial
languages. Sign language is not an official South African language,
yet it is the nation’s 9th most popular language, higher than
English! Thandile Sunduza, chairperson of the National Assembly’s
Arts and Culture committee, said:

Sign language is used more than English