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DeafDigest – 31 March 2012

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DeafDigest – 31 March 2012

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DeafDigest – 28 March 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 28, 2012


— Deaf professional athlete in world’s most dangerous sport

Is motocross racing more dangerous than pro football?
Well, Ashley Fiolek, the world’s #1 female motocross
racer, is deaf. She is small and 115 lbs. And she suffered
many injuries – concussion, collar bone fractures (twice),
two broken wrists, lost teeth, broken nose, broken leg,
broken arm, broken ankle, dental root canal, etc. Don’t
feel sorry for her. She is popular, world famous, wealthy,
well-liked by the public. And big time commercial sponsors
love her personality.

 

— TTY Relay operator violating company policy?

A new movie is coming up – House of Bodies, and it
stars Queen Latifah as the leading character.
She plays the role of a TTY Relay operator that
makes friends with a relay user during her work
hours. The plot is a murder case that Queen and
the deaf relay user (a kid) worked together with
police to solve it. This is not real in everyday
life. If it was true, then the relay operator
would have been fired. It is same old Hollywood
twisting of real life facts.

 

 
— A deaf video game competitor among the best

Ando Ferguson, who is deaf and a former Gallaudet
wrestler, was one of the game participants at the
recent video Grand Prix event in Indianapolis.
It is one of the biggest events in the gaming
world. All serious gamers dream of coming out
on top in that event. Ando finished among the
Top 8 finalists, after going through 15 tiring
rounds and then one final 8 round during these
two long days of video competition.

 

— A deaf foreign services diplomat quits her job

Sometime ago DeafDigest mentioned that Jane Cordell,
a deaf British diplomat had her new ambassadorship
job at Kazakhstan taken away from her. It was because
Great Britain did not want to pay for her interpreting
needs. She had been a diplomat in British Foreign
Service for about ten years and won several promotions.
The latest promotion – ambassador to Kazakhstan was
to be biggest of her career. She lost a lawsuit
against the government. Knowing she has no future
with the British Foreign Service, she quit. She
said the quitting was forced. She is now working
for the Action on Hearing Loss.

 

— A Civil War historian is deaf

Many historians are fascinated by the Civil War.
One of them is Linsay Darnall Jr, and he is deaf.
He is from Polk, Nebraska and since 1997, he has
been giving lectures about the Civil War. He is
interested in the deaf that fought on both sides
of the War and hopes to write a book about them.
DeafDigest has the list of deaf fighters at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

 

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 25, 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 captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drift-away-from-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

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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:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Obama signed “thank you” to a deaf community
college student in Maryland. It practically
became front page news. This is puzzling.
It was not the first time Obama signed thanks
to a deaf person – and his previous thanks
went unreported in the newspapers. And
knowing the sign for the word thanks does not
mean Obama is ASL-fluent. Many waitresses,
upon serving a deaf patron, would run to another
waitress asking for the sign for thanks so that
she could use it when he pays the check. Many,
many waitresses use that sign in many Washington, DC restaurants, and possibly in Rochester, too. And besides, Michelle Obama knows more signs
than her husband!

History of chiropractics have credited D.D. Palmer
for being the world’s first chiropractor, and that
his first client was Harvey Lillard, a deaf man.
Lillard was able to hear again as a result of
Palmer’s work with the bones. Fact or fiction?
An article was posted on a web site, hinting that
it may have been a fiction. Was Cooperstown, the
site of the first baseball game? Same thing –
these fact or fiction debates!

– Very Hot News

There have always been complaints that the captioned
words on the screen do not match the program dialogue.
While many deaf viewers are not aware of it, it bothers
many hearing viewers. The AMC TV network has reached
agreement with a complainant and have promised to match
up captions with spoken words on future programs.

– Thursday March 22nd

Deaf people are getting a raw deal from Great Britain’s
National Health Service. This is what Dr Andrew Alexander,
a consultant with the Royal United Hospital is saying.
He points out lack of interpreters as the reason.

– Friday March 23rd

How many employers in Singapore have been praised
for giving jobs to the deaf? Exactly 46 – such as
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Holiday Inn, and a City
Center. They were all equally praised at a recent
banquet.

– Saturday March 24th

The National Institute on Deafness and other Communications Disorders, which deals with the Pathological, Audiological, and Medical perspectives on deafness, has reaffirmed its goals and objectives for the years to come. These goals
run the gamut from CI’s to hearing aids, but also including research into areas of hearing loss that we
never knew about.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Discussion took place on several web sites regarding using
hearing children as family interpreters. The consensus is
that this “forced labor” should be avoided every which
way possible.

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updated every Monday

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WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?

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DEAF DRIFT AWAY FROM HEARING FAMILIES
There are many deaf people in hearing families
that are still close to each other for many years.
But there are other deaf people that drift away
from hearing families.
Why? Hearing family members are not comfortable
with the deaf and are not willing to communicate.
As a result, deaf people drift away – and do not
get in touch with hearing family members for many
years.
This is sad, but it is happening everywhere.

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

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

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SayWhatClub-2012 Convention

Red Lion Hotel – Downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 15-18, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-say-what-club-convention/

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DEAF SHOULDER TAP ALMOST A DEAF FIGHT!
Is Deaf Shoulder tap an American Deaf Cultural
thing?
Deaf Americans are used to being tapped on the
shoulder – by hearing and deaf.
But what about deaf foreigners? Many years ago
DeafDigest editor was talking with a deaf foreigner
on a street.
A car was coming. DeafDigest editor tapped the
shoulder of the deaf foreigner to tell him to
move away from the car. Suddenly, without warning
that deaf foreigner almost was going to fight DeafDigest editor! He saw the car coming and
realized the tap was to tell him to move out.
Luckily no one was hurt but it was scary!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

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

GALLAUDET AGAINST UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI IN BASKETBALL?
Last week, the NCAA Madness began, and there are always
upsets in the first round games (Duke is a perfect
example).
University of Missouri also lost in a first round
game in another shocking upset.
A deaf basketball fan mailed DeafDigest editor this
message:

1. Randolph College (VA) beat Gallaudet 71-42 in regular season

2. Norfolk State (VA) beat Randolph College 63-43 in regular season

3. Norfolk State (#15 seed) beat University of Missouri 86-84 (#2 seed)

Both Gallaudet and Randolph College play on the NCAA-III
level, which is not “big time” college basketball.
Norfolk State plays on the NCAA-I level but is not considered a basketball elite team (mid-level NCAA-I)
Deaf fans in Virginia that root for Norfolk State may not realize these close Gallaudet roots!
NCAA madness is not only for hearing; it is for deaf, too!

A RETIRING ADMINISTRATOR OF DEAF SCHOOL
An administrator of a deaf school is retiring. This announcement
is no big deal in USA because we have many deaf administrators
in deaf schools. Not that so in Great Britain.
It was announced this week that British’s first deaf
headteacher, Mabel Davis, is retiring at the end of this summer
as the headmistress of Heathlands School.
Different nations. Different levels of achievement by the
deaf employed in schools for the deaf.

A CHANGE IN LEGAL SYSTEM IN CHINA
Quietly announced during the week through a few web sites
is an important change in the Chinese legal system.
Deaf individuals arrested in China shall be immediately
provided with legal assistance – and also to have the
suspects’ families informed.
Interestingly enough, not a single word was mentioned
re interpreters for the accused deaf. Perhaps interpreters
are provided, but without making a mention of this fact
in these press releases.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-never-see-deaf-in-paris/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

International Catholic Deaf Association

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/international-catholic-deaf-associatio/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much of a hassle putting new batteries in

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

Rare cochlear implant surgery performed on a 4-year old

Rare? Cochlear implant surgeries are pretty much common

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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 it is not easy for a parent, of a deaf child,
to make the right deaf choices?

A. It is like going to the supermarket to buy a
barbecue sauce. You will find as many as 40-50
different brands. Which one is the best?

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!

I am not talking about hot weather we had!

I am talking about hot dishes from the oven.

Or barbeque grill time that hot to handle.

Using oven mitts is fine but it is not flexible and difficult to feel the hot objects.

I recently saw oven gloves!  I have yet to try.

I can imagine it will handle our needs much easier than the oven mitts.

Take a look at this link:
http://tinyurl.com/6uu3oxd

(This link is for example only not an endorsement of this specific brand)

So, HOT, handle with care!

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 British soap opera EastEnders’ star Rita Simons will be able to make the best and the most informed
decision regarding her deaf daughter Maiya – to go CI
or not to go CI (because she’s afraid it would be
tantamount to abuse)

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DeafHistory:

Year 2003 – the British government recognizes British
Sign Language

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13,500

number of deaf people in Ireland on waiting list
for a free hearing test

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DeafLibrary Resources

Every USA president has a connection with the deaf or of deafness,
either directly or indirectly.

Do read them at:
http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening – Deadline to apply: April 6, 2012
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Human Resource Director
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

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

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

Family Partner (Part-time) – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

In order to process application packet, a resume, cover letter, and three references and/or three letters of recommendation are required.

Please apply online or send to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: (508) 875-3355

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
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:

– ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time
Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor’s degree in
Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in
behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS
with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field,
two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency
required.  Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and
interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing)
required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks,
priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise
and motivate staff and consumers. Responsibilities include:
Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and
occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant
Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the
maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required. Budget -Insures
that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with
Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop
yearly budgets.. Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process
including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for
direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and
procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to
staff as needed. Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train
qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet
client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory
requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance
with agency policies. Liaison – Maintain effective working
relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel.
Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for
individual clients as well as for service system development and
problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric
service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and
specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state
governmental agencies.

– 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.

– 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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position opening
Principal
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

Summary:
The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement.  The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families.  The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
–    Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
–    Three years. successful experience in a school leadership position.
–    Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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Opening teaching positions at
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2012-2013

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    English Teacher-MSSD
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
–    Elementary Teacher-KDES –    Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University . KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012.  New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012.  The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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Employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at.. http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. Applications are requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; position is open until filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range:  $81,226 (minimum) to $92,562 (maximum). Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment); follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.

Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Website: http://csdb.org/

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

All interviews will be conducted on-site at:
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/happy-to-rid-of-deaf-employee/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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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
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

DeafDigest mentioned a while back that Remploy
was the British’s largest employer of the deaf
and the disabled. Well, Remploy is suffering
from funding cutbacks and has been forced to lay
off part of its workforce. Stephen Dering and Gill Winstanley, both deaf, lost their jobs with
Remploy. Not to despair, they partnered together
to establish Argonaut Enterprises, a building
and cleaning maintenance company. Already there
are 24 people employed by Argonaut. This company
provides cleaning, security, catering, gardening
and plumbing. The company started 18 months ago.

Jocephyne Yap, a deaf woman of Malaysia, was written
up in a newspaper story. She is a leader in the
Malaysian Deaf Community – but she balances family
life with her role with the Deaf Community. And
she is taking courses in counseling on the side to
help the deaf community even further.

– Very Hot News

How many deaf people own doctorates? And even more so, how
many deaf blacks own doctorates? This was the issue that
was addressed at the panel – Black Deaf Doctorates that
took place recently on the Gallaudet campus. A key comment
was this:

I feel proud of myself. I feel at the same time a bit dejected

This comment was made by Angela McCaskill, Ph.D, the deputy to Gallaudet president and the associate provost for diversity and inclusion.

– Sunday March 18th

Years ago we had a prototype Deaf captioned radio network in the Philadelphia Deaf Community. It died when the government grant ran out. And now this – in Israel there is a more modern captioned radio network
for the deaf. The captions on a radio program is
shown on the program’s web site.

– Monday March 19th

The Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC), near Washington, DC, was spared a potential funding cutback from Loudoun County for services to its deaf and hard of hearing residents. The member of the county council thought that NVRC was duplicating the services of
three other agencies that was funded by the county.
One was a hearing & speech center, one was an independent
living center and the other one was reading services
for the blind. When the councilman realized that NVRC
is different from these three other agencies, the
funding went back to the budget.

– Tuesday March 20th

Four deaf students from Mexico HS, near Syracuse, NY,
worked together on a project – contacting 43 business owners
in town, asking them how could the needs of deaf customers
be accommodated. Their findings were shared at a town
hall meeting.

– Wednesday March 21st

Communications between the deaf and the mental health
professionals continue to be poor – according to
The Lancet, a top ranking medical journal.
This story was based on medical health conditions
among the British deaf.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

DeafDigest editor knows of deaf people who suffered from
the Sudden Deafness Syndrome – as if a person was chatting
on telephone and suddenly could not hear anything – or of
someone going to bed as a hearing person and waking up
as a deaf person. Well, the Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
publication printed a national treatment guidelines that
deal with sudden deafness. They are saying it is the first
such guidelines ever.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-wine-tasting-event/

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

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A TAP ON DEAF SHOULDER
Deaf people are used to being tapped on the
shoulder – by other deaf people or by other
hearing people that want to call to attention.
Tapping on the shoulder is a strong part of
the Deaf Culture.
But tapping on the hearing shoulder is not
OK! Many hearing people object to being tapped
and they may think it is assault and battery.
Two different things – Deaf Shoulder and
Hearing Shoulder!

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

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

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NAD’s Call for Candidates / Election Policies & Procedures

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-call-to-candidates/

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HAPPY TO GET RID OF A GREAT DEAF EMPLOYEE!
A deaf person was the best employee in a
workplace. He did a perfect job with few mistakes.
And he solved many problems that hearing employees
could not solve.
He was always promoted and always given pay
raises every year.
But when the deaf employee left for another job,
the boss was very happy to get rid of him.
Get rid of him? Yes. Why? Because cost of
interpreters was making him broke!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/happy-to-rid-of-deaf-employee/

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

A COMMENT FROM A PAST CAPTIONING PROFESSIONAL
DeafDigest editor had the pleasure of exchanging emails
with a past captioning administrator. That person is
no longer in the profession, saying:

The industry had changed so much, and not all of it for the better. The technology was becoming more complicated, too, and it was obvious to me that I did not have the energy to fight any more with manufacturers and broadcasters on the problems facing HDTV captioning.

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NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA REDRAWN BORDERS AND THE DEAF?
Because of a surveying error many years ago, the states of
North Carolina and South Carolina have agreed to redraw the
borders on a very small piece of the disputed land.
Maybe the disputed piece of land is so small that it may
not warrant more issues. But what about deaf residents
(if any) on this piece of land? If one attends a state
school for the deaf, it may force him to transfer to
the other school for the deaf.
If one is a member of the state association of the
deaf, must he be force to join the other state
association?
Border disputes are never funny.

RETIRED DEAF INVESTORS
There are many deaf people that are retired and enjoy
active retired lives.
Some of them, however, are not fully retired – perhaps
semi-retired.
They have invested their money into their children’s
businesses – restaurants, small businesses, etc. And they
stay in the background, but watching it all from above
while making sure the businesses run smoothly.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Said a beginner interpreter:

I have to worry about classifiers, active discourse,
discourse mapping, eye/head engagement, prosody,
fingerspelling, mouthing for adverbs and adjectives,
use of space, verb agreement – before I step on stage
and interpret for my deaf client!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When I tell people that I am a CART provider, many times they look at
me with a quizzical look.  Some of them might be thinking shopping
carts.  Others could be thinking golf carts.  Even members of my
family do not understand what I do.  Some of them still think I use
sign language rather than a steno machine.

After I explain that CART is an acronym for Communication Access
Realtime Translation, I usually still have a lot of explaining to
do.  I almost always have to use the example of realtime captioning
to explain it.  I try to tell them that it is like the captioning
they see on TV, but without the pictures.  I explain that a CART
provider supplies realtime translation of speech to text on a
computer monitor or another display.

The best way to understand it is to see a CART provider in action.
If you or someone you know hasn’t seen the work of a CART provider, I
invite you to check it out at the next conference, meeting, or other
event where a CART provider is present.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– rights to an interpreter (or CART)

what does that mean?

every deaf person must have either an interpreter
or CART. There is no debate; it is an inalienable
right

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A STUDENT-PRODUCED PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING VIDEO
A mission among students at Iowa School for the Deaf was
to produce a professional-looking video with a certain
message.
Certain message? To tell everyone that not all
communications at a deaf school is ASL, and that
there is diversity among the student body.
And each state legislator received a copy of
this video.
Do take a look at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXKxgWFfgqY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

The South Texas College of Law has a clinic in Houston where free legal assistance can be given to low income deaf
clients. Legal advice is given on Family Law, Probate,
Estate Planning, Guardianship and Community Education.

Their slogan is:
Real people, real problems, real solutions

Great, for the deaf? Look again – if you need assistance
with such issues like criminal, landlord/tenant, real estate, consumer matters and protective orders, you are out of luck.

That clinic won’t touch these cases!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

On The Green, a publication of Gallaudet University profiled
student Elad Rathe, an Israeli member of the men’s basketball
team. It said that he served in the Israeli Army prior to
enrollment at Gallaudet.
He said “I am proud that in Israel they allow deaf people to
serve in the Army.”
Elad, however, was a mapper with the Army, responsible for
drawing maps of areas around the country and marking the
locations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest’s verdict on “Through Deaf Eyes”?
It does not leave us with good feelings; DeafDigest
mentioned few weeks ago that there were too many
factions – ASL, Oral, CI, Cued Speech, Late Deafened,
hard of hearing, residential schools, mainstreamed
programs, etc, etc.
And an effort to portray all of us via this
documentary is always apt to leave all of us with
bad feelings.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Philip C. Rubin, a deaf architect that works out of his
studio in Palm Springs, CA, was interviewed by The
American Institute of Architects. You can see it
on:

http://info.aia.org/aiarchitect/

His responses were not captioned, neither was of his
interpreter.

The American Institute of Architects is supposed to
be sensitive to the needs of the deaf (hint – Deaf House,
Gallaudet buildings, NTID buildings) yet they would not caption his signed responses!

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

My company gave us these nice leather notebooks with the company logo.

and this coworker was telling something

I thought she said:
I rather the company use the money towards our pageants

Pageants????

She actually said:
I rather the company use the money towards our paychecks

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Educational Developmental Aide II – position # 60039223, closes 03/28/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 2nd shift – position # 60039265, closes 03/28/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

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

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

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

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2012

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DeafDigest – 21 March 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 21, 2012

 
— A cheap quality Miss Deaf Pageant crown!

When a deaf woman wins a Miss Deaf Pageant, she is
given a crown to wear on her head. The real crown
is pure silver. It was embarrassing in Swaziland
when the organizers of the Miss Deaf Pageant gave
the winner a cheap crown that rusted because it
was not pure silver. A newspaper story about it
made hearing people laugh at SNG Sounds, the “cheap”
sponsor of the pageant. The sponsor had to replace
it with a pure silver crown.

 

— Comparing deaf attitudes in Canada and New Zealand

Gary Malkowski, deaf and ASL-user, was MP in the Ontario
parliament (1990-1995). Mojo Mathers, also deaf, is the
new MP in the New Zealand parliament. Attitudes of Ontario
and New Zealand are different. Why? When Malkowski won,
the parliament quickly gave him interpreters, surprising
him, But when Mathers won and asked for electronic
notetakers, the parliament refused to pay for it. It took
a lot of arguing, threats of lawsuits, and public outcry
for three weeks before the parliament agreed to pay for it.
Different nations, different attitudes!

 

— Neighbors do not want deaf school near them!
NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) is ugly sometimes. The Rocky
Mountain Deaf School is facing fierce opposition on
their plans to build a new school campus in a Lakewood,
Colorado neighborhood. These hearing people are saying
the school will increase traffic and ruin the beautiful
nature scenery (trees, grass, roaming animals – elk,
foxes and bears). The school must reach deal on property
by December or lose the $13 million grant that would pay
for the new campus. The cruel irony was that the
land was originally zoned in 1977 for a new school
campus!

 

— Computer chips inserted in brain to help deaf-blind?

Sidney Primas, not deaf, is a student at Duke University,
taking a double major in biomedical engineering and
electrical/computer engineering. Using knowledge in
both fields, he is inserting computer chips inside the
human brain. He hopes it will help restore vision to
the deaf-blind. At this point, it is too early to know
if this idea will work.

 

— A deaf sports executive with a new job

We do not have a deaf front office executive in major
sports in USA (football, basketball, baseball, hockey).
Last week Karim Fayed, who is deaf, has been appointed
as the Vice Chairman of the Fulham Football (soccer) club
in England. This team plays in the Premier Soccer League,
the world’s #1 professional soccer league. This team plays
against Manchester United, Manchester City and other famous
British soccer teams. The British people love soccer,
same as we love pro football.

DeafDigest – 18 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 18, 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/landlord-hates-deafblind/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-applicant-and-mother-at-interview/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Every deaf person that watches captioned programs
knows (and has suffered through) these bloopers.
But possibly the worst case of bloopers surfaced
during the Great Britain’s TV program – Dancing on Ice.
There were so many bloopers that the British Deaf
Community lit out in anger. When TV stations scrimp
on captioning costs, they pay the price. Interesting
that we, the Americans, laugh off these captioning
bloopers, but the British people were upset about it.

Bluff City is a small town in Tennessee, near Bristol.
A city council meeting took place; it was attended by
a deaf couple. The meeting was not interpreted even
though the couple requested an interpreter in advance.
The deaf man was not too happy about it and asked why
their request was not granted. No one on the council
was able to give him a satisfactory answer, instead,
pointing fingers at each other!

– Very Hot News

Linda Mitchell will be retiring from her position in August as superintendent of Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. She has been with this position for a good number of years.

– Thursday March 15th

In Holliston, Massachusetts, a CI user is protesting
the establishment of a solar farm nearby. She is
saying that these solars will interfere with her
CI. The surprised town planning board has delayed
the vote on this solar farm proposal for that reason.

– Friday March 16th

Could deaf man, handcuffed behind his back upon arrest,
file a lawsuit against the police on basis of his
rights being violated? A judge in a Maryland court
said no. How and to what extent would the deaf man
be able to communicate, while his hands were handcuffed
behind him, was not addressed!

– Saturday March 17th

Dr. Gail Murray, on the staff of the UH Case Medical Center
and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio,
was interviewed on ABC News. She said that mental health
services must have sign language interpreters. At the hospital
she works with deafness and hearing impaired issues among
the babies.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Will the FCC listen to us?

The FCC has asked us how can the Video Relay Services
be improved. We are telling them to please make the cable
and the internet connections inexpensive so that
every deaf person in USA can afford these services.
Will FCC listen to us? DeafDigest hopes so.

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WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?

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D8200 Doorbell/Telephone Signaler.

Plug in your own lamp and be alerted by different flash patterns
for different sounds – the doorbell at the front door, a knock
at the back door, or the telephone ringing.

Now 25% off through WCI – Weitbrecht Communications, Inc.
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

For a catalog of all our helpful technology, contact:
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GIVING A LITTLE TIP AT A RESTAURANT
Many people complain that deaf people do not tip
enough for the waiters at restaurants. There are also
many hearing people that are also cheap tippers.
DeafDigest editor was with a group of deaf people
eating at a restaurant in New York about 40 years
ago. It was at midnight. The group was hungry, but
the waitress was very rude and her service was lousy.
And when the food came, it did not taste good.
The group had two choices – to discuss this with
the restaurant manager or to tip very little. The
group agreed to tip very little – to teach the
restaurant a lesson.
The check was about $49.75. The group gave the
waitress $50.00 in cash and told her to keep the
change.
The waitress was angry and chased the group
into the street. She was told she deserved the lousy
tip!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/

(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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HEARING TEACHER OF ASL CLASS
One school started a new ASL class. About 20
students signed up for that class. The school
advertised for a deaf teacher with a doctorate
degree.
No one in the deaf community was interested.
The school looked for a long time but with no
luck.
As a result, the school hired a hearing teacher
that has a doctorate and is fluent in ASL.
The deaf people were upset that a job went to
a hearing person.
Whose fault is it?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

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

THE ARIZONA HEARING AID LAW
In Arizona, there is a law regarding hearing aid providers.
These providers must be licensed by the state and that the exam
has two parts – written and knowledge of business procedures.
The state wants to change the law – to require providers
to go through a 160-hour apprenticeship under a licensed
provider.
The hard of hearing community in the state opposes this
proposed change to the law.

GENE SEQUENCING FOR A REASON
Gene sequencing helps researchers identify which gene is which.
And at University of Iowa, the doctors do gene sequencing for a
reason.
It is to decide which deaf children benefit better, or not,
from a hearing aid – and/or – a CI.
In these good old days, deaf children were given hearing
aids with no second thoughts or whatever.
Times have changed.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Women United

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-women-united/

A MISLEADING HEADLINE
There was a web posting that featured a headline as follows:

Deafness might damage your health

This is puzzling – because there are many healthy deaf people.
Yes there many other deaf people that are not healthy – but the
same goes for hearing people.
Actually the article meant to explain that because of deafness
as communication barriers, these deaf people have problems accessing
health care (doctors, dentists, health care facilities, etc)
The headline should have been worded differently.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I’m too embarrassed to wear a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

Hearing Disability Doesn’t Stop Raymondville RB From Signing Football
Scholarship

Despite being deaf, B.J. Flores of Raymondville will play college
football. He signed a full scholarship to Gallaudet University in
Washington, D.C.

DeafDigest is not sure what is the writer supposed to be saying?

1. There are many, many deaf football players. Two of them played
in the NFL. Is the writer saying it is so amazing that a
deaf person could play football?

2. Gallaudet University is not allowed to offer football
scholarships because it is a member of NCAA-III which does not
allow such scholarships. Yes, Gallaudet can offer academic
scholarships, but certainly not football scholarships.

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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. Do we really care when the TV captions are bad?

A. We may laugh about it, but we do care.

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:

Alarm clocks

There are various types of alarm clocks for individuals who are Deaf-Blind.

Most of the clocks are very fragile where you actually touch the hour and minute hands.

At CSUN, there was a Technology conference with an exhibit booth.

It showcased a new vibrating alarm clock for the Deaf-Blind at the conference.

The features described were excellent and much needed.

That clock is called Helen and it is the size of a credit card.

The shocking part is the price – $1,300 each!

Excuse me!  But who can afford this?

You can view this new technology here

http://www.bones.ch/bones/pages/eng/products/helen.html

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:

Since interpreters are so expensive, we wish that there is a
special fund. There are deaf people that want to attend a
hobby club meeting, a town council meeting, a breakfast
meeting, etc – but cannot because of the high cost of
interpreters.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1747 – Pierre Desloges, deaf at age of 7, was a
well known author of political books, that was published
during the French Revolution. Interestingly enough he did
not learn sign language until he was 27

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13,000 airports in the United States

fewer than 700 have control towers that allow deaf pilots
to land.

Deaf cannot land at radio controlled towers

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf soldiers in the Civil War
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Principal
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

Summary:
The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement.  The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families.  The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
–    Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
–    Three years. successful experience in a school leadership position.
–    Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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Opening teaching positions at
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2012-2013

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    English Teacher-MSSD
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
–    Elementary Teacher-KDES –    Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University . KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012.  New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012.  The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

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Deadline to apply is: March 16, 2012

position opening – re-announced
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Georgia

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

or

http://tinyurl.com/7mffw5s

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position opening
Human Resource Director
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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Employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at.. http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. Applications are requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; position is open until filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range:  $81,226 (minimum) to $92,562 (maximum). Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment); follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.

Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Website: http://csdb.org/

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

All interviews will be conducted on-site at:
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2012

DeafDigest Blue – March 18, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-attending-colleges-without-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-neighbors-deaf-person-knows-nothing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-refund/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-menu-helps-deaf/

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

At Lewisburg, Tennessee, deaf people from nearby small
towns get together during church and social events.
This group has called themselves the Happy Fingers Deaf Fellowship. It has been estimated that 200 deaf people
live in the area, in these small towns.

Herminio and Tami Gonzalez, a deaf couple living in
Talladega, Alabama, was written up in a newspaper
story. This family, with two children, were
described as a close-knit bunch. Herminio has a
deaf brother that lives in Rochester.

– Very Hot News

Australia, being a democratic nation, has a puzzling
law on its books. The South Australia’s Evidence Act
does not allow an interpreter to assist a deaf person
in a court of law! This law is in the process of
being changed, helped by the outcry in the Deaf
Community. Because of that technicality, court
cases were thrown out if the victims of crime was
deaf!

– Sunday March 11th

Empire Theatres, a Canadian movie house chain, has fully
converted their screens to a digital format. This would
allow the deaf to watch captioned movies.

– Monday March 12th

911 cannot be texted in Southern Oregon; this is what
Margie Moulin, not deaf, the director of Emergency Communications, is saying. Software upgrade issues
is the reason why these 911 calls are useless.
Scary? Yes, very much so.

– Tuesday March 13th

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
was facing the threat of consolidation with other
state agencies. This threat is no more as The
House and Senate Conference Committee would not
recommend that consolidation.

– Wednesday March 14th

The Brain Prize 2012 was given to Christine Petit and Karen Steel. They worked on the genetics of deafness
to find out why we, the deaf, have been deaf.
This award is given annually by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The US Department of Education wants all schools
to shift from one-size-fits-all classrooms for
the deaf and the disabled. And to replace it with
a more balanced system, whatever that is supposed
to mean.

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

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HEARING AIDS RETURNED FOR A REFUND
Someone did research and did some math and found out
that one hearing aid out of every five hearing aids
are returned for a refund.
Why? DeafDigest guesses it may be the wrong hearing
aid for the wrong person. Not every hearing aid is the
same.
Is this one out of five math correct? DeafDigest does
not know.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-refund/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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National Cued Speech Association 2012

Austin, Texas

April 20, 2012 weekend

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-cued-speech-association-2012-austin-texas/

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A LAW IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Greensboro, North Carolina has a law. It requires
all restaurants to post their menus on the windows.
This is a great law. Many restaurants do not post
their menus, and it is sometimes a hassle for the deaf to ask the restaurant staff for the menu. And to see
their dirty looks on face if we look at the menu and
walk out.
Also sometimes we go into a restaurant and sit down
and they give us a “surprise” menu with expensive meals
or food that we don’t like. Again, communications hassle
with the restaurant staff.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-menu-helps-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A COMMENT AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The International Film Festival took place this
week at New Delhi.
There were films that were subtitled; others
that were captioned.
According to a newspaper report, the general
attitude is that “being deaf is not a disability; it is only a different way of experiencing the world.”
DeafDigest agrees with that attitude.

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ATTENTION: DEAF ARTISTS
Deaf chef/owner Jonathan B. Weiss, Big Mango, Inc., A Special Events Company, is soon opening a new cafe in Playa Vista, CA (Los Angeles area). The new cafe is named Big Mango Café. ( www.Bigmangocatering.Com )
He is seeking a deaf artist that can do a mural painting on canvas for this new cafe.
If you can do murals and are interested in this project, please get in touch with Jonathan at mailto:bigmango99@aol.com or via  VP, 424-238-1625. He wants to discuss ideas to
“add punch” to the cafe’s appearance.
The cafe is scheduled to open in Mid April if all permits are approved by the Health Department.

GLOVES HELPING THE DEAF TO SPEAK?
The DiVA (Digital Ventriloquist Actor) designed by a research
team at University of British Columbia uses high tech gloves
to possibly help the deaf to speak?
DeafDigest is not sure exactly how is this to operate but
this announcement was published in a newspaper recently.
The special glove is outfitted with such sensors and uses
3-D space. A series of glove movements is supposed to trigger
vowel sounds.
There is a catch – it would require 100 hours of training to
make it work. How many of us have patience to withstand these
100 long hours?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf clients that think sign language interpreting is
an easy job

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Today, captioning is not only for people who are deaf or
hard-of-hearing.  More and more people are becoming aware of the
benefits of captioning and its many uses.

The primary purpose of captioning is to provide equal access for
people with a hearing loss, but many hearing people are using it in
different ways.  Most of us have probably seen captioning on the
television screens in health and fitness clubs, hospitals, airports,
and bars and lounges.

Captioning can also be used to help people who are learning English
as a second language and children who are learning to read.  It can
increase the literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and
hearing students alike.

Even people who read very well can use captioning to help them hear,
understand, and remember the details of a television show, movie,
convention, or seminar.  Studies have been done that show that people
remember more of what they see.

All of us should work together to get the very best captioning
possible because it is helping all of us to become better at what we
do.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– equal employment rights

what does that mean?

that qualified deaf employees have equal rights
to promotion and training opportunities to move
up the employment ladder, and to be given interpreters during training sessions. If training
session is in videos, then it must be captioned.

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DEAFNESS AND MENTAL ISSUES
Would being deaf incur more mental issues than hearing
people?
Yes, according to a recent article published in the HealthDay News.
The article cited two important reasons – isolation from the
Hearing Society and lack of access to mental health services
(professionals that work with the deaf and interpreters).

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The Deaf and the Law:

Costs of interpreters cannot be billed to
deaf patients. And these interpreting charges
cannot show up on the patient’s bill or on the
health insurance claims

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It is legal for deaf tourists to drive rental cars in Jamaica. It is illegal for deaf residents of Jamaica to drive cars. Leaders of Jamaica
Association for the Deaf is fighting that discriminatory law and they are gathering information to show the government how wrong they are.

(editor’s note: Jamaica has lifted the restrictions
against the deaf that want to obtain drivers’
licenses)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If legislators in Washington have their way,
then we will be reading of this acronym – WSCCDHL.
WSCCDHL? What is that? It is spelled in full as
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and
Hearing Loss. Confused? You’re not the only one
for it is being proposed to replace WSD – which
is simply Washington School for the Deaf!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

see the News of the Week, 10 years ago

Deaf people of Jamaica cannot drive cars

Deaf people touring Jamaica can drive cars

why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend asked me for the newspaper I was reading.
I thought she said:

I wanted to look at the sports open

sports open?

She actually said:
I wanted to look at the horoscope

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Educational Developmental Aide II – position # 60039223, closes 03/28/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 2nd shift – position # 60039265, closes 03/28/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 2nd shift sub – position # 60039355, closes 03/20/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 3rd shift sub – position # 60039357, closes 03/20/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

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

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

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

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 14 March 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 14, 2012

 

— An interpreting assignment of 14,000 signed words!

Zhou Ye is a Chinese interpreter. Last week she interpreted
the 2-hour speech of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. After the
speech, she said she interpreted a total of 14,000 signed
words. She refused to let a back up interpreter replace her
for 15-20 minutes. Why no back up? She wanted to do it
alone, but also admitted her shoulders gave her a lot of pain.

 

– A lawsuit over 2005 accident involving deaf airplane pilot

In 2005, few deaf pilots attended a fly-in event at
Edgartown, MA. One deaf pilot, flew to the event and tried
to land at a small airport. But he saw a hearing pilot
take off, so he steered his plane to avoid an accident.
The plane went out of control and crashed, hurting the
deaf pilot and two deaf passengers. Seven years later,
right now, a court trial is taking place. The injured
passenger filed a million dollar lawsuit against the
deaf pilot, the hearing pilot, airport manager,
airport owner, and airplane manufacturer. Since the
airport has no radio control tower, all pilots were
supposed to watch out for take-off and landing.

 

— British software that can convert sign language to words

A team at University of Aberdeen in England is working on
software that changes sign language to words on wireless
devices. They say it works fast without delays. They also
said it will be available late next year. Will it be
successful? There are many different signs for the word
“computer” or “football.” Will the software know these
different signs? A computer sign in California is different
from a computer sign in Washington, DC.

 

— A famous deaf woman equal to other famous hearing women

The new TV program – Breakthrough Women, to be shown on
the HLN from the DirecTV, will be featuring a deaf
woman as equals to other famous hearing women (Robin Meade,
Jane Velez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace and Joy Behar). The deaf
woman is Ashley Fiolek, the world’s #1 female motocross racer.

 

— World’s rarest sign language

There are over 200 sign languages in the world. One
of these languages is the Kata Kolok. It is used just
by 3,000 deaf people that live in a small village in
the Indonesian island of Bali. A reason for their
deafness in that small village is 8-generations of
marrying each other.

DeafDigest – 11 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 11, 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/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-genes-are-funny/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/landlord-hates-deafblind/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-applicant-and-mother-at-interview/

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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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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?

Deaf Boston University professor Bruce Bucci has
a dream. He wants for the university to increase
its own awareness about the deaf and of deafness.
And not just at the university – but statewide.
A gulf exists between the deaf and the hearing –
and this is what he wants to bridge, through
better understanding of the deaf.

Russell Harvard, just 20 years old, may be the nation’s hottest deaf actor. He has been getting more and more roles – CSI, Deaf West, There Will Be Blood, The Hammer and now this – Tribes.
We should be hearing more of him as time goes on.
Not bad for an actor who began with Gallaudet
theatrical productions before moving on.

– Very Hot News

Deaf, hard of hearing, and late deafened people look
at music differently from each other. Hearing people
love music but in the deaf community, love for music
varies. The British documentary film – Lost and Sound
tries to explain how three individuals look at music –
from a born-deaf dancer, from a pianist that became
deaf while young and a music critic that suddenly became deaf. This premiere was shown in Austin, Texas

– Thursday March 8th

Why do many deaf people struggle with speech? A Duke University research team said there are two parts to
a speech – talking and listening. These are second
nature to the hearing, but not that so with us. Guess
this is “new” information, which basically is old
information!

– Friday March 9th

Seems Asian restaurants are jumping on the “hire the deaf”
bandwagon. The latest restaurant is Bakery café, a chain
in Kathmandu, a city in Nepal. This chain, which runs
seven restaurants, has a total of 60 deaf employees!

– Saturday March 10th

A national science competition took place at Orange County
in California. One of the winners was one team with their
project titled – Hearing the World’s Silent Side. The goal
was to help individuals that became deaf because of nerve damage

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf passengers on the Continental Airlines Boeing
737NG planes will be able to watch closed captioned movies.
This announcement was made recently.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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For a catalog of all our helpful technology, contact:
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THE DEAFBLIND TENANT AND THE LANDLORD
Some years back, a deafblind man wanted to rent
an apartment that was vacant.
The landlord said no. The deafblind man filed a
lawsuit, and won. It cost the landlord plenty:

– had to pay legal fees on both sides
– had to pay punitive damages
– had to give deafblind man free lifetime stay at apartment!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/landlord-hates-deafblind/

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

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Whitney Museum of American Art

increasing access for deaf patrons

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-access-whitney-museum/

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DON’T BRING MOTHER TO A JOB INTERVIEW
This is a true story, which took place at the National
Association of the Deaf during the late seventies.
NAD was interviewing applicants for a position with the
administration.
One of the applicants brought his mother to the interview.
Yes, he did not get the job!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-applicant-and-mother-at-interview/

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

WHAT IS NEXT IN INDIANA?
What is next in Indiana after the House passed a bill
to establish a center for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
These steps are:

1. the governor has to sign the bill
2. the state has to decide where the center will be located
3. the state has to decide who pays for the center
4. the legislators must agree on the state’s recommendations

These four easy steps? No, not necessarily, give the way
politics plays itself out. And since Indiana is broke, no agency
wants to pay for the new center, hoping the other agency would
pay for it.

A COMMENT BY A HEARING WAITRESS
DeafDigest editor was dining at a Washington, DC
restaurant.
The waitress told him that she is from Albuquerque,
New Mexico – and that in all of her high school classes there was always an interpreter.
She said it was a big public high school with a large mainstreamed program.

HOSTING A TOWN SCI-FEST
Dunbar SciFest, an annual event in East Lothian, Scotland,
is being co-hosted by Dr Audrey Cameron. In real life she is
a chemist, specializing in plastics. She is deaf.
This event seeks to entertain people of all ages, and
it is getting more and more popular each year.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-political-contacts/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf International Basketball Federation

this organization governs international deaf basketball activity,
including the Deaflympics

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-international-basketball-federation/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am too old to re-learn how to hear with a hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is permanently deaf

this statement implies that an operation will
not restore his hearing (for the rare individual,
an operation will do the trick)

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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. More and more Asian restaurants are hiring the deaf.
This is great, isn’t it?

A. Yes and no. How many of these deaf employees win
promotions – from being an entry level employee
(dish washer) and becoming a general manager?
This is the question we should be asking. Otherwise
it is a lifetime dead end job.

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:

Spring forward!

Today (Sunday) we change our clocks one hour forward.

Of course we lost one hour of sleep.

For me and my friends who have Usher Syndrome that means more daylight during the evening!

We get to be out roaming around the neighborhood!

Now remember, we can not see you well, but do come out and say hi to us!

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 all low-income deaf people can subscribe to
the internet and the cable services at cut-rate
monthly costs.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1932 – The Saturday Evening Post, a big time
magazine in these days, ran a piece that was titled

The Short Autobiography of a Deaf Man

It was written by Harold MacGrath, a deaf man who
managed to hide his deafness from friends for one
simple reason – people thought deaf people were not
smart!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

47 number of parent advisers in the past

6
number of parent advisers as proposed

West Virginia is broke, and the state is thinking of
curtailing its statewide outreach program to help
the parents of the deaf and the blind, cutting down
to six from 47 full time outreach people

Yes, these parents are screaming at the legislators

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DeafLibrary Resources

expensive to be deaf?

look at:
http://deafdigest.com/expensive-to-be-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

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(ad is revised)

Deadline to apply is: March 16, 2012

position opening – re-announced
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
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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position opening
Human Resource Director
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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Employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at.. http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. Applications are requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; position is open until filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range:  $81,226 (minimum) to $92,562 (maximum). Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment); follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.

Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Website: http://csdb.org/

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

All interviews will be conducted on-site at:
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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 – 11 March 2012

DeafDigest Blue – March 11, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-attending-colleges-without-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-neighbors-deaf-person-knows-nothing/

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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
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Terri Goldstein wrote an article in the Los Angeles
Times, explaining her predicament as a hard of hearing
person, but not deaf. She does not read lips, nor sign
nor wear a hearing aid or a CI. She copes with her
hearing losses via different strategies depending
on her plans for each day and each venue.

Gene therapy for Usher syndrome becoming a reality?
This is what the research team, at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, is
hoping. They are working with the British
biopharmaceutical company – Oxford BioMedica. This method works with Usher syndrome type 1B.

– Very Hot News

New Zealand parliament speaker Lockwood Smith was
vilified for refusing to pay for electronic
notetaking needs of deaf MP Mojo Mathers. For three
weeks he ignored the outrage the nation heaped on
him. And in the meantime Mojo’s party – Green Party
had to fight him tooth and nail. Then suddenly, it
was all over – Smith agreed to pay, and hopefully
everyone is happy now!

– Sunday March 4th

Nevada is one of the few states without a deaf
school. The Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf,
had hoped to make a difference in education of
the deaf. Sadly, it was not to be, as the school,
after filing bankruptcy, has been closed for good.
Blamed for the bankruptcy was insufficient state
funding. It is not the deaf problem but the
charter school problem in the state – the state
“starves” all of their charter schools to death!

– Monday March 5th

Lloyd Coleman, a Briton, will be composing music
for the upcoming Olympics in London. He is
deaf-blind and is only 19 years old.

– Tuesday March 6th

Disabled and deafness groups in Alabama are massing
together to urge legislators not to cut funds earmarked
for them. This rally was orchestrated by the
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Network.

– Wednesday March 7th

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has released a new video – Emergency Preparedness:
Together We Prepare

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The worry among the deaf in United Kingdom is the budget axe
impacting Remploy Ltd, and its 54 factories. Remploy hires
the deaf and the disabled. If deaf people lose their factory
jobs the fear is that they may never again find another job –
since employment discrimination is pretty much everywhere.

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

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Seeking Deaf People & Interpreters to evaluate the
National Interpreter Certification exam

With the enhancements to the NAD-RID National
Interpreter Certification exam, RID is now
accepting applications for both deaf and hearing
exam raters- those who can successfully evaluate
the competency of potential interpreters.

All applications due March 14, 2012.

For more information, including the ASL version of
the call for raters, please visit http://www.rid.org/NICNews

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DEAF COLLEGE STUDENTS EARNING DEGREES WITHOUT INTERPRETED CLASSES!

Many deaf students attend hearing colleges. Quality of interpreting
services at these colleges range from poor to excellent.
This is one way to avoid worrying about interpreting services
at hearing colleges. It is to attend college classes online!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-attending-colleges-without-interpreters/

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

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Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists

Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

May 17-18, 2012

Deadline: April 1, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-young-scientists-workshop/

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FAMOUS HEARING NEIGHBORS A DEAF PERSON KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT
Deaf people often do not mingle with hearing neighbors.
The same can be said for hearing neighbors that do not mingle
with the deaf.
Years ago, DeafDigest editor lived in a nice neighborhood in
Annapolis, MD. The editor did not realize till years later that
four neighbors, on the same street, are famous.
These neighbors were:

– a former Washington Redskins football player
– a former Washington Wizards basketball head coach
– a former horse racing jockey
– a former athletic director at US Naval Academy (Navy)

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-neighbors-deaf-person-knows-nothing/

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

ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL’S AGENDA
From time to time we see deaf individuals win
elections to public office.
We would question what are their agendas during
legislative sessions. Do they address deaf-related
issues or do they address issues of public concerns?
Almost all deaf elected public officials deal
with public issues and rarely on deaf issues.
This the reality of political life.

THE WORST POSSIBLE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE
DeafDigest editor surfs the web every morning,
looking for deaf-related newspaper stories.
Just this week, the worst possible newspaper
headline was this:

Bionic boy saved from a life of sign language reliance

Bionic? As in CI? Yes, but the remainder of the
headline says that it is so terrible for us, the deaf,
to rely on sign language.
Is it that so terrible to use ASL?

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complaints about “bad” interpreting, though not the
interpreter’s fault. The client never specified if
he wanted ASL, or Signed English. The interpreter
shows up and the client complains he cannot understand
the signing.

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

AN OLD PICTURE OF A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
What did the Oregon School for the Deaf look like
in the good, old days? Do visit:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20120304/COLUMN0107/203040327/College-moves-former-institute-site-1969

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,
movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  Lately
there have been many individuals and organizations advocating for
captioning in movie theaters, at live political events, and on the
Internet.

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the
quality of captioning be maintained.  Captioning must be accurate in
order to provide meaningful accessibility.  If an organization says
that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%,
that is not good enough to be considered accessible.

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and
we must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access.  It
is up to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to
the companies and organizations providing captioning so that they
know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where they are
failing.  Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– Our rights to a quality education

what does that mean?

Not every school is right for every deaf person; must find
a school that is a right fit for the deaf person. Not that
easy – look at the plight of education of the deaf in
Indiana. The governor wants parental options; the Deaf
Community opposes it.

A parental educational mistake may mess up the deaf child for the rest of his life!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

While deaf people get free public transportation,
it is not an advantage because of long distance
rides to bigger towns and cities from my small town.
It would take practically half of the day on these
rides alone.

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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 the Gold section

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The Deaf and the Law:

ADA has 5 sections, Title I through Title V

I – private employers, 15 or more employees
II – state and local governments
III – accessibility of facilities and services
IV – telecommunications (relays, captions, etc)
V – 10 Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DC Comics ran through a 2nd printing of its Supergirl #65
edition. It was pointed out through DEAFDIGEST subscribers
that the original printing had the “R” fingerspelled letter
done all wrong.
The 2nd printing, however, corrected the error.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It does not pay to utter a joke regarding the
deaf as far as a town council in New Hampshire
is concerned.
The council was addressing a deaf-related
issue when a couple of council members made
a remark, thinking it would make everyone
in the room laugh.
It backfired as one irate deaf resident
demanded and won a public apology from the
council.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A true story nearly 40 years ago. At a deaf banquet
in New Jersey, two Gallaudet individuals were invited
to give keynote speeches. The first individual, who
shall remain unnamed, gave a long winded speech
that lasted nearly two hours. The audience was restless.
The banquet chairperson gave the speaker body language
hints – as to say “that is enough” only to be ignored.
The first speech finally ended. The second speaker,
Mervyn Garretson, sensing the audience restlessness,
gave a speech that lasted only two seconds – and was met
with a thunderous applause. What about it?

Well, the next time we are stuck with a boring keynote
speech that just won’t stop, we could use speech-jamming gun! This device was announced last week as a new invention by Japanese researchers. It is supposed to be
painless and would target the speaker’s brain, making
him dizzy and then making him stop signing!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the person said:
This makes no scene

Makes no scene?

He actually said:
This makes no sense

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependant on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

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

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

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

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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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
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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(revised posting – February 26, 2012)

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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 – 07 March 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 7, 2012

 

 
– A British soccer game cancelled because of a hearing aid!

Craig Beech plays semi pro soccer in England, while wearing
his hearing aid. He’s been doing that for six years. Suddenly,
in a game last week, the referee threw him out of the game
for wearing the hearing aid. The ref said it was a safety
hazard. Craig’s teammates, upset about it, walked out of
the game, thus cancelling the event! The league is angry
at the referee and may punish him. As for the hearing
aid, the Deaflympics does not allow it, but high schools,
colleges and the pros allow it.

 

– Watching theatrical plays on your wireless pagers

In the near future you may be able to watch theatrical plays
with your wireless pager. It will caption what was being said
on the stage. An Australian company has come up with this
idea. It is understood that the cost of this software app
is reasonable.

 

— Netflix’s confusing math on their captioning announcement

Netflix announced that 80 percent of their streaming videos
are captioned. Read carefully. It does not mean 80 percent
of their own videos. It means 80 percent of their streamed
videos are captioned. This means Netflix has many, many
videos that are not captioned and are not being streamed
at all. Possibly these non-captioned videos are so lousy
that these are not worth captioning?

 

— A scared hard of hearing actress

Gael Hannan is an oralist from Toronto that knows no ASL.
She is a writer, actress, public speaker and a consultant on
hard of hearing issues. As an actress in community theatre, she
is scared, but careful on the stage, working with hearing actors.
She has to watch them for cues and facial expressions. If stage
is dark, she may get confused and make mistakes. When hearing
actors forget their lines, it makes things worse for her. These
are challenges that the audience is not aware of!

 

 
— A cat using ASL!

Is there a cat that communicates in ASL same as chimps and
dogs?  Look at:
http://www.youtube.com/v/7cE0RDoMPNA

 

 
— Seeking Deaf People & Interpreters to evaluate the
National Interpreter Certification exam

With the enhancements to the NAD-RID National
Interpreter Certification exam, RID is now
accepting applications for both deaf and hearing
exam raters- those who can successfully evaluate
the competency of potential interpreters.

All applications due March 14, 2012.

For more information, including the ASL version of
the call for raters, please visit www.rid.org/NICNews

DeafDigest – 05 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 4, 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 captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-genes-are-funny/

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

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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_DDGold030412

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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
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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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?

Jack Clevenger, Prescott, AZ, was written up in a
newspaper story as the state’s leading advocate on behalf of the hard of hearing. He has been
active with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and with the Hearing Loss Association of Prescott.

Jill Hipson, a deaf British woman, is still upset
with the bank. She purchased a car and arranged for
the bank to transfer the funds to the dealer. It
was an agreement she made in advance with her bank, and they told her it will be a routine transfer.
It was not to be – she was told she had to use the
telephone to activate the transfer. It didn’t matter
to the bank that she was deaf and not able to use the
voice phone. She reported this incident with a local
newspaper. The embarrassed bank then made the transfer
funds for her because of public outcry.

– Very Hot News

Ken Harrenstien, the deaf Father of Google youtube captions,
has been written up in the latest edition of the business
magazine, Forbes. Because of his captioning skills, he
has been admirably called “Caption Jedi” by his colleagues.
Before he was involved with youtube captions, he was
one of the pioneers of the early days of email, while
working at the SRI International. He designed the Deafnet
project that enabled the Deaf Communities of Boston,
San Francisco and Washington, DC to email each other.

– Thursday March 1st

Do late deafened adults stumble and fall a lot?
Yes, this is what the research teams from Johns
Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging are saying. Their findings were published
in the Archives of Internal Medicine

– Friday March 2nd

Yet another deaf DNA study by yet another university
research team, this time it was the group of Yale
scientists coming up with a DNA that may have
caused inherited deafness. It is called Mitochondrial DNA mutations. This study was funded by the NIH.

– Saturday March 3rd

The Indiana state senate voted to establish a center
for deaf and hard of hearing, and it goes to the
governor for his signature. Supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf (ISD)vigorously fought against this
bill. But Hear Indiana supporters are gloating that
after waiting 41 years, this center is overdue. They
are arguing that ASL is not the only option, and
that there are other options. The battle, however, is far from over.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Emily Thomas, a deaf woman from Oklahoma, claimed to have
learned to discriminate sounds and to speak within two
years, after being implanted. This is puzzling because
many deaf CI’s take as much as ten years and that many
have “given up”

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?

Be alerted to every call & knock at the door with the Sonic Alert
D8200 Doorbell/Telephone Signaler.

Plug in your own lamp and be alerted by different flash patterns
for different sounds – the doorbell at the front door, a knock
at the back door, or the telephone ringing.

Now 25% off through WCI – Weitbrecht Communications, Inc.
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

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

WCI ­ Your Source for Assistive Technology

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DID HUMAN RESOURCES PERSON KNOW JOB APPLICANT IS DEAF?
A deaf person gave a job application form at the human resources office of a big company.
Without looking at the job application form which
mentioned “deafness” the human resources director
talked, talked, and talked for about half hour
without stopping.
The deaf person was stuck because of no interpreter
and no way to tell the human resources person of his
deafness. He had to smile, and nod his head every
few minutes during that half hour.
And then the human resources person stood up and
shook the hand of the deaf person and told him thank
you for coming.
What did the human resources person say during
half hour?
No idea!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/

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

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51st Biennial NAD Conference
Louisville, KY
July 3-7, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-conference/

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IRONY WITH DEAF OF DEAF AND DEAF OF HEARING MARRIAGE
A deaf man, of hearing parents, was dating a
deaf woman, of deaf parents. He broke up with her
because he was afraid the children would be deaf.
This disappointed deaf woman then married a
hard of hearing man, of hearing parents. All of their children were hearing.
This deaf man then married a deaf woman, of
hearing parents, and expected the children to
be hearing. He was shocked that all of his children
were deaf!
Deaf Genes marrying Hearing Genes – hard to say
if children will become hearing or become deaf.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-genes-are-funny/

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

QUESTIONS TO ASK UPON GETTING AN INTERPRETER
Say that you need an interpreter for a conference.
There are following questions:

*  Who pays for the interpreter? You or they

*  Who provides for the interpreter? You or they

*  Are the interpreters certified? Make sure they’re
RID certified

*  How many interpreters are assigned to you? One if
it is an extremely short meeting or two if it is a long
meeting

*  Would the interpreters be available upon demand?

Having these questions answered in advance will
save you a lot of grief!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

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Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

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What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
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If you have any more questions, contact us at
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VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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REFUSING TO HIRE A DEAF WEB GRAPHICS DESIGNER
A deaf woman applied for a job with a graphics
firm as web graphics designer. The job description
said strong verbal communications is required with
clients. And also the description said the open
position is conditional, depending on economy
and the business flow.
The deaf woman applied for the job via email
but did not tell the owner that she was deaf and
may need an interpreter.
She showed up for the interview, her deafness
a surprise to the owner. He would not allow her
to be interviewed.
She filed a lawsuit on basis of job discrimination.
The courts ruled against her – citing that the job
opening was conditional and not a sure thing.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-license-inspector/

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 and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-in-government/

AIRPORT KIOSKS DEAF-FRIENDLY ENOUGH?
Are airport kiosks deaf friendly? This is what the
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to know.
We will see what rules the DOT people will make
after collecting comments from concerned deaf
people and deaf organizations.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio so why bother
with a hearing aid!

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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?

After the implant, the deaf child moves one step towards hearing

Huh! No deaf child automatically becomes hearing; it takes
hours and hours of practice and coaching. It works for some
deaf children while for others, it does not work

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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. Who pays for the interpreter at the doctor’s office?

A. The doctor. He cannot pass it on to the patient’s bill or
bill the health insurance provider. This is the law that has
been subject to ongoing disputes in the court room.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

I just received news that URelay closed their relay services due to
not being certified by FCC yet.

URelay also operates NexTalk relay which  is a popular choice of
Deaf-Blind people.

One Deaf-Blind individual posted a message in a group list and
complained that he was not able to use NexTalk to make phone calls for 3 days.

He asked others on the list if they experienced the same problem.

Well, it turned out that there were similar experiences with other
Deaf-Blind people.

There are very limited relay services that are accessible to
Deaf-Blind people.

What bothers me is that URelay made no effort to inform their
registered customers that there would be a problem!

Worse yet, this Deaf-Blind individual was in the middle of getting
his house sold!

Deaf-blind people are not in the loop…..what a shame!

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 single drive-in restaurant in USA have a special push button
at the kiosks to inform the inside staff that the driver is deaf

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DeafHistory:

Year 1836 – the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, the father of Edward Miner
Gallaudet, published a book – The Mother’s Primer in hopes of
helping the students on how to read

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

34,000

there are claims in the United Kingdom that the deaf population
count is missing that many deaf individuals. Blamed is social
stigma preventing deaf individuals from “declaring” themselves
as deaf!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Pah Road (as in our sign language gesturing ‘finally’)

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

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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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Deadline to apply is: March 16, 2012

position opening – re-announced
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

http://tinyurl.com/7mffw5s

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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 – 04 March 2012

DeafDigest Blue – March 4, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-to-be-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-labels-in-stories/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

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Included are 400 signs that were provided by schools for the Deaf,
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A concern was raised in an article in the student newspaper
of Fresno State University that the deaf people on the
campus are the last to know in case of emergencies. Hearing
people, just simply by hearing others yell or scream, may
know what is going on. Not that so with the deaf. It was
pointed out that the university police was supposed to create
a pager alerting system, but they haven’t.

In Seocho-dong, a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea,
there is a Starbucks outlet for Koreans and tourists
that want coffee. One of the Starbucks baristas is
Hwang Jin. She is deaf, and married with a family. Interestingly enough, this is her first job. After
staying home for years raising her family, she learned
about this job offer. After training and learning on
the job, she serves coffee just as well as other
hearing baristas, able to follow customers’ orders.

– Very Hot News

Ed Waterstreet, who started Deaf West from scratch to
become the nation’s #1 deaf theatrical group, has
retired as the Artistic Director. Replacing him is David Kurs.
Very difficult for a theatrical group to survive these
tough economic times, no matter if it is a deaf group
or a hearing group. That Deaf West has survived over
the years is a testimony to Ed’s skills. Thank you,
Ed for enriching our cultural horizons. Kurs, after
graduating from Gallaudet, worked for the famous
comedian Danny DeVito, as a young man before
moving on.

– Sunday February 26th

A CI issue is part of a new movie Take Shelter.
The story revolves around a hearing family with a deaf
daughter. The doctor advises the family that the daughter
needs a CI. Normally, cost is not a problem because of
the father’s work medical insurance coverage. But the
father has mental illness issues and quits his job.
As a result, there is no CI operation because of no
insurance coverage! The film story was written by
Jeff Nichols, not deaf.

– Monday February 27th

We do not see USA’s National Association of the Deaf reaching
a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Association
of the Deaf on anything. But it is happening right there in
the Oceania. The Deafness Forum of Australia reached
agreement with The National Foundation for the Deaf in New Zealand. This agreement outlines joint advocacy efforts in
both island nations. Canada is just across the border from
USA, whereas approximately 1340 miles separate Australia
from New Zealand at its shortest points.

– Tuesday February 28th

We have had many different types of hearing aids. One such
new hearing aid coming out is in the person’s mouth. Actually
it is inserted inside the tooth’s hard bone. It sends signals to
the inner ear. This such hearing aid was introduced at a
clinic in Texas. How much will it cost? How much would insurance
cover? Not yet known, but some audiologists say it is the best.

– Wednesday February 29th

Especially in Asia, there are more and more restaurants that are “deaf-run” or “deaf-operated” or with majority of staff being
deaf. Yet there is a twist with a restaurant in Yantai city, in
the Chinese province of Shandong. The majority of the staff is
deaf – and that there are 3 hearing interpreters that help
the deaf waitresses communicate with the hearing patrons! Not
sure why this is important – because the menu is printed on
tick off sheets, where patrons pencil in their meal choices!
Perhaps some of the patrons are illiterate, meaning the need
of interpreters is crucial.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

2012 DeafDigest Sports Boys’ Basketball Team of the Year
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

2012 DeafDigest Sports Girls’ Basketball Team of the Year
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

the runner up team in both categories is Maryland SD

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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.

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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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INTERPRETER SYSTEM IN THE COURTHOUSE IS NOT PERFECT
A deaf person was asked to come to the courthouse
in Washington, DC to possibly serve on the jury.
There is an office for interpreters in the courthouse. There is a system – the intepreter coordinator gets an automatic voice alert when the jury coordinator needs an interpreter.
This system is not perfect. Often there is no
one at the interpreter’s office when the voice
alert is turned on. As a result, the deaf person
sits on the waiting room, waiting all day to be
called – until the room is empty and everyone goes home!
The puzzled deaf person had to go to the
interpreter’s office to find out what was
going on.
Yes, the interpreter coordinator and the
jury coordinator both said – oops!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/

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

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SOLICITING APPLICATIONS

Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/nancy-j-bloch-leadership-advocacy-deaf-scholarship/

Deadline – March 14, 2012

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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOP IMPORTANT FOR SOME, BUT NOT ALL
A deaf employee was lucky. His boss went to a Deaf
Awareness workshop. He left the workshop after five
minutes, aware that interpreters are very important.
Later he gave interpreters for his deaf employee at every staff meeting and at every workshop, etc.
But other deaf employees at other companies are
not lucky. Their bosses attend Deaf Awareness workshops
all day and still refuse to give interpreters for their
deaf employees!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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TARA CHEVRESTT HAS CHANGED GEARS
Tara Chevrestt, a deaf woman, was written up in last year’s
edition of SigNews. She experienced problems with the personnel
department at her job as sheet metal mechanic, working on military jets. They felt a deaf person cannot work on a job of that level,
citing safety concerns.
She was not able to get doctors to sign papers that would have
authorized her to continue employment at the military base in Utah.
She wanted to fight the authorities. One year later she has
given up the fight, abandoning the career that was a dream for
her.
Instead she has shifted gears, becoming a professional writer!

A REASON FOR LEARNING ASL
There are sign language classes everywhere in USA. People want to learn signs for various reasons – maybe a
fellow employee is deaf, maybe a deaf child in the family,
etc.
But for one teacher, she is learning signs – just in case a deaf student enrolls at the school and is entered
into her class.
DeafDigest wonders – if the teacher never has a deaf
child in her classes, then her acquired sign language
skills will get rusty.

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EXPENSIVE TO BE A DEAF INVENTOR
From time to time we have read about a deaf inventor
winning a patent for his invention. It does not mean
he will be a rich man. It means he has to market
his invention. If the marketplace rejects it, then
he will not be a rich man.
There is a new law that allows fast track of
patent applications. It costs $4,000 plus all these
other filing fees.
A hearing inventor can network among his friends
and create an investment group to market his
invention.
A deaf person can do the same, but not that easy
to network because of his deafness.
This is not to say a deaf person cannot patent
his invention – just that the path becomes harder.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret a tough classroom lecture without
knowing the signs for terminology that the professor
and the deaf students use

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The software program that a realtime captioner or CART provider uses
must be trained to translate the captioner’s brief forms in the
proper manner. All steno strokes must be entered into a computer
dictionary and matched to an English translation.

Mistakes are sometimes made by stenocaptioners who may think they
have certain strokes defined in their dictionary in a certain way,
but they really do not. Sometimes they may fail to load a dictionary
in their software program that has the required entries in it.
Occasionally there may also be a computer malfunction that fails to
load the proper dictionaries.

For instance, if the name of the president of Iran were to come up,
the captioner probably has a brief form designated for that. He or
she might have determined the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be
written PHAUPL/PHAUPL. Unfortunately, if for some reason that
information wasn’t properly entered in the computer, that steno
might translate as “President Mom Mom.”

INTERPRETERS IN ARKANSAS ARE ANGRY
Interpreters in Arkansas are angry. the Arkansas
Rehabilitation Services hired an applicant as an interpreter.
The position was advertised and there was a number of
certified interpreters, both in-state and nationally,
that have sent in applications.
Yet, the hired “interpreter” was said to have minimal sign language skills, and has no certificates at all!
Some of the disappointed applicants are pondering some kind of action.

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

I am in my mid-fifties and there is a deaf/hard of hearing
club in my small town. they meet once a month at a community
center. But these members are much older than I am. I have nothing in common with them, and so, I don’t attend these
club sessions.

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The Deaf and the Law:

What is ADA and what is not ADA?

It is a civil rights law that bans discrimination
because of deafness.

It does not give deaf money or jobs or advocates for them

…….

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There is a Deaf Urban Legend posted on a web site. Not telling
you what it is – you gotta click on:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/cc.htm

(this web link is still alive! – go and visit it)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Clarke School for the Deaf has produced many
graduates, and many of them cherish these rich
school memories.
If one woman, not deaf, has her way, part of
Clarke School will change, and it has nothing to
do with the educational methods.
It has something to do with a building on
the campus being converted to expensive
condominium units.
The town planning board is getting this
proposal and may decide on it.
Possibly it will not sit too well with a
legion of Clarke alumni members. No one likes
to see their alma mater change, even if it
may be for the better.

(editor’s note: Clarke School went ahead with its
plans to disappear the campus. This school continues
to thrive “campus-less” but with satellite campuses
scattered across the nation)

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Jeremy Lin, not deaf, is a newly famous professional
basketball player with the New York Knicks. He has
become the world’s most talked about basketball player.
He is also Chinese-American, a fact that people of
China and also of Taiwan are thrilled. After a bad
game that Lin played, two ESPN sportswriters used
this phase “Chink in the Armor” – a phrase that
Chinese people found offensive. These sportswriters
were fired – and the Asian American Journalists Association issued guidelines on how to properly
write about Lin in all future articles – without
accidentally writing something that is insulting.

Guidelines!

There is such a thing as a Asian American Journalists Association.

But there is no such a thing as Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Journalists Association, much less guidelines on how
to write about the deaf or of deafness.

As a result, we continue to read these offensive
phrases – deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, and so on!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say “walls”?

or did he say

walks?

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

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

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

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

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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