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DeafDigest – 29 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 29, 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/very-isolated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/polite-hearing-rude-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-one-ear/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz
dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy
super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest
apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper
offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you
can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE 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_DDG042912

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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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available through other VRS providers.

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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?

We often see Lions Club eyeglasses and hearing aids
drop off boxes, especially in small towns. What is
being done with these hearing aid discards? Actually
there are just a few discards per year but these are sent to a repair place to fix them up before distribution. Those getting these free hearing aids are cancer patients that have lost hearing because of treatment drugs.

What is becoming of the Mackay School for the Deaf,
an English-speaking school, in Montreal? No one seems to
know. It was announced last year that the deaf school just
had to find a new home. Yet, almost a year later, there
has been no positive movement towards finding a new
building.

– Very Hot News

An end of era at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind,
and a beginning of a new era – at the same time! Danny
Hutto has retired as president of the school, ending
his 44-year era. The new era begins when Jeanne Glidden Prickett, from Iowa School for the Deaf, starts as the
new school president. Hutto, however, will be handing
out the diplomas at his final school graduation
ceremony.

– Thursday April 26th

A deaf British job seeker attended a job hiring fair, expecting
an interpreter. When there was none, he raised a big stink
which in turn became a big newspaper story.

– Friday April 27th

Disability Rights Advocates, an organization in California, is
become an “undercover testing group”, making these relay calls
to places of business to see which ones will respond and which
ones will hang up!

– Saturday April 28th

Summer of Giacomo (directed by Alessandro Comodin)
Another debut film, Alessandro Comodin’s “Summer of Giacomo” also tells a tale of youth, this time in Northeast Italy. Following Giacomo, a 19-year-old deaf boy on a summer’s day spent with his childhood friend Stefania, the film is having its Canadian premiere April 30th after screening at fests like Locarno and Rotterdam. It should work as a lovely companion piece to “Only The Young” if you’re looking for a double feature.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There have been cases of court cases in Croydon (southern part of
London) being delayed because of shortage of sign language
interpreters. But this is not all – the Applied Language Solutions,
which holds a contract with the court system to provide interpreters,
have canceled the service of an interpreter – without telling
the court, the deaf client and the attorney defending the deaf person!

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A COLLEGE AND THE HEARING EAR DOG
A deaf man worked at a hearing college. He
brought his Hearing Ear dog with him everywhere
on the campus. He worked at the college for about
five years and left for another job.
When he left, many people were happy. Did
these people hate dogs? No, they loved dogs and
had many of them at home as pets.
They were happy because the dog brought in a lot
of fleas, dog hair, etc – that made the deaf man’s
office very messy.
It took a cleaning crew and a crew of exterminators
all day just to clean up the room!

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

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

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2012 Breakout Conference
Breakout Conference:
Effective Mental Health Services
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
June 28-30, 2012
Westin Atlanta North Hotel at Perimeter
Seven Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA

more information at
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-adaraconference/

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A DIFFERENT WAY FOR A HEARING AID
A hearing person uses a hearing aid! Why?
Because he is deaf in one ear and uses that
hearing aid to hear better in that deaf ear.
This is interesting – because most deaf-in-one-ear
people do not use hearing aids. They just turn their
better ear towards the voice speaker.

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

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

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A group picture of USADB officers
(national deaf clubs basketball tournament)

thanks to photographer George Dailey

http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-national-basketball-officers/

go just below the picture for officers’ names

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ACUPUNCTURE HELPING DEAFNESS?
If a deaf person goes through acupuncture, does it help them get back their hearing?
Hard to say – there is research that says it helps those
with “sudden” deafness, but may not help those that have
been deaf all their lives.

VIBRATIONS AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people are sensitive to vibrations. These
alert the deaf as to what is going on around them.
But could musical vibrations help the deaf get messages from
hearing people? This is what Tarek Atoui, of the Sharjah Art Foundation in United Arab Emirates, is working on.
He conducted a musical experiment that lasted four days
with a group of deaf students from a school for the deaf.
So, will vibrations help? Too early to say, at this point.

A GOOD FEELING OF NOT BEING OBSERVED!
A past teacher, not deaf, passed away recently.
A newspaper obit praised him for his work with
all kinds of students, including the deaf.
The obit, in part, said:

He didn’t make his deaf students feel like they were being observed when they gave interpreted classroom speeches

Deaf people, in general, hate being observed, just like
caged animals in a zoo!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-taxi-driver/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Olathe Club for the Deaf (Olathe, Kansas)

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/olathe-club-of-the-dea/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t pretty much care for others around me

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A proverb:
Never tell your story to a deaf man

Hmmm! There was a movie titled:
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

In that movie, these hearing characters poured their
secrets to a deaf man, who just nodded his head!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have heard about the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but exactly what is
this agency supposed to do?

A. Enforces the employment part of the ADA

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 attended a party to honor a special lady who is retiring after 30 years!

The banquet hall was full with mostly hearing people.

A couple of Deaf ladies attended.

As a Deaf-Blind person, I required a tactile interpreter with me all the time.

There were speakers lined up and eating was at the same time.

For me, I couldn’t eat!  I was stuck with interpreters interpreting in tactile!

What a starving evening it was, drooling over my plate!

Hey, it was an awesome evening, seeing all my old friends from the past!

Deaf-Blind people would enjoy both the eating and the greeting!

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 we have fewer and fewer deaf individuals
in prisons and that more and more deaf individuals
will have meaningful jobs and life.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1888 – William Willard passes away. History is murky
but he has been credited with founding the Indiana School
for the Deaf. He lasted only two years with the school
but stayed in Indianapolis to pursue another endeavor –
real estate, in which he became wealthy. Yes, he was deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

different dog breeds that have “deafness” genes!

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DeafLibrary Resources

What is Cued Speech is all about?

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-cued-speech-facts/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Open positions
Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

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

Residential Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Mental Health Clinician (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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

Teacher – Childcare Center (August ’12)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Anticipated Openings 2012-2013:

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Teacher (Elementary/Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

EO/AAE

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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 Blue – April 29, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

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“Four Days in Michigan” at Harris Communications

In 1942, Europe was in the midst of a war. In a small town in
Michigan, a young, deaf Jewish woman and a hearing soldier preparing
to join that war are falling in love. In four days, their entire
lives are turned upside down.

This heartfelt story is told in the new book “Four Days in Michigan”
(B1192), written by Deaf author Philip Zazove and now available at
Harris Communications for only $15.95.

Find this new book and many other new products at Harris
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or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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?

Last week DeafDigest mentioned that Jack Ashley, who
passed away, was the first elected deaf MP in Great
Britain. It may not be entirely accurate because it
was surfaced that the first deaf MP was Francis Humberstone Mackenzie, a Scot, who was elected to
the MP in 1784 and 1790. He became deaf at the
age of 12, but more or less functioned as a hearing
person.

What is Bummy Burstein’s real first name. It is Gerald
but we all know him only by Bummy. Why Bummy? He lost
a 1947 World Series bet; he rooted for Brooklyn Dodgers;
his Gallaudet buddy rooted for New York Yankees. the bet
was that the loser must be stuck with a nickname –
hence Bummy. Brooklyn Dodgers, in these days, were known
as the Bums.  Fast forward 65 years later, Bummy
was written up in a great newspaper story, announcing his
role as a benefactor among deaf and mainstreamed deaf
students in California’s Riverside county. He has
endowed the Gerald “Bummy” Burstein fund with The
Community Foundation. Scholarships and services from the
Bummy fund will go to these deserving county students.
Brooklyn Dodgers? It has been Los Angeles Dodgers since
1958.

– Very Hot News

The feud in Indiana between parents that support parental
choice for deaf children and supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf is not just going away quietly.
Dispute has flared up again this week.

– Sunday April 22nd

Maitraya Kotecha is said to be one of India’s most
promising fashion models. He has finished 2nd
place in a modeling contest. He is deaf.

– Monday April 23rd

The FCC has amended its rules to make more hearing
aids compatible with voice mobile devices. The
transition period is one year.

– Tuesday April 24th

Years ago one of the chief causes of deafness was
meningitis, It supposedly has been wiped out thanks
to these vaccinations. But is it coming back? The
Confederation of Meningitis Organizations held its
World Meningitis Day and is trying to create awareness
on dangers of this disease.

– Wednesday April 25th

One of 10 Best Jobs in USA is deaf-related – Audiologist. It was announced by Careercast.com. Why best? It says
“to low physical demands, a relatively low-stress and safe working environment, combined with a good 2012 hiring outlook and income growth potential for those entering the profession” – and plus, good average income.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A tug of war is going on between the Plantation Woman’s Club and
the city hall of Plantation, Florida. The city people is asking
for accountability for funds the club has raised and
spent on civic projects. Possibly affected if this stalemate
goes nowhere is the city schools’ and the deaf and
hard-of-hearing program.

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

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WHAT IS ADA?
What is ADA? This question was asked by a
professor at Northern Illinois University
during a large lecture hall of about 300-350
students.
Only 4 or 5 hearing students knew what
was ADA!

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

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

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Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz

fun fundraiser for the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund

ride ends with BBQ on Gallaudet campus

Saturday, May 12, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz/

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A MUSEUM CANCELED ASL TOURS
DeafDigest does not want to mention the
name of a museum. That museum advertised
ASL tours with an interpreter. It was because
the Deaf Community asked for it.
The ASL tour was canceled. Why? Because no
one showed up. It wasted the museum’s money
and time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

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

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Survey – Survivors of Deaf Domestic Violence

To read what it is all about, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/survivors of deaf domestic violence/

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A CAMPAIGN MANAGER
When a person is running for an election for a
public position, more often than not he has a
campaign manager.
This manager does everything possible – fund raising, political ads, pushing people to vote, etc, etc.
Could a deaf person function in this job?
DeafDigest does not know of a deaf person with this
kind of job in USA, but there was one in France.
It was Raphael Bouton. It is not known who he
was campaigning for or if his candidate won the
election.

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BRIISH LAW FIRMS UNDER FIRE BY DEAF ADVOCACY GROUPS
Do British law firms go out of their way to help and
to accommodate the needs of deaf clients?
No, according to representatives of the Royal Association for Deaf People. They are saying that 1,300 complaints have
been filed by the deaf regarding law firms’ indifference.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

after an interpreting assignment and while I am chatting
with a deaf person, a hearing person would interrupt
the conversation and say something to me, totally ignoring
the deaf person. While I do interpret what the hearing
person is saying, it is still rude

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

NO SUCH A THING AS SINGAPOREAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Deaf people all over the world have their own sign languages,
be it a national sign language or a home made sign language
or a gestural sign language or a body movements sign language.
Whatever. Deaf people of Singapore use sign language, but
it is not Singaporean Sign Language.
What is it? American Sign Language! A recent newspaper
story said:

the American Sign Language is the standard largely adopted by the hearing impaired Singaporeans

A DEAF SEVEN-YEAR ITCH
What is a Deaf Seven Year Itch? It has nothing to do with
marriage issues.
It has a lot to do with what one hearing aid advocate said:

Typically people wait about seven years beyond the time they should
before they try a hearing aid. That`s a lot of quality time lost

This, indeed, is the Deaf Seven Year Itch!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning
and remote CART services are provided from captioners’ homes.  In the
early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 20 years.  Captioners need
home offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to
assure reliable coverage.

Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power.  Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort
of backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a
captioner may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a
power failure.  This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for
15 to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another
captioner to take over the assignment.

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take
over in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a
longer time in the event of a power outage.  Then a generator might
be necessary.

If a captioner is captioning a news broadcast for a California
station where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain
to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because of
thunderstorms in Texas.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN – last one in series

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

Deaf way of life in small towns are so different from the
Deaf way of life in London, which has everything

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The Deaf and the Law:

A late deafened man from Texas has filed a lawsuit against
his employer. For years as a salesman, he relied on voice
telephone to make contacts among prospective customers.
But because of his late-deafness, the telephone has
become useless. He asked his employer for a modified
telephone, and the company refused. The lawsuit is
based on ADA violation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some states refuse to allow deaf and hard of hearing truck
drivers while other states do.
What about Minnesota? It was learned that Minnesota Department
of Transportation gave waivers to 27 intrastate truck drivers
to allow them to drive trucks in the state.
Said the source “Thanks to the department for opening the
doors to these truckers regardless of their hearing losses.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Legislators in Ohio unanimously voted on a bill
to remove all references to “deaf and dumb” along
with other derogatory descriptions of other
disabilities when referring to the mentally ill,
and to describe these individuals as “incompetent.”
Gov. Ted Strickland, whose real job outside of his
political life is a psychologist, said he will sign
the bill.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A college recently disclosed settlement of three
pending lawsuits.

First lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $325,000
Second lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $306,500
Third lawsuit, deaf-related, for just $40,000, plus attorney fees

Are we, the deaf, selling ourselves short?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a sandwich shop, my friend said:
I think I’m going to get a banana sandwich

I looked up at the menu. I didn’t see banana listed.

I asked him where is it listed and he pointed.

HUH? I still don’t see it and then I realized that he said: “panini” not “banana”

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

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 April 25, 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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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
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

– 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 25 April 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 25, 2012

— Did a Chinese company insult Helen Keller?

Xiamen Jinzhi, a Chinese sunglasses manufacturer,
produced a “Helen Keller” sunglasses model.
This is strange. Helen Keller was deafblind
and had no need for for sunglasses and was not
worried about fashion and style. The manufacturer
said it respects Keller’s spirit of life, and
thought sunglasses would be honoring her.Insult?
Puzzling? Weird?

  
— Old Alexander Graham Bell letters in auction

Alexander Graham Bell wrote an 8-page letter to a woman
in the late 19th century, discussing issues on education
of the deaf. How valuable is that letter? An appraiser
said such letters may be valued between $1,000 and
$1,400 if sold at auction or at estate sales.

  
— Regal’s new captioned eyeglasses

Regal Entertainment became famous in the past for
not captioning their movies. Now they are introducing
special eyeglasses that shows movie captions on the
glass.  It will be ready in all Regal movie houses
next year. What about people that wear regular
eyeglasses? How will this work (eyeglasses plus
captioned eyeglasses)? And if these captioned
eyeglasses are handed down from a deaf user to
another deaf user, is it clean and sanitary?

 

 — Truth about wrong signs by Depp and Portman in
a British musical video

Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp used some signs
in Paul McCartney’s My Valentine song. For the
word “appear” they signed “tampon” and for the
word “Valentine” Depp signed “enemy.” Who taught
these signs? Bill Pugin taught them few signs
at the last minute. Pugin, an interpreter, is
well known by deaf and hearing in Hollywood.
Did Pugin teach them ASL or British Sign Language?
ASL and BSL are not the same. This sign-song
was shown in England, and British deaf do not use
ASL.

  
— Hand Signal to tell deaf swimmers that a race has started

Some deaf swimmers were the best – Jeff Float and Terence
Parkin won medals in the Olympics. Reed Gershwind was a
4-time NCAA swimming All-American. They raced by listening
to starters’ pistols (very really loud). Last week
Marcus Titus, who is hoping to make the USA Olympics team,
convinced USA Swimming to use hand signal to tell him
the race has started. Which is better – heads down, listening
for loud blast from gun or heads up, watching for the
hand signal? DeafDigest swimmers swim faster with starter’s
gun, not with hand signal.

 
4/22/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

4/22/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 22 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 22, 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/telecommunications-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-isolated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/polite-hearing-rude-with-deaf/

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“Hear Like the Deaf People” at Harris Communications

“Hear Like the Deaf People” is a collection of 18 stories by deaf
author Cooper Nickerson. In this book you will discover a hearing man
with a cochlear implant who suddenly becomes alarmingly insane with
the growing noise inside his ear. You will learn what really happens
when a deaf man gets a late night call from his TDD machine, and meet
an elderly couple rescuing a diminutive alien trapped in a pond at
the backwoods of Nova Scotia.

The author wrote this book for deaf people with most of the stories
being deaf-related.

“Hear Like the Deaf People” (B1208) is only $19.95 at Harris
Communications.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG042212

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

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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

……

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?

The Korean government promised jobs to the deaf and
the disabled. That was four years ago. Has this
situation improved? No, according to the Korean National Human Rights Commission. This was the
issue stressed during the 32nd Day for the Disabled,
an annual event to make the public aware of these
special needs.

There are few attorneys that chase “ADA-violation” cases
not because they want to help the deaf but to make
money for themselves. This is what a newspaper
story is saying. And these few attorneys have been
responsible for a huge majority of ADA cases that
have been filed!

– Very Hot News

Are public schools required for the upkeep and
maintenance of deaf children’s CIs? No, according
to a recent decision by the federal court in
Washington, DC. Two parents of deaf children
filed the lawsuit, claiming schools are required
to provide audiology services. The Court said no.

– Thursday April 19th

It was announced that deaf chef Kurt Ramborger,
coming from his restaurant near Austin, Texas,
will be a guest chef at a Frederick, Maryland
restaurant.

– Friday April 20th

The Iowa Board of Regents will be reviewing the
statuses of the state school for the deaf and
the state school for the blind. There are two
possible options – to leave both schools alone
as is or to merge both schools. This is what
is making the Deaf Community jittery.

– Saturday April 21st

British deaf activists are complaining that British
attorneys are not doing enough for the deaf when it
comes to discrimination lawsuits. Even going one up,
these same activists are advising the deaf plaintiffs
to sue their own attorneys on basis of malpractice!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A deaf applicant applied for a job at Wendy’s fast food
outlet and was turned down because of his deafness.
As a result, Wendy’s was slapped with a lawsuit by the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That
deaf applicant has experience in the fast food
field but still was not hired.

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A DEAF PERSON, VERY SMART BUT VERY ISOLATED
A deaf person, himself an oralist, grew up with
no deaf friends. No friends? Why? Because he never
met a deaf person in his life.
He graduated from college with a 4.0 GPA with
a degree in engineering. He worked as an engineer
for a high tech company.
He has one bad habit – he was always telling
hearing people that he is the smartest deaf
person in the world. He thought all other deaf
people were below him in intelligence.
Very sad that he has never met graduates
from Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN!

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

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

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The 3rd biennial Conference

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing

September 13-16, 2012

Austin, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-conference-national-hispano-dea/

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE RUDE WITHOUT REALIZING IT
Many hearing people think they are friends
with the deaf. They are polite when they mingle
with the deaf – at work place or as neighbors
or as family members, etc.
These same “polite” hearing people always
refer to the deaf as  deaf-mute or deaf-dumb.
The deaf often do not know about it.
Are these “polite” hearing people rude?
Yes, very much so. Deaf-mute and deaf-dumb
labels are never acceptable.

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

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

TELETEXT FINALLY PUT TO DEATH
During the early eighties there were two rival
TV captioning systems, Line 21, supported by the
ABC and NBC, and the Teletext, supported by the CBS.
Line 21 won, and this system continues to this
day. While Teletext died in USA (and CBS lost millions
of dollars invested in it), it was alive and thriving
in London. It was called Ceefax.
Only this week, Ceefax died. Because of the digital
switchover, Ceefax has closed up.
Ceefax started in 1974 as a way to help the deaf
watch programs with subtitles.

INVENTING THE BASEBALL SIGNALS
In baseball and softball, we all know the hand signals
for strikes, outs and safes.
Ask a baseball fan this question:

who invented the hand signals?

Most of these fans would say Dummy Hoy

Is this a correct answer? There are baseball
historians that claim that a deaf baseball
umpire – Ed (Dummy) Dundon) invented these
hand signals.
He had to come up with something, historians
say, for these strikes, outs and safes.
Which is the correct answer? Historians love
to disagree.
Dundon, by the way, was the first deaf
major leaguer, playing in the majors in 1883 and 1884 with a career pitching record of
9-10. He later became an umpire, and that was when
he was said to have invented these signals.

DEAF SCHOOLS AND HIGHWAY SIGNS
DeafDigest mentioned that there is no highway sign in
Michigan that points to Michigan School for the Deaf.
A DeafDigest subscriber shared this story – that he contacted
a superintendent of a state school, asking why there was no
highway sign that pointed to his school.
The superintendent said:

the school MUST pay for it, even though it is a state school… it
costs money to erect a sign.

Bottom line – no one wants to pay for the highway signs! At any
rate it is nice that there are some schools with their own
highway signs – New York School for the Deaf, American
School for the Deaf and others.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-movie-not-captioned/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Society of World Deaf Magicians

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/society-of-world-deaf-magician/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one realizes how much I put up with a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is late deaf

same thing as saying:
he is late deafened

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. My mother is late-deafened and loves movies, but
cannot follow the voice dialogue. How can she follow
the movies?

A. There are more and more moviehouses with captions.
Ask her to try a captioned movie and hope she loves it.

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:

Mowing the lawn is a challenge for me as a vision impaired person!

I seem to be making a maze in my backyard.  No one is here to inspect my lawn!

Let me see, shall I use a Specialized Support Person (SSP) to inspect my lawn?

Speaking of SSPs, we here in Vermont held our first SSP training!

We trained 19 new SSPs!

Hey, maybe I can ask my SSP to mow my lawn while I have a cocktail!

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 major American city would have deaf-owned restaurants;
we have two in the Los Angeles area, one in the San Francisco
area, one in the Austin, Texas area – but where are the others?

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DeafHistory:

Year 1930 – The Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind
closes down (temporarily) because due to lack of funding
from the state. At the time of closing, the teachers were
owed three months of paychecks!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

– 5 percent

deaf children born to deaf parents

– 95 percent

deaf children born to hearing parents

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DeafLibrary Resources

cued speech?

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Open positions
Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

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

Residential Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Mental Health Clinician (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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

Teacher – Childcare Center (August ’12)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Anticipated Openings 2012-2013:

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Teacher (Elementary/Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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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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– 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 Blue – April 22, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Lord Ashley of Stoke
(former Labour MP Jack Ashley, Great Britain) who
departed us. Himself late deafened, he became British’s
only deaf MP, and he became a strong advocate for the
rights of the deaf and the disabled. He served 26 years
as MP (1966 to 1992).

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

SPAT may help determine which is better – ASL-fluent
mental health clinician or a non-ASL fluent clinician,
accommodated by an interpreter – when working with
deaf patients. SPAT? It stands for Signed Paired Associates Test, and it is a project administered by
teams of researchers from University of Rochester
and NTID.

The PBS, on the cable network, will be showing
a new series – Finding Your Root. Part of the
series includes The Spittoon, which details
overlooked deafness among a few long gone family
members. A researcher, curious about family
members, have found deafness in some mid-19th century family members.

– Very Hot News

Deaf people suffer job discrimination everywhere
in the world, especially in Great Britain. This
being said, the Deaf Law Center under the
Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) will no longer
give advice on job discrimination. Why? Because
British’s Equality and Human Rights Commission is
broke and cannot fund the Deaf Law Center any more.
As a result, free advice on job discrimination is
no more. The RAD is trying to find ways to get around the funding cutback.

– Sunday April 15th

In Glasgow, Scotland, there is a mix of bingo and
hearing aids! What is this all about? The Action On Hearing Loss Scotland is working together with the Gala Bingo Center to provide hearing aid services
for senior citizen bingo players. It is a community
service, at no cost to the hearing-aid wearing
bingo players.

– Monday April 16th

A deaf baton twirler competed as part of the Purdue
University team at the World Twirling Championships in Switzerland. Who was that deaf participant. No
one is saying anything!

– Tuesday April 17th

Good news for deaf contractors? President Obama
may require that 7 percent of federal contractors
be disabled, deaf included. If Obama succeeds with
this plan, then it may be the most important government assistance towards the disabled since the ADA.

– Wednesday April 18th

On a memorial cruise to honor the Titanic which sank
on its maiden voyage, there were numerous complaints
among the passengers. One of the complaints involved
an interpreter and her deaf mother that was using a
wheelchair. Despite requests, the ship management
did not provide her with a flashing door knocker,
a special telephone for the deaf, and with TV
captions. Later, the captions were activated – but
just for one channel. Other equipment requests
were ignored.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

T-Mobile has been penalized nearly $820,000
by the FCC for not providing hearing aid
accommodations on its’ cell phones.

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A SYRACUSE. NY JOB FAIR DISCRIMINATES AGAINST DEAF
There was a job fair at a New York State
government building in Syracuse, NY.
Thousands of job seekers were at the fair. But
for several deaf job seekers, they were frustrated.
There were no interpreters. And at the table
booths, the deaf applicants were told to apply
on-line. But hearing applicants could apply
at the booth!
Ironic, because the New York Vocational
Rehabilitation sponsored the fair and also
New York State government is strict about
laws on discrimination!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/

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

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The Silent Network returns and is on the internet

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/silent-network-for-deaf/

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AN OLD DEAF CAR WITH LOW MILEAGE
Few weeks ago there was a big story about a 93-year
old woman with a 1964 car with 576,000 miles. She
stopped driving because of vision problems.
Can’t happen to the deaf? Well, there was a deaf
person that DeafDigest editor knows. The deaf person’s
car was about 30 years old and with just 25,000
miles on it. That person used the car only to go shopping
and to go to deaf church on Sundays. For work, the
person used the subway.
Lonely social life? Yes, but that was the person’s choice.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

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

A TRAPPED DEAF TEACHER
Many school districts teach one method in Deaf
Education – be it ASL, or Signed Essential English
or oral method.
There are a few school districts, and this is
where a trapped deaf teacher comes in. This
particular district allows their own schools to pick their own Deaf Education teaching method.
One school uses ASL; other school uses Cued
Speech, and the other school provides support
for CI students.
And the Trapped Deaf Teacher only knows ASL.
Not an easy situation there.

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NETWORKING IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE AMONG THE DEAF
What is “Hearing Networking”? To get good jobs,
hearing applicants go to trade conventions and
make new friends. And to stay in touch with these
new friends over the years.
Said the hearing person:

Dinners, drinks, talks at conventions – these are how connections are made

Not that always easy for deaf applicants
to make such connections. Yes, there are interpreters,
though. While hearing executive don’t mind
interpreters, others do.

TEACHING ARTISTS HOW TO TEACH ART
Graeme Smith, an Australian art instructor, always loved art and drawing. His love led him to a lifelong career in this field. A newspaper story said he was a
successful businessman and educator.
Now, at the age of 70, he is still at it in art –
only that he is joining a different endeavor – teaching
art teachers how to teach art – via on-line courses.
Graeme is deaf, been deaf since age of 18.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked to interpret at an event where
the interpreter was not familiar with the
subject matter.

Said the upset interpreter:

Talk about embarrassing.  The deaf people there were very supportive, knowing I was a “sub” and I was grateful for their kind understanding.  It taught me NEVER to accept any assignments where I
knew I would not be at my best for interpreting.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

For those of you who are interested in seeing more captioning,
especially on the Web, and better quality captioning in general, you
might be interested in checking out the Collaborative for
Communication Access via Captioning, also known as CCAC.

CCAC is an international membership community made up of volunteers.

It is not-for-profit and not selling any services or products.

Its mission is: “Advocate for inclusion of quality captioning
universally.” One of their goals is to “ensure that captioning is
mentioned and provided regularly in all places we need it,
universally, as a common everyday practice.”

You might find it interesting to know what is taking place in the
captioning and CART communities around the world.  You can visit
their Web site at http://ccacaptioning.org/ and also find them on
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

TEXT BOOKS ON WAY OUT IN DEAF SCHOOLS?
Are text books on its way out in deaf schools,
in favor of e-books?
Well, at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf,
there is a pilot program where a class will be using
e-books.
Reason is that text books are more expensive,
whereas e-book apps are much lower in costs.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

When we need an interpreter for an event, some of us have
to share the costs; this is not the best way but it is better
than having no interpreter at all.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Are dentists required to provide interpreters for
deaf patients under Medicaid?

Yes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron White passed away earlier
in the week.
While much admired among the justices on the bench, he opposed
the broader use of affirmative action to remedy past employment
discrimination.
We, the deaf have been unemployed and underemployed from Day One.
It didn’t matter to White.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The annual listing of typical incomes of typical
jobs posted in the recent edition of Parade Magazine,
unwittingly triggered a hot discussion among some
angry interpreters.
It was pointed out in that article that an interpreter
in Miami, Florida earns $59,300. Interpreters are now
using that figure as a benchmark, factoring their own
local cost of living rates, to press for better rates
in the locales where they work.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many deaf people think they were the only deaf person
on maternal and paternal sides of family tree. Years
later they find they were wrong. They find deafness
among their distant ancestors as well as with their
younger and later generation family members. And
interestingly enough the upset parents of their
deaf children would not allow their deaf child to be
introduced their deaf relative. They are afraid
that their orally-trained deaf child would be
contaminated by their ASL deaf relative!

(editor’s note: for that “contamination” reason,
distant relatives would not allow DeafDigest
editor to meet their deaf children in person)

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:

I am going to the ACME market

He actually said:

I am going to the A&P market

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

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 April 25, 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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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
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

– 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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– 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 – 21 April 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 18 April 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 18, 2012


— The cashier and the posted “deaf” sign on checkout counter

At one of the Target stores, a deaf cashier checks out
customers’ purchases. A sign on his checkout counter
warns the hearing customers that the cashier is deaf.
A hearing customer saw the sign and did not like it.
He wrote a newspaper story about it, wanting to know
if it was important that hearing customers be warned
of the cashier’s deafness?

 

— Fighting fires with ASL instructions

Fighting fires with ASL instructions? Yes, with air
and water hose equipment. But it is not a human
fire fighter; it is a robot fire fighter! This robot
built by the US Navy research team and is designed to
take commands in ASL. This robot is not perfect and
the researchers need to tinker more with it before
it is 100 percent ready.

 

— Hard to find Michigan School for the Deaf campus

The new campus of the Michigan School for the Deaf will be
ready soon. But the drivers may have problems finding
the school in Flint, Michigan if they drive on I-75. There
are no highway signs that tell us about the school campus.
Many schools for the deaf have highway signs but not Michigan.
Why? The Flint city administration did not ask the Michigan
Department of Transportation for signs. And they would not
explain the reason for not asking the state.

 

 
— India’s laws permit discrimination against the deaf!

India is a big nation where newspapers always describe
the deaf as deaf-and-dumb or deaf-mute. A research team
with the National Disability Network and the Disabled
Rights Group looked at all of India’s laws. They found
150 different laws that discriminate against deaf.
Examples are – deaf not allowed to marry, deaf not
allowed to inherit, not allowed to write wills, not
allowed to drive, etc. Many of these laws are old
but were never changed. Will India’s legislators
change these laws?

 

— A picture of a deaf street sign

do visit:
http://35.182.75.222/a-street-named-after-a-deaf-person/

DeafDigest credits a well known deaf couple for taking the picture.

 

you can also visit:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 15 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 15, 2012

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it: captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

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

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

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

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG041512

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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
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?

Russell Harvard, the hottest deaf actor right now
this moment, was written up in a long newspaper
story. He stressed that deaf actors rarely appear
in New York playhouses, pointing out to just two
plays that involved the deaf in the past three
decades – Children of a Lesser God and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Rebecca Klooz, a deaf teacher in the Marshall Public Schools system in Minnesota, was profiled in a
newspaper story. She lost much of her hearing shortly after birth because of an open heart surgery. Her
ability to hear got worse over the years. Wearing
hearing aids she relies on lipreading to function
in a classroom with deaf kids.

– Very Hot News

People in Texas are in celebration of Erastus “Deaf”
Smith’s 225th birthday. As many of us know, Deaf Smith
was a spy, a scout and a soldier in the Texas
Revolution. He was instrumental in helping Texas
break away from Mexico. The celebration is going on
right now at the Texas Capitol. Helping orchestrate the
event is Steve Baldwin, probably the nation’s most
eminent Deaf Smith historian.

He said:
The exhibit is an accumulation of my 30-year passion on the subject matter; I chose an artistic angle to simply a crucial aspect of Texas history in which Deaf Smith made an impact in securing a pivotal victory for Texas’ independence

– Thursday April 12th

Deaf New Zealanders wanting to watch DVD movies
with subtitles are out of luck. It was pointed out
by deaf MP Mojo Mathers that there is no law
requiring that all DVD movies be subtitled.

– Friday April 13th

West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
allows use of ASL in its classrooms and anywhere
on the campus. But this school has never had such a written policy on faculty and staff ASL
requirements. This may change, according to a
newspaper story.

– Saturday April 14th

The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
will be part of the state-wide reorganization of
state agencies, as implemented by the administration
of Governor Sam Brownback. How and to what extent
would it impact on the deaf agency is not yet known.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

We have watched TV programs about undercover people looking
for things that go wrong in restaurants and in workplaces.
What about us, the deaf? Yes, but not a TV show but a government grant in Texas to help the Austin Tenants’ Council find out which landlords discriminate against the deaf that
want to rent apartments! There will be “secret shoppers”
that will pretend to rent apartments but will expose the
excuses landlords use to avoid renting to the deaf. This
grant is being funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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ORGANIZATIONS FOR DEAF AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR ORAL DEAF
We have some organizations for deaf people. We also
have some organizations for the oral deaf.
Members in deaf organizations use ASL. Members in
oral deaf organizations communicate orally and some
also communicate in sign language.
Which national organization was the first one
that both ASL deaf and oral deaf joined as members?
It was the Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.
or TDI.
TDI was founded in 1964 to help distribute TTY
machines that deaf and oral deaf both use!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-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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A SIGN LANGUAGE FLIGHT HOSTESS
One European airline has a hearing hostess
who is very good with her sign language.
She would use sign language to interpret
flight emergency instructions.
This is great for Europeans that know that
sign language. This is not great for Americans
that only know ASL!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

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

DEAF DEVICES OF THE FUTURE
What are our future Deaf Devices? Take a look at:

http://tinyurl.com/6r66lqe

A HEARING BUSINESSMAN EXPLOITS A LOOPHOLE
A hearing owner, of a small business, is
successful. He is busy all the time and often
has to turn down more businesses.
Why does he turn down more businesses? To
expand his business, he has to hire more
employees. He currently has 10 full time employees
but won’t hire more of them.
Why? The ADA regulations do not require small
businesses with less than 15 employees to hire
interpreters if the need arises. He constantly
stays at 10 employees just to make sure he
is on the safe side of the ADA regulations!

LATE DEAFENED POLICE OFFICER WINS CASE
Karen Beasley, a detective with the Birmingham,
England police force, has become late-deafened. She
is using hearing aids to help her function with
her police duties.
She filed a formal complaint with the police
department, saying they didn’t do enough to accommodate
her hearing loss. They would not give her promotions
and extra responsibilities because of her hearing loss.
She won the case. The police department now has
to decide how to best accommodate her needs on the
force.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-linotypists/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/junior-national-association-dea/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one really talks to me anyway

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A Deaf Student Uses Cochlear Implants To Hear

This statement is puzzling. Yes, we all know that CI users
use this device to hear, but is the writer implying that
CI has other purposes asides from being able to hear?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I want to learn American Sign Language. What is the
best way to learn?

A. While there are sign language classes and on-line classes,
nothing beats being assimilated with the ASL users. Of course
that option is not always possible.

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 still can call via Video Relay Service (VRS).

When I place a call via VRS interpreters, I began by telling the interpreter:

“Interpreter, FYI, I am Deaf-Blind”.  The VRS interpreter seems to be frozen.

I think I can read their minds: “How in the world can this Deaf-Blind man see?”

It is that “shock and awe” thing.

That brought me to the point of changing how I inform VRS interpreters about my needs.

Now, when I call someone via VRS interpreters, I say this:

“Interpreter, I have Usher Syndrome.”

The video interpreters now say this….

“You need me to change to a black top?  Can you see me?  Do you want me to sign smaller?  Do you want me closer to camera?”

Wow, what a big difference when I changed how I identified myself!

Thank you VRS interpreters for your good work.

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 we will have an “all-deaf” cable TV channel which is
24/7 and will show all these past deaf movies – such as
Love is Never Silent, Johnny Belinda, My Name is Jonah, etc.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1912 – Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly graduated from Yale
University. The Yale people were saying he was the second
deaf person to graduate from that university. He went
straight to Yale from the North Carolina School for the
Negro Deaf. Coming home, he then became an attorney,
specializing in Corporate Law.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

26 million Americans

that need hearing aids but are not able to get them because it is so costly

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DeafLibrary Resources

short list of Cued Speech facts
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-cued-speech-facts/

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Walden School
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

EO/AAE

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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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– 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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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 15 April 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 15, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

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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?

Could a deaf social service agency establish a new social
club for the hard of hearing? Apparently so in Great Britain. The West Norfolk Deaf Association, which is
a social service agency, has established the King’s Lynn Hard of Hearing Club. The goal was for people, wearing
hearing aids, to get together on a social basis. DeafDigest
wonders if this new social club is welcome to the signing
deaf and the oral deaf, both of may not wear hearing aids?

A late-deafened senior citizen is in hot water with the
police in Gosport, England. She turned up the music
full blast in her apartment for more than a year, ignoring complaints from her neighbors. the police stopped her
and issued her a Asbo, which stands for Anti-Social Behavior Order. It resulted in her not being allowed to listen
to music.

– Very Hot News

James Castle, an illiterate deaf artist who became famous
years after his death, has surfaced again in the news
this week. Because his scribbled pieces of drawings are
valued as much as $50,000 per piece, people are still
squabbling over his estate. At issue are recently-
discovered pieces of additional artwork found in
attic of Castle’s house. A judge will have to decide
who is the rightful owner of these pieces.

– Sunday April 8th

Yet, another sign language software – this one which
promises to convert sign language to speech, for the
benefit of the hearing that wish to communicate with
the deaf. It has been developed by an engineering
team at the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology
in India. It is not the first such software, nor would
it be the last one.

– Monday April 9th

A team of researchers at Germany’s Design Research Lab
is claiming a new Sign Language glove for the use by
the deaf-blind. A skeptical deaf-blind leader said:

Another glove for communication.  Will it work?

– Tuesday April 10th

Several deaf organizations have stated their opposition
to the suggested waivers by the FCC for videogames and
web-based TV and DVR features.

– Wednesday April 11th

The deaf-blind to communicate in Morse Code? This is the
dream of Anmol Anand, a student of the engineering
program at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
in Delhi, India. He is working on a special Morse Code
text pager. Will this work? Will the deaf-blind be
willing to learn Morse Code? These are the two questions
that this student has to face.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The World Deaf Chess Championship is taking place
on September 27th through October 7, 2012 at
Almaty, Kazakhstan. 160 chess players from 19
nations have signed up to take part. How many
from USA? Just one player!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

more information at:
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ALWAYS WONDERING WHY HEARING HEADS TURN
You are deaf and you walk your dog. Suddenly
your dog turns his head around.
Or you walk on the sidewalk. Suddenly you see
hearing people turn their heads around.
Dogs can hear. Hearing people hear. They
hear something – such as noise, or screaming
or shouting – somewhere far behind your back.
You know nothing about it but you see heads
turn and you get nervous, wondering what is wrong.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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FCC announces new and important video captioning dates

to read the announcement, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/fcc-new-video-captioning-dates/

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JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT
There was a job opening at a school for the deaf.
It was a high paying job and many deaf professional
people, all of them ASL-fluent, applied for the
job.
The job went to a hearing person who knew no ASL.
Why?
The job description required a special skill with
a certificate in that field. The hearing person had the
certificate. None of the deaf professionals had
that certificate.
This is why job descriptions are very important.
That job description did say that applicants become
ASL-fluent within 2 or 3 years, so the hearing person
is “safe” for now.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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AN UNUSUAL CLUB
Somewhere in Indiana, there is a club. The name of
the club is:

Deaf People Anonymous

Each new member has to introduce himself. And the club
is based on the procedures of the Alcoholics Anonymous.
DeafDigest thinks it is for late-deafened people with
a denial of their hearing loss.

MENUS IN FUTURE RESTAURANTS
Go to a Chili’s chain restaurant and you may see
touch screens given to patrons.
They can pick out their meals and pay their checks.
Not sure if all restaurants will use the touch screen
technology. But DeafDigest editor has already seen
few restaurants in Washington, DC with this technology.
For us, the deaf, perhaps it makes our restaurant
experience much easier. Less hassling with waiter
communications?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked by a speaker to help pass out pencils,
paper and other things whereas he should have an assistant for this task

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

A STRANGE LAW IN HARTFORD
There is a law on the books in Hartford, Connecticut.
Dog owners are not allowed to educate their dogs.
Educate the dogs, as in teaching the dogs some sign
language? Yes, but illegal in Hartford. Law is law.
What about dogs on the campus of American School
for the Deaf? Not against the law – because the school
is located in East Hartford, not Hartford – both cities
sit next to each other!
Dumb law? Yes, very much so.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

There are more situations these days where sign language interpreters
and CART providers are working together to provide access for people
with a hearing loss.  There are conventions, seminars, and meetings
where there are Deaf, late-deafened, and hard-of-hearing
participants.

What people need to realize is that the most important thing is that
all participants need access to what is taking place.  For people who
learned sign language as their first language, they may not be
comfortable reading CART from a computer screen.  However, there are
people who are late-deafened or hard of hearing who do not know sign
language well enough to be able to understand what is going on by
relying on a sign language interpreter.

It is important to remember that CART providers and interpreters have
different roles, but they have a common goal of providing
communication access to all participants.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (end of short series)

the most important of our basic needs is
full ADA implentation

what does that mean?

self-explanatory!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

I am so lonely in the small town, with no deaf people around,
that I rely on basic gestures just to communicate with the
hearing people, no matter where I am – on the street, in the
pub, in the restaurant, etc.

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Swaziland, a hearing man was arrested on suspicion of
murder. While he was in prison, awaiting trial, he became
deaf. Since he was illiterate and knew no sign language,
the court is at a quandary on how to deal with this
murder case!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Much publicity was generated in the Deaf Media over the Majocha
civil rights lawsuit victory that stemmed over refusal of the
Pittsburgh Ear, Nose & Throat Associates to provide an interpreter.
DEAFDIGEST has two comments – first, an irony because in many
cases Ear, Nose and Throat medical centers are familiar with
the deaf, since it is ear-related.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A whammy took place at the Deaf History Conference
hosted at Gallaudet University on April 11th.
Ben Bahan was on the podium, as part of the
program, and he was talking about the importance
of electrical light in the building. Just as when
he signed these words “electrical light” to make a
point in the speech, the lights went out and stayed
out for three hours.
No, Ben did not plan to time the words “electrical
light” with the power blackout, which plunged half of
the campus into darkness.
An errant backhoe on the construction site was
the villain, cutting the power line.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A recent article, widely distributed early this week, said:

Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. With the new implants, children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything

This statement is puzzling. Many deaf children were
outfitted with hearing aids in schools. With such hearing
aids they can hear sounds. And as adults with CI, they
can hear everything, yes, but not necessarily always able to discriminate what they hear.

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend, talking about lions, said:

The boat protects us from the lions

boat?

The friend actually said:

The moat protects us from the lions

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

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 April 25, 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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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
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

– 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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– 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 – 11 April 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 11, 2012

 

 
— A Japanese doctor caught using fake deafness forms

Maeda Yoshiaki, a Japanese physician, has been arrested and
sentenced to an 8-year term in prison. He falsely signed
papers to certify deafness of many hearing patients.
He did that to get money from the Japan Pension Service
for his “work with the deaf” and it was almost two million
USA dollars before he was caught.

 

— Actress Mare Winningham working with the deaf again!

Famous actress Mare Winningham played the role of a Coda
daughter in the 1985 TV movie “Love is Never Silent”
that featured deaf actors Ed Waterstreet and Phyllis
Frelich. And 27 years later, she is again working with
the deaf – actor Russell Harvard in the play “Tribes”
at a theater in New York. Hope Mare knows that deaf
actors are very good to work with.

 

— Almost not allowed to run in a race because of deafness!

Could the deaf run in races? Of course; we had deaf
tracksters in past hearing Olympics. Susan Lacke, a deaf
triathlete, was almost stopped by a race director.
He told her she cannot participate because of her deafness.
The director felt a deaf runner would be a hazard to
everyone on the track. He also suggested that she compete
in the Paralympics and/or the Special Olympics. Susan
would not back off and forced the race director to allow
her to race.

 

— A bank telling a deaf woman she has been declared dead!

Anne Gray, a deaf British woman, received a letter from
a bank, saying that she has been declared dead. Also,
she was told that the account was closed, and her checks
allowed to bounce. Anne, very much alive, was very upset
about it, and had to have family members go to the
bank to straighten out the mess. The bank apologized
and sent her a check as a goodwill gesture.

 

 
— a Deaf Bridge shut down

The Zero Bridge, which spans the Jhelum River in
Rajbagh, a town in Kashmir, has been closed after
60 years of use. This bridge was designed and built
by a deaf contractor. Why Zero Bridge? The original
name was Zorr Bridge, and in the language of Kashmir,
it means Deaf! Why was it closed? It was falling apart
because of years of wear and tear by heavy traffic
of cars and people. Who was that deaf contractor?
No one remembers the name!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 08 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 8, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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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?

A dispute raged in the Mobile, Alabama area regarding
deaf students from the Chickasaw and Satsuma cities
being enrolled at Augusta Evans Special School and
the Regional School for the Deaf and Blind. The
state schools superintendent, who was dragged into it,
made a decision – that these students can attend
these schools for four more years. And that both
cities must pay full costs and provide transportation
for their students. And once 4 years is up, both
cities need to find a solution. It has been understood
that parents from anywhere in the state, including the
Mobile region, could send their deaf children to the
state school at Talladega without having to hassle
with the school districts,

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government met with the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to discuss ways
the deaf employees in the government sector could be
best addressed on their needs. The hope is that the
needs will be accommodated in due time.

– Very Hot News

All videos shown on TV must be captioned, effective April
30th. Says who? Our friend, the FCC. Will not be surprised
if these video producers try to seek loopholes to avoid
captioning their stuff!

– Thursday April 4th

Could a Bionic Eye help the deaf-blind to see? This is the
goal of the Monash Vision Group, an Australian team is
hoping to accomplish. It consists of implanting a chip
in the brains of the deaf-blind.

– Friday April 5th

The state of Illinois is jumping on the “movie house”
captions bandwagon. It wasn’t too long ago when Arizona
reached agreement with Harkins Theaters, after a protracted
lawsuit, to have movies captioned. This time in Illinois
the AMC Theatres have agreed to caption.  Next state, please, until all 50 states and District of Columbia
will be showing captions in all movie houses.

– Saturday April 6th

The traditional College Bowl at the biennial NAD Conferences
will have a fourth contender, thus breaking the Gallaudet-NTID-CSUN
triangle. The contender is a group of deaf and hard of hearing
students at University of Texas.

May the best contending team win!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

American Sign Language one thing and Gestural Sign
Language other thing – but both languages working
together when deaf students try to explain the
way to solve a math problem? This was the observation
made by a team of researchers at University of Chicago.

Sign languages certain operate in mysterious ways!

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updated every Monday

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ASL IS NOT THE ONLY SIGN LANGUAGE IN USA
We all know about the American Sign Language in USA.
But it is not the only one in USA.
The others are:
Oral Sign Language
Body Sign Language
Gestural Sign Language
Keep in mind not every deaf American knows ASL, but
they may use sign language to try to communicate!

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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A HEARING KID WOULDN’T STOP TALKING AT A DEAF PARTY
DeafDigest editor never forgot a deaf teen party that
took place so many years ago.
A group of deaf kids sat down in one part of the room
at the party. A group of hearing kids also sat down in the
other part of the party room. Both groups did not mingle
with each other.
Suddenly a hearing kid walked over to the deaf group
and gave a long talk. None of the deaf kids could understand
him. Yet he would not stop talking for a long time.
The party ended and the deaf kids still had no idea
of what he was trying to say!

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

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

AN INCORRECT COMMENT
A Deaf Culture lecturer said:

American Sign Language isn’t based on English, it’s a language of its own

This is not correct. ASL is based on English;
ASL is not based on languages such as French,
Spanish, Italian – and many other languages,
all of which have sign languages of their own.

A DEAF DISC JOCKEY
We always have had a few disc jockeys (DJ’s) that
were deaf and that those listening to his programs
on the radio would not know about it.
The latest to surface is Robbie Wilde, a New
Jersey resident, who is deaf. At the age of 26,
he’s been at it for six years.

A DEEF PERSON
Is a deef person the same as a deaf person?
Yes, at least in Muncie, Indiana many years ago.
A local dialect would have this word “deaf
pronounced as “deef.”
Not any more these days since more and more
local dialects have disappeared.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/wear-tear-rear-window-captions/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Hearing Loss Association of America

visit:
http://35.182.75.222/hearing-loss-association-of-americ/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

hearing aid does not help me at all

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He was born with “Cochlear Nerve Aplasia”

No, it has nothing to do with Cochlear Implant.
It is one of the conditions that causes deafness in
some individuals.

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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. How can I tell if an interpreter is certified?
Yes, there are many interpreters that sign so smoothly,
and so ASL, but are they certified?

A. Certified interpreters are supposed to have
some kind of a certification card with them.
If you ask them and if they show it to you, then
you will be satisfied. But if the interpreter
does not have a card, then you will know he is not
certified.

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:

Attending Deaf social events is difficult for Deaf-Blind individuals.

Some states have very impressive services to meet the individual’s needs.

Today I attended a Deaf social event.  I had volunteer interpreters all afternoon!

Vermont RID members partnered with the event to offer support to Deaf-Blind individuals.

This was a great day for me because I fully participated in the meeting and event.

Thank you, Vermont interpreters!

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 hearing aids are so expensive, there should be a
national agency that aggressively collects these abandoned
hearing aids for reconditioning for distribution to those
in financial need.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1618, the American Jesuits asked the church if
a deaf Native-American could be a church member.
The church officials gave permission.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

225 races
20 wins
$130,550 purse earnings

by Rick Macomber, who is deaf and is a professional
horseracing trotters driver. These numbers are as
of March 31, 2012

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DeafLibrary Resources

listing of current CI manufacturers

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-cochlear-implant-manufacturers/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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best in the nation.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Walden School
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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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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– 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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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-pointing-finger-at-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

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New CentralAlert[tm] CA360 Signaling System

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce the new
CentralAlert[tm] CA360 from Serene Innovations, the all-in-one
notification system for your home. It alerts you to all the daily
sounds in your home such as alarm clock, door, phone, baby, and alarm
sound from your audio alarms, warnings from your motion detectors and
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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?

Ray Park, not deaf, moved to USA from South Korea in 1989, with
dreams of this Great American Life. As time went by, he now owns
four Charley’s Grilled Subs franchises in the Bellevue, Washington
area. He belongs to a church where a number of deaf parishioners
attend, and realized that they had problems finding jobs. He then
hired some of them to work at his franchise outlets. He has been
honored by the franchise headquarters for giving jobs to the deaf.

Stephanie Juge, one of the few deaf women to play in a
women’s football league, was written up in a California
newspaper. It was about her becoming a skilled TaeKwonDo
participant. She is hoping to move up the ranks in this
sport.

– Very Hot News

A new law is taking effect on August 1st in Minnesota. Deaf ASL children in need of mental health services could be sent to an out of state facility. Reason is that the state
does not have a specialized inpatient residential treatment program for these patients. This is different from outpatient and day programs for the deaf, that the state has.

– Sunday April 1st

Deaf Northern Ireland canoe racer Matthew Sykes has been
selected to join the relay, carrying the Olympic torch.
It is believed he is the first deaf person in his country
with this such honor.

– Monday April 2nd

If things run smoothly then there will be a residence building
for low-income deaf seniors at an abandoned school in
Stafford, Connecticut. All depends on the action by the
town Planning and Zoning Commission but things look favorable.

– Tuesday April 3rd

British government is broke (same as USA). And broke
governments often cut funding for deaf services. It
is happening in the United Kingdom. So far, it is happening
in Cumbria, in the northwestern part of England. Three
deaf social service agencies are closing up, and deaf people
are upset.

– Wednesday April 4th

It was mentioned a couple of times in the past that
a hearing aid manufacturer in India is trying to come up
with a low cost hearing aid. And now this, a German company
is trying to come up with a new hearing aid that costs
between $300 and $700. So far it seems to be much talk and
no action.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Microwaves causing hearing losses? Yes, according to a group
of scientists from Switzerland which conducted such
experiments. They are saying radiation has a lot to do with it.

Fact or fiction?

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WHEN THE INTERPRETER LEAVES GROUP
It happens from time to time that a deaf person, with an interpreter,
is enjoying a conversation with the hearing.
Then all of a sudden, without warning, the interpreter has to
leave the group?
Why? To go to the restroom! And when this happens, everything
is at a standstill.

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/

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

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Bloomington, Minnesota
May 29 – June 1, 2013

more information at:
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HEARING AID USER’S NIGHTMARE
What is the hearing aid user’s worst nightmare, and possibly
an ordeal? It is when everything goes fine while conversing
with hearing people.
It is when the battery dies and the user forgets to take the
back up battery with him.

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

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

A FREE SIGN LANGUAGE BOOK IN ENGLAND
Every week a lucky hearing person wins a free
sign language book. It is a contest run by The
Telegraph, a famous newspaper in that nation.
A free sign language book? Yes, but it is
not British Sign Language. It is a book of
strange, weird and funny street signs.
For example, look at:
http://tinyurl.com/5r6qm3y

So, Sign Language means different things!

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HOW TO BRIDGE THE DEAF AND THE HEARING?
A workplace has a high number of deaf employees.
For years there has been friction, mostly communications,
between the deaf employees and the hearing employees.
Workshops and seminars on trying to solve these
communication issues all failed.
Then instantly the problem was solved. A newly hired
human resources person took it on his own to have the
deaf and the hearing employees meet with each other
to talk things out.
It didn’t matter – rumors, gossip, policy changes,
changes in work procedures, company developments, etc –
this human resources person made sure the deaf were never
left out of the loop.
And he did it all – without an interpreter – and none
of the deaf employees complained!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question:

Do deaf people appreciate your interpreting efforts since
they were not really paying attention to you at all?

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

AN ADMISSION FROM A SENIOR CITIZEN
In a guest newspaper editorial, a late-deafened senior
citizen said:

I hereby admit and confess that I have some hearing deficiency

He also said:
Some call this being acoustically challenged. Some call this being hearing impaired. Some just call this being deaf. Yes, I’m deaf as the proverbial post.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a relatively new
profession, and people may not know some of the differences from and
similarities to using sign language interpreters.

What people need to remember is that most of the time CART providers
are attempting to write everything that is going on as close to
verbatim as they possibly can.  Many times people speak quickly and
on top of one another.

If a speaker is being very dramatic and says, “I had a wonderful,
fantastic, magnificent, awesome trip,” the CART provider is usually
trying to write all four of those words, “wonderful, fantastic,
magnificent, awesome.”  Because ASL interpreters primarily are
interpreting concepts, they may only use one sign for all four of
those words.

Sometimes a speaker is speaking in sentence fragments and not
completing his sentences.  The CART provider is still trying to write
it verbatim, so the text may appear a little difficult to read or
confusing on the screen.  Once again, an ASL interpreter would be
conveying the concept, so people may not realize that the speaker is
speaking in fragments.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– rights to a full range of relay services

what does that mean?

self-explanatory!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

The biggest part of the budget of these small town deaf
people is for travel. They must travel long distances
to keep company with other deaf people, and it costs
a lot of money.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned an airplane accident
in which three deaf individuals filed lawsuits against
the aircraft manufacturer. Two deaf individuals reached
settlement with the aircraft manufacturer. The third
deaf person refused, and just while the case was about
to go the jury, he changed his mind and agreed to a
settlement. The case, with several lawsuits, is now over.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A new organization is on the block – it is NDBI, meaning
National Deaf Business Institute. Objective is to empower our
own deaf business owners and deaf entrepreneurs and to encourage
the younger ones to follow the lead.

(editor’s note: unfortunately, due to lack of consistent funding, NDBI got nowhere)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and want a CI, do not make the
mistake of living in Wales!
This nation has been accused by an angry
CI applicant of it being a “third world country
and being into cruelty.” This applicant wanted
a CI and Wales said no.
The Welch health commission reportedly
issued a ruling denying CI to all except for
those that contracted meningitis.
Welch people wanting a CI must move to
a CI-friendly nation.

(editor’s note: not sure if this rule is still
effective)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Few weeks ago DeafDigest featured a video that spun
the tale of a job applicant bringing his mother
to the interview. An administrator of a state school
for the deaf said it is more common than what one
would imagine. Not only that, a parent would
telephone the administrator to query about their
son’s job performances! And sadly, this happens
more often with the deaf than with the hearing!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend said:

Lets’ go to the Rick to play some games

Rick?

He actually said:

Lets’ go to the rink to play some games

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
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.

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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

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

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DeafDigest – 08 April 2012

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DeafDigest editor never forgot a deaf teen party that took place so many years ago.    A group of deaf kids sat down in one part of the room at the party. A group of hearing kids also sat down in the other part of the party room. Both groups did not mingle with each other.    Suddenly a hearing kid walked over to the deaf group and gave a long talk. None of the deaf kids could understand him. Yet he would not stop talking for a long time.    The party ended and the deaf kids still had no idea of what he was trying to say!

DeafDigest – 08 April 2012

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We all know about the American Sign Language in USA. But it is not the only one in USA.    The others are:

Oral Sign Language

Body Sign Language

 Gestural Sign Language   

     Keep in mind not every deaf American knows ASL, but they may use sign language to try to communicate!

DeafDigest – 07 April 2012

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    What is the hearing aid user’s worst nightmare, and possibly
an ordeal? It is when everything goes fine while conversing
with hearing people.
    It is when the battery dies and the user forgets to take the
back up battery with him.

DeafDigest – 07 April 2012

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    It happens from time to time that a deaf person, with an interpreter,
is enjoying a conversation with the hearing.
    Then all of a sudden, without warning, the interpreter has to
leave the group?
    Why? To go to the restroom! And when this happens, everything
is at a standstill.

 

DeafDigest – 04 April 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 4, 2012

— Big reason to vote for Dummy Hoy in Baseball Hall of Fame!

Deaf people wanted Dummy Hoy to be in the Baseball Hall
of Fame. No luck. The Hall of Fame Old-Timers Committee
probably did not realize that Hoy was the best base stealer in
19th century baseball. Many ball players did not steal bases
during that time, but Hoy did and he was the best. His base
stealing was more impressive than his .292 career batting average.

 

 
— A hospital cannot ask a 7-year old Coda to be an interpreter

Few years ago a hospital in Iowa asked a 7-year old Coda to
interpret for her mother. Angry about it, the mother filed
a lawsuit and won $218,000. The hospital also promised to use
interpreters for future deaf patients.

 

 
— Computer viruses can hurt us!

In the past it was impossible for computer viruses to
make us sick. Times have changed and it is possible for
a computer virus to hurt us. How? The Cochlear Implant’s
program is connected to a computer. If the computer has
a virus, it can make CI go crazy. If a future hearing
aid is connected to a computer, same thing. Yes, pacemakers
can go crazy if a computer virus hits it. DeafDigest just
advises CI-users and hearing aid users to be more careful.

 

 
— More deaf people complain about deaf-mute and deaf-dumb

For years, we hated people calling us deaf-mute or
deaf-dumb. We are deaf but many of us can speak and we
are not stupid. Two deaf people got angry last week.
In Malta, a deaf person told a newspaper editor to stop
using these phrases. And in an English hospital, a patient
saw this word in the doctor’s file. He told the staff to
stop using it, and they apologized to him.

 

 
— Future captioning looks like a comic book!

If you read comics, you know that characters’ talking
are found inside “bubbles” near their faces. The
captioning future may show these “bubbles” and you may
think it looks like a comic book! A group of researchers
from China and Singapore is working on a new way of
captioning. They say it is easier to follow who is
talking, instead of reading the bottom of the screen.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 01 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 1, 2012

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

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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-drift-away-from-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

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Nexus S(tm) 4G from Google(tm) – One of the Fastest on the Market

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

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

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG040112

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

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

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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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?

A Deaf House ( http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/ )
and now this – A Deaf City! DeafDigest is not
talking about a city where a high number of
deaf people live, but about cities that are
deaf-friendly. The Atlantic Cities ran a piece
title – Designing a City for the Deaf. It focuses
on sidewalks, public benches, sight lines, light fixtures (hint – darkened restaurants are
not deaf-friendly!), etc, etc. Gallaudet and
NTID were both mentioned as perfect examples
of being friendly enough to its deaf students.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority, an agency
that oversees attorneys in Great Britain, is
saying that deaf people are not able to access
the legal services that they need. To correct
it, this agency is writing up guidelines for
attorneys to follow.

– Very Hot News

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness can go ahead
with its captioning lawsuit against CNN, the
Oakland United States Magistrate judge Lauren Beeler
said so. CNN had hoped to get out of it by claiming
that the First Amendment protects their rights
not to caption. The judge wouldn’t buy that
argument. GLAD’s lawsuit is on the premise that
CNN is violating the civil rights of Deaf
Californians. Shockwaves are already being felt
among other news providers – if CNN loses,
these news providers will be forced to caption their news. Some currently do, some currently don’t

– Thursday March 29th

Newly minted New Zealand deaf MP Mojo Mathers
got her first petition from the Deaf Community.
It asked for increased funding for CI!

– Friday March 30th

A group of students is persuading San Diego State University
not to cancel the university ASL and Deaf Studies programs.
These programs have already been suspended and it may be up
to the faculty senate to make the final decision.

– Saturday March 31st

Deaf people visiting the Olympics at London may be
greeted by city ambassadors fluent in Japanese
Sign Language, German Sign Language, Norwegian
Sign Language and British Sign Language.  ASL?
Nope! Why? Do not know!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A research team from University of Montreal is saying that
it is not always true that deaf people’s vision is
superior to those of hearing people. They are saying
that some deaf people have serious visual problems.
This finding was published in the journal Neuroreport.

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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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THE DEAF KID AND THE ICE CREAM TRUCK
Many of us, while growing up, have waited
for the ice cream truck to come to our neighborhood.
We love ice cream, same as with hearing kids.
The deaf kid knows approximately the time of the
day the ice cream truck arrives. The hearing kid
does not worry about the approximate time for the
truck to arrive.
Why? Because the ice cream truck driver rings
the bell. Hearing kids hear the bell, and run
to their parents for money and then run to the
truck.
Deaf kids depend on their guess of time and
their eyes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/

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

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NAD Call for Awards Nominations

to be presented at NAD Conference

July 3-7, 2012

Louisville, KY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-deaf-awards/

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BEST COLLEGE OR BEST INTEPRETER
A deaf student that attends hearing college
was faced with two choices.
Choice 1 – attend the best college that has
a lousy group of interpreters
Choice 2 – attend a lousy college that has
best group of interpreters.
The deaf student selected the lousy college
because of its best interpreters.
Was he sorry about his choice? Yes, but it was
too late for him to change! He didn’t want to go
to Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

A NEW NAME AND A NEW WEBSITE
Deafness Research Foundation is now the Hearing Health Foundation.
And there is a new web site. It is at:
http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/

WHAT AUDIOLOGISTS HATE?
What do audiologists hate? Said one audiologist:

Patients who take out their anger on the Audiologist. The job can be stressful and one has the skills to cope with this. Some people will complain that the equipment is too expensive.

All jobs come with the territory.

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

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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HEARING LOSS IN STAGES
What are the four stages of hearing loss?

#1 – denial
#2 – anger
#3 – sadness
#4 – acceptance (or rejection)!

The fourth stage is the most important of all.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Employees at IRS

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-employees-at-ir/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

people have nothing really to say to me

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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?

auditorily challenged

how many people will really understand what it means –
and that it is the same as just one word – deaf!

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

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

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

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

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

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why wouldn’t USA military forces allow a deaf person to
enlist?

A. Communications on the radio while on the lines of battle
is the reason.

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:

Low branches!

We blind and vision impaired folks don’t see all those low branches while walking.

Our white canes do a good job “feeling” the way in front of us on the sidewalks.

They are not very helpful for over hanging objects!

Protection is needed for our eyes and forehead!

Orientation and mobility instructors recommend that we wear a cap or visor as well as sunglasses.

Low hanging branches will hit the visor instead of scratching our forehead!

Sunglasses or glasses will protect our eyes.

So much for out California tans!

We will be the folks out there with the white foreheads!

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 local TV news programs be required to have
an interpreter – that sits with the news anchors
instead of being shifted to a tiny corner on the TV
screen

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DeafHistory:

During World War II years – Alan Morley, who was deaf, was
the editor-in-chief of The Citizen newspaper that
served the Vancouver, British Columbia community. When
war ended, he lost his job, as returning veterans
came back to reclaim their jobs.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100 milliseconds

deaf people recognizing body language faster than hearing
people

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DeafLibrary Resources

Alexander Graham Bell, who worked with the deaf, was a rival
of Thomas A. Edison, a deaf man who was the most famous inventor

read up on:
http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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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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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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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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– 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 – 01 April 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 1, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tapping-on-deaf-shoulder/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/happy-to-rid-of-deaf-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-pointing-finger-at-deaf/

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NEW! LightOn Cell Phone Signaler

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce an innovative new cell
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people. Simply place your cell phone on the LightOn. When a new call or
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until the user notices the missed call and resets the unit. LightOn
technology is based on special vibration sensors that are responsive
only to the vibrations produced by mobile phones, ignoring disturbances
from external sources.

LightOn can also be used to facilitate the use of sign language via
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simple to operate. It is compatible with all mobile phones having a
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Available in white or black, the LightOn retails for $79.95.

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to LeRoy Christian,
resident of Northern Virginia, who departed us.
While he was a young man, he was a top notch duckpin
bowler, and in 1968 he was nationally ranked among
hearing duckpin bowlers, and won a major tournament
that year. He was a long time volunteer with deaf
civic organizations in the Northern Virginia area.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Three doctors wrote articles in the most recent edition
of the Journal of the American Medical Association,
all saying the same thing – that older individuals
are not being appropriately treated for their hearing
losses. Something to do with denials, and unwillingness
to do something about it.

Joe Greene, a deaf artist, residing in Lancaster, Ohio,
shows so much promise that he has agents and business contacts trying to help him out. His drawings lean on
cartoonish styles, which appeals to many potential
customers. So far he has done several commissioned works
and nearly 900 individual pieces. The adage that artists
are starving may hopefully not apply to him.

– Very Hot News

Dr. Robert Zorba Paster is a Wisconsin radio show host, discussing medical issues. He said that captions and
subtitles can keep minds active among hearing senior
citizens.

– Sunday March 25th

Yahoo News ran the topic – “illegal interview questions”
and one such question is deaf-related. It is illegal
for an employer to ask the deaf applicant:

Is English your first language?

If a deaf person uses ASL as his #1 language, then the
above question is illegal.

All questions must be job-related (can you do the job?)

– Monday March 26th

Merchants in the town of Galashiels, Scotland, have been
accused of discriminating against the deaf and the
disabled. A survey showed that two-thirds of the stores
do not help the deaf with their shopping needs.

– Tuesday March 27th

Many deaf Canadians order coffee and donuts at Tim Hortons,
a popular national chain. And for years they’ve had problems
with order takers at the drive in windows. Not any more, at
least at the Scarborough, Ontario outlet. The Order Assist
device has been installed to allow deaf customers to place
orders instead of hassling with order takers.

– Wednesday March 28th

Could the deaf-blind be able to communicate better with
others on mutual interests? A team of researchers from
University of Kansas is working on this goal – not just
the deaf-blind but others with serious disabilities.
The team is saying communication could be in the form of
eye movements and gestures that others can grasp.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is
pointing its finger at the American Academy of Audiology,
(AAA) saying that AAA do not follow the best hearing aid
sales procedures. The AAA has not responded to ASHA’s
accusations.

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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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AN ALMOST DEAF CEO OF A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY
We never had a deaf CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Will it
be possible some day in the future that a future CEO is a deaf
person?
Bill Marriott, Jr, the Marriott hotel empire CEO, stepped
down as the CEO.
One of the candidates that would have replaced him was Stephen Marriott, the executive vice president, culture. He is legally blind with a lifelong hearing problem.
Stephen did not make it. The corporation hired someone
outside of the family to be the CEO.

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

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

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Boston Career Expo for people with disabilities,
the deaf included

ASL interpreters

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Boston, MA
10 AM – 3 PM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/career-expo-for-deaf-boston/

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ALWAYS SCARED WHEN A HEARING PERSON POINTS FINGER
When a deaf person points his finger at you,
you are not scared because he would sign something
and you will know what it is about.
But when a hearing person points his finger
at you (or near you) then it is sometimes scary.
A hearing person says something that you don’t
understand – or he is really pointing his finger
at someone else that is “near” you.
Either way, it is always scary.

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

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

DEAF MENTAL HEALTH FIELD NOW AND PAST
During the early eighties there was a serious shortage of
deaf clinicians (deaf psychologists included) in the Deaf
Mental Health Field.
Fast forward thirty years later, where do we stand as
far as this Deaf Mental Health Field is concerned?
The shortage continues though we are having some more
deaf psychologists nowadays. It has helped that Gallaudet
University’s Clinical Psychology program is helping ease
the shortage.
Yet, there just a few deaf clinical psychologists around
nowadays.

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TRAVELING 560 MILES FOR 8 MINUTES OF WORK
There was an uproar in England about an interpreter
traveling 560 miles just to show up for 8 minutes
of interpreting work.
Well, there have been cases of deaf clients needing
a special sign language interpreter because of their
inability to understand ASL or even of other sign
languages!
Some years ago, the state of Florida paid a
California interpreter to fly across the nation
for a half-day of interpreting work!

DESCANDANTS OF DEAF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS?
This week DeafDigest mentioned deaf fighters in the
Civil War. Again for your reference, the list is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

Any deaf descendants of these fighters nowadays?
Maryte Dyess, who is deaf, said that the husband of
her great, great aunt Ann Lucretia Hoagland,
was John Blount. A native of Alabama he attended
Kentucky School for the Deaf because his home state,
at that time, had no state school for the deaf!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing people that are always assuming that the deaf client’s family is all 100 percent deaf

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that I think some people don’t consider when they are
working with CART providers is where the CART providers will sit or
how they will position themselves to the proceedings so that they can
hear what is going on.

I read somewhere that a person who was a CART consumer thought that,
as a group, sign language interpreters had better hearing than CART
providers.  I really don’t believe that that’s true.  I think, as a
group, our hearing is about the same.

I believe that one of the differences might be that interpreters are
many times right in the middle of what is being said, but a CART
provider might be positioned over to the side.  A sign language
interpreter is often able to look directly at the person speaking,
while the person speaking is often behind or out of sight of the CART
provider.

Sometimes a CART provider might be more looked upon as a machine
rather than as a person who has to be able to see and hear what is
going on.  People have to remember that just because a CART provider
is using a machine, it is not the machine that is inputting the
information to be translated.  The person sitting behind the keys has
to hear, understand, and input what is being said.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– rights to captions on TV and movies

what does that mean?

24/7 captions on ALL TV programs, even on those
obscure cable channels shows on “how to crotchet?”
or “how to fly fish?” or “how to fix a lamp cord?”
shown at 2 AM that almost nobody watches!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

A big event is taking place in a big town at a distance
away from the small town. This event is being interpreted
for the deaf.
The deaf person is not that really interested in what
that big event offers. But since it is interpreted and
that many deaf people will show up, the deaf person decides
to attend. This means suffering several hours of public transportation hassles.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Several employees of Vodacom Tanzania who became late-deafened because of working conditions lost their jobs. They sued the employer demanding back pay and the court agreed with them – ordering Vodacom Tanzania to pay one-year severance. This case jumped through the legal hoops before

the Commission for Mediation and Arbitration handed down the decision.

Vodacom Tanzania, however, is appealing the decision.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Hats off to Uncle Miltie (Milton Berle) who passed away
earlier in the week.
Uncle Miltie was not deaf, but he made many of us laugh…..
during his long career as a comedian, spanning silent films
through the early days of TV where his performances needed
no lipreading nor captions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bernard
Johnson, a Canadian from Ontario, who departed
us this week.
Johnson was probably the greatest athlete that
almost all deaf people have never heard of. His best
sport was hockey, and he could have made it in
the pros, perhaps in the NHL.
Johnson had one fault – he was so humble and
praises from everyone embarrassed him. He would
not push nor promote himself, and that was a
barrier to the stardom in the sports he played.
If Johnson was so great as an athlete then why
wasn’t he mentioned in the book “Deaf Heritage
in Canada” which is the must reading for deaf
people interested in history of the deaf in
Canada?
Author Clifton Carbin said Johnson would not
respond to repeated requests for background
information. Very reluctantly Carbin left him
off the book.
It is tantamount to a very humble Babe Ruth
being left off in baseball history books!
The biggest tribute given to Johnson was that
a bingo session scheduled at a club for the deaf
was cancelled upon learning of his death. His
funeral was well attended by many people in the
deaf community.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that when a child is discovered to be
deaf, many distraught parents would immediately
do two things:

1. run to a doctor for advice
2. get the child implanted

There are plenty of sources on deafness – at a
public library, on the internet, a local service
agency.

Do these parents glean all the information, sit
back and discuss these options back and forth
before making a decision?

In many cases, probably not!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend was introducing a new neighbor.

I thought he said:
This is Bob Churn

Churn? A strange last name

He actually said:
This is Bob Stern

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
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

– 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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– 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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